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York College students enjoy exhibition by local artist, Hannah Turlington

Hannah Turlington has become the latest external artist to display her work in the York College & University Centre Art Gallery.

Students and visitors to Campus have been admiring North Yorkshire-based Hannah’s work in the first-floor exhibition, which is also open to members of the public free of charge and will run until November 24.

Our on-site gallery showcases the work of our students and invited external artists throughout the year.

Hannah describes herself as an autoethnographer, using her own exploration of self to connect with others. With her work centring on identity, conformity, motherhood and the fragility of human nature, she tells her own stories and encourages others to tell theirs.

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Her work is informed by her research and writing, which is communicated in her work. Hannah’s mixed media pieces are very tactile, with the liberal use of hand stitching and text that communicates her thoughts of identity, conformity, being a woman and search for self. Hannah’s work focuses on holding the space in which to be authentic.

“Creativity connects with who I am and who I want to be.” - Hannah Turlington
Hannah Turlington

There are two bodies of work in the exhibition;

The Quiet Disruption of the Stitch explores how the stories of our lives leave their mark, the work is raw and vulnerable.

Letters to my Teenage Son is a series of work that explores the complexities of raising teenage children. An investigation into the impact trauma and mental health have upon communication and relationships.

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Learn more

We are also delighted to welcome Hannah to our Lecture Theatre on 17th October 2023 at 1.30pm where she will be presenting to students and staff and offering a Q&A session.

For more information about Art & Design at York College & University Centre, click here.