November 2019 - November 2020
Location: Level 1 - Green zone - Neonatal (This exhibition has now finished)
Joy is the driving force behind Emily's practice and her work aims to inspire a moment of this intangible, ephemeral feeling to exhilarate and uplift the viewer through vibrant colours, intricate pattern and playful compositions. Her artwork questions why certain objects instinctively arouse positive feelings and how we can cultivate this emotion through art. How can tangible objects be engineered with particular aesthetics to create joy?
The patterns and shapes in Emily's artworks are informed by studies of microscopic imagery, seeds, coral and flora. The final artworks are not exact replicas of natural species, but allusive hybrids.
About the Artist: Emily Hett is an emerging Midlands based artist; she graduated in BA Fine Art from Loughborough University in 2019 and is the current recipient of the Step Change Fellowship 2019 in partnership with Loughborough University and the Artist Benevolent Fund. Emily's practice also includes ceramics, sculpture and installation.
Colouring pages by Emily Hett: You can find links to FREE colouring pages designed by Emily Hett in our Online Activities & Resources.