Approved: 16.08.2006

Henny Burnett

Artist, Teacher

Approved: 16.08.2006

Artist Statement: My current practise reflects a fascination with both museums and the personal memorabilia we all gather, asking the audience to examine how we view such artefacts today. I work in a range of media that include casting, installation, collage, assemblage, photograms, light-boxes, projections and sound. The process of working with museums and their archives has resulted in work that

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  • Location: Salisbury, South West
  • Activities: Primary education, Secondary education, Higher education, Further education, Adult education, Practice-based research, Art historical research, Residencies, Workshops, Participatory projects, Private commissions, Gallery education
  • Categories: Installation, Mixed Media, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
  • Tags: collecting, collage, assemblage, gathering, memories, family histories, cabinets of curiosities, vitrines, light boxes, photograms, liquid emulsion.
 
 
 

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    Biography

    Artist Statement: My current practise reflects a fascination with both museums and the personal memorabilia we all gather, asking the audience to examine how we view such artefacts today. I work in a range of media that include casting, installation, collage, assemblage, photograms, light-boxes, projections and sound. The process of working with museums and their archives has resulted in work that explores impermanence and memory; is rooted in the fabric of the home, yet presented in an historical context.

    CV & Education

    Qualifications and training

    1992 - PGCE, Art & Design, Institute of Education, University of London

    1986 - Postgraduate Diploma, Tapestry/Printmaking (Commended), Edinburgh College of Art

    1985 - BA Hons (1st), Design, Edinburgh College of Art 

    Solo exhibitions

    2009 - The Shoemaker's Shrine, Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, Northampton

    2008 - The Shoemaker's Shrine, jgallery, Moulton, Northampton

    2004 - Installation 'Uncle Eric's Box II', Gallery II, University of Bradford

    2002 - I Went to See the King, Beatrice Royal Gallery, Eastleigh, Southampton

    2002 - The Language of Ghosts, Southside Arts, Southampton

    2001 - Uncle Eric's Box, The Otter Gallery, Chichester

    Group exhibition

    2015 - The Plant Project, The Young Gallery, Salisbury

    2015 -  Rockpools, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, Manchester 

    2014 - Binocular Vision. b-side multimedia arts festival, Portland, Dorset 

    2014 - Cicatrix, Touring, The Atrium County Hall, Trowbridge, The Young Gallery, Salisbury and The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham

    2014 - National Memory - Local Stories, National Portrait Gallery, London and The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum, The Close, Salisbury

    2014 - Lost  An artistic archaeology of the recent past, Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury    

    2013 - Cabinet of Curiosity, Room of Wonder, Borough Museum and Art Gallery, Newcastle-Under-lyme

    2013 - Collision , Nancy Victor Gallery, London

    2013 - Void Open 2013, Hoxton, London

    2012 - On The Map, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, Hastings

    2012 - Playing Games, The Point, Eastleigh

    2011 - Elements, Wellcome Collection, London

    2011 - Made To Last, Cathedral Cloisters, Salisbury

    2011 - The Secret Language of Flowers, Andipa Contemporary, London

    2011 - Unearthed, Warton House, Olympic Delivery Authority, London

    2010 - Stroud International Textiles 2010, Museum in the Park, Stroud, Gloucestershire

    2009 - The Open West, Summerfield Gallery and Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

    2007 - Arts Unwrapped , Space Morning Lane, London

    2006 - Journals, Ale & Porter Gallery, Bradford-on-Avon

    2006 - Selected Artist, The Art of Words, Fairfields Arts Centre, Basingstoke

    2005 - Open Desk, Ragged School Museum, London

    2004 - The Home Ideal Show, Hotbath Gallery, Bath

    2004 - Trace of Memory, Drumcroon Gallery, Wigan

    2003 - Metamorphosis, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk

    2001 - Handbag, City Gallery, Leicester; Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, Cheltenham; McManus Gallery, Dundee

    2000 - A Sense of Occasion, Craftspace Touring, Birmingham; Harley Gallery, Notts; Cheltenham Art Gallery, Cheltenham; Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford; The Design Centre, Barnsley; The Bowes Museum, County Durham; 20-20 One, Scunthorpe; Welfare State International

    2000 - Colle Verde - Residency, Beatrice Royal Gallery, Eastleigh, Southampton

    1999 - Subverted Suburbia, Gracefields Arts Centre, Dumfries, and toured around Britain for a year

    1998 - In Dent, Stroud House Gallery, Stroud 1997 - Art In Boxes, Southampton City Art Gallery

    1997 - Pull Up A Chair, Scunthorpe Museum and Art Gallery

    1996 - Sitting Pretty, Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery

    1994 - Eastend Open Studios in Association with the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

    1994 - National Print Exhibition, The Art Gallery, Scarborough

    1994 - Paper Works, City Museum and Gallery, Plymouth

    1994 - The First John Jones Open, John Jones Gallery, London

    1993 - A Month Of Miniatures, New End Theatre Gallery, London

    1993 - Open Mini Print Exhibition, London Print Workshop

    1992 - Fundraising Exhibition, Geffrye Museum, London

    1991 - Borders Biennial Competition, Tweeddale Museum, Scotland

    1990 - McGrigor Donald Sculpture Prize, Exhibited at Glasgow, Edingburgh, London

    1990 - Young Printmakers of the Year Awards, CCA Galleries, Bath, Farnham and Cambridge

    Workshops

    2009 - Casting Workshop, Northampton Museum and Gallery, Northampton

    2009 - Casting workshop , Sir William Romney School , Tetbury, Gloucestershire

    Residencies

    2013 - National Memory - Local Stories, National Portrait Gallery in association with The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum, Salisbury and London

    2013 - Residency, Brisons Veor, Cape Cornwall

    2000 - Awarded Residency, 'Colle Verde', Italy, Southern Arts

    Public commissions

    2016 - Call & Response, Salisbury International Arts Festival

    2015 - Rockpools, 1-0 Micro-Commission, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, Manchester

    2004 - The Grandmother's Cupboard, The Hotbath Gallery, Bath

    2000 - 'Birthwake', Craftspace Touring Exhibition

    1999 - '10 Veils', Gracefield Arts Centre, Scotland

    1999 - '5 Language Gloves' (installation), Ewing, New York

    1998 - '12 Handbags' (installation), Anastasia Alexander, London

    Competitions, prizes and awards

    2016 Awarded a-n Travel Bursary - Montreal, Canada

    2014 Awarded Area Boards Grants from Trowbridge and Salisbury Councils  

    2013 Grants for the Arts, Arts Council, England 

    2009 - Grants for the Arts (Individuals) Arts Council, England , Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, Northampton

    2004 - Grant for the arts (individuals), Arts Council, England

    2003 - Project funding, Juliet Gomperts Trust, England

    2000 - Awarded Development Funding (Investment in Individuals), Southern Arts

    1985 - Awarded Andrew Grant Postgraduate Scholarship 1984 - Awarded Andrew Grant Travel Scholarship, New York