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News - 9th of March 2016

Female artists lead Hatched 2016

Female artists lead Hatched 2016

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.


The Australian National University 

Cat Mueller
Madisyn Zabel

National Art School 

Heath McCalmont-Parkinson

Southern Cross University 
Rhiannon McAuliffe

The University of Newcastle 
Eloise Genner
Louisa Magrics

The University of New South Wales 
Athena Thebus

The University of Sydney 
Eugene Choi
Daisy Knight

University of Wollongong 
Anita Rose Holloway

Charles Darwin University

Nadine Lee

Griffith University
Queensland College of Art
Adam Anderson
Warraba Weatherall

Queensland University of Technology 
Annie Macindoe
Naomi Blacklock

Adelaide Central School of Art

Jane Skeer
Kristen Coleman

TAFE South Australia
Emmaline Zanelli
Jane Palmer

The University of South Australia
Alex DeGaris

The University of Tasmania 

Michelle Powell
Selena de Carvalho

Deakin University

Tiesha Ita Ulima

Federation University Australia 
Lynne Makings

Monash University 
Laetitia Olivier-Gargano
Alice O’Connor

RMIT University 
Samantha Sommariva
Sebastian Haeusler

The University of Melbourne
Victorian College of the Arts
Aaron Hoffman

Central Institute of Technology
Yi-Wen Liu

Curtin University of Technology 
Graham Mathwin
Pascale Giorgi

Edith Cowan University
Rebecca Jensen

The University of Western Australia
Paul Boye


Image: Laetitia Olivier Gargano, The mushrooms between my toes, 2015. Photo by Michael Lehtonen.