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Hetty Haxworth

Artist Biography

Hetty Haxworth, born in Oxford in 1971, graduated from The Glasgow School of Art in 1993. Her abstract prints are inspired by patterns found in nature, particularly from the coastal landscape. Her work investigates the delicate juxtaposition of colour, form and line.

Haxworth has shown several times in The Royal Academy Summer show, London, and her work is held in numerous private collections including The Royal Bank of Scotland. Exhibitions include The Ice House, London, Glasgow Print Studio and Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, and selected touring shows to Ohio, Australia, LA, Denmark and Brussels. She currently lives in Aberdeenshire 

Artist statement

Much of the subject matter for this exhibition came from a lake within walking distance from my house. I became interested in the reflections in the water and the ever-changing colours in the sky. I wanted to capture the sense of peace, the fleeting nature of the light, and the changing rhythm of the passing days.

I love the immediacy of making a monoprint. I like the vibrancy of the oil- based ink, building up texture and often adjusting colours by overprinting extra tones to make the hues vibrate against each other. Usually, only at the end, when it is all printed, does the effect reveal itself. For me the simplicity of the work comes from a direct feeling, a response to a moment in time.

Alongside the monoprints I will be showing a series of painted reliefs on wood, an experimentation with layers and textures. Etching onto wood allows me to find the line in the landscape, using relief to build form and play with perspective.

Selected Exhibitions 

Solo & group shows

2021               Exhibitor SSA online Printed Elements Exhibition

                       Exhibitor at RSA Annual Exhibition

2020               Exhibitorin Reduct, Abstraction and geometry in Scottish Art, Royal Scottish Academy

                       Exhibitor at Great Print Exhibition 6 at Rheged Centre Gallery, Penrith

                       Solo Exhibitor Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere

2019               Solo show at Glasgow Print Studio

                       Work selected Royal academy summer show London

                       Exhibitor at Great Print Exhibition 5 at Rheged Centre Gallery, Penrith

                       On a small scale show, OpenEye Gallery, Edinburgh                        

 2017              Two person show at Brechin TownHouse Museum, Angus

                       Group show at Old course Hotel, St Andrews

                       Group show-Tatha Gallery

                       Group show, ’Cultivating Landscape, Printroom, Suffolk

 2016              Show at Tatha Gallery, Newport-on-Tay

                       Work selected for SSA Annual Exhibition Edinburgh

                       Work selected for RSA Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh

 2015              Solo show at o3 Gallery , Oxford

                       Work selected for The Masters-reliefprint show at Bankside Gallery, London

 2014              Show at Glasgow Print Studio

 2013             Work selected Royal Academy Summer Show

                      Work selected for Royal Scottish Academy annual show

 2012             Work selected for BITE Exhibition-The Mall Galleries, London

 2011             Work selected for Press Freedom Exhibition-The Station, Richmond

                      Two person Exhibition, Brechin Town House Museum, Brechin, Angus

 2010             Work selected for Royal Academy Summer Show - London  

 2009              Work selected for Royal Academy Summer  Show

2008              Work selected for Royal Academy Summer  Show           

                       Exhibition at Lennox Gallery, Fulham -  London

2007 Solo show at Watermill Gallery, Aberfeldy

2006 Art 2006 Business Design Centre, Islington - London

 Solo show at Roomspace Gallery - Glasgow

 Two person show at Liscious Interiors - Oxford

2005 Solo show at Glasgow Print Studio - Glasgow

Solo show at Peacock Visual Arts - Aberdeen

Work  selected for Royal Glasgow Institute Annual Exhibition - Glasgow

2004 Solo show at Dundee Contemporary Arts - Dundee

 Group show at Mansfield Gallery - Glasgow

 Work selected for Royal Glasgow Institute Annual Exhibition  - Glasgow

2003 Work selected for Society of Scottish Arts Exhibition -  Edinburgh

Group show at Mansfield Gallery - Glasgow

Solo show at 39 Essex Street - London

2002 Solo show at Jelly Leg’d Arts Centre - Reading

 Work selected for The Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition -  Edinburgh

Group show at The Ice House, Holland Park – London

 Two person show at Liscious Interiors - Oxford

2001

Solo show at Glasgow Print Studio - Glasgow

Two person show at The Wiseman Gallery - Oxford

2000

Group show at The Lloyd Jerome Gallery - Glasgow

Group show at The Wiseman Gallery - Oxford

Group show at Collyer-Bristow Gallery - London

Group show at Will’s Art Warehouse - London

Two person show at The Jelly Leg’d Chicken Gallery -  Reading

Two person show at Liscious Interiors - Oxford

1999

Solo show at Glasgow Print Studio - Glasgow

1998

Two person show at House for Artlovers - Glasgow

Group Show at Open Eye gallery - Edinburgh

Group show at The Compass Gallery - Glasgow

1997

Work selected for touring exhibition, Bonhoga Gallery -  Shetlands

 

Prizes, commissions & collections

 

 2020         Two large monoprints commissioned from Crammer and Bell Art Consultancy

 2019         Prints purchased for Art collection, University of Stirling          

 2017-20    Commissions for New York Presbyterian Hospital-NewYork

 2017          Artwork selected by Habitat for publication      

 2016         Artwork selected for numerous educational publications-PG Online

2006 Etching made for Peacock Visual Arts collection- Aberdeen

2006

Commission for John Lewis, Oxford St - London

2005

Commission for Portfolio 3.21, print publication, Arizona

2005

Work purchased for Royal Bank of Scotland collection

2004

Work selected for New Hall Women’s Art  Collection-Cambridge

2003

Awarded Hicks Baker Prize –Jelly Gallery, Reading

2003

Awarded prize from Society of Scottish Artists (SSA)

2001

Part of Space Editions & print publication with  Wiszniewski, Sinclair etc

 

International

2006

Touring 3.21 portfolio Exhibition, Ohio, USA

2006

Selected Show – Town Hall Gallery, Victoria - Australia

2005

Sydney Art on Paper - Australia

2003

Affordable Art Fair – New York - USA

2000

Exhibitor in Art for Europe Exhibition, Scotland House -  Brussels

1999

Two person show at Cascabel, Copenhagen - Denmark

1998

Group show at The Lime Gallery - California

1995

Representative of the Oxford Printmakers’ Co-operative on a  visit to  Miro Print Foundation

 

Teaching

 

2021         Weeklong printmaking Art project with Edzell School

                Grantsawarded from Angus council for Art projects with Primary Schools

2018         CreativeScotland grant awarded using recycled materials for art workshops at Primary School level in Angus, culminating in                   a touring exhibition.

2017          Screenprint workshop at Old course hotel, St Andrews

2017          Tutor for evening classes inscreenprint and linocut- Fettercairn, Angus

2016          Art project with Edzell School on Andy Warhol-Edzell

2016          Children’s screenprint workshop at Tatha Gallery, Newport-on-Tay

2013          Tutor for screenprint project with Angus College students- Brechin

2012          Series of screenprint workshops for children, Brechin Town House Museum

2002-07      Outreach print workshops-Glasgow PrintStudio

2004-05

Silk Screen Tutor at Glasgow Print Studio-Glasgow

1996-97

Silk Screen Tutor at Oxford Printmakers’ Co-operative –  Oxford

 

Additional Information

2003-08

Board Member of Glasgow Print Studio

2003-05

Studio Representative, Wasps Studios - Glasgow

2004

Selection panel for Intermedia Gallery - Glasgow