Yvette Hawkins is a visual artist of British-South Korean origin working across installation and sculpture. Her work explores themes which encompass hybridity, tradition, migration and preservation which relate to ‘the cultural other’ and specifically about her mixed race heritage and nomadic upbringing of occupying forty five homes across two nations. Craft also plays an important role in the making of work, often involving traditional skill centred techniques such as bookbinding, embroidery and printmaking.
Yvette studied Textiles at Glasgow School of Art and graduated from a degree in Fine Art at Newcastle University in 2007. She is currently studying for an MFA in Fine Art at Northumbria University in partnership with BALTIC39.
?Yvette also works to commission and has work in collections in Scotland, Italy, Australia, Japan and USA. Her work has been featured in books and magazines and was included in Book Art: Iconic Sculptures and Installations Made From Books (2011).
Yvette is currently a director of dot to dot active arts and is lead artist on Book Apothecary: The Travelling Museum of Artist Books.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training
2007 - Fine Art, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne
2012 - Forty Three Houses and a Ford Escort, Globe Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne
2012 - Places Our Paths Might Cross, Dovetail, Newcastle Upon Tyne
2010 - All The Books I Have Never Finished, The Gallery of Wonder, Newcastle University
2010 - No Land in Particular, Globe Gallery, North Shields
2010 - Nothing To Read Here, Keel Row Shopping Centre, Blyth, Northumberland
2009 - Their Silence, A Language, Globe Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne
2012 - Epilogue, Book Apothecary, North East
2012 - Mouseion, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, Leicester
2012 - Traces, Book Apothecary, Tynemouth Station
2011 - Category: An Exhibition of Artist Books, Book Apothecary, County Durham Libraries
2011 - Globe Live Auction, Globe Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne
2008 - The Art of Books, The Oriental Museum, Durham
2007 - Publish, Glue Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne
2011 - Curator and Founder, Book Apothecary, North East
2008 - Curator, The Cluny Gallery, Ouseburn, Newcastle Upon Tyne