221A is pleased to announce the appointment of Hannah Dempsey as the Society’s Collections Auxiliary. The new full-time role will compliment the Librarian in the systems development of the Pollyanna Library as it undergoes its first year as a public space for research. Hannah will bring her dedication to book works and experience working at the Emily Carr library to develop the Pollyanna Library collection systems and protocols over the coming year. Please join us in welcoming her to the community when you visit next!
Hannah Dempsey was born in High River, Alberta and currently resides in Vancouver. She graduated from Emily Carr University in 2016, with a major in Visual Arts and a minor in Art/Text. Her practice uses repetitious and exaggerated gestures to examine the effects of anxiety and information overload on the processes of reading, viewing, and making. From 2013-14, Hannah worked as a co-op student with the ECU Artists’ Book Collection, developing a strong interest in art librarianship, and the function of libraries in relation to contemporary art practices.