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Grace Hailstone is an artist printmaker working between Suffolk and London. Her experimental and predominantly abstract practice centres on an emotional response to landscape rather than any form of literal representation. Drawn to the isolated, dramatic and other worldly landscape of Iceland, Grace’s prints encapsulate contrasting earthly forms and expansive skies. Her work seeks to find calm spaces of contemplation, where we can reflect on our connection to nature and our place within it. Her abstract images are based on lived experience, but through the process of making, end up existing as images situated somewhere between reality and fiction. She allows the materials and elements of chance and unpredictability in printmaking guide her work to its final state.

Grace has been artist in residence in Skagastrond, Iceland and Old Jet, Suffolk. Grace was mentored by the late Master Printmaker Stanley Jones MBE, who collaborated with many artists at the Curwen Studio for over 50 years, including Barbara Hepwroth, Henry Moore, Paula Rego and Prunella Clough.

Grace has had a career in Galleries and Museums alongside her practice and is currently Archive Curator at the Curwen Print Study Centre.

In 2024 Grace was selected to help launch the new Old Jet Gallery, which helps support and nurture emerging artists through the Airspace programme. You can read a piece about Grace’s work by author Louise Millar, view the works for sale and videos of Grace in the studio here.


2024 Glimsen' Group show with Hannah Farthing, Rachel Sodey and Molly Wallis. The Craft House Woodbridge, 20 - 26 March 

2024 'Colour & Poetry: The Nomenclature of Colours' Slade School of Fine Art, 20-21 March

2023 Bainbridge Print Open, London, 15 - 23 June 

2022 Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, November 

Selected by Guest Judge and renowned Artist Gavin Turk as a highlight: Read about it on Artsy


2021: Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, London, 11 - 14 Nov

22 Oct 2021: Online Symposium: Iceland. Mobility, Spatiality, Virtuality.  Defining new touristic relationships through remote encounters, distant desires and embodied experiences.

2021  East Kent Artist's Open House, 25 Hengist Avenue, Margate

2021 Colour and Poetry Symposium and Exhibition, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL

2021 Life on Venus: The Human, The Tub Hackney, London

2020  Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, London,​ 12 Nov - 13 Dec ONLINE

2020 Eames Fine Art Christmas Online Secret Bid Auction,  3 - 6 Dec

2020 Life on Venus: Landscape, The Tub Hackney, London, 10 - 13 Dec

2019/ 20  Bankside Banner Artist, Shakespeare's Globe, London

2019 Colour and Poetry, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL

2018  Real Myth, V22 @ The Old Biscuit Factory, Bermondsey, London

2018 Colour and Emotion, UCLH, London, in collaboration with the Slade, UCL

2017  The Essence you Leave, Group Show, Art Hub Gallery, Deptford, London 


2017  11th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, Centre for Contemporary Printmaking, CT, USA


2017  Proof, Art Hub Gallery, Deptford, London

2017  Faith, Austin Forum, Hammersmith, London


2016  Half Moon Studio Open Studios, Dulwich Open Doors Festival, London

2016  Slade Print Fair, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London


2015  Art Hub Print Open, Creekside, London


2014  Fusion Arts Pop Up Exhibition, Fusion Arts, Oxford


2014  Hubba Bubba, ArtHub Gallery, Creekside, London


2013  Slade Print Fair, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London

 2013  Fusion Arts Pop Up, Fusion Arts, Oxford


2012  Perceptions on Landscape collaboration with Hannah Shepherd, Bar Lane Studios, York


2012  A/P (Artist’s Proof), Bar Lane Studios, York


2012  Summer Open, Bar Lane Studios, York


2011  Mapping Wonderland, installation O3 Gallery, Oxford


2011  Drawn Together: Artwork by Dulwich Picture Gallery Staff, Jeannie Avent Gallery, London


2009  University of Plymouth Fine Art Degree Show, Royal William Yard, Plymouth


2008  Big Mouth, Interim Show, Royal William Yard, Plymouth



2022  Old Jet Artist Residency, Suffolk, UK

2021   NES Artist Residency, Skagastrond, Iceland


2024 Pressing Matters, Issue 25, Legacy of a Master Printer

2023 Printmaking Today, Issue 126, Collaboration: Archiving Legacy


​2011  Designer, Mapping Wonderland, Underconstruction Theatre, Oxford


2011  Co-Designer, Mummers, Michaelmas & the Empress Matilda, Underconstruction Theatre, Oxford



2015 - Grand Prize Winner, Art Hub Print Open, selected by Anita Klein & Tricia Gillman

Notable Commissions

2019  Bankside Banner Winter Season Artwork Commission, Shakespeare's Globe


2010  MA Paris Studies: History & Culture, University of London Institute in Paris


2009  BA (Joint Hons) Fine Art & History of Art, University of Plymouth (1st Class hons)


b.1988, Britain

Email: grace.hailstone[at]
Instagram: @graciehailstone

You can purchase my work at Eames Fine Art, Bermondsey St, London.

Old Jet Gallery, online

Read more about my work in a piece called 'Infinite Terrain'written by Helen Hillyard, Curator at Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

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