C U R R E N T
Recipient of a 2018 Artist Newsletter Professional development bursary
9th March – 29th April 2018 – Ruth Barker & Hannah Leighton-Boyce, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
Reviews of current exhibition below:
MAP review ‘Consequences of progress, remnents for the future’ by Jazmine Linklater: Issues / #43 a gray stone wall damming my stream.
Corridor8 review ‘Ruth Barker and Hannah Leighton-Boyce by Miles Knapp
U P C O M I N G
2018 28th Sept – 27th October – Solo exhibition Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Warrington Festival.
B I O
Hannah Leighton-Boyce (b. 1980, Stroud) lives and works in Manchester, England. Her sculptural works range from site-specific and ephemeral actions, to drawing, sound and installation. Her working method combines material and process led exploration with present day and archival research, to explore forms of object and body relations through themes of surface and erasure, embodiment and connectivity.
Recent works include a collaborative live sculpture made with residents of Helmshore, Lancashire (2014), set within the context of the area’s industrial heritage; and an audio installation at Touchstones Rochdale (2016) funded by a New Opportunities Award [New Expressions3], which explored ideas of disembodiment and labour through the resonant properties and work history of objects within the museum’s collection. Instruments of Industry was pressed on 10” vinyl and released in 2017 with Folklore Tapes’ Industrial Folklore Series. Recent group exhibitions include Excuse Me While I am Changing, Rogue Projects Space, Manchester; New Work, The Manchester Contemporary 2016; Women Artists from 1861 -2015, Touchstones Art Gallery, Rochdale; For Posterity, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (2015); People and Process: A history of Salts Mill, Salts Mill, Saltaire.
She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Textiles from Winchester School of Art in 2005 and completed the MA in Textiles at Manchester School of Art in 2012. She has works in private and public collections including: Touchstones Art Gallery, Rochdale; Salts Mill, West Yorkshire; Ackworth Quaker School, West Yorkshire. She is also a member of Makers Dozen, a collective of Manchester based artists, designers and makers.