How do you find time to be creative when you’re not working as a full-time artist?
This challenge is common to many, including Hannah Bennett. Primarily a printmaker, Bennett works on projects and commissions but isn’t a full-time artist. She asks, “How do I honour my need to explore in the midst of a busy life?”
In this illustrated talk, Bennett shares her ideas, techniques, wins, and failures in leading an artistic practice. She branches out of the printmaking mould to explore other avenues perhaps less vigorous but containing their own energy and positivity. Fabric projects, guitar practice, and painting (be it acrylic, watercolour, oil, or house) are other ways of making and doing that she integrates in her life at different times.
Let her creative experiments inspire your own! Following her talk, participants are invited to stay for a free mini workshop on collograph printing where you can make your own textured print using her small etching press.
There will be time for questions and conversation during and following the talk. The event concludes by 9pm. Refreshments are provided. This event is presented by the Surrey Art Gallery Association in partnership with Surrey Art Gallery, and with support from the Arts Council of Surrey.
About the Artist
Hannah Bennett graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley with a BFA in 2011 and is an associate member of Malaspina Printmakers and Dundarave Print Workshop. She has worked in many artistic fields, such as a commercial screen printing shop, Kroma Artists’ Acrylics, Opus Framing, the Burnaby Art Gallery, and the Langley Centennial Museum. Currently, she is the Arts Programmer for the City of New Westminster. For many years, she has instructed art to a wide range of ages (2-80+) and always enjoys joining folks on their creative journeys.
Oct. 4, 2018
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM