Hannah Ford is a fibre artist and uses appliqué, cross-stitch, hand and machine-embroidery, and painted textiles to illustrate scenes and tell stories in her work. Hannah works solely with reclaimed fabric. Her latest project, ‘A Divided Nation’, is a collection in the style of traditional circus sideshow banners, which comment on the current political landscape. This work was first exhibited in Invisible Numbers in June 2017, a group show that Hannah curated, produced, and hosted at Winns Gallery, London, attracting 1500 visitors in 10 days as part of the E17 Art Trail.
Hannah Ford studied BA History of Art at Camberwell College of Arts and MA History of Design at the Royal College of Art and began an extensive career in curation (Identity Crisis), teaching (UAL, London and Institute of European Design, Madrid), print/digital publishing (Architecture Foundation) and design management (Design Council). Hannah then worked for Nokia/Microsoft's Global Design Studio, in Visual Communications, Product and UX programme management. In 2016, she co-founded Invisible Numbers, an art collective to support and promote local artists in the St James Street area of Walthamstow, London, and it is currently in the process of developing a window gallery at 1b Coppermill Lane, London, E17, with the Waltham Forest Regeneration Team and the St James Big Local charity.
Hannah Ford’s work has been exhibited at:
‘Invisible Numbers’, Winns Gallery, June 2017, London, E17;
‘The Little Big E10 Art Fair’, Norlington Road Studios, June 2017, London, E10;
‘The People Present: Our Hitch’, July 26-28 2017, St John’s Church Leytonstone, London, E10;
‘Fabrications’, August - September 2017, The Mill, London, E17;
‘Hitch: By The People for The People’, August - September 2017, Artefacto Art Space, London, E10;
‘The World Transformed’, Labour Party Conference, September 2017, Brighton.
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