Louise Hayward RE SWE
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
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
strong>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.
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.
The gallery maintains a turning stock of quality lithographs, artists posters and prints along with drawings, original paintings and sculpture.