Miniclick returns to Brighton in April! Catherine Hyland’s work is rooted in the landscape, and often looks into the idea of national identity. Her most recent body of work, in film and photos, told the story of Mongolian Sumo Wrestlers, and we’re dead excited to welcome her to Miniclick to hear more about this project and her broader work.
Tues 2nd April, 2019. Doors at 6pm, kicks off at 7pm. The Old Market, Brighton.
Catherine Hyland is a photographer living and working in London. Her work is primarily landscape based, rooted in notions of fabricated memory, grids, enclosures and national identity, Chinese in particular. She graduated from Chelsea College of Art with a 1st Class BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art and completed her Masters at the Royal College of Art in 2011. Her large format images depict humanity’s attempts – some more effective than others – to tame it’s environment. An observation that has led to both artistic and commercial outreach, with residences at venues such as Focal Point gallery in Southend for the RADICAL ESSEX programme, currently ongoing, the Cultural Association Su Palatu Fotografia in Sardinia and exhibited work in venues including the National Portrait Gallery, the Design Museum in London, ICA & MAC in Birmingham.
She believes travel is often imagined not only as a time for relaxation and reverie but also as an opportunity to seek out new formative experiences. Whether it is sites of historical importance or natural splendor that are visited – the Eiffel Tower, the Grand Canyon, the Devon coast or the Itsukushima Shrine – each is approached with a heightened awareness of its significance as a place of beauty and grandeur.