Samuel Hardidge

Hardidge is a Melbourne based contemporary painter and Art Therapist, his work invites an intimacy, honesty and mystery into humanity and the natural world.

Using the imagery of Australian natural landscapes and the human figure, Hardidge connects the wisdom and learning from natural processes with personal and universal human experiences and stories. His emotive figures evoke his audience into an exploration of self, relationships, sexuality and spirituality.

 

Often accompanying his work with poetry, he encourages viewers to dwell with each artwork and find themselves within them.


Hardidge works with many mediums, allowing each to inform the other. Lately he has been working with natural materials including stone and wood.
 

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Education

2017 - Adv.Diploma Transpersonal Art Therapy - IKON Institute Australia

2008 - Cert III Multimedia - Vermont Secondary College

Exhibitions

2020 ENDURE eMERGE (online) - Kapi Art Space, Kalorama, Victoria

2019 "Tree of Life" - Ferntree Gully Art Society, The Hut Gallery, Ferntree Guly, Victoria

2019 "Street Art" - Ferntree Gully Art Society, The Hut Gallery, Ferntree Guly, Victoria

2019 (Solo) - Earthly Pleasures Cafe, Belgrave, Victoria

2019 Dandenong Ranges Open Studios - Burrinja Cultural Centre, Upwey, Victoria

2017 “My Canvas” - Ringwood Art Society, Maroondah Federation Estate, Ringwood, Victoria

2016 “Thicker than Water – A Hardidge Family Exhibition” - The Waterwheel Gallery, Warburton, Victoria

2014 Riverstone Group Exhibition- Upper Plenty Conference Centre, Upper Plenty, Victoria

2014 (Solo) - Lentil As Anything, Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford, Victoria

2014 "The Common Condition", Miriam Dale book launch - Brunswick Flour Mill, Brunswick, Victoria

2014 "The Figure" - Fawn Gallery, Collingwood, Victoria

2013 Riverstone Group Exhibition- Upper Plenty Conference Centre, Upper Plenty, Victoria

2013 "These Wandering Feet", Joel McKerrow album launch - 75 on Reid, Fitzroy North, Victoria

2013 (Collection) - Brewhouse Cafe Gallery, Ringwood East, Victoria

2012 "Restored" - Tabor College, Mulgrave, Victoria

2012 Riverstone Group Exhibition - Belgrave Heights Convention Centre, Belgrave Heights, Victoria

2011 Riverstone Group Exhibition - Belgrave Heights Convention Centre, Belgrave Heights, Victoria

2011 "Awoken" (Solo) - The Chapel on Station Gallery, Box Hill, Victoria

Awards

2019 Second Place (People's Choice) - Tree of Life Exhibition, Ferntree Gully Art Society, The Hut Gallery

2019 Second Place - Street Art Exhibition, Ferntree Gully Art Society, The Hut Gallery, Ferntree Gully

2017 Finalist - ‘Graeme Hildebrand Art Prize’, Red Gallery, Fitzroy North

Curator

2014 Riverstone Group Exhibition- Upper Plenty Conference Centre, Upper Plenty, Victoria

2013 Riverstone Group Exhibition- Upper Plenty Conference Centre, Upper Plenty, Victoria

2012 Riverstone Group Exhibition - Belgrave Heights Convention Centre, Belgrave Heights, Victoria

Publications

2015 - Featured Artist - Redbubble blog

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Melbourne, Victoria