Hatched: National Graduate Show 2023
13 May - 23 July 2023
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Tuesday–Sunday, 10am–5pm

Hatched: National Graduate Show 2023

Meet the graduating class of Australian art

Hatched: National Graduate Show 2023 presents a dynamic selection of emerging artists recently graduated from art schools across Australia. Nominated by their teachers and selected by a panel of artists and curators, Hatched represents the diverse and compelling practices of the next generation of artistic voices. As a cornerstone of PICA’s program and the only national graduate exhibition in the country, over its three decades of history Hatched has presented the work of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, providing a vital platform for early-career artists.  

Hatched is made possible by the generosity of PICA’s Art1000 Donors, Major Exhibition Partner the Minderoo Foundation and Grace Fine Art. The Schenberg Awards are made possible by funds bequeathed to The University of Western Australia by Dr Harold Schenberg.

PICA is thrilled to present the Hatched 2023 artists:

Jingxuan Chen (VIC) 
Katherine Douglas (VIC) 
Shani Engelbrecht (SA) 
Matthew Freeman (ACT) 
Mitchel Davis (NSW) 
Adam Hsieh (TAS) 
Isaac Huggins (WA) 
Anna May Kirk (NSW) 
Charles Levi (NSW) 
Ivy Minniecon (QLD) 
Nathan Nhan (ACT) 
Emily Norton (VIC) 
Shana O’Brien (NSW) 
Agatha Okon (WA) 
Bryce Olsen (WA) 
William O’Toole (NSW) 
Soile Paloheimo (VIC) 
Alexandra Peters (VIC) 
Khashayar Salmanzadeh (WA)  
Marian Sandberg (SA) 
Paean Sarkar (QLD) 
Chris Siu (SA) 
Blair Walsh (VIC) 
Alexander Whitlam (NSW) 
Jayda Wilson (SA) 
Nicole Zhang (NSW) 

Since 2010, PICA has offered the Schenberg Awards as part of the Hatched program, with a total of $50,000 prize money for three artists to invest in their careers and develop their artistic practice. The Dr Harold Schenberg Art Fellowship of $35,000 is awarded to the most outstanding Hatched work.

This year, the Dr Harold Schenberg Art Fellowship of $35,000 – the largest prize for an emerging artist in Australia – was awarded to Paean Sarkar (QLD). Paean sat down with Schenberg Awards judge, artist and Hatched alumni Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran to discuss her award-winning works. 

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