Greer Honeywill’s first solo exhibition in Tasmania since she moved there in March 2010 will take place at the Carnegie Gallery, Hobart, opening Friday 13 July and running until 12 August 2012.
Honeywill is an object maker and installation artist whose works, using a diverse range of materials and mediums, have been described as fascinating, dramatic, mysterious and playful. She explores the politics of social patterning and the beauty inherent in everyday patterns of existence that, on occasion, give rise to misunderstandings, veiled meanings and secrecy. Her works illuminate the way in which history, society and culture impact on the human condition.
In 2008 she was awarded the inaugural artist residency with Melbourne architecture and interior design practice, Carr Design Group. Honeywill has been awarded numerous prizes for her works and also for her writing. Her latest essay, ‘Still Life Pudding: an interview with Margaret Olley (1923-2011)’, was commissioned by Island Magazine for issue 127.
Honeywill’s works have been exhibited across Australia and in New York and Paris and have been included in the collections of BHP Billiton, the National Library, UniSA, the Convention Centre (Melbourne) and private collections in New York, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
She is currently completing her second doctorate at the Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart. In 2003 she completed a PhD in Fine Art at Monash University for which she was awarded the Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal for academic excellence.
- 2012 Greer Honeywill IN-Grained: works in wood (exposed and disguised) 2003-2012, Carnegie Gallery