Hannah Weatherhead

Hannah Weatherhead

Folkestone, Kent, United Kingdom

About Hannah Weatherhead

As an artist I am heavily invested in the process of painting, and finding the point of no return and exploring when is it too much? When is it not enough? I expand my art practice by utilising varied mediums to investigate the painted surface, and addressing materiality within my work on wood, paper and canvas surfaces. Mark-making and decisive patterns become intervals between more realistic details of the subjects. While creating an image is the main goal, the decision of removal and reworking is just as important as the application of paint itself; and this is achieved with thinners, scraping paint away with palette knives, and pressing away with cloth.

By contrasting chaos and order within my painting practice, I can consider shared compositions and a common language between pieces. Important motifs that recur throughout my practice include botanical imagery, and abstractions of the human form, with inspiration from botanical gardens and museums. Themes of tropical environments are a way of escaping day to day life, as plants literally breathe new life into my paintings.

I continue to develop my practice in Kent and have exhibited nationwide, having graduated from the University of the Creative Arts, Canterbury in 2011 with a BA(hons) in Fine Art.

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University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury
BA (hons) in Fine Art 2011

University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury
Foundation in Art and Design 2008


Jul 2018 POST BLUE, postal trail project, Canterbury city centre

Oct 2017 MEMO, a Folkestone Triennial independent project, Folkestone

Jun 2017 FULLY AWAKE, blipblipblip, Leeds

Jun 2016 Creators Deserve To Be Seen, SeeMe Chashama Gala Event in Times Square, New York

Jun 2016 WHEREVER I MAY ROAM, Whitstable Biennialle Satellite Event

Aug 2015 Vauxhaul Art Car Boot Fair, Margate

Jul 2015 Room For Negotiation, Herbert Read Gallery.
Co-curated by James Collins, Katya Derksen, Luke Godfrey and Hann Weatherhead.

Co-curated by Claire Scott and Hannah Weatherhead



Apr 2017: Fully Awake, Teaching Painting, BlipBlipBlip, Leeds

Jun 2016 Wherever I May Roam, Whitstable Satellite Project

Apr 2016 Oriel Davies Open 2016 Painting, Oriel Davies, Wales

Mar 2016 Wearing Trousers, Crate, Margate

Aug 2015 Griffin Gallery Open, London

Jul 2015 Room For Negotiation, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury.

Feb 2015 POP LIVING, Schwartz Gallery, London.

Aug 2014 Display Space, The Front Room at the Beaney, Canterbury

Aug 2014 OFF THE WALL, 9th Annual Terrace Open, Terrace Gallery, London

May 2014 PAINT LIKE YOU MEAN IT, Interview Room 11, Edinburgh

Jul 2013 HOT ONE HUNDRED, Schwartz Gallery, London

Apr 2013 Recollective Gallery, Market Drayton

Nov 2012 The General Medium, CRATE, Margate

May 2012 POST VIEW, Horsebridge Gallery, Whitstable

Jan 2012 What Next?, What If? Gallery, Dartford

Sep 2011 Second Rotation, UCA Pop Up Gallery, Pentagon Centre, Chatham

Sep 2011 Vanishing Point, UCA bar, Canterbury

Sep 2011 e.mer.gence, Gallery 3, Whitstable

Jul 2011 First Rotation, UCA Pop Up Gallery, Chatham