Sam Hacking is an artist and writer with a BA in Fine Art from The Slade School of Fine Art in London. She has widely exhibited, with highlights including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Creekside Studios, The Rag Factory, Mol’s Place Gallery, Ravens Row Gallery, 176 Gallery, Hampstead Affordable Art Fair, The Yard Theatre and Elephant Parade.
She’s presently living and working between Norfolk and London and in 2019 won the ‘Escalator’ award, a Writers Mentoring Scheme at The National Centre for Writing in Norwich. Her writing has been published in several magazines such as Funhouse, Potluck, Thin Noon and Cold Lips. She’s presently working on a collective short story book and recently won a place to study at the prestigious MA Prose Fiction Writing course at University of East Anglia in September 2020.
Since 2012 she has managed a monthly not-for-profit Art Event called Skylark in London, which gives artists a free platform to showcase experimental works and gain peer to peer mentoring:
‘I wanted to build a strong peer mentoring event in the London art community that provides a supportive platform for artists to showcase their work. It encourages new ideas and early experimental works for feedback from peer mentoring and audience participation. Many of the artists use the community that has grown around Skylark to partner with other artists, taking their projects and ideas to the next level of production/exhibition/show outside in the wider art world.'
From 2015 to present she has held an Art Residency at a five star hotel in London - The Edition Hotel - creating artworks, workshops, live art pieces and gallery tours for guests and the local community.
Selected Exhibitions, Awards and Publishings
Nov 2019: ‘Mudflats’ (poem), Greeting Anthology book, to be published by Enthusiastic Press ltd, London.
Oct 2019: 'The Weight of it' short fiction story, Shortlisted for Writers Retreat 2019 Short Story competition, Uk.
Jan - Nov 2019: Winner of Escalator award, The National Centre for Writing, Norwich.
Jul - Dec 2018: Private body of paintings, commission of Macaroni Farm, private buyer, London.
Oct 2018: ‘Holding’, group painting show at The Art Space, Kingston, London.
July 2018: 'Don't look up', collaborative poem with poet Ana Sefer, published by Cold Lips Magazine, London.
May 2018: 'The Daydreamers', performance for Agora Arts Circle, in collaboration with Wandsworth Arts Fringe Festival, London.
Dec 2017: ‘Your reality is broken’, performance for Mas Productions, in collaboration with The Wellcome Collection, London.
Nov 2017: 'Crossing the open space', solo painting show at A-side-B-side Gallery, Hackney, London.
July 2017: 'Cover', prose fiction short story, published by Thin Noon magazine, Rhode Island, USA.
March 2017: 'The Pit', prose fiction short story, published by Potluck Magazine, New York
Feb 2017: 'The Pit', prose fiction short story, published by Funhouse Magazine, London.
May 2016: Group show at The Library Club, Covent Garden, London.
Jan 2016: 'The Shag,' group show, NTWRK with Flac Collective. The Exhibit, Balham, London.
Jun - Aug 2015: 'Brook', selected for Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London.
Mar 2014: 'Ambivalent', group exhibition at Cass Art Space, in collaboration with London Metropolitan University and Whitechapel Gallery, London.
July 2013: 'The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner', group performance, Secret Garden Party, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.
June 2013: Painting exhibition by Eyestorm Art Agency, Hampstead Affordable Art Fair, London.
Mar 2013: Group show, with Loopart13 Collective at Creekside, Deptford.
Oct 2011: ‘Meet us at the Theatre’, performance at The Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick, London.
May - July 2011: 'Army of women', performance at 'Gone with the Wind’ exhibition at Ravens Row Gallery, London.