about /

postcardwall began from a collection of postcards, started in order to remember art from exhibitions and galleries across the world. As the collection mounted, the postcards became a display of both contemporary and historical art in a wonderful wallpaper of visual memory and in 2009 Sophie began a blog to remember each one.

Postcards come from contemporary exhibitions as well as permanent collections, demonstrating the wealth of accessible and varying art available, and to promote and remember inspiring but fleeting displays. One of the aims of postcardwall is to create a platform for both historical and contemporary art, as postcards are taken from established institutions as well as small galleries. With no bias, reading across the wall gives the opportunity to recognise art seen, as well as discover.

Art is meant to be looked at. Each week Sophie adds a postcard to the wall and writes about it, hopefully encouraging people to go and seek out the real thing. With 300 postcards reached in April 2012, there is now collectively over 70,000 words about art “on the wall”.

/ contact /

postcardwall is run by Sophie Hill. Please email on sophie@postcardwall.co.uk or using the form below.

Be on the wall. Send postcards to 3 Libra Mansions, Libra Road, London E3 2HR.

/ about Sophie /

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Sophie Hill graduated in 2009 from the University of York with a BA in History of Art & English Literature. Sophie has worked at various galleries across London, including Drawing Room and Mall Galleries. Sophie freelances as an arts writer, writing for artists as well as publications, such as Whitehot Magazine and Traction.

14 responses to “about /

  1. Tom G

    Great idea, Sophie. I’ve enjoyed reading your enlightening comments and hope that my knowledge of art is somewhat improving!

  2. Tom

    Just had a look at this, really interesting stuff, keep it up!

  3. Luke


    You should create some sort of group section as well, where people can add their lovely post cards.

  4. F Sissala

    Fantastic idea Sophie.

    Looking forward to future posts and watcing this site grow. I have also been inspired to seek more art myself.

  5. H Lycett

    I love your descriptions. They are like all your writing, slightly quirky, from the heart and somehow you stretch the meaning of the words and the result is greater than the sum of the parts. Sort of poetic really, and it really makes me look at the pictures in a new way. I think you should send your link to Brian Sewell.

  6. Spent about an hour reading and going through your posts, what a great idea! I think postcard number 103 was my favourate piece. Now if you just took those postcards, wrote your descriptions on the back, you could totally be a tour guide.

  7. kate janes

    hello i just saw what you wrote about my work. Thankyou, i think it is a lovely idea.


  8. sam

    This is boom-ting!

  9. Like Kate, I have just discovered myself on your site and thank you so much for your words about my piece – I’m so very glad that it spoke to you!

    All warmest wishes and happy further looking!


  10. This is such a good idea. Thank you for including my postcard. I love what you’ve said about my work. I will follow future posts.

  11. tin moi. I would like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this web site. I am hoping the same high-grade site post from you in the upcoming as well. Actually your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own site now. Really the blogging is spreading its wings fast. Your write up is a great example of it.

  12. Hi Sophie, A friend has just sent me your review of my drawing at the RA Summer show last year. I’m overwhelmed by your positive observations and kind remarks about my oak tree. Many thanks, Roy.

  13. clare308

    What a brilliant idea – I have so many postcards collected from when I was at school many many years ago and I’ve almost stopped buying them now, not knowing what to do with them!

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