Workshops

collage in the library

Autumn term 2018, with Emily Haworth Booth, Where Drawing Meets Words at The Royal Drawing School

October 11th The Practical Visionary with Chris McCabe make a mini book inspired by William Blake at The Poetry Society

Teaching includes: The Poetry School, Central St Martins, Falmouth University, Winchester School of Art, The Royal Drawing School, Dulwich Picture Gallery, JW3, Unicorn Theatre, British Library, South Bank Centre, Turner Contemporary, and many schools and art centres.

feedback from a student at Nour Festival project:

The day you came my world lit up, with joy and amusement, I felt so up. I loved the way you explain and put excitement in your learning train, made the lesson alive, alive to be alive, made me love art even more. Difaf, Ladbroke Grove.

Read about Sophie’s recent workshop for The Poetry School here

decorating Durga's skirt

Durga, Demon Slayer made in cardboard by a year 3 class

drawing expressions with ink and stick year 2 story activity

library workhop Baba Yaga's house

drawing heavy and light ideas at the Alternative Village Fete

childrens painting workshop sisters paint circus posters

Residencies

hoarding in margate

current

Sophie has just returned from a story collecting/social history residency with The Museum of Liverpool, which you can read more about here

A recent residency with a community group in Southall with 3 faiths forum and near neighbours has led to the production of a community book called Our Life Tour.

In October Sophie was the inaugural artist in residence at The Arvon Foundation, Hurst Centre

Sophie is an associate artist with two arts organisations: Project Phakama

and Fermynwoods Contemporary Arts

This year she was a poetry ambassador for National Poetry Day

She is a friend of The Migration Museum Project
and in 2015 held a residency with them at The National Maritime Museum, collecting peoples’ stories about ‘home’ and the journeys we make to get there.

Read about Sophie’s 2015 printmaking residency in Venice

previous residencies include:

London International Festival of Theatre (2004)

Marine Studios, Margate (2010-11)

London Printworks Trust (2011)

Fermynwoods Contemporary Art(2013)

Transport for London (2013)

Click link for The Food Programme on BBC Radio 4, featuring Sophie’s Pie Days Project in Margate.
podcast

The Hankie Show

food story hoarding, seafront, Margate, 2011

poster for the Hankie Show LPT, 2011

Firebird and Federico puppets for the Poetry Library

Installations/Site specific

forest lampshade art poetry cafe

Pictures below show selected site specific commissions, including: Feast linen, a 300 metre hand printed tablecloth with a food story collected live from a Londoner at each of the 1020 place settings, Thames Festival

laying the linen for the Thames Festival's Feast on the Bridge

Feast on the Bridge, Thames Festival, photo Tim Mitchell

Sign for Forgotten Fish pop up restaurant, Feast on The Bridge, Thames Festival, 2011

Yasmin's Nan from London story collection, 2014

Paloma's Dad's Paella from London story collection, 2009

Thomas' story from London story collection, 2011

Mrs Beeton, Curious Art Trail, West Norwood Cemetery, 2011

Poetry Butcher commission for Poetry Library, Royal Festival Hall, cardboard, 2013

set for Unicorn Theatre storytelling festival, 2006