Bankley Open Call winner 2014

Holly Rowan Hesson,  Spark , 2014, photographs on acetate, glass, 390 x 35 x 12cm

Holly Rowan Hesson, Spark, 2014, photographs on acetate, glass, 390 x 35 x 12cm

Delighted to have won the Bankley Gallery Open Call 2014 with my work, Spark. Many thanks to the judges Kwong Lee from Castlefield Gallery, Kate Jesson from Manchester Art Gallery, Chris Bloor from And Model and last year's winner Peter Seal. Thanks also to the Bankley Gallery team.

The Bankley Open Call 2014 exhibition featuring diverse work by all twenty of the shortlisted artists is on each weekend until 26 October 2014.

On Sunday 26 October there will be a wrap party for the show between 2 and 4pm, including informal talks from myself and from Matt Davies, the prize runner up. All welcome.

Bankley Gallery is an artist-led space in Levenshulme, Manchester.

 

Society of Island Universes

Holly Rowan Hesson,  Riot , 2014, projection series, dimensions variable

Holly Rowan Hesson, Riot, 2014, projection series, dimensions variable

All welcome to Society of Island Universes preview on Thursday 17 July 2014 at Piccadilly Place in Manchester.

Artists: Holly Rowan Hesson, Jo McGonigal, Lisa Denyer, Sarah McNulty, Willow Rowlands. Produced by Lisa Denyer and Michael Thorp.

Holly Rowan Hesson,  Bubbling under  (1 of 4), 2014, photographs on tracing paper, rubber bands, dimensions variable

Holly Rowan Hesson, Bubbling under (1 of 4), 2014, photographs on tracing paper, rubber bands, dimensions variable

Catalyst

Holly Rowan Hesson,  Interrupt , 2013, projection (series of 47 stills), plinths, dimensions variable

Holly Rowan Hesson, Interrupt, 2013, projection (series of 47 stills), plinths, dimensions variable

A residency and exhibition by Lisa Denyer and Holly Rowan Hesson

Holly Rowan Hesson and Lisa Denyer are visual artists with a shared interest in abstraction and minimalism. Although they work with different mediums, both are drawn to the spontaneity, process and discipline of responding to site, collaborative working and to curating work made in situ.

“As a starting point to our working process we will each bring one piece of our own work that particularly resonates with us on day one of the project and use both these works as a catalyst in making new pieces in and of the site and responding to the other’s work.” Holly Rowan Hesson

“We will be working intensively on site at Piccadilly Place for a week. At the end of that time we will continue the collaborative process by working together in creating an exhibition of the new work. The resulting show is likely to include responses to our week working together on site in painting, photography, projection and 3D form.” Lisa Denyer

Please join us for drinks and to view the exhibition for the first time on Wednesday 14 August 2013 from 6 until 9pm at Unit 4B Piccadilly Place in Manchester.

Exhibition continues: Thurs 15 – Sun 18 Aug 2013 1-6pm

Part of Castlefield Gallery's New Art Spaces