Luisa Hansal & Tamara Marrington
Luisa and Tammy’s collaborative practice and friendship is everything I love about the arts. From forging a friendship in a share-house, painting alongside each other, and exhibiting together, their relationship forms part of their practice, and it’s one that is mutually supportive, generous and continues to push them into new terrain. I love the playful nature of their project, from the challenges they set each other to the swapping out of colours and the whimsical, mystical symbols and titles that send your imagination into overdrive while hinting at the secret shared inner world of the two dear friends.
— Miranda Johnson, Hatched Curatorial Fellow & Out of Bounds Co-Curator
Luisa Hansal and Tamara Marrington’s creative and personal relationship was formed when the two lived together in a sharehouse in Melbourne. Living together, exhibiting together and painting side-by-side led naturally to a collaboration, begun during lockdowns when Luisa had returned to Perth and Tamara stayed in Melbourne. Their collaboratively-formed paintings are an homage to friendship, to the invisible and unspoken strings of connection and affection that draw two people together and keep them in each other’s orbit across distance and time.
Tamara Marrington completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drawing and Printmaking) at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2018. In 2017 she was awarded the Stuart Black Memorial Scholarship and the year after was shortlisted for the Majlis Travelling Scholarship. Since graduating, she has shown in solo and group exhibitions in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. In 2021 she was artist-in-residence at Fremantle Arts Centre, concluding with an off-site solo exhibition. Most recently she has been included in group exhibitions at Seventh Gallery (Vic) and Nod Space (WA). Upcoming projects include a solo exhibition at CASPA Gallery (Vic) in 2022.
Luisa Hansal completed her Master of Fine Art (High Distinction) at RMIT University and was awarded the Lowensteins Arts Management Graduate Prize in 2017. In 2012 she graduated from Edith Cowan University and was awarded a placement in the Hatched: National Graduate Show, PICA. Hansal has undertaken residencies at the Edith Cowan University Printmaking studio, PICA, and in Berlin. She has exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Tasmania and Berlin. Hansal is the co-founder/co-director of artist-run space; Pig Melon and founding member of S.o.B (Studios on Bulwer) a shared creative working space where she currently resides. Luisa Hansal is represented by sweet pea.
PICA Salon Vernissage 2022
Luisa and Tamara are two of the artists in Out of Bounds (2022), curated by PICA Curator Sarah Wall and Hatched Curatorial Fellow Miranda Johnson. Their work was available for sale at PICA’s signature donor event PICA Salon Vernissage 2022 on Saturday 6 August.
Artworks for Sale at Salon Vernissage
Works: Courtesy of the artists and sweet pea
Salon 2022 Artists
From Out of Bounds
Tom Blake | Pascale Giorgi | Luisa Hansal & Tamara Marrington | Imogen Kotsoglo | Pip Lewi | Leonie Ngahuia Mansbridge | Joana Partyka | Tyrown Waigana
Exhibitions / Free
01 August – 02 October 2022
Out of Bounds
06 August 2022