Heidi Hinder

Artist, Designer, Maker, Researcher

Bristol, United Kingdom

Work Experience

Heidi Hinder

Artist, designer, researcher, visiting teacher (self-employed)

United Kingdom

University Of Bristol

Artist Consultant

Tangible Memories, AHRC interdisciplinary research project
September 2013 - September 2015 United Kingdom

Birmingham City University, Birmingham Institute Of Art & Design

Visiting Lecturer

BA Hons 3D Design programme: Products, Interiors, Furniture, Designer Maker, Design Management

BA Hons Jewellery & Related Products degree course:
Researching, compiling and delivering lectures on 19th and 20th century art history to large groups of first year undergraduates for the Contextual Theory module of learning.
Providing group and individual student tutorials.
Setting up examinations and assessing papers.
Student support.

Extended Diploma course:
Leading and delivering workshops for medal-making module, including concept development and contextual research, site visits, designing, wax-carving and modelling skills, casting, patinating, and the use of mechanical, hand and computer processes.
2010 - 2014 United Kingdom

Heidi Hinder

Freelance contracts in TV production including BBC, National Geographic Television, ITV, Discovery UK

2000 - 2007 United Kingdom

Wildfire Productions

Production Manager

'Till the Boys Come Home'
3 x 23' First World War docu-drama series for ITV West, featuring war veteran Harry Patch.
Series awarded Royal Television Society Best Independent Production 2006, South West Region

'Stashed Away'
9 x 23' factual entertainment series for ITV West, showcasing treasures from museum vaults.

'The Allotment'
15 x 23' factual entertainment series for ITV West and Discovery about off-the-plot gardening.

1 x 24' drama for ITV West, showcasing a new writer and director's award-winning work, and starring Oscar nominee Ron Moody.

Non-broadcast productions:
'In Control' DVD for Department of Health and Social Services
'Strengthening Families' 3 x DVD for Oxford Brookes University
United Kingdom

Zebra Films

Production Co-ordinator

'Snake Hunter'
2 x 50' natural history documentaries for NGT/National Geographic Television
Winner of Wildscreen Panda Award 2002

'Death Squeeze'
1 x 50' natural history documentary for NGT/National Geographic Television

'A Tiger in Africa' natural history series development
United Kingdom

Silicon 19


Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2006, The Royal Society, London
1 x 50' non-broadcast DVD including interviews with Professor Colin Pillinger, leader of Beagle 2 mission to Mars and Professor Sir Martin Rees, then President of the Royal Society.
United Kingdom

The National Trust

Art Director

'Buckland Abbey'
1 x 10' short film dramatising the history of the property for a permanent on-site exhibition.
United Kingdom

Safari Films

Script Supervisor

'Bullets & Butterflies'
1 x 50' pilot drama for distribution
Los Angeles, California, United States

Ross WW Media

Script Reader

Co-ordinating and reading all French language submissions; screenplays, novels and short stories
Los Angeles, California, United States

ITV West

2nd Assistant Director

'A Child in the Forest'
1 x 24' dramatisation of Winifred Foley's novel

1 x 10' short film
United Kingdom


3rd Assistant Director

4 episodes of this long-running hospital drama
United Kingdom

Turning Over Television

Production Assistant

'Parents Unplugged'
8 x 24' factual entertainment series for ITV West
United Kingdom

Conference Connections

Art Department Assistant

Corporate short film for Lloyds TSB
United Kingdom

Hummingbird Films

Production Assistant

'Know your balls.... Check 'em out!'
1 x 17' short film for Orchid male cancers charity, to raise awareness about testicular cancer.

Programming and productions for BBC Learning Zone, the Open University and the Royal College of Nursing
United Kingdom


Birmingham City University

Jewellery & Silversmithing, BA Hons, 1st Class

2005 - 2008 Birmingham, United Kingdom

Cardiff University

English Literature, BA Hons, 2.1

1995 - 1999 Cardiff, United Kingdom

City Of Bath College

Diploma in Art Foundation

1994 - 1995 Bath, United Kingdom

Recent exhibitions & displays

Money No Object, Money Gallery, The British Museum, London
Facing History: Contemporary Portraiture, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
FIDEM XXXIV, Museum of Ancient Arts, Namur, Belgium
Money No Object, Creativeworks Festival, King's College, London
Medals of the Moment, Twenty Twenty Gallery, Much Wenlock, Shropshire
Winter Exhibition, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

Facing History: Contemporary Portraiture, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Works in Bronze, Jean Luc Baroni Gallery, London
Money No Object, Money Gallery, The British Museum, London
Tangible Memories at the Digital Design Weekend, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (part of London Design Festival)
Digital Futures, The White Building, London
Medals of the Moment, Twenty Twenty Gallery, Much Wenlock, Shropshire
Tangible Memories, Watershed, Bristol
Winter Exhibition, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

Money No Object at the Digital Design Weekend, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (part of London Design Festival)
Digital Futures, The White Building, London
Digital Design Drop-in, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
FIDEM XXXIII, National Archaeological Museum, Sofia, Bulgaria
Tangible Memories, AHRC Connected Communities Festival, Cardiff
Craftsense, Bilston Craft Gallery, Bilston, West Midlands
Hold It, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
Winter Exhibition, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

Symposia & workshops

New Horizon, workshop facilitator, The British Museum
Jewellery History in the Making, workshop facilitator, Warwick Museum
Medals Symposium, speaker, School of Jewellery, Birmingham

The Future of Value, artist presenter, Mozilla Festival, Ravensbourne, London
Digital Futures, artist presenter, The White Building, London
Money No Object, artist presenter, Design Studio, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
MIDAS, Case study presenter, Royal College of Art, London
Tomorrow's Transactions Forum, speaker, One America Square, London
Girls Making History jewellery workshop, facilitator, Knowle West Media Centre, Bristol
Tangible Memories, artist, AHRC Connected Communities conference, Cardiff
Tangible Memories art workshops in care homes, facilitator, Bristol
Tangible Memories, Studio talks, artist presenter, Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol

Wearable Futures, speaker, Ravensbourne, London
Hack the Quartet for Bristol Proms, artist participant, Watershed & Bristol Old Vic
Fascinate conference, presenter and speaker, Falmouth University
Talking Objects: Digital Inspiration & Interpretation, speaker, Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives
The Guardian, Culture Professionals Network, panel member, Making residencies work
HighWire (Centre for Doctoral Training) at LICA, Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, Digital Futures, Money No Object: The intrinsic value of collaboration speaker, Lancaster University
Pathways to Making, New Approaches speaker, University of Wolverhampton
New Technology, Exploring craft, technology & value, speaker, Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey, Devon
Studio Lunchtime Talks, What could the Internet of Things mean to makers? speaker, Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed, Bristol

21st Century Leadership programme, Voyages of [Digital] Discovery: Navigating the New, speaker, Battersea Arts Centre, London

Now you see it, now you don't, artist facilitator, Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

Artwork in permanent collections

American Numismatic Society, New York

The British Museum, London

The British Museum, London
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Oxford Castle Art Collection, Oxford

The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, Modern Collections, London

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham

Judy Craymer, Executive Global Producer, Mamma Mia! The Movie
Phyllida Lloyd, Director, Mamma Mia! The Movie
Catherine Johnson, Writer, Mamma Mia! The Movie

Royal Society of Arts (West Midlands)

Artwork featured in print: Publications & Magazines

'Big Data in the Arts and Humanities', ed. Andrew Prescott, ISBN 978-0-85261-943-8
'Crafting our digital futures', eds. Irini Papadimitriou, Andrew Prescott and Jon Rogers, ISBN 978-0-9576868-4-7

'Open Collaborative Making: A Digital Perspective', eds. Jon Rogers, Irini Papadimitriou and Andrew Prescott, ISBN 978-0-9576868-1-6

'Bluestockings with an itch for scribbling', The Medal, Issue No. 63, Autumn 2013, pp 52 - 55, ed. Philip Attwood ISSN 0263-7707

The New Medallists, Marcy Leavitt Bourne and Melanie Vandenbrouck-Przybylski
(London, England) ISBN 978-0955889547

Humor in Craft, Brigitte Martin (USA) ISBN 978-0764340598

AIRspace, Jack Cunningham (Birmingham, England) ISBN 978-1904839385

Magazines: Hong Kong Jewellery, Edelmetaal (Holland), Crafts magazine, The Goldsmith, The Professional Jeweller, GZ (Germany), Munt Koerier (Holland), LUXX Jewellery (Asia & Middle East), The Medal

Artist residencies

April - December 2014
Visiting Artist, Digital Programmes and Research, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Jan - April 2013
Craft + Technology Residency, Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol

April 2011
Visiting Artist, The Royal Mint, Llantrisant, Wales

Sept / Oct 2010
Visiting Artist, National Academy of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria

2009 − 2011
Artist-in-Residence (p/t), Birmingham City University, School of Jewellery


2010 − 2011
New Medallist Artist, British Art Medal Society, The British Museum, London


Elected to Board of Directors, The Association for Contemporary Jewellery (2009 - 2012)