Hannah Hansell

Pathway Subject Leader, UCA Farnham

Academic, School of Further Education

Hannah joined UCA in 2013 as Lecturer in Design Specialisms, moving on to become pathway subject leader for the international pathway programmes in 2014. She currently manages, co-ordinates and lectures on the International Foundation in Art, Design and Media and Graduate Diploma in Art and Design.

Prior to her appointment at UCA Hannah was Head of Fashion and Textiles at Wensum Lodge Adult Education Centre, Norwich for the FE courses.

Hannah graduated with a BA (Hons) Contemporary Textile Practices from Norwich School of Art and Design (now NUA) in 2005 before going on to study MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths, graduating in 2007. She went on to exhibit nationally and internationally through group and solo shows. She has currently returned to education, studying MA Sustainable Design at Brighton University part-time.

Hannah has a range of education experience developing projects for and teaching at primary, secondary, further education and degree level, with young offenders, in pupil referral units and at specialist schools through the arts council, small design studios, arts award and craftspeople.

Hannah is a practising Artist currently based in South East London. Exhibitions and residencies include:

  • ‘Eye of the Storm’, Solo show at Tenderpixel, London, 2011
  • 2-year residency and exhibition ‘M.I.D.A.I.R’ at Middlesex University, 2011
  • ‘Cupboard Love’, Greenwich foot tunnel, Greenwich, London site specific drawing
  • ‘10,10,10’, Group Show, Tenderpixel Gallery, London – wall drawing
 2008, ‘Off The Wall’ in conjunction with the London Literature festival, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London.


Collaboration with EAR Maxwell Golden - performance drawing in foyer space, 2008, ‘Lines of Grey’, E-raum, Cologne, Germany – mural drawing, 2008, Tenderpixel, London (Listed in the London Design Festival) - mural drawing, 2008.

She has also worked with a range of small to medium size businesses, design companies, artists, crafts organisations and arts consultants.

She worked as a project manager for design company flour for three years and Fundamental Architectural inclusion as Education manager for two years and has worked on key projects with artist Shane Waltener, Craftspace, the Crafts Council and Arts Council.

In 2008 Hannah led Leegate Arts project funded by Lewisham Council, bringing local community groups together in an empty shop space focused on printmaking workshops and skills development, culminating in a final show of prints and products.

She has also worked for womenswear designers such as Mungo Gurney as lead print designer on his SS14 & AW14 collections.

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Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Awards, Grants and Commisions:

  • 2016  Creative Residency Project Funding (2016) University for the Creative Arts
  • 2005  Arts and Humanities Research Council Award (2005) Goldsmiths, University of London
  • 2002  Bradford Textile Society, Commendation, Innovative Printed Textiles Award (2002)