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Heather B Swann

Country(activity based):
Visual Art


Received Master of Fine Art from the University of Tasmania in 2003.

Recent 5 main activities (personal exhibitions, group exhibitions, concerts) are

- 'Lullaby Suite', solo exhibition, Spring 1883, Sydney, 2017

- 'Luna', solo exhibition, Michael Bugelli Gallery, Hobart, 2017

- 'Nervous', solo exhibition and performance work, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2016

- 'Magic Object: Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art', Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2016

- 'Streetwise', group exhibition, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2015

Other activities are

- Paul Guest Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, 2014

- Swan Hill National Print & Drawing Award, Swan Hill Regional Gallery, 2012

- Australia Council for the Arts studio residency, Rome, 2011

Heather B Swann is an artist from Australia who works across a range of media, but with a particular focus on sculpture, drawing and performance.

About works / performance


Point Dancer, forged steel, varnished wood, 126 x 32 x 50 cm


Luna, patinated bronze, 60 x 19 x 8 cm


The letter that never came, 100 glass moons, walking sticks, photograph, wood, ceramic hat pin holder, installation dimensions variable


Banksia Men, silk, glass, installations dimensions variable


Shoulder Height, metal, plywood, paper, ink, 159 x 135 x 48 cm, performer: Jack Swann


My work is a way of holding on to the world. My sculptures and drawings are figurative and modernist in expression, with curved forms, an insistent use of black and a marked surrealist accent. In recent years I have been working on performance projects involving composers, instrumentalists and singers, and I am refining the idea of sculptural objects as performance tools.