Over the summer of 2018, Hannah has been an artist in residence at the Bowes Museum. She is one of a collective of ten artists who have been working very closely with the museum, it’s history, stories and collections to investigate the artistic and creative process; put very simply, they have been exploring where inspiration comes from, and ways in which artists can share their personal creative processes. This will culminate in the form of an exhibition of ideas which will be launched in November 2018. Normal museum admission will apply.
Hannah sees museums as theatres for objects, which is to say that most pieces displayed within them are clean, shiny, finished, perfect. Hannah seeks to show that creative developmental processes have a great deal in common with everyday ways of living and working, which similarly include experimentation, error, repeat practice, dust, noise and mess. In response to the solid silver figure of Sappho, and with particular reference to Cellini's breezy quote on the gallery wall nearby, Hannah taught herself the traditional technique of sand-casting over the summer of 2018. Her work for the Bowes Museum documents her reflective, creative and practical processes.