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b. 1953, Australia

Fiona Hall Biography

Fiona Hall is a leading contemporary Australian artist. Working across painting, collage, printmaking, photography, sculpture, video, and installation, Hall has exemplified her skill in a diverse range of media in a career spanning over four decades. After initially enrolling for a Diploma of Painting at East Sydney Technical College, Hall became more preoccupied with photography. She exhibited her works for the first time in Thoughts and Images: An Exploratory Exhibition of Australian Student Photography at the Ewing and George Paton Galleries, University of Melbourne, in 1974.

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Hall’s choice of material is central to her artistic practice as she attempts to address the relationship between nature and contemporary issues such as globalisation and consumerism. Hall’s fascination with the natural world is an ongoing theme throughout her oeuvre and was explored in Fall Prey, her project for dOCUMENTA (13), in which she constructed the bodies of various threatened species (picked from the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources’ Red List) out of the military uniforms of their native countries.

A retrospective of the artist’s work was held at Queensland Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of South Australia in 2005; and a survey of her work was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. This toured to City Gallery in Wellington, New Zealand in 2008.

Hall was awarded the prestigious Contempora 5 Art Award in 1997 and the Clemenger Art Award at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne in 1999. Her work is held in collections at all major Australian institutions including: the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; and the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.

Bill Henson Untitled, 2007-08, CL SH592 N24, type C photograph, 127 x 180 cm, edition of 5 + 2 AP

Fiona Hall Featured Artworks

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Tweet by Fiona Hall contemporary artwork
Fiona HallTweet, 2014painted cuckoo clock
30 x 25 x 15 cm
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TRiUMPhant man by Fiona Hall contemporary artwork
Fiona HallTRiUMPhant man, 2020Oil paint on aluminium drink cans
107 x 21 cm
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lonely mercy by Fiona Hall contemporary artwork
Fiona Halllonely mercy, 2019Oil paint on aluminium drink cans
54 x 58 cm
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i am by Fiona Hall contemporary artwork
Fiona Halli am, 2019Oil paint on aluminium drink cans
54 x 58 cm
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orange mercury by Fiona Hall contemporary artwork
Fiona Hallorange mercury, 2019Oil paint on aluminium drink cans
54 x 58 cm
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cry monster by Fiona Hall contemporary artwork
Fiona Hallcry monster, 2019Oil paint on aluminium drink cans
54 x 58 cm
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love country by Fiona Hall contemporary artwork
Fiona Halllove country, 2020Oil paint on aluminium drink cans
54 x 58 cm
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elysian lockout by Fiona Hall contemporary artwork
Fiona Hallelysian lockout, 2019Oil paint on aluminium drink cans
54 x 58 cm
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Fiona Hall Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, Faraway, So Close! at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
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6–29 May 2020 Group Show Faraway, So Close! Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Online Only
Contemporary art exhibition, Fiona Hall, Afraid Cascade at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
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6–28 March 2020 Fiona Hall Afraid Cascade Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Contemporary art exhibition, Fiona Hall, Gateless Gate at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
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12 April–13 May 2017 Fiona Hall Gateless Gate Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

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Fiona Hall In Ocula Magazine

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The most searched artists on Ocula now Ocula Photolog The most searched artists on Ocula now

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Sydney Summer Report Ocula Report Sydney Summer Report By Rachel Fuller, Sydney

When Silence Falls
 Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 
19 December 2015 - 1 May 2016 Currently showing in the contemporary galleries of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, When Silence Falls is a collection-based, group exhibition curated by AGNSW curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, Cara Pinchbeck....

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A report on Australian representation at the 56th Venice Biennale: 'All The World’s Futures' curated by Okwui Enwezor Ocula Report A report on Australian representation at the 56th Venice Biennale: 'All The World’s Futures' curated by Okwui Enwezor By Tess Maunder, Venice

On the 120th anniversary of its inaugural exhibition in 1895, Nigerian-born curator, Okwui Enwezor, has this year directed the 56th iteration of the Venice Biennale. Titled  All The World’s Futures, the exhibition is centred on re-articulating the politics of representation in the wake of colonialism. Since the nineties, the spike in...

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Fiona Hall Ocula Conversation Fiona Hall By Anna Dickie, Adelaide

Fiona Hall represented Australia at the 56th Venice Biennale. Hall first emerged in the 1970s as a photographer, but during the 1980s moved to using a diverse range of art forms. Her ever-growing repertoire includes sculpture, painting, installation, video and garden design. The Adelaide-based artist is the sole artist exhibiting at the...

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Fiona Hall In Related Press

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Review: Dark Rooms - Women Directing the Lens 1978–98, Griffith University Art Museum Related Press Review: Dark Rooms - Women Directing the Lens 1978–98, Griffith University Art Museum 1 August 2018, Artshub

There is a feeling you sometimes get when you are witness to an important moment - a moment in history, a moment for change, an act of empowered voices. This exhibition captures one such moment. Dark Rooms: Women Directing the Lens 1978 - 98 has been curated by Naomi Evans for the Griffith University Art Museum, in Brisbane, and surveys a...

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You'd Have To Be Bonkers: Australians In HK Related Press You'd Have To Be Bonkers: Australians In HK 31 March 2017, The Art Life

Is it only a week since Hong Kong? After a blur of skyscraper light shows, bamboo scaffolding, detour signs, cranes and ferries, it’s hard to believe it all happened. For an international art fair rookie (like me) Art Basel Hong Kong (ABHK) was hard to get your head around. Held across two large floors of the sophisticated but sterile Hong Kong...

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Sasha Grishin's top five art exhibitions of 2016 Related Press Sasha Grishin's top five art exhibitions of 2016 31 December 2016, The Sydney Morning Herald

Canberra public and private commercial art galleries continue to hold brilliant exhibitions that challenge conventions and inspire the public. So much so that selecting the top five shows for this year is akin to judging an art prize where you know that any of a dozen entries would be a worthy winner, but only one will be awarded the pot of gold....

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'When Silence Falls' at the Art Gallery of New South Wales Related Press 'When Silence Falls' at the Art Gallery of New South Wales 7 April 2016, ArtAsiaPacific

When Silence Falls is the second of the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ (AGNSW) Contemporary Collection Projects, a series aimed at highlighting the institution’s own holdings and revealing new connections—or, in their words, “sightlines”—between the artworks. The series launched in 2015 with the exhibition...

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