Gabriella is an artist and writer working predominantly with moving image, performance and the garden as a site of critical care.
Gabriella Hirst (she/her) is an associate lecturer in Media Studies with the RCA School of Architecture. She holds an MFA in Fine Art Media from the Slade (UCL) and is a graduate of COFA and the IUAV in Venice. Gabriella’s projects have been exhibited internationally, with recent and upcoming works taking place at the CCA in Vilnius, ACMI in Melbourne, the AGNSW in Sydney and the Estuary Festival UK. She is the recipient of the 2020 ACMI/Ian Potter Moving Image Commission. Hirst grew up on unceded Gadigal land (also called Sydney, Australia).
School, Centre or Area
Gabriella works primarily with moving image, performance, and with the garden as a site of critique and care. Her practice and research explore connections between various manifestations of capture and control – spanning plant taxonomies, landscape painting, art conservation and nuclear history.
Ian Potter/ACMI Moving Image Commission, 2020.
Arts Council England Project Grant for 'How To Make A Bomb' with The Old Waterworks, Southend on Sea, 2019
John Crampton Scholar, 2016-18
A Scholarship funding full postgraduate research at the Slade, UCL.
Ivan Juritz Prize Shortlist, 2018
The Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship 2013-14
Sidney Power Institute Cite Internationale des Arts Residency Prize, 2013
Publications, exhibitions and other outcomes
(2021) Estuary Festival. Essex, UK.
(2020) Darling Darling ACMI, Naarm/Melbourne. Australia.
(2020) Splitting the Atom CAC/SMAK Vilnius, Lithuania. Curated by Ele Carpenter and Virginija Januškevičiūtė.
(2019) On Doubling & Transformation, London Contemporary Music Festival, Ambika P3, London.