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Gill Hobson

Barton upon Humber
Gill Hobson is an artist working with colour, image and light. She produces wall based, sculptural and installation works.

Gill Hobson works with colour, image and light. Operating at the intersection of the digital and material across a variety of contexts, works seek to provoke moments of pause and contemplation for viewers, accenting the overlooked dimensions of everyday experience. Time and duration are central to her work, often creating large scale luminous and evolving vistas that respond to architectural space.

Explorations of the relationship between person and place inform Hobson’s investigations, with deep mappings of the affects of time and light in everyday contexts forming the foundation of her work.

Working across image, sculpture and installation, her large-scale public works highlight the sculptural potentials of colour, image and light. Using digital projection with material forms to amplify spatial and psychological experience her carefully arranged compositions accent the sensory dimensions of her media. She directs the refractive, reflective and radiant qualities of her materials to produce arrangements that accent the slippery nature of experience where history & memory, reality and imagination collide toward creating new forms and experiences.

Qualifications and training 2012 - KED Research Associate, Site Gallery, Sheffield UK 2011 - Accredited Coach for Creative Leadership, Creative Partnerships, Hull 2010 - Doctoral Researcher in Contemporary Fine Art, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield UK 2010 - MA Contemporary Fine Art, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield 1987 - Three Dimensional Design, Birmingham Polytechnic, Birmingham UK Solo exhibitions 2012 - Gill Hobson, 28 Plough Hill Gallery, Caistor 2010 - Negotiated Territories, SIA Gallery, Sheffield UK 2010 - Objects & Artworks, Abbey Walk Gallery, Lincolnshire 2008 - Gill Hobson, Ropewalk Contemporary Art & Craft, Barton upon Humber, North Lincolnshire 2008 - Gill Hobson - Inspirations in Glass, Ropewalk Contemporary Art & Craft, Barton upon Humber 2006 - Gill Hobson , National Glass Centre, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear Group exhibitions 2012 - Head & Whole 2, Abbey Walk Gallery, North East Lincolnshire 2012 - Tegel: Flights of Fancy, Babylon Cinema, Berlin, Germany 2010 - British Glass , Plowden & Thompson, Midlands 2010 - Take Thirty, Broadfield House Glass Museum, West Midlands 2009 - British Glassmakers, Obsidian Gallery, Surrey 2009 - Cohesion, Pyramid Gallery, York 2008 - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London 2008 - British Glassmakers Exhibition, Obsidian Art Gallery, Stoke Mandeville 2008 - Cohesion Glassmakers Exhibition, British Embassy & Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dubai, UAE Curated projects 2012 - Head & Whole 2, Abbey Walk Gallery, North East Lincolnshire 2012 - Winter Wonderlands, 2021 Gallery, North Lincolnshire 2008 - AXIS Curated Selection: Decorative/Ornament, AXIS, 2005 - Glass Threads , Broadfield House Glass Museum, Kingswinford, UK Live/Performance 2012 - Gill Hobson and Abbey Walk Gallery, LIGHTWORKS 2012, Abbey Walk Gallery, Grimsby Artist talks 2012 - Belonging: Cultural Topographies of Identity, University College, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland 2012 - Head & Whole 2: Talking Heads, Abbey Walk Gallery, North East Lincolnshire 2012 - Knowledge Exchange in Design KED 1, BIAD, Birmingham 2012 - Knowledge Exchange in Design KED 2, BIAD, Birmingham Private commissions 2010 - Wall relief sculpture in glass, Private Residence, Lincolnshire 2008 - Commemorative Vessel Form, Private Residence, Lincolnshire 2007 - Meridian, Private Residence, London 2005 - Deep Blue Meridian, Domestic residence, Surrey Public commissions 2012 - Digital collage wall works, St Hughs Specialist College, Lincolnshire 2012 - Entrance artwork, Inmans Primary School, Yorkshire 2012 - Exterior Sculpture, Lindsey Lodge Hospice, North Lincolnshire 2011 - Arts & Wayfinding Strategy, The Ironstone Centre, NHS Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire 2011 - Chapel of Rememberence Sculpture, St Hughs Festival, Grimsby Minster, North East Lincolnshire 2010 - Interior works, Lindsey Lodge Hospice, Lincolnshire 2010 - Tree of Life Window, Sandfield House Arts Project, RDaSH NHS Trust, North East Lincolnshire 2009 - Rainbow Sculpture, The Cygnets Childrens Hospice, Lincolnshire Corporate commissions 2007 - SG Jewel, Gibson Guitar Town London, London 2006 - Sculpture, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Miami/London, Pride of Hawaii Vessel 2006 - Vessel Form, Watersedge , Lincolnshire Site specific 2011 - Lead Artist, The Ironstone Centre, NHS Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire 2010 - Lead Artist, Sandfield House,, Lincolnshire Other 2008 - Worked Acquired for Museum Collection, Museum of Nature in Art, Gloucestershire 2006 - Work acquired for Museum Collection, Broadfield House Glass Museum, Midlands

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