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New Body of Work

New Body of Work

Nick Hall
3 March 2018 - 27 March 2018

Nick Hall’s new series, Rumpus Room, explores critical narratives of modern relationships between human and nature, depicting feelings of a yearning for control. This desire plays out in domestic situations, in projected visions of couples in conditions of secure and insecure psychological states.

Via Hall’s characters, we partake in emotional journeys and also observe how attitudes and behaviours which colour our personal relationships inadvertently affect our living contexts and have further-reaching consequences on our social, cultural and environmental landscape. 

Hall uses a language of muted tones and drawn line shapes of cage-like structures that contain perfect gardens and national parks, while flawlessly painted male/female figures, with their mutant pets, play and dream idyllically in the Rumpus Room.         

Nick Hall, a graduate of the National Art School, is a past finalist in the prestigious Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship. His work has featured in the exhibition A Poke with a Stick at Manly Art Gallery (2012), Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2017 (finalist), Blacktown Art Award 2015 (finalist) and the Rick Amor Drawing Prize 2012 (finalist).