Hilary Prosser is an artist and anthropologist making work that explores our relationship to the environment through materials, among her many projects she has conducted a sensory ethnography of the Thames Foreshore and led workshops demonstrating how we use materials as a way of ‘thinking through things’.

Selected Projects

2019 – Creative Practitioner –  Arts Partnership Surrey – devising a smartphone/social media art project with young people

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

2018 – Researcher and interviewer, LONDON’S LOST WATERWAYS
oral history/social engagement project directed by the Thames Discovery Programme.supported by funding from City Bridge Trust

Feb 2018How Do I Look? live art residency at Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects in Hackney

2017 – ‘kintsugi as self-repair’  presentation of an academic paper and workshops at St Christopher’s Hospice, London

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

2016 – Researcher and Ethnographer, investigating the future of food and commensuality – UCL research project for NESTA

2016 – Researcher and Ethnographer, LIFE AFLOAT
HLF project directed by the Thames Festival Trust. Researching the historic origins and present-day experience of houseboat living on the river Thames in central London

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

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

the following is an excerpt from a magazine review of an exhibition held during an 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


2000 – Curator  ‘Another View’: touring photographic exhibition featuring work by several artists, 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

2013  Bristol, Westbury Surgery

2012: Margate, Pushing Print Festival

2012: Bristol, Jamaica Street Artists Open Studios

2012 Spike Print Studio

2012: Haymarket Gallery London

2012 Bristol, Wellspring Clinic

1992: Hungary, Budapest School of Art


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