Sophie Gannon Gallery picks up Nathan Hawkes

With the AGNSW acquiring two of Hawkes’ recent works, the artist continues on an upward trajectory.

Words: Maddy Matheson

Sophie Gannon Gallery in Melbourne has announced representation of artist Nathan Hawkes. He is also represented by Sydney gallery Chalk Horse. Hawkes is best known for his large-scale drawings that emulate the tumultuous goings on of daily life, straddling chaos and bliss, tension and dreaming.

The Art Gallery of New South Wales has recently acquired two of Hawkes’ drawings with funds provided by the Contemporary Collection Benefactors 2021. The two works acquired were they hear the wind tell of the burned off fields but they are no children no one carries them anymore, 2020, and it is here in a worn down province, 2020, the latter exhibited in Real Worlds: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2020.

Hawkes has previously been a finalist in the Ramsay Art Prize in 2019 and was awarded the Australia Council for the Arts Development Grant in 2016 – 2017. His first solo exhibition with Sophie Gannon Gallery is slated for 2022.

Image: Nathan Hawkes, they hear the wind tell of the burned off fields but they are no children no one carries them anymore, 2020. Courtesy: the artist, Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne and Chalk Horse, Sydney. Photo: Jek Maurer.

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