Andrea Hamann

Joined Artfinder: Aug. 2015

Artworks for sale: 23

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Norfolk Island

About Andrea Hamann

 
 
  • Biography
    I have been lucky enough to live and work all over the world and have recently moved to Moss Vale in the Southern Highlands of NSW In the background, wherever I have lived, I have always drawn, painted, and taken photos, inspired by big landscapes, by diverse cultures, and by the richness of the world around me. I was lucky enough to spend two years living on Norfolk Island where I was given the opportunity to quit my day job and focus on painting. I work with a diverse range of media, however primarily with Acrylic, Pastel, Pen and Ink.   

    My creative focus centres around a number of strong themes, abstract landscapes, botanical and floral abstracts, bird art and 
     the convergence of Indigenous and Colonial cultures.
    The Colonial history's of places like Norfolk Island, with Colonial, Pitcairn and Polynesian influences, the colonial influence on melanesian cultures of  Papua New Guinea are incredibly interesting to me. The many aspects of colonialism and the period of exploration, from botanical discovery, butterfly collections, to colonial dress, and the cultural influences on melanesian and polynesian culture. My memories of these places, where I lived as an adult and child respectively, memories of travel, and the richly tropical jungle landscapes of these places
     that have surrounded me on and off during my life influence my work. 
     The result is abstract paintings of jungles, forests and flowers, with characters that are part tribal, part colonial, hiding amongst them. A narrative of Indigenous and Island cultures, and a colonial past, with the influence of museum collections, of artifacts, of butterflies and birds are all explored and interpreted in my work.

    Since moving to back to mainland Australia, my art has been dramatically influenced by the winter landscape of the highlands. I still pursue my subject matter of colonialism, island cultures and the tropics , but now the influence of the highlands landscape is creeping into my paintings.

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  • Education

    2015 - 2017

    Curtin University

    2000 - 2007

    University of Newcastle

    1995 - 2000

    RMIT University

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    Event: Hilli Restaurant

    Dates: Sept. 21, 2015 - Dec. 21, 2015

    Venue: Hilli Restaurant, Kingston, Norfolk Island

    I was recently asked to exhibit my work at one of the fine dining restaurants on Norfolk Island. Four of my paintings have been hung in the restaurant, which is under new management and will have a change in character and identity.

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Education

2015 - 2017

Curtin University

2000 - 2007

University of Newcastle

1995 - 2000

RMIT University


There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: Hilli Restaurant

Dates: Sept. 21, 2015 - Dec. 21, 2015

Venue: Hilli Restaurant, Kingston, Norfolk Island

I was recently asked to exhibit my work at one of the fine dining restaurants on Norfolk Island. Four of my paintings have been hung in the restaurant, which is under new management and will have a change in character and identity.


 

Biography

I have been lucky enough to live and work all over the world and have recently moved to Moss Vale in the Southern Highlands of NSW In the background, wherever I have lived, I have always drawn, painted, and taken photos, inspired by big landscapes, by diverse cultures, and by the richness of the world around me. I was lucky enough to spend two years living on Norfolk Island where I was given the opportunity to quit my day job and focus on painting. I work with a diverse range of media, however primarily with Acrylic, Pastel, Pen and Ink.   

My creative focus centres around a number of strong themes, abstract landscapes, botanical and floral abstracts, bird art and 
 the convergence of Indigenous and Colonial cultures.
The Colonial history's of places like Norfolk Island, with Colonial, Pitcairn and Polynesian influences, the colonial influence on melanesian cultures of  Papua New Guinea are incredibly interesting to me. The many aspects of colonialism and the period of exploration, from botanical discovery, butterfly collections, to colonial dress, and the cultural influences on melanesian and polynesian culture. My memories of these places, where I lived as an adult and child respectively, memories of travel, and the richly tropical jungle landscapes of these places
 that have surrounded me on and off during my life influence my work. 
 The result is abstract paintings of jungles, forests and flowers, with characters that are part tribal, part colonial, hiding amongst them. A narrative of Indigenous and Island cultures, and a colonial past, with the influence of museum collections, of artifacts, of butterflies and birds are all explored and interpreted in my work.

Since moving to back to mainland Australia, my art has been dramatically influenced by the winter landscape of the highlands. I still pursue my subject matter of colonialism, island cultures and the tropics , but now the influence of the highlands landscape is creeping into my paintings.

 
 
 
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