Louise Hildreth is a local artist who has spent lots of time amongst the moss covered gravestones, ancient woodlands and wildflowers at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.
She recently took part in our Nature and Poetry course run by Nelson Brooks, our Poet in Residence 2018which inspired her to propose a new Artist in Residence post and after some exciting discussions and seeing her work we are very happy to be welcoming her to our community here and to make art works in response to the cemetery park over the next year.
Louise will be spending time researching the heritage aspects as well as the plant and wildlife, conservation and park management and will be working with our local community and volunteers through art workshops. She will be regularly documenting her findings and artworks on her instagram @louisehildrethart and in a blog on her website www.louisehildreth.com. We will also be sharing updates of Louise's work through our social media channels.
Louise is an artist living and working in Tower Hamlets. She was born in 1988, grew up in London and studied Fine Art at City and Guilds of London Art School. Her practice moves between exploring expansive anthropological themes such as language, mythology, womanhood and ecology and more magnified inquiries into the objects and experiences of her immediate environment. These often stem from her love of gardening and food-growing and her latest installations have used natural, foraged materials.