Artist Hannah Lees joins School of Music and Fine Art

Widely exhibited artist, Hannah Lees, is now teaching on the Fine Art programme in the School of Music and Fine Art.

Turner Contemporary and the British Museum (National Programmes) commissioned Lees to create a new mural in response to the British Museum’s collection of Roman Samian Ware pottery found along the coast near Whitstable. Inspired by ritual and religion and influenced by her interest in history and heritage connected to her home-town of Canterbury, Hannah Lees explores cycles of decay and regeneration often using natural materials and is particularly interested in rituals surrounding consumption.

The Private View is Friday 7 October and the work will be on show from 8 October 2016 – 8 January 2017 at Turner Contemporary, Margate. More information can be found here:

The artist will also be in conversation with British Museum curators Richard Hobbs and Sam Moorhead and archaeologist Michael Walsh, discussing her work, on Saturday December 10 at 14.30pm. Booking via

She is exhibiting in Harvest, curated by Peter Foolen at Kunstraumlangenlois, Langenlois (Private View: 10.00 – 19.00, Sunday 2 October 2016). Info at

You can see her work Floated On Foam – Flew With Birds at Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Ghent, until 16 October 2016. More details here:

For her first Milan show, The Oldest Thing You Can Hold In Your Hand, Lees uses two of the city’s most important historical artworks as a starting point to explore ideas around display, feasting, ritual and participation, core topics in her practice. Curated by Pietro Di Lecce, with text by Attilia Fattori Franchini, the show runs until 23 October 2016. For more details go to and

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