PROJECT: Canberra Light Rail Public Artwork
ARTIST: Hannah Quinlivan
ARTWORK TITLE: Intersections
CLIENTL Transport ACT
BUILD: Urban Art Projects.
Commissioned by Transport ACT, Hannah Quinlivan's artworks are featured on the glazed screens at of all thirteen lightrail platforms across Canberra. Created in response to concepts of continuous patterns of human movement, each stop has been created with a unique design element.
Quinlivan was invited to exhibit at MINIARTEXTIL, the 29th edition of the annual international survey show of Contemporary Textile Art, Como, Italy in October 2019, and exhibited her installation Uncertain Terrain at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra (2019) and at Sydney Contemporary (2019). She held her first New York solo with Jan Kossen Gallery in 2018, was featured at Hong Kong Art Central in 2017, Colorado State University (2017) and Canberra Museum and Art Gallery (2017). She was awarded the major public art commission for the new Canberra Light Rail Network (2018) and in 2016 constructed a spatial drawing / performance work Arrhythmia for the National Portrait Gallery, ACT. Also in 2016 she won an ANU Scholarship to attend a conference, Time and Temporality, at Cambridge University, where she concurrently exhibited an ephemeral, site-specific work Spatialisation at Pembroke College. She has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including the Queensland College of Art’s Drawn to Experience, a survey of Australian and International contemporary drawing practices (2015), Bega Valley Regional Gallery’s MOTION: The body & movement in Contemporary Art Practice (2015) and at Art Vault Mildura for their Australian Print Triennial (2015). She also participated in Project Field Trip, a touring exhibition travelling through Singapore, Philippines and Indonesia (2016).
Quinlivan is represented in number of collections including the National Gallery of Australia, The Australian High Commission (Singapore), ACT Legislative Assembly Art Collection (Canberra), the Arthur & Suzie Roe Collection, Deakin University Art Collection, The Australian National University, KPMG Art Collection, Shire of East Pilbara West Australia, Philip Cox Collection, Ormond College Collection, and various private collections. She graduated from ANU School of Art (Honours) in 2013 with first class honours. She has exhibited in Britain, Berlin, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia and the United States.