Hanenbergh's practice deals with concerns of disciplined immaterial
sensibilities within (marginalized) Romantic, Visionary and Fantastic
art genres. She uses various media including drawing, painting, sculpture
and print media.
a Master of Fine Arts by Research at the Victorian College of the
Arts (The University of Melbourne) in 2010. She holds as well a
BFA (Hons) in Painting and Sculpture from The Academy of Fine Arts
Minerva (1988, The Netherlands), a BFA (Hons) in Printmaking, from
The Athens School of Fine Arts (1995, Greece) followed by 2 year
Postgraduate Research at the same academy. Additionally she completed
a Post Graduate Program at The Royal College of Art (1992, London).
Intermittently over the last 25 years, she has spent considerable
time on artist residencies & for the purpose of exhibitions,
in various locations across Europe, Asia (Japan and Thailand) and
the USA (NYC). Hanenbergh teaches Master of Contemporary Art at
the VCA, University of Melbourne.
She has held
solo exhibitions in Australia and internationally; amongst other
'Libertine, Celestine', at Neon Parc, 'House of Dandelion &
Lohr (outperformance)' at Hugo Michel Gallery, Adelaide; 'Argyle
Dreaming (1863)', a Black art project in Sydney; 'Dada-Roman (4711)',
at Caves in Melbourne and collaborative exhibitions as Zilverster
with Sharon Goodwin, at Sarah Scout Presents in Melbourne and in
'Lurid Beauty' at the National Gallery of Victoria. Zilverster is
currently showing in 'All the better to see you with (Fairy Tales
transformed' at the Potter Museum of Art in Melbourne, 2017.
Other recent solo shows have included 'Long Live Jezebelusa (The
overseer & the divide)' and 'Lace Monitor (Victoria Everglades)'
at Ryan Renshaw Gallery in Brisbane; Periwinkle Flower for the Beggar'
and 'Laudanum & De Breeder' at Neon Parc in Melbourne.
Over the last
few years Irene has contributed to a number of notable group projects/exhibitions
such as 'Lubok 11', a collaboration between Lubok Verlag (Leipzig)
and PrintRoom (Rotterdam) presented at Museum Boymans Beuningen
in Rotterdam; 'Misshaped Head' and 'Like Mike' (Neon Parc), 'Sedition'
(Bus Projects), 'The Parlour # 2' in Brooklyn, NY and previously
in shows such as 'Athens Pride', The Breeder Gallery, Athens; 'New
Psychedelia', QU Museum, Queensland; 'Show You My World', Gitte
Weise Gallery, Berlin, amongst other.
work is held in public and private collections in the Asia-Pacific
(Australia, Japan, New Zealand), Europe and the United States; including
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), QU Museum (QLD), The Museum
of Old and New Art (Tasmania), Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
(Victoria), Artbank Australia (NSW), ABSOLUT European Collection
(Stockholm, Sweden), Centre for Contemporary Art (The Netherlands),
Collection ASKT (Athens, Greece) and Rabobank (The Netherlands).
Irene was twice named as one of 'Australia's 50 Most Collectible
Artists' by Australian Art Collector.
'Zilverster is an ongoing collaborative project between Sharon Goodwin
and Irene Hanenbergh, Melbourne-based artists who have garnered
strong individual reputations for their imaginative, elaborate and
meticulously rendered expanded drawing and painting practices. What
began in 2010 as a problem solving exercise - with one artist offering
problematic, unfinished works to the other for advice on resolution
- has evolved into a rich shared practice that continues to extend
the discursive as well as process potentialities of each artist.
While there are many shared interests and concerns between the two
artists - (art) history, fantasy, cult iconography, alchemy, supernatural
phenomena to name a few - each operates from a distinct temporal
and imaginative framework: Goodwin's contributions are embedded
in a medieval, Gothic context while Hanenbergh's derive from a European
Romantic sensibility. Zilverster's practice continues to develop
out from an original series of beautiful, fantastical drawings that
remain compelling in their strangeness'
is represented by Neon Parc www.neonparc.com.au
Zilverster (Goodwin & Hanenbergh) is represented by Sarah Scout