Myths, Moons and Mountains | Hannah Nowlan

We have such an exciting exhibition program this year and next up is Myths, Moons and Mountains - the first solo exhibition by emerging Melbourne artist Hannah Nowlan. 

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Opening Thursday 11 May, this show is a definitive body of work, bringing together Hannah’s distinctive abstract style and newly developed themes from her recent artist residency in Lisbon, Portugal.

This series explores Hannah’s strong connection with the coastal landscape depicted through bold shapes, overlapping planes of glaze and colour, a muted earthy palate and subtle strokes of texture. Whilst modernist influences of the Bauhaus are evident, these works are distinctly fresh and contemporary.

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Having graduated from VCA in 2015, Hannah undertook a residency program with the University of Lisbon, where the local mythology has inspired a new pictorial language.

“My art has always paid homage to the rugged yet relaxed atmosphere of the Victorian coastline, my travel through Portugal and Spain has evolved these elements further, resulting in new motifs and narratives,” explains Hannah

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The exhibition will feature works on paper and for the first time, Hannah will work on canvas, pushing the boundaries of her materials and establishing her practice with more confidence and experience. The show promises to set a pivotal new path for the emerging artist.

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We have been proudly showing Hannah’s work since last year when she joined  our stable of artists following her graduation from VCA. Her work has received much admiration and has been widely acquired so we’re very excited for this next step in her practice. Join us at the opening of Myths, Moons and Mountains or book your spot for our Saturday Artist Talk and get an even deeper insight into Hannah's inspiration and artistic practice.


Opening 6-8pm, Thursday 11 May 2017. RSVP to

Exhibition Dates: 11 May – 25 May 2017

Modern Times – 311 Smith Street, Fitzroy

Saturday Artist Talk: 13 May, 9 – 10am Reserve your seat here


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