Artist Talk: Hannah Honeywill on the making of 'Vera'


Award-winning artist, Hannah Honeywill has been exhibiting her stunning sculpture 'Vera’ at Beverley Art Gallery, since the summer. It is part of the gallery’s Contemporary Arts Uplift funding from Arts Council England.

Hannah has exhibited widely in the UK and Europe and has received funding from the Wellcome Trust. She has undertaken residencies at the Barber Institute of Fine Art in Birmingham amongst other places and she is an elected member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

Her talk will focus on how she developed the ideas and concepts of 'Vera’ and explain the methods she used to make it. She will also give a brief overview of her previous artworks.

'Vera’ is both a celebration and a memorial to the hundreds of ships that Beverley Shipyard produced over the years. The sculpture focuses on the history of the steam trawler 'Vera’ built there in 1907. 'Vera’ was wrecked at Mydalssandur, South Iceland, in 1925.

The sculpture takes the shape of thousands of iron rivets hanging on fishing wire, creating a shimmering shoal of rivets to form the shape of the vessel. The rivets used to make the sculpture are just like the ones used in traditional shipbuilding methods.

Booking is advised. For more information contact Beverley Art Gallery on (01482) 392782.
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Sat, 27 Nov 2021
1.30pm - 2.30pm
Treasure HouseChampney RoadBeverleyHU17 8HEView venue