Senses of belonging and detachment, to creatures & objects, emotion & memory, are elements central to Maria Hildrick’s practice. Through referencing imagery of her own history these themes are explored and applied.
Work is derived predominantly from photographs, some taken by the artist and others being childhood family photos. These seemingly insignificant, off the cuff images come to carry significance not only to the artist, but to the subject matter that is viewed through them.
This process parallels the way in which we constantly refer back to our own childhood experiences, consciously or not, in order to navigate our responses to the world around us.
Maria Hildrick graduated from the National College of Art & Design, Dublin, in 2006 receiving a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art, Painting. Her work is represented in the college’s own collection and in the State Collection of the Office of Public Works, Ireland. Maria’s work is also in corporate collections in Dublin as well as private collections in Ireland, UK and Australia. She now lives and works in Perth, Australia.
BA Honours, Fine Art, Painting.
Art NCVA level 2, 9 Distinctions.
3D drawings produced for the 2011 Museums Australia confrence
Group show with Claire Bushby, Claire Canham and William Wrenham.
Artist talk and presentation.
First Australian solo show.
First solo show ran for one month at One Gallery.
Summer group exhibition.
Christmas group show.
Winter group exhibition.
New Irish Painting, group show.
Sofa so Good, group show.
- State Collection, Office of Public Works, Ireland.
- National College of Art & Design, Dublin.
- Barrett Business Communications, Dublin.
- R&H Hall, Dublin.
- One Gallery, Dublin.
Interview by Claire Bushby
Interview by artsource - the Artists Foundation of WA.
Interview and paintings in Gambit issue of Australian arts magazine dot dot.
Paintings featured in Jukebox issue of Australian arts magazine dot dot dash.
Exhibition catalogue with essays by Robert Armstrong and Marianne O'Kane.