Saturday, 22 November 2014

Louise Hayward at Southbank Printmakers

We welcome Louise Hayward's exhibition, 'Blocks, Slabs and Towers', prints of London housing  which can be seen at the Gallery from Monday 8th December for 2 weeks.


The Kipling Estate
Louise Hayward is a London-based printmaker.  She studied BA (Hons) Fine Art/ Painting at Wimbledon School of Art, followed by MA Printmaking at Camberwell College of Arts.  Louise is a member of Southbank Printmakers, the Society of Wood Engravers (SWE) and a fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE).  Louise creates her prints by using engraving and lino-cutting tools on relief surfaces including plastic plates, wood and lino.


On Sultan Street
Louise has exhibited widely in group exhibitions including the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, the Society of Wood Engravers Annual Exhibition and the London Original Print Fair.   Her work is held at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and in many private collections.  Earlier this year, Louise and her work appeared briefly in the BBC4 programme ‘Bunkers, Brutalism and Bloodymindedness: Concrete Poetry with Jonathan Meades’.

                                                              "My work features types of post-war housing which are very much part of the texture of inner London, where I have always lived.  I am interested in the individuality of these buildings in terms of their design, structure and sculptural qualities.  This kind of architecture has become negatively associated with the welfare state and social decay while the buildings themselves often have a powerful, enigmatic presence in the city. They also have a strong connection to my memories of growing up in London in the1960s and 70s."                                                                                                                       
Scaffolding on Thomas North Terrace

We feel incredibly lucky to be hosting this meaningful work and  would love to share it with you.  Any one of Louise's works would make a thoughtful gift this Christmas.  Every print is produced by hand and is therefore unique.





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