27 July - 14 August 2006
about the exhibition
Kirrily Hammond’s practice equally covers painting, printmaking and drawing and is directly inspired by her surroundings. Over the last few years, Kirrily has continued to develop and explore her lyrical imagery, which combines specific sites and hazy memories. Study and travel experiences emerge in evocative images that depict the inner world of imagination and intuition. The resulting enigmatic and dreamlike landscapes invite silent contemplation as they explore the intricacies of human interactions and personal experience. The work in this exhibition reflects her experiences during her time of research at the British Museum as well as her various trips across Europe and America.
Born in Newcastle, Kirrily Hammond studied at the Canberra School of Art and Glasgow School of Art, graduating with Honours in 1997, and completed a Masters in curatorship at the University of Melbourne in 2002. She has been exhibiting her work in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne since 1995, including a solo exhibition at the Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria, in 2000. She was a Graduate in Residence at the Canberra School of Art in 2000 and also undertook a printmaking residency with Megalo Access Arts in 2000/2001. More recently, Kirrily was employed in the Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2003 and, in 2005, was awarded a Harold Wright Scholarship to study the prints & drawings collection at the British Museum in London. Kirrily’s work is represented in the collections of the University of Wollongong, Australian National University and Warrnambool Art Gallery.