Holly Rowan HessonArtist, Curator, Project manager, Consultant, Researcher
Through intuitive and process-led image making, I create dialogues with material, sites and residual memories. This interrogation regularly starts from abstract photographs I make in situ capturing my interest in specific man-made structures, buildings and physical spaces.
|Location||Manchester, Leeds, Hebden Bridge, England|
|Activities||Practice-based research, Residencies, Private commissions, Curating, Studio practice|
|Artforms / type of project||Installation, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture|
|Tags||photography, painting, installation, site responsive, sculpture, abstract, minimal, projection, colour, light|
News & Events
#Five2Watch at The Manchester Contemporary
Thanks to Axisweb for inclusion in their #Five2Watch at The Manchester Contemporary pt. 2 feature. http://www.axisweb.org/features/spotlight/five2watch-the-manchester-contemporary-pt-2/
The Manchester Contemporary
24/09/2015 – 27/09/2015
Old Granada Studios, Manchester
Very excited to be showing new work with Castlefield Gallery at this year’s Manchester Contemporary.
Bankley Open call judge
Excited to be a judge for Bankley Open Call as winner of last year’s prize. Closing date for submissions is Fri 11 Sept. http://hollyrowanhesson.co.uk/bankley-open-call-2015-judge
Axisweb Artist of the Month, Aug 2015
Link to interview: http://www.axisweb.org/features/profile/artist-of-the-month/august-2015-holly-rowan-hesson
CG New Art Spaces Federation House: OPEN HOUSE
Federation House, Federation St / Balloon St, Manchester M4 2AH
I’m excited to be showing work in progress at this big event – come and find me on the second floor! CG New Art Spaces Federation House: OPEN HOUSE, Thursday 26 March 2015 6-9pm
Grants for the arts
Delighted to find out from Arts Council England that my Grants for the arts application has been successful. Details on my plans for the rest of this year coming very soon!
Bankley Open Call 2014
Delighted to have won Bankley Gallery Open Call 2014. Thanks to judges Kwong Lee from Castlefield Gallery, Kate Jesson from Manchester Art Gallery, Chris Bloor from And Model and Peter Seal.
10/10/2014 – 26/10/2014
Bankley Gallery, Manchester
Delighted that my work Spark has won first prize in Bankley Gallery Open Call 2014. The exhibition featuring diverse work by all twenty of the shortlisted artists is on each weekend until 26 October.