Hannelore Smith : Monumental : from 5th October 2017
MONUMENTAL - an exhibition of works by Artpocket tutor Hannelore Smith is now open at Hudsons Gallery. The exhibition is part of the Festival of Architecture in Norwich and Norfolk FANN17 programme of events.
With a grandfather a cabinet-maker, father an architect and husband an electro-mechanical engineer, Hannelore Smith has spent her lifetime witness to the untold hours that go into constructing our environments.
Architectural blueprints and the multitude of processes related to physical construction all inform her work and use of materials.
A childhood spent playing amongst piles of reclaimed wood, holding the end of the measuring tape on a building site and watching the draftsman and craftsmen conjure two-dimensional skeletal drawings into functional and beautiful spaces.
Interested in documenting the intangible and unseen, Hannelore looks to the workbench. The accidental saw marks scribed into the surface are a catalogue of moments in time, measurements taken, projects realised.
The happenstance compositions lead Hannelore to create textural castings and strong monochromatic prints suggestive of rhythmic cityscapes, scaffolds, and aerial viewpoints.
The selection of materials and process are integral to the work; spent engine oil reflective of the elbow grease and hard graft of the workman - out in the elements, with their bleeding knuckles, filthy hands and worn out knees.
The exhibition will be open on Thursdays 12-2pm and by appointment until 10th November.
The Hudson Gallery
37 St Andrews Street
Norwich NR2 4TP
T: +44 (0) 1603 766 220
The Hudson Gallery is Norwich’s newest city centre exhibition space, focusing on work by artists exploring the relationships between art, design and the built environment.
The gallery is owned and curated by Hudson Architects - the region’s leading design-led architecture practice who are long-standing supporters of the arts community in East Anglia.
Hudson Architects’ keen interest in art and design informs many aspects of their work, and their ability to push the boundaries of architecture and design has been recognised by numerous awards.
The new gallery, housed in their St Andrews Street base, offers a varied and lively programme of displays and events exploring the built environment in its wider cultural context and making architecture more accessible.
For more information about the gallery and forthcoming events, please visit
www.hudsonarchitects.co.uk/gallery and follow social media for updates.