Petrina Hicks – News
PETRINA HICKS, ANNE FERRAN & TRENT PARKE ACQUIRED BY ART GALLERY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Stills Gallery is delighted to announce recent acquisitions by Art Gallery of Western Australia of Petrina Hicks (Jackson and Tiger, (2005); Emily the Strange, 2011), Anne Ferran (Untitled from Carnal Knowledge (1984); Scene V from Scenes on the Death of Nature (1986); Pale-headed flycatcher (2013) and Trent Parke (Bugs Laurie's 70th birthday (2006); NO 376 Candid portrait of a boy on a street corner. Adelaide. (2013).
MERILYN FAIRSKYE & PETRINA HICKS finalists 38th ALICE ART PRIZE
10 May – 9 June 2014
Araluen Arts Centre, NT
Congratulations to Merilyn Fairskye and Petrina Hicks, selected as finalists in the 38th Alice Art Prize. Merilyn Fairskye is represented by Long Life (1), a video work shot in Kakadu National Park. Petrina Hicks is represented by New Age (2013).
PETRINA HICKS in RIGHT NOW: AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS FOR RESALE ROYALTY
9 April – 27 April 2014
Viscopy, Boomalli Art Gallery, NSW
The one hundred Australian artists in this exhibition have come together to demonstrate their support of the Federal resale royalty scheme, in light of the Federal review which has raised concerns that it will be scrapped. Resale royalty was introduced in 2010 to support artists, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, whose work is often sold for very low sums of money and later resold with an enormous increase in value. Petrina Hicks is represented by Rosemary's Baby (2008).
PETRINA HICKS, GLENN SLOGGETT, JUSTINE VARGA & BEVERLEY VEASEY finalists 2014 JOSEPHINE ULRICK & WIN SCHUBERT PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD
29 March – 25 May 2014
The Arts Centre Gold Coast, QLD
Congratulations to Petrina Hicks, Glenn Sloggett, Justine Varga and Beverley Veasey who have been selected as finalists in the 2014 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award.
Now in its 14th year, the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award is considered one of the most important annual surveys of contemporary Australian photographic practice.
Petrina Hicks will be represented by her work Venus from the series The Shadows (2013). Glenn Sloggett's The saddest plant in the world has been selected for the award as well as last years joint winner, Justine Varga, for her work Sounding Silence #4 (2014). New work from Beverley Veasey, Summertime, Botany Bay is also included in the finalists.
PETRINA HICKS finalist 24th MUSWELLBROOK PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARD
9 March – 20 April 2014
Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, NSW
Congratulations to Petrina Hicks, selected a s a finalist in the 24th Muswellbrook Photographic Award for her work Venus (2013). The winner of the biannual $10,000 acquisitive award will be announced on the opening night, Saturday 8 March 2014.
PETRINA HICKS in PRIVATE ASSEMBLY: A CONTEMPORARY COLLECTION
24 January – 30 March 2014
Tweed River Regional Gallery, NSW
Alan Condor and Alan Pigott, two Australian businessmen who now reside in Hong Kong, have been collecting art since 2005. Their collection explores and enriches a shared personal aesthetic, and satisfies a growing desire to support contemporary visual artists and their practice in predominantly Australia, Hong Kong and Britain. Petrina Hicks' diptych The Hand that Feeds (2013) is included in this contemporary collection. Hicks will also be guest speaker for a panel discussion to accompany the exhibition on Saturday 25 January @ 2pm, Tweed Regional Gallery.
PETRINA HICKS in NATIONAL ARTISTS' SELF-PORTRAIT PRIZE 2013
19 October 2013 – 16 February 2014
The University of Queensland Art Museum, QLD
Petrina Hicks is one of 39 contemporary artists from across Australia invited to participate in The University of Queensland Art Museum fourth biennial National Artists' Self-Portrait Prize.
The $50,000 prize is one of the most generous in Australia and will focus on the prevalence of the self-image in today's networked age, with the theme for this year's Prize being remix. post. connect. This exhibition acknowledges that identity is unstable, and that one’s sense of self is informed by multiple, often competing, influences. The invited artists adopt various approaches that do not always conform to traditional notions of self portraiture. In each case, the artists have disclosed something about themselves, whether fabricated or ‘real’.
The winner of The University of Queensland National Artists' Self-Portrait Prize 2013 will be announced on 18 October.
Previous winners include Ben Quilty (2007), Julie Rrap (2009) and Domenico de Clario (2011).
PETRINA HICKS finalist 'THE SUBSTATION CONTEMPORARY ART PRIZE 2013'
18 October – 17 November 2013
The Substation Centre for Art and Culture, VIC
Congratulations to Petrina Hicks, selected as a finalist in this years The Substation Contemporary Art Prize.
The Substation Contemporary Art Prize is a national non-acquisitive award established to recognise and encourage innovation in contemporary art practice. Petrina Hicks is represented by Greyscale from the series The Shadows, 2013.
NARELLE AUTIO, PAT BRASSINGTON, ANNE FERRAN, PETRINA HICKS, MARK KIMBER & TRENT PARKE in 'UNDER MY SKIN: CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE PAT CORRIGAN COLLECTION'
4 October – 24 November 2013
Rockhampton Art Gallery, QLD
Under my skin presents a collection of photographs by contemporary Australian artists that challenge a long-held perception in Australian culture that the suburbs represent mediocrity and a bland life devoid of spontaneity. This exhibitions brings together artists who recognise the suburb as a complex site of memories, dreams, the melancholic and the beautiful. Under my skin is drawn from the collection of Pat Corrigan AM, a generous supporter of contemporary Australian art.
NARELLE AUTIO, PAT BRASSINGTON, ANNE FERRAN, PETRINA HICKS & JUSTINE VARGA finalists '2013 WILLIAM AND WINIFRED BOWNESS PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE'
4 October – 3 November 2013
Monash Gallery of Art, VIC
Congratulations to Narelle Autio, Pat Brassington, Anne Ferran, Petrina Hicks and Justine Varga who have been selected as finalists in this years Bowness Photography Prize.
Established in 2006 to promote excellence in photography, this annual non-acquisitive prize is amongst Australia's more important and coveted photography awards.
This year’s eminent judging panel, artist Brook Andrew, AGNSW Senior Curator of Photographs, Judy Annear and MGA Gallery Director Shaune Lakin have selected 46 photographs from 562 entrants.
Narelle Autio will be represented by her mysterious and shadowy underwater landscape Untitled #5 from the series Water hole, 2012. Pat Brassington has been selected for her work Shadow Boxer from the series Quill, 2013. Anne Ferran's striking image of performers creating movement and energy using lengths of fabric, Pale-headed flycatcher from Box of Birds, 2013 is included in the finalists. Petrina Hicks is represented by new work Enigma, from The Shadows, 2013 combining her heightened technical skill and elegant composition with unsettling ambiguity; as well as Justine Varga's beautifully minimalist works Moving out #2 / Moving out #4 from the series Moving out, 2012.
PETRINA HICKS IN ART COLLECTOR MAGAZINE
Issue 65, Jul – Sep 2013, pp 124-131
The latest issue of Art Collector Magazine features Petrina Hicks’ The Beauty of History (2010) on the cover and an in-depth profile by Carrie Miller on the artist. In the article titled Seductive Subversion, Hicks discusses her forthcoming exhibition at Stills Gallery and some of the ideas behind her beautiful and uncanny artworks.
Petrina Hicks will be exhibiting her new series of works at Stills Gallery from 4 September to 5 October 2013.
PETRINA HICKS GUEST SPEAKER in PHOTOGRAPHY and SITUATED MEDIA PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES, UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, SYDNEY
29 April 2013 @ 6:30pm
Building 6, Level 3, Room 56
Free event open to the public
Petrina Hicks is announced as guest speaker at the upcoming University of Technology, Sydney Public Lecture Series for Photography and Situated Media.
The PSM Public Lecture Series invites photographic and multimedia artists at the forefront of their practice who have defined photography as a major art form to discuss their work as well as key issues connected with current photographic innovation and practice.
The lecture series includes Jeff Wall (CAN), widely regarded as one of the most inventive and influential artists of the 20th and 21st , as well as local talents Tim Silver, Patrick Pound and Darren Sylvester.
PETRINA HICKS shortlisted GUIRGUIS NEW ART PRIZE 2013
13 April – 19 May 2013
Post Office Art Gallery, University of Ballarat and the Art Gallery of Ballerat
Petrina Hicks' video work The Chrysalis has been shortlisted for the inaugural Guirguis New Art Prize 2013.
The Guirguis New Art Prize is a new national acquisitive $20,000 contemporary art prize initiated and generously supported by local Ballarat surgeon Mr Mark Guirguis. GNAP will present a selection of Australia’s most exciting contemporary artists with works that explore and embrace new ways of artistic expression, utilising existing mediums and new technologies in innovative ways.
Enter The Chrysalis, an extreme slow motion video work filmed on the Phantom high-speed camera at 800 frames per second. The cliché imagery of flowers, so fresh they gleam with dew, is perverted as Hicks’ model lavishly licks a bloom, her perfectly dripping saliva captured in glorious detail and high resolution.
Other shortlisted artists include Ash Keating, David Rosetzky and Darren Sylvester. The winner will be announced on Friday 12 April 2013.
PETRINA HICKS in MECHANICA VISIONEM, OSLO
19 October to 1 November 2012
Petrina Hicks' extreme slow motion video work Hippy and the Snake, Gloss was shot on the Phantom camera at 800 frames per second. It is currently screening in Mechanica Visionem, a group show at Atopia in Oslo, Norway. The exhibition features video works which challenge our perceptions of time and the cinematic experience.
PETRINA HICKS in PHILANTHROPY: THE ART OF GIVING
8 September - 18 November 2012
Bendigo Art Gallery
Philanthropy: The art of giving is an exhibition of contemporary artworks from Bendigo’s collection that were acquired by donation or via significant bequests. The show includes Petrina Hicks’ work Emily the Strange, which was purchased thanks to the Grace Craig Bequest.
PETRINA HICKS & MERILYN FAIRSKYE in MY FAVOURITE THINGS: PHOTOGRAPHIC TALKS
Wednesday 15 August 2012 - Petrina Hicks
Wednesday 12 September 2012 - Merilyn Fairskye
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Petrina Hicks and Merilyn Fairskye both feature in the 2012 line up of My favourite things, a series of photographic talks in which artists discuss their favourite images from literature, music and the visual arts. The artists will explore personal inspirations and their unique relationship with the medium of photography.
PETRINA HICKS in PICA SALON
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
22 July - 12 August 2012
Petrina Hicks’ video work Hippy and the Snake features in PICA Salon, a curated exhibition showcasing local, national and international artists who have been involved in the institutions’ 23 year history. Other featured artists include Brook Andrew, Claire Healy & Sean Cordiero, Gabriella Mangano & Silvana Mangano and David Rosetzky.
PETRINA HICKS FEATURED IN Hijacked III: Contemporary photography from Australia and the UK
The Australian Centre for Photography
257 Oxford Street, Paddington 2021
20 June - 19 August 201
Petrina Hicks' photographs Emily the Strange, Sphynx, Into the Abyss and The Forest are included in Hijacked III. The exhibition also includes 25 artists from opposite sides of the world, each artist has a unique approach to photography, and as a result the exhibition makes the viewer question what it means to look, catch or construct images for the 21st century.
Hicks will be participating in the Artist Talk with Hijacked III Curator Leigh Robb at the ACP on Saturday 30 June 11am-12pm
PETRINA HICKS FEATURED IN EXHIBITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND ART MUSUEM
The University of Queensland Art Museum
James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre (Building 11)
12 May - 22 July 2012
Petrina Hicks’ Sphynx from the series Beautiful Creatures features in Animal/Human, an exhibition that explores the human complex, contradictory and sometimes contentious relationship with other species. Hicks’ work is presented amongst a selection of works from her contemporary Australian peers including Adam Cullen, Janet Laurence, Patricia Piccinini and others.
PETRINA HICKS & POLIXENI PAPAPETROU FEATURED IN
SOUTH OF THE BORDER
Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane
31 March - 29 April 2012
Petrina Hicks and Polixeni Papapetrou feature in the QCP's group exhibition South of the Border, which explores the boundaries of photography. Hicks' Beautiful Creatures series brings together the dualities of human and creature with the alluring language of advertising to examine photography's part in the process of seduction and consumption. Through her continuing interest in the role masks play in story telling and in our everyday lives, Papapetrou's The Dreamkeepers examines a different duality, that of youth and old age.
Stills Gallery are delighted to be presenting a solo exhibition of Papapetrou's The Dreamkeepers, opening 3-5pm Saturday 31 March 2012.
PETRINA HICKS’ WORK FEATURED IN DOUBLE VISION AT MCCLELLAND GALLERY
McClelland Drive, Langwarrin, VIC 3910
3 November 2011 until 5 February 2012
Petrina Hicks’ Ghost in the Shell 2008 plus Infinity and Emily the Strange from Beautiful Creatures, 2011 will be featured as part of a group exhibition at the McClelland Gallery in an exhibition, which exuberantly explores contemporary art with ideas of portraiture and the body as the focus. Double Vision exhibition explores the captivating art of Realism and the intriguing exchanges that occur between painting, photography, digital image and sculpture.
PETRINA HICKS: FEATURED IN GROUP EXHIBITION AT AGNSW
Hick’s work Shenae and Jade will be included in the exhibition What’s in a face? Aspects of portrait photography at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Drawn from the gallery`s collection, the exhibition will trace the evolution of photographic portraiture from the latter half of the 19th Century. Hicks will be exhibited alongside Destiny Deacon, Max Dupain, Olive Cotton, Darren Sylvester, Carol Jerrems; together with Man Ray, Manuel Alvarex, Nan Goldin, Loretta Lux, Ben Cauchi, which will provide a larger international context to the exhibition. 24 September until the 5 February 2012
MERILYN FAIRSKYE AND PETRINA HICKS: FEATURED AT 17TH INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART FESTIVAL - SESC_VIDEOBRASIL
September through December 2011
SESC Belenzinho | SESC Pompeia | State Art Gallery
São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Merilyn Fairskye and Petrina Hicks have been selected among 5 Australian artists and 1,295 entrants for the 17th International VideoBrasil, the major art video festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Featuring a variety of works including videos, performances, installations, object amongst others, the exhibition provides a comprehensive sampling of contemporary production from different regions of the world. More Information
ART MONTH 2011: Art After Work
6 - 8pm, 24 March 2011
As part of Art Month 2011, Stills Gallery will be open for Art After Work from 6-8pm. Currently exhibiting is Petrina Hicks Beautiful Creatures.
This is the final week of Art After Work featuring galleries in the precinct 4 Paddington, Woollahra & Rushcutters Bay district. The Australian Centre of Photography will host the final Art Bar from 7.30pm - 9.30pm. Art Bar will feature an FBI DJ and welcomes the perfect mix of art, drinks and music.
ART MONTH 2011: Inspiring Collecting Talk
11am - 12pm, 26 March 2011
As a participant of Art Month 2011, Stills Gallery will be conducting an Inspiring Collecting talk on photography at the gallery, which will also feature-exhibiting artist Petrina Hicks. No bookings required.
PAT BARSSINGTON, PETRINA HICKS & ROBYN STACEY: SILENT FEATHERS
Maroondah Art Gallery, VIC
28 January - 5 March, 2011
Silent Feathers is an exhibition featuring the diverse range of representations of birds. Drawingupon the symbolism of birds and their role as companion animals, food source or as harbingers of environmental loss, 13 artists including Pat Brassington, Petrina Hicks and Robyn Stacey provocatively examine human complicity in the fate of the bird.
PETRINA HICKS IN EYEMAZING
PETRINA HICKS featured in Step Right Up: The Circus in Australian Art
Horsham Regional Art gallery
1 May - 20 June 2010
The fascinating and lively Step Right Up: the Circus in Australian Art featuring Petrina Hicks is both an appealing and challenging exhibition about all things 'circus' related from a fine arts perspective. Newly commissioned works, together with an historical survey, explore the many mythologies of the circus - as a refuge from real life, as an imaginary world of exaggerated good and evil, and of physical achievement and mystery.
PETRINA HICKS: PRESENT TENSE: AN IMAGINED GRAMMAR OF PORTRAITURE IN THE DIGITAL AGE
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
21 May - 22 August 2010
Petrina Hick’s video work Ghost in a Shell will be exhibited in May at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra as part of Present Tense: An imagined grammar of portraiture in the digital age. This exhibition will explore how new ways of imaging reflect the individual in this digital world and the mechanisms of imaging that are used in photography.
EUROPEAN RESIDENCIES: HICKS
2009 - 2010
Having won the 2008 ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award which included a round the world ticket and residency, Petrina Hicks is undertaking a series of artist residencies in Germany and The Netherlands. Hicks is scheduled for a solo exhibition at Stills gallery in 2010 that will feature work she creates during this period in Europe.
PETRINA HICKS: FINALIST
NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT PRIZE
National Portrait Gallery
20 March - 24 May 2009
Petrina Hicks is a finalist in the $25,000 National Portrait Prize, which will be on display in the newly opened National Portrait Gallery from 20 March 2009. Currently on display by Hicks in the National Portrait Gallery is the commissioned video portrait of Layne Beachley, the world's most successful professional female surfer.