Artists Open Houses cover artist, Hannah Forward is an artist and printmaker who works from her studio in Hove. She studied graphic design at Brighton University before becoming a full-time printmaker in 2018. Her work captures everyday events and artefacts of modern life, with particular attention to social events and personal pastimes. Using vivid colours and bold shapes she creates detailed, textured prints which have a sense of movement and strong graphic quality.
Last year Hannah’s linocut print ‘Cassette Tapes’ (opposite) was selected for the 250th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, curated by Grayson Perry. She was one of three artists chosen by the BBC to be filmed for their documentary about the RA Summer Show. After being selected, the entire edition of ‘Cassette Tapes’ sold out at the private view.
At The Old Market exhibition you can see this year’s AOH Brighton & Hove brochure cover as an original linocut. There is a limited edition of 10 prints available (contact Hannah at the below email if you’d like to buy one).
Hannah will be also be showing her prints and paintings at 12 Scott Road (West Hove trail), which was nominated last year for best new Open House at the AOH Awards.
Tuesday 23 April – Sunday 26 May (Closed 8-13 May)
Mon-Sat: 13.00–17.00 and when venue is open for performances.