Hannah Imlach is a Scottish visual artist working predominantly in sculpture. Her transient and site-specific works respond to specific landscapes or recent development in scientific understanding and often focus on environments threatened by changing climate. The objects she creates are designed to be activated by a participant and often reference recognizable forms, acting as shelter, jacket, kite or turbine.
Hannah Imlach is a Scottish visual artist with a research-led sculptural practice. Her projects consider sites of active environmental change and are often initiated by onsite fieldwork and opportunities to work among scientists and environmental researchers. The outcomes of these projects include site-specific sculpture, photography and video, alongside exhibitions and participatory events. 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 about to embark on 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.