Somerset House Studios resident

Simon Terrill

Visual artist and photographer

Somerset House Studios
New Wing
simonterrill@yahoo.com

Simon Terrill's work is a photographic and performance based engagement with groups, communities, crowds - and the spaces they occupy. As well as sculpture, video, drawing and installation work, his practice often takes the form of large-scale stage-managed events. His ongoing Crowd Theory project is centered around an idea of a contrasting and oscillating space between the personal and the public, the individual and the collective and the impact of these fluid definitions on architecture, portraiture and the photograph. Simon's recent works include 'South of the River: Crowd Theory' at the National Portrait Gallery, and 'The Brutalist Playground', a collaboration with Assemble commissioned by RIBA.

Crowd Theory Adelaide, Victoria Square Tarntanyangga, 2013
Crowd Theory Adelaide, Victoria Square Tarntanyangga, 2013

“Terrill’s images suggest a complex picture of the public, at once isolated and connected to a site.”

Dr Daniel Palmer, Photography and Collaboration: From Conceptual Art to Crowdsourcing, 2017, Bloomsbury Publishing, P104
Crowd Theory South of the River, type C print 180cm x 225cm, National Portrait Gallery, 2016
Crowd Theory South of the River, type C print 180cm x 225cm, National Portrait Gallery, 2016

Whilst in residence, Simon will be developing a new cycle of works under the working title Nouns of Assembly, an open-ended exploration based in the forms and practices of congregation.

Brutalist Playground installation views, S1 Artspace Sheffield
Brutalist Playground installation views, S1 Artspace Sheffield