Friday, 29 July 2016

Star-stuff

It's been a very busy week in the studio, lots of 5am starts to get some real work done before I go to work-work. I've been making a series of small works, each focused on a different element that is found in the human body. I'm still very much on that we are star-stuff tangent!

I Am Some Calcium. 2016. Watercolour and cotton embroidery on paper. 16cm x 21cm.

I Am Some Carbon. 2016. Watercolour and cotton embroidery on paper. 16cm x 21cm.

I Am Some Chlorine. 2016. Watercolour and cotton embroidery on paper. 16cm x 21cm.

I Am Some Hydrogen. 2016. Watercolour and cotton embroidery on paper. 16cm x 21cm.

I Am Some Magnesium. 2016. Watercolour and cotton embroidery on paper. 16cm x 21cm.

I Am Some Nitrogen. 2016. Watercolour and cotton embroidery on paper. 16cm x 21cm.

I Am Some Oxygen. 2016. Watercolour and cotton embroidery on paper. 16cm x 21cm.

I Am Some Phosphorus. 2016. Watercolour and cotton embroidery on paper. 16cm x 21cm.

I Am Some Potassium. 2016. Watercolour and cotton embroidery on paper. 16cm x 21cm.

I Am Some Sodium. 2016. Watercolour and cotton embroidery on paper. 16cm x 21cm.

I Am Some Sulfur. 2016. Watercolour and cotton embroidery on paper. 16cm x 21cm.

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Works available now at Printmaker Gallery

You can now buy A4, hand embroidered reproduction prints of my work at Printmaker Gallery in Fitzroy!


They now stock the whole 'Chemical Companion' series, all prints are hand stitched and there are 20 in each edition. Follow the link below to see what's available:

Monday, 11 July 2016

Shortlisted for the Flanagan Art Prize

I just got an email to let me now my work 'Mythologised Neuropeptide (oxytocin)' has been shortlisted for the 2016 Flanagan Art Prize!

Mythologised neuropeptide (oxytocin). 2016. Watercolour and cotton embroidery on paper. 108x76cm

The announcement of the winners of the NAB Flanagan Art Prize, the Federation University Emerging Artist Prize and the Lifestyle Travel Ballarat Affordable Art Prize will be announced at the Gala Launch on Friday August 19th... So I'll keep you posted.

The exhibition will be open to the public be open free to the public from Saturday 20th - Sunday 28th August.

More press


So here's a picture of me looking incredibly uncomfortable and holding a brush upside-down (at the photographers insistence).
After this, I received a series of memes from mates, pictures of them holding phones, screw-drives, knives, keys, etc upside down #istandwithbonnie, which made seeing my goofy mug in the paper all the more worth while!

Follow the link to the article below
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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Hume Arts Awards

Last week I was awarded the Hume Arts Awards 'emerging visual artist' award, it was a very exciting week with the award night, interviews and photographers visiting my studio!

This is the first thing I've won, and aside from the prize money (which is a huge help!) it's such a wonderful feeling to be recognised for all of those hours you spend alone late at night, or mostly in my case very early in the morning, working your arse off.

A huge thank you to The Hume City Council, Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery, Stockroom and my friends, family and smoochy boyfriend for all the support and encouragement.

And here's some press on the award from my local paper:
http://www.starweekly.com.au/news/sunburys-bonnie-hanlon-scoops-hume-arts-award/pub/sunbury_macedon_ranges/

Monday, 20 June 2016

Chemical Chance

Below are three paintings from my new series of works, Chemical Chance which look at the main elements in the human body. 
At the moment I'm kind of obsessing about how all of the elements are created in space, fused in the core of stars, and those same elements are what form our bodies and everything around us. It's a constant source of wonder and amazement for me that these elements coalesced in just the right way for us to ponder how it happened.

Calcium. 2016. Gouache, Watercolour and Embroidery on paper. 56x76cm.

Carbon. 2016. Gouache, Watercolour and Embroidery on paper. 56x76cm.

Nitrogen. 2016. Gouache, Watercolour and Embroidery on paper. 56x76cm.


Saturday, 5 March 2016

Stockroom has a new website





The wonderful folks at Stockroom have updated their website and were kind enough to give me a page. You can have a look here.

To have a look at other great artist, designers and makers who can be found at Stockroom click here

Thank you Jason and Magali for your ongoing support of my practice xxx