Industrialised environment, consumer spectacle, celebration, delirium, waste and war through time. Our place in nature through architecture, machines, diagrams and mapping.
Work can also be seen as an outcome of past experience producing large scale graphic works with Greenpeace UK and painting nightclub interiors.
Tod Hanson lives in London
1992 M.A. Public Art, Chelsea College of Art, London.
1985 B.A. Graphic Design, The London College of Printing.
Public Art and Installation
2021 BOX ROOM installation at Port Sunlight, Birkenhead.
2021 Two room installations at WAXWING, Tod’s former home in Berwick upon Tweed.
2020 SPECTRA Mural for the London School of Economics, through Contemporary Art Society.
2016 POOL OF LONDON Acrylic on board painting for Hackney New School, London.
2015 GEO floor installation, Durbar hall, Hastings Museum. Part of Coastal Currents festival. Hastings.
2015 Balham High Street, London, Flank wall printed mural,Working with Architects Metropolitan Workshop. Commissioned by Wandsworth Council and Balham partnership. Through Modus Operandi.
2015 Balham Station, faience ceramic mural, London. Working with Architects Metropolitan Workshop. Commissioned by Wandsworth Council and Balham partnership. Through Modus Operandi.
2014 FORCE FIELD ARCADIA sculpture for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. Through Parabola.
2013 Stairway mural for the offices of Canal and River Trust, Little Venice, London. Through Day+Gluckman.
2012 CRENULATED ZOOM reception artwork for the Apex venue, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Through Commissions East.
2012 Wall and floor Linoleum artworks for Zuilenselaan Sports hall, Municipality of Utrecht, Holland.
2011 HORSEPOWER VAULT installation at Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire. For the National Trust. Curated by Jane greenfield and Kate Stoddart.
2010 Stairway wall painting. The Storey Institute, Lancaster.
2010 THE ELLIPTICAL SWITCHBACK Printed ceramic mural at Haggerston Station. London Overground, through Modus Operandi.
2008 Facade mural, Merchants Academy, Bristol. Through Gingko.
2007 GABLE ENGINE Projected animation on building. Part of the Glow festival, Newcastle. Through Art Office.
2007 Cityscape wall artwork, from young peoples workshops at Toffee Park youth club, London. with Allchange Arts.
2006 ‘Airstrip’ Tree installation. Art Trail at The Big Chill festival. Herefordshire. Curated by Alice Sharp.
2006 ‘Hexaspace Activator’ Hanging painted atrium sculpture for Tyne Tees TV. Gateshead. Through Commissions North.
2006 ‘Dot Riveted Drawing Room’ Temporary sculpture for the grounds of Cragside House, A National Trust property. Northumberland.
2004 ‘Fast Track Detour’ Installation in the main pool, Victoria Baths, Manchester. Curated by Alison Kershaw.
2003 Bronze cityscape sculpture for Grainger Town. In collaboration with artist Simon Watkinson, Central Station, Newcastle.
2003 Bar and dance hall mural for Bar Rouge, 31st floor of the Messe Tower, Basel, Switzerland.
2002 Ceiling Mural for Barouge, for architects Morphing Systems, The Swiss Expo. Switzerland.
1999 Lift mural for Welfare State International, Lantern House, Ulverston, Cumbria.
1999 Mural for Creative Playground design studio, St Moritz, Switzerland.
1998 Mural for BOX shop and club, Zurich, Switzerland.
1997 Tent decor for The Drum and Bass marque, Tribal Gathering dance festival. In association with Blagart.
1996 Tiled mural for Kingsland school (Petchey Academy) through Freeform arts, Hackney, London.
1993 Gateway wall painting for Tribe Of Mig sculpture park, NO MANS LAND, Potzdammer Platz, Berlin.
1991 Stair and lounge mural, The Brain Club, Soho, London
1991 Bar and cafe mural London School of Economics.
1991 ‘By Buy Bye’ unauthorised advert intervention, Central Line train carriage. London.
1988 Club decor for Voodoo Club, Lea Bridge, London.
1988 Club decor for Fight. Captains Cabin. Piccadilly London.
2021 Foldyard Gallery, Berwick upon Tweed.
2017 Waxwing gallery, with artists Tessa Merrie and Ben Inman. Berwick upon Tweed.
2013 Wall painting in Speaking Spaces. Collier Bristow gallery, London. Curated by Day&Gluckmann.
2013 JET STREAM CIRCUS installation in The Hecklers, New Art Gallery Walsall, Curated by Cedar Lewisohn.
2012 EVAPORATE SPOTLIGHT installation in Les Fleurs Du Mal, at BWA gallery, Wroclaw, Poland. Curated by Cedar Lewisohn.
2011 Wall painting and sculptures for Graphic Detour, The Museum Of Graphic Design, Breda, Holland. Curated by Erik Kessels.
2010 FOSSIL BLOSSOM wall painting in Depot, at Vulpes Vulpes, London. Curated by Stewart Gough.
2010 JUGGERNAUT SUNSET installation at Landguard Fort in Suffolk, part of FLEET arts programe through Commissions East. Curated by Gavin Turk.
2009 Painted screens for House of Fairy Tales. Tate Modern, North Lawn.
2009 EASY JET installation for Dumb Waiter, James Taylor Gallery, presented by Fieldgate Gallery.
2009 SECURE EMPTY TRASH Wall paintings at Coalesce, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam. Curated by Pual O’neill.
2005 Wall Painting for COALESCE THE REMIX, Redux Space, London. Curated by Pual O’neill.
2004 Painting, Caution Uneven Surfaces, Temporary Contemporary, London.
2004 Wall Painting for Coalesce, Model Arts Gallery, Sligo, Ireland. Curated by Pual O’neill.
2003 Seven Artists Who Disagree. Shuttle Gallery, London. Curated by Geraldine Swayne.
2002 POOL OF LONDON Neither here nor there. London Print Studios Gallery, London. Curated by Martin Denyer.
2000 TOO MUCH SPIRIT Russian/British exchange in conjunction with the Dom; The British Council and The Foundry. A week of 50 artists, musicians and performers work in Moscow.
2000 NEWCASTLE/GATESHEAD painting in A History of the future, with Vuc Kosic. Baltic centre for contemporary arts lead-up programme, St Mary’s Church, Gateshead.
2000 BREAK ACCELERATE wall painting at Globe Gallery, North Shields.
1999 RETAIL OUTLET wall painting at Airbag, Geneve, Switzerland.
1998 Bible of networking, at Sali Gia gallery, London.
1998 One night pub, at Unit, Copperfield Studios, London.
1998 SLUM installation at Klinik Morphing Systems, Zurich, Switzerland.
1997 CLOSE DOWN installation in the disused pub The Market Tavern, In collaboration with David Cotterel, Claire white and Jeremy Birkett, Broadway Market. London.
1997 POP SEWAGE installation at HYDRA live art event. In collaboration with Lee Walker, Jamie Lucy and Simon Griffths. London.
1996 INCOMER ISOLATED LEVEL 3 INTERLOCKED installation in empty house, Broadway Market, Hackney, London.
1995 AUSFLUG installation at The Parkhaus Gallery, Berlin.
1994 Brightstars, The Clove Gallery, London.
1988 Sweet Revulsion, St James Church, Piccadilly, London.
2012 Foldyard Gallery, Berwick upon Tweed.
Solo Gallery Shows
2018 Installation at Waxwing gallery, Berwick upon Tweed.
2008 ‘PRESSING INERTIA’ installation at Spike Island gallery , Bristol. Curated by Katie Daley Yates.
2006 ‘PARLOUR COLLIDER’ installation for Jerwood Artists Platform. Cell Project Space. London.
2004 ‘BLANK’ Installation for the opening show at The Globe City Gallery, Newcastle on Tyne.
2004 ‘POLITE SOCIETY FUNCTION’ Installation at The Foundry Gallery, London.
1999 ‘STEALTH’ installation at the Foundry. London
1997 ‘ABSORPTION BRING BOTTLE’ Installation at the Rich and Famous gallery. London.
1995 ‘THE CULTURAL INDUSTRIAL LUBRICANT’ Gallery Front Art SOS, Berlin.
1988 Paintings at The London Ecology Centre.
Projects for Greenpeace UK
2002 ‘FOREST SPIRIT’ 15ft tall figure made from cardboard, delivering petition to save ancient forests, Downing Street, Whitehall, London.
1997 ‘NON’ invasion flags against nuclear testing. French Embassy. London.
1997 Speaker stack designs, NME stage, Glastonbury festival.
1995 Livery for CYRUS the mobile solar energy truck. Also facilitating the recording of ‘Girl with the sun in her head’ by Orbital.
1995 ‘PLUTONIUM BOMBING DOWN THE MOTORWAY’ billboards at M6 motorway service stations, highlighting the transportation of weapons grade materials by road.
1994 ‘RAINBOW DIGGERS’ 2 JCB diggers, for NO NEW ROADS action.
1994 ‘FIASCO’ Ozone Campaign green refrigeration truck, targeting Tesco’s.
1994 ‘THE PLUTONIUM PLAYGROUND’ exhibition truck, highlighting the proposed T.H.O.R.P Reprocessing plant at Sellafield.
1994 ‘SPARKY’ renewable energy trailer.
1993 1993–7, 8ft diameter painting of planet Earth, over the main stage Glastonbury festival.
1993 ‘NO NUCLEAR DUMPING’ banner hung from Westminster Bridge, London.
1992 Started as a volunteer within the Military nuclear unit.
2021 Marchmont House Berwickshire, Scotland.
2011 Vlisco, wax print textile factory, Helmond, Holland.
2004 Three months with Allenheads Contemporary Arts, Northumberland.
2003 Three months with Globe City Gallery, Newcastle.
2000 Three months with Northern Architecture, Newcastle.
1999 Three months with Welfare State International, Cumbria.
1986 Illustration and design for International Times (it)
1986 Venue decor for Psychic TV at the Marquee Club, Soho, London. A benefit gig for International Times.
Absorption – collaborative projects with Chris Brook
1997 Absorptions last incarnation as night club events, presenting music, film, installation and performance. Including The Highbury Working, a site specific reading with music and dancers, by graphic novel writer Alan Moore and Tim Perkins.