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Q & A with Hannah Wallis

a-n member Hannah Wallis discusses her DASH Curatorial Commission residency at Wysing Arts Centre, and the resulting exhibition by Ain Bailey.
Interview by Orla Foster.

Hannah Wallis is an artist and curator whose work encompasses performance, collectivisation and disability rights. In 2020 she was selected for the DASH Curatorial Commissions programme aimed at improving access for disabled curators within visual arts institutions, taking on a curatorial residency at Wysing Arts Centre in Cambridge.

As a deaf curator, Wallis approached the residency as a platform for thinking through questions of access, and how artists can develop work which integrates accessibility from the outset.

The residency concludes with ‘Version’, a new exhibition of sound and sculpture works by Ain Bailey. Dialogue and collaboration are at the heart of Wallis’ practice, and she has worked closely with Bailey to find new ways of presenting sound, while inviting visitors to reflect on the audio fragments that make up their own histories.

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