AA2A Artist

Jackie Haynes

Year:
2022-23
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During the AA2A residency, I will primarily work on Artist A & Artist B’s S.O.I. (Statement of Intent) project. S.O.I. is a collaboration between myself and artist Heather Mullender Ross. We are developing new artworks using an enormous 70kg decommissioned cargo parachute. Additionally, I will develop aspects of my independent artwork and contributions to Proximity Collective (Manchester), Arts Research Group (Carlisle) and Spark (North-West low carbon artists network).      

By working more closely geographically with Heather than is currently possible between our homes in Preston and Manchester, the AA2A residency will speed up the momentum of our artistic development for S.O.I. with easier and more regular joint access to art-making facilities and in-person discussions. Artist A & Artist B are working towards a number of public-facing events, including the British Textile Biennial 2023 and an exhibition at Newcastle’s Hatton Gallery in 2024. Our aims include preparing artwork and written work for these events, and others which may surface during the eight-month residency. We share an interest in the art and literature of the 20th century German artist, Kurt Schwitters, who we have both studied through doctoral research, and his collaborations with fellow exiled Dadaist, Raoul Hausmann. By referring to their Dadaist collaboration as a source of inspiration, we explore and develop our own collaboration through screen print, constructed textiles, performance, sound, film, photography and writing.

I am very happy to have a creative reason to return to Preston, where I was born. I went to Newman College and did Art & Design Foundation at the Harris Institute when UCLan was still Lancashire Polytechnic. I moved to Manchester to study BA (Hons) Clothing and stayed there, eventually setting up House of Haynes Costume Hire, and returned to Manchester Metropolitan University to do MA Textiles, leading to a PhD at University of Cumbria.

During the AA2A residency, I will primarily work on Artist A & Artist B’s S.O.I. (Statement of Intent) project. S.O.I. is a collaboration between myself and artist Heather Mullender Ross. We are developing new artworks using an enormous 70kg decommissioned cargo parachute. Additionally, I will develop aspects of my independent artwork and contributions to Proximity Collective (Manchester), Arts Research Group (Carlisle) and Spark (North-West low carbon artists network).      

By working more closely geographically with Heather than is currently possible between our homes in Preston and Manchester, the AA2A residency will speed up the momentum of our artistic development for S.O.I. with easier and more regular joint access to art-making facilities and in-person discussions. Artist A & Artist B are working towards a number of public-facing events, including the British Textile Biennial 2023 and an exhibition at Newcastle’s Hatton Gallery in 2024. Our aims include preparing artwork and written work for these events, and others which may surface during the eight-month residency. We share an interest in the art and literature of the 20th century German artist, Kurt Schwitters, who we have both studied through doctoral research, and his collaborations with fellow exiled Dadaist, Raoul Hausmann. By referring to their Dadaist collaboration as a source of inspiration, we explore and develop our own collaboration through screen print, constructed textiles, performance, sound, film, photography and writing.

I am very happy to have a creative reason to return to Preston, where I was born. I went to Newman College and did Art & Design Foundation at the Harris Institute when UCLan was still Lancashire Polytechnic. I moved to Manchester to study BA (Hons) Clothing and stayed there, eventually setting up House of Haynes Costume Hire, and returned to Manchester Metropolitan University to do MA Textiles, leading to a PhD at University of Cumbria.

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