Sophy Rickett


Sophy Rickett’s latest exhibition Objects in the Field is currently on show at Camilla Grimaldi Gallery until 21 March 2014. Read tutor Sharon Boothroyd’s interview with Sophy Rickett here to find out more about this work. Although we are not running a study visit to the show, there are two opportunities to hear Sophy talk about her work that we think students will be interested in:

Wednesday 12 March 2014, 18.30 – 19.30: In conversation with Barry Phipps
Barry Phipps is a curator and a fellow of Churchill College, University of Cambridge

Camilla Grimaldi
25 Old Burlington Street
4th Floor
London W1S 3AN

Free entry, but you need to act quickly RSVP before Monday 10 March to

Thursday 20 March 2014, 19:00 – 20:00: The Encounter Between Art and Science
Sophy Rickett in conversation with Martin Caiger-Smith. Martin Caiger-Smith is head of the MA programme Curating the Art Museum at the Courtauld Institute and former head of exhibitions and acting director of the Hayward Gallery

Tickets £5 – please book via this link

Image Credit: Sophy Rickett, Observation 95 (in ten parts), 1991/2013


  1. annag 6 March 2014 at 2:47 pm

    I heard Sophie deliver a lecture on her work in November,2012 at the University of Plymouth. She is an excellent and engaging speaker who is very generous in answering questions fully, not assuming any prior knowledge or ignorance on the part of the person asking the question.

  2. jsumb 6 March 2014 at 5:54 pm

    I went to see the exhibition recently at the Grimaldi gallery; if you are going the gallery isn’t well signposted, although the number 25 is very prominent – there is a general reception inside the lobby where they will help. I can recommend the work, my thoughts are here

  3. starrybird 7 March 2014 at 9:12 am

    This is really interesting, thank you. Trying to draw at the telescope eyepiece was one of the things that propelled me back to art and I have recently been using astronomy as a theme in my printmaking, so this connects beautifully.

  4. Annette Bruton 10 March 2014 at 6:39 am

    I found this intriguing. It was such an interesting report. In a similar vein was an exhibition at the Dundee Contemporary arts centre of the work of Hiraki Sawa. The exhibition is now closed but a page on the website provides some background, has some pictures and contains a film clip of the artist talking about his work. A specially commissioned part of the exhibition was based on the Mills Observatory in Dundee and the artists response. You can see this here
    Thanks for this informative report.


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