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On Location: An assembly,
The Wire, Issue 418 - review
of Tha-at’s right

Trip Report: An Assembly
play Charlie Usher and
Rowland Hill
, Boring like a Drill

Ten Artists to Watch, Elephant

Rowland Hill’s Digital Relics and Provocation,
5  Questions, Elephant, 09/07/18

Features / Publications

Featured artist in
Ambit Issue 238 p.47-56

A Thing Unseen: An interview
with Rowland Hill
, Still Life
Issue 4: Ways to Disappear

Rowland Hill (b. 1989) is an artist living in Manchester working across performance, moving image, writing and sound. In 2017 she received the Clare Winsten Memorial Award from The Slade School of Fine Art and in 2019 a Jerwood Bursary to adapt her performance Interjectional Exercises into a book. 

Rowland has performed and presented her work at spaces including The Koppel Project, London (2020), Raven Row, London (2019), Organon, Denmark (2019), The Holden Gallery, Manchester (2019), Charlton Gallery, London (2017), Flux Factory, New York (2017), Aldeburgh Music (2016), Splendor, Amsterdam (2015), Copenhagen Contemporary Art Centre (2015), ICA (2015) and the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (2015).

She frequently performs works by other artists across visual and sound art contexts, which have included the UK premiere of we shall run by Yvonne Rainer (2018), Seedbed by Vito Acconci (2019), and pieces by La Monte Young and Alison Knowles (2019) at London Contemporary Music Festival; Tape Piece by Maya Verlaak & Andy Ingamells at Archway Sound Symposium, 5 Years Gallery (2019); Solos for Voice by John Cage at John Cage: Maybe Even Beyond the Delta, The Lowry (2019); and Tate and the Lyle-ettes by Rosa Johan-Uddoh at Tate Britain (2018). 

Rowland is the founder and co-director of Video Jam, an event series described as ‘leading audiovisual masterminds’ (Time Out) and ‘badass audiovisual witches’ (Soda_Jerk), dedicated to commissioning and presenting short films with live musical accompaniment: a contemporary equivelent of early silent cinema. She has worked with The British Council (2020), The Barbican Art Centre (2018), Wellcome Collection (2017), Royal Northern College of Music (2017), FACT, Liverpool (2016), Manchester Art Gallery (2015), Abandon Normal Devices (2013) and many more. In 2018 Video Jam received a Manchester Culture Award.

She also works at The Portico Library in Manchester.

Performing EAR ACTION by Neo Hülker & Stellan Veolce, with An assembly at London Contemporary Music Festival, Ambika P3, London, December 2017. Photo: Dimitri Djuric.

Rowland Hill © 2019