Siân Hutchings is an artist whose practice is grounded upon how we can understand environments through an ‘active’ listening approach. Her work often considers an equality of the senses and works as an ‘aural architect’ first termed by Barry Blesser and Linda-Ruth Salter in their book ‘Spaces Speak, Are you listening?’. Her work often incorporates participation with her audience whether that may be through joining her on a sonic walk, generating paper compositions and listening to paint dry. Through her work, Siân aims to highlight the importance of sonic understanding and how we can navigate experience through a multitude of senses rather than just relying on the western dominant sense of the eye. 


EDUCATION 

2019 |Master of Fine Arts | Northumbria University
2016 | BA 1st Class Honours | The Arts University Bournemouth

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 |TRANSMISSION | Sea Music Sculpture Antony Caro | Sian Hutchings & RichardWaring | Poole, Dorset

2016 |The composition of Sway | ArtSway, Sway, New Forest

2015 |48 Bags of Sticks | Sound Installation | ArtSway, Sway, New Forest

2015 |The Sound of Still Life | The Arts Festival by the Sea Bournemouth | West Beach& The Gallery at The Arts University Bournemouth 

SELECTEDGROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 | Zip | VaneGallery | Newcastle (Forthcoming)

2018 |BOLD TENDENCIES | Peckham, London 

2018 |RESPOND | BALTIC, Newcastle

2018 |O’ | BALTIC39 | Newcastle

2018 |Audiograft, Oxford 

2018 |Strange Pursuit | Vane Gallery, Newcastle 

2017 |The Noematic Collective | The Drawing Studio, Bournemouth

2016 |Platform award | The Turner Contemporary, Margate 

2016 |Platform award | Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth 

2016 |SALT Graduate show | The Old Truman Brewery

2015| Discovering the Unfamiliar | Lokaal01, Antwerp, Belgium

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2018 |RESPOND (Selected Artist) | BALTIC | Newcastle

2016 |Graduate in residence | The Arts University Bournemouth | Fine Art

2016 |Artist in residence | Imagine 2020 lab | Arts Admin | Slovenia 

2016 |Best Collective Award | SALT | Free Range Shows, The Old Truman Brewery

2015 |ArtSway | ArtSway, Sway, New Forest

2015 |The Garden Party (Prize winner) | Bournemouth Lower Gardens

2015 |Artist in residence | Lokaal 01 | Antwerp, Belgium

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

2017 |The Noematic Collective | The Drawing studio, Bournemouth

2017 |Curator | A painting exhibition | Band stand, Bournemouth Lower gardens(forthcoming)

2016 | Curator| Coexist Alumni Exhibition | Poole Lighthouse 

2016 |Invigilator | Coastal Gallery | ArtSway

2016 |Mary Dalton | ArtSway

2015 |Gallery Assistant | CHARLIE SMITH LONDON | 336 Oldstreet, Shoreditch, London, UK 

WORKSHOPS

2018| Sonic Journals workshop| Arts University Bournemouth

2018 | The Ecology ofSound Symposium | Bold Tendencies | London

2018| Sonic Casting |Audio Paper Symposium | Inter Arts Center | Malmö, Sweden

2018 | Playing withpaper: documentation and conservation of live art | MA Conservation students |Northumbria University | Newcastle

2017 |Sound Walk | Musicity Festival | London 

2017 |Sound of Memory Symposium | Goldsmiths University | London

2017 |Drawing as a Composition | Richmond College

2017 |Drawing as a Composition | Kyoto University of the Arts, Japan 

2016 |Sonic Journals | Arts University Bournemouth

2016 |Why we should listen rather than hear | Lecture | Arts University Bournemouth

2016 |Life Drawing with Sound | BA Hons Graphics | Arts University Bournemouth

2016 |Sound Workshop | ArtSway, Sway, New Forest

2015 |Sound Workshop | The Church Rooms, Sway, New Forest 

PUBLICATIONS

2019 | Sonic Casting |Audio Paper

2018 | The Dominant Eye| Podcast Series | Sonicstudies.org 

2018| O’ | ExhibitionCatalogue

2018 | A Recipe Book |Simón Granell

2017 |Sonic based workshops: why we should listen rather than keep hearing | Journalfor creative pedagogies

2017 | Apainting exhibition | Exhibition catalogue

2016 | Interview with ATTN Magazine 

PRIVATECOLLECTIONS

2018 | The Dominant Eye| The British Library

2018 | The Dominant Eye |BOLD TENDENCIES 





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