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Beatrice Haines

MA work

I walk into my local doctor’s surgery and receive a receipt with a number printed on it from a machine: 8160. I am this number. Whatever messy reason I am at the doctor’s is neatly translated onto a white sheet.

The subject of my work also appears sterile despite its emotional value. The most important and fascinating things are often viewed with disgust or thought to be mundane, such as gallstones or entrails. In carrying out a severe study of an object to the point where it becomes a hyper-object, I raise it to the status of relic, comparing the scientific/forensic with the sacred and emotional.

When I am finally cremated, a similar piece of paper will accompany my ashes.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Printmaking, 2010

  • I walk into my local doctor’s surgery and receive a receipt with a number printed on it from a machine: 8160. I am this number. Whatever messy reason I am at the doctor’s is neatly translated onto a white sheet.

    The subject of my work also appears sterile despite its emotional value. The most important and fascinating things are often viewed with disgust or thought to be mundane, such as gallstones or entrails. In carrying out a severe study of an object to the point where it becomes a hyper-object, I raise it to the status of relic, comparing the scientific/forensic with the sacred and emotional.

    When I am finally cremated, a similar piece of paper will accompany my ashes.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Illustration with Animation, Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan Unviversity, 2008
  • Experience

  • Visiting lecturer, Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford, 2010; Visiting lecturer, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London, 2009
  • Exhibitions

  • Apartment 21, Clearlake Hotel, London, 2010; Northern Print Biennale, Northern Print, Newcastle, 2009; Open Print, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, 2009; Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2007
  • Awards

  • First prize, Daler Rowney Drawing Prize, 2009; Third prize, Man Group Drawing Prize, 2009; Nominated, Insight Investment Best Newcomer, 2007