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Juliet Haysom studied Fine Art at The Ruskin School, University of Oxford and at the Royal College of Art, London, later completing RIBA Part 1 Architecture at the Architectural Association, London, where she now teaches.
As an artist, she is interested in making work that has a specific relationship with place, and has produced several site-specific projects with a geological focus. In 2007 Juliet was awarded the Jerwood Sculpture Prize for her proposal Spring, which involved drilling a 24-metre borehole into the bedrock beneath the Jerwood Sculpture park at Ragley Hall, Warwickshire. She worked with locally-quarried limestone within a restored Victorian cliff-side park in Torquay, Devon, and with chalk excavated from within a new public garden in Amesbury, Wiltshire. in Summer 2021 she collaborated with architect Aude-Line Duliere to produce a commission for the London Design Festival at the Victoria & Albert Museum using century-old Portland stone ashlar salvaged from the museum’s facade. She is also interested in drawing, and its practical application in mediating an exchange between designers and maker.
Juliet has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at The British Museum, London in 2020, 2008, 2007; The Victoria and Albert Museum, London in 2009; Trinity Fine Art in London and New York in 2009; and The Drawing Gallery in 2009, 2006, 2005 and 2004. She was awarded the Sainsbury Scholarship, The British School at Rome in 2004, and shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2005 and 2002. Her drawings are included within the collections of Pembroke College, Oxford, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London and The British Museum, London.
Juliet grew up in Langton Matravers, a short walk down the hill from Burngate. Her family have worked with Purbeck stone for generations: Haysom Purbeck Stone, a local quarry and masonry works, was established by her grandfather at St Aldhelm’s Head in the 1940s; later expanded by her parents Sue and Trev Haysom; and is now run by her brother Mark Haysom. Juliet’s interest in developing teaching opportunities to introduce students to stone, its associated workshop processes, and its potential as a contemporary architectural material led to her becoming a trustee of Burngate in January 2022.
This summer Juliet will be teaching her course Drawing from Stone with geologist Ruth Siddall, and will be organising a series of quarry tours.