Sunnifa Hope

MA work

The photograph Three Plinths is from a series that looks at the museological traditions used to display and view works of art. By emptying the photographs of art objects and focusing on the modes of display I am asking the audience to look beyond the obvious, and perceive the unexpected, where the gallery is less of a mausoleum. With this series I am using the gallery as a studio to produce artworks rather than as a final resting place. I am inviting the viewer to be more questioning and give more attention to art as a whole rather than as a prescribed experience.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Fine Art

    Programme

    MA Photography, 2007

  • The photograph Three Plinths is from a series that looks at the museological traditions used to display and view works of art. By emptying the photographs of art objects and focusing on the modes of display I am asking the audience to look beyond the obvious, and perceive the unexpected, where the gallery is less of a mausoleum. With this series I am using the gallery as a studio to produce artworks rather than as a final resting place. I am inviting the viewer to be more questioning and give more attention to art as a whole rather than as a prescribed experience.

  • Experience

  • Aspire Photography Workshop Tutor, Wimbledon School of Art, London, 2007; Curatorial Administator and Exhibitions Organiser, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2001-7; Assistant Manager, Beyond Words Photographic Bookshop, Edinburgh, 2000-1; Photography Tutor, Edinburgh Council Adult Education Programme, 1998-9
  • Exhibitions

  • PLUG, County Hall, London, 2006; Visual Arts Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 2006; The Hope Show, WASPS Gallery, Edinburgh, 2005
  • Awards

  • Winner, Sally Salvesen Prize, 2006; Winner, Elizabeth Ballantyne Award, 1997; Winner, Russell Trust Scholarship, 1996