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New solo exhibition ‘Recall’ 18 May – 4 June

Hannah Raisin, Recall, digital video still, 2016

Hannah Raisin Recall, 2016

Pupils shrink and take in a foggy audience, the membrane cracks, the syrup congeals and I gag on a failing synthetic rainbow – then clapping. I wonder if Carolee’s audience applauded.

Raisin’s exhibition Recall employs sensation, memory, re-performance and document to reengage a moment. Based on a reimagining of Carolee Schneemann’s 1975 performance ‘Interior Scroll’, ‘Dear Carolee, love Cindy, Love Hannah’ was initially commissioned by Channels Festival for the 2013 Memory Screens program. Like routine glances in the review mirror, Recall presents a suite of fragmented memories and reflections from this experience.

Trocadero Art Space, Level 1, 119 Hopkins st, Footscray. Gallery hours Wed – Sat, 12 – 5pm,

Opening Celebration Wednesday 18 May 6-9pm.

Artist Talks Saturday 4 June from4pm.

Mobile Arts Residency

Hannah Raisin, Priscilla 2, digital photograph, 2013, photographer Will Heathcote

During 2013 and 2014 I spent 10 months on a mobile arts residency travelling through outback Australia and working on a cattle station. Over this period I produced a great deal of new creative material which I have been resolving into a number of bodies of works. I am excited about exhibiting these new creations, from Bovine inspired deities Vaulting on stockhorses at Murray Downs cattle station, to amphibious creatures climbing up waterfalls in the Kimberley. I was fortunate to receive the Australia council’s support for this project through the ArtStart and New Work grants.

The mobile residency included intensive new work development in remote areas and private properties, exhibitions in Brisbane, Alice Springs and Melbourne, Artsits Talks and forums, a studio residency in Alice Springs and collaborations with fellow participant Will Heathcote.

Over the residency I kept a blog oSee new works in development at

This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Australia  Council, its arts funding and advisory body


BACKFLIP: Feminism and Humour in Contemporary Art


I am thrilled to invite you to the opening of Backflip: Feminism and Humor in Contemporary Art a group exhibition I am part of at Margaret Lawrence Gallery, 40 Dodds Street, Southbank, opening this Friday 26th April 6-8pm. I would love to see you at the opening celebration otherwise the show runs 27th April until the 25th May with gallery hours are Tues- Sat 12-5pm.

As part of the exhibition I am also part of a panel called Acting Out with Linda Sproul and Nat & Ali happening Thursday 2nd May 6-8pm, if you are interested.

Exhibition details:

Curators: Vikki McInnes and Laura Castagnini

Featuring work by Australian and international artists, BACKFLIP: Feminism and Humour in Contemporary Art seeks to challenge the ongoing stereotype of feminism as dry, dull and humourless.

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