Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings, The Strike, 2023
22 colour screenprint on Somerset Tub Sized Satin Radiant White 410gsm
Produced by Counter Studio, Margate
76 x 60 cm
Edition of 75, signed and dated by the artist on the reverse
Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings, along with seven other leading international artists, were asked to create a print to celebrate the ICA's 75th anniversary.
The eight prints are now available to purchase individually through Counter Editions website. Please enquire about the availibility of Counter Editions x ICA 75 Years Print Portfolio here.
A third of the profits from the sale of each print will be benefit the ICA's programme.
The Strike (2023) was made in response to the UK’s ongoing nurses’ strike and highlights the massive scale of the modern workers’ movement, while bringing in the disjointedness and the complexity of the discourse surrounding it. Like Italian frescoes of the Renaissance, Quinlan and Hastings' works are loaded with visual symbolism that both tells a story and sends a moral message.
About the Artist
Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings (b. 1991, Newcastle/London)
Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastingsuse the traditional medium of fresco painting to depict street scenes showing groups of people portraying various power dynamics, class and social relations and positions of authority. Their collaborative work is linked to their ongoing research and exploration into the relationship between public space, architecture, state infrastructure, gender and sexual identity, asking viewers to question what public space looks like.