About

    With a professional practice spanning twenty years Hannah has shown in galleries and festivals in New Zealand and around the world. Hannah gained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Canterbury. She has been an Olivia Spencer Bower Trust Award Recipient and Artist in Residence at Scott Base, Antarctica. In 2016 she won the Parkin Prize for Drawing.

     

    Her often playful work examines notions of magic through an investigation of natural phenomena.

    These explorations of the natural world are inhabited by the exotic, the sublime and the monstrous. A storyteller and collector, her cabinet of curiosities reflects a sense of wonder, while suggesting that things may not be as they seem. Hannah pulls all manner of dreams and visions through cracks and holes and into the gallery, confidently transporting the viewer to a new reality.

    Select reviews can be found in the About menu, an edited Biography below...

    Biography

    Selected Solo Exhibitions

     

    2018

    Travellers

    Milford Galleries, Dunedin

    2017

    Hannah Beehre, Mures, et Terram

    COCA, Christchurch

    2016

    Mures, et Terram

    SOFA Gallery, Christchurch

    2016

    Cosmology

    Milford Galleries, Dunedin

    2015

    New Paintings

    Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch.

    2012

    Waters Above, Waters Below,

    Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu

     

    2011

    Lilith and Cruithne,

    Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch.

     

    2009

    Postcard to Casablanca And Rodriguez,

    Te Tuhi, Auckland.

    Hannah and Aaron Beehre,

    Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane.

     

    2007

    Winter Rose, Christchurch Arts Festival.

    JS0307, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch.

     

    2006

    Hannah and Aaron Beehre,

    Vavasour Godkin Gallery, Auckland.

     

    2005

    Wuhan Leaves, Wuhan Youth Palace,

    Wuhan, China.

    WCG0905, Wellington City Gallery.

    SF1105, SOFA Gallery, Christchurch.

    JS0505, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch.

     

    2003

    JS1203, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch.

    BLOY0503, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin.

    AK03, Auckland Arts Festival, Auckland.

     

    2002

    PHY0902, The Physics Room, Christchurch.

    JS0802, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch.

     

    Selected Group Exhibitions

     

    2018-19

    Tunnel

    2018 SCAPE Art in Public Spaces Biennial

    Museum of Canterbury, Christchurch.

    2013

    Among the Machines, DPAG, Dunedin.

    2013

    Myths, Monsters and Magical Things,

    The Dowse, Wellington.

     

    2010

    Double Vision,

    Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures.

     

    2009

    Snare Mahanga,

    Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch.

     

    2008

    Scape, Art in Public Spaces Biennial, Christchurch.

     

    2007 

    Art School 125,

    Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu.

    In Limbo, Vavasour Godkin Gallery, Auckland.

     

    2006

    Out of Erewhon,

    Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu.

    Paint, Vavasour Godkin Gallery, Auckland.

     

    2005

    Group Exhibition,

    Vavasour Godkin Gallery, Auckland.

    POPuluxe, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch.

     

    2004

    Medienkunst aus Neuseeland im Cityquartier Frankfurter Welle, Germany.

    Toi Te Papa, State of the Nation exhibition,

    Te Papa, Wellington.

    Christchurch Art Gallery Contemporary Collection, Te Puna O Waiwhetu.

     

    2003

    Third Goodman-Suter Contemporary Art Exhibition, Suter Gallery, Nelson.

    Lunchbox, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch.

     

    2002

    Waikato Art Awards, Waikato Museum of Art, Hamilton.

     

    2001

    Prospect, Wellington City Gallery, Wellington.

    Awards/Grants

     

    2016

    Parkin Prize Winner

    2015

    Parkin Drawing Prize Highly Commended

    2013

    Parkin Drawing Prize Special Mention

     

    2012

    Scott Base Antarctica

    Artist in Residence

     

    2004

    Olivia Spencer Bower Trust

    Award Recipient

     

    2002 Waikato Art Award Finalist

     

     

    Collections

     

    Te Papa Tongawera, Wellington

    Christchurch Art Gallery

    Fletcher Trust Collection, Auckland

     

    City of Wuhan, China