Kirrily Hammond is an artist and curator who was born in Newcastle, Australia, and lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. The landscape has been a constant theme in her practice for over twenty years and her images are intuitive responses to her surroundings. Kirrily’s works are inspired by explorations of country roads or suburban streets and capture quiet moments of the sublime in the everyday.
“Geography has always been important to my practice. My surroundings are a primary source of inspiration – I’m constantly on the lookout for a beautiful skyline, sunlight reflected on a window, or street lights at dusk. For me, these are all small moments of the sublime in the everyday, moments to pause and to appreciate. The challenge is to then capture that feeling in my work.”
Working across the disciplines of printmaking and painting, Kirrily exhibits in both Australia and Denmark. Her work can be found in the collections of Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, Latrobe Regional Gallery, VIC, Wollongong University Collection, NSW,
Eltham College of Education, Melbourne, VIC, Warrnambool Art Gallery, VIC and others. A comprehensive CV is available for download.
‘Hammond has been exhibiting for over two decades and has established a reputation as an artist who manages to transfigure a common everyday reality into something that has been touched with a bit of magic.’
‘Magic put into everyday reality’, Sasha Grishin, Canberra Times Review 2018