Sophie Willison was born in London in 1995 and

studied fine art photography at the University of East London.

In October 2015 she moved to Sydney to rediscover her love of Australia, now working between London & Sydney.

Willison publishes an annual magazine terra firma and produces an annual diary. The 2018 diary focused book & magazine collectors, 2019 focused on the importance of plants and flowers, and now the 2020 diary is the start of a collaboration between herself and fellow artist Victoria Doyle.

She is currently working on forming an international collective, designing furniture, and has ideas for starting up her own gallery space - Sandalwood Project.

She hopes to partake in a thoughtprovoking and inspiring residency next year. One of her dreams one day is to design a swatch watch.

 

Currently working on the 6th issue of terra firma magazine which focuses on 'what does it mean to reside?'.

Fine art photographer, designer, curator, publisher, collector.

 

Contact 

 

Sophie Willison / sonofwillye / sophie-willison.com

Terra Firma / terra_firma_magazine / terrafirmamag.com

Sandalwood Gallery / Sandalwood Project / sw-project.com

terra_firma_magazine@mail.com

Exhibitions / Book Fairs

Terra Firma 2020 Diary Launch, November 2019

'Navigating the Blue' First Solo Show, The Shop Gallery, March 2019

'3+6+3' Pop Up Exhibition February 2019

'Hard Copy II', Goodspace Gallery, January 2019

Terra Firma Magazine - Issue 05 Launch Galerie Pom Pom, November 29th 2018

2019 Terra Firma Diary Launch, Airspace Gallery November 2nd - 17th November

'Hard Copy', Goodspace Gallery, July

'Rolodex' - Design Festa Gallery Tokyo, June 2018 rolodex.com

'Constructing Intimacy' Gaffa Gallery, June 2018

Rewind Gallery 'Dated'

December 16th  2017 - January 12th 2018

Airspace Projects Inc 'Airfare' December 2017

Volume, Another Art Book Fair. Artspace in collaboration with Printed Matter inc, October 2017

Design Manchester 'A Letter From Home' 

October 2017

Revue Bâtarde, Brussels Belgium October 2017

Studio NOCK May-June 2017

Museum of Contemporary Art Zine Fair, May 2017

Melbourne Art Bookfair, March 2017 (Terra Firma magazine presented by the IMA bookstore)

 

'Interior' Scratch Art Space, October 2016

MCA Zine Fair, May 2016

 

Goodspace Gallery, Sydney, June 2016

 

A process exhibition - Der Greif, Germany, Neue Galarie Höhmannhaus, March 2014

 

Interim show- Vyner street - Bethnal green, 2014

 

Pop 6 Cine-East - Pop up show, London 2013

Talks / Presentations

Untitled. 'Unfinished Prints & Projections' at 107 Projects, December 2016

Guest Lecturer at Guildford College, October 2015

 

 

Published (print)

Caffeine and Concrete 2019

terra firma 2018 diary

Revue Bâtarde, Le Compromis issue, 

published by Indekeuken editions 2017

Modulated by Noise 2017

As.iZ Magazine 2017 

C41 Magazine 2016

 

Pamplemousse magazine 2016

 

Iolsi Zine 2016

 

terra firma magazine 2015/17

 

Girls Like Us magazine 2015

 

Denude magazine 2015

 

Der Greif - Seltmann PrintArt, Lüdenscheid 2014

 

 

Published  (online)

At Home, Together Pt2 2020

NSS Magazine 2020

At Home, Together Prt 1 2020

Caffeine and Concrete 2018

Of the land and Us, 2017

Try Hard Magazine, 2017

Sandalwood Gallery

Fleur and Arbor, 2016

 

Flaneur magazine, 2016

 

Grit magazine, 2015

 

Get it on the neg, 2015

Awards

The Symons-Hatton Award (honourable mention 2nd prize)

 

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