Hermione Allsopp lives and works in St Leonards on Sea, she studied MA Fine Art at UCA Canterbury, graduating in 2012
Allsopp makes sculptural work by collecting objects and furniture and re-creating them into new forms or compositions. These are familiar, known, domestic items that have been discarded in charity or junk shops – not, inert materials, but ones that carry collective attachments, memories and meanings. As sculpture, these re-done, or un-done-up objects begin to exist as something else and are intended to raise questions about the value and material nature of every day objects. Through the choice of objects, and the techniques she employs, she explores the boundary between repulsion and attraction, ideas of taste and notions of desire. The work also reflects on wider topics related to consumerism, psychological and physical interiors and exteriors.
Allsopp had her first Solo Exhibition in Feb 2014 as a result of winning Void Open. And second, Risen up from Dream Land in May 2015, Bank House, St Leonards on Sea.
Group Exhibitions include: 2015: Disturbance, London, 2014: Deptford Stories, London, Everyday Illusions, Paper Gallery, Manchester, We could not agree, Cavendish Sq, London. 2013: Pneu, Electro Studios Project Space, Hastings, Void Open, London, Broken Roads and Shrinking Magic, Hastings, Art in Romney Marsh. Zap Open, London, Pistols and Pollinators, collaborative project, London. 2011,12&13 East Sussex Open, Towner, Eastbourne, 2012: Angelika Open, High Wycombe.
Awards/shortlists: 2013: Winner of the Void Open Exhibition 2013, shortlisted for the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award. 2014: Long/short listed for Solo Award, Anthology and Visions 5, Beers Contemporary.
She is an associate artist with Paper Gallery, Manchester.