Meet Hannah Dosanjh
About Hannah Dosanjh
Hannah works from her studio just outside Swindon, in Wiltshire. Hannah creates vibrant paintings, often using two legged and four legged subjects as inspiration.Visit Hannah’s website
We had a chat with Hannah to find out more about her and why she wanted to be part of the Big Dog Art Trail…
Why did you want to be part of The Big Dog Art Trail?
“After two years of working on small scale projects I thought it would be amazing to work on something so big and so public.”
What inspired your design for the Big Dog?
“Two things really; the idea that it’s finally okay for us all, especially children, to be outside again, and to celebrate Swindon’s beautiful parks and wild spaces. The last two years have made me more convinced than ever of the positive effect on our mental health of just spending time in green open spaces.”
What’s your connection to Swindon?
“We’ve lived here for 19 years, having moved from west London. Everyone thought we would be here for a couple of years before moving back, but we fell in love with it and stayed.”
How would you describe Swindon in 3 words?
“Railways, engineering, civic pride.”
Where are your favourite places to go in Swindon?
“The Old Boat House in Coate Water – the chips are phenomenal!
Magnums Wine store on Wood Street; I always bump into someone I know!
Queens Park, it’s a hidden gem.
The council buildings on Euclid Street, it was built in the 1930s just as the Second World War began, so they had to include a civil defence HQ underneath to withstand air raids. The council chambers are beautiful.
The Mechanics Institute in the Railway Village; one day it will be restored to its former glory.”
Had you heard of the charity Julia’s House before becoming involved in the trail?
“Yes, but I hadn’t realised it was so local, or that it provided respite care.”