I’m excited to be invited to work with Better Weather, the Danish collaborative duo Anne Werner and Kasper Lynge Jensen, on an exhibition next month at Stereo Exchange. We will be combining our respective practices to make a site specific installation. Opening 20 Nov 2020.
I have some work in an exhibition that celebrates a history of printmaking at Megalo Print Studio in Canberra. ‘Return of the Archive’ features work by artists that have been associated with the access workshop over the last forty years. The prints are drawn from an archive that was recently returned from the collection of the National Gallery of Australia. Participating artists include: Alison Alder, Surya Bajracharya, GW Bot, Heather Burness, Dianne Fogwell, Annie Franklin, Kirrily Hammond, Bernard Hardy, Nicci Haynes, Patti Holden, Judy Horacek, Suzanne Knight, Julian Laffan, Arone Meeks, Erica Seccombe and Graeme Wood, among others.
1 Sept – 30 Dec 2020
Megalo Print Studio + Gallery
21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston, ACT Australia
10am – 3pm, Tuesday – Friday | +612 6232 6041 | www.megalo.org
Penelope Cain invited me to participate in a collaborative project that documents the skies during the COVID 19 global lockdown.
Artists, creatives and others around the world are documenting the colour of the sky as the world goes through large social changes associated with the Coronavirus pandemic. These images and videos are being collated in a website and an instagram account.
Most simply, this project is a collection of photos of the sky, taken around the same place, at around the same time, once or twice a week. Check out the collaborators tab for list of all collaborators, with links to website and more information.
I’m very happy to report that the Newcastle Art Gallery recently acquired my drawing ‘Swoon I’ 2009 for its collection.
It’s especially exciting to be part of my hometown collection – I was born in Newcastle, way back when!
On Friday Dr Grishin reviewed Lowlands in glowing terms, in a piece titled ‘Putting a touch of magic into everyday reality‘, in the Canberra Times that opened with ‘she creates gem-like tableaux, which shimmer on the gallery walls’. The mention of Clarice Beckett and the ‘European tradition of the sublime’ is high praise indeed, and greatly appreciated.
‘Hammond has been exhibiting for over two decades and has established a reputation as an artist who manages to transfigure a common everyday reality into something that has been touched with a bit of magic.’
I’m super pleased that the opening of my exhibition ‘lowlands‘ went really well – the works were finally all together on the wall and I could take a step back on my activities over the last 6 months. It was also lovely to see some old friends and feel that Canberra art community support.
Back in April I was super lucky to be in the midst of six amazing Adelaide artists at the Gate 8 Workshop, when I undertook a short residency in their loft space – a desk and time and space to myself to develop new work for my forthcoming exhibition in September at Beaver Galleries, Canberra. I managed to get a whole lot of new paintings underway and a renewed excitement for the next body of work. stay tuned for images soon..
16 – 20 May 2018
Menzies Art Brands
1 Darling St, South Yarra
Glenmorgahn, Brunswick East 2013
The M Collection celebrated 10 years of collecting with an exhibition at Menzies Art Brands, South Yarra In Melbourne. On display was a diverse and outstanding collection of work selected by the 10 members of the M Collection, who have been rotating the works in their homes every 6 months since 2008. Two of my paintings were included – Glenmorgahn, Brunswick East 2013 and The Gloaming 2013.
Sim and I are super pleased that Art Guide Australia featured our exhibition ‘Keepsake’ in their Top 5 Exhibitions for the week 2-8 October 2017
Today’s Diamond Valley Leader has an article on the show!
Our exhibition ‘Keepsake’ opened at Bundoora Homestead on Saturday – thanks to everyone who came along. There was a great atmosphere, with 8 other exhibitions opening that day and a fantastic opening speech by Emma Busowsky Cox.
Sim Luttin and I gave an artist talk about the works, the materials, the exhibition process and how we’d like to continue to have shows together – watch this space!
Gallerysmith will be featuring my work at DENFAIR, Melbourne, details as follows:
Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre, South Wharf
Thursday 8 June – Friday 9 June, 10–6pm (open to professionals)
Saturday 10 June, 10–5pm (open to public)
I’ve been working towards 2 forthcoming exhibitions, the first will also feature the work of Sim Luttin. Our work shares a similar aesthetic sensibility and I’m excited by the prospect of collaborating on this project, details as follows:
Kirrily Hammond and Sim Luttin
9 August – 22 October 2017
Opening 4-6 pm Saturday 26 August, with artists’ talk at 3pm
Images, left to right:
Kirrily Hammond, Train skyline 2017, oil on copper, 9.0 x 12.0 cm
Sim Luttin, Moment #1: Backyard view 2017, sterling silver, sublimated aluminium, glass, 4.1 x 6.9 x 1.0 cm pendant)
The second exhibition will be a solo exhibition at Gallerysmith, with all new work from 2017, details as follows:
12 October – 11 November 2017
I’ll be updating new works in the artworks section of this site as they develop..stay tuned!
Image: Ciney, Belgium 2017, oil on copper, 9.0 x 12.0 cm (image), 12.3 x 15.3 x 3.7 cm (frame)