New Board member of Royal Society of Sculptors

Holly Rowan Hesson,  Bend or break , 2018, webbing, found Perspex box, projection (looped series of 15 photographs), dimensions variable

Holly Rowan Hesson, Bend or break, 2018, webbing, found Perspex box, projection (looped series of 15 photographs), dimensions variable

I am delighted to have been elected to the Board of the Royal Society of Sculptors and am looking forward to my first board meeting this summer.

New AA2A residency at York St John University

Holly Rowan Hesson,  Overspill,  2018, photographs on acetate, dimensions variable

Holly Rowan Hesson, Overspill, 2018, photographs on acetate, dimensions variable

I’m delighted to have been selected for an AA2A (Artists Access to Art Colleges) residency at York St John University for the 2018/9 academic year. I’ll be making a new body of work as well as undertaking a related research and development project.

Conversation in Colour artist talk 23 October 2018

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Paul Huxley RA will be in conversation with Holly Rowan Hesson at arebyte Gallery, chaired by Caroline Worthington, Director, Royal Society of Sculptors as part of the exhibition Conversation in Colour.

Details

All welcome. Rsvp: info@the-line.org

Conversation in Colour  (partial installation view) Pic credit Vassilis Skopelitis

Conversation in Colour (partial installation view) Pic credit Vassilis Skopelitis

Conversation in Colour

Conversation in Colour  (partial installation view) Pic credit Vassilis Skopelitis

Conversation in Colour (partial installation view) Pic credit Vassilis Skopelitis

Many thanks to The Line and photographer Vassilis Skopelitis for some great photographs of the installed works by Paul Huxley and myself at Conversation in Colour.

Holly Rowan Hesson,  Overspill , 2018, photographs on acetate, dimensions variable

Holly Rowan Hesson, Overspill, 2018, photographs on acetate, dimensions variable

Conversation in Colour preview

Conversation in Colour  (partial installation view) Pic credit Vassilis Skopelitis

Conversation in Colour (partial installation view) Pic credit Vassilis Skopelitis

I’m excited to be exhibiting with Paul Huxley RA in Conversation in Colour curated by the Royal Society of Sculptors and hosted by arebyte gallery, London.

Preview is Saturday 6 October coinciding with Frieze London. (Please note RSVP is required and there will be a guest list on the door.)

For Frieze weekend there will be a special opening on Sunday 7th October, 12-6pm.

The show runs to 27 October and there will be an in conversation event on the evening of 23 October.

More details including special free boat service for Frieze weekend.

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Podcast at Echo installation

Holly Rowan Hesson , Echo  (partial view), 2017, projection (140 photographs looped on six projectors), scaffold sheet, steel structure, webbing, lighting gels

Holly Rowan Hesson, Echo (partial view), 2017, projection (140 photographs looped on six projectors), scaffold sheet, steel structure, webbing, lighting gels

Many thanks to Manifest for this podcast recorded during the final week of my Echo installation for Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival and capturing a little of the artist talk.

First 2018 newsletter

Holly Rowan Hesson,  No more disco , 2016, perspex, dimensions variable

Holly Rowan Hesson, No more disco, 2016, perspex, dimensions variable

First newsletter of 2018 is out! January's tour and talk on Echo in Warrington and new work with a public opening in Wakefield, as well as new writing on my work and a brief overview of some highlights since my September newsletter.

New work at Artwalk Wakefield

Holly Rowan Hesson,  Bend or break , 2018, webbing, found perspex box, projection (15 looped photographs)

Holly Rowan Hesson, Bend or break, 2018, webbing, found perspex box, projection (15 looped photographs)

I've been awarded a micro-commission by The Art House and will be making new work culminating in a public viewing on Wednesday 31 January as part of the Artwalk Wakefield event across various Wakefield venues from 5-9pm.

My new installation, Bend or break, will be based in studio M5 in the basement at The Art House, all welcome.

Details on the event.

Micro commission partners:

The Art House; WE_ARE; Wakefield Arts Partnership.

Artist talk and tour of Echo

Holly Rowan Hesson , Echo  (partial view), 2017, projection (140 photographs looped on six projectors), scaffold sheet, steel structure, webbing, lighting gels

Holly Rowan Hesson, Echo (partial view), 2017, projection (140 photographs looped on six projectors), scaffold sheet, steel structure, webbing, lighting gels

On 24 January I'm doing a tour and talk on Echo, my installation in Warrington, in its final week in association with CVAN and Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival.

All details and how to book (free). All very welcome.

 

Corridor8 review of Echo at Pyramid Arts Centre

Holly Rowan Hesson,  Echo  (partial view) ,  2017, projection (looped series of 140 stills for each of six projectors), scaffold sheet, steel structure, webbing, lighting gels, dimensions variable

Holly Rowan Hesson, Echo (partial view)2017, projection (looped series of 140 stills for each of six projectors), scaffold sheet, steel structure, webbing, lighting gels, dimensions variable

Many thanks to Corridor8 for their review of my installation Echo which continues at Pyramid Arts Centre in Warrington to 27 January 2018. 

Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art

Holly Rowan Hesson,  No more disco , 2016, perspex, dimensions variable

Holly Rowan Hesson, No more disco, 2016, perspex, dimensions variable

Delighted to be part of the inaugural Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art showing two works in the amazing CET Building. It's an exciting artist roster and all will be revealed at the public preview across multiple venues on Friday 6 October. The show runs until 22 October, free admission.

More images of my two works in the CET building basement.

Echo at Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival

Holly Rowan Hesson,  Echo  (partial view) ,  2017, projection (looped series of 140 stills for each of six projectors), scaffold sheet, steel structure, webbing, lighting gels, dimensions variable

Holly Rowan Hesson, Echo (partial view)2017, projection (looped series of 140 stills for each of six projectors), scaffold sheet, steel structure, webbing, lighting gels, dimensions variable

New site-specific installation at Pyramid Arts Centre commissioned by Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival, opening night on 29 September 2017 - all welcome.

Echo is a new site-specific installation exploring uncertainty, transience and the gap between and interplay within purely sensory feeling and experience and more literal, rational thought-based experience and memory. 

The projection and sculptural work creates dialogues with materials, memory and the physical space. 

Echo is open at the Pyramid Arts Centre, Warrington until 27 January 2018, Mon to Fri 9-5 (Weds often open to 9pm but call in advance to check on 01925 442345), Sat 10-2.

(Pyramid Arts Centre is closed over the Christmas holidays from 22 December, re-opening 2 January).

Holly Rowan Hesson,  Echo  (partial view) ,  2017, projection (looped series of 140 stills for each of six projectors), scaffold sheet, steel structure, webbing, lighting gels, dimensions variable

Holly Rowan Hesson, Echo (partial view)2017, projection (looped series of 140 stills for each of six projectors), scaffold sheet, steel structure, webbing, lighting gels, dimensions variable

Autumn is coming...

Holly Rowan Hesson,  Overwrite,  2016, 47 image rolling projection, dimensions variable

Holly Rowan Hesson, Overwrite, 2016, 47 image rolling projection, dimensions variable

Summer is being spent making new work for several exciting shows and projects coming up in the autumn, together with continuing practice research and a series of visits and meetings with curators and artists.

Thanks to Arts Council England for the current Grants for the Arts award which is funding this activity.