Imagining Frances' cape
Imagining Frances' cape

Hannah Gartside

1987 - Imagining Frances' cape 2023
  • found sequin dresses, deadstock polyester tulle and thread
92 cm x 127 cm

Hannah Gartside works across sculpture, installation and video. Characteristically sensual and poetic, her works transform found fabrics and clothing to articulate experiences and sensations of longing, tenderness, care and desire.

Recent exhibitions include Making Art Work, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD (2020); Fun Room, Wangaratta Art Gallery, Wangaratta, VIC (2020); Fantasies, Ararat Gallery TAMA, Ararat, VIC (2019);Performing Textiles, Ian Potter Museum, Melbourne, VIC (2019); Four Letter Word, Artbank, Sydney, NSW (2019) and Beyond Reason, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, QLD (2018). Gartside has undertaken residencies at Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne (2020) and in California at the Varda Artist Residency (2017). Gartside received a Bachelor of Fine Art (Sculpture) from University of Melbourne, Victorian College of the Arts, in 2016, and a BFA (Fashion Design) from Queensland University of Technology in 2007. Prior to her visual art training, Gartside worked as costume-maker for five years, mainly on productions for Queensland Ballet. 

This work was created for the artist's exhibition This body is experiencing pleasure at Tolarno Galleries in 2023.  A short story, Frances the Moth, written by Hannah Gartside to accompany the exhibition, can be read here.

Source: Hannah Gartside

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