Willa Hilditch
based in London, UK

Willa Hilditch (b.1995) lives and works in London. She works between mediums and primarily from observation. In Willa's work she considers the ephemeral by-products of our routines as observed on walks through London. Discarded rubbish, residual marks left on surfaces and redundant cable wiring protruding from walls have all served as reference points in her work. Once in the studio she makes crude paper maquettes referencing the objects that she has seen. Arrangements of these paper forms and cut-outs are the subject for her drawn or painted still life. Her work has a warped sense of space with the only tell-tale signifier of scale being a staple, piece of tape or nail.

More recently Willa has been studying the use of space and time in early Sienese Renaissance paintings and making links with her observations of urban space.

Drawing Year, Royal Drawing School (2017-2018)
BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art, (2014-2017)

Selected group Exhibitions

Drawing wow 3, Minus Offspace, Vienna, 7th September - 1st October 2022
Carpeted Stares, AMP Gallery, London, 16th - 19th June

The Dinner Table, San Mei Gallery, 8 - 23rd December
Dire & Desire, Khalstead, 30th October - 21st November
Bernston Bhattacharjee X Women’s aid auction, 8th-18th March

Exceptional 2019, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London, November 7th-February 2020 

Saturnalia, 124 Columbia Road, E2 7RG, 19th-20th December
A High Hang, Eccleston Project Space, 4th-7th December
07/05/2019, London Arts Board, 23rd August- 23rd September 2019
event- ‘Carton’ publication launch- 5th April @ Drawing Rooms, London
Flatpack, San Mei Gallery, 6th-11th March (two person show)
Drawing Year 2018, The Royal Drawing School, 27th November 2018- 16th January 2019

The Best of the Drawing Year 2018, Christie’s, 9th-15th November 2018
Reunion Exhibition, Assembly Point se15, 22nd - 23rd August
Materials PART II, Cob Gallery, London, 21th June - 28th July
Shelter Exhibition, Take Courage Gallery, London, 21st June
PL X Glows presents Middle of the Room, DIY Space, London, 24th May
FBA Futures 2018, Mall Galleries, 9th January- 20th January

Artists for Migrants Organise, Anish Kapoor's studio, London, 30th November
Vacuum Arts, Hereford, 13th- 16th October
London Arts Board, Peckham, 23rd June - 23rd July
Chelsea College of Art Degree show, 17th June - 24th June


Excavating Bukhara, Uzbekistan, June

Worlding, London, April- June ( and
SVA Gallery young artists programme, Stroud making collaborative drawing residency, 8th-22nd March (

Press and Publications
London Arts Board publication -

Assemblage magazine interview

Jackson’s Painting Prize 2021, longlist
ACS Studio Prize 2020, shortlist
Exceptional Art award 2019
Hermione Hammond Drawing Award 2017, Highly Commended
SOLO Award 2017, longlist

The Royal Collection, UK
Private Collections

Wearable drawings here