Hannah Gartside

Tolarno Galleries

Hannah Gartside ‘Artemisia’ 2021. Found silk, rayon, velvet dresses and crushed cotton velvet cape (gift of Eloise), thread, piping cord, aluminium, stainless steel, electromechanical components, microcontroller, acrylic.

Installation view, Primavera 2021: Young Australian Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney. Photography by Jacquie Manning.


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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. 


Gartside received a Bachelor of Fine Art (Sculpture) from the VCA in 2016, and a BFA (Fashion Design) from QUT in 2007. Prior to her visual art training, Gartside worked as costume-maker for five years, mainly on productions for Queensland Ballet. 


Gartside appeared in Primavera, the MCA’s annual exhibition of young Australian artists under 35 in 2021 in Sydney.  Other 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) and Performing Textiles, Ian Potter Museum, Melbourne, VIC (2019).    Gartside has undertaken residencies at Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne (2020) and in California at the Varda Artist Residency (2017). 


VCA Access supporters will be able to see Hannah’s work in Melbourne Now at the NGV from March – August 2023 as well as in October when Tolarno Galleries will present a solo exhibition of her work.    


Hannah Gartside + Tolarno Galleries + Britt Salt