Gail Harradine (AU)
Image: Gail Harradine & Belinda Eckermann, 1. from the series, Mali marrng Mallee Sky, 2021. Courtesy the artists.
Born 1966, Dimboola, Australia
Lives and works Melbourne, Australia
Born in Dimboola, First Peoples visual artist, curator and teacher, Gail Harradine has long made reference to the Wimmera and Grampians/Gariwerd region within her work and has been involved in numerous exhibitions throughout Australia. She practices across painting, printmaking, silver-smithing and employs photography as a conceptual tool within her work. Harradine is Curatorial Manager with the Koorie Heritage Trust, Melbourne and has also worked with the National Museum of Australia showcasing Indigenous art. She has an enduring interest in supporting other South Eastern Australian Aboriginal artists in promotion of culture in their region. She has twice been shortlisted in the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards and won the inaugural Dr Alister Hinchley Acquisitive Art Award (2013). She is the first local Indigenous artist to have her work in Horsham Regional Art Gallery Collection, following her exhibition at Natimuk’s Goat Gallery in 2017. Her work is also held in national collections including the National Library of Australia; the Department of Justice Indigenous Issues Unit; the Royal Women’s Hospital; City of Melbourne; Koorie Heritage Trust Inc Collection; and University of Melbourne.