Hannah Brackston is a visual artist with a socially engaged practice currently rooted in Glasgow, Scotland. Growing up between Leeds and rural Oxfordshire, she then spent a year working with community educational/development projects in Southern India. Hannah graduated from Environmental Art at The Glasgow School of Art in 2011, receiving the David Harding Public Art Prize and exhibiting at the R.S.A. New Contemporaries Show. Key works include Desire Lines (2011), a permanent artwork in the form of a gateway for Bellahouston Park and Nith Scoping (2012) a research led project that explored the relationship between people and their River Nith, for the program Inbetween:Dumfries.
Recently Hannah completed residencies in Cuxhaven Germany, Unit 7 artist’s studios in Glasgow and has an upcoming residency Glasgow Sculpture studios. These are supported by awards from Arts Trust Scotland and The R.S.A. Hannah is one of the founding members of the Open Jar Artist Collective and is building on collaborations with icecream architecture. Currently Hannah works from a studio in Govan, her art invites participation and promotes conversation. Every project is developed in considered relation to research and context, people and environment.