Bianca Hester

Senior Lecturer

Bianca Hester is an artist and writer. She studied sculpture at RMIT, Melbourne, where she completed her practice-led PhD Material Adventures, Spatial Productions: Manoeuvring Sculpture Towards a Proliferating Event, in 2007 which won a University research prize in 2008. She was a founding member of CLUBSpropject inc in Melbourne (2002-2007) and is a continuing member of the Open Spatial Workshop collective with Scott Mitchell and Terri Bird since 2003. Hester has lectured at Victorian College of the Arts (2004-2012) and the Sydney College of the Arts (2016), where she was a post-doctoral research fellow and the co-leader of the Space, Place and Country research cluster with Dr Saskia Beudel between 2013-2016. She is a Sidney Myer Creative Fellow (2017-2018) and was an Artspace studio resident throughout 2017. She is represented by Sarah Scout Gallery Melbourne.

Her research interests include working critically within contested space, the politics of materiality and the ethics of collaborative engagement. Recent projects work directly with the fabric of cities, where place is approached as a complex constellation of human timescales, inhuman durations, atmospheric forces, objects, histories and geologic materialities.  Her projects position an expansive form of public art distributed across times and locations, unfolding as a series of actions in response to specific contexts, and in dialogue with a range of interlocutors, participants and audiences.

Recent projects include: Constellating bodies in temporary correspondence (2021), exhibited within 'Perspectives on Place' at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Sydney; Sandstone (2020), Converging in time, (with Open Spatial Workshop), MUMA (2017); Constellating bodies in temporary correspondence, exhibited during ‘Endless Circulation’, Tarrawarra Biennale of Art, Tarrawarra Museum of Art (2016); movements materialising momentarily, ST PAUL St Gallery, Auckland (2015); Down City Streets (with the Space Place and Country research group 2015); Fashioning Discontinuities presented during the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014); Hoops: sound tests, performances, documents, Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2013); only from the perspective of a viewer situated upon the surface of the earth does day and night occur, Glasgow International Festival for Visual Arts, (2012); a world fully accessible by no living being, which was the winning entry for the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture (2011); please leave these windows open overnight to enable the fans to draw in cool air during the early hours of the morning, The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (2010); and projectprojects at The Showroom in London (2008).

Alongside exhibitions, Hester has developed numerous practice-led publications including: Sandstone (2020); A world fully inaccessible by no living being (2011) and Converging in time (2017), which was awarded the Museums Australia Publication Design Awards for major exhibition catalogue, 2018 and the AAANZ Best University Art Catalogue, 2018.

Hester is currently a senior lecturer in Art and Design and is co-convening the Fine Art Honours cohort with Di Baker Smith and Fernando do Campo. She has experience teaching across all levels in undergraduate programs and in supervising practice-led Honours, MFA and PhD projects since 2004.

Website: www.biancahester.net

Open Spatial Workshop website: https://osw.com.au

Down City Streets: www.downcitystreets.com.au

 

Books
add
Hester B, 2021, Groundwork, Perimeter Books, Spector Books, Melbourne, Liepzig
2021
Hester B, 2020, Sandstone, Phillips J; Woodward M, (ed.), A Published Event, Hobart, https://www.lostrocks.net/books/sandstone
2020
Hester B; Bird T; Mitchell S; Poll M; Yusoff K; Beudel S, 2017, Converging in time, Hughes H; Day C; Hester B; Bird T; Mitchell S, (eds.), Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, https://osw.com.au/Converging-in-time-publication-2017
2017
Curatorial Outputs
add
Hester B; Bird T; Panigirakis S; Kossloff L; Hill C; Consandine C; Usher M; Walter H; Keating M; McMahon K; Geikie S, 2021, CLUBS Project Inc., exhibited at: Builders Arms Hotel, Gertrude Street Fitzroy, Melbourne, 01 March 2021 - 01 June 2007
2021
Hester B; Beudel S; Poll M; Fischer L; Wallace G; Campbell B, 2015, Down City Streets, exhibited at: Sydney, 20 February 2015 - 30 November 2015, https://downcitystreets.com/
2015
Hester B; Bird T; Mitchell S, 2009, The West Brunswick Sculpture Triennial, exhibited at: multiple sites in West Brunswick, Melbourne, 21 March 2009 - 12 April 2009, http://www.openobject.org/wbst/?page_id=260
2009
Creative Works (non-textual)
add
Hester B, 2021, Constellating bodies in temporary correspondence, Perspectives on Place: Works from the MCA Collection relating to land, mapping and environmental change., Museum of Contemporary Art, 26 February 2021 - 04 September 2022, medium: sculpture, video, installation, image, at: https://www.mca.com.au/artists-works/exhibitions/mca-collection-perspectives-on-place/
2021
Hester B; Bird T; Mitchell S, 2017, Trilobite with Crystal Eyes, Converging in time, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), 11 February 2017 - 08 April 2017, medium: Trilobite fossil, Cambrian era (488-542 million years ago), mild steel and stainless steel plate, fittings., at: https://www.monash.edu/muma/exhibitions/exhibition-archive/2017/open-spatial-workshop
2017
Hester B; Bird T; Mitchell S, 2017, Linear Structure for a Room, Converging in time, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), 11 February 2017 - 08 April 2017, medium: Polymer activated gypsum, fibreglass, paint, mild steel, found concrete form, molten scoria form, Murchison meteorite (on loan from Museum Victoria from Ngurai-illamwurrung Country), blown glass form, basalt log (on loan from Museum Victoria, collected from Footscray circa 1860’s), lava bomb., at: https://www.monash.edu/muma/exhibitions/exhibition-archive/2017/open-spatial-workshop
2017
Hester B; Bird T; Mitchell S, 2017, Hanging Form Incorporating Natural and Artificial Tektites, Converging in time, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), 11 February 2017 - 08 April 2017, medium: Steel, Perspex, tektites (on loan from Museum Victoria), fittings., at: https://www.monash.edu/muma/exhibitions/exhibition-archive/2017/open-spatial-workshop
2017
Hester B; Bird T; Mitchell S, 2017, Pothole Assemblage, Converging in time, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), 11 February 2017 - 08 April 2017, medium: https://www.monash.edu/muma/exhibitions/exhibition-archive/2017/open-spatial-workshop, at: https://www.monash.edu/muma/exhibitions/exhibition-archive/2017/open-spatial-workshop
2017
Hester B; Bird T; Mitchell S, 2017, Graphite Ball, Converging in time, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), 11 February 2017 - 08 April 2017, medium: Polymer activated gypsum, fibreglass, glue, graphite., at: https://www.monash.edu/muma/exhibitions/exhibition-archive/2017/open-spatial-workshop
2017
Hester B; Bird T; Mitchell S, 2017, Sand Particles at Big Drift, Converging in time, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), 11 February 2017 - 08 April 2017, medium: Video of sand particles from ‘Big Drift’, Wilson’s Promontory (Boon Wurrung, Bunurong and Gunaikurnai Country). Video: 3.06 minutes., at: https://www.monash.edu/muma/exhibitions/exhibition-archive/2017/open-spatial-workshop
2017
Hester B; Bird T; Mitchell S, 2017, Open Spatial Workshop: Converging in time, Open Spatial Workshop: Converging in time, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), 11 February 2017 - 10 April 2017, at: https://www.monash.edu/muma/exhibitions/exhibition-archive/2017/open-spatial-workshop
2017
Hester B; Bird T; Mitchell S, 2017, Cape Liptrap, Converging in time, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), 11 February 2017 - 08 April 2017, medium: Cape Liptrap formation (Gippsland, Victoria on Boon Wurrung, Bunurong and Gunaikurnai country). Video: 4.55 minutes, at: https://www.monash.edu/muma/exhibitions/exhibition-archive/2017/open-spatial-workshop
2017
Hester B; Bird T; Mitchell S, 2017, Fossilised Kauri Log, Converging in time, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), 11 February 2017 - 08 April 2017, medium: Papercrete platform with fossilised Kauri log (23 million years old) collected from Loy Yang open cut mine (Gunaikurnai Country) on loan from Museum Victoria, 7 bronze casts of meteorite impressions, pine, bronze., at: https://www.monash.edu/muma/exhibitions/exhibition-archive/2017/open-spatial-workshop
2017
Hester B; Bird T; Mitchell S, 2017, Shelf of artefacts, Converging in time, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), 11 February 2017 - 08 April 2017, medium: Crinoid (sea lily) fossil (416-443 million years old), Silurian era collected from Brunswick clay pits circa 1900’s (Wurundjeri Country); vitrified brick for chemical works made by Hoffman’s Brickworks collected 1923; and greenstone from Wil-im-ee Moor-ring / Mt William, Lancefield (Wurundjeri Country) collected 1853-68, MDF and Perspex., at: https://www.monash.edu/muma/exhibitions/exhibition-archive/2017/open-spatial-workshop
2017
Hester B; Bird T; Mitchell S, 2017, Saléeite Crystals, Converging in time, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), 11 February 2017 - 08 April 2017, medium: Blown glass forms, lead caps and saléeite crystals collected from Ranger uranium mine, Northern Territory (Mirarr Country), mild steel, steel wire, fittings., at: https://www.monash.edu/muma/exhibitions/exhibition-archive/2017/open-spatial-workshop
2017
Hester B; Bird T; Mitchell S, 2017, Slumped Pasticine Form, Converging in time, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), 11 February 2017 - 08 April 2017, medium: Slumped plasticine form and steel models of crystals including graphite [brown coal], vivianite, quartz, copper, saléeite, iron [Murchison meteorite], hermatite [banded iron], jadeite [Victorian greenstone], sanidine [lava bomb], olivine [basalt tree], calcite [trilobite eyes]., at: https://www.monash.edu/muma/exhibitions/exhibition-archive/2017/open-spatial-workshop
2017
Hester B, 2016, Constellating bodies in temporary correspondance, Endless Circulation: Tarrawarra Biennial 2016, Tarrawarra Museum of Art, 19 August 2016 - 06 November 2016, at: http://www.twma.com.au/exhibition/tarrawarra-biennial-2016-endless-circulation/
2016
Hester B, 2016, Constellating bodies in temporary correspondance, NSW Visual artist fellowship exhibition, Artbank, 01 December 2016 - 27 February 2017, at: http://artbank.gov.au/exhibitions/nsw-visual-artist-fellowship/
2016
Hester B; Bird T; Mitchell S, 2015, SPLINTER, From the collection: Gertrude Regional Residencies: Chapter 2, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, 01 August 2015 - 20 September 2015, at: https://latroberegionalgallery.com/project/from-the-collection/
2015
Hester B, 2015, Cut continuum, The Material Turn, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, 10 September 2015 - 03 October 2015, at: http://vca.unimelb.edu.au/engage/margaret-lawrence-gallery/the-material-turn
2015
Hester B; Bird T; Mitchell S, 2015, Anthropocite, Earth Sciences Garden, Monash Earth Sciences Garden, 15 September 2015 - 01 October 2029, at: https://www.monash.edu/news/articles/9288
2015
Hester B; Bird T; Mitchell S, 2015, FAULT, Performing Mobilities: Traces, Storey Hall, RMIT, 25 September 2015 - 24 October 2015, at: http://www.performingmobilities.net/symposium/traces_gallery/fault/
2015
Hester B; Bird T; Mitchell S, 2015, GLIMPSE, Feeling Material, c3 contemporary Artspace, 28 October 2015 - 22 November 2015, at: https://www.c3artspace.com.au/feeling-material/
2015
Hester B, 2015, Fashioning propositions, Art as a verb, Artspace, Sydney, 04 June 2015 - 26 August 2015, at: https://www.artspace.org.au/program/exhibitions/2015/art-as-a-verb/
2015
Hester B, 2015, Movements Materialising Momentarily, Movements Materialising Momentarily, St Paul Street Gallery, 31 July 2015 - 11 September 2015, medium: Collaborative walking event, Installation, Sculpture, Video, at: https://stpaulst.aut.ac.nz/exhibitions/past-exhibitions/2015/past-2
2015
Hester B, 2014, contexts, cuts, convergences, SITUATION, Design Hub, RMIT, Melbourne, 31 July 2014 - 03 August 2014, at: https://idea-edu.com/symposiums/2014-situation/
2014
Hester B, 2014, Sonic Objects, Solar Objects: Variously, The Cinemas Project, Warrnambool, Victoria, 04 July 2014 - 05 July 2014, at: http://www.thecinemasproject.com.au/project/
2014
Hester B, 2014, Hoops: sound tests, performances, So long as you move: recent video works form the Monash University Collection, Ark Gallerie, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 15 August 2014 - 15 September 2014, at: https://www.monash.edu/muma/exhibitions/offsite-and-touring/2014/so-long-as-you-move
2014
Hester B, 2014, Re-orchestrating: objects, actions, Restaging, Restaging, Alaska Projects, 28 September 2014 - 28 September 2014, medium: sculptural objects, construction materials, bodies, performative action, at: http://home.alaskaprojects.com/Performance
2014
Hester B, 2014, Fashioning Discontinuities, 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire, Sydney, various sites, 21 March 2014 - 09 June 2014, medium: sculpture, performance, photography, installation, texts, symposium, at: https://www.biennaleofsydney.com.au/19bos/artists/hester/
2014
Hester B, 2014, Fashioning propositions, Art as a Verb, Monash University Museum of Art, 03 October 2014 - 16 December 2014, at: https://www.monash.edu/muma/exhibitions/exhibition-archive/2014/art-as-a-verb
2014
Hester B, 2014, Performance Objects, HOLD, Sarah Scout Presents, 10 October 2014 - 08 November 2014, at: http://www.sarahscoutpresents.com/web/hold-akira-akira-and-bianca-hester/
2014
Hester B, 2013, Hoops, sound tests, performances, documents (2011-2013), Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, 22 November 2013 - 23 March 2014, at: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/media_release/melbourne-now-first-artists-and-projects-announced/
2013
Hester B, 2012, only from the perspective of a viewer situated on the surface of the earth does day and night occur, ACCA pop-up program, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, The Common Guild, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, Glasgow, 20 April 2012 - 07 May 2012, at: https://acca.melbourne/exhibition/acca-pop-up-program-glasgow/
2012
Hester B; Bird T; Mitchell S, 2012, Lumpen Falls, Lumpen Falls, Conical, 03 March 2012 - 24 March 2012, at: http://www.conical.org.au/archive/index.html#
2012
Hester B, 2011, selection of fragments, composed, Galaxy Garden, Sutton Project Space, Melbourne, 07 May 2011 - 28 May 2011, at: http://ushindo.blogspot.com/2011/05/the-galaxy-garden.html
2011
Hester B, 2011, untitled (wearable fragments), Rock Solid, Pieces of 8 Gallery, Melbourne, 22 March 2011 - 07 May 2011
2011
Hester B, 2011, multiple assemblages, ACCA #2 ACCA Regional Tour, Horsham Regional Art Gallery, 07 May 2011 - 03 July 2001, at: https://acca.melbourne/exhibition/art2-acca-regional-tour-horsham/
2011
Hester B; Bird T; Mitchell S, 2011, Big Log Jam, Big Log Jam, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, 25 November 2011 - 06 December 2011
2011
Hester B, 2011, bits and pieces, here and there, bits and pieces, here and there, Society, Sydney, 23 September 2011 - 25 September 2011, at: https://www.welcome-to-society.com/bits%20and%20pieces%20here%20and%20there
2011
Hester B, 2011, these circumstances temporarily generating open forms improvising encounters, these circumstances temporarily generating open forms improvising encounters, Sarah Scout Presents, 13 April 2011 - 07 May 2011, at: https://www.sarahscoutpresents.com/exhibitions/59-bianca-hester-these-circumstances-temporarily-generating-forms-improvising/installation_shots/
2011
Hester B, 2011, A world, fully accessible by no living being, Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture, Federation Square, Melbourne, 07 February 2011 - 12 November 2011, medium: sculpture, performance, publication, text, at: http://aworldfullyaccessiblebynolivingbeing.blogspot.com.au/
2011
Hester B, 2010, Please leave these windows open overnight to enable the fans to draw in cool air during the early hours of the morning, Please leave these windows open overnight to enable the fans to draw in cool air during the early hours of the morning, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 06 August 2010 - 26 September 2020, medium: installation and performance, at: https://acca.melbourne/exhibition/bianca-hester-please-leave-these-windows-open-overnight-to-enable-the-fans-to-draw-in-cool-air-during-the-early-hours-of-the-morning/
2010
Hester B, 2010, solar system, system, Friends, TCB art inc., 01 September 2010 - 18 September 2010, at: https://tcbartinc.org.au/content/friends/
2010
Hester B, 2009, only from the perspective of an observer situated on the surface of the earth does day and night occur, only from the perspective of an observer situated on the surface of the earth does day and night occur, The Narrows, Melbourne, 02 April 2009 - 02 May 2009, at: http://www.thenarrows.org/archive/2009/36.shtml
2009
Hester B, 2009, Fashioning Discontinuities (Part 1), Fashioning Discontinuities (Part 1), Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 05 June 2009 - 02 August 2009, at: https://art.base.co/event/1618-fashioning-discontinuities
2009
Hester B, 2009, Enabling Constraints, Imprint, Artspace, Sydney, 03 July 2009 - 01 August 2009, at: https://www.artspace.org.au/program/exhibitions/2009/imprint/
2009
Hester B, 2008, Project Projects, Project Projects, The Showroom, London, 05 March 2008 - 13 April 2008, at: https://www.theshowroom.org/exhibitions/bianca-hester-projectprojects
2008
Hester B, 2008, Implements, Actions and a Scoring of Moments, Line Drawing, South Australian School of Art, Adelaide, 15 July 2008 - 17 August 2008, at: https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/26709405?selectedversion=NBD43672902
2008
Hester B; Gunawan A, 2008, monstera deliciosa, Advance/Retreat, Westspace, Melbourne, 07 November 2008 - 29 November 2008, at: https://westspace.org.au/exhi/6287/advance-retreat-three-experiments-in-transdisciplinary-collaboration
2008
Hester B; Gunawan A, 2008, accumulative process, 2020?, Next Wave Festival, Meat Market Craft Centre, Next Wave Festival, 15 May 2008 - 31 May 2008, at: http://2008.nextwave.org.au/festival/projects/5-2020-
2008
Hester B, 2008, material iterations, The Narrows Print Workshop, 19 May 2008 - 29 May 2008, at: http://www.thenarrows.org/archive/2008/PW.shtml
2008
Hester B, 2007, Material Adventures, Spatial Productions: Manoeuvring Sculpture Towards a Proliferating Event, Material Adventures, Spatial Productions: Manoeuvring Sculpture Towards a Proliferating Event, Gossard Studios, RMIT University, Melbourne, 07 June 2007 - 08 June 2008
2007
Hester B, 2007, Provisional Devices for a Propositional Living Space, Provisional Devices for a Propositional Living Space, Studio 12, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, 12 October 2007 - 10 November 2007, medium: installation, video, dance, at: https://www.gertrude.org.au/exhibitions/gallery-11/past-14/bianca-hester-368.phps
2007
Hester B, 2007, Plant life, West Space East: an exchange between West Space, Melbourne and Plastique Kinetic Worms, Singapore, Plastique Kinetic Worms, Singapore, 15 October 2007 - 10 November 2007, at: https://westspace.org.au/exhi/6208/west-space-east
2007
Hester B, 2007, Propositional Pavilion (bench detail with re-articulated moments), Abstraction, Architecture, Space, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne, 24 August 2007 - 23 September 2007
2007
Hester B, 2006, Project Projects: Open and Hosted, Project Projects: Open and Hosted, RMIT Project Space, RMIT University, Melbourne, 19 June 2006 - 14 July 2006
2006
Hester B, 2006, Indexing Practices: Projects in Production, Gertrude Studios Artists Exhibition, 01 November 2006 - 16 December 2006, at: https://www.gertrude.org.au/exhibitions/gallery-11/past-14/gertrude-studios-2006.phps
2006
Hester B; Bird T; Mitchell S, 2005, Active Air, Active Air, Ocular Lab, West Brunswick, 11 March 2005 - 20 March 2005
2005
Hester B, 2004, Corner to corner and stretching, The Molecular History of Everything (well not everything), Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 17 December 2004 - 27 February 2005, at: https://acca.melbourne/exhibition/a-molecular-history-of-everything-well-not-everything/
2004
Book Chapters
add
Hester B, 2021, 'Bodies moving in memory of lava flows', in Crone B; Stanton P; Nightingale S (ed.), A Guide to Experimental Fieldwork for Future Ecologies, Onomatope, The Netherlands
2021
Hester B, 2020, 'Collective Modulations', in Heijnen E; Bremmer M (ed.), Wicked Arts Assignments: Practising Creativity in Contemporary Arts Education, Valiz, with Amsterdam University of the Arts, Amsterdam, https://www.valiz.nl/en/publications/wicked-arts-assignments.html
2020
Hester B; Bird T; Mitchell S, 2020, 'The time of the temporary', in Freerange Journal, Freerange Press, pp. 76 - 83, https://projectfreerange.com/freerange-journal/freerange-vol-12-everything-is-temporary/
2020
Hester B; Millner J, 2018, 'The practice of remaining perpetually contingent', in Millner J; Moore C (ed.), Feminist Perspectives on Art Contemporary Outtakes, Routledge, New York, pp. 79 - 91
2018
Hester B; Bird T; Mitchell S, 2017, 'Carbon Cycles', in Converging in time, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Melbourne, pp. 101 - 106
2017
Hester B, 2016, 'CLUBSproject: Dedicated to the perpetually provisional', in Ulanda Blair ; Rosemary Forde ; Phip Murray (ed.), un Anthology 2004-2014: a decade of art and ideas, un Projects inc., Melbourne, pp. 577 - 589
2016
Hester B; Crone B, 2014, 'Primordial Projection and Cinematic Site: A Conversation', in Crone B (ed.), The Cinemas Project, National Exhibitions Touring Support (NETS) Victoria c/o The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne, pp. 61 - 69, http://www.thecinemasproject.com.au/cinemas-project-book/
2014
Hester B; Bird T; Mitchell S, 2013, 'Shaping Territories', in Hughes H; Barikin A (ed.), Making Worlds: Art and Science Fiction, Surpllus, Melbourne, pp. 124 - 140, https://www.surpllus.com/
2013
Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
add
Hester B, 2020, Artist Voice: Bianca Hester, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Published: 25 May 2020, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://www.mca.com.au/artist-voice/artist-voice-bianca-hester/
2020
Hester B; Bird T; Mitchell S, 2020, Three thoughts about sculptural production: objects, material transformations, geo-social assemblages, "Spaced Apart" program from RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne, Melbourne, Published: 29 July 2020, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://spaced-apart.com/watch/osw
2020
Hester B, 2020, Sandstone: excerpts, FBI radio, Sydney, Published: 10 August 2020, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://omny.fm/shows/canvas/ground-2-3-sand
2020
Creative Written Works
add
Hester B; Bird T; Mitchell S, 2019, Works, Working, Work, Writing & Concepts, van Schaik J, (ed.), Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, https://www.artandaustralia.com/publishing/titles/writing-concepts-2017-volume-2
2019
Hester B, 2011, a world, fully accessible by no living being, The Narrows, https://issuu.com/thenarrows/docs/hester-newsprint-final32pp-web
2011
Hester B; Bird T; Mitchell S, 2011, Big Log Book, Monash University Museum of Art, https://osw.com.au/Big-Log-Book-2011-1
2011
Hester B; Bird T; Benjamin A; Nicholson T; Day C, 2010, actions will occur intermittently, Hester B; Day C; Engberg J, (eds.), Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, https://content.acca.melbourne/legacy/files/2010_Bianca%20Hester_Catalogue_1.pdf
2010
Hester B, 2009, Accommodating spaces, materials, projects, people, videos, actions, objects, thoughts: relatively, The Narrows
2009
Other
add
Hester B; Bird T; Mitchell S, 2017, Symposium in transit: bus trip to Wil-im-ee Mooring/Mt William greenstone axe quarry, Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Melbourne, https://www.monash.edu/muma/events/2017/osw-bus-tour
2017
Conference Presentations
add
Hester B, 2014, 'Embodying convergences, caring to commit', presented at Curating Feminism, Sydney College of the Arts, 23 October 2014 - 26 October 2014, https://www.contemporaryartandfeminism.com/contemporary-art-and-feminism/curating-feminism
2014
Hester B, 2014, 'A provisional context for discussion: thinking-making material relations, fashioning situations, and exhibiting practices in motion', presented at SITUATION: IDEA conference, Design Hub, RMIT, Melbourne, 31 July 2014 - 03 August 2014, https://idea-edu.com/symposiums/2014-situation/
2014
Hester B, 2013, 'Shaggy Edge of Open', presented at AAANZ: Inter-discipine, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, 07 December 2013 - 09 March 2013, http://aaanz.info/aaanz-home/conferences/2013-conference/
2013
Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
add
Hester B, 2014, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Publication: Courtyard loops, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), https://liquidarchitecture.org.au/artists/bianca-hester
2014
Hester B, 2014, Akaska Projects, Sydney, Publication: re-orchestrating objects, actions, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://home.alaskaprojects.com/Performance
2014
Hester B, 2013, Arts House, Melbourne, Publication: approaching/departing four grounds, 23 March 2013, Editor(s): Matthews H, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), https://www.artshouse.com.au/events/actionresponse/
2013
Hester B, 2012, supported by KUNCI, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Publication: Siang dan malam terjadi hanya dari sudut pandang orang di muka bumi, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
2012
Theses / Dissertations
add
Hester B, 2007, Material Adventures, Spatial Productions: Manoeuvring Sculpture Towards a Proliferating Event, RMIT University
2007

 

2018    Museums Australia Publication Design Award (MAPDA) for major exhibition catalogue, for Converging in time (with Open Spatial Workshop)

2018    AAANZ Best University Art Catalogue, for Converging in time (with Open Spatial Workshop)

2011    Winner of The Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture

2008    RMIT University Research Prize for outstanding PhD project

2006    Sieman’s prize

2005    Winner of The Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture (with Open Spatial Workshop)

2017-18    Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship

2016    Australia Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Section, Arts projects for Individuals and Groups to develop New Work (with Open Spatial Workshop)

2015    Australia Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Section, Arts projects for Individuals and Groups to develop a publication

2014    Australia Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Section, Skills and Arts Development General to develop a research project in Auckland

2014    NSW Arts and Cultural Development Program, Artist Support Grant

2013    DVC Research Compacts Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme (3 year full-time fellowship including research support)

2013    New Work Fellowship, Australia Council for Visual Arts

2013    New Work Fellowship (with Open Spatial Workshop) Australia Council for Visual Arts

2011    Australia Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Section, Skills and Arts Development

2010    Helen Macpherson Smith Commission, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

2009    City of Melbourne grant to develop a publication of PhD research

2009    Arts Victoria, New Work, Presentation grant (with Open Spatial Workshop for the West Brunswick Sculpture Triennial

2006    Australia Council Visual Arts Board, Skills and Development grant

2006    Arts Victoria, International Program, Cultural Exchange

2006    Australia Council Artist Initiatives development grant for CLUBSproject Inc

2004    Arts Victoria new work development award

2001    APA (Australian Postgraduate Award) to undertake doctoral research

I currently convene the following courses:

Fine Art Honours