Having grown up moving between Leeds and rural Oxfordshire, Hannah Brackston spent a year working with community educational/development projects in Southern India before studying environmental art at the Glasgow School of Art. After finishing her degree in 2011, she received the David Harding Public Art prize and exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy “New Contemporaries Show”. Her key works include Desire lines (2011), a permanent sculptural work in the form of a gateway for Bellahouston Park, and Nith scoping (2012), a research-generated project that explored the relationship between people who live along the River Nith and the river, for the public art program Inbetween:Dumfries. Recently, Hannah completed artist residencies in Cuxhaven Germany, Unit 7 Artists’ Studios Glasgow and a self-directed residency at the Glasgow Sculpture Studios, which were supported by awards from Arts Trust Scotland and The R.S.A. Residencies for Scotland. Hannah is a founding member of the Open Jar Artist Collective and is currently engaged in an on-going collaboration with icecream architecture called The Govan Book of Memories, a community-based project re-imagining the stories of Govan, through the Govan Cross Townscape and Heritage Initiative. Hannah currently works from a studio in Govan, Glasgow.