Hannan Jones has a research-led practice that deep dives into concepts of hybridity, rhythms, and psychogeography in response to cultural and social migration. Jones practices at the intersections of sound, sculpture, installation, and moving image. Current motifs include installation and collage in an expanded practice, using layers within image making, and sound to explore nationality and distribution. This has led to the creation of new work in philately, and the field of cultural heritage, in addition to adapted audio-visual essays as a way of transcending borders. 

Previously Hannan has retraced free speech movements, explored survival tactics and rituals, as well as ways to move within and occupy public spaces, as strategies for subverting economic and environmental precarity; explored the edges of the Union Canal as a way of understanding its complex relationship to people and ecosystems by listening as a means of exploring multiplicity. Curator of Commissions Programme, Channels, at Edinburgh Art Festival, Emmie McLuskey writes, ‘Through Hannan’s work we are reminded that understanding takes time and that multiple positions for study are part of composition. Listening is a daily practice that needs continual care and attention.” 

Hannan is a graduate of the Sculpture and Environmental Art department at Glasgow School of Art, and a 2020-21 Artist Associate at Open School East. From 2021-22 Hannan was a committee member for Transmission Gallery, Glasgow. Recent presentations include Mascara Film Club, Amsterdam (2023); Cafe Oto, London (2023); Counterflows, Glasgow (2023); Edinburgh Art Festival (2022); Sonica, Glasgow (2022); Well Projects, Margate (2022), New Radicalisms, Rotterdam (2022).

Image: Hannan Jones, documentation of home studio, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow