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 & Richard Waring | 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 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 | BOLD TENDENCIES | Peckham, London 

2018 | RESPOND | BALTIC, Newcastle (forthcoming)

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 | ArtsAdmin | 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) | BournemouthLower Gardens

2015 | Design Challenge (Prize winner) | ArtsUniversity Bournemouth, UK 

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 Old street, Shoreditch, London, UK 

WORKSHOPS

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, NewForest 


PUBLICATIONS

2017 | Sonic based workshops: why we should listen rather than keep hearing | Journal for creative pedagogies (forthcoming)

2017 | A painting exhibition | Exhibition catalogue

2016 | Interview with ATTN Magazine 





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