Narrative / UK
Katy Gillam-Hull makes work fuelled by curiosity, historical research and imagination alike. She works in precious metals, incorporating found objects and she often considers the forgotten beauty or narrative of objects. In response she creates art jewellery that intrigues the viewer, revealing this hidden preciousness and showing the found in a new and reverential light.
This brooch has a pocket-like section inside that can be filled with whatever the owner chooses. The silhouette of the cut-out references historical jewellery to lend it’s precious connotations to whatever is in the brooch. In these images the brooch displays charcoal rubbings of textures found when the wearer went on a walk and cuttings from the post received that day. By putting the power in the hand of the wearer they can decide what they want to wear to represent them, recording and displaying their experience through it. It also lets them ask the same questions of a contemporary jeweller. What is precious?
BA in Contemporary Applied Arts-University of Hertfordshire, UK
Metal work (study abroad term) -Oslo Academy of the Arts, Norway
Exhibitions and Residencies
Great Northern Contemporary Crafts Festival Online- (online) UK. 2020
Digital Crafts Festival- (online) UK. 2020
Hertfordshire Open- (online) St Albans Museum, Hertfordshire. May-June 2020
Abundance- New St Albans Museum June 6th/July 6th 2018
Is it Useful – Unit Twelve Gallery, Staffordshire April 26th/September 1st 2018
Making it now – Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales November 25th 2017/ January 27th 2018
Handmade at Kew with Arts Thread- Kew Gardens, London October 2017
Luminates- Mint Gallery as part of London Design Festival September 16th-30th 2017
Portal – Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Wales August 12th /September 23rd 2017
New Designers, One Year On- Business design centre, London June 2017
Rescued, Retained, Revered – Installed in both St Albans clocktower and St Albans Veralanium Museum September 2016
St Albans museums and UH Galleries artist in residence -2015/2016 Culminating in 2 exhibitions
Text & pictures provided by the artist
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