Graduate Award Winner, Leoni Hill’s solo exhibition, March 2020.
The rattle, as bird feeder hits off the sides of the tin. Bringing the pigeons home for the day, alerting the birds of their supper.
Humour in “The Shake of the Tin” is used as a coping mechanism to disrupt internalized feelings towards the deteriorating, yet stable condition of a loved one. Memories from childhood alongside specific health problems in relation to the artists grandfather have been depicted within the sculpture, text and sound of this installation to highlight the emotions of the realisation surrounding the reflections of health and death.
Leoni Hill’s artistic practice investigates the everyday. She works with and relies on her own emotional and personal narratives which intertwine through her personal life and her practice. By using self deprecating humour, play and industrial approaches to making, she pokes fun, questioning sexuality, love, fantasies, failures, and health with her on-going work.
Leoni Hill (b.1995) is a Belfast based visual artist who has exhibited nationally and internationally. She graduated in 2019 with a BA Honours in Fine Art: Sculpture from the Belfast School of Art. A multidisciplinary artist, her work takes the form of kinetic sculptures incorporating; performance, video and sound installation. Recent works include a collaborative performance at Belfast International Festival of Performance Art 2020, group shows at Flax Art Studios, Queen Street Studios and The Royal Ulster Academy of Art.
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