Hannah Downing is a visual artist from Crai, near Brecon in South Wales. Hannah’s art practice is based around an interest in the relationship between pictures and reality. Through processes which include painting, drawing and collage she makes work that uses image as rhetoric. The language of things like the out of focus bits in a photograph; the elevated viewpoint of a cctv image; perspective and panoramas are used in works that often possess a political undercurrent.
Hannah DowningA View From Above XIII
beep.Wales' International Painting Prize
Artists Andrew Hladky | Andre Stitt | ARINA | Dalit Leon | Eilish McCann | Geraint Evans | Hannah Downing | Damon Cureton | Paul Crook | Emily Cooper | Max Gimson | Orlanda Broom | Richard Monahan | Ruth Solomons | Steph Goodger | Cherry Pickles | Flora Bradwell | Freya Dooley | Heena Kim | Fran Williams | Jack Spencer Ashworth | Alison Goodyear | Hannah Hewetson | Jayne Anita Smith | Jo Berry | Joshua Uvieghara | Edwin Aitken | Ian Gonczarow | Laura Ana Maria Iosifescu | Kaori Homma | Laura White | Lorraine McDonnell | Nanna Lahn | Luna Jungeun Lee | Nina Pancheva-Kirkova | Penny Hallas | Philip G Watkins | Rhiannon Grostate | Scott McCracken | Sig Waller | Sue Kennington | Sean Puleston | Sophie Victoria Elliott | Zara Kuchi
Through Tomorrow’s Eyesis the result of an International call out for artists who work with paint to submit work based on imagined scenarios for our world and its peoples set in the future.
In Utopia, -- subterranean fields, -- Or some secreted island, Heaven knows where! But in the very world, which is the world Of all of us, -- the place where in the end We find our happiness, or not at all! William Wordsworth
Utopia is the human race’s ultimate aspiration - it gives us scope for imagining, inventing and reinventing possible futures and new worlds. What are the possibilities of the human condition in a Utopian context?
Utopia is our heaven; it is our dreams of perfected progress - the pinnacle of human achievements, social justice, prevailing peace and harmony with nature.
Dystopia is our possible hell; a nightmare where the human spirit is controlled and nullified in an environment that breeds fractured communities and distorted views of ourselves.
What would the cities and dwellings, the peoples in such a Utopian or Dystopian worlds, and its possibilities look like?
What are the questions we should be asking, and what are the answers? Through Tomorrow’s Eyes hopes to shed some light on all of this.
Dates: Friday 20th July (7pmopeningnight) Exhibition continues until Saturday 11th August Opening times: Tuesdays – Saturdays 11am – 5pm Location: Volcano Theatre 229 High Street Swansea SA1 1NY