Fiona Hall | the artist




The artist Fiona Hall
Born 1953, Sydney, Australia.
Lives and works in Adelaide.

Style and technique of the artist: Painting, Sculpture Objects, Sydney Biennale,


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Fiona Hall is one of one of Australia’s most consistently inventive contemporary artists. Medicine bundle for the non-born child 1993-94 is an enchanting baby’s layette made from recycled Coca-Cola cans…
Born in Sydney (1953) and based in Adelaide, Hall began her career in photography but has extended into diverse media including sculpture, installation and garden design. Her work is characterised by its use of ordinary objects and materials which are transformed into complex and allusive objects…
Hall is an unusual and remarkable artist, who, unlike many artists favoured by the curatorial jetset, is not preoccupied with images of narcissistic self-indulgence, but engages with some of the major social, environmental and political issues of our time…
Born in Sydney (1953) and based in Adelaide, Hall began her career in photography but has extended into diverse media including sculpture, installation and garden design. Her work is characterised by its use of ordinary objects and materials which are transformed into complex and allusive objects…
It is worth saying at the outset that Australian artist Fiona Hall has a considerable talent as a figurative artist. Five etchings from 2006 called Insectivorous—included in this show—display these talents to a high degree. The details of wing and leaf veins, the natural contortions of biological shapes, the delicate colouring all speak of a patient attention to detail, a fine eye for the truth of living things, a steady mastery of the etcher’s tools and methods, and a facility for capturing in static form the beautiful transience of life, the continuous movement of living things from creation to extinction…


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