Photo: Holly Rowan Hesson in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire

Holly Rowan Hesson

Artist, Curator, Project manager, Consultant, Marketing professional
Early career

Holly's work explores process-led image-making that creates dialogues with material, sites and residual memories. Her work most often starts with a camera and ends in installation. Responding intuitively to her surroundings, she is compelled to alter what she sees, transforming solidity and the real into something more transient and ephemeral.

Using this compulsion as a starting point she then works in a layered way, with time to explore an important element. Her work is often playful, purposefully incorporating residues of the processes employed in making it, the ideas generation processes and the site in which it was made within the finished work.

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Location Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire
Activities Practice-based research, Private commissions, Curating, Project management, Marketing/communications
Artforms / type of project Installation, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
Tags photography, photographer, painting, installation, site responsive, sculpture, painter, social media, abstract, minimal

News & Events

  • 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.

  • Bankley Open

    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.

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