byrd and Hanna Hoyne
Living Studio in the Generator Gallery
26 November 2021 – 6 February 2022
byrd and Hanna Hoyne worked together to produce a mural across the walls of the Generator Gallery bringing a new suite of characters to the world of Graeme Base’s children’s book The Worst Band in the Universe. It was an exciting opportunity for byrd and Hoon to draw from the ongoing themes of each other’s practice to make something new and perhaps unexpected.
Learn how to make a zine with byrd
About the artists
byrd’s themes emerge from a personal universe that explores environmental, gender and race politics, the paradoxes of the arts industry, and mediated pop culture. His lens has a deep appreciation of Australia’s creatures and natural environment and is interested in the aspirations and pitfalls of place-making, through the collection, reflection and re-presentation (or reimagining) of local things. byrd has works held in the collections of The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Museum and Gallery, The Molonglo group, Craft ACT, Arts ACT and various private collections both locally and abroad.
Hanna Hoyne (MA 2004; PhD 2009) is a sculptor, designer & researcher, exhibiting in Australia, Germany & Hong Kong. She migrated to Australia from Germany as a teenager in 1987, and since 1998 she has created interactive sculpture & sculptural garments that create empathetic/portrait spaces. These try to articulate the paradoxes of our knowledge-systems and the hopes of our cosmologies in a time when the survival of our planet is uncertain. Since 2017 she works as a freelance public sculptor but continues to be involved in mentorship programs and reconciliation projects. Hanna is passionate about collaborations with landscape architects, cultural agencies and developers on public space design projects with a vision for a sustainable future.
Learn more about the mural design
See byrd’s drawings here
Supported by the ACT Government, the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature and Libraries ACT.