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.
Sophie Willison / sonofwillye / sophie-willison.com
Terra Firma / terra_firma_magazine / terrafirmamag.com
Sandalwood Gallery / Sandalwood Project / sw-project.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'
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
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
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
Girls Like Us magazine 2015
Denude magazine 2015
Of the land and Us, 2017
Grit magazine, 2015
The Symons-Hatton Award (honourable mention 2nd prize)