Manchester-based contemporary artist Hannah Roach is moving to Helsinki, Finland in January 2022 to seek artistic opportunities.


Hannah is interested in people, buildings, and the environment. Her work explores psychological space and its relationship to Architecture. HR approaches the idea of shelter with an experimental view, often playing on ideas of escape using her signature visual language of ladders and utopian ideals.   


HR's visual art practice explores the boundaries of physical and social spaces, and how dwelling spaces affect how a person is shaped, through mediums of drawing and interactive structures. Her sculptural works encourage the audience to actively engage and this sensual aspect is crucial as its function is to get the viewer emotionally involved by participating in the artwork. 


2017     University of Brighton

              Ba (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture 


2020   'Shelter Domestics' Gallery Lane Cove, Australia

         Drawing Exhibition and Artist Interview

2017     Lunga Arts Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

               Artist Residency, 3D Design Exhibition

2016     Serpentine Gallery Selgascano 15th Pavilion, London

               Contemporary Dance Performance and moving image

               Club Govan Throwers - Buzzcut Live Art Festival, Glasgow


2015     Laban School of Contemporary Dance, London

               Sculptural Installation

2014     Cells, Brighton Town Hall

               Sculpture Exhibition 

               Play, Onca Gallery, Brighton

               Residency and Exhibition

               Play Harder, Piccadilly Place, Manchester 

               Residency and Exhibition

               Holden Gallery, Manchester

               Interactive Art Installation 

2013     Manchester School of Art

              Alumni Prize

              Drawing Prize



Applicant Experience Manager

BIMM Institute T/A Screen & Film School

February 2020 - January 2022

Events Account Manager

Primary Engineer | April 2019 - February 2020


Computer-aided Design (CAD) Technician

Arc Multi Metals | January - April 2019

Gallery Assistant

Onca Gallery | June 2018 -September 2018

Studio Assistant

The Open Studios | January - October 2018

Design and Marketing Assistant

P3 works | March 2018 - May 2018

Project Designer

Bruynzeel Storage Systems 

September 2017 - March 2018

Widening Participation Ambassador

University of Brighton 

June 2015 - August 2017

Brand Manager

The Fine Art Collective 

May 2016 - May 2017