Hannah Brontë (AU)
Image: Hannah Brontë, from the series Divinely Protected, 2022. Photo by Stephanie Teixeira. Commissioned by Photo Australia for PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography. Courtesy the artist.
Born 1991, Meanjin (Brisbane), Australia
Lives and works Gold Coast, Australia
Brontë is an Artist/Creatrix living and working on Yugambeh country . Brontë’s body of works explores the feminine experience, young women’s and mother’s journeys and spiritual connections. Much of her work correlates the treatment of the earth to the treatment of our bodies. Her journey of self discovery and the tangled layers of walking this life drive her to create dreamscapes exploring what could be . Hannah embraces multiple mediums including video, textiles, and soundscapes, and combines these to create visually distinctive works with a kaleidoscopic lense.
Recently Brontë has included holistic, spiritual and physical healers as consultants for much of her work. Aiming to ground audiences through the experiences depicted in her pieces. Learning that in vulnerability lies strength. Brontë’s work has begun unpacking intergenerational spiritual knowledge, which she feels is just the beginning of a new direction within her work. Her work deeply centres on exploring healing practices within art making and the expansion of communities through mark making. Much of this chapter is influenced by her trainee practice as a birthing Doula and Djing.