Elizabeth Hayley: Malleable Objects, at Snape Maltings

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Elizabeth Hayley: Malleable Objects, at Snape Maltings

11th June - 9th July

Venue: The Gallery

Elizabeth Hayley's extraordinary photographs of The Maltings and other traditional environments such as mills and boatyards, are here presented in large scale on metal, including the steel used in boat hulls which provides a strong yet fragile foundation.

Though she lives locally, Hayley has previously exhibited in Paris and London and so we are delighted to welcome her to the Gallery at Snape Maltings and pleased that she took as one of her subjects those Maltings buildings which are yet to be restored.

The images Hayley creates are malleable too, through the process she invokes and her use of hand-brushed marks in photographic emulsion and the layered tones of her work. The insights she reveals, glimpses into a disappearing world of places and objects over a century old and her focus on their struggle to survive, is fascinating, as is the development of these spaces and structures to support new uses.

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ELIZABETH HAYLEY - CROSSING WATERS #05

2015
285mm x 305mm
Etching on Somerset Satin 300gsm
Edition of 25 (+ 2 APs)
Signed and numbered by the artist
Published by the Atelier Ji

ELIZABETH HAYLEY - CROSSING WATERS #01

2015
285mm x 305mm
Etching on Somerset Satin 300gsm
Edition of 25 (+ 2 APs)
Signed and numbered by the artist
Published by the Atelier Ji