I use collected paint to make three dimensional objects whilst carefully deconstructing canvas or paper studies into new pieces. This process of transformation from original is significant. Pieces are hidden, crushed, hung, nailed, sellotaped, pinned, torn, collaged, dropped on the floor or assembled into an entirely new piece. I make intuitive drawings from pieces which inform subsequent work and stumble into paint; a process driven by attempting to look at and understand a piece. This lack of preciousness frees my earlier constraints and blurs lines between sculpture, painting, installation and object.
Pieces pour off walls onto the floor, grow, change and remain in dialogue with one another even at distance. They are entities in their own right possessing individual and group characteristics which take over architectural spaces. Reflections and colour fields project onto the walls or floors and shadows cast swallow the scale of the material projecting the shadow. This reversal of traditional hierarchy of painting is proving crucial.
My work seeks to activate and occupy space; walls, floors, ceilings, furniture and air become charged with a gentle suggestion of tension. Documenting is part of this process. Every decision involves the relationship of the work inhabiting space and the viewer's navigation. Physical forms take over space highlighting the relationship between object, viewer and space. I am becoming increasingly aware of what happens to the work once it is taken out of its' physical making space and understand this responsibility belongs to me.
- 2012 Shift, Vane Contemporary Art, Newcastle, UK
- 2009 Interspace, Sandford Goudie Gallery, Customs House, Southshields, UK
- 2008 Stream, Gallerie TAKSU, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- 2009 helicopter, St Ann's Quay, in partnership with Vane, Newcastle, UK
- 2012 Hannah Campion in Conversation with Danny Rolph, Contemporary Art Society and Vane Contemporary Art, Newcastle, UK
- 2012 Artist in Residence, Vane Contemporary Art, Newcastle, UK
- 2008 Artist in Residence, Gallerie TAKSU, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- 2012 Omnia Mea Mecum Porto: Works on Paper/ Arbeiten auf Papier curated by Michael Mulvihill & Christopher Rollen, Kotti Shop, Berlin, Germany
- 2007 The Really Super Market by Bob & Roberta Smith,, MIMA, Middlesbrough UK
- 2013 MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art, London, UK
- 2012 The Rector’s Scholarship, Chelsea College of Art, London, UK
- 2003 BA Fine Art Painting, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK