• Image: Kitty Hillier, Clarity From Stillness, 2020
  • Image: Kitty Hillier, small blue vessel, 2020
  • Image: Kitty Hillier, Sinking into Mud, 2020

24 Jul — 04 Sep 2021

The Picture Room, Newlyn Art Gallery


A new collection of two- and three-dimensional work

Kitty Hillier’s work is rooted in what’s above and what’s below the surface, with a belief that all things are connected. Her paintings and sculptural installations comprise layers of overlapping biomorphic shapes derived from everyday details, made with a diverse range of materials and often painstaking processes of hand-construction that reflect patterns found in nature and the slow formation of structures over time.

“How little we know about the soil, dust, algae, lichen, seaweed, gut, seabed, moon, tide, grasses and fungi. Re-connecting and gaining a better understanding of nature is the key for imagining a better future world in which science, art and a heightened awareness of environmentalism intersect to create a new symbiosis.”

Kitty Hillier

Exhibition dates are subject to confirmation and / or change in line with government guidance on when we can reopen.

Born in London (1984), Hillier grew up in rural Somerset. After completing her Foundation at Falmouth Art School she gained a 1st class honours degree in Fine Art Painting at Bath School of Art in 2007. She won the Reveal Emerging Artist Award in 2009 and was awarded the SAW Abundance Commission in 2013. Most recently, she has been selected as one of three artists to work on researcher and filmmaker Rachael Jones’ project: Moving Landscapes. She lives and works from a studio at Islington Wharf Boatyard, Penryn and her work is held in private and corporate collections internationally.

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Venue: The Picture Room, Newlyn Art Gallery
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