Saturday 20 July 2019

CONSTRUCT exhibition

I'm delighted to say that my installation work [De]Constructed Cloth has been selected for the new 62 Group exhibition, 'CONSTRUCT' at Sunny Bank Mills gallery.

It was an ambitious piece of work to make. Nine metres of cloth; printed, dyed, over-printed and deconstructed. The work involved many layers of imagery and process, making and unmaking.

"Hannah makes connections between the heritage of cloth production and present day textile manufacturing, creating complex, layered and deconstructed imagery, presented in sculptural form. The changing fortunes of West Yorkshire’s textile industry, have been represented by prints of unpicked cloth fragments and waste fibres from local weaving mills."

It's a real privilege to show this work at Sunny Bank Mill, which was the starting point for the work. I have exhibited here several times before but showing work alongside some of the best textile artists in the UK (and overseas), is a real treat. Work by Caroline Bartlett, Richard McVetis, Debbie Lyddon, Nigel Cheney, Tilleke Schwarz, Caren Garfen, Jane McKeating, Isobel Currie... and so many more.

Opening event Saturday 20th July 2019, 2-4pm
Exhibition runs: 20th July to 15th September

Opening times:
Tuesday – Saturday 10-4pm
Sunday: 11-3pm
Monday: Closed

83-85 Town St,
LS28 5UJ

Monday 25 March 2019

CTRL/Shift at the National Centre for Craft & Design

CTRL/Shift by The 62 Group of Textile Artists is now touring. The exhibition includes my work 'The Sampling Project' and is showing at The National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford until 22nd April 2019.

Friday 24 August 2018

Last Chance to Visit

It's the last couple of weeks of CTRL/Shift at Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham. The exhibition
runs until Sunday 9th Sept. You can see work by 25 artists from The 62 Group of Textile Artists.

Hannah Lamb, The Sampling Project. 2018 (on right). Flox Den Hartog-Jager (left)
Photo: David Rowen

Tuesday 10 July 2018

CTRL/Shift at MAC Birmingham

I would like to warmly invite you to attend the preview of

Saturday 21 July 2018
2pm - 4pm
First Floor Gallery

Free admission.

"Ctrl/Shift takes shifts and changes as its theme, in particular it is centred on artists whose practice is or has transformed, in small or large ways, especially towards expressions of innovation in textile art. These shifts may be around changing attitudes to control; the introduction of new materials and techniques; and/or the impact of innovative ideas and evolving technologies."

Hannah Lamb, 'The Sampling Project' (detail), 2018
Photo: Yeshen Venema

My own work, made specially for the exhibition, is titled 'The Sampling Project' and comprises a series of small textile sample panels inspired by archival materials and Japanese katagami stencils. The exhibition brief was a great opportunity to explore ideas in response to visits I made over the last couple of years to a textile archive in Roubaix, France. It was also a the perfect excuse I needed for testing out dye, print and embroidery processes that have intrigued me for a while.

Alongside the main exhibition, visitors will be able to view the 'Project Space', to gain an insight into the working processes, techniques and approaches of the artists in the exhibition. You will be able to view sketchbooks (including my own), and short films that shed light on the back story of the work on show.

Hannah Lamb, 'The Sampling Project' (detail), 2018
Photo: Yeshen Venema 

CTRL/Shift - exhibition continues:
Sat 21 July – Sun 9 Sept 2018
11am - 5pm - Tue to Sun & Bank Holidays

Sunday 8 July 2018

Clocking Off... but not just yet

The impending demolition of the Top Store at Sunny Bank Mill has been delayed, meaning that you still have time to visit and see the Clocking Off exhibition. Here are a few more photos I took during the exhibition opening.

Be sure to phone ahead before making a special visit

Friday 25 May 2018

Clocking Off

I am delighted to say that I currently have work on show as part of Clocking Off at Sunny Bank Mills
This pop-up exhibition celebrates the mill, it’s people and places.

I will be exhibiting my large textile pieces ‘Draft’ and ‘Bastard Cloths I and II’ in the beautiful Top Store, which is scheduled for demolition this summer. So this is a fabulous final opportunity to view the spaces and see a variety of artists responses to the mill.

Clocking Off runs Sun 20th May to Sun 3rd June 2018 (although this may be extended). Free entry.

There is also a special Clocking Off event this Sunday 27th May from 11am with live music, pimms, barbeque, etc.

Sunday 29 April 2018

Lasting Impressions update

Lasting Impressions: Cloth Taxonomies, 2017. Hannah Lamb & Claire Wellesley-Smith (photo Hannah Lamb)

Over the last two years I have been working with friend and fellow artist Claire Wellesley-Smith on Lasting Impressions, an artwork commissioned by Saltaire Inspired. During Saltaire Arts Trail in May 2016 and 2017 we created a performative and participatory work in the spinning room at Salts Mill, which aimed to capture a record of the clothes worn by visitors, start discussions about cloth and archive these responses through making.

Given the wealth of responses and the discussions provoked by the work it seemed fitting to capture all of this in a publication. Our Lasting Impressions artists' book will be launched at this years' Saltaire Arts Trail, 5th - 7th May at my Open Studio. Join us at the Butterfly Rooms, Gordon Terrace as we present elements of the project.

If you can't make it along we will be announcing how you can buy a copy after the event.

Friday 2 February 2018

The Sampling Project

My installation work 'The Sampling Project' has been selected for the forthcoming 62 Group exhibition CTRL/Shift. The exhibition runs 21st July to 9th Sept 2018 at Midlands Arts Centre (MAC), Birmingham.

The Sampling Project (detail of installation) by Hannah Lamb, 2018 (photo by Yeshen Venema)


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