Arts Degree Show2016

Olivia Hiles

My work investigates the relevance of touch in the creation and experience of an artwork.

My interest in the identity-orientated use of fingerprints stems from research into the proliferation of touch-screen technology and the paradoxical dilemma of physical interaction with others through a digital medium. Georges Seurat’s conception of pointillism and the impressionist style of mark-making has influenced my practice, as well as the initial stimulus of a personal desire to reject the ‘do not touch’ stigma surrounding traditional art; paintings in particular. This, alongside my belief in the imperative role of touch as a means of communication, led me to seek a dialogue with the audience through the work.

 

Placements / Work Experience:

Publicity Co-ordinator for Loughborough Christian Union March 2015 - March 2016

Classroom Assistant at Ashmount School, Loughborough October 2014 - June 2015

Workshop Leader at Loughborough Library January 2015

Exhibition Assistant at Ruthin Craft Centre August 2014

Workshop and Artist Assistant at Ruthin Craft Centre August 2013


Exhibitions:

‘Don’t Look Now’ Venice Pop-Up Exhibition, Loughborough

Braille Portraits, Brighton Torch Trust Centre

’Raising the Bar’, Ruthin Craft Centre

 

Achievements:

Publicity Co-ordinator for Loughborough Christian Union March 2015 - March 2016.