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Louise Hampson, Reticulation, 2017, pen on draft paper, photograph: Culture Coventry


Artist Statement


Louise Hampson uses line to create precise, absorbing drawings concerned with time, fault and perfection. Her laborious method deploys technical drawing pens on paper and translucent film. Resulting in a repetitive pattern using simple lines. The types of line are varied: she often uses a ruler to create a uniform, consistent line that evokes precision. At other times she draws using small, freehand lines to create accumulating, flowing patterns. She generally combines large surfaces and small marks resulting in sense of mass and a larger image. Simultaneously, playing on micro/macro relations. There are faults and mistakes in Hampson’s attempts at replication. Therefore providing a record of human error. Louise’s work explores the potential of faults and errors in both hand-made and mechanised drawing. In addition to investigating repeated action as a means of producing geometrical forms.


  • 2014 – 2017, Graduated, BA Hons Fine Art, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
  • 2013 – 2014, Foundation Degree in Art and Design, Newcastle-under-Lyme College, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
  • 2011 – 2013, A Levels, Art and Design, Graphics, Photography, Newcastle-under-Lyme College, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
  • 2006 – 2011, GCSE (B – A*)


  • New Arts Westmidlands, Group Exhibition, The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, 2018
  • Show and Tell, Degree Show Fine Art Exhibition, Staffordshire University, 2017
  • Cosmic, Group Exhibition, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, 2016
  • Empty Words, Airspace Galley, Hanley, Staffordshire, 2016
  • Kaleidoscope, Fine Art Exhibition, Middleport Pottery, Staffordshire, 2016
  • Smorgasbord, Staffordshire University, Level 5, Fine Art Exhibition, 2015
  • 24/7, Group Exhibition, Staffordshire University, 2015
  • Staffordshire University, Level 4, Fine Art Exhibition, 2014
  • Fresh, Foundation Degree in Art & Design, Fine Art Exhibition, Newcastle-under-Lyme College, 2014
  • Feast, A level Art and Design, Photography and Graphics Final Exhibition, 2013

Art Related Work Experience

  • Volunteer, 2016, Middleport Pottery
  • Workshop, 2016, Middleport Pottery
  • Sourcing materials for Leigh Clarke’s, ‘Fools Rush In’, 2016

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