Hannah Ford is a mixed-media artist and uses appliqué, cross-stitch, hand and machine-embroidery, and painted textiles to illustrate scenes and tell stories in her work that are mostly political in nature. Hannah works solely with reclaimed fabric.
For Invisible Numbers, Hannah created A Divided Nation, a collection of banners in the style of traditional circus sideshow banners, which commented on the current political landscape in the UK.
Hannah studied BA History of Art at Camberwell College of Art and MA History of Design at the Royal College of Art before an extensive career in curation, teaching, design and UX programme management.
Hannah co-founded Invisible Numbers, an art collective, to support and promote local artists in Walthamstow, London, E17. Invisible Numbers, the exhibition, was curated, commissioned and produced by Hannah, with a programme of talks about the interplay between art and science.
'Mega Cross-Stitch Challenge, Barbican's Walthamstow Garden Party, London July 2018
'General Store', Hewing Wittare, Hackney, London, June 2018;
'Social Fabric', Liberty Hall, Dublin, May 2018;
'Odd Space', Hewing Wittare, Ashdown Crescent, London, February 2018;
'Fabrications', The Mill, London, September 2017
‘The World Transformed’, Labour Party Conference, Brighton, September 2017;
‘Hitch: By The People for The People’, Artefacto Art Space, London, August - September 2017;
‘The People Present: Our Hitch’, St John’s Church, Leytonstone, London, August 2017;
‘The Little Big E10 Art Fair’, Norlington Road Studios, London, July 2017;
‘Invisible Numbers’, Winns Gallery, London, June 2017.
Hosting workshops is a key part of exhibiting Hannah's work as a means of developing practice and skills-sharing with participants, including applique, mini-banner making, large-scale banner making for the 100 Years/Suffragette Celebration, to MA students at National College of Art & Design, Dublin and, the ‘Mega Cross-stitch Challenge’ weekend-long workshop for the Barbican’s Walthamstow Garden Party.
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Fabric Reclaim & Reuse
Hannah set up the Fabric Reclaim & Reuse pathway in January 2018 with Forest Recycling Project, to work with volunteers, many who are marginalised, using the process of making with reclaimed fabric as an act of gaining confidence while understanding the benefits of recycling. You can join the pathway as a volunteer. See more www.frponline.org.uk on how to sign up.