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We're delighted to welcome back artist and Falmouth alumnus Hew Locke. He returns as Falmouth School of Art's new Visiting Professor of Fine Art, an appointment we're delighted to say he has accepted for three years.
Locke's investigation of the display of power covers areas such as royal and swagger portraiture, coats-of-arms, public statuary, trophies, financial documents, weaponry and costume. Maritime imagery and symbolism has been a constant in his work, along with reflections on his upbringing in Guyana.
"This work is essentially about power - who had it, who has it and who desires it."
Born in Edinburgh, Locke spent his formative years in Georgetown, Guyana, before returning to the UK to study. He received his BA(Hons) Fine Art in 1988 from Falmouth University, and then an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London in 1994.
Locke has work in the Tate, the British Museum, the V&A, Brooklyn Museum and the Perez Art Museum Miami. He's also had solo shows in public galleries in the UK and the USA, and has taken part in Biennials in Hangzhou, China; Kochi, India; Prospect3, Miami; Guangzhou, China; Valencia, Spain and Puerto Rico.
"If I wasn’t an artist I’d be an historian"
Hew Locke in interview with The Guardian