HANNAH BERTRAM completed a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2003 and a Masters of Fine Art in 2005 at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. She is currently a PhD candidate at Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. The primary medium for her temporary decorative installations is dust, but her practice also includes site-responsive installations, drawing, video, performance and spoken word.
During her ten years as a professional visual artist, her works have been exhibited throughout Australia and Internationally. Her ephemeral installations have been displayed in ARI’s, commercial galleries, university galleries, public space, and contemporary art museums including most recently her site-specific work ‘Phoenix in Ruins’ at Palais de Tokyo, Paris. She has been awarded several prizes and in 2015 was shortlisted for the Prudential Eye Award for Best Emerging Installation Artists in Asia. Bertram has also participated in many artist-in-residencies programs, such as the Australia Council. Skills and Art Development – Green St studio New York.
In addition to her art career she is an experienced teacher. This began as an in-house trainer in the corporate sector at Members Equity Bank, then over the past five years has extended to part-time Lecturing position in the Bachelor of Visual Arts at The Gordon Institute of TAFE and later as a sessional lecture in the Creative Arts degrees at Deakin University. Several of her artist-in-residence projects have included working with members of the community or students, to collaborate creatively on the development of new work.