Artist in Residence: Ham Darroch
Artists: Artist in Residence: Ham Darroch
01 July 2017 - 15 July 2017
We’re pleased to be hosting Ham Darroch as our 2017 Artist-in-Residence. Ham will be in the gallery painting a new wall work that will engage visitors as he develops the work to fruition.
Ham Darroch is an Australian artist working in painting, sculpture, performance and drawing. His sculptures are created from existing objects which are altered and redirected using colour to reveal new meanings. His paintings are inspired by the action of everyday objects. His imagery is universal evoking shared histories and experiences, place and perception while revealing a deep sensitivity to the optical effects of geometric colour. In early 2006, he completed an MFA (research) COFA University of New South Wales and in 1997 a Bachelor of Arts from Australian National University. From 2006-2009 he lived in London working as an assistant to Bridget Riley. He most recently worked with Bridget Riley’s installation team to deliver a significant new commission for the Christchurch Art Gallery in New Zealand.
Ham Darroch is supported on this residency by CAPO (Capital Arts Patrons Organisation) as the recipient of the Rosalie Gascoigne Memorial Award. He is represented by Michael Reid Gallery.
Ham Darroch Wall Painting