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Hi, I’m Stu Hansom and this is my website, a space where I display images of my recent work.

 

My creative practice has primarily been focussed on photography and screenprinting, I recently began studying for an MA in Curation Practices at Leeds Arts University due to my ongoing interest in collaborating on artistic projects. My practice is based in narrative enquiry with a focus on provision of space for artists and uplifting the value in artistic process and labour.

I have also recently begun working on sound based projects, in part due to my developing curatorial practice. I work part-time in software development to support my practice, my current role allows me to explore user-centred design and service design which contributes to my understanding of the exhibition-making elements of curation. 

I have previously studied American Studies at the University of Hull. My undergraduate degree allowed me to focus on modern and postmodern art as well as literature, cinema and gender studies. As part of this degree I also studied at the University of Washington Seattle for a year, where film and art remained my main focus alongside creative writing. I also studied the art, literature and philosophy of the Renaissance during this year and also travelled to Florence, Rome and Vienna.

I returned to study Graphic Design at Hull College of Art and Design in 2005, where I was also taught film photography 2004-2007, I studied screenprinting at East London Printmakers in 2008 and returned to photography at Leeds College of Art, 2015-17. 

I have been involved with a number of creative projects since moving to Leeds in 2009. I contributed to the the Temple Works project over several years and have ongoing involvement in a studio share on the south bank of the river Aire. I am also a co-founder of Aire Street Darkroom, a community-run darkroom recently established in the centre of Leeds. Recently I co-curated Foresti an exhibition in Canale de Tenno in Italy, photographs of which can be found in the Garda gallery.

I’m always interested in collaboration, so please get in touch with me by email, which can be found on my business card.