The Maltings Studio, Hauser & Wirth Somerset. Photo: Jamie Woodley

The ‘unscripted’ Artist Residencies Selected by Frances Morris

  • 14 July – 31 August 2024

Taking place in parallel with Hauser & Wirth Somerset’s forthcoming exhibition, ‘Phyllida Barlow. unscripted’, this summer residency will welcome guest artists, Jessie Flood-Paddock, Young In Hong, Jack Killick and Hamish Pearch, to spend time living and working in Somerset. Selected by curator Frances Morris, and in the spirit of Phyllida Barlow, the artists will be invited to seek inspiration from the exhibition, landscape and architecture of Somerset, as well as conversations that develop between the group.

As with most Hauser & Wirth residencies, there is no prescribed outcome. Creative responses may take shape individually, or as a collective, resulting in an open studio session for the local community to engage and interact with their practice.

Jessie Flood-Paddock, unsteadiness, 2017 © Anne-Katrin Purkiss. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Anne-Katrin Purkiss

Young In Hong standing in front of Bell Screen, 2024, ‘Five Acts,’ Spike Island, Bristol, UK © Spike Island. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Spike Island

Jessie Flood-Paddock
Jessie Flood-Paddock is a British sculptor living and working in London, UK. She studied at the Royal College of Art (2003 – 2005), Slade School of Fine Art (1996 – 2000) and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1999). Flood-Paddock first came to wider attention in 2010 for her solo exhibition ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ at the Hayward Gallery Project Space in London, UK, which centered on a sculpture of a giant lobster.

In 2012, she collaborated on an artwork with British fashion designer Jonathan Saunders for ‘Britain Creates’, which concluded with an exhibition at the V&A in London, UK. Later that year, she had a solo exhibition at Tate Britain in London, UK. Flood-Paddock was awarded the Kenneth Armitage Fellowship (2013 – 2015), which enabled her to live and work in Armitage’s studio for two years. During that period, she had a solo exhibition at the Carl Freedman Gallery in London, UK, titled ‘Nude.’ In 2017, the Tetley Gallery in Leeds, UK hosted ‘Refinding,’ an exhibition which brought together new and recent works by the artist, alongside the Oak Tree series of sculptures, drawings and prints by Armitage. Amongst her many group exhibitions, her highlights include ‘Phyllida Barlow and Jess Flood-Paddock,’ The Russian Club, London, UK (2010); and Äppärät,’ The Ballroom, Marfa TX (2015).

Young In Hong
Visual artist Young In Hong works across installation, sound, performance, textile and drawing. Born in Seoul, South Korea, but living and working in Bristol, UK, her practice often focuses on undervalued cultural practices and seeks to achieve a sense of equality that gently undermines ruling hierarchies. In recent years, Hong has increasingly examined notions of inter-species communication, symbolism and the hybridity of sound, movement, and objects in the context of other-than-human voices. 

She has exhibited at Spike Island, Bristol, UK (2024); Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp, Belgium (2023); and Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, UK (2018); Korean Cultural Centre, London, UK (2017); and Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK (2015). Hong’s performances have been presented at Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea (2022); National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea (2019); Arnolfini, Bristol, UK (2019); Spike Island, Bristol, UK (2017); Block Universe, London, UK (2017); and 10th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2014). In 2019, Hong was shortlisted for the Korea Artist Prize.

Jack Killick, 2024 © Jack Killick. Photo: Adam Perchard

Hamish Pearch, 2024 © Fonderia Artistica Battaglia, Milan, Italy. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Fonderia Artistica Battaglia

Jack Killick
London-based artist Jack Killick works across sculpture and painting. His sculptures are often made up of large-scale forms arranged in complex installations where mass and volume are determined by the space within which they find themselves. Taking inspiration from his surroundings, Killick creates imposing installations that can be at once intimidating and mischievous. He builds ‘anti-monumental’ sculptures from inexpensive, household materials such as cardboard, fabric, plywood, polystyrene and plaster, leaving the seams of their construction visible, revealing the methods of their making. Killick’s most recent paintings draw influence from arte povera to pop art, making bold use of color and form as a means of expression. The resulting works appear fluid and compelling, heavily stylised forms are rendered in flat blocks of color and architectural themes appear as a framework for exploring space both physically and mentally.

Killick has exhibited at IMT Gallery London, UK (2023); LUNGLEY Gallery, London, UK (2018, 2019, 2022 and 2023); Block 336, London, UK (2018); and Strike Site, London, UK (2017).

Hamish Pearch
Artist Hamish Pearch earned his BFA from Camberwell College of Arts, UAL, London, UK in 2015 and received a Postgraduate Diploma from the Royal Academy Schools, London, UK in 2019. His practice reflects on the complex structures humanity occupies, exploring the materials, objects and spaces that make up our worlds. Through sculpture, installation, drawing and sound, his practice gives form to human experiences and systems that are mundane and magical in equal measure. Pearch’s sculptures mix, merge and remake forms to create objects of instability. Found objects, natural forms and commonplace materials are used alongside cast and modelled sculptures. In other cases, objects seem frozen on the brink of metamorphosis. These volatile objects present material and metaphorical meeting points, where everyday objects slip between states of reality and the unconscious.

Perch’s selected solo exhibitions include ‘Smoky, Moth and Mike’, Ginny on Frederick, London, UK (2023); ‘If things were different’, Galeria Mascota, Mexico City, Mexico (2022); ‘Happy Birthday, Dear Speed’, Quench, Margate, UK (2022); ‘Amygdala lost and found’, Sans titre, Paris, France (2021); ‘Thames Mud’, Front, Brussels, Beligium (2021); ‘Head Above Water’, Belsunce Projects/Manifesta 13, Marseille, France (2020); ‘Nights’, Soft Opening, London, UK (2019) and ‘On a day like this’, Sans titre, Paris, France (2018).