We are proud to announce that 2016 will see 34 new graduates presenting work as a part of the Hatched: National Graduate Show, and we’re especially proud that 25 of the 34 are women. This timely announcement follows International Women’s Day and the launch of The Countess Report, a benchmarking project and online resource on gender equality in the Australian contemporary art sector.
The Countess Report found that women make up only 34% of artists exhibited in Australia’s state museums so to have 74% of Hatched made up of women artists is very exciting for PICA!
The selection process for Hatched, now in its 25th year, is a rigorous one. Students are nominated by their art school with the final selection made by an industry panel. This year’s panel was made up of: Dominic Feuchs (Director, Starkwhite Gallery, NZ) Nadia Johnson (Hatched Curator), Minaxi May (Education Programs Curator, PICA), Alyce Neal (The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne) and Andrew Varano (artist, curator, Hatched alumni).
Congratulations to all selected artists! Hatched opens on Friday 13 May, 2016.
HATCHED 2016 ARTISTS:
The Australian National University
National Art School
Southern Cross University
The University of Newcastle
The University of New South Wales
The University of Sydney
University of Wollongong
Anita Rose Holloway
Charles Darwin University
Queensland College of Art
Queensland University of Technology
Adelaide Central School of Art
TAFE South Australia
The University of South Australia
The University of Tasmania
Selena de Carvalho
Tiesha Ita Ulima
Federation University Australia
The University of Melbourne
Victorian College of the Arts
Central Institute of Technology
Curtin University of Technology
Edith Cowan University
The University of Western Australia
Image: Laetitia Olivier Gargano, The mushrooms between my toes, 2015. Photo by Michael Lehtonen.