The literary theorist and critic Terry Eagleton sums up my current practice, “one of the great humanist functions of culture is to open some daylight between its self and the rest of our social practises and institutions so it could actual operate as a critique of them”. Art as a cultural and political critique is important to my work. Through the largely narrative driven events taking place in my fantastical sculptural worlds, the extremes of society are humorously played out by animal bone protagonists.
Peter Hanmer was born in 1992 in Northumberland where he is currently based. He studied at the University of the Creative Arts in Farnham, where he received a BA (hons) in Fine Art in May 2014.
The SHED is part of the Whistle Art Stop in Haltwhistle and is an exhibition and project space dedicated to showcasing the work of new and emerging artists from across the North East of England.
Find us in the centre of Haltwhistle, Northumberland NE49 0AX opposite Barclays Bank where we have free parking available. Click here for map.
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