"My work features types of housing which are very much part of the texture of inner London, where I have always lived. I am interested in the individuality of these buildings in terms of their design, structure and sculptural qualities. This kind of architecture has become negatively associated with the welfare state and social decay while the buildings themselves often have a powerful, enigmatic presence in the city. They also have a strong connection to my memories of growing up in London in the 1960s and 70s."
Louise has exhibited widely in group exhibitions including the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, the Society of Wood Engravers Annual Exhibition and the London Original Print Fair. Her work is held at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and in many private collections.
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Louise Hayward is a London-based printmaker.
She studied BA (Hons) Fine Art/ Painting at Wimbledon School of Art, followed by MA Printmaking at Camberwell College of Arts. Louise is a member of the Society of Wood Engravers (SWE) and a fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE).
Louise's prints are created by using engraving and lino-cutting tools on relief surfaces including plastic plates, wood and lino.