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Hannah Christy

Hannah Christy is a recent Newcastle University Fine Art graduate; she continues to live and work in Newcastle.   Her work is driven by physical sensation, be that experienced or imagined. Hannah works with food, text, clothing, photography, and sculpture.

She is drawn to small sticky details; she thinks of itchy woollen tights being pulled on over a swimming costume or the sensation of biting into a frozen orange. She thinks about cod liver oil capsules and woollen jumpers soaked in lanolin.

Her work attempts to amplifies these tactile moments and represent them in a way which speaks of something more essential.

Most recently her work has centred around the municipal sauna, reimagining it as a site for the whole body. She is interested in the peculiarity of these contexts, the absurdity of the rules and the sanitisation of bodily experience.