Siân Hutchings: 'Quietly Beneath'

Still from Siân Hutchings, 'Quietly Beneath'

Thinking of painting we often relish its visual allure, becoming consumed by colour and texture, our eyes sinking in. So much of our language is governed by our eyes, but our experiences go far beyond looking.

Quietly Beneath considers painting for its voice, opening the cracks behind a seemingly mute surface. How can we begin to expand upon a sonic understanding of painting? Engaging with the cinema as a space for listening, Siân’s film suggests painting not as a static work of art but rather as a live material with its own agency.

Siân Hutchings is our Graduate Artist in Residence for 2019-20. ‘Quietly Beneath’ will launch on 13 February 2020.

Siân Hutchings
6'21 edit (in production)
Video, colour, sound
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About the artist

Siân Lyn Hutchings is an artist currently based in Newcastle. She recently completed her MFA at Northumbria University as part of the BxNU programme. Siân’s practice is grounded in understanding environments through ‘active listening’. Her work approaches experience through an equality of the senses, working on sites as an aural architect. It is presented through performances, writings, workshops and discussions. A recent series of podcasts can be found at

Projections (2018 - 2020) was supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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