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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.

New exhibition ‘Soak’ 12 August – 6 September


My new solo exhibition Soak opens Saturday 15 August 3 – 5 pm at MARS, 7 James St Windsor.

I am thrilled to be showing work developed in the Kimberly and Central Australia while on a mobile arts residency with Will Heathcote. I’d love to see you at the opening, otherwise the gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm or by appointment.

The works in the exhibition were made possible with the generous support of the Australia Council for the Arts New work and Art Start Grants.

Upcoming Exhibition ‘Mouthfeel’


Hannah Raisin, Rose Garden, video still, 2008

This June I am delighted to be part of a group exhibition Mouthfeel in Sydney at Brenda May Gallery. The exhibition  is currently featured in a short article on Art Scene TV.

The exhibition is also traveling to Queensland University of Technology in November 2015 before heading up to beautiful Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, in Darwin 9 April – 7 May 2016

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


Seventh Skin Exhibition 18 June – 2 August 2014

Seventh Skin Invitation - Hatch Contemporary Arts Space(1)-1Image Credit: Christian Thompson, The Devil Made Him Do It (detail), 2011 C-type Print, 100 x 100cm, Banyule Art Collection

I am thrilled to be part of Seventh Skin at Hatch Contemporary Arts Space, 14 Ivanhoe Parade, Ivanhoe, VIC 3079. The exhibition will be formally opened on the 26th June by the Mayor of Banyule Councillor Craig Langdon and Associate Professor Robert Nelson from Monash University,  I would love to see you there.


Exhibition Details

Seventh Skin

18 June – 2 August 2014

Curated by Claire WATSON

Hatch Contemporary Arts Space

14 Ivanhoe Pde, Ivanhoe, VIC

Tuesday to Saturday, 10am–5pm


Featuring works by Roseanne BARTLEY, Pat BRASSINGTON, Eric BRIDGEMAN, Lyndell BROWN/Charles GREEN, Jazmina CININAS, Cate CONSANDINE, Troy EMERY, Shaun GLADWELL, Rona GREEN, Clare HUMPHRIES, Kate JAMES, Yuri KAWANABE, Deborah KLEIN, Claire McARDLE, Deborah PAAUWE, Polixeni PAPAPETROU, Hannah RAISIN, Tania SMITH, Jacqui STOCKDALE, Hiromi TANGO, Christian THOMPSON, Anne ZAHALKA

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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Pink Lakes- Opening Friday 5th April


My exhibition Pink Lakes, opening this Friday 5th April 6-8pm at Rae & Bennett Gallery (475 Brunswick St, North Fitzroy). I would love to see you there or if you find the time and feel inclined come see the show another time.

The show runs until the 3rd of May and can be viewed during gallery hours (Tues to Fri 10am -5pm), however looks best at night from the street!