The Inherit Project
This recent body of work demonstrates Hannah Buckley’s exploration of two very different, but equally important, sources of inspiration. Firstly, she is fascinated by the way families pass down their genes. In particular she investigates her personal experience of being a carrier of haemophilia and associated anxieties and fears. Family photos and text book diagrams dealing with the condition inform the work and inspire the textile pieces exhibited.
Another concern is how humans are drawn to talismans as a way of regaining a sense of control over fateful circumstances. Votive offerings, graveside mementos and personal experience inform this aspect of the work.
Hannah Buckley studied Textiles at Loughborough College of Art before completing the MA in Sequential Illustration and Design at the University of Brighton in 2004. Buckley had an arts council funded solo show at Black Swan Arts in Somerset in 2008, became artist in residence at Wakehurst Place in 2010 and is an active member of artists’ groups in both East Grinstead and Brighton.
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