born 1984
lives works Hobart
 

Eloise Kirks practice oscillates between methodology and subject, drawing on the surreal nature of assemblage and collage and testing the boundaries between the romantic and the strange. Kirk draws on the relationship between antiquated art forms and the subject of landscape, geology and alchemy, forging connections between discarded images, fetishising and fictionalising landscapes, proliferating a tangled narrative and the colonisation of images and objects.

Kirk composes fragmented, and mysterious objects that are both connected to and displaced from their original context, sensitive to the idea that thought will embrace a geographical space in such a way that, regardless if it is real or fictional, this space becomes a product of human thought.

 

Education

2012 Certificate in Taxidermy and Animal Artistry
2011-12 Masters of Visual Art, Sydney College of the Arts
2007-10 BVA (hons), Sydney College of the Arts
2009 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (Canada), exchange program
 
 

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Darklings, Colville Gallery, Hobart
The Backs of Giants, Gallery Smith, Melbourne
Contemporary Arts Tasmania, Project Space, Hobart
2015 Beyond the Pale, Gallery 9, Sydney
Smoke Follows Beauty, Bus Projects, Melbourne
4000 Miles, 146 Art Space (Arts Tasmania), Hobart
White Limbo, Chasm Gallery, New York
2014 Quake/Matter, Gallery 9, Sydney
2013 The Deepest Cave on Earth, Artereal Gallery Project Space, Sydney
2011 Outopia, PSH Gallery, Rozelle
2010 Untitled, Mori Gallery, Darlington
 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Hutchins Australian Contemporary Art Prize, Hobart
Annual Artists Show, Colville Gallery, Hobart
2017 Annual Artists Show Coville Gallery, Hobart
2016 Every Mirror on Earth, Constance Gallery, Hobart
Safari Arts Festival, Sydney
Grace Cossington Smith Art Award Finalist
2015 The Young Moderns, Colville Gallery, Hobart
Macquarie Group Collections “New Acquisitions” exhibition
Forever is an Optimistiv View, Archive Space, Sydney
Island Salon, Underbelly Arts Festival, Sydney
Annual Artists Show Coville Gallery, Hobart
2014 Participating Artist for Performance Month, Art Space, Sydney
Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Art Centre
Do Your Thing, Farr St Studios, Sydney
Milksop, Blindside Gallery. Melbourne
Annual Artists Show, Coville Gallery, Hobart
2013 Sharp Hot Stink, Constance Gallery, Hobart
Milksop, Christchurch University Gallery, New Zealand
Breathing Space, MOP Gallery, Sydney
2012 Love, Loss, Longing (Sydney Fringe Festival), Gaffa Gallery,Sydney 
CroniesRoslyn Oxley, Sydney
2011 As it Stands, Papermill Gallery, Sydney
Take CareKudos Gallery, Sydney
2010 Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize, Chrissie Cottier Gallery, Sydney
SCA Showcase, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour
2008 NTAP, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney
 

Awards, Residencies And Publications

2018 Hutchins Australian Contemporary Art Prize, Hobart
2016 Queenstown Residency, (Queenstown Arts Festival, Tasmania)
Highly Commended Brighton Jetty Sculpture Prize
Finalist Bruny Island Art Prize
2015 Tasmanian Regional Arts Grant
Nominated for the Maquarie Bank Emerging Artist award
Works Acquired for the Macquarie Group Collection 
Regional Arts Tasmania Grant
John Fries Emerging Art Award, Finalist
Copyright Agency Career Fund Grant
Contemporary Art Tasmania Studio Residency
2014 Selected for the Fishers Ghost Art Award
Artist in Residence at the Tasmanian School of Art 
Bay of Fires Art Prize, (Highly Commended)
Recipient of the Art Gallery of NSW Cite de Internationale Residency, Paris
Recipient of an Australia Council ArtStart Grant
2013 Runway Magazine Contributor for ‘Prototype’ Sydney/Berlin
Publication for Breathing Space (essay by Victoria Curruthers) 
Recipient of the Frazer Studio Residency (Brand X)
2011 Australian Postgraduate Award
2010 Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize, (Highly commended)
2009 Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Exchange Scholarship