Hannah Bertram - Victoria
Hannah practice investigates the ambiguity of value, the transformation of worthless materials and the passing of time.
Throughout her practice the complex position of ornament - that simultaneously adds value and is functionally superfluous - is used to transform banal materials into temporary installations. By combining decorative motifs with worthless materials, these works offer an alternative experience of preciousness in which value is found not in the perpetuity and richness of ornamented objects, but within subtlety of transient experience.
Amongst the numerous commissions and exhibitions that Hannah has contributed to, she has also received the Incinerator Gallery Environmental Art Award, 2012, and John Fries Memorial Prize, 2010.