Approved: 24.10.2011

Jude Hammersley

Artist, Teacher

Archived
Approved: 24.10.2011

Having lived in Wolverhampton all my life, derelict buildings and overgrown urban landscapes are a familiar sight. The graffiti that can often be found in these areas is usually a stark contrast to the natural growth and decay, and it is here that I find my inspiration for working with the juxtaposition of texture, and colour.
I use tufted wool surfaces to represent shapes and identify areas of interest

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  • Location: Wolverhampton, West Midlands
  • Activities: Secondary education, Higher education, Further education, Adult education, Special needs education, Practice-based research, Public art, Private commissions
 

Biography

Having lived in Wolverhampton all my life, derelict buildings and overgrown urban landscapes are a familiar sight. The graffiti that can often be found in these areas is usually a stark contrast to the natural growth and decay, and it is here that I find my inspiration for working with the juxtaposition of texture, and colour. I use tufted wool surfaces to represent shapes and identify areas of interest and have developed a wide range of pieces that can live outdoors or in. They can be installed on walls or on the ground, interspersed with natural, living colour and texture. Some are designed to grow and decay with the landscape; others can be used as an accent to a space or simply as a decorative piece. The attention to detail in choice of material, scale and composition are what bring my body of work together.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2011 - MA Art and Design, University of Wolverhampton 2002 - BA (Hons) Design for Interior Textiles, University of Wolverhampton Solo exhibitions 2012 - Jude Hammersley, Pressworks, Wolverhampton 2012 - Living Carpet, Moseley Exchange, Birmingham 2011 - Artfest 2011, Birmingham 2002 - Graffiti, The Quadrant Lounge, Wolverhampton Group exhibitions 2012 - Junction Festival of Contemporary Arts, Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton 2002 - Popart, Beatrice Royal Gallery, Southampton Degree shows 2011 - Public View, The Public, West Bromwich 2002 - Degree Show 2002, University of Wolverhampton