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Heather B Swann

Country(activity based):
Australia
Genre:
Visual Art

Profile

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

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

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Luna, patinated bronze, 60 x 19 x 8 cm

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

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Banksia Men, silk, glass, installations dimensions variable

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

Comment

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.
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