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 the William Morris Gallery, in 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. The graphic design for the exhibition, posters and catalogue was conceived of by Studio April.
Invisible Numbers, the exhibition, was curated, commissioned and produced by exhibitor Hannah Ford, and, with a programme of talks about art and science, the show attracted over 1500 visitors over ten days. Find out more about each artist's work on the EXHIBITORS page. You can also watch a short introduction to the exhibition below.
Graphic design by Studio April
Invisible Numbers could not have happened without the E17 Art Trail and the generous support of The Stow Brothers