Directing ‘To Be Continued’, Glasgow 2016
Hannan is an multidisciplinary artist, curator and musician interested in pedagoly, social engagement and language. Hannan is of Algerian and Welsh origin working between Perth, Australia and Glasgow, Scotland.

Identity, place and memory through language, rhythm, performance and memory are at the core of Hannan’s practice with an emphasis on the thresholds of creative cultural and geographical exchanges, weaving together concepts of transition and translation.

As a graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from The Glasgow School of Art in Sculpture and Environmental Art, these concepts disparse and
evolve through a variety of mediums from video, site-specific responses, socially charged and curatorial practices that champion DIY aesthetics.

Hannan’s practice merges into the roles of facilitation and uses ‘process' as a final outcome through scores, participation and activities to exist as work.This approach often manifests into collaborations with artists, friends, musicians, schools and public institutions.

Hannan has exhibited and performed throughout contemporary art settings and public spaces throughout Australia, UK, Ireland, New York, Hong Kong and Berlin.
From 2014 Hannan was a co-founder and co-curator of non-for-profit gallery and open studios Gallery Unit & Unit until the closing in 2016. 

Most recently, Hannan’s position Artistic Director and Co-Producer of PEAKS, a summer festival programme that was awarded ‘The Indpendent Program Award’ at FRINGE WORLD 2019.

Musically, Hannan works across various projects and is known for being 1/2 Australia-Scottish duo Pussy Mothers (Optimo Music). Pussy Mothers have performed live at various events including: Uniqlo Tate Lates in the Turbine Hall at The Tate Modern, Cafe Oto in London, REWIRE Festival 2017 in The Hague, The Art School, The Poetry Club, African Arts Centre in Glasgow and Camp Doogs in Western Australia.




e: hannanjones@gmail.com


Based between Australia and Scotland.


2013 - 2016 Glasgow School of Art
           BA Fine Art (Honours) Sculpture and Environmental Art
2012 - 2013 Fine Art Photography
2008 - 2009 West Australian School of Art, Design and Media
            Visual Art and Contemporary Craft

Solo & Duo Exhibitions
2016   I OPEN SOMETIME, with Rachael Simpson, Gallery Unit, Glasgow International 2016
2014   Beyond Bridges, Online

Selected group exhibitions and performances
2018     The Green Room / The Dornoch Street Project / Glasgow 2018     Artists who make music, Musicians who make art curated by Dr Ross Sinclair, Queens Park Railway Club / Glasgow 2017     YOUR CONTENT IS HERE, Greencube.gallery, The Wrong / New Digital Art Biennale
2017     Collective Care, with Kate Davis, More Art Public Art Show / Melbourne
2017     Noel Counihan Commemorative Award, Counihan Gallery Brunswick / Melbourne
2017     IRIS Awards 2017 Finalist, Perth Centre for Photography / Perth
2017     Sound Thought 2017, Centre for Contemporary Arts / Glasgow
2017     Tate x NTS x Uniqlo, Pussy Mothers live visuals by Wolfgang Tillmans, Tate Modern / London
2016     Parallel Dimensions, Laurieston Arches / Glasgow
2016     Hand Luggage, Steambox, Dublin / Ireland
2016     Toget-herr, The Old Hairdressers / Glasgow
2016     This Is Now: Film and Video After Punk (1978-1985) Tramway / Glasgow 
2016     Excuse me boys, where do you think you're going? Platform / Easterhouse
2015     Secret 7", Somerset House / London
2013     Vile Bodies, curated by DR.ME, Manchester Art Gallery / Manchester
2012     Happy Accidents [part of Mike Perry, Wondering Around Wandering] / New York 2012     Deadset, Dear Patti Smith Gallery, The Independent Photography Festival / Melbourne
2011     Studio 7, Pop-up studio stall / Manchester
2010     Small Victories, curated by BOOOOOOOM! / Hong Kong
2010     Friends of Federation, curated by Design Federation / Sydney
2010     No Culture Icons Australia in conjunction with FotoFreo Fringe Festival / Fremantle
2010     Sixteen Acts, His Majesty's Theatre / Perth
2009     IRIS Award (Winner of Student Prize), The Perth Centre for Photography / Perth

Curatorial and facilitation practices
2019    PEAKS Artistic Director / Perth
2017    Red Bull Academy Choice Mix - Pussy Mothers / Online
2014 -16  Gallery Unit & Unit, Founder, Curator and co-ordinator, The Savoy Centre / Glasgow    
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2015   Unit, Open Studio, events and workshops space [4 months] / Glasgow
2014   SEA IN RED, 695 Gallery, Queens Cross Housing Association / Glasgow
2014   Barlinnie HMP Prison, Contemporary Art Tutor / Glasgow
2014   Maxwelltown High School, Project leader of Art and Design in Art Department / Dumfries
2010   No Culture Icons Australia in conjunction with FotoFreo Festival / Fremantle

Print & Publishing
2019    WEAPONISE YOUR SOUND, 12in Vinyl / OMWEAPONISE 01 / Diet Clinic x Optimo Music
2018    High Energy, Heavy Feeling, 12in limited edition dub plates, edition of 6, Self Published / Glasgow
2017    Newsletter: Volume II: a collaborative archive of idea fragments / Los Angeles Contemporary Archive

2016    Pussy Mothers, The Number 1 EP, 12in Vinyl / Optimo Music
2016    Beg, Borrow and Steal collaboration with Rachael Simpson / Self Published
2015    ET DIEU CREA LA FEMME edited by Tine Bek
2015    Kill them with Kindess collaboration with Rachael Simpson / Self Published
2014    Menage a Trois, Bogans of Death, Cassette Tape Artwork
2014    Oasis / Bloom Publishing
2012    Deadset published by Independent Photography Festival / Bloom Publishing

2018 East Kalgoorlie Primary School, AWESOME Arts, Artist Placement / Kalgoorlie-Goldfields, Western Australia 2018    Leonora District High School, AWESOME Arts, Artist Placement / Leonora, Western Australia
2018    Subiaco Arts Centre - Artist in Residence / Perth
2017    Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School, AWESOME Arts, Artist Placement / Bunbury
2017    Perth International Arts Festival 2017 Artist Lab / Perth 2016    One-Shot Collaboration Sacrifice (TV Special): AFFECT Residency with Kinderhook & Caracas for CONGLOMERATE.TV  and Agora Collective / Berlin 

Professional Experience and Achievements
2018    Invited Artist Talk at Edinburgh College / Edinburgh
2017    LON Gallery, Intern Assistant / Melbourne 2016    This Is Now: Film and Video After Punk (1978-1985) exhibition, performance commissioned by Glasgow Film Festival and Green Door Studios 2016    Glasgow International 2016, Exhibitor and Curator
2016    Awarded IdeasTAP Young Innovators Fund for Gallery Unit
2014    Founder and Creative Co-Organiser of Gallery Unit & Unit, Visual Arts Exhibition and Event Space. The Savoy Centre, Glasgow
2011- 12 Sun Studios Australia, Studio Assistant and Digital Production / Sydney
2011    Assistant to Rene Harbermacher, POP Magazine featuring Marina Abramovic
2009    IRIS Award (Student Prize) Winner, Perth Centre for Photography

Artist project placement, facilitation & workshops
East Kalgoorlie Primary School / AUS
Leonora District High School / AUS
Maxwellton High School / UK
Barlinnie HMP Prison / UK
Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School / AUS
Xchange Scotland / UK
Gallery Unit / UK

Financial Times
Glasgow International 2016