Andrew Hazewinkel makes photographs, sculpture, installations and moving images. In doing so he blends practical studio-based activities, photo-archive based research, museum collection engagement and theoretical undertakings as a means of examining the complex, at times hidden, socio-political relationships between contemporary culture and ancient objects, stories and archetypes.
He draws upon a range of subjects extending from art history, geology, archaeology and sociology to memory studies, as a means of revealing the interplay between memory, materials and the body.
Often working with, or in direct relation to, ancient figurative sculpture, significant work to date has focussed on what he calls the ‘break sites’ found in damaged bodies of antiquity, where as he describes ‘we experience a commingling of the human temporal index and the geological temporal index’.
The artworks he makes through this sustained investigation aim to shed light on the personal and collective social experiences that link the contemporary realm with the material culture, enduring stories and archetypes of the deep past.
Since 2000 Andrew has exhibited photographic, sculptural and installation projects in Australia and internationally. This year he has presented two solo exhibitions, What the Sea Never Told, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery and Before The Age Of The Museum, Michael Bugelli Gallery Hobart.
In 2015 his large sculptural field installation 12 Figures (after Niccolò) Studies In Collective Anxiety was presented in Over You / You - the 31st Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Art, Slovenia, and his solo exhibition Stone Authority Violence: Relating Bodies Materials Remembering was presented at Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West.
Other solo exhibitions include Transparency, WestSpace, Melbourne, 2012 and Fugitive Mirror: Working with the Marshall Collection the British School at Rome, 2010.
Selected group exhibitions include: 2017, The Archival Reflex, Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West; Freshwater, Shepparton Art Museum. 2016, Rèpètition, Boghossian Foundation, Villa Empain, Brussels. 2015, Nature / Revelation, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne. 2014, Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; The Piranesi Effect, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne; New 14, Australian Centre For Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Speculative Everything, FirstDraft, Sydney. 2012, CCP Declares: On The Nature of Things, Centre For Contemporary Photography, Melbourne. 2008, The Ecologies Project, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne.