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.
The 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”.
Be on the wall. Send a postcard.
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Sophie Hill graduated in 2009 from the University of York with a BA in History of Art & English Literature. Having completed internships at several publications, including the Times Literary Supplement, Sophie moved to New York to work with Broadway Gallery for 3 months in 2010. Upon moving back to London Sophie volunteered with Drawing Room, London until June 2011, when she began at the Mall Galleries, London where she still works as Commissions Consultant. Sophie updates postcardwall weekly, as well as freelancing with her writing.