© Sophie Willison 2016                    @sonofwillye                         Designed by Sophie Willison                    @terra_firma_magazine       

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.

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


Currently working between the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney

and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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

'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)

Podcast with Jacqueline Mcleish (COMING SOON)

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


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