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Hannah's art exhibition sparkles

Hannah's art exhibition sparkles

Lower Sixth student Hannah Sparkes has been developing her art skills for quite some time and was lucky enough to have her works feature in an exhibition at the Ouseburn Festival the beginning of July.

The exhibition was a success and Hannah was pleased with how it went and the feedback she got. 

Hannah uses screen printing to provide sharpness and clarity to her works. Her works go by the title Our Coast: The Dome, which celebrates Spanish City (Whitley Bay) as an emblem for the coastal landscape and the Dome's current state of disrepair (although currently being renovated) contrasts with historical images of an idyllic and youthful past. This piece observes the naive outlook of the child and the monumentalising of the mudane.

Hannah's work is generally underpinned by the themes of youth and innocence having explored her childhood drawings and reproduced them. She also uses potato prints, and has made a ragdoll of herself hand-dyed with her favourite ice cream colours of pink, cream and brown that make up Neapolitan ice cream. 

We wish Hannah all the best for her upcoming Upper Sixth year and look forward to seeing more of her works exhibited.