Hannah Machover is our new Printmaker in Residence until May. Hannah is currently studying MA Printmaking at Camberwell College of Art. This is the second year of the Printmaker in Residence award, which allows a current MA student to access our department and the expertise of our staff and students in a collaboration with the printmaking department at Camberwell UAL. The residency benefits Morley students who get a fresh insight into MA Printmaking Practice and Hannah will donate a work to the department archive, deliver a workshop and an Artists’ Talk at the end of the residency.
Hannah is a first-year printmaker at Camberwell and has worked primarily with letterpress and etching during my time on the MA course. Her work starts from the basis of discussion, storytelling and collaboration, taking ongoing inspiration from her stone collection. She is excited to take the opportunity at Morley College to explore less familiar printmaking methods, namely relief/woodcut, alongside continuing work with copper plates, while delving into the rich history of the college and its associations with printmakers such as Edward Bawden. She recently visited the Miró museum in Barcelona, where the wall text accompanying a piece (The half-open sky gives us hope) states: ‘Some expressions of Miró’s art hark back to cave painting or to childhood, associated with a notion of original creation that precedes history – handprints or scribbles, for example.’ The playfulness of ‘original creation’ is central to her work, and she hopes to play and experiment during this spell at Morley!
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