Jamila Hanan

Governor's Award 2022

MA Fine Art

Website: jamilahanan.com
Email: jamila@jamilahanan.com
Twitter: @jamilahanan
Instagram: @jamilahanan1
Facebook: @jamilahanan1

Title of Work: “Rohingya Boy on Beach”

Artist Statement:
Drawing on a decade of experience in the field of human rights activism, I am interested in empathy and the lack of it. What makes us connect with the suffering of some people and not others? Can art bridge empathy gaps between the most privileged and the most persecuted? My recent work places the plight of the Rohingya people, who are undergoing genocide, here in the Devon landscape, inviting discussion on the global crisis of mass human displacement. Artist in Residence at The Clay Factory on the edge of Dartmoor, I am a socially engaged practitioner working publicly to invite discussion and to bring together a creative community as a vessel for collective empathy.

Tavistock Place

01752 203434