Catherine Hyland is an artist based in London. She graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design with a First class BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art and completed her Masters at the Royal College of Art. 



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Nominated for The Ooshot Award 2018

The Ooshot Award discovers and distinguishes images designed for creative commissions rewarding authors and artists whose visions are successfully used by brands, companies and institutions.

The Ooshot Award will reward a photographic commissioned work done by a professional photographer on behalf of a client. It concerns all the sectors where images are called upon to serve a communication objective: corporation, institution, community, industry…, whatever its field of application: fashion, advertising, beauty, still life, culinary, reportage/documentary, portrait, etc. The prize only excludes press photography.

The Ooshot Award is sponsored by William Klein, internationally renowned painter, photographer and filmmaker, and author of many iconic advertising campaigns (Dim, Citroën, Naf Naf, Ricqlès…).

An award ceremony and an exhibition in the spring of 2019 will take place at a prestigious place of the world of fashion or art in Paris. A jury composed of personalities from the world of image, business and communication will designate the winner and special mentions. The jury of the Ooshot Award is chaired by Alex Prager, photographer and filmmaker.


Prints for Refugees

Doctors of the World UK is an independent humanitarian movement working with refugees and vulnerable migrants worldwide, providing them with essential medical care while advocating for their right to health. Prints for Refugees is a collaboration between the photographic community and the humanitarian organisation Doctors of the World.  Each of the prints are generously donated by the artists themselves who prints, packs and sends the artwork straight to your home. All money raised through the site are donated to Doctors of the World.

Bureau Gallery, 7 Hatton Place, London, EC1N 8RU Private View 6-9PM, 6th December 2018.



Royal Photographic Society International Photography Exhibition 161

• Catherine Hyland (UK) Gold Award and
Christopher Bethell (UK) Gold Under 30s Award
• Exhibition launches at the RPS, Bristol, early 2019
• 54 photographers selected to exhibit

The Royal Photographic Society has announced the award winners for the 161st edition of the International Photography Exhibition (IPE 161), the world’s longest running photographic exhibition. The winners are Catherine Hyland (Gold Award), Christopher Bethell (under 30’s Gold Award), Alys Tomlinson (Silver Award) and Oli Kellett (Bronze Award).

7327 entries were submitted to the open-call from over 60 countries including UK, USA, Australia, Brazil, Russia and Indonesia from which 189 were selected for a shortlist. The final selection was made from prints. 54 photographers were selected to exhibit in the IPE 161 touring exhibition which will open at the RPS’s new building in Bristol early next year, before travelling to Birmingham, London, Dublin and Hull. Selections were made by an esteemed panel comprising of curator and founding editor of online magazine Photomonitor Christiane Monarchi, photographer Jack Latham, documentary photographer Jon Tonks, photographer and professor Karen Knorr FRPS and artist, writer, editor and lecturer in photography Aaron Schuman. The selection panel praised the freshness, variety and consistent high quality of entries and winners whom demonstrate photography executed to the highest standard.
“Our selection panel were truly impressed with the number of interesting photographs submitted, and I believe we created an engaging exhibition across a wide spectrum of genres.” – Christiane Monarchi

Panel member Jack Latham comments on the award winners, “Whether it is photographing crossroads in America as the world waits to see what leaders do next, reflecting on the space of spiritual contemplation or how we, as a society, deal with climate change. Each of these photographers have demonstrated that photography is as relevant a tool as any other to reflect on our time in history.” The panel was also pleased to welcome a large quantity of works submitted by female photographers.
“The winners reflect ongoing trends in contemporary documentary photography, developed by a new generation of photographers who are extending the vocabulary using the medium in a profound and reflective way. The attention to detail and selection of images submitted by the winners made us pause. I was impressed by the crafting and
care dedicated to the photographic image.” – Karen Knorr FRPS.

View the 54 photographers exhibiting in the IPE 161online

rps.org/ipe161 #ipe161 #royalphotographicsociety

IPE 161 Tour Dates:
RPS, Bristol, dates TBC
Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham, 30 March to 12 May 2019
Royal Albert Hall, London, 22 May to 23 June 2019
Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon, Dublin, 5 July to 4 September 2019
HIP Fest (Hull International Photo Festival), 4 - 27 October 2019


Radical Essex - Focal Point Gallery - Twenty One

Originally commissioned as part of the Radical ESSEX programme, Focal Point Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of photographic works by Catherine Hyland at Twenty One.  

Hyland’s photographs convey the quiet monumentality of Essex’s modernist architecture, now gently embedded into the landscape and consciousness of its residents, visualising the crucial role the county has played in the history of British Modernism and its utopian ideologies.

Reflecting the view from Twenty One, three large-scale images of Southend's sprawling seafront are on display, the brightly coloured rollercoasters of Adventure Island amusement park, entwined with the town's historic pleasure pier - the longest in the world. The imposition of these frivolous leisure structures wrestle for authority over the vast and indifferent estuary horizon.

Alongside these works, the breadth of intriguing and innovative architecture from across the county are shown, including one of Richard and Su Roger's earliest buildings in Ulting, Harlow shopping centre, the space age architecture of Redshank in Lee-over-Sands and the brutalist style of the old Southend central library. 

This exhibition continues until 28 October 2018. More of Hyland's work can be seen in the forthcoming publication Radical ESSEX.

Twenty One, Unit 21 Pier Approach, Western, Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2EH



Renaissance Photography Prize 2017 

Renaissance Photography Prize is an international award that showcases outstanding photography from emerging and established photographers while raising funds to support young women with breast cancer. This year the prize celebrates its 10th edition inviting entrants from anywhere in th world. The prize looks to discover talent and celebrate the best in international photography today, giving image makers access to new opportunities and international audience for their work. Photographers have their work seen by a panel of some of the industry's most influential photography critics, as well as being exhibited and published. The winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony on the 11th October.

Renaissance Photography Prize was founded in 2007 by Fiona Gifford following her diagnosis with breast cancer at the age of 34. Since then it has raised over £250,000 for the Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care.

10th October - 21st October 2017
Getty Images Gallery, 46 Eastcastle Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 8DX


Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2017 - National Portrait Gallery

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is the leading international photographic portrait competition, celebrating and promoting the very best in contemporary portrait photography. The Prize has established a reputation for creativity and excellence, with works submitted by a range of photographers, from leading professionals to talented amateurs and the most exciting emerging artists. The competition is open to everyone aged 18 and over from around the world. The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 exhibition will run at the Gallery from 16 November 2017 to 4 February 2018 before touring to venues around the UK.

16th November - 4th February 2017
The National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE


Bow Open Show 2017 - Bow Arts Trust

The 2017 Bow Open Show launches alongside Open Studios in Bow Arts’ Nunnery Gallery, who have announced this year’s curator as renowned British sculptor Alex Chinneck. Chinneck has selected work from Bow Arts’ vast artist network, which numbers over 500 from 13 studio sites and its education programme. Chinneck – who is known for his attention grabbing public art, his life-sized upside pylon is landed permanently by Greenwich’s O2.

Exhibiting Artists: Liam Aitken, Pia Bramley, Jennifer Campbell, Franco Di Cesare, David Edwards, Yasmin Falahat, Stuart Grist, Connie Harrison, Joe Holbrook, Catherine Hyland, Yuichiro Kikuma, Pierrick Mouton, Marcus Orlandi, Alejandro Ospina, Jaimini Patel, Maxima Smith, Tarragon Smith, Jaime Valtierra, Sarah Woodburn. 

17th June - 27th August 2017
The Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ


Residency 2016 to 2017 - RADICAL ESSEX - Focal Point Gallery

Radical Essex is a project re-examining the county in relation to radicalism in thought, lifestyle, politics and architecture. A programme of events will take place across Essex throughout 2016 and 2017, shedding light on the vibrant, pioneering thinking of the late 19th and 20th centuries. The project will celebrate the crucial role Essex has played in the history of British Modernism and its utopian ideologies under the themes ‘The Modernist County’ and ‘Arcadia for All’.

Radical Essex is led by Focal Point Gallery in collaboration with Visit Essex and Firstsite. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England it forms part of the country wide Cultural Destinations programme, a partnership with VisitEngland, supporting arts organisations to work with the tourism sector to deliver projects that maximise the impact culture has on local economies.


Menotrentuno 2014 - Young European Photography in Sardinia - Memory

ARMUNGIA Simone Mizzotti [Italy] Julien Mauve [France] ••• [26 July - 30 September]
CAGLIARI Salvi Danés [Spain] ••• [18 July - 30 August]
GONNESA Laura Marchiori [Italy] ••• [30 July - 30 September]
LULA Andrea Musicò [Italy] Ula Wiznerowicz [Poland] ••• [2 August - 5 October]
NEONELI Guido Gazzilli [Italy] Andrejs Strokins [Latvia] ••• [3 August - 5 October]
SASSARI Jesús Madriñán [Spain] ••• [24 July - 29 August]
TEMPIO PAUSANIA Daria Tuminas [Russia] ••• [1 August - 30 September]
ULASSAI Catherine Hyland [Great Britain] Philipp Jeske [Denmark] ••• [7 August - 30 September]
VILLANOVA MONTELEONE Pavel Prokopchik [Russia] ••• [31 July - 30 September]
VILLASOR GianMarco Porru [Italy] Konrad Lippert [Germany] ••• [27 July - 30 September]
VILLA VERDE Flavio Scollo [Italy] Rebecka Uhlin [Sweden] ••• [25 July - 30 September]
ARZACHENA Premio Surrau Photo Win 2014 [20 September]

18th July - 5th October 2014
Cultural Association Su Palatu Fotografia


The Woman, The Gaze, The World

A new exhibition curated by Crystal Bennes, The Woman, The Gaze, The World is loosely themed around a picking apart of the question of whether women see the world differently than men. Here, “seeing” refers most obviously to the individual artist’s interpretation of the world, but also to something which is further mediated through the camera lens.
A second element which ties these ideas of seeing and representation to the gender question (which is admittedly provocative) is about what interpretation itself actually means – as woman, artist, and/or photographer. Rather than attempting to establish each body of work as one of universal applicability, the exhibition presents each artist as offering a specific and personal take on photography as a medium and practice through various acts of filtering, of staging, of manipulating the "truth".
Each artist has been paired with a writer, who has been challenged to create a new piece of writing that responds, however indirectly, to the work of that artist and to the themes in question. The intention here is to add a layer of richness to the exhibition, particularly given the considerable crossover in the way photographers and writers approach reality. Both disciplines frequently tend toward a staging of reality in order to highlight its theatricality and the often flawed assumptions we regularly make about how we think we see the world.

23rd April – 5th May 2013
The exhibition is open Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 7pm. 
Private View Wednesday 24 April from 6-9pm. Please RSVP to hello@crystalbennes.com
Location: Hanmi Gallery, 30 Maple Street, London W1T 6HA 


Pink Does Not Exist

Pink Does Not Exist re-frames a longstanding debate on the nature of perception and reality through the works of eight artists, each of whom represents a unique strategy in dealing with problems of observation and representation.
The title of the exhibition is a nod to Newton’s discovery of the additive nature of the spectrum of light: white light is a mixture of all the colours in the spectrum – ROYGBIV – while pink, or magenta, is the only colour which does not actually have its own frequency. As such, one could legitimately claim that pink as a colour does not exist, and yet, because of the human brain’s extraordinary malleability, of course we see pink every day. But does this make pink real?
Exhibited in a private flat in north London, Pink Does Not Exist considers the relationship between questions of perception and the practice of viewing art. The relationship between reality and perception has long been a complex one, but no more so than today. In light of quantum mechanics – in particular, the notion promulgated by Thomas Young’s famous double-slit experiment that reality is fundamentally altered by observation – the works in the exhibition bring to the fore the problem of the observer in perceiving reality.

Curated by Crystal Bennes

19 May - 2 June 2012 
The exhibition is open every day, 12noon – 6pm, Stoke Newington N16.
Location: visitors will need to phone or email in advance to arrange a visit and to obtain the address.
T: 07966586581 or E: hello@flatclondon.co.uk 


The Way We Live Now

The Design Museum marks Sir Terence Conran’s 80th birthday with a major exhibition that explores his unique impact on contemporary life in Britain. Through his own design work, and also through his entrepreneurial flair, Conran has transformed the British way of life. The Way We Live Now explores Conran’s impact and legacy, whilst also showing his design approach and inspirations. The exhibition traces his career from post-war austerity through to the new sensibility of the Festival of Britain in the 1950s, the birth of the Independent Group and the Pop Culture of the 1960s, to the design boom of the 1980s and on to the present day. The exhibition will also demonstrate Conran's influence and legacy on current designers including recent Royal College of Art graduates who have been awarded the Conran Foundation RCA Award. The exhibition is curated by Stafford Cliff and Deyan Sudjic. 

16th November - 4th March 2012
Late Opening: Friday 2 December/Friday 20 January, 6 - 10pm.
Location: 28 Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames, London, United Kingdom SE1 2YD


Their Wonderlands

Their Wonderlands is an international group exhibition, curated by multi-disciplinary collective They Are Here. Contemporary artists have been drawn together to explore the space given to make-believe and folklore in post-industrial 21st century European society. Inspired by the essay In Praise of Shadows (1933) by Japanese writer Jun'ichiro Tanizaki, the exhibition exists in darkness. You will be invited to select a torch on entry to discover works embedded in a cardboard labyrinth, designed by renowned and seminal architect Yona Friedman.

26th November – 29th January 2012
Preview Sat 26 Nov: Welcome to Wonderlands, 5 - 8pm includes live music performance by Mathew Sawyer and The Ghosts.
Location: MAC Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH


Day+Gluckman/Collyer Bristow 

Electric Sheep, an exhibition exploring the way in which our daily lives have become immersed in technology. 'Awake or asleep it surrounds us, enhancing and reducing our lives. Drawn as we are into the promise of a less cluttered life, of a clean and efficient world, many of the facts and realities of science remain a mystery to most of us. From the beginning of the science fiction genre we seem to have revelled in this mystery; demonising, prophesising and fantasising about the future, or yearning for a nostalgia-driven past.' 
28th September – 30th November 2011
Location: Collyer Bristow Gallery, 4 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4DF 


Sustain Award 2011, London Design Festival 

Shortlisted for 'Sustain Show and Award' - taking place in the Lower Gulbenkian Gallery.
22nd September - 30th September 2011.
Location: Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU.


Helen Hamlyn Design Awards

Nominated for the Helen Hamlyn Design Awards - Rewarding design for the inclusive world.


The Bar-Tur Award 2011

Shortlisted for the 'Bar-Tur Award' - listed in the top 30 for the Environment Category. 


Conran Award 2011 

The Conran Foundation Awards 2011, rewarding design that has a positive impact on the way people feel, think and live, as well as on the national and international economic situation.


Show RCA 2011

Royal College of Art Graduate Exhibition Friday 24th June -  Sunday 3rd July, open 11am - 8pm daily (closes at 4pm on 28 June and closed all day 1 July).
Location: Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU.


RCA Work in Progress Show 2010 

Royal college of Art/ Work in Progress Show 2010 CA&D - taking place in the Courtyard Galleries, 26th November to 3rd December. 
Location: Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU.


Aesthetica Creative Works Competition 2010

Aesthetica Creative Works Competition 2010. Commendation for Inglenook – Artwork  & Photography category.


Man Photography Prize 2010 

Man Photography Prize 2010, sponsored by the Man Group plc Charitable Trust - 2nd Prize Winner “Sustaining the Future” Royal college of Art, Courtyard Galleries. 
5.30pm-8pm Wednesday 3rd – 8th November 2010. 
Location: Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU.


The Art Works Galleries 10th Focused Eye Awards

The Art Works Galleries 10th Focused Eye Awards An exploration into patriotism, anarchy and modern culture; from the landscapes of our nation, to the sub-cultures of the underground. An exhibition providing a social, political & cultural retrospective and contemporary representation of Britain. 7th May to 31st July 2009 
Location: The Art Works Galleries, Stepney Bank, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne 
NE1 2NP.


New Life Berlin 

The New Life Berlin Festival Official Selection for the URBAN SPACE 08 
projection series, taking place from May 31-June 15th.
Location: KIM-Brunnen Strasse 10/Mitte. http://www.wooloo.org/cat/


Best In Show, John Jones Project Space 

Best in Show, Curated by Pearce and Ramsey at the John Jones project Space.
Location: Finsbury Park, London, running from Friday 3rd October for six weeks.



Siteshow Curated by Sanja Sakic and John O’Hora. Location: 31Warwick Square, 
Westminster, London, Friday September 26th 08.


Nought to Sixty

Photographic work for artists’ collective Freee. A new billboard piece titled Protest Drives History situated in the ICA Bar and off-site location: Hassard Street, London as part of the ongoing season Nought to Sixty, a programme of exhibitions and events that present projects from sixty emerging British- and Irish-based artists over six months from 5 May to 2 November 2008. 
Further info found at http://www.freee.org.uk/works/protest-drives-history/


In Particular 

In Particular an exhibition of staged photography by nine artists further info found at 
Location: The Victoria Pub, 10a Strathearn Place , W2 2NH. 9th-22nd May 08.


Performance Symposium – Performance Now/ Then and After

Performance Symposium – Performance Now/ Then and After.
Location: The Banqueting Hall, Chelsea College of Art. London - 18th April 08.



Location: Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London 7th-9th February 08.