Edmund de Waal Studio and Gallery II: David Hills, DSDHA

David Hills (co-founder of DSDHA) discusses the practice’s ongoing collaboration with ceramic artist and writer Edmund de Waal. The practice have completed studios for de Waal at two sites in South London; a modest infill studio in Tulse Hill in 2005, and a second more ambitious studio and gallery within a converted 1960s munitions warehouse in West Norwood in 2013. As with de Waal’s own work, the practice’s approach has been to embrace rather than conceal the industrial character of existing structures, creating a bespoke setting for the artist’s work in dialogue with the building’s essential characteristics.

This lecture forms part of a new series exploring the rich typology of the artist’s studio and the challenges of delivering studio provision today. The series has been developed in partnership with the Whitechapel Gallery to coincide with their current exhibition ‘A Century of the Artist’s Studio 1920 – 2020’ which runs until 29 May 2022. To find out more, head to https://www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/a-century-of-the-artists-studio-1920-2020/

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