Artist Maisie Broadhead graduated from the Faculty of Arts with a 3D Design BA(Hons) in 2009. After working as a jeweller, Broadhead has begun creating photographs that exist as modern day reinterpretations of historical paintings where jewellery is at the centre of the image’s meaning.
After graduation, she worked with fashion jeweller Husam El Odeh whilst continuing to produce her own work from her studio in East London creating range of pieces to be worn and for exhibition. Completing a Masters in Silversmithing, at the Royal College of Art in 2009, she won the Spectrum, Young Masters Art Prize 2009, a Thames & Hudson Prize and a Theo Fennell award for her final student show. She has exhibited her work throughout England, as well as Holland, Australia, Italy and Switzerland.
More recently, Broadhead has begun creating photographs that exist as modern day reinterpretations of historical paintings where jewellery is at the centre of the image’s meaning.
Sometimes collaborating on projects, including, with her mother Caroline Broadhead, who also has strong connections with Brighton, she produces fine art photographic parodies of old paintings and photographs, including work by Vermeer and Magritte. The photographs and videos she produces are designed to be hung next the original artwork they reference.
Her first UK solo show took place at Sarah Myerscough Gallery in November 2010 and her work has featured in national newspapers and magazines. In 2012, a work in video, An Ode to Hill and Adamson, in collaboration with Jack Cole, was especially made for Seduced by Art - Photography Past and Present, a major photographic exhibition at the National Gallery and screened alongside its source; an 1840s photographic portrait by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson.