Graham Hunter Gallery

81 Baker Street, London

Louise Hayward RE SWE - English Printmaker

Louise Hayward studied Painting at Wimbledon College of Art and MA Printmaking at Camberwell College of Arts.  She is a member of the Society of Wood Engravers and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.  Louise’s prints are held in the collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and in many private collections.  in 2014, Louise appeared in the BBC4 programme ‘Bunkers, Brutalism and Bloodymindedness: Concrete Poetry with Jonathan Meades’. 

Recent Exhibitions include

2014: National Open Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

2014: Society of Wood Engravers 77th Annual Exhibition, Art Jericho (Oxford) and touring

2013: Print of the Month for June, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

2013: Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London

2013: SWE 76th Annual Exhibition, Art Jericho (Oxford) and touring

2012: RE Summer Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

2011: Society of Wood Engravers 74th Annual Exhibition, Art Jericho (Oxford) and touring

2011: Bite, Mall Galleries

2011: London Lives, Bankside Gallery, London

2011: Small Print: Big Impression, New Walk Gallery (Leicester) and touring

2011: Wrexham Print International, Oriel Wrecsam, Wales

2011: Press Freedom, The Station, Richmond, North Yorkshire

2010: Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxford


2014: Zenith Print Prize, RE Summer Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

2013: Canns Down Prize, RE Summer Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

2013: Heatherley’s Open Drawing Prize, RE Summer Exhibition, Bankside Gallery

2012: SWE Prize at the RE Summer Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London

2010: Intaglio Printmaker Award at Print Biennial, RBSA, Birmingham

2010: SWE Prize at Originals 10, Mall Galleries, London

2009: Great Art Prize at the Open Print Exhibition, RWE, Bristol

2008: Printmaking Today Prize, Print Prize Exhibition, RBSA, Birmingham

2001: John Purcell Paper Prize, National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2000: Printmaking Today Purchase Prize, 4th British International Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery and touring

Method of Working

My relief prints are made with wood engraving and lino tools on plastic plates.  Even with careful planning, working on an image in reverse seems to allow an element of the unexpected to take place between what has been engraved into the plate and the resulting print.  For me, this process has a continuing fascination.

Artist’s Statement

My recent work features types of housing which are very much part of the texture of inner London, where I have always lived.  I am interested in the individuality of these buildings in terms of their design, structure and sculptural qualities.  This kind of architecture has become negatively associated with the welfare state and social division while the buildings themselves often have a powerful, enigmatic presence in the city.  They also have a strong connection to my memories of growing up in London in the 1960s and 70s.


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