Hannah Gartside is a visual artist based in Naarm/Melbourne who works across sculpture, installation and photography. Her work is characterised by its energy of unashamed tenderness, joy and vulnerability. Gartside collects textile detritus from past and present material culture. She transforms these materials using methods such as sewing, wet-felting, patchwork quilting and costume-making.
Her practice is concerned with feminism, material culture, consumerism, and personal experiences of sex and intimacy, longing and bereavement. Through her work, Gartside seeks to provide comforting space for the viewer’s embarrassments, confusions and hopes.
She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art in Sculpture and Spatial Practice from Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, and a Bachelor of Fine Art in Fashion Design from Queensland University of Technology. Between degrees Gartside spent five years working as a classical ballet and theatre costume maker.
WORK WITH METRO ARTS //
2018 Exhibition Program / Fantasies