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Willa Hilditch
b.1995, Hereford
based in London, UK
wilhelmina_h@hotmail.co.uk

Hilditch predominantly presents works made in either pencil or paint on paper. In her studio, Hilditch creates arrangements of paper sculptures and found objects. These sculptural objects are purposefully made in response to her surroundings and her routine walk to the studio. When walking Hilditch observes the city in flux, the rubbish and residual marks that are left behind by humans. From the squashed chewing gum to the thrown away adverts (etcetera) that are pressed into the floor by people walking on them. The routines of others are evident in the existence of their waste. The forms that she makes out of paper often respond to this idea of the flattening of time into an object or surface. Once she finds a composition of objects that resonates with her, she captures it through pencil or paint. The curatorial relationship between the works and the space that they occupy is principal to the work.

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

Selected group Exhibitions
2021
Bernston Bhattacharjee X Women’s aid auction, 8th-18th March

2020
Reaction Exhibition, online, 22nd June - 10th July
Curated for COVID, online, 8th May- 8th June
Exceptional 2019, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London, November 7th-February 2020 

2019
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
Drawing Year 2018, The Royal Drawing School, 27th November 2018- 16th January 2019

2018
The Best of the Drawing Year 2018, Christie’s, 9th-15th November 2018
Space Honey X New Gums, The Five Bells, 21st September
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

2017
Stamped, Brighton, 8th December
Artists for Migrants Organise, Anish Kapoor's studio, London, 30th November
Vacuum Arts, Hereford, 13th- 16th October
Hermoine Hammond 2017, Cass Art Islington, 25th September- 8th October
London Arts Board, Peckham, 23rd June - 23rd July
Chelsea College of Art Degree show, 17th June - 24th June

2016
Ends, Cookhouse Gallery, London, 19th – 22nd June
‘Where is my friend’s home?’, 30 Kitson Road SE5, London, 15- 17th March

Residencies
2021
Worlding, London, April- June
SVA Gallery young artists programme, Stroud making collaborative drawing residency, 8th-22nd March (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rgCeb4Ek1g)

Press and Publications
2020
London Arts Board publication - https://annaminchell.cargo.site/Board-1-10

2019
Assemblage magazine interviewhttps://www.assemblagemagazine.co.uk/willa-hilditch?fbclid=IwAR1B9Flbt2rax2EwjJsvVPp_PImxs1_VknPOgrjfQwQLkhAqsxRu1AZemtw

Awards
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

Collections
The Royal Collection, UK
Private Collections

Wearble drawings at https://willahilfreichjewellery.bigcartel.com/