Studio Visit—Yvette Hawkins

Yvette Hawkins, Casing In, 2014 (detial) Photo © Phil Sayer

6 November 2014


North Member Programme, Studio Visit

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Join us for a studio visit with Yvette Hawkins.

Yvette Hawkins is a visual artist of British-South Korean origin working across installation and sculpture. Her work explores themes which encompass hybridity, tradition, migration and preservation which relate to ‘the cultural other’. Addressing her mixed race heritage and nomadic upbringing – occupying forty five homes across two nations – craft plays an important role in the making of work, often involving traditional skill centred techniques such as bookbinding, embroidery and printmaking.

She was recently invited by York Museums Trust to respond to an eclectic collection of artefacts formed by local benefactor Peter Madsen with the resulting work exhibited in the Finding the Value at York St Mary’s Church. Her work has been featured in books and magazines and was included in Book Art: Iconic Sculptures and Installations Made From Books (2011). Yvette is currently a director of dot to dot active arts and is lead artist on Book Apothecary: The Travelling Museum of Artist Books.

Yvette studied Textiles at Glasgow School of Art and graduated from a degree in Fine Art at Newcastle University in 2007. She is currently studying for an MFA in Fine Art at Northumbria University in partnership with BALTIC39.

Free to Contemporary Art Society Members. To reserve a place please contact Matthew Hearn on / 07762 146 957


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