Hannah Kemp-Welch is a sound artist with a social practice. She creates works collaboratively and in community settings, often responding to social issues. Recent projects include ‘The Right to Record’ (2021) - a creative campaign with disabled activists, which successfully lobbied the Government to change a harmful clause within the benefits system; ‘Meet Me on the Radio’ (2020-21) - a weekly Resonance FM programme co-produced with elders isolated during lockdown; and ‘o-o-radio!’ (2022) - a project at Wysing Arts Centre, constructing homemade radios with d/Deaf young people, to better understand how hearing aids operate.
Hannah has a particular interest in transmission arts - she experiments with DIY radios and produces zines to make these technologies accessible. She is a member of feminist radio art group Shortwave Collective and arts cooperative Soundcamp, and has produced works for Radio Art Zone (2022), Movement Radio (2022), and Radiophrenia (2020-23). She also works on audio docs and podcasts, including for LUX (2023), On The Record (2020-23) and New Town Culture (2021).
Alongside her artistic practice, Hannah teaches sound arts, contextual studies, community engagement, and collaborative practice as an Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins and London College of Communication, where she is also a techne funded PhD student with Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP) working on a project titled 'Listening in Socially-Engaged Art: Artistic Strategies for Equitable Collaboration'. She has extensive experience in the arts and heritage sector, having worked in learning and engagement roles at London Metropolitan Archives (2020-21), National Gallery (2020), Raw Material (2013-20) and Tate (2013-17).