Friends Of HIP: Jenny Beard – New Balance 576 & 991 ‘Made In UK’

To highlight new seasonal styles of the New Balance 576 & 991 ‘Made In UK’ we caught up with friends of HIP across the UK, including Leeds-based artist Jenny Beard.

Jenny Beard is a contemporary painter focused on automatic drawings, using digital tools to create and manipulate sketches before finishing her work with more traditional methods. Her paintings are open-ended and explorative – a way of ‘testing the waters’ of self-expression. Beard underpins her work with text, used as a form of protest presented as single words or ramblings. There is a conversational tone, dealing with issues and observations of being a working-class northern women in the arts, but also an undertone of self-deprecation and humour.

Produced at New Balance’s iconic Flimby factory in Cumbria, UK – the fan favourite New Balance 576 and 991 ‘Made In UK’ return for this AW23 in new seasonal tones – giving a contemporary feel to these staple silhouettes whilst celebrating the culture and craftsmanship of ‘Made In UK’.

New Balance 576 & 991 ‘Made In UK’ at HIP – Online now.