Hannah Honeywill is the recipient of the Pete Lloyd Lewis Studio Award 2015/16.
The award commemorates the life of Pete Lloyd Lewis, who occupied Chisenhale’s Studio 3 until his death from cancer, in 2013. A critical and enquiring artist and teacher, Pete was instrumental to the growth and development of Chisenhale Art Place, of which he was a founder member. The award is generously supported by Pete’s partner, Ted Sumner.
Hannah Honeywill’s practice investigates how ideas of ‘aporia’ and the nature of ‘the bend’ symbiotically combine to widen a queer understanding of the art object. She completed her MA in Fine Art in 2013 at the School of Art at Birmingham City University, where Lloyd Lewis taught for many years.
Honeywill will use the award to make, experiment and refine her artwork whilst also being able to work on multiple projects. At just over 500 sq feet in size, Studio 3 will enable her to also construct large-scale pieces requiring longer processes. Having only recently returned to London, Honeywill said: “This studio award presents an unbelievable opportunity to be part of a dynamic studio environment and to build and refresh professional networks in the city.”
As part of that, Honeywill intends to stage four public artist talks at Chisenhale, selecting artists from Birmingham’s emerging queer art scene as participants. This, she feels, “will create opportunity for cross-city dialogues and a place to meet with artists with similar research interests to build discourse and extend networks.”
The Pete Lloyd Lewis Studio Award provides a studio rent-free for one year, beginning 1st May. The previous winner was Athena Papadopoulos.