Sculptural textiles, Embroidery, Photography, Illustration, Socially engaged work, Aspiring art therapist

My name is Hannah Claire McCann , I am a textile fine art student in the National College of Art and Design . My practice revolves around natural imagery and personal memories . My work is based around sculptural textiles, Hand and machine embroidery, photography and illustration .

Title of Thesis /Research project 2016 : The exploration of tactile mediums in art therapy with a focus on the elderly and the visually impaired

I see myself as an Artist and a facilitator who finds enjoyment in hand made and heavily embellished pieces. My target audience would mostly be elderly people and people with specific learning and therapeutic needs. I am also interested in how art can engage with both the general public and children in a learning environment. I think my work sits in a public setting through shop window display and props for performance and theater. I can see my work being used also in a learning environment for the visually impaired and as a tool for educating children about Irish environmental issues such as conservation and natural history.

I was born in June 1995 and grew up in Ireland in County Laois. My childhood was rural, from living in such a natural environment I have always found inspiration in nature, memories and family . I am an aspiring art therapist and hope to complete a masters in Art therapy soon .

13615136_1188227181221495_600833155653685062_n– June 2016 ‘Me and sally throwing in the turf’


– Threads of time exhibition June 2016 Powerscourt town house center with mam and dad


– ┬ápreparing for ‘Fellow to the trees’ June 2016 Powerscourt town house center

P1020722.jpgdoc lef 2P1020731P1020724– Natural observations 2016/2017