Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition 2020
Mall Galleries, London
Manhattan, a salvaged wood wall piece was exhibited in the 303rd RSBA exhibition
The Royal Academy Summer Show 2019
The Royal Academy London
Natural History was exhibited in The Royal Academy Summer Show. A wood and mixed media piece, it measures 18 cm x 30 cm x 12 cm.
Natural History is so called because it’s central object is a mummified mole. It also features old photographs behind magnifying glasses that distort as the viewer moves. It’s about classification and how memories and history (no matter how untrue) can be set in stone.
The London Group Open 2019
The Cello Factory Gallery London
On Longing was exhibited at the 84th London Open. It’s a wood & mixed media wall piece that measures 140cm x 140cm x 20cm
Royal West of England Academy Sculpture Open
The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
Lesley Hilling’s piece On Longing is currently on show in Bristol at the Royal West of England Academy Sculpture Open. The piece won the Theresa Knowles Travel Bursary prize in the show. The show will run from 16th March to 2nd June 2019.
The RWA Sculpture Open will celebrate contemporary sculptural practice in all its many forms. From bronze casting to 3D printing, stone carving to found objects, sculpture is arguably the most diverse of artistic mediums allowing unrivaled freedom in materials, process, form and scale. Crossing boundaries between architecture, design, manufacturing and craft sculpture is a constantly evolving art form that pervades our lives like no other – from public monuments to the coins we carry in our pockets, sculpture is all around us.
The London Group Open 2017
The Cello Factory Gallery London
The London Group Open is in two parts and Lesley’s piece The Wedding Feast has been selected for the second showing which is 22nd November to the 1st December. The show takes place at The Cello Factory, London SE8 8TJ.
The London Group is the UK’s longest running artists collective. It was formed in 1913 to counterbalance the power of institutions such as The Royal Academy.
The Wedding Feast is 80 cm x 80 cm x 20 cm and is made from white painted wood and mixed media.
Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2017
26 May – 10 September, York Art Gallery
Two of my pieces, El Barrio and A Patch of Blue were short listed for the Aesthetica Art Prize.
A platform for innovation and originality, the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition invited audiences to engage with captivating projects from some of today’s leading artists, both established and emerging. From individual narratives to global concerns, the artworks commented on contemporary culture and explored themes such as globalisation, perceptions of space and alienation in the digital age.
In A Silent Way at Volta 12 Basel Switzerland
June 13-18, 2016
In A Silent Way was a collaboration between myself and Anders Knutsson, who is also represented by the Knight Webb gallery.
Anders is Swedish, but lives in Brooklyn, New York. He is a well known painter and his monochrome pictures hang in many museums and major collections across the world. We are both jazz fans and named the show after Miles Davis’ album In A Silent Way – feeling the title said much about the way we both work. In this seminal album Miles fused together jazz and rock and with our show we too wanted to blend our two very different practises.
The show originally took place at the Knight Webb gallery, south London in 2015 and this year will be held again at the art fair, Volta 12 in Basel, Switzerland.
Art16’s Emerge Installation Exhibition
Context Art Fair, New York
Position art fair, Berlin
London Art Fair 2016
The Knight Webb gallery has a stand every year at the London Art fair in Islington.
Art fairs are where galleries do most of their business and like artists applying to get into group shows galleries generally have to apply to be in an art fair. It’s also required that participants pay a large fee to participate in the fair.
Art Cologne opened in 1967 as a trade fair for classic modern and contemporary art, and the first American art fair was in 1976 in Washington. They’ve sprung up all over the world since then and are now an integral part of the art market.
I enjoy the London Art fair, it’s interesting to see all the galleries strutting their stuff and there is work by some amazing artists.
You can see a short film showing the pieces of mine that Rufus showed this year, for the longer film of the Knight Web gallery at the London Art fair here.
Human Nature is an art platform artists whose work has a strong connection to the environment. Started by Charlotte Webster in 2014, Human Nature opened with a group show in Hoxton, London. It went on the Bristol and Leeds and came back to London with another show in Soho.
As an artist who works with only recycled materials I’ve been lucky enough to be included in all of these shows. It’s been really enjoyable and Ive met some great people.
Shows at the Knight Webb Gallery
Lesley Hilling presents The Enigmatic World of Joseph Boshier, Standpoint Gallery 2013
This solo show of my alter ego took place at the Standpoint gallery, Hoxton, London in November of 2013. See the Joseph Boshier page for more information and the More images at the Standpoint >” target=”_blank”>Standpoint gallery page for more images.
2012 solo show at the Nancy Victor gallery
The Nancy Victor gallery is in Fitzrovia, London. I designed the floor, made from various hardwoods and made the door to the gallery.