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I am Course Director on the BA (Hons) Photography degree at LSBU, and for the past 6 years a Somerset House Studios Resident Artist (2017 - 2023). I have taught theory and practice modules in art and photography since 2003. I am an award-winning artist working with photography, sculpture, drawing and performance. My work explores an idea of the crowd as object, process, and model of collectivity and transformation. The survey show ‘Crowd Theory: Simon Terrill’ was held at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2019). ‘The Brutalist Playground’, a collaboration with Assemble Studios, commissioned by RIBA toured internationally (2015-2019).

My work has been exhibited in museums and public galleries internationally, including the National Portrait Gallery London, Vitra Design Museum, Royal Academy, Nunnery Gallery, Royal Institute of British Architects, Samstag Museum of Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, National Trust Ernő Goldfinger Museum and QUT Art Museum. It has featured in The Guardian, Wallpaper, Art+Australia, Art Monthly, BBC, photographies, The Big Issue, Realtime and Meanjin amongst others. Awards include The Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship and National Gallery of Victoria Trustees Award. I’ve received grants from Arts Council England (2010, 2016, 2020) and Australia Council for the Arts (2002, 2009, 2018). I am represented by Sutton Gallery Australia.

MA Fine Art (Research)

Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne

2005
2006
BA Fine Art (Sculpture)

Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne

1996
1998
Graduate Affiliate, Fine Art Media

Slade School of Fine Art, University College London

2008
2009
Lecturer, Critical and Historical Studies
Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne

2005
2008
Education
Lecturer, Centre for Ideas
Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne

2003
2008
Education
Somerset House Studios
2017
2023
2021
2021
Australia Council for the Arts
2018
2019
Somerset House Studios Resident Artist

Artist

Third sector
April 2017
Sutton Gallery, Melbourne

represented artist

https://suttongallery.com.au/

Industry
Snuff Puppets Inc

Co-founder

Industry
Prizes, awards, and accolades

The Anna & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship (Sep 2008)

Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia

https://www.unisa.edu.au/connect/samstag-museum/scholarship/scholars/2000-2009/Simon-Terrill/


KPMG Tutorship Prize for Teaching (Jan 2005)

Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne


National Gallery of Victoria Trustees Award (Nov 1997)

National Gallery of Victoria


Reach and Impact

Big cities, tiny people: the vast community portraits of Crowd Theory – in pictures (Jan 2019)


Simon Terrill's Playground (Aug 2015)


Britain's brutalist playgrounds (Jun 2015)


Seething Lane
Terrill, S. (2023). Seething Lane. Sutton Gallery, Melbourne 15 Apr - 13 May 2023

Simon Terrill: Crowd Theory Survey Exhibition
Terrill, S (2019). Simon Terrill: Crowd Theory Survey Exhibition.

Simon Terrill: Crowd Theory 2004-18, Perspectives, Notes and Comments
Palmer, D, Minton, A, Faust, C, Fite-Wassilak, C, Mulvey, M and Terrill, S. (2019). Simon Terrill: Crowd Theory 2004-18, Perspectives, Notes and Comments. Centre For Contemporary Photography.

Crowd
Terrill, Simon and Alexander, D. (2019). Crowd. London Self Published Artist Book.

Crowd Theory / Snuff Puppets
Terrill, Simon (2019). Crowd Theory / Snuff Puppets.

Crowd Theory - portfolio
Terrill, S. (2020). Crowd Theory - portfolio. London South Bank University. https://doi.org/10.18744/lsbu.8v9yz

The Brutalist Playground, RIBA
Terrill, S. and Assemble (2015). The Brutalist Playground, RIBA . Vitra Design Museum 14 Jan - 30 Apr 2017

The Brutalist Playground - portfolio
Terrill, S. and Assemble (2019). The Brutalist Playground - portfolio. London South Bank University. https://doi.org/10.18744/lsbu.8v97w

Civilization: The Way We Live Now
Terrill, S. Civilization: The Way We Live Now. 13 Sep 2019 - 01 Feb 2020

Home Work 2020
Terrill, S. Alexander, D. (ed.) (2020). Home Work 2020. London Ottoby Press.

Exchange Value
Terrill, S. (2019). Exchange Value.

Like Fire Walk With Me
Terrill, Simon (2019). Like Fire Walk With Me. Sutton Gallery, 254 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065, Victoria, Australia 02 Feb - 02 Mar 2019

Nouns of Assembly
Terrill, S (2016). Nouns of Assembly.

36 Views of Orbit
Terrill, S (2016). 36 Views of Orbit. London Simon Terrill.

Parallel (of Life and) Architecture: The Ostrich and the Kipper
Terrill, S (2017). Parallel (of Life and) Architecture: The Ostrich and the Kipper.

Sources of inspiration: from the monument tothe ordinary
Terrill, S (2017). Sources of inspiration: from the monument tothe ordinary. Alison and Peter Smithson: Ideas, Impact, Architecture. Edge Theatre, The Edge, University of Bath, Bath UK 04 Nov 2017

Crowd Theory Thamesmead
Terrill, Simon (2017). Crowd Theory Thamesmead. The Link, Thamesmead 07 Jul - 18 Aug 2017

South of the River: Crowd Theory
Terrill, S (2016). South of the River: Crowd Theory. National Portrait Gallery, London 10 Jun - 06 Sep 2016

Ideas Series: Crowd Theory
Terrill, S (2014). Ideas Series: Crowd Theory. photoworks https://photoworks.org.uk.

Welcome to the High Rise
Terrill, S and Faust, C (2012). Welcome to the High Rise. London Simon Terrill.