Approved: 13.08.2013

Hannah Leighton-Boyce

Artist, Lecturer / academic, Researcher

Archived
Approved: 13.08.2013

At the centre of my work is an enquiry into the way we experience time and place and the way we make our mark and leave traces. My work is usually site responsive; ideas are triggered through multi sensory aspects or through points of entry within research, found objects and narratives. I work across disciplines to respond both site specifically or create responses to, the situation of a space or place

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    Artist Statement

    At the centre of my work is an enquiry into the way we experience time and place and the way we make our mark and leave traces. My work is usually site responsive; ideas are triggered through multi sensory aspects or through points of entry within research, found objects and narratives. I work across disciplines to respond both site specifically or create responses to, the situation of a space or place through the play between ideas, materiality and process. Notions of authenticity, liminality and the in-between underpin my ideas. I am interested in the experience and creation of 'moments of encounter' moments that sit on the realms of the felt and unseen where we experience suspension or pauses. These are central themes through which I search and explore ways to express notions of presence and absence, the material and immaterial.

    CV & Education

     

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS.
    2016    25th March – 11th June Instruments of Industry Touchstones Art Gallery, Rochdale
    2014    The Event of The Thread Helmshore Mills Textile Museum
    2012    Standing at the Gates, Ackworth School, West Yorkshire
    2011    The naming of Place Ackworth School, West Yorkshire
    2011    Marking time, Weaving Place Brass Gallery, Leeds
    2010    Mapping Movement The Bowery, Leeds

     

    RESIDENCIES.
    2016       March – June 2016 Print residency at Neo:artists, Bolton
    2015/16    Touchstone Museum and Gallery archive, New Expressions3
    2014       -TO-AND-FRO-  A two week collaborative residency, Rogue Project Space, Manchester
    2013/14    AA2A Manchester School of Art, 1 year residency
    2013       La Escocesa Studios, Barcelona – 1 month residency
    2012       Armley Mills, 1 month collaborative residency – Gerry Turvey,Daliah Touré,June Gersten Roberts
    2008-11    Ackworth School West Yorkshire (2008-2011) – 3 year residency

     

    SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS.
    2016    Women Artists from 1861 -2015 Touchstones Art Gallery, Rochdale
    2015    For Posterity launchpad exhibition – Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
    2015    People and Process: A history of Salts Mill (If Walls Could talk, The last Yarn)
    2015    Film Screening of The Last Yarn, St. Asaph Catherdral, Wales. [ As part of Angela Davies Residency]
    2014    GodsbridgeX  The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle
    2013    Anual 2013 La Escocesa, Barcelona
    2013    The Contemporary Art Society North, PS Mirabel, Manchester
    2013    Neo:Graduates Neo:22 Bolton
    2013    Cloth & Memory {2} Salts Mill, Saltaire
    2013    Castlefield Gallery@ The Manchester Contemporary
    2013    If not here, where Didsbury Parsonage, Manchester
    2013    TESTBED Lionel Dobie Project, Manchester
    2013    Hand-made Futures Contact Theatre/Blank Media Collective, Manchester
    2013    Through neo:gallery22, Bolton
    2013    The Frost Art Museum Drawing Project The Frost Museum, Miami
    2012    Manchester Artists’ Book Fair with Hot bed Press, Holden Gallery, Manchester
    2012    MA Show, Holden Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University
    2012    Journeys Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Lancashire
    2011    CUBE Open 2011 The CUBE Gallery, Manchester
    2011    Workhouse Hive Gallery, Manchester
    2011    Cartograph The Brass Gallery, Leeds
    2010    Open Drawing Exhibition One Church Street Gallery, Great Missenden
    2009    Drawn In Sidcot Arts Centre, Somerset
    2006    RSVP Deptford Arts Network, The Old Seager Distillery, Deptford

     

    AWARDS/GRANTS.
    2014    Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England (The Event of the Thread)
    2014    New Opportunities Award – Selected by New Expressions 3 and Visual Arts South West
    2013    Neo:Graduates – commendation award
    2013    RULE OF 3,  Islington Mill, Salford – 3 week residency
    2012    The Textile Society Award – Postgraduate winner
    2010    AHRC Postgraduate Funding, Manchester School of Art
    2005    Texprint finalist
    2005    Mantero prize for innovative textiles

     

    COLLECTIONS.
    Touchstones Art Gallery, Salts Mill, Winchester Special Collection, Oxford Brooks Collections, MMU Special Collections, Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection, GSA Special Collections.

     

    PUBLICATIONS / ARTICLES / PRESS.
    2016    Featured in Embroidery Magazine, March/April 2016. Article by June Hill
    2015    Drawing Paper 8, June 2015
    2015    The Event of The Thread – Limited edition book published by Mid Pennine Arts
    2015    Axisweb ‘Spotlight’ feature – The Event of the Thread
    2015    Some thoughts on multiple lifeworlds: identity, culture & politics – Dr Iain Biggs
    2014    Creative Tourist – The Event of The ThreadSheila McGregor Axisweb Selects
    2014    Revolution I: Industrialisation, Artist as Archeologist. Annie Carpenter, Owl Projects
    2014    TEXT Journal, Volume 41
    2014    Jan/Feb Embroidery Magazine  – Cloth and Memory {2}
    2013    Cloth & Memory {2} Exhibition Catalogue, eds. Lesley Miller
    2013    The Quilter Journal 137 – Winter 2013. Page 2. Cloth and Memory {2}

     

    EDUCATION.
    2012     MA  Manchester School of Art (Distinction)
    2005     BA (Hons) Winchester School of Art (First)
    2004     Tokyo Zokei University, Japan – visiting student