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Hannah Cushion
Hannah Cushion

Hannah Cushion

About Artist

My work is concerned with issues of preservation and archiving, using traditional methods of preservation in unconventional ways such as shirts ‘preserved’ in salt and photographs ‘preserved’ in wax. The original objects are ultimately altered/defaced but become precious again in their own right, metamorphosing into something new.
I am interested in how we store these object within our homes – in shoe boxes, cupboards, drawers and tins. How long do we keep these things, and for whom? How precious are they? What should we keep? Do we know they are there still or have the slipped down the side out of sight and out of mind? I use found photographs that were once important enough to keep for many years, yet are now unimportant enough to keep but still too valuable to destroy.
The images could be from a personal collection and the furniture is used, domestic furniture giving it time to gather its own patina of memory. Nostalgia, memoriam, a time or moment that has passed all play parts in my work. Drawers hold and protect their contents and by way of shape also frames the object in much the same way as a frame protects and shows its contents.

 

Solo Exhibitions

12 August – 8th September, Greenwich Tourist Information Centre, London:
A solo exhibition showing my recent work at the Greenwich Tourist Centre, London.
5th Base Gallery, London:
I have a planned solo exhibiton later in the year at 5th Base Gallery in the heart of Londons East End.
http://www.5thbase.co.uk/

 

Joint Exhibitions

2012
Open Studios, SFSA, London: open studios in May and October
2009
AA2A, Central St Martins, London:A residency with the AA2A (Artists Access to Art Colleges) scheme allowing me to develop my sculptures and mould making at St Martins Art School.
2008
Cupboard Love, London:
Part of an ongoing project using the hidden space in the cupboards
of the lifts in the Greenwich Foot Tunnel. Curated by Sue Cohen
Meltdown, London:
Group Show at NO:ID gallery, Old Street, London showing a selection of wall based sculptures.
2007
Degree Show, London:
An installation using furniture suspended on walls to explore themes of preservation and archiving within a domestic context as well as the way we navigate space.
2006
2ND Year Show, London:
Work produced during the second semester of my degree including a video projection through ice.
2005
Schoolhouse Gallery, Morvah, Cornwall
Collection of mixed media and textile pieces by various artists
Curator Sue Dove, Head of Fine Art Textiles, Cornwall College
‘Threads in Time’ HND End of Year Show, Cornwall College
A collection of photo based mixed media pieces and collections of objects and lith prints.
Curator Hannah Cushion
2004
Browns, Penzance, Cornwall
Collection of mixed media and textile pieces by various artists
Curator Sue Dove, Head of Fine Art Textiles, Cornwall College

 

Commissions

Please contact me for further information

 

http://www.hannahcushion.com

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