Statement

How do our fantasies shape reality? Hannah Hardy’s multi disciplinary practice explores the wonderful in a playful manner, connecting the personal to the universal, celebrating moments of transcendence in the everyday. Her prize winning narrative based mixed media approach explores spirituality and self awareness. She is interested in connecting to the spectator in a space of transcendence, beyond personal identity.

There is a tentative duality in Hannah’s practice, it is welcoming and playful to the spectator then it opens up to something other, a space within themselves which may feel challenging to their sense of self and placement. This is often a delicate dance between the dynamic and the sensitive. Artists who influence her practice are Anish Kapoor in his distinctive ability to create a transcendent space for the spectator and how Matthew Barney integrates a multidisciplinary manner into his narrative making process.
Hannah’s unique work is held in many private and public collections, from Hawaii, The New Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and London. Hannah’s work has been exhibited internationally and has won many distinguished prizes, she also represents the UK in several International Artists conferences, several times in Morocco. Hannah has been awarded several public commission projects such as with Commissions East, Environmental Arts in hospitals and recently a sculpture trail for Break charity.

Trained in London, Hannah is mother to four and works between her studio in France and the UK.

Exhibitions

2019 SWISSARTEXPO Zurich Central Station

2019 Shortlisted for the Tomorrow’s Heads project with Oxford University and The History of Science Museum, Oxford

2018 UEA charity Art Auction, The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
2018 Charity Art Auction, Mandells Gallery, Norwich
2018 TRANSCENDENCE: Spiritual Emergence Showcase New York, USA.
2018 Selected artist for the GoGo Hares commission project with Break Charity
2018 The Rainbow Bridge exhibition at The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
2017 Dreaming Rainbows solo show at Mangreen Estate, Norfolk
2017 Dreaming Rainbows solo exhibition at The Green Britain Centre
2016 Dreaming Rainbows solo exhibition, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, UK
2015 ‘Creating bridges between cultures’ International artist exhibition/ conference El Jadida, Morocco
2014 504 Gallery London
2014 The Forum, Norwich UK
2014 ARTEDISCAR, International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Tetuán, Morocco
2014 FIARTE International artists exhibition, Granada Spain
2013 International Artist exhibition Safi, Morocco.
2013 Norwich Arts Centre UK
2013 New Museum of Modern Art , Detroit, USA
2013 The Barcelona Showcase, Gaudi’s Casa Batlló in Barcelona
03/2013 Exhibited and participated in an international artists exhibition/conference Safi, Morocco
03/2013 ‘The Perspective Collection’ exhibited at the opening of a public building, Normandy France
12/2012 Group show at CULTIVATE Gallery, London
12/2012 Group show at The Nina Torres Gallery, Miami
12/2012 Group show at The Miami River Art Fair, Miami
12/2012 The Amsterdam Showcase. Amsterdam
12/2012 Invited to exhibit in the group exhibition ‘ARMAGEDON’ MARZIAÂ FROZEN, Berlin
11/2012 Agon coutainville, France.
11/2012 The New York Contemporary Art Exhibition, USA
2012 Salon de Caen
2012 The Angel Gallery, Lavenham, England
2011 Invited to exhibit it at the Dakar Arts Festival, Africa
2011 Salon de Caen
2011 Solo Show ‘The pleasure’ Ger, Normandy
2011 Solo show, Pontmain, France
2011 Gallery enchantee
2011 Chateaux at Falaise
2011 Cultural centre St Lo
2010 Chapel de la Visitation, Mayenne France
2010 ‘Entre Amis’ La Galerie Enchantee, Passais La Conception
2010 Salon Ernee, France
2010 Domfront Espace Andre Rocton
2010 Brece ART BO
2010 Gallerie Enchantee, 61 France
2009 Chateau Ducey, Normandie
2009 Salon Ernee, Normandie France
2008 Dompierre, Normandie
2006 Art lights Cromer- projection in beach hut for Commissions East with Norwich Arts Centre
2005 Salthouse Church- video installation
2005 ‘No Place’ Film and video umbrella
2005 Fringe festival, Norwich- made objects and images
2004 Ingleby Gallery, Derbyshire
2004 Fermoy Gallery, Kings Lynn Arts Centre
2003 Truman Brewery, London, mixed show
2002 Notting Hill arts club I was the curator and exhibited in group show

Selected Private and Public Collections

The New Museum of Modern Art, Detroit USA
Private collection Hawaii
Private collection London
Private collection Paris
Private collection New York

Education

2000 2003 Wimbledon School of Art BAFA Sculpture
1999 2000 Norwich School of Art and Design – Foundation

Prizes

2012 Selected to participate in The Global Art Award. Amsterdam
2012 Selected for the Debut Contemporary program. Westbourne Grove, London.
2011 ‘Prix du techniques mixtes’ Caen, association de artists independent
2010 ‘Prix de la Ville de Domfront’ Prix Francois Hubert-Benoist, France
2009 ‘Prix du ville de Ernee’, France
1999 European travel award for excellence in the arts, The Rotary Club, Downham Market
1998 Award for achievements in the Arts, North Norfolk District council

Publications

Where the fairies, angels and goddesses hide

Interviews

2014 Interview Free Spirit event
2012 Interview at The Amsterdam Showcase

Press

EDP feature on The Dreaming Rainbows exhibition