Contact: sophiehuckfield@outlook.com 

Full CV available on request



Current / Upcoming 

Near Now Fellowship
Broadway, Nottingham. 2022-23


Collaborations

Editor for the Future Materials Bank
Jan Van Eyke Academie. 2022 - 2023

studiõ wê & üs 



Select Residencies 

Near Now Fellowship
Broadway, Nottingham. 2022-23

Black Hole Club. Vivid Projects. 2020-23

Manifestos for the Future Residency (collaborating with Sophie Bullock.). With Mansions of the Future, 2020

Designer in Residence at Fashion Space Gallery (collaboration with Lucy Hutchinson).
London College of Fashion, 2019

Selected for Living Research with The British Council. 2018, 2019.  Mapping and researching Maker Practices in Chengdu and Xi'an, China. 

Artist In Residence at the Research and Cultural Collections. University of Birmingham., 2018-19

Artist in Residence at Modern Clay, Birmingham, 2017



Solo/ Two Person Exhibitions and Commissions


OUTWORK. Public Artwork in West Bromwich. September 2023

New Babylon. With Lucy Hutchinson. Arcade East/London College of Fashion for London Design Week. September 2019



Select Group Exhibitions,/Screenings/ Performances


Chronic Youth Film Festival
Shorts: Collapse in Time and Place

Barbican Centre. April 2023

Staying with the Trouble
Vivid Projects. Birmingham. December 2022 - March 2023

Cut/Copy/Remix II
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. October 2022

London Design Festival.
United Matters at Aram Gallery, London. September-October 2022

School of The Underkraft
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Mark Essen for British Art Show 9. 2022

Many Hands Make Light Work.
Wolverhampton Museum and Art Gallery, UK. Jan- April 2022 with British Art Show 9 Schools Program

Welcome to New Earth.
Vivid Projects. December 2021. 

London Design Biennale,: Design In The Age of Crisis. Online and Somerset House, London, UK. 2021

Ikon for Artists.
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. May 2021. 

United Matters. Dutch Design Week. Netherlands. October 2020.

London Design Festival. London, UK. September 2020

The Design Film Festival. The Design Museum, London. September-November. 2020

The Everyday Martian. Design Museum, London. Dec 2019

FLIMSIES (small acts of care). With GU Womxn. Art Licks Weekend. London. October 2019





Select Awards/Funding/Commissions

Shortlisted for the FLAMIN! Fellowship (2023)

Everyday Heritage Grants: Celebrating Working Class Histories. With Multistory, funded by Historic England. November 2022- September 2023

'SURGE’: A collaborative artist and engineering partnership project with Dr George Dwyer. Funded by UAL/UCL, The Wellcome Trust / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences. 2021   

British Art Show 9 Schools Commission
Arts Connect
Wolverhampton Museum and Art Gallery, UK. 2021-22

Longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2021

Multistory Artist Commission. 2021

Longlisted for the Nova/Mullen Award. 2020

The WESLDET Project Award. 2020

Research and Cultural Collections, University of Birmingham. Commission funding, 2020.

Viaduct Materials Innovation Award. 2019

Living Research Follow on Funding. British Council, China. 2019

The Walter Edmund Sykes Lunn Design Education Trust. Masters Scholarship, 2018

Oscar Nomination for Best Short Animation 2013 - “Head Over Heels”- Main Puppet Fabricator with Charlie Buck. National Film and Television School. Director: Tim Reckhart Producer: Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly


Teaching

Lecturer
Kingston School of Art. UK. 2021-2023

Tutor for MA Design For Change 
The University of Edinburgh. 2022 

Graduate Teaching Assistant
and Visiting Practitioner for MA Material Futures,
Central Saint Martins, UAL. UK. 2020-2021


Select Workshops

Lady Ludd: Feminist explorations of the Luddite Movement. 
For Near Now at Broadway, Nottingham. March 2023

Socially Engaged Practices in the Digital.
Create Ireland. Online November 2022

British Art Show 9 Schools Program. Workshops with 5 schools across the West Midlands.  Jan 2021-Dec 2021

Digital Clinic. British Council Ireland. Studio we & us and Sophie Bullock. (online). May - Nov 2021

Co-Lab for Radar. Loughborough University. Jan 2020

Designing sustainable systems. Maker Circle, Chengdu, China. July 2019

Science is Fiction is Truth with Lucy Hutchinison. University of the Arts London, May 2019

Make Your Future. Craft Council. 2017 - 2019



Select Writings/Publications

OUTWORK. Book published by Multistory Editions, 2023. 

Many Hands Make Light Work
Educational Resource for School of the Underkraft. Commissioned by Arts Connect for British Art Show 9. 2022

Rethinking the system, together: Makers and circularity in Chengdu.  Chapter co-written with Dr. Kit Braybrooke and Dr. Nicola Thomas for the 'This is Distributed Design' book. Published The Distributed Design Platform, co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union. 2021

Social Works? Writing Commission. Social Art Library. Axis Web.  April 2021

Women, Work & Wednesbury. For We Are Wednesbury website. Published online and in print with Multistory. Sandwell. April 2021 

Break The Frame (Essay). Material Futures Catalogue 2020, UAL. 2021 

Artist-Newletter: All We Ever Wanted Was Everything. Blackhole Club Guest Editors (As Ambience Factory with Sophie Bullock, graphic design by Kieth Dodds) 2021

May Day Reader with Black Hole Club. Vivid Projects. Birmingham. May 2020

FLIMSIES (small acts of care) with GU Womxn. 2019 

Atmospheric Memory, Futureeverything, 2019

Sleep Cycles, Publication Happens: collected works of Write Club, Published by Eastside Projects, Birmingham, December 2018

Pewter Casting, Resource for teachers for Key Stage 3 Published by the Crafts Council, 2018
 


Recent Events/Talks

Artist Talk for Multistory,  Newhampton Arts Centre. Wolverhampton. Feb 2024

Artist Talk for Hospital Rooms. Sandwell CAMHS, West Bromwich.  Feb 2024

Meet The Near Now Fellow: Artist Talk.
Broadway, Nottingham. March 2023 

Artist Talk at Sandwell College. November 2022

Artist Talk at University of East London. Feb 2022

Making Futures Conference. Speaking on the ‘Re-crafting the Local-Global Maker Relationship’ strand. September 2021. With Dr Kit Braybrooke and Dr. Nicola Thomas

United Matters,: Social Design. Dutch Design Week Online Talks 2020

Ghost Labour with Mark Essen.  University of Birmingham. October 2020 (online lecture)



Press

BBC Article: Art project to tell the stories of West Bromwich print workers

School of the UnderKraft. British Art Show 9. April 2022 

History and Contemporary Art. Written by Josh Allen. Article on artists working with Historic materials. Jan 2022

Birkbeck Institute for Social Research Review of Ambience Factory Performance. Birkbeck University. Feb 2020

Class of 2020: Work. Review of Break The Frame. Written by  Teleri Lloyd-Jones. November 2020. 

Craft Careers: how Sophie Huckfield became an artist. Interview with the Craft Council. 2018.