Current, Ongoing & Past
HATCH @ RWA DRAWING LAB/2017
HATCH again participates in the upcoming Drawing Lab - the active practice space/component of the RWA's biennial drawing exhibition "DRAWN/2017". This is third iteration of 'Drawn' and its Drawing Lab programme -- and the third time that HATCH is included among the invited contributors.
Our latest is called "Fake News/Real Drawing",where HATCH will set up a news desk in the Drawing Lab and invite HATCH members, near and far, along with visitors to the RWA, to collaborate on a mock newspaper of fanciful items. Our newspaper will be called The Triangle, with a tagline: “Making the real fanciful, and the fictional plausible.” Layout for The Triangle will mimic that of old broadsheet papers. Work in progress will be visible during sessions in the Drawing Lab -- as well as online.
Dates for HATCH at the Drawing Lab TBA.
Free Portraits/Today Only! (ongoing)
This project has been a feature of HATCH's mini-residencies at events such as the RWA's biennial Drawing Lab. Participants/passers-by are invited to for a chat and a sketched likeness in exchange for their 'free portrait' and leaving us with a comparative photo documentations.
HATCH @ RWA 'The Power of the Sea'
Members of HATCH in mini-residence at the RWA during their exhibition The Power of the Sea 3-5 May 2014 (in conjunction with the Bristol Art Weekender) and 21-22 June 2014, working on drawings and other projects, related to the exhibition and its themes.
Sarah Rhys: Coal Tree Salt Sea
Coal Tree Salt Sea is an inter-disciplinary body of work which began as a research and development artist residency in partnership with the Josef Herman Art Foundation Cymru in Ystradgynlais, near Swansea in 2015 (then called Coal Tree).
Sailing to Byzantium : Patty Hudak 2015
Artist in Residence
Harrow Beijing International School
25 meters by 3 meters wide long, this work represents William Butler Yeats’ metaphorical journey through life, as represented by the passage of time in the waves of the material of fabric.
Painted with the calligraphic brushstroke acquired during my 8 years in China, the brushstroke is used to tap into the emotional process experienced in both contemporary and ancient cultures. In China, the brushstroke represents the state of mind of the artist; the long, thin brush records the artist's internal affect. Ms. Hudak writes that "In this way, too, like Yeats, I am trying to reach Byzantium."
Imagined Postcards (ongoing)
This is a project for HATCH members and associated drawing types, devised in order to introduce people with an interest in drawing to one another internationally. The project involves select participants choosing an obscure postcard then sending a description of it to their named recipient. They also receive a description from someone else. Recipients construct a postcard based on the received description and post this 're-imagining' to the owner of the original postcard. The results comprise a collection of unsent postcards, posted descriptions of postcards, and posted reconstructions of postcards. The first Imagined Postcards project was on show at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol in the drawing lab as part of Drawn 2015.
Adrian Holme, Anwyl Cooper-Willis, Arantxa Echarte, Barrie Tullett, Carlos Sapochnik, Catrin Morgan, Chloe Regan, Claire King, Courtney Coyne-Jensen, Darryl Clifton, Davina Kirkpatrick, Debra Clarke, Desdemona McCannon, Emily Candela, Emily Mitchell, Filipa Malva, Hayley Potter, Helen Allsebrook, Janette Kerr, Jantze Tullett, Jo Spicer, Karen Mead, Katherina Manolessou, Luci Gorell Barnes, Luise Vormittag, Lynn Imperatore, Mat Osmond, Matthew Richardson, Mitch Miller, Penny Clark, Peter Lloyd, Philippa Wood, Rachel Gannon, Robin Schaeverbeke, Rosie Blake, Ruth Wallace, Sara Parsons, Sophie Morrish, Stephanie Black, Stephanie Wooster, Theo Wood, Vicki Kaye.