Hanna Hoyne + Byrd + Amanda Stuart
About the work
For Contour 2022 The Sloughing Studio Collective (Byrd, Amanda Stuart and Hanna Hoyne) will reimagine an abandoned building called Newcastle House that sits nestled between a former worker’s village The Causeway – “the suburb of which we do not speak”* – and the Jerrabomberra Wetlands; invisible but within the sightlines of the new prestigious Kingston Foreshore Development.
The artists will create a collaborative mural; where drawing, painting and mark making transcribes their ongoing visual research into a visual palimpsest over the building’s street-facing facades.
(*Riot Act 2014, Alexandra Craig)
Photos by Heeseon Jung
About the artist
Amanda Stuart is a visual artist and art educator with a particular focus on field based research. Her sculptural works invite psychic re-imaginings of old, unhealed wounds between humans and unwanted animals. Embedded in a materiality of Australian regional terrains and its fauna, Amanda’s works refers to historic, present and ongoing impacts of colonisation and the difficulties surrounding estranged human/animal relations, within contested environs. Amanda currently leads the ANU School Of Art Environment Studio where she and her team have developed award winning courses that engage students with First Nations Traditional Owners, artists, landholders and researchers. She has a PhD in Visual Arts (Sculpture) and a Bachelor of Science (Land Management), the latter of which strongly informs her art practice and concerns regarding relations with Country.
About the artist
Byrd is a freelance graffiti muralist, painter and sculptor, living and working in Canberra with his small family. He makes commercial and experimental works for gallery exhibitions; commissions for private, corporate & government clients; as well as competing for prize shows & public mural tenders. He teaches, does workshops, curates and mentors; as well as paints and networks with other muralists & artists in Canberra & interstate. He remains passionate about grass-roots and activist arts practice, and the Street Art movement’s history in local and global contexts. His murals and smaller works can be seen on many public, private and institutional walls all around Canberra.
About the artist
Hanna Hoyne (MA 2004; PhD 2009) is a sculptor & designer, exhibiting in Australia, Germany & Hong Kong. Hanna creates interactive & wearable sculptures to provide playful and contemplative spaces for the audience. Since 1997 she has made clouds to inhabit, hazard suits for the psyche and cosmic “machines” to recharge and heal the spirit. As current recipient of the inaugural Arts ACT Recovery & Resilience Residency, Hanna is visiting researcher with the Environment Planning & Sustainable Design Directorate and the Suburban Land Agency; focusing on creating more sustainable and imaginative living spaces for our cities. Between 2006-2017 Hanna worked at university as sessional lecturer & researcher; since 2017 she works freelance in public space design. Recent public commissions are Cosmophones in Ruth Park Playspace in Coombs; Crying Dinghy (2018) at Henry Rolland Park in Canberra, and Soul Mine (Moonvessel & Horn) (2019) in Linear Park in Sydney.
- Pobble Bonk // Rit Rit Rit // Ak Ak Ak