PROJECT: Enlighten Festival
ARTIST: Hannah Quinlivan
ARTWORK TITLE: Intersections Light Projection
LOCATION: The Sydney and Melbourne Buildings, Canberra
The Northbourne Avenue facades of the Sydney and Melbourne Buildings were illuminated with the work of Canberra-based artist Hannah Quinlivan from 1-11 March 2019 for the annual Enlighten Festival. Quinlivan’s light projection was based on her designs for the new Canberra light rail stops. The artworks are visually and conceptually interlinked, each drawing on the artist’s observations at specific locations along the light rail route.
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.