Hannah is a Plymouth based artist, curator and producer.
Hannah established The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art in 2006, building the gallery from a small-scale, informal, internally-focussed space to an established & respected, public-facing professional gallery. In 2013 Hannah established the biennial project The South West Showcase as a strategic response to the lack of talent development in the visual arts sector in the South West. The showcase aims to support contemporary artists working and living in the South West through a year-long programme of mentoring and support with an exhibition outcome.
Hannah has played a key role in advocating for and supporting the development of visual arts in the city, she was a founding member of Plymouth Visual Arts Consortium (2009-2013) and Plymouth Visual Arts Programming Group (which she chaired for two years from 2017-2019). This work has seen Hannah co-deliver five multi-site, multi-partner projects, The Animal Gaze (2009), The British Art Show (2011), Sinopticon (2012), Walk On (2014) and We the People are the Work (2017).
Through her role as an artist, Hannah is a founding co-director of CAMP CIC, a member-led network for the creative and visual arts community in Devon and Cornwall; and she also spent two years on the board of Take A Part, a Community Interest Company founded in Plymouth which works with underserved communities to facilitate celebration, community connection, social justice and education through creativity. In October 2020 Hannah joined the Visual Arts South West Steering Group to further her commitment to developing culture in the South West.
Hannah is one half of the artist duo LOW PROFILE along with Rachel Dobbs, they have been working in collaboration since 2003. LOW PROFILE make ambitious and engaging artworks in response to specific contexts, carefully shaping audiences’ experiences, putting them at the centre of their work. They also initiate and produce ambitious artist-led projects and initiatives. Recent projects include: DRUMROLL (2020), a new audio artwork composed for 8 drums, funded by Arts Council England and Jamboree 2018 – an artist led project bringing together 150 artists and curators from across the UK, in partnership with a-n and Plymouth College of Art, funded by Arts Council England.
In 2020 Hannah reshaped the Gallery model at Plymouth College of Art, with the support of her colleagues, to establish MIRROR a model that she hopes will do more, and mean more, for more people.
MIRROR is in part informed by the project Jamboree initiated by LOW PROFILE.
Hannah's role for MIRROR is part-time, she spreads her 3 day a week contract over 4 days, allowing her to work as an artist and look after her children.
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