Hatched 2012

National Graduate Show | 21 April – 10 June

It’s a real coming of age for Hatched. This year, the landmark exhibition that has launched the careers of many Australian artists – turns 21! Every year for the past two decades Hatched has tracked the changing trends and developments in emerging contemporary art by providing an annual snapshot of the country’s aesthetic mood. The Hatched artists of 2012 continue to ask the difficult questions and find ever-new ways to manifest and give shape to the quandaries of our time.

The 36 artists from 22 art schools across Australia were carefully selected from over100 applicants by a panel made up of: Michelle Ho, curator at the Singapore Art Museum; independent curator Andrew Gaynor from Melbourne; Brisbane based-artist and lecturer Chris Bennie; and PICA curator Leigh Robb.Their bold and eclectic works will be presented throughout the vast PICA building. For many this will be their first opportunity to exhibitin a major public gallery and be seen and heard alongside their cross-country peers.

Hatched 2012 features the most recent work by Australia’s next generation of rising talents – as they mash up animation with performance, karaoke with poetry, HD video with glass sculptures, organic growths with scaffolding, and forays into geometry and printmaking with neon landscape painting.

They look back with inventiveness – the overhead projector makes a welcome return, and clashes with collage and stencils abound, and they look forward with experimentation – augmenting reality and building furniture for the future. These artists want to look again at masculinity, mythology, mapping and materiality in the 21st century. Prepare to be tested and toyed with by these young provocateurs.

The Dr Harold Schenberg Art Prize, now in its third year, once again offers one of the most generous and career changing art awards in the country by provide a massive $35,000kick start to the emergent practice of one selected Hatched artist.

  • Curator Leigh Robb
    Selection Panel Chris Bennie, Andrew Gaynor, Michelle Ho

    Adelaide Central School of Art
    Claire Marsh
    The Australian National University
    Hardy Lohse
    Charles Darwin University
    Amina McConvell
    Central Institute of Technology
    Nathan Brooker, Ian Williams, David Atwood, Michelle Williamson
    Edith Cowan University
    Louisa Hansal
    Griffith University
    Shanna Muston, Dominic Reidy, Raphaela Rosella
    Monash University
    Ysabelle Dauguet, Lachlan Petras, Jacqui Shelton
    Queensland University of Technology
    Anastasia Booth, Brianne MacKinnon
    RMIT University
    Skye Kelly, Wendy Korol, Johann Rashid
    Southern Cross University
    Karen Stone
    Adelaide College of the Arts (TAFE SA)
    Jesse Price
    The University of Newcastle
    Liam Power
    The University of New South Wales
    George Nagle, Ramesh Nithivendran
    University of Ballarat
    Kelly Brett
    Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne
    Minna Gilligan, Jethro Harcourt, Sarah Jane Haywood
    The University of Sydney
    Spike Deane, Amanda-Jane Newing
    University of Tasmania
    Lydia Evangelou-Oost, Pip Stafford
    University of Wollongong
    Kimberley Canon-Wilson
    University of South Australia
    CJ Taylor, Zoe Woods
    The University of Western Australia
    Rob Davies

  • Location

    All PICA Galleries

  • Dates

    21 April – 10 June, 2012

  • Opening Night

    Friday 20 April, 6PM – 9PM