The human condition; how we fit in, how we relate to place, the things around us and how we manage the contingencies of our situation. With a first degree in Design and a Masters in Anthropology from UCL, Hilary Prosser blurs disciplinary boundaries to ask questions about the ways we negotiate being in this world.

Hilary works with  people of all ages, from all walks of life, she excels at collaborative and socially engaged projects. Currently she is working with the University of Bristol on a research project investigating loneliness in older men ‘Older Men on the Margins’ the project is being conducted in conjunction with Age UK to consider how agencies might best address this issue.

In October 2017 Hilary presented her Master’s research at  ‘Facing Death Creatively’, St Christopher’s Hospice, Sydenham, UK

Hilary Prosser works in arenas beyond the art gallery. Academic study informs her conceptual artworks,  she has worked on  pop videos for the musician Peter Gabriel), produced television documentaries and worked on community engagement projects. She is also skilled at facilitating art classes and workshops. She can be contacted at prosserhilary (at)

projects/exhibitions/awards and residencies

2018 – Workshop Facilitator – Older Men on the Margins – University of Bristol and Age UK

Feb 2018How Do I Look, a month long live art residency at Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects n

2017:            ‘kintsugi as a form of self-repair’  conference workshop at St Christopher’s Hospice, London

2017:            Artist-in-residence  Time & Talents, Rotherhithe, London – creating artwork and running art classes and workshops with local residents

2017:            The Thames Foreshore – a secret hidden in plain site

Masters dissertation exploring tribalism and territory on the Thames Foreshore. A study about affect, place and identity

2016:            Interviewer/researcherLife Afloat – oral history film project for the 2016 Thames Festival with Totally Thames and the Geffrye Museum of the Home

2015:            Contributor –  Women in Clothes – collaborative book ‘part advice manual, part anthropological study, part feminist document’ New York Times Book review

2014:            Artist-in-residence – Bearpit Social, Bristol: Live art, billboard graphics

2012:            PerformerMatrimonial Rituals, Gender Studies and False Hair – video project led by Joanne Wardrop

2000 -2015  Documentary Film Producer – Ammonite Films

2000:            Curator  ‘Another View’ : a touring photographic exhibition, opened at the Eden Project, Cornwall, toured multiple venues over 6-year period

1992:            Artist-in-residence: Magyar Foiskola Iparmuveszeti, Hungarian school of Art & Design, Budapest

1991:            Artist-in-residence: Falmer Upper School, Brighton

1990:           Competition Winner: Marley Floors for Conquest Hospital, Hastings, designs to inspire interaction and play in children’s area

1990:            Artist-in-residence: Friends of the Earth Brighton

1989:            Artist-in-residence: Romanian Orphanage in Bucharest


2013: Bristol, Spike Print Studio: print works

2012: Margate, Pushing Print Festival – print works
2012: Bristol, Jamaica Street Artists Open Studios – print works
2012 Spike Print Studio:  – print works

2012: Haymarket Gallery London: Mail Art installation

2013  Bristol, Westbury Surgery: Print works

2012 Bristol, Wellspring Clinic: drawings and photographic work

2012 Bristol, Niche Gallery: photographic work

1992: Hungary, Budapest School of Art :  installation

the following is a review following artist-residency in Budapest – English translation by a Hungarian colleague:

English girl toughened by salty air of Brighton, drifted into Trabant-smoked streets of Budapest. She sat into low-flying Bakelite-tiled Budapest; she was flying as a black butterfly between the battered houses. Her drawings, like magazine illustrations of the thirties, travel drafts about the magic. Metaphors, jotted down on mustard-stained grease-proof paper; cooked-sausage-sketches. Espresso bar tables, Dobos-cake crumbs on them, are sweeped into sketchbooks


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