Heather Meyerratken

Heather is an Australian artist living and working in London.

“My screenprints relate to found imagery and the notion of obscured or lost identity. It is in this loss of identity that the images become familiar and relative to the viewer. Universally we come across stored boxes of photos within our families. Often we don’t know the people in these photos and yet there is a knowledge that they are intrinsically part of our life story. I carefully select found imagery and reproduce it. From the classic wedding shot to classic cars there is always something most of us can identify with perhaps provoking memories of time and place.”

“I completed my MA in Visual Arts and Printmaking at Camberwell Art College, London in 2013 and it is there that I developed a unique method of printing on steel mesh. Printing on wire encourages and enhances a loss of the image, a fragility aligned with faded memory, whilst allowing the subject matter to relate to anyone. There is also a nod to current technology, occurring serendipitously during this printing in the form of 'pixilation' and is relative to how the ink remains partially suspended within the mesh.”

Heather works between her studio in Shoreditch and Thames-Side Print Studio, and has exhibited in Australia, Japan, USA and throughout UK.