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.
completed 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).
held solo exhibitions in Australia and internationally; amongst
other, House of Dandelion & Lohr (outperformance) at Hugo Michel
Gallery, Adelaide; Argyle Dreaming (1863), a Blackart project in
Sydney; Dada-Roman (4711), at Caves in Melbourne and a collaborative
exhibition Zilverster with Sharon Goodwin at Sarah Scout Presents
in Melbourne. Other recent solo shows have included Long Live Jezebelusa
(The overseer & the divide) and Lace Monitor (Victoria Everglades)
at Ryan Renshaw 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; Like Mike (Neon Parc), Sedition
(Bus Projects), The Parlour # 2 in Brooklyn, New York 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.
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'.
Hanenbergh is represented by Neon
(Goodwin & Hanenbergh), is represented by Sarah
Scout Presents Melbourne