Hamish Young RWA (b.1972 Rotherham, UK) studied sculpture at the Royal College of Art. His work is held in the Victoria & Albert Museum and private collections. He was elected as an Academician to the Royal West of England Academy in 2021.
Selected group exhibitions include:
Restriction, Correspondence Collective, Clay Hill Arts and Online (2021); Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London (2020); Royal West of England Academy Annual Open Exhibition, Bristol (2020, 2019 & 2018); New Light Prize Exhibition and tour (2020 & 2017); ING Discerning Eye (2019 & 2018); Visual Arts Open, Winner (2019); Draw Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London (2019); Royal West of England Academy Sculpture Open Exhibition, Bristol (2019); Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize Exhibition and tour (2018); 40/80 Burton Museum & Art Gallery, Bideford (2011); H:Art The Drawing Gallery, Walford (2010); Contemporary Prints The Drawing Gallery, Walford (2009); 40/80 The Drawing Gallery, Walford (2009); Contemporary Drawings Victoria & Albert Museum, London (2009); Systems & Series The Drawing Gallery, London Art Fair, London (2007); Drawing Inspiration Abbott Hall, Cumbria (2006); 40/40 The Drawing Gallery, London (2005); The Jerwood Drawing Prize The Jerwood Space, London and tour (2005); and 25 Artists-25 Drawings, The Drawing Gallery, London (2004). Young is co-author of Fine Art Metal Casting: An Illustrated Guide to Mould Making and Lost Wax Processes (London: Robert Hale, 2003).
Young’s work is autoethnographic, concerned with formalising ‘in between’ spaces that manifest in various ways including crossing the boundary of sculpture and drawing, objects or materials being removed from one place and placed in another, and subject matter of physical spaces that are between states. Through allusions his work triggers metaphors and personal associations, which allow the viewer to contemplate ambivalence.
The Drawing Gallery | The Old Chapel | Walford | Nr. Leintwardine | Shropshire | SY7 0JT