I acknowledge the peoples of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which I live and work. I pay my respects to their Elders, past and present – and recognise their ongoing resilience, creativity and care for Country.

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Selected Projects

-> In a restless world like this is
22 June - 07 September 2024

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
7 Prospect Hill Dr, Bundoora VIC 3083

Anni Hagberg, Katie Paine, Katrin Koenning, Leonie Brialey, Siri Hayes. Curated by Chantelle Mitchell & Jaxon Waterhouse

In a restless world like this is emerges in response to two works held in the City of Darebin collection; Siri Hayes’ large-scale photographs, Lyric Theatre at Merri Creek and Crossing the Merri (both 2003). Inviting responses from Anni Hagberg, Katie Paine, Katrin Koenning and Leonie Brialey, this exhibition reverberates outwards from its sources—the Merri Creek as a physical space, but also the Merri Creek as presented within Hayes’ works—to consider what might reside in the generative spaces within and between worlds.

Photography by Michael Pham.
-> Pit Projects: Thistle Chair
Collaboration with Michael Gittings

Thistle Chair is a large sculptural couch constructed from stainless steel and upholstered in the pappus-clad seeding flowers of the Artichoke Thistle. The work is driven by an interest in the brittle and inhospitable fur-like materiality of the matured thistles as well as the play between utility and complete uselessness in furniture as pure sculpture.

Photography by Michael Pham, image courtesy Pit Projects.

-> Water under a bridge
22 September - 14 October 2023

The Nicholas Building, Room 5, Level 8
37 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Water under a bridge is an installation, an exhibition and a process sprawling across two locations. Part one continues to be  relentlessly submerged and revealed by the tidal shifts of the Maribyrnong River, and part two evolved in the gallery space throughout the exhibition period. 

Photography by Michael Pham.
-> Trace Encounters
23 March - 30 April 2022

Manningham Art Gallery
687 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster, VIC 3108

Trace Encounters was presented at Manningham Art Gallery alongside Rhys Cousins’ exhibition Shallow: Nooks, Crannies, and Crevices. The two solo exhibitions were presented together across the two gallery spaces.

Product photography by Janelle Low. Install photography by Charlie Kinross, courtesy Manningham Art Gallery.
-> Improper Structures
9 - 27 March 2022

Creo Gallery
34 Cremorne St, Cremorne, VIC 3121

Anni Hagberg, Anthea Kemp & Hannah Gartside, Caro Pattle, Liam Fleming, Makiko Ryujin, Michael Gittings, Thomas Lentini. Curated by Eliza Tiernan & Josephine Briginshaw

Improper Structures revisits everyday objects within our interior spaces. Eight contemporary makers working across ceramic, textile, furniture and glass disciplines eschew notions of pure functionality to engender connection, play, intimacy, comfort and reward. Works illustrate a fluidity between artistic expression and domestic life; material mutations, simple pleasures, hybrid forms, and narrative disruptions rule our domain.

Photography by Sean Fennessy

-> Neon Parc: Anni Hagberg
16 - 19 December 2020

Neon Parc City
1/53 Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Product photography by Janelle Low. Install photography courtesy Neon Parc.

-> Fresh!
1 February - 8 March 2023

Craft Victoria
Watson Pl, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Nikolina Brown, Casey Chong, Heather Daniel, Ellie Godworth, Edwina Green, Anni Hagberg, Anke Kindle, Alice Ramsden, Gaia Maria Walicka and Duncan Young. 

Curated by Eliza Tiernan with the support of external selection panel comprising Adam Markowitz, Adriane Hayward, Louise Meuwissen, Yu Fang Chi, and Zhu Ohmu.

Presented annually since 1993, Fresh! showcases the energy, skill and innovation of some of the best graduating students from craft, design and fine art disciplines throughout the state.

Product photography by Janelle Low. Install  photography by Michael Pham, courtesy Craft Victoria.