Bubble project


Based at Nottingham Castle, but also delivered throughout City galleries such as NAE, Nottingham Contemporary and Lakeside


Working alongside a curator from Nottingham castle with year 9 students to produce work informed by the curatorial selection process engaging with specific paintings.



Projects at Tuxford Academy


Super Heroes

- Both imagined and among their community.  These super heroes would be depicted against the background of Tuxford. The aim of the project was also to show year 4 pupils the processes used in producing artwork, and to then produce a collaborative piece in response to those processes.


Diversity and Sustainability

Through the prism of looking at favourite food dishes, we discussed which country  such dishes had derived from and where ingredients were sourced. Each pupil produced a self portrait of themselves eating their favourite dish, which was assembled together to produce three collaborative pieces of artwork.







I have worked primarily with the Education team based at Nottingham castle although more recent projects have involved working in schools to produce collaborative artwork related to the processes I use.


Other projects have included:


•BBC Masterpieces in Schools: delivering a day of activities relating Arthur Spooner’s ‘The Manicure’ for foundation, KS1 and KS2 children at Firbeck Academy.  The projects appeared on East Midlands Today.


•Producing resource material and delivering teacher and student teacher training days for Take One Picture in conjunction with the National Gallery.


•Devising and delivering a schools and families outreach project looking at the tales of Robin Hood in conjunction with the Ellis Guilford Education Improvement Partnership.  The project has been showcased as part of a new permanent exhibition at Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery and is on display since 2010.


•Devising and delivering school sessions for to the British Art Show for 2010 and 2006 delivered at Nottingham Castle.


•Working alongside a poet for The Princes Trust’s Poetry Quest.


•Co-ordinating a schools and galleries project in conjunction with Enquire and working with Nottingham Castle, Nottingham Contemporary and the New Art Exchange.


•Throughout the year, delivering art and history based sessions at Nottingham Castle, Wollaton Hall, Newstead Abbey, Brewhouse Yard and Greens Mill for the Nottingham City Museum and outreach service.

Fosseway Academy


Showing the processes used in my own work to thereby inform a collaborative piece of artwork, based on school surroundings.



Strictly Robin Hood


Family project looking at the lives of Robin Hood and his merry men through the painting displayed at Nottingham Castle by Daniel Maclisse.


Take one picture


An example of a booklet designed for teacher INSET sessions relating to Take One Picture, with links between Nottingham City Museums and the National Gallery, London.



all images © Hannah Sawtell 2017

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