Host Productions provided curatorial services to Hampshire Cultural Trust from 2013 – 2016. During this period Host devised and curated a series of exhibitions with a wide range of artists and crafts people. The exhibitions took place across HCC’s flagship gallery spaces including: Winchester Discovery Centre and The Willis Museum in Basingstoke.
Shoreline, by Angie Lewin, screen print created as part of Designing the Everyday
An exhibition celebrating Angie Lewin’s highly recognisable prints, which reflect and record the time she spends sketching the native flora of the clifftops and salt marshes of the North Norfolk coast and Scottish Highlands.
Curated by the artist with support from Host Productions, this exhibition included work selected from a wide range of disciplines and periods, which led the viewer through the inspirations and affinities, which have influenced her journey as a printmaker and designer. Paintings, textiles, prints, posters and ceramics by artists and designers including Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden, Alan Reynolds and Paul Morrison were displayed alongside Angie Lewin’s work from various stages of her career.
About the artist
Angie Lewin studied BA(Hons) Fine Art Printmaking at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design between 1983 and 1986, followed by a year’s part-time postgraduate printmaking at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts.
After working in London as an illustrator she studied horticulture and a move to Norfolk prompted a return to printmaking.
Lewin depicts clifftops and saltmarshes of the North Norfolk coast and the Scottish Highlands contrasting the environments and their native flora in wood engraving, linocut, silkscreen, lithograph and collage. These landscapes are often glimpsed through intricately detailed plantforms.
Attracted to the relationships between plant communities on an intimate level, even the fine lines of insect eggs on a flower bud are observed in her work. Still lives often incorporate seedpods, grasses, flints and dried seaweed collected on walking and sketching trips.
Lewin has completed commissions for Penguin, Faber, Conran Octopus, Merrell and Picador. She has also designed fabrics for Liberty.
She now mainly lives and works in Scotland.
My website is currently being updated and will re-launch later this year.
From May this year I am currently focussing on reactivating my independent practice as a producer. I will be researching the possibilities of starting an independent pubic art commissioning programme in the Southampton suburb of Bitterne Park.
This period of self-development is generously funded by Arts Council England via their Developing Your Creative Practice Grants.
In the meantime I will consider short-term contracts for work in particular fundraising, project management and administration.
I also offer advice/development sessions for freelance artists and curators to provide help with developing a particular creative idea, funding application, project planning and freelance administration. These sessions are offered on a sliding scale ranging from £50-£75 per hour and I ask people to pitch themselves at what feels appropriate for them.