Hannah Leighton-Boyce (b. 1980, Stroud) lives and works in Manchester, England. Her works explore historical narratives through site-specific actions, sculpture, drawing, sound and installation. Recent works include a collaborative live sculpture made with residents of Helmshore, Lancashire (2014), set within the context of the area’s industrial heritage; and an audio installation at Touchstones Rochdale (2016) funded by a New Opportunities Award [New Expressions3], which explored ideas of disembodiment and labour through the resonant properties and work history of objects within the museum’s collection. Instruments of Industry was pressed on 10” vinyl and released in 2017 with Folklore Tapes’ Industrial Folklore Series. Recent group exhibitions include Excuse Me While I am Changing, Rogue Projects Space, Manchester; New Work, The Manchester Contemporary 2016; Women Artists from 1861 -2015, Touchstones Art Gallery, Rochdale; For Posterity, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (2015); People and Process: A history of Salts Mill, Salts Mill, Saltaire.
She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Textiles from Winchester School of Art in 2005 and completed the MA in Textiles at Manchester School of Art in 2012. She has works in private and public collections including: Touchstones Art Gallery, Rochdale; Salts Mill, West Yorkshire; Ackworth Quaker School, West Yorkshire. She is currently developing new works through a residency at Glasgow Women’s Library for her forthcoming show with Ruth Barker at Castlefield Gallery which opens in March 2018 and tours to Glasgow Womens Library in February 2019.
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2018 28 Sept – 27 October – Solo exhibition Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Warrington Festival.
2019 1 February – 23 March Glasgow Women’s library [Touring ‘Head to Head’ show from Castlefield Gallery]