Hannah Battershell was born in Cardiff in 1983, and grew up in Malawi, Zimbabwe and London and now lives and works in Bristol. Hannah’s work is informed by an interest in growing spaces and the natural world, Japanese byobu screens, Indian miniatures, Medieval illuminations, her dreams, and the things she reads. Her pieces take many forms - from dreamy cyanotypes to intricately layered paper landscapes, to diorama-like scenes in tobacco tins, to buttons that are inked, painted and scratched into miniscule ghostly portraits - but are all linked by Hannah’s distinct style and wit. Exquisitely detailed, Hannah’s work invites you into its eerie but playful world.
Hannah Battershell’s exhibitions include various shows at GX Gallery (London) and solo shows at Curwen Gallery (London), and The Rectory Gallery (London). Other exhibitions include the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions 2011, 2013 and 2014 and the Other Art Fair, and the National Open Art Competition.