Hi, I’m Stu Hansom and this is my website, a space where I display images of my recent work.
My creative practice is research based, primarily utilising narrative enquiry to investigate provision of space for artists and value in artistic process and labour. I recently graduated with an MA in Curation Practices from Leeds Arts University where my research focused on an experimental residency model. I came to curation through my prior practice in photography and printmaking.
I also work with sound based media, in part due to my developing curatorial and creative production projects. 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.
Prior to undertaking an MA 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 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 am 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 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’m always interested in collaboration, so please get in touch with me by email, stu (at) doprojects (dot) be.