Hannah Elizabeth Allan

Hannah Elizabeth Allan is an artist, writer and researcher based in North West England. Her practice is inter-disciplinary, with the relics of performance and interventions a central concern. Pieces are connected through a focus on the archival document, and the distance or dis-location between the original event and its interpretation. Often motifs are reoccurring, examining the translation from one medium to another.

Broken, fragmented, narratives are expressed through text, photography and performance. Practice exists as artefact, the remains of a process describing an absence.

Allan is currently completing a practice led PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University: The archival context of contemporary practice: how might temporal artistic process function as trace within the archive? She is a lecturer in Critical Studies in the creative arts and avant-garde performance at Blackpool and the Fylde College, and a tutor in Creative Multi-Media at Manchester School of Art.

Allan’s solo work has been shown in exhibitions and performances around the UK and internationally. Additionally, she is a co-founder of arts organisation Collaborative Space, which instigates public art interventions, connections between artists, and site-based research projects.


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