South Hill Park

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Exhibition Archive

In this archive you can find details about exhibitions previously displayed at South Hill Park, starting from 2019. For more information, please email our Exhibitions Curator, Loucia Manopoulou, at

Painting with Light

19 November 2022 – 8 January 2023

Talented in-house tutor of stained glass – Caroline Loveys – showcases full size working drawings. Along with a selection of sketchbooks and stained glass panels.

Environments Abstracted

19 November 2022 – 8 January 2023

Dee Bingham’s paintings and prints are shaped by experiences and research into natural and man-made environments. Within the compositions, Dee combines and rearranges fragmented imagery and vivid colour in a variety of mediums to evoke the unexpected.

Fresh and Wild

8 October – 9 November 2022

Recent graduates, from the MFA Photography course at the University for the Creative Arts display their work. Led by Professor Anna Fox and Matt Lindsey, they demonstrate the students’ dynamic and unique approaches to photography.

Student Open 2022

14 July – 25 September 2022

Featuring works by talented South Hill Park students, showing off the projects they developed over the past year. Featuring an array of works, including Ceramics, Printmaking, Stained Glass, Life Drawing, Oli Painting and Jewellery and Silversmithing.


28 May – 3 July 2022

Biomimetics, automotive design inspired by nature, features prints and 3D-printed objects by Peter Columbus. Exploring design possibilities, combining the design process with the power of digital computers.

Battle: Cry

28 May – 3 July 2022

Battle: Cry is an immersive project that aims to expand the knowledge and understanding of PTSD. It includes extracts from Lynn Hamilton’s short stories, together with Postcards from My Past (an installation artwork by Jennie Jewitt-Harris) and Sleepless Dreams (a piece of sound art by Oliver Jewitt-Harris).

Sense of Space

9 April – 22 May 2022

Reading Guild of Artists present new work in response to the concept of ‘a sense of space’ inspired by the world around them. This exhibition encourages the viewer to look, see and connect in a deeper way with their own memories, experiences and feelings.

Feeling the Beat

9 April – 22 May 2022

Feeling the Beat: Painting, Music Poetry and Dance features visual artists Chris Holley and Aurelie Freoua. They have created paintings during workshops and seminars, in both physical and virtual spaces – to express their response to a wide range of musical genres and poetry.

Tansa 探査: Japanese threads of influence

26 February – 3 April 2022

Tansa is the Japanese word for exploration, is the link that binds this Anglo-Japanese exhibition. Following a research visit to textile workshops, galleries and studios in Japan undertaken by eighteen UK artists, led by Professor Lesley Millar,
South Hill Park hosted an exhibition of large works which draw from the meeting of minds and techniques

Colours of the Sea by Karen Marks

15 January – 20 February 2022

Ceramic Artist Karen Marks takes her inspiration from the coastline, where the sea meets the shore. In this exhibition, she explored the multitude of colours that can be observed at different times on different coasts. Sound Designer, Oliver Jewitt-Harris, worked with Marks to create the enveloping ambient sounds of the sea, emotionally connecting, and enhancing the visual experience.

ACCESS ALL AREAS community projects supported by National Lottery Community Fund

15 January – 20 February 2022

In partnership with Mind-Friends in Need Bracknell the exhibition featured work created during printmaking and creative writing workshops with the aiming to raise awareness of the lived experience of people with invisible disabilities.

Artists in Action

13 November 21 – 8 January 2022

Each of the postcards on display was sold anonymously with the identity of the maker and their special story to be revealed only when the purchase is complete. The art postcards were donated by artists and South Hill Park’s advocates

Maker in Focus Candy Matterson Play|Touch

23 October 2021 – 15 February 2022

Candy Matterson aims to create jewellery and sculptural pieces with an element of play and tactility. Matterson wants to enjoy what she makes and shares that with the viewer. She is fascinated by items with moving parts which she hopes will inspire curiosity promoting the opportunity for the viewer to touch twiddle or stroke.

Returning with a new approach by Jan Gaska

30 October 2020 – 13 February 2021

Jan Gaska was a printmaker in residence at South Hill Park between 2004 -2006. In 2010 he became interested in the immediacy of oil paint, finding it an accommodating medium to work with. Just before Christmas in 2012 catastrophe struck when Jan’s studio burnt down. Without a studio Jan started to paint ‘en plein air’ in the countryside around his home and found direct observation an organic approach to painting which displayed the honesty and freshness that he was seeking.

Anything But The Eyes

10 July – 30 October 2021

This exhibition was an artistic exploration of the relationship that we have with our eyes, and the concerns that many people have with consenting to donate their corneas after death. Through drawing, collage, painting, sound art, stereo-photography and mask-making, Jennie Jewitt-Harris explores the findings from a series of interviews she carried out with people who wanted to donate “anything but the eyes”.

Beyond Trauma

10 July – 30 October 2021

Beyond Trauma attempted to raise the awareness of different manifestations of trauma. It examines how a creative response to trauma, with a special focus on PTSD driving stereotypes, could enable us to imagine a better world with imagination, hope and tenacity.

A New Normal

17 May – 24 October 2021

The exhibition showcased a series of works that was created when the artists Dr Peipei Yu and Jing Guo were able to travel before covid pandemic crisis. Following a year of self-isolation, self-reflection and being ‘locked’, this exhibition could be seeing as a sign of ‘back to normal’, yet the exhibition asking us to consider what normal is or will be.

Hidden Histories by Alison Baxter

2 December 2020 – 28 June 2021

Inspired by the history of South Hill Park, Alison Baxter is responding to the whispers and the fragments of information about the women who called the building their home.

Alison created a series of miniature vessels delicately made from resin, metal and fabric, that reference the female form and the scale of importance these women’s histories have been given.

Making Connections by Tineke Bruunzeels & Cally Trench

19th September – 1st November 2020

An exhibition of photographs, sets of drawings and short films about connections, both visual and human, in which you are invited to discover linkages and enjoy multiplicity, pattern and repetition. At the heart of the exhibition are two photographic projects by Tineke’s Bruunzells: Circle and Cally Trench: Artists’ Hands

Inspirational Bracknell Forest Photo competition

27 April – 31 May 2020

Over 140 eye-catching photos were submitted to the competition, run by Bracknell Forest Council with sponsorship provided by the Economic Skills and Development Partnership (ESDP) and Duncan Yeardley Estate Agents.
Winning image in the adult category was ‘Wasp on Yellow Flower taken at Savernake Park’, by Graham Butcher.
Winning image of the under 18s category was ‘Mountain Biking in Swinley Forest’, by Finley Saunders.

Lost in Thought by Kate Boucher

14 March – 19 April 2020

Kate Bourcher’s work is created in response to landscapes that are in some way, transitional. These landscapes are recorded in the liminal states of twilight and daybreak, where the separation seems thinner between the real, the sensed and the remembered.To record these complex responses, limited materials and a set of procedures are created by her for each site. The lists outline processes for serial working, recording responses to place, through sketchbooks, photography, drawing and assemblage.

Wanting the Sea by Karen Marks

14 March – 19 April 2020

Karen’s work aims to evoke memories of time spent at the coast – moments when you were relaxed, when the sound of the waves and the wind was all you could hear, rising and falling, encompassing you, blowing away the detritus of niggles and irritations from the dusty corners of your mind.
Sound Designer, Oliver Jewitt Harris, has worked with Karen to create the enveloping ambient sounds of the sea, emotionally connecting and enhancing the visual experience.

Images of Concepts by Graham Seaton

25 January – 01 March 2020

This ongoing series proposes ways in which the focus and photography of sculptural forms can generate new works which function beyond that of straightforward documentation. The objects or sculptures subsequently occur as interpretations informed by specific viewpoints and therefore may be described as virtual or partially imagined and ultimately exist as a series of concepts.

Darkness in the Light, Lightness in the Dark by Heather Upton

15 February – January 2021

Heather’s work is the abstraction of natural phenomena intertwined with the inner workings of the mind and spirit. Heather creates intuitively, uncovering and discovering emotional depths to offer a vision of soulness with her own personal vocabulary of mark-making. Having recently lost both parents, her journey of making art has begun a transformative pathway forward – delving deeply into the inseparability of death and life itself.

Sensory Expedition: Colour, Light & Sound

25 January – 01 March 2020

Sponsored by the University for The Creative Arts (UCA), this exhibition invited us to focus in experiencing the properties of colour light and sound. The Mirror Gallery is transformed into through a multi-sensory space where visitors are invited to explore and engage with the environment. The exhibition is a playful journey through pattern, colour, light and sound featuring work by three artists, Kas Williams (Textiles, Vangelis Kotsinas (Music) and James Barret Futuretro (Light Sculpture) each working in distinctly different disciplines

Life on the Spectrum by Mahila Amatina

23 November 2019 – 12 January 2020

After being diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in 2015, Mahlia was inspired to share the unique sensory experiences of life on the autistic spectrum through her art. Her newest exhibition Life On A Spectrum is a multi-sensory experience of colour, line, shape, and form through tactile art that explores the creative side of neurodiversity, sponsored by the Arts Council.

Sensessence by Caroline Crawford

11 October 2019 – 2 February 2020

Sensessence is a body of work where music is transferred into paintings in a performative manner. Crawford draws her influences from music, film, physical interaction, movement, touch, and nature. She translates sound into visual form through instinctive gestures. The artist incorporates the physical action of the body, exploiting and playing with the time between gesture and the surface.

Reconstruction by Camilla Mora Scheihing

28 September – 3 November 2019

This exhibition showcased Camila Mora Scheihing’s ongoing project of developing and reconstructing rolls of undeveloped family films that were misplaced for more than forty years. With the decision to develop these and to record the process, the artist became ambivalent about her initial desire to know the events these photographs had captured.