The Shoreditch Census

Responding to 2011 as the year of the official census, The Shoreditch Census is an exhibition and event set up to build an alternative, and perhaps more meaningful, portrait of the area and its inhabitants in terms of memory and place. A limited edition of 2,000 forms have been produced and will be distributed around the area aimed at everyone from passers-by to long term residents. The Census is happening as part of Shoreditch Unbound.

Shoreditch Unbound

Work featured in Shoreditch Unbound, a limited edition, unique format book, taking the east London area to an international audience. Buy it from Culture Label here.

Flock: Tell Stories at London Design Festival

17- 25 September London Design Festival 2011 I have new work in this London Design Week exhibition: FLOCK present FLOCK: TELL STORIES an exhibition exploring the importance of narratives in art, architecture and design. Visit the Flock website here and the London Design Week page here.

Print & Design Now at Bearspace

Following a fantastic exhibition at the SW1 Gallery in August, BEARSPACE is pleased to present PRINT & DESIGN NOW! 2011, a pioneering open- submission exhibition set to feature over 200 works by emerging artists and designers who specialise in the mediums of print and design. My print is available to buy online here and will be shown again at Bearspace gallery, 152 Deptford High Street, London, SE8 3PQ, 04 November 2011 - 16 December 2011.

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Crying Out Loud, Guest Projects 2012

[frame_left src=Photobucket""] Guest Projects, 1 Andrews Road, London, E8 4QL 11–30 May 2012 Private view: Thurs 10th May 2012, 6–9pm Open Thurs – Sun, 12–6pm or by appt Moments of high drama and domestic hysteria converge at Guest Projects this May for mine and Catherine Anyango's new exhibition project, Crying Out Loud, a mise en scene that explores the representation of female emotion in the home and on the screen. Works include a life size recreation of a woman washing dishes providing an occasional, unsettling soundtrack of smashing plates, a literal kitchen sink drama, alongside fictional recreations from TV and film melodramas in the form of objects and live performative acts such as the Letter from an Unknown Woman, and a Brief Encounter at Cambridge Heath train station. Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England For more information see

Crying Out Loud – Wuthering Heights by Julie Hill

‘Cathy’s Theme’, Wuthering Heights (1939) by Julie Hill Thursday 10th May, 6–9pm (PRIVATE VIEW) Guest Projects, 1 Andrews Road, London, E8 4QL Referencing early films, where musicians were employed in studios to create moods for actors whilst filming, Eugene Feygelson, a violinist will play this score in the gallery space, providing emotional stimulus for the gallery audience. The score will be played in three different emotional tones at intervals throughout the evening: Romantic, Hysteric and Melancholic. A work devised by Julie Hill for Crying Out Loud. Guest Projects, 1 Andrews Road, London, E8 4QL 11–30 May 2012. Open Thurs – Sun, 12–6pm or by appt For further information: A work devised for Crying Out Loud Guest Projects, 1 Andrews Road, London, E8 4QL 11–30 May 2012. Open Thurs – Sun, 12–6pm or by appt For further information: / Download event flyer here.

Crying Out Loud – Brief Encounter by Julie Hill

Brief Encounter – A work by Julie Hill for Crying Out Loud Thursday, 17th May 2012, 4.50pm Cambridge Heath Train Station, Hackney Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 7NA Picking up on melodramatic motifs of chance happenings, missed meetings, revelations, last minute rescues and deus ex machina endings, a couple will re-enact dialogue at Cambridge Heath Train Station from this classic tear-jerker. Performed by Kristoffer Hubball and Madelaine Ryan Please join us for a post performance reception from 5.30pm at Guest Projects. For further information: /

Crying Out Loud – A Matter of Life & Death

A Matter of Life & Death 11.00 am, Sunday 27 May 2012, (UK 1946) Written & directed by Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger 100m. (U) David Niven, Kim Hunter, Roger Livesey, Marius Goring. One of the crown jewels of British cinema from the brilliant Powell and Pressburger, A Matter of Life & Death is an extraordinary innovative and spectacular fantasy with David Niven as a downed RAF fighter pilot who must justify his continuing existence to a (Technicolor) heavenly panel because he has made the mistake of falling in love with an American girl on (black-and-white) earth when he really should have been dead. A brilliantly witty script, some great performances and innovative cinematography, including time-lapse images and time freezes, combine to create a unique classic of magical and romantic movie-making. This film screening has been programmed to complement Catherine Anyango & Julie Hill’s exhibition Crying Out Loud at Guest Projects. £4/£3 Concs – Rio Cinema Dalston, 107 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2PB

Independent review Crying Out Loud

4* review by Zoe Pilger for the Independent. 30/05/12. Read the full review here

A Rake's Progress – Dimensions Variable, Miami

[one_half]Dimensions Variable is pleased to present A Rake’s Progress, a project by London based artist Julie Hill. The exhibition will run from September 7 through October 20, 2012. This project will take place in our new Downtown location at 100 NE 11th Street, Miami FL 33132.
A trail of opened letters spills across the floor indicating their recipient’s sudden departure, hurried in a state of fear or panic. The debris left in his wake tells the story of a [/one_half] [one_half_last] man’s demise through the reckless allocation of credit and the savagery of debt. Amongst the ruins, plastic and scattered ephemera glints madly with the illusion of capital.
A Rake’s Progress
is a contemporary adaptation of William Hogarth’s 18th century satirical work of the same name, retold in light of the recent financial crisis.
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A Rake's Progress – Press

The Miami Rail, The Miami Herald and Art Practical review A Rake's Progress at Dimensions Variable. Click the links to be taken to the articles.

Glass Gun in Zagreb Film Festival

  One Take Film Festival in Zagreb gets underway today with a selection from Single Shot as part of the programme, including Julie Hill's Glass Gun. 22 – 24 Nov 2012, Zagreb, Croatia.  

Cartographies of Life & Death

John Snow & Disease Mapping, 13 March – 17 April 2013, 10am–5pm daily London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel St, London and various off-site locations Curated by Julie Hill for Artakt, Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design An exhibition of historical objects and contemporary artworks marks the bicentenary of John Snow (1813–1858), celebrating his famous inquiry into the cholera outbreaks of 1850s London, and the lasting significance of his work in the fields of disease mapping and public health. The exhibition cromprises multi-site, multi-platform components linked together via the the mobile map The exhibition was covered in The Lancet, Time Out, The Times, The Evening Standard, Journal of Wild Culture and more ...

Studio Residency at the Florence Trust 2013–14

I will be artist in residence at The Florence Trust from Aug 2013 – July 2014. The Florence Trust carefully selects a small group of talented artists to work for an intense and concentrated period of one year, pushing boundaries and exploring new ideas.

Florence Trust Winter Open 2014

S E Barnet, Adam Dix, Tom Estes, Mark Evans, Julie Hill, Hyun Hwa Oh, Juhee Oh, Bobby Parmar, Mark Siebert, Paula Smolarska, Theodoros Stamatogiannis
Opening: Friday 31st January 6-9pm Open: 1st – 2nd February, 12-6pm Or by appointment
The Florence Trust is pleased to invite you to its 2014 Winter Open. This is the first public opportunity to see the work of the Trust’s resident artists, who will all be at the midway point of their yearlong studio residency. Our current eleven artists were selected from a competitive field of applicants because of the strength and potential of their work, and this event, which combines both an open studios with an exhibition, is a great chance to explore their progress. During the private view we will run a bar and warm drinks will be available for the duration of the event.


inconTROLL Sassoon Gallery at Peckham Springs, Blenheim Grove, SE15 Curated by Scheme Fearturing work by David Cochrane, Patrick Coyle, David Ersser, Julie Hill & Selina O
Opening: Friday 25th April 6-12 Open: 26th April – 25 May, Fri & Sat 6–12 Or by appointment
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All the Libraries

All the Libraries A unique directory conceived and produced by Ruth Beale and Simon Elvins, inviting creative responses to London libraries. See mine on Stoke Newington Library here.
In Stoke Newington library foyer hangs a plaque commemorating ‘the American romancer, poet and critic’ Edgar Allen Poe and his attendance at the Manor School that previously stood on this site. Poe’s short story ‘William Wilson’ that explores the theme of ‘the doppelgänger’ also fictionalised his childhood experiences here. Extracts have been edited together to create a description of the library that transposes the past and the present, the real and the imagined.

Florence Trust Summer Exhibition 2014

The Florence Trust Summer Exhibition
The Florence Trust’s Summer Exhibition takes place at the culmination of this group’s yearlong residency at St. Saviour’s Church. During this year they have each built up a strong and individualistic body of work which will be on show. The opening will also act as the launch of a full colour catalogue that documents the ten artist’s practices alongside a detailed, interpretive text by Curator Erica Shiozaki.

Resident artists: SE Barnet, Adam Dix, Mark Evans, Julie Hill, Hyun Hwa Oh, Juhee Oh, Bobby Parmar, Paula Smolarska, Theodoros Stamatogiannis

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Activating the archive: Banner Repeater/Hackney Archives

Activating the archive Thurs 5th February 6-8pm I have some artist books in Activating the Archive: Artists’ Publishing at Hackney Archives. Opening event: Thurs 5th February 6-8pm. Exhibition continues to April 25th 2015 Hackney Archives, 2nd Floor, Dalston CLR James Library, Dalston Square, Dalston Lane, London, 3BQ Banner Repeater is a project space and reading room with a public Archive dedicated to Artists’ Publishing, on Hackney Downs station, and has been working with Hackney Archives to promote the richness of Artists’ publishing across the borough. The project aims to provide a temporary platform to raise the visibility of publishing as an art form, and is part of a broader aim to introduce Artists’ Publishing within the network of Hackney Libraries. The exhibition will be on display from 5th February until April 25th (please note there is a scheduled period of closure at Hackney Archives between February 14th until the 2nd March). For more info see here

Activating the Archive: Live event programme

Activating the archive: Live event programme Weds 13 May, 7-8.30pm Hackney Archives, 2nd Floor, Dalston CLR James Library, Dalston Square, Dalston Lane, London, 3BQ To bring Activating the Archive to a close (16th May), we present an evening of live readings and performance from exhibiting artists, including: Rachel Cattle, Amanda Welch, Phil Coy, Julie Hill, Heather McDonough, Christina Mitrentse, Jim Dunkley, and Alex Dipple. For more info see here

Middlesex Filter Beds Guerilla Sculpture Park

Middlesex Filter Beds Guerilla Sculpture Park | Curated by Tremelo Projects Part of Artlicks Weekend 2015 2–4 October 2015 | Performance: 3 October, 3pm Artists: Julie Hill, Scott Massey, Mark Siebert, Anna Chrystal Stephens, Paula Smolarska, Jonathan Trayner, Phill Wilson Perkin and Samantha Taylor An outdoor sculpture exhibition and performance programme by Tremolo Projects at the edge of the Hackney Marshes. For more info see here

The Lost Aura | Sluice Art Fair

The Lost Aura | Sluice Art Fair 15–18 October 2015 | 11am – 6pm | Bargehouse OXO Tower Wharf South Bank Free copies can be collected from the information desk The Lost Aura is an alternative art fair guide/spectator-meta-fiction that explores the ever-increasing confluence between art and entertainment. Part guide, part fiction, the text makes use of narrative strategies to insert the viewer within the liminal space between reality and fiction through abstracting and combining descriptions of art fairs and their exhibits with supernatural and otherworldly cinematic special effects. Free from the information desk. Published by PETREL 2015. Sluice__ is an art initiative run by an artist, a curator and an educationalist. Sluice__ was formed as a provocation and foregrounds criticality as a central concern. Sluice__ strategically adopts structures in order to showcase artist, curator and emergent discourse, projects and galleries.

Ladies' Room, The Edwardian Cloakroom, Bristol, 29 Jan – 3 Feb

Ladies' Room
The Edwardian Cloakroom, Bristol 29 Jan – 3 Feb 2016
Private View 28 Jan 2016, 6–9pm (Performance by Julie Hill, 7pm and at intervals throughout the exhibition). Open daily 12–6 pm or by appt
Following on from their 2012 exhibition Crying Out Loud, Ladies Room is the second in a series of collaborative exhibitions by artists Julie Hill and Catherine Anyango. Together their complementary works in materials such as ceramics, cosmetics, smoke and mirrors use the context of the Edwardian Cloakroom as a mise-en-scene setting, drawing attention to feminine experience as independent, both spatially and intellectually, from the Gents. The exhibition will be accompanied by a linked performance, film screening and talk.
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Pokey Hat, The New Glasgow Society – Curated by VERBureau for Glasgow International 2016

POKEY HAT Cooking Sections | Carrie Gooch | Julie Hill | Rosie O’Grady | Rachel Sharpe Curated by VERBureau for Glasgow International 2016
8 - 25 April 2016 New Glasgow Society, 1307 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8TL Monday - Sunday 11am - 6pm, Thursdays till 8pm Opening night: 9 April 2016, 5 - 8pm
VERBureau are delighted to present Pokey Hat at New Glasgow Society for Glasgow International 2016. The project charts elements of social history spanning immigration, queer culture, community and urban development through the history of the Italian ice cream cafés that first appeared throughout Glasgow from the 1880s to the 1930s. Pokey Hat presents five new commissions from artists whose research-driven practices examine the social, political and cultural landscape of the past and present. New Glasgow Society in Finnieston hosts the exhibition with events and artistic interventions extending to locations across the city, including Jaconelli’s, Queens Café, Crolla’s, University Café, Eusebi Deli, Project Café and Peña. For further information please see here.

Lumen Residency

La Fine dell'Universo: Lumen Residency Exhibition

Alice Cazenave | Andrew Chisholm | Claire Lymer | Diego Valente | Ellie Kyungran Heo | Emma Whitehead | Eunjung Kim | John Hooper | Julie Hill | Louise Beer | Magali Duzant | Maria Luigia Gioffre | Madeleine Botet de Lacaze | Mahmud Manning | Melanie King | Nettie Edwards | Natasha Sabatini | Rachel Burns | Rachel Dease| Raymond Hemson | Sarah Duncan | Sisetta Zappone | Scott Massey | Steve Follen | William Mokrynski
The Crypt Gallery, Euston Rd, London, NW1 2BA
Private View: Friday 25th November, 6–9pm Open: Saturday 26th November, 11–6pm.
Join us for the culmination of Lumen's Residency in Atina, Italy, between 1–15 September 2016. The resident artists and exhibition have been curated by Louise Beer, Raymond Hemson, Melanie King and Natasha Sabatini. This two-week residency has been set up to help like-minded artists from multi-disciplines develop their practice in a relaxed, yet productive environment. The peaceful village of Atina, situated 154km from Rome in the province of Frosinone-Lazio, benefits from natural darkness, natural beauty and is a great spot for viewing the Moon, stars and meteor showers.
Staying on site, artists have the opportunity to create works responding to the variety of astronomical sights found there. Artists benefitted from a large studio space, telescope access, a basic darkroom and visits to Campo Cassino Observatory, Montecassino Abbey, Santa Maria Assunta and CAMUSAC Gallery. As part of the exhibition, we will also be launching a publication by Makina Books and a film of the residency by Raymond Hemson.

School of Light

School of Light Curated by Lumen 3-5 February 2017 Ugly Duck, 47-49 Tanner Street, London, SE1 3PL. Nearest tube: London Bridge As part of their creative season, Ugly Duck invited Lumen to curate a unique event: School of Light. School of Light took place on 3rd–5th February 2017 and was a showcase of artists that explore the relationship between astronomy and light. This exhibition showcased many of the artists who have contributed to previous exhibitions and residencies, since Lumen's launch in September 2014, as well as new names too. Alexander Burgess • Anna Dakin • Anna Gray • Aoife Van Linden Tol • Cat Scott • Diego Valente • Douglas Benford and Rob Olins • Finlay Taylor • Fiona Grady • Hannah Fletcher • Jane Grisewood • Jessica Rayner • John Hooper • Julie Hill • Kasper Pincis • Kristina Pulejkova • Ky Lewis • Lauren Franklin • Leanne Bell Gonczarow • Lisa Pettibone • Louise Beer • Lucent Matter - Rose Leahy, Kim Yip Tong, Sylvana Lautier • Luke Harby • Melanie King • Molly Behagg • Natasha Sabatini • Nettie Edwards • Rebecca Huxley • Sarah Duncan • Sisetta Zappone • Susan Eyre • Susie Olczak • Thom Bridge • Victoria Doyle • William Fraser • Zanny Mellor See more here

Deserts on the moons of other planets

  Deserts on the moons of other planets (solo) 24 March – 23 April 2017 Private view: Thu 23 Mar, 6–9pm Passen-gers, The Brunswick Centre Nearest tube: Russell Square Passen-gers – a site-specific exhibition series at the Brunswick Centre – is pleased to announce its fourth exhibition, ‘Deserts on the moons of other planets’, a site-specific installation by artist Julie Hill. Within the architecture of the podium section, a cold moon is perceived over cosmic distances. A humming emanates from its dark equatorial regions. It is calling ☽ Reflected light illuminates the surface at a 35-degree angle of incidence, revealing dark lines snaking in patterns of undulation and divergence. Slithering dunes composed of loose, ice coated sediment forced by the wind into various markings: waves, cat scratches, intricate fingerprints ☽ Vast sand seas immerse in an intense psychological experience, giving way to flat, transitional zones of overall greyness. Forms and shapes are hard to recognise and appear as quickly as they are eroded. According to legend this place has the power to steal consciousness.
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