The Art of Patrick Hall

Patrick HallThe Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is proud to present the first survey exhibition of works by Tasmanian artist and furniture maker Patrick Hall, which opens today.

Things I Once Knew: The Art of Patrick Hall represents the development of Hall’s artistic practice from the mid-1980s to the present day, and is a great opportunity to bring this exciting and original Tasmanian artist to the attention and enjoyment of a broader audience.

Hall studied printmaking and furniture design at the Tasmanian School of Art in the early 1980s, and has exhibited in a number of group and solo exhibitions in Tasmania, interstate and internationally.

In 2001, his Of Lost Things cabinet was the first non-American work to feature on the cover of the prestigious SOFA (Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art) catalogue in the USA.

Hall has been commissioned to produce a number of public art installations throughout Hobart, including the much-loved Mall Animals in 2005 and most recently the interactive Tree sculpture at the Sustainability Learning Centre in 2014.

His largest work, When My Heart Stops Beating, was commissioned for the opening of the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in 2011, and is on display at TMAG as part of the exhibition alongside 30 cabinets and other works, many from private lenders.

An interactive zone incorporating TMAG’s unique art and museum carts, created by Hall, plus a specially-designed art trail will ensure visitors of all ages can actively engage with the exhibition.

Things I Once Knew: The Art of Patrick Hall is presented as part of the Tasmanian International Arts Festival and is on show at TMAG from 20 March until 30 August 2015.

A special artist talk will be presented as part of the festival at 11:00 am on Saturday 21 March at TMAG.

This exhibition is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. An exhibition catalogue, supported by the Gordon Darling Foundation has been published to accompany the exhibition.

Image details:
Patrick Hall, When They Lay Me Down, 2013