Noel Hart

My work usually has something to do with nature. It’s what switches me on. Although I grew up in the city, and went to art school in the city, it was the countryside and the bush that I was drawn to. I went from the city to the land to live – to the forest to be exact, in the late 1980’s. This brought me into contact with other species – hundreds of other species. Snakes, epiphytes, insects, fungi, so many species of birds, rainforest trees, and marsupials. The energy of the forest and it’s geology was beckoning me to tap into it as a source of artistic inspiration. There was a lot to try and understand – why does the Satin Bowerbird create sculptures? Why do certain vines grow the way they do? Which are the prey species and which are the predators and how do they interact? What about the mushrooms that glow in the dark? Why the bright colours in parrot species? How did the boulders near the house get there? And how could I translate my fascination into art?



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Noel Hart Description

Noel Hart lives in the rainforested hinterland of Byron Shire in New South Wales, Australia. Inspired by his surroundings, he blurs the boundaries between conceptual abstract painting, avian art, and the contemporary studio glass movement with a narrative drawing on natural history, literature, and art culture.
His artwork is exhibited internationally, and held in collections in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work usually has something to do with nature.  It’s what switches me on.  Although I grew up in the city, and went to art school in the city, it was the countryside and the bush that I was drawn to.  I went from the city to the land to live – to the forest to be exact, in the late 1980’s. This brought me into contact with other species – hundreds of other species. Snakes, epiphytes, insects, fungi, so many species of birds, rainforest trees, and marsupials.  The energy of the forest and it’s geology was beckoning me to tap into it as a source of artistic inspiration.

There was a lot to try and understand – why does the Satin Bowerbird create sculptures?  Why do certain vines grow the way they do?  Which are the prey species and which are the predators and how do they interact? What about the mushrooms that glow in the dark? Why the bright colours in parrot species? How did the boulders near the house get there? And how could I translate my fascination into art?

The diversity of species also brought me to conclude that it would be satisfying to be creative across a broad spectrum of mediums.  Hence one day I’ll be painting, the next carving something with a chainsaw, and the next working with a team in a glassblowing studio nearby – but all somehow connected by the environment where I was spending most of my time.

Noel Hart Resumé

Solo Exhibitions

2017

"The Rewilding", Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, USA

"Noel Hart" -  Australische Glaskunst", Galerie Sikabonyi, Vienna, Austria

 2014    

Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, USA

Galerie Sikabonyi, Vienna, Austria

Lone Goat Gallery, Byron Bay, Australia

2012     

"Avian & Other Stories" - Jane Sauer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA

2010

‘Ornithology Abstracted’,  Jane Sauer Gallery, Santa Fe , NM, USA

‘The Call of The Wild’, Habatat Galleries, West Palm Beach, Fl, USA

2008    

‘Parrotesque’, Jane Sauer Gallery, Santa Fe , NM, USA

2007     

‘Parrotism’, Kirra Galleries, Melbourne

‘Parrotesque’, Harrison Galleries, Sydney

‘Parrotesque’,  COSA Gallery, London, UK

2006     

Psittaculture’, Tweed River Regional Art Gallery,  Murwillumbah, Australia

‘Australian Parrot Abstractions’ , Kirra Galleries, Melbourne

‘Parrotism’, PISMO, Denver, Co, USA

‘Parrotism’, COSA Gallery, London, UK

2005     

‘Psittaculture’  Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2004     

‘Recent Work’  Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, Florida

2003     

‘Psittaculture’  Compositions Gallery, San Francisco, USA

1991     

‘Bowerhaus Paintings’   Network, Byron Bay,  Australia

1990     

‘Bowerhaus Paintings’   Network, Byron Bay,  Australia

1987     

‘A Wide Angled View of A Wide Angled View’, Artery Gallery, Geelong, Australia

1983     

‘New Work’  Iceberg Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1978     

‘PhotoWorks’  Works Gallery, Geelong, Australia

 

Group and other Exhibitions

2018

The Other Art Fair - Sydney, Australia

2017

SOFA Chicago -  Bender Gallery, Asheville, NC. USA

Vienna Art Fair -  Gallery Sikabonyi, Vienna, Austria

Sarasota Glass Weekend - Gallery Sikabonyi - Sarasota, Florida, USA

The Heirloom Makers - QDOS Gallery, Lorne, Victoria, Australia

LA Art Show - Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, USA

2016

LA Art Show - Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, USA

Sarasota Glass Weekend - Gallery Sikabonyi, Sarasota, Florida,  USA

Houston Art Fair - Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, USA

SOFA Chicago - with Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, USA

Rainforest to Reef - Kirra Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

2015     

"Expressions of Light" - Gallery 511 Fine Art, Key West Florida, USA

Palm Springs Art Fair - with Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, USA

"Fired: Glass" - Arvada Centre, Arvada Co., USA

SOFA Chicago - Chicago, Il., USA - with Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, USA

2014     

Art Palm Beach, with Tansey Contemporary, Florida, USA

WIKAM Artfair 2014 - with Galerie Sikabonyi, Vienna, Austria

"Biodiveresity and Human Impact on the Environment" - Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

2013     

Art Palm Beach, with Jane Sauer Gallery, Florida, USA

WIKAM Art Fair with Galerie Sikabonyi, Vienna, Austria

Distant Visions II - Duncan McClellan Gallery, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

SOFA Chicago, with Jane Sauer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. USA

Art & Antiques, Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria

"Small Scale Big Ideas" - Tansey Contemporary, Sante Fe, NM, USA

2012    

Art Palm Beach -  Jane Sauer Gallery, Florida USA

Melbourne Sculpture Prize 2012 Finalist - Royal Exhibition Hall, Melbourne, Australia

Director's Choice -  Kirra Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

WIKAM Art Fair 2012 - Galerie Sikabonyi, Vienna, Austria

SOFA CHICAGO - Jane Sauer Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair - Retrospect Galleries, Byron Bay, Australia

Korean International Art Fair - Retrospect Galleries, Byron Bay, Australia

Art Toronto - Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2011     

Animal Instincts, Glass Artists Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Carnivale of the Dead, Mullumbimby Civic Centre, NSW, Australia

Art London, with COSA / George Babbington Fine Art, London, UK

Artfelt Art Prize, Northern Rivers Community Art Gallery, Ballina, NSW, Australia

The Light and The Dark, Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby, NSW, Australia

Sculpture in the Paddock, Bangalow, NSW, Australia

SOFA West, Santa Fe, with Jane Sauer Gallery

Glass Now, Mary Childs Studio Arts, Great Barrington, Ma. USA

Dusseldorf Art Fair, represented by Galerie Sikabonyi, 

WIKAM 2011 Art Fair, with Galerie Sikabonyi, Vienna, Austria

Walk on the Wild Side, Harrison Galleries, Sydney

Wheaton Arts GlassWeekend , with Jane Sauer Gallery, Millville, New Jersey, USA

2010     

28th Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, West Palm Beach 

SOFA Chicago,  with Jane Sauer Gallery

Kunst & Antiquitätenmesse, with Galerie Sikabonyi,  Vienna, Austria

Crossfire 2, Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, Australia

SOFA New York,  with Jane Sauer Gallery

Artscape Sculpture Biennial, Byron Bay, Australia

WIKAM 2010 Art Fair, with Galerie Sikabonyi, Vienna, Austria

2009     

Caldera Art, The Centre, Beaudesert, Australia

27th Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, West Palm Beach

Day of the Dead , Retrospect Galleries, Byron Bay

Kunst & Antiquitätenmesse, with Encore! Encore!, Vienna, Austria

Art in the Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Palm Beach 3,  with Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL, USA

Sculpture 2009, Harrison Galleries, Sydney

Glass Artists, Kingfisher Gallery, Perth

SOFA New York,  with Jane Sauer Gallery

SOFA West, Santa Fe,  with Jane Sauer Gallery

SOFA Chicago,  with Jane Sauer Gallery

S,M,L,XL , Waywood Gallery , Byron Bay, Australia

Art of Abstraction, Mullumbimby Civic Centre. Australia

2008     

26th Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton

FLUX, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe

SOFA Chicago with Jane Sauer Gallery

Sculpture 2008, Harrison Galleries, Sydney

Palm Beach 3,  with Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL.

SOFA New York,  with Jane Sauer Gallery

Glass Concepts, Lehigh University Art Gallery, Bethlehem, PA, USA

London Art Fair,  with COSA Gallery, London

The Vessel Explored ‘08, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton

2007     

25th Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton

Palm Beach 3,  with Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton

The Vessel Explored, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton

London Art Fair,  with COSA Gallery, London

Let Them Roam, Harrison Galleries, Sydney

Form Art Fair, with COSA Gallery, London

SOFA Chicago with Kirra Galleries

KIAF- Seoul, Korea, with Gaffer Studio Glass, Hong Kong

Mastery, Arthouse Singapore, with Gaffer Studio Glass, Hong Kong

2006     

24th Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton

COLLECT, V+A Museum, with COSA Gallery, London

London Art Fair,  with COSA Gallery, London

34nd Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak,  Michigan, USA

Mastery, Gaffer Studio Glass, Hong Kong

SOFA Chicago with Kirra Galleries

Australian Glass 2006, Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Singapore Art Fair, with Gaffer Studio Glass, Hong Kong

Art London, with COSA Gallery, London

2005     

23rd Annual International Glass Invitational , Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton

SOFA Chicago with Kirra Galleries

Two Cubes, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

COLLECT, V+A Museum, with COSA Gallery, London

Contemporary Australian Glass. Gaffer Studio Glass,  The Art  House, Singapore

Contemporary Glass 2005, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton

33nd Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak,  Michigan, USA

Olympia Art Fair, with COSA Gallery, London

ArtsCape, Cape Byron, Byron Bay, Australia

2004     

32nd Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA

Contemporary Glass 2004, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton

COLLECT, V+A Museum, with COSA Gallery, London

One Earth, One Human, One Bird -  Gaffer Studio Glass, Hong Kong

New Work – Kirra Galleries, Melbourne

1000 degrees Gallery, Avalon Beach, Sydney

SOFA Chicago with Kirra Galleries

International Glass 2004, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton

2003     

SOFA Chicago with Habatat Galleries Boca Raton

31st Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak,  Michigan, USA

International Glass 2003, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Blown - Kirra , Melbourne , Australia

International Glass Collectors Exhibition - Global Art, Seattle, U.S.A

2002     

S.O.F.A. Chicago with Compositions Gallery, San Francisco,

Emerging Artists, Marta Hewett Gallery, Louisville , Kentucky, USA

30th Annual International Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak,  Mi, USA

Skin, The Art Company of Australia. Ocean Grove, Australia

Talls, Waywood Gallery, Byron Bay, Australia

Encased, Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby, Australia

2001     

Qdos, Lorne, Australia

International Glass, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

1996     

Byron Regional Art Gallery, Byron Bay, Australia

Mullumbimby Art Gallery,  Mullumbimby, Australia

Artworks,  Brisbane, Australia

1995     

Wilsons Creek Sculpture Garden,  Wilsons Creek, Australia

1994     

Epicentre Art Gallery,  Byron Bay, Australia

1993     

Mullumbimby Art Gallery,  Mullumbimby, Australia

Cape Gallery,  Byron Bay, Australia

Byron Regional Art Gallery, Byron Bay, Australia

Lismore Regional Art Gallery, Lismore, Australia

1992     

Gold Coast City Art Gallery,  Gold Coast, Australia

Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, Australia

1991     

Bond University Art Gallery, Gold Coast, Australia

Kinsellas,  Sydney, Australia

1989     

Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah, Australia

Artery, Geelong, Australia

1988     

Qdos, Lorne, Australia

Artery, Geelong, Australia

1987     

Deakin University,  Geelong, Australia

1985     

Sculpture ‘85,   Melbourne, Australia

Maakom Foundation,  Amsterdam

1983     

Iceberg Gallery ,  Melbourne, Australia

1980     

Gallery of Silence, New York

1978      Works Gallery, Geelong,  Australia

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