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DigitalCity Helps Artist Branch Out

18 March 2008


DigitalCity is helping an award-winning, Middlesbrough-based artist as she prepares for a major international residency at a top gallery in the Far East.

Hannah Campion has been taking part in the DigitalCity programme, which works with creative North East businesses to help them grow and develop, for the last four months and has recently secured DTI funding to help with her international exhibition.

Hannah will begin a two month residency at the Gallerie TAKSU in Kuala Lumpur in June which will culminate with solo exhibitions in Kuala Lumpur in August followed by Singapore and Langkawi, on the West coast of Malaysia.

As part of the DigitalCity programme, Hannah is being mentored in fine art photography by Keith Moss, a world renowned photographer, by fine art lecturer and Royal Academy graduate Lesley Hicks and by art historian, Josie Bland, who has written catalogues for well known artists including Ken Currie.

As well as being involved in exhibitions at venues in London and at mima events in Middlesbrough, the 27 year old artist, from Linthorpe, Middlesbrough has also exhibited in the USA and received commissions from across the UK, Europe and Australia.

Hannah is taking part in the DigitalCity programme to help her develop her business which also offers commissions and educational services.

Hannah said: ‘Thanks to DigitalCity I am receiving focussed support which is completely tailored to my own fine art practice. I am receiving invaluable guidance from professionals working within the art world who are opening doors to new opportunities. I am very excited about heading to Kuala Lumpur in June where I will be able to build up my international artistic profile further.’

Enterprise Co-ordinator for DigitalCity, Scott Watson, added: ‘DigitalCity works with a host of creative businesses to help them expand but also to nurture North East talent. Hannah’s Middlesbrough-based company is now receiving international acclaim and is going from strength to strength which is exactly what DigitalCity strives to achieve.’