My art springs from a lifelong passion for historic accounts and stories; man's mark on the earth; travel, ships and trade; maps and artefacts.
Harriott studied at St. Martin's School of Art gaining a BA in Fine Arts and has exhibited regionally and nationally. She also works at the National Centre for Craft and Design (the hub) in Sleaford, Lincolnshire.
Harriott creates her artwork using a broad range of combined techniques including: acrylic paints, printing (woodcuts, monotypes, etching), photography, woods and metals, and canvas.
Recently activity includes creating a series of mixed media installations for the ‘Links to the Past exhibition at Whisby Nature Park and participating in the Bathing Beauties Festival at Sutton-on-sea where she created origami salt crystals using Maldon sea salt.
'A seed sown by chance discovery through a book, a film, a museum or a conversation grows into a painting, relief or print. I use whatever techniques and materials needed to create the image that I have in my mind. An object will inspire and indeed sometimes even become part of a piece of work; it's history and the story behind it's existence intrigues me.'
— Harriott Brand
12th September 2016 – 24th September 2016
Sam Scorer gallery, Lincoln
Medieval Made Modern
Boston Guildhall, Boston
Medieval Made Modern
Gainsborough Old Hall
National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford
Flanders Fields explores World War I, the war which cost Europe a generation and changed the social fabric of our histories, through a range of stories, photographs, prints and real objects .
The objects — fragments of a soldier’s boot, letters from home and a Fumsup lucky charm often given to soldiers — bring new value and meaning to otherwise everyday things.
The act of removal from one country to another, the anonymity, the de-humanising of men and women and our response to the art created — the miniature is intriguing when viewed from a distance, an object of beauty which ceases to be when close-up.
The work prompts us to think about slavery
directly and not as some distant historic events — our cities are built on the wealth made by slavery, and our connection to its legacy is explored here.
Houses are more than bricks and mortar, they hold deep memories and social histories hidden within their walls.
The work explores these histories through a series of dolls houses with curated interiors which tell the stories of the houses: previously forgotten calling cards, boxes, photographs, and writing cases tell the stories of family histories.