Sian Hutchings is the current Graduate in Residence within the Fine Art Department.

She graduated last year from the BA course, having gained a First Class Honours, and was recently selected for the Regional Finals of the Platform Graduate Award by Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, for her graduate work The Composition of Sway. Her work features Sian conducting five musicians that she has worked with over a series of ‘sonic workshops’.

Sian’s practice is engaged with the notion of understanding environments through listening. She believes that even though the eye is ‘seen’ as the dominant sense, we can also learn a lot about our surroundings through listening.

The blog posts below record her journey as Graduate in Residence for Fine Art.