Laura Hathaway – laurahathaway.tumblr.com
Laura’s current practice explores the properties and absorbency of pigments, inks and oils against papers and surfaces; focusing in on the effects of layering, opacities and manipulation. She investigates how paper and ink can be combined with glass to bring 2D prints into 3D sculptural forms.
Exploring mark making as a material product of the body – creating organic and delicate compositions – the role of the unconscious is paramount to her process, which is intuitive, intense and spontaneous.
‘Disorder’ explores the visual language of marks. Sensing, feeling, responding to shadows and shapes allowing them to interact. Applying paint, reflecting, wiping down and reapplying before finally settling on a composition.
Joanne Hummel-Newell – www.joannehummelnewell.com
Joanne trained at the Royal College of Art London, and Kingston University Surrey. Recent selected exhibitions and short lists include WW Gallery collateral exhibition at the 53rd Venice Biennale, Jerwood Drawing Prize, RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Competition and the Shoosmiths Art Prize.
Curated and commissioned exhibitions include Nomas Foundation Rome, Kunstraum Kreuzberg Berlin, and Aspex Gallery Portsmouth.
Awards include Arts Council England, Quay Arts Purchase Prize and RWS Contemporary Prize Bankside Gallery.
Her work has been featured in the Times and Observer Newspaper, and is included in public and private collections in UK, USA, Hong Kong and Australia.
This installation, Hay and Bales is a Fibre and Paper installation created during a residency on a working dairy farm, commissioned by Arts Council England.
Joanne Hummel-Newell’s body of work investigates the farmer’s ongoing relationship with nature and their daily/yearly work routine which has been passed down through generations. Taking familiar elements from the working farm (scattered grass/silage bales) Joanne creates an installation which is symbolic in representing the hazardous and unpredictable nature of farming, as well as the devotion and constant work required of the farmer in order to ensure success.