Words: Charlotte Middleton
From 14 May until 17 July 2022, 25 of Australia’s most promising emerging artists will take over Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) for its 31st edition of Hatched: National Graduate Show. The highly anticipated event is the only exhibition in the country that offers a national overview of the zeitgeist being set by Australia’s most promising tertiary art school graduates, who will fill its galleries with their most impressive works to date.
“With every year, Hatched continues to push the boundaries of emerging arts practice, showing the depth of talent and diversity from its artistic cohort,” said Hatched Curatorial Fellow Miranda Johnson.
“From questions of digital identity and data theft to works made from rendered fish and chip shop fat, the artists included in Hatched 2022 take bold and surprising approaches to their work, thematically and materially. In doing so, they tackle the big questions we are currently facing as a society and respond to the upheavals of our time with humour, grace, and unflinching bravery.”
The Hatched 2022 artists are: Susie Althorp (SA), Nazerul Ben-Dzulkefli (WA), Emma Bingham (TAS), Zeth Cameron (VIC), Lauren Downton (SA), Shaye Duong (SA), Remy Faint (NSW), Georgia Gregory (WA), Erin Hallyburton (VIC), Kate Hocking (VIC), Morgan Hogg (NSW), Sasha Hunt (NSW), Tyler Krelle (QLD), Kyra Mancktelow (QLD), A Maree (NT), Isabel Margot (SA), Ilona McGuire (WA), Jacquie Meng (ACT), Liv Moriarty (VIC), Alanna Paxton (VIC), Dylan Perlowski (NSW), Dylan Sarra (QLD), Zoe Sydney (WA), Chloe Tizzard (VIC), Phoebe Willis (NSW).
Each year, PICA works with a panel of industry leaders who undertake the difficult task of assessing applications and making the final selection of Hatched artists. This year’s panel, who reviewed 61 nominations, consisted of Rohin Kickett (artist, Perth), Pilar Mata Dupont, (artist, Rotterdam), Llewellyn Milhouse (Exhibition Production Designer, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane), and Talia Smith (artist and curator, Sydney).
A dynamic range of mediums and practices will be showcased in Hatched 2022 with installation, digital art, and hand-crafted ceramic and textile works taking the forefront this year. Australia’s cultural diversity is also very much reflected, with artists referencing Singaporean, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Cook Islander culture. First Nations culture is also strongly represented in this year’s cohort, with significant installations by Ngugi and Nunukul woman Kyra Mancktelow and Noongar artist Ilona McGuire.
In 2022, PICA celebrates 31 years of supporting emerging artists at the critical post-art school juncture. Since establishing Hatched in 1992, PICA has witnessed many of its emerging makers go on to establish themselves as leading artists with enduring practices.
This year also marks 13 years since the inauguration of the Schenberg Art Fellowship, presented in partnership with the University of Western Australia to outstanding Hatched artists. In 2022 and for the first time in Hatched history, the $50,000 award will be split into three separate awards of $35,000, $10,000, and $5,000, allowing more talented artists the opportunity to advance their practices through this vital financial support.
Hatched is generously supported by its ART1000 donors and Major Exhibitions Partner the Minderoo Foundation. In addition to exhibition support, the Minderoo partnership has enabled the creation of a three-year Hatched Curatorial Fellowship currently held by inaugural Hatched Curatorial Fellow, Miranda Johnson.
Hatched: National Graduate Show 2022 will take place from 14 May–17 July 2022 at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), 51 James Street, Perth. Entry is free. For more information visit pica.org.au.
This article was posted 28 February 2022.
Image: Ilona McGuire, ‘Smoothing The Pillow’ (detail), 2021. Photo: Bo Wong.
Thumbnail image: Chloe Tizzard, ‘Orifice of Delphi’ (detail), 2021.