Drawing to Discover: The British Witch A Pop Up Exhibition by Hayley Potter MA RCA
Drawing to Discover: The British Witch
A Pop Up Exhibition by Hayley Potter MA RCA
Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th July 2016 (usual museum opening hours)
and Saturday 23rd July 2016 8 – 10.30pm during the Museum’s Candelit evening
Hayley’s drawings will be displayed next to some of the museum objects drawn during her artists’ residency at the museum.
“There remain a few key threads that continue to characterise Hayley’s style: warmth is one of them – there’s a joy to all of her work – and also a kind of openness to the unusual…” Tom Jeffreys
Hayley Potter is a British Illustrator and Writer. A graduate of the Royal College of Art, her work is inspired and informed by folklore, natural history, the magic in the everyday and the stories that give us ownership over the land and spaces we visit, exist in and live upon.
This pop up exhibition in the Museum’s library will feature a selection of drawings and sketchbooks from Hayley Potter’s studio that have all taken a role in a drawing based research project which investigates The Witch, one of the most iconic characters in British History, who for centuries has blurred the boundaries between the real and the imagined.
The exhibition will be divided into modes of drawing, visitors will have the opportunity to see some of the working processes Hayley uses in her studio including Drawing from Memory, Sketchbooks, Imaginative Drawing and Ceramics, Photomontage, and for the first time Hayley’s original drawings from her artist residences at The Museum of Witchcraft and The Pitt Rivers Museum will be on show.
The artist will be creating work on site during the exhibition, and most drawings and ceramics will be available to purchase as originals, prints or cards.
This exhibition has been kindly supported by Arts University Bournemouth where Hayley is Course Leader of MA Illustration, The Museum of Witchcraft and Hatch Drawing & Research.