North Sea thinkers
Hannah Imlach is a Scottish visual artist with a research-led sculptural practice. She contributes to the field of art and ecology by working collaboratively with environmental researchers and creates site-specific sculpture, photography and video, alongside exhibitions and participatory events. Her projects often focus on sites of environmental conservation and are initiated by periods of on-site fieldwork.
Significant projects have included: a year-long Leverhulme Trust-funded residency with marine and molecular biologists at Heriot-Watt University, creating artwork in response to Scotland’s deep-sea cold-water coral reefs; an 18-month commission with the Peatland Partnership, developing sculptural ‘instruments’ inspired by peatland ecology and restoration in the Flow Country; and a series of projects concerned with renewable energy transition, including a residency with the Not Just Energy Futures social anthropology research group at the University of Edinburgh, the Banff Research in Culture residency On Energy, and a series of sculptures informed by community hydro and tidal energy schemes on the Isle of Eigg, North Uist and in Aberdeen.
Hannah is currently doing a practice-based PhD project within the School of Earth and Geosciences at the University of Glasgow where she will research the potential of site-specific artwork at the RSPB’s Loch Lomond Nature Reserve.