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Patrick Hall

Brings together the disparate art genres of poetry, cabinetry, sculpture, lighting and sound recording

About

With an art practice now spanning several decades, Patrick Hall has firmly established a reputation for uniquely intricate and idiosyncratic works.  Patrick’s ability to cross and often combine seemingly disparate art genres sees a distinct and elegant collision of beautifully fabricated imaginings with prose poetry, cabinetry, lighting and sound recordings. These often emotive pieces are rich in story-telling, sometimes autobiographical, sometimes not.

As long time friend and internationally recognised Tasmanian writer Richard Flanagan describes, “like a great novel or painting, Pat Hall’s work invites us to endlessly return, revealing ever more layers and depths.”

Patrick’s work has appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Tasmania and the Australian mainland.  In the United States of America, Patrick’s work has featured at Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art [SOFA] in Chicago and New York City.  At SOFA Chicago ’01 Patrick became the first non-American artist selected to feature on and in the accompanying exhibition catalogue.  

Here at home Patrick has received the University of Tasmania Foundation Graduate Award and been chosen to appear in the inaugural Tasmanian (Artist) Monograph series by Arts Tasmania.

Patrick has also contributed to the boards of state and national arts organisations such as the Visual Arts/Crafts Fund, Australia Council; Contemporary Art Tasmania (formerly CAST) and the Visual Arts and Design Panel, Arts Tasmania.  In 1985 Patrick was one of the founders of the Designer-Makers Co-operative, now know as Designed Objects Tasmania (DOT).

Patrick’s artworks can be found in public spaces such as the somewhat lonely and melancholy “Beaumaris Zoo” site, Queen’s Domain, Hobart; Mount Nelson’s Sustainability Learning Centre; The Mercury Newspaper’s head office, Hobart; the Royal Hobart Hospital; the Hobart City Mall and in public and private collections including the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart; the Museum of Old and New Art [MONA], Berriedale; the Power House Museum, Sydney and the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

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CV

Select items from year 2000 onwards, click here to view Patrick’s full CV.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 – Lost in Thought – Despard Gallery, Hobart
2005 – Word Pictures – Handmark Gallery, Hobart
2003 – Silent Recordings – Contemporary Art Services Tasmania (CAST), Hobart
2000 – Soliloquy: Conversations with the Inanimate – Handmark Gallery, Hobart
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 – Poets & Painters: A Tribute to Dick Bett, Bett Gallery, Hobart
2013 – Tasmania Today: An Island State, Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania, Launceston
2012 – Theatre of the World, Museum of Old & New Art (MONA), Hobart
2012 – Despard Gallery 25th Anniversary, Despard Gallery, Hobart
2011 – MONAISM, Museum of Old & New Art (MONA), Hobart
2008 – Melbourne Art Fair, Despard Gallery, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
2008 – A Short History of Things – Project Space, The Jam Factory, Craft & Design Centre, Adelaide
2008 – The Green Zone – Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania, Launceston
2007 – Tidal Zone, Design Centre of Tasmania, Launceston
2007 – Free Range, Designed Objects Tasmania (DOT Inc) – Mawson Pavilion, Hobart
2006 – Making Relations, Contemporary Art Services Tasmania (CAST), Hobart
2006 – International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Hawaii
2005 – Members’ Exhibition, Contemporary Art Services Tasmania (CAST), Hobart
2005 – Transformations: The Language of Craft, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
2005 – Sculpture Objects Functional Art (SOFA) – Navy Pier, Chicago, Despard Gallery, Chicago
2005 – National Sculpture Prize, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
2005 – Different Readings, Allport Museum of Fine Arts, State Library of Tasmania, Hobart
2005 – Members’ Exhibition, Designed Objects Tasmania (DOT Inc) – Mawson Pavilion, Hobart
2005 – Convergence – Carnegie Gallery, Hobart. Touring San Diego, San Fransisco & Chicago in 2005
2004 – White Line Fever – Academy Gallery, Launceston & Plimsol Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart
2004 – Design Island – Contemporary Design from Tasmania, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart
2004 – Eclectica: 160 Years of Collecting Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart
2004 – Perfect Collection, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA, USA
2004 – Design Island – Contemporary Design from Tasmania, Sydney Opera House, Object Gallery, Sydney
2004 – Interpreting 2004, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart
2003 – Sculpture Objects Functional Art (SOFA) – Navy Pier, Chicago, Despard Gallery, Cicago
2003 – Roundabout – Academy Gallery, Launceston & Plimsol Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart
2003 – Design for Success – Handmark Gallery, Hobart
2003 – Future Perfect – Bett Gallery, Hobart
2003 – Positive Impact – Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania, Launceston
2002 – Less is More/Less is a Bore – Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane
2002 – Contemporary Studio Case Furniture: The Inside Story – Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
2001 – Sculpture Objects Functional Art (SOFA) – Navy Pier, Chicago, Despard Gallery, Chicago
2001 – Working Conditions – Carnegie Gallery, Hobart
2001 – Response to the Island (In association with 10 Days on the Island Festival) – Long Gallery, Hobart
2001 – 21st Anniversary Exhibition – Handmark Gallery, Hobart
2001 – DMC – Designer Makers Co-op Exhibition – Mawson’s Pavilion, Hobart
2000 – Against the Grain (Australian Sculptural Furniture) – Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane
2000 – Divergent Utopias – CAST Gallery, Hobart

 

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
2009 – Artist-in-Residence, International Artist Residency, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, University of North Carolina, USA
2008 – Artist-in-Residence, The Jam Factory Craft & Design Centre, Adelaide
2005 – University of Tasmania Foundation Graduate Award, Tasmania
2004 – Selected for Arts Tasmania’s inaugural Tasmanian Monograph series, Patrick Hall by Grace Cochrane, Tasmania
2003-09 – Board Member – Contemporary Art Services Tasmania (CAST), Hobart
2001 – SOFA Chicago 01 Catalogue – Selected for cover with accompanying article by Jane Rankin-Read, Chicago
2000 Artist-in-Residence, The Jam Factory Craft & Design Centre, Adelaide

 

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LISA GARLAND Fred wall seven 2016 silver gelatin print on Illford paper 92 x 110 cm Edition of 5 $2200 web, Lisa Garland, 2016. Photographer: Lisa Garland
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Long Hot Summer

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15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Group show with all Despard's favourite artists
TIAF 2015 Things-I-once-knew
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Things I once knew

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Dunn Place, Hobart

The art of Patrick Hall
Despard Gallery
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Despard Gallery

Galleries

15 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS

Contemporary Tasmanian art gallery located in the arts precinct of Salamanca Place.
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State Cinema Bookstore

Bookshops

373 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart

Non-fiction, travel, art, fashion, architecture and hand-selected fiction titles