Home for Incurables, 1995
6 ceramic plates
signed and dated (on the reverse of each)
These 6 plates are artist's proofs of the full edition of 150.
A gift from the artist
Courtesy of Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
With intricate precision and poetic texturing Fiona Hall produces sculptural and two-dimensional forms that question our relationship with nature and society. Her combination of fine craft and sharp intellectualism create layered and fascinating narratives with a visual lyricism and real tactility. The span of her 30 year career has enchanted viewers with a combination of new and found materials with extensive research and reference to history: the museum; scientific discovery; Darwin; Victorian classification; taxidermy; botany; voyages of discovery; colonisation; antiquarian books and drawings. Fiona Hall takes these patterns and codes of a past world and transforms them into new contemporary languages with a wit and playfulness that craves attention.
Hall will represent Australia at the 2015 Venice Biennale. In 2013 the Heide Museum of Modern Art, Victoria held a major exhibition of Hall's work 'Big Game Hunting'. Important solo exhibitions for Hall include 'Fiona Hall, Force Field', Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2008 travelling to the City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand and Christchurch Art Gallery, New Zealand; 'Fiona Hall', Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane and Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2005 and 'Garden of Earthly Delights', National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, National Gallery of Victoria Melbourne, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth and Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane, 1994.
Important group exhibitions for Hall include 'Dark Heart, 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art', Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2014; 'Australia', Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2013; Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany, 2012; 'Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968-2002', National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square, Melbourne, 2002; 'Australian Perspecta', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1995, 1991, 1985 and 1981.
In 2005 Julie Ewington's monograph 'Fiona Hall' was published by Piper Press, Sydney. Hall is represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.