He(art) is Everywhere – Beyond Boundaries, 2021

Tate Collective and Better Bankside commissioned me and four other artists to create a piece of public art, responding to a brief which questioned how people would experience the city after Lockdown, how that will impact work/life balance and encouraging people to see art in new ways. My fellow artists are Zeinab SalehMegan VisserKoby Martin and Blkmoodyboi, have a look at their incredible work in Beyond Boundaries below or click their names to go to Instagram. 

One of the most amazing parts of this project was having the opportunity to be mentored, and have 3 group zoom meetings to develop our ideas with artists who have experience making public art. Sharon WaltersVictor EhikhamenorJulia VoglDreph and Lesley Asare were the mentors who gave us guidance throughout. It was strange for all of us working through zoom, but this space became such a beautiful community and support to me. Peju Oshin(Tate curator) would start our sessions by asking us to set our intentions, or share something we’re grateful for, and Lesley would lead breathing exercises to ground us all too. It was just so refreshing and nourishing to be part of a group of artists after such isolation. I remember Victor reassuring me that even after many public artworks and exhibitions, he still gets nervous about new audiences. 

Hannah Hill –  He(art) is Everywhere

Location: Great Suffolk Street

Full address: 158 Great Suffolk St, London SE1 1PE & 199 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0ED

Design Process

Better Bankside © Mickey Lee
Better Bankside © Mickey Lee