Tracy Hill – Wetland Liminal Spaces of the Mersey and the Hunter

A discussion event with artist Tracy Hill in conversation with In Certain Places curator Professor Charles Quick.

The evening focused on Hill’s work with different wetland sites – along the Mersey River in the UK and the Hunter River in Australia. Hill’s process of collecting data using digital mapping technology and presenting this as installations and hand-drawn imagery revealed interesting similarities between the two sites, allowing the viewer to experience these places in a unique way.

In particular, the conversation explored Hill’s use of digital mapping technology within printmaking and the role of her work in the place where our digital and physical worlds overlap. It also considered the importance of the liminal spaces she chooses to work with, which sit on the edge of urban conurbations, linking and connecting communities, marking borders and defining modern transport links.

Tracy Hill is a Research Associate of Artlab Contemporary Print Studios, UCLan and visual artist whose practice investigates and reconsiders the relationship between digital technology and the aesthetic of the hand created mark in response to a sense of place. Through a cross-disciplinary approach Hill’s work challenges perceptions of traditional skills within contemporary practice. Hill’s work is exhibited both nationally and internationally with paper works held in several collections.

Click here to read about Tracy’s wetlands projects

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