Hannah Lewis’s work as an artist and educator is inspired by her passion for Australian native plants and her love of the bush and natural environment.
From 2004 to 2019 Lewis invested a large part of her creativity into working with hundreds of secondary school students, developing passion based and entrepreneurial learning and collaborating with them to ‘change the landscape and mindset’ of their educational setting through horticultural, art and design-based projects. Lewis’s motivation has always been a fundamental belief in the power of art and nature to inspire, motivate, restore and heal.
Lewis transitioned away from education in 2019 to focus on her art practice as a linocut printmaker and developing her garden, ‘Hannah’s Paddock’, as a showcase for edible, native and indigenous plants.
Increasingly, Lewis has been motivated by a sense of urgency, drawing attention to the desecration of our natural environment, and by a desire to record the beauty and fragility within the natural landscape.
Lewis will complete an Artist Residency at Police point in September this year.