Hannah Bertram completed a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2003 and a Masters of Fine Art in 2005 at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. She is currently a PhD candidate at Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. The primary medium for her temporary decorative installations is dust, but her practice also includes site-responsive installations, drawing, video, performance and spoken word.
During her ten years as a professional visual artist, her works have been exhibited throughout Australia and Internationally. Her ephemeral installations have been displayed in ARIs, commercial galleries, university galleries, public space, and contemporary art museums including most recently her site-specific work ‘Phoenix in Ruins’ at Palais de Tokyo, Paris. She has been awarded several prizes and in 2015 was shortlisted for the Prudential Eye Award for Best Emerging Installation Artists in Asia. Bertram has also participated in many artist-in-residencies programs, such as the Australia Council. Skills and Art Development – Green St studio New York. In addition to her art career she is an experienced teacher. This began as an in-house trainer in the corporate sector at Members Equity Bank, then over the past five years has extended to part-time Lecturing position in the Bachelor of Visual Arts at The Gordon Institute of TAFE and later as a sessional lecture in the Creative Arts degrees at Deakin University. Several of her artist-in-residence projects have included working with members of the community or students, to collaborate creatively on the development of new work.
Venue: RMIT Design HubL3 Lecture Theatre
Date: Thursday 10 March
This lecture is part of the WRITING & CONCEPTS: Lecture Series Produced by Jan van Schaik
WRITING & CONCEPTS is a free public lecture series designed to explore the potential of writing as both a process and an outcome. The lectures will alternate between practitioners for whom the written form is their primary professional output and practitioners whose work manifests as exhibitions or events within the domain of contemporary art.
WRITING & CONCEPTS Season 1 – Mar 3 > May 19
Esther Anatolitis, Hannah Bertram, Jessie Bullivant, Maura Edmond, Kelly Fliedner, Susan Jacobs, Phip Murray, Robert Nelson, Nikos Pantazopoulos, Lisa Radford, Leon van Schaik.
WRITING & CONCEPTS Season 2 – Jul 21 > Oct 6
Ricarda Bigolin, Pia Ednie-Brown, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Helen Grogan, Lou Hubbard, Helen Johnson, Callum Morton, Tom Nicholson, Nikos Papastergiadis, Francis Plagne, Nella Themelios, Emile Zile.
SEASON 1 – SCHEDULE
Leon van Schaik
Lecture Theatre, L3 – Thu Mar 3
Lecture Theatre, L3 – Thu Mar 10
Multi-purpose Room, L1 – Thu Mar 17
Lecture Theatre, L3 – Thu Mar 31
Lecture Theatre, L3 – Thu Apr 7
Lecture Theatre, L3 – Thu Apr 14
Lecture Theatre, L3 – Thu Apr 21
Multi-purpose Room, L1 – Thu Apr 28
Lecture Theatre, L3 – Thu May 5
Lecture Theatre, L3 – Thu May 12
Maura Edmond – Thu May 19
Lecture Theatre, L3
SEASON 2 – SCHEDULE
Lecture Theatre, L3 – Thu Jul 21
Lecture Theatre, L3 – Thu Jul 28
Multi-purpose Room, L1 – Thu Aug 4
Lecture Theatre, L3 – Thu Aug 11
Lecture Theatre, L3 – Thu Aug 18
Lecture Theatre, L3 – Thu Aug 25
Lecture Theatre, L3 – Thu Sept 8
Lecture Theatre, L3 – Thu Sept 15
Lecture Theatre, L3 – Thu Sept 22
Nella Themelios & Ricarda Bigolin
Lecture Theatre, L3 – Thu Sept 29
Lecture Theatre, L3 – Thu Oct 6
WRITING & CONCEPTS is proudly supported by the RMIT Design Hub, The RMIT School of Architecture & Design through the SRC funds, the RMIT School of Art, and MvS Architects