Hiya, my name's Heather Chambers I'm an illustrator from Stockport. My work consists of figurative forms, dynamic composition, and playful colour palettes. I'm a proud Stopfordian and the creative community that surrounds me significantly inspires my practice. I am interested in all things kitsch, nostalgic and playful, which contrasts with my love of brutalist buildings and northern england.
Alongside my illustration work, I also run arts workshops in print-based mediums, book making and mural making. I founded — Roots riso, a female ran risograph printing collective.
I am also co - founder, and creative director of not-for-profit Stockport based arts hub Underbank Studios, where roots riso lives.
I studied at Stockport Art School and The University Of Sunderland, I have a BA Hons in Illustration and an MA in Design. I work in a variety of contexts, from traditional and digital illustration, to large murals, printmaking, and animation.
Whirlwind Records / Partisan Collective / Memphis Industries
University of Sunderland / Sunderland Culture / Choose Love
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art / Stockport Council
Stockport Together again - Stockport Art Gallery 2021
Underbank Studios takeover - Sandbar Manchester 2021
Solo Exhibit 'Flairofly' - Underbank Studios, Stockport 2021
Night and Day Cafe - Northern Quarter, Manchester 2019
Nowt Special - Tynebank Brewery, Newcastle 2019
Sunderland Art Gallery - Sunderland Museum 2019
D&AD Design Festival - Truman Brewery, London 2018
Hyde Park Book Club - Leeds 2018
Live Tales, Live Theatre - Newcastle 2018
Arty Farty Party - Pub Zoo, Manchester 2016
Shutter Mural workshop - Partisan collective 2021
Collaborative chalk mural - Stockport Council 2021
Risocial, risograph printing event - Underbank Studios 2021
Pride Of Place, risograph printing - Sunderland University 2019
Talk Over Print, risograph publication making - The Baltic 2019
Paint and Sip, Acrylic painting - Across the North East 2019
Drawing and Writing - Lips Inked Poets 2016