Andrew Hazewinkel makes photographs, sculpture, installations and moving images. He blends studio based practices, with photo archive and museum collections research. These fields of activity coalesce his interest in the connectedness between our bodies, the materiality of objects and the very human act of remembering. Often working with objects from the deep past his work questions how culturally charged objects (still connected with their pasts) relate with and shape our contemporary social dimension.
Drawing from diverse fields ranging from contemporary art history to theoretical archaeology, from memory studies to geology, from the developmental trajectory of human figurative sculpture to the social, religious and political forces that have deployed acts of iconoclasm as means of rewriting (or writing into) prevailing recordings of history, Hazewinkel’s creative practice channels the pulse of the past illuminating it’s potential as a contemporary, future shaping force.
Since 1999 Hazewinkel has exhibited photographic, sculptural and installation projects in Australia and further afield. This year he will present The Ongoing Remains (3 parts) a major new commission involving sculptural, photographic and moving image elements at the Art Gallery of New South Wales as part of The National 2019: new Australian art. Recent solo exhibitions include What the Sea Never Told, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery and Before The Age Of The Museum, Michael Bugelli Gallery Hobart 2018. In 2015 his sculptural field installation 12 figures (after Niccolò) studies in collective anxiety was presented at the 31st Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Art in Slovenia and he participated in Rèpètition at the Boghossian Foundation, Villa Empain Brussels.
Further selected solo exhibitions include Stone Authority Violence: Relating Bodies Materials Remembering Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West 2015. Fugitive Mirror: Working with the Marshall Collection British School at Rome 2010. Selected group exhibitions include The Archival Reflex Melbourne’s Living Museum of the West 2017. Freshwater Shepparton Art Museum 2016. Nature / Revelation Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne Now National Gallery of Victoria, The Piranesi Effect Ian Potter Museum of Art, New 14 Australian Centre For Contemporary Art, Speculative Everything FirstDraft Sydney 2014. On The Nature of Things Centre For Contemporary Photography 2012. The Ecologies Project Monash University Museum of Art 2008.
Hazewinkel has been the recipient of several international residencies and awards including an Australia Council for the Arts six month New York studio residency 2017. In 2014 he was awarded the inaugural Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens Contemporary Creative Residency. In 2006 he was awarded the Australia Council for the Arts Rome studio. In 2005 he received the prestigious Keith and Elizabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship. In 2015 he completed his PhD at Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney. In 2001 he completed his Masters of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne. He is an Honorary Research Fellow of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens.