Rowena Hannan has been working as a practicing ceramic artist and teacher for over twenty five years. Focusing largely on figurative sculpture, she has exhibited in both solo and group shows throughout this period along with the completion of some large public sculptures which has allowed her to explore a range of other materials beyond clay, such as concrete, bronze and steel. Throughout her years of artistic practice, she is constantly drawn to the narrative in her concepts and this encompasses her love of personal history and story telling.
Rowena is also a co- author a Victorian Certificate of Education textbook for Studio Arts and has recently been published an article on ‘Teaching Spatial Awareness through Ceramic Education to the student of the 21st Century’ in the international magazine, ‘Ceramics Technical’.
Educational Qualifications: B.A. in Ceramic Design, Monash University Melbourne, Australia
Diploma of Education, ACU ( Australian Catholic University)
Exhibitions, Commissions and Awards.
2001: 'Swing', Solo Exhibition, Gabriel Gallery, Footscray Melbourne
Sculpture acquired by the Smorgon Collection
2004: Ceramic Mural Commission, Firbank Grammar, Brighton, Melbourne
2005: “Take me to the River”, Joint Exhibition, Footscray Waterfront. Recipient of Maribyrnong city Council Arts and Community Grant
2006: Toorak Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Toorak, Melbourne
Public Art Project, shortlisted, “West welcomes refugees”, Maribyrnong City Council
2008: Shortlisted, Centenary Sculpture, Canterbury Primary School, Melbourne
Winner of “She who explores”, Walker St Gallery, Dandenong, Melbourne
2009: Centenary Bronze Sculpture Commission, Firbank Grammar
Clunes Ceramic Award, Clunes, Regional Victoria
“She explored” Deakin University Gallery, Melbourne
2010: Ergon Ceramic Award Exhibition, Rockhampton, Queensland
2011: Clunes Ceramic Award Exhibition, Clunes, Regional Victoria
2012: Flannagan Art Award Exhibition, Ballarat, Regional Victoria
Toyota Sculpture Exhibition, ‘Brave New World’, Port Melbourne
Recipient of Professional Scholarship, Firbank Grammar
2013: “I am not Afraid… I was born to do this..” A solo exhibition of ceramic sculpture.
Chapel Off Chapel, Prahran, Melbourne
CAMART Exhibition, Camberwell Girls Grammar School
Presenter on Ceramic Education at the ICMEA Ceramic Conference, Fuping, China
Winner of the “People’s Choice” Award, Clunes Ceramic Award Exhibition.
2014: ‘She’, An exhibition by female Artists. Dandenong, Melbourne
‘Origins’, Beth Hulme Gallery, Carlton
Toorak Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Toorak
“Oneira: I dream the self”, An exhibition by female artists, Santa Fe, California