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