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During the months of June, August and September, SSW are hosting a series of open talks to accompany our Summer AiR programme. Each month an invited artist/ curator, based in Scotland, will visit SSW to share their practice with us and the wider community. This is an opportunity to share this space and to meet our artists in residents.
These talks are free of charge.
7pm – 8pm, Thursday 15th September, 2016.
Contexts for Making Work

Hannah Imlach is a visual artist working predominantly in sculpture and photography. Based at Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Hannah has recently returned from residencies at Sweeney’s Bothy on the Isle of Eigg and the Banff Centre in Canada and is current artist in residence within The Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics & Bioengineering and the Centre for Marine Biodiversity & Biotechnology at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

Hannah’s practice is research-based and seeks to draw connections between the ecology of different habitats, sensory experience and scenarios of future sustainability. Her transient and site-specific sculptures explore the nature of our interaction with the environment and offer alternate ways to navigate our surroundings. These works often take the form of sculptural ‘tools’ acting as shelter, jacket, kite or turbine.

In this talk Hannah will focus on the opportunities and constraints of making work in particular environments and institutional contexts and how this has influenced the development of her practice. She will consider the impact of different residency structures and how these opportunities sustain and contribute to an emergent art practice.

For further information, please contact: 01464 861372

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