Invisible Numbers is an art collective set up in September 2016 by Hannah Ford and Rebecca Ward. Their first exhibition was a response to the E17 Art Trail 2017 theme: STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) - an ongoing debate to put Art back on the agenda of the National Curriculum alongside the STEM subjects - and our exhibitors explored and celebrated the cross-disciplinary aspect of these subjects. The E17 Art Trail is a biennial arts festival that takes place in Walthamstow, London E17 and showcases over 7,000 artists during the 2 week period. Invisible Numbers exhibited at Winns Gallery, a major E17 Art Trail hub in the grounds of Lloyd Park and the William Morris Gallery, from 9 June - 18 June 2017.
Invisible Numbers showcased 6 artists, a design studio and 1 historian, each responding to the theme of STEAM and what it meant to them. This included the story of an unknown local computer engineer from E17; artworks illustrating the mathematical in light, jewellery and mask-making; paintings that celebrated the skills of 19th century rope-spinners; and fibre art that commented upon the political landscape of a divided nation.
Invisible Numbers, the exhibition, was curated and organised by exhibitor, Hannah Ford, and with a programme of talks about art and science, the show attracted over 1500 visitors. Find out more about each artist's work on the Exhibitors page. You can also watch a very short introduction to the exhibition below.
Graphic design by Studio April (www.studio-april.co.uk)
Invisible Numbers could not have happened without the E17 Art Trail and the generous support of The Stow Brothers