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17th JULY – 3rd AUGUST IMPOSE||LIFT RESIDENCY AT THE CURFEW TOWER, CUSHENDALL

For two weeks I will be on away on a joint residency developing ideas and collaborative works with performance artist  Juliet Davies of LEGROOM Manchester. The residency is part of IMPOSE||LIFT series curated by The Penthouse where artists have been exploring their situation to the tower and the surrounding town of Cushendall considering themes of restriction and liberation of action and in action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUT NOW! INDUSTRIAL FOLKLORE TAPES VOL.1  – INSTRUMENTS OF INDUSTRY.

‘Folklore is most often associated with the romance of rural life, but this new series of releases explores ‘industrial folklore’, born from the hardship and daily toil of workers in mills, mines and foundries in the north of England. The Industrial Folklore series sets out to explore a recent past, embedded in family histories and still in living memory, yet for the most part a forgotten bygone era, that appears to have little connection to our present existence. It is no coincidence that the artists who begin this series are all based in and around Lancashire, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, a landscape silently haunted by the tangible remains of once thriving noisy industries.’

http://www.folkloretapes.co.uk/product/industrial-folklore-tapes-vol-i-instruments-of-industry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial Folklore Tapes Vol.I
Instruments of Industry
Hannah Leighton-Boyce
10″ Vinyl Gatefold with Booklet.


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26TH – 1ST JULY  ARTIST IN RESIDENCE GLASGOW WOMENS LIBRARY

Throughout the summer and early autumn I will be spending time researching in the archives of Glasgow Womens Library in preparation for developing new work for an exhibition opening in March 2018 alongside Glasgow based artist Ruther Barker at Casltefield Gallery in Manchester. The exhibion will tour to Glasgow later in the year.

 

SATURDAY 8TH JULY 12 – 5 OPEN STUDIOS MANIFEST FESTIVAL

More info: https://www.manifestartsfestival.com/

Map: https://www.manifestartsfestival.com/mobilemap

 

MONDAY 12TH JUNE
HANNAH DIRECTORY AND FESTIVAL LAUNCH

Very pleased to have been selected to be part of The Hannah Directory again this year, a fantastic directory and festival celebrating and sharing the good work and creativity happening in the north. http://hannahfestival.com/

 

The Journal of Modern Craft Volume 9, 2016 Issue 2.  Review of The Event of the Thread book by Lynn Setterington.

To read full article click here.

 

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The Event of the Thread publication.March 2015. Hannah Leighton-Boyce

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MUSTERUP 5  18th November 2016 – Folk Ceremony Expanded Cinema Performance Humour

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Excuse Me While I Am Changing, 15-16th October 2016

2b3bcdcb-a116-45f0-8a45-7b2528af6728Rogue Project Space presents Michelle ShieldsMatthew Bamber, Hannah Leighton-Boyce and Linda Hemmersbach in Excuse Me While I Am Changing. Curated by Lucy Harvey, new drawing, painting, making and photography respond to evidence of the city’s expansion in the liminal and shifting space which surrounds Rogue.

Preview: Friday 14th October, 6-9pm alongside Rogue Open Studios

 

 

Newwwwwork at The Manchester Contemporary 22nd – 25th September 2016…

http://www.newwwwwork.com/

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Owl Projects/Modular Meets at Yorkshire Sculpture Park – 9 July 2016

Really fun day spinning and making with Owl Projects during their residency at YSP. Later in the eve some guys from modular meet up’s joined us. The session began with me keeping time but as the evening came time folded in on itself, I’ve never I spun so fast!

 

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Owl Project / Modular Meets from Owl Project on Vimeo.

 

Solo Show, Instruments of Industry

25th March – 11th June 2016
Rochdale Art Gallery
Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday 10-5pm

“As a recipient of a New Opportunities Award, artist Hannah Leighton-Boyce has developed a sound based work in response to the Museums’ collection of historic hand-tools. ‘Instruments of Industry’ explores the resonance of these ‘disembodied’ tools within their elevation to museum objects. The New Opportunities Award was developed in 2014 by New Expressions and Contemporary Visual Arts Network, working in partnership with Visual Arts South West. It aims to create innovative partnerships for organisations in the heritage sector as well as new ways of working for artists. This project is part of a larger group of exhibitions funded by New Expressions.”

http://www.link4life.org/whats-on/touchstones-rochdale/exhibitions/2762-hannah-leighton-boyce-instruments-of-industry

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3 MONTH PRINT RESIDENCY AT NEO:ARTISTS, BOLTON

March – May 2016

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Neo:artists – http://www.neoartists.co.uk/

 


ARTICLE ‘WATCHING , WAITING, MAKING’- EMBROIDERY MAGAZINE

March/April 2016

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Article by June Hill in March/April issue of Embroidery.

The “slow movement” has been around for some time now. The idea is that we can tackle time poverty by devoting ourselves to a single activity. Sounds counterintuitive but, as many artists will tell you, giving our complete attention to one task at a time is deeply rewarding. It’s an idea that underpins many of the features in this edition of Embroidery. We start by talking to the West Yorkshire based artist Hannah Leighton-Boyce. When developing work for projects such as Cloth and Memory and The Event of Thread, she took time to consider the resonances of what had gone before – allowing the ideas to come to her.” – Jo Hall, editor of Embroidery

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2015-2016 INSTRUMENTS OF INDUSTRY: PROJECT RESIDENCY AT TOUCHSTONES MUESUEM AND GALLERY ARCHIVE, ROCHDALE

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Instruments of Industry (working title) is a New Opportuntites Award Commission for the New Expressions 3 Programme and Visual Arts South West which has been funded by Arts Council England and Touchstones Art Gallery. The resulting works will exhibited in 2016 at Touchstones Museum and Art Gallery, Rochdale, UK
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MAY 2015 Axisweb ‘Spotlight’ feature – The Event of the Thread

http://www.axisweb.org/features/default/spotlight/the-event-of-the-thread-hannah-leighton-boyce/

 

MAY 2015 ‘Some thoughts on multiple lifeworlds: identity, culture & politics’ – Dr Iain BiggsBlog post features ‘The Event of the Thread’

http://www.iainbiggs.co.uk/2015/05/multiple-lifeworlds-identity-culture-politics/ 

 

March 2015 The Event of the Thread book launch

The Event of the Thread publication.March 2015. Hannah Leighton-Boyce
Published by: Mid Pennine Arts, March 2015
Contributors: Dani Abulhawa, Paulette Terry Brien and Hannah Leighton-Boyce
Design: Dave Penny and Hannah Leighton-Boyce
ISBN: 978-0-9509878-8-0
Number of Pages: 48
Size: 225mm x 160mm portrait
Format and binding(s): Perfect Bound, self-cover
The book documents The Event of the Thread, a live sculpture initiated by artist Hannah Leighton-Boyce, and created in September 2014. The work was commissioned by Helmshore Mills Textile Museum and Lancashire County Council and funded through the support of Arts Council England.  For further details: http://www.hannahleightonboyce.com/publicationspress/The book can be purchased for £10.00 via Mid Pennine Arts http://midpenninearts.org.uk/shop

 

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 13-22 FEBRUARY 2015 – FOR POSTERITY – CASTLEFIELD GALLERY, MANCHESTER. PREVIEW: THURS 12 Feb 6-8pm

Curated by CG associate member Lucy Harvey, Castlefield Gallery presents For Posterity, its next Launch Pad exhibition from 13 – 22 Feb. Giving Harvey her curatorial debut Launch Pad: For Posterity includes work by Rosanne Robertson, Richard Proffitt, Cherry Tenneson, Fliss Quick, Hannah Leighton-Boyce, Lucy Harvey. Drawn from Harvey’s own research into traditional crafts, the exhibition explores the transformative ways in which artists invent and reinterpret history, place and language, and considers the place of ‘making’ in contemporary visual art.

For more info visit: http://www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk

 
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7TH FEBRUARY, 3PM FILM SCREENING – THE LAST YARN – AT ST. ASAPH CATHEDRAL, ASAPH, WALES. 

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NOVEMBER 2014 -TO-AND-FRO- ROGUE PROJECT SPACE RESIDENCY, MANCHESTER
-TO-AND-FRO- is a two week artist led project taking place at Rogue Project Space in Manchester in November 2014.The aims of this project are to provide a space and to allocate time for creative activities to take place: a place to converse, to experiment, and to create new working relationships.Participating artists: Chris Bailkoski, Hannah Leighton-Boyce, Kathryn Miller, Matthew Bamber, Rebecca Rogers, Stephanie VivierProject page: http://toandfroatrogue.tumblr.com/About
SEPTEMBER 2014 THE EVENT OF THE THREAD LIVE SCULPTURE

A new site specific work on the former tenter fields of Higher Mill in Helmshore, now Helmshore Mills Textile Museum. The work is being funded by Arts Council England and Lancashire County Council.For regular updates of this work as it progresses please see links below:

Project page:The Event of the Thread

Blog: http://helmshoremillcommission.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theeventofthethread

 

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 SEPTEMBER 2014 AXISWEB SELECTS: CREATIVE  TOURIST

Article written by Sheila McGregor about The Event of The ThreadLink: http://www.creativetourist.com/articles/art/lancaster/axisweb-selects-hannah-leighton-boyce/

 

4TH OCTOBER 2014 CONCERT WITH Hear Th↓s Space, COOKES STUDIO,  BARROW IN FURNESS

As a participant of Hear Th↓s Space’s workshop in June, we will be returning to Cookes Studio to share the different soundscapes, reponses and compositions of our collective listening to Barrow-in-Furness.
More info: http://www.hearthisspace.com/forthcoming-events.htmlproject blog: http://www.hearthisspace.com/barrow-in-furness-project-blog

 

JULY 10 2014 ‘TITLE: CHANGE OF VENUE’

Symposium at Manchester School of Art, GM4 2 – 5:30 pm. For more info and to register Title: Chnage of Venue 

 

MAY 2014 SELECTED FOR NEW OPPORTUNITIES AWARD BY NEW EXPRESSIONS3 AND VISUAL ARTS SOUTH WESTA year long project written in partnership with Touchstones Museum has been selected to receive a New Opportuntites Award by New Expressions 3 and Visual Arts South West. For more information on the work and award, please click hereClick here for informaton on the New Opportunies AwardClick here for NOA selected artist profiles

 

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4TH APRIL-6th JULY 2014 GODSBRIDGE X, THE BOWES MUSEUM, BARNARD CASTLE
A group exhibition of ten artists works responding to God’s Bridge, a naturally formed limestone bridge in Teesdale. The project was organised by Artworks Teesdale and mentored by Tania Kovats.Click here for further details and exhibition catalogue/PDFClick here for BBC news article

 

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MAY 2014 ARTICLE WRITTEN BY ANNIE CARPENTER FOR OWL PROJECT BLOG

Revolution I: Industrialisation. Hannah Leighton-Boyce, Artist as Archeologist’ 

TEXT JOURNAL VOLUME 41, 2013-2014

Bursary Winner report in TEXT – The Textile Society’s annual publication.http://www.textilesociety.org.uk/text-journal/TS_logo_strap_300x80

 

 

 

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LA ESCOCESA STUDIO RESIDENCY, BARCELONA–  For more details   http://laescocesaresidency.wordpress.com/ Hannah Leighton-Boyce19th/20th DECEMBER 2013 – EXHIBITION @LA ESCOCESA, BARCELONAflyer_10x15-1 
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  CAS-North-logo_1024px-620x348 7/8th DECEMBER 2013 – CONTEMPORARY ART SOCIETY NORTH,  PS MIRABEL, MANCHESTER   DECEMBER 2013.  ‘East Wing 1939-2011’ SELECTED BY NEO: FOR A COMMENDATION‘East Wing 1939-2011’ selected for a commendation award by the curators of the Neo:Graduate exhibition.  The award provides a 3 month membership to the neo: Print and Sculpture workshops in Bolton and the opportunity to curate an exhibition at neo:22 gallery. neo-graduatesOCTOBER – 1st DECEMBER 2013 – NEO:GRADUATES EXHIBITIONThe exhibition showcases the work of 12 artist selected from across the UK who have graduate from a BA or MA in the last two years. I am showing two works developed during my MA – ‘East Wing 1939-2011’ and ‘Whisper’ alongside works by Aisling McDonagh, Antonio de la Hera, Charlotte Jonerheim, Dana Ariel, Gerard Young, Karol Kochanowski, Mona Choo, Pauline Rigby, Robyn Leyroy-Evans, Sean Lavelle, Sharon Forrest, and Valentine Kuhl.Curators and Judges: Sophia Crilly, Martyn Lucas and Robyn Woolston, and Jason Simpson, Director of neo:gallery22.    OCTOBER 2013 SEMINAR ‘CLOTH AND THE TRANSLATION OF MEMORY’, SALTS MILL, SALTAIREI will be taking part in the second Cloth & Memory {2} seminar, ‘Cloth and the translation of memory’ alongside other artists Maxine Bristow and Karina Thompson and the curators of the exhibition. For more details visit www.clothandmemory.com cm2-e-flyer2 18th AUGUST – 3rd NOVEMBER 2013Cloth & Memory {2} showcases the work of ‘Twenty-three artists who have made work in response to Salts Mill in Saltaire. The exhibition is curated by Lesley Miller, June Hill, Jennifer Hallam and Keiko Kawashima, for more information about the exhibition and participating artists please visit the Cloth and Memory website.      hand-made-future-branding-2-011 MAY – 18 SEPTEMBER 2013  ‘HAND MADE FUTURES’  CONTACT THEATRE, MANCHESTERSelected group exhibition organised by Blank Media Collective, which will showcase artists working with craft or process led outcomes in their work.        url 18th APRIL – 2nd JUNE 2013 – THROUGH, NEO:GALLERY22, BOLTONThe exhibition opening is combined with Neo’s open studios on Saturday 4th May 4-6pm“The ‘process’ in process art refers to the process of the formation of art: the gathering, sorting, collating, associating, patterning, and moreover the initiation of actions and proceedings. Process art is concerned with the actual doing and how actions can be defined as an actual work of art; seeing the act of making art as its primary expression. Process art often entails an inherent motivation, rationale, and intentionality. Therefore, art is viewed as a creative journey or process, rather than as a deliverable or end product.”    APRIL 2013 – THE FROST MUSEUM DRAWING PROJECT, MIAMI‘The Frost Art Museum Drawing Project at the Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami Florida, is the Frost Art Museum’s first on-line exhibition/project space. It is centered around the question: What is line, and how does it travel through space?I have had a film of the work ‘Notes on Movement: London-Berlin-Stroud’ selected for this exhibition. For information about the project and events please click here.  ruleof-3FEBRUARY 2013 – RULE OF 3 RESIDENCY, ISLINGTON MILL.For full information about the Rule of 3 events please see the flyer below or visit the Rule of 3 website.        9th MARCH 2013 – ARTIST TALK 1 – 2pm, THE WHITWORTH ART GALLERY, MANCHESTERI will be giving a talk about my work at the Whitworth Art Gallery as part of ‘Textile Art Now’ – a series of ‘monthly talks, discussions and workshops introducing new, innovative textile artists’. Please come along if your free! For more info please click here  SUNDAY 3rd MARCH – TALKS PROGRAM 2:45 THE MANCHESTER ANTIQUE TEXTILE FAIRLyn Broster will be hosting a question and answer session with the current student bursary winners and last years graduates. The forum is an opportunity to hear about the different projects that the Textile Society has supported. 16th FEBRUARY 2013 – ‘SHOW AND TELL’ THE CORNERHOUSE, MANCHESTERI shall be giving a short ‘Show and Tell’ presentation about my work. The event starts at 16:00, for further information about the event and other artist and designers taking part please click here 16th JULY – 11th AUGUST 2012  – RESIDENCY AT THE MILLSPACE, ARMLEY MILLS, LEEDSCollaborative residency with dance artist Gerry Turvey and her project Body Stories alongside choreographer and dancer Daliah Touré and film maker June Gersten Roberts. 23rd/24th JUNE 2012 – RED NILE PROJECTS, FACTORY NIGHTS ‘WEEKEND’, DUNDAS HOUSE, MIDDLESBOROUGHSelected artist for Red Nile factory night ‘weekend’, at Dundas house, the site of an Edwardian Winter Gardens, now a 60’s modernist building, shopping centre and home to Navigator north/artist studios. MARCH 2012 – MAPPING MEMORIES, ACKWORTH SCHOOL, WEST YORKSHIRE