Photo by Ilona Nelson for This Wild Song, 2017
b. 1987 London, England. Hannah Gartside received a Bachelor of Fine Art (in Sculpture) from Victorian College of the Arts in 2016. Her graduate exhibition was awarded an NGV Women’s Association Prize. She has held solo exhibitions at George Paton Gallery (VIC) and Metro Arts Gallery (QLD), and has participated in group exhibitions at Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, KINGS ARI, Craft Victoria, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Wangaratta Art Gallery, QUT Art Museum and McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park.
In 2017, Gartside undertook a two month Varda Artist Residency in Sausalito, California and was a finalist in Hatched (Perth Institute of Contemporary Art), Fresh (Craft Victoria) and the Fischer's Ghost Art Awards (Campbelltown Arts Centre).
Prior to her visual art training, Gartside received a BFA in Fashion Design from Queensland University of Technology and worked as costume maker for five years, mainly in classical ballet. Her work is held in the Wangaratta Art Gallery public collection, and in private collections across Australia.