INSIGHTS is a new series of films created during lockdown, which aim to provide access to artists for an insight into their particular skills and techniques.



Sarah Taylor Silverwood: ‘Making Hand Books’

Duration 4 minutes


During lockdown Birmingham-based artist Sarah Taylor Silverwood reflected on the process of making Hand Books, an ongoing series of small artist books and animations. In her film she demonstrates the process of creating a folded book, using black ink on watercolour paper and the subsequent animation of these drawings. Sarah was in residence in our Artists’ Studio in 2014 and her solo exhibition ‘Daphne’ took place between 19 January – 12 May 2019. Artworks by the artist, ‘The Garman Ryan Shroud’, and, ‘Kathleen and Sally series’ form part of the Gallery’s permanent collection.






Hannah Maybank: ‘Pigments in watercolour’

Part 1 of 3

Duration 10 minutes


Hannah Maybank, ‘Pigments in Watercolour’ is a three part series. In her films Hannah describes how she makes and uses her handmade watercolours, discussing the materials and tools required and the techniques she employs. Hannah was born and grew up in Walsall and now lives and works in London. Her first solo show in a public gallery was at The New Art Gallery Walsall in 2005 and her work ‘Hosts II’, 2004, is part of our permanent collection. Hannah’s work explores the subject of decay and renewal in the natural world.





Hannah Maybank ‘Pigments in Watercolour’

Part 2 of 3

Duration 7 minutes 30 seconds














Hannah Maybank ‘Pigments in Watercolour’

Part 3 of 3

Duration 7 minutes and 30 seconds