In this episode I visit Hannah Ireland in her home and studio in Mt Eden, Auckland.
Hannah is Ngāti Hinē and Ngapuhi. While still an emerging artist, she has quickly established herself as unique painter, employing a fresh and gutsy approach to every aspect of her practice, from supports, materials and mark making that made an immediate and lasting impression on me the first time I encountered her work, and every time since.
Hannah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors from the University of Auckland. She has won several awards, including being Molly Morpeth Canaday Award Supreme Winner in 2021 and the University of Auckland Chancellors Award for top Maori and Pacific Scholars. She will present her first public solo show at Te Uru Gallery in Titirangi Auckland in August this year, and has sever ...... Read more