A new exhibition by the artist Sophie Hill titled, 365 @ Stour Space Year of the Postcard is unveiled on 3 September. The show celebrates postcardwall reaching 365 postcards – one for every day of the year. The postcards were collected from galleries across the world. The entire collection will be exhibited, all with their legend – words written by Sophie Hill to entice the viewer into the images, that map her journey through art.
Hill has also invited a selection of artists who have postcards in the collection to exhibit a piece of work alongside, showing an evolution of work as well creating conversations between the artwork and the image we take home. Artists including print- maker Dolores de Sade, Francisca Prieto, who creates artworks from the pages of discarded print, and painter Eleanor Watson, will join the postcards at canal-side Stour Space in Hackney Wick for the month of September.
365 @ Stour Space is the culmination of postcardwall’s celebration of 2015 as the year of the postcard. Throughout 2015, a postcard has been re-released every day online in partnership with artlyst – one for every day of the year – and selections of the postcards showcased in small exhibitions across London.
Postcardwall is a project inspired by a collection of artists’ postcards from galleries and museums around the world. In 2009 Hill began a blog to remember each one, using words to create further windows into every artwork. Postcards come from large institutions to smaller galleries and graduate shows, with the aim of constructing an online platform for all kinds of art.
Building a far-reaching wall of visual memory, postcardwall celebrates works from temporary displays as well as permanent exhibitions. Often of artworks from private collections, or those that are rarely seen, the postcards are snap-shots of our ev- er-growing art world, each made more accessible by Hill’s evocative text.