Elizabeth Hammond

Elizabeth Hammond

Biography

Elizabeth is a British artist who completed her MA in Visual Art at Curtin University of Technology at the end of 2008 and has exhibited as part of several group exhibitions including ‘Constellations: A Large Number of Small Drawings’ at RMIT Gallery in Melbourne. Her first solo exhibition ‘Curiosity of Incongruity’ was held in Perth during October 2011.

Elizabeth’s art practice is primarily about drawing and using drawing in order to describe her incongruous ideas about animals and domestic objects. Much of her work is in private collections and she has completed many commissioned works. Elizabeth enjoys teaching and lecturing, and has facilitated artistic learning at Curtin University, Open Universities Australia and Fremantle Arts Centre. She teaches all ages and has led professional development sessions as well as primary and high school classes alongside undergraduate tutorials.

Artist Statement

Elizabeth Hammond uses drawing to investigate seemingly conflicting objects and animals with different surfaces and textures. She brings together on a surface, incongruous objects and animals in order to highlight the inherent qualities of both, and their place of belonging. Through these incongruous compositions, a provoking and unusual narrative is created for the viewer.

One of the most entrancing characteristics of Elizabeth’s work is her ability to draw the viewer into her way of seeing the world, a naïve, childlike view where one takes nothing for granted and everything is new and interesting; an Alice like wonder at the beauty of unlikely objects….

www.elizabeth-hammond.com        

EDUCATION


2008 MA (Visual Art) Curtin University of Technology WA

2006 BA (Hons) Textile Design, University College Falmouth, England

2003 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Winchester School of Art, England

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS


2016 “Summer Open Exhibition” Rum’s Eg, Romsey, UK

2012 “Celebrate” Linton and Kay Galleries, Perth WA
“The Last Hurrah” Linton and Kay Contemporary, Subiaco WA

2011 “Curiosity of Incongruity’ Solo at Free Range Gallery, Perth WA

“Staff Show” The Moore’s Building, Fremantle WA

2010 “GET smART” John Curtin Gallery, Bentley WA
            “Constellations: A Large Number of Small Drawings” RMIT Gallery, Melbourne VIC

2009 “GIFT” SODA Studios, North Fremantle WA
“Overgrowth” Last Chance Studio, Perth WA
“dOFa 09” John Curtin Gallery, Bentley WA
“dRaw” Arterial Collective, Northbridge WA

2008 “Staffroom at Curtin” The Moore’s Building, Fremantle WA

2007 “Sketchpo 07” The Fibonacci Centre, Fremantle WA

2006 “New Designers” Islington Business Centre, London UK

“Doodles to Digitals” The Design Centre, Cornwall UK

RECENT EMPLOYMENT IN THE ARTS

2009 – 2017
Sessional Tutor BA (Art) Online at Curtin University WA
Tutoring in art theory and studio practice in the undergraduate program

2011 – 2012
Academic Lecturer BA (Art) Visual Culture at Curtin University WA
Lecturing in art theory in the undergraduate program

2010 – 2012
Sessional Tutor BA (Art) Visual Culture at Curtin University WA
Tutoring in art theory in the undergraduate program

2009 – 2012
Tutor for Various Adult and Kids Classes, Fremantle Arts Centre WA
Tutoring and encouraging general public creatively primarily through drawing

AWARDS

2006 Fenton Arts Fund Bursary Award Winner

COLLECTIONS

Various private collections in Australia and Overseas

Social media

Instagram: elizabethhammondart

Facebook: Elizabeth Hammond Drawing and Educating

Twitter: @ehammondart