Hannah Gartside — 'This Body Will Experience Pleasure' Limited Edition Print
This Body Will Experience Pleasure (2019) is a statement of intent by visual artist Hannah Gartside. The textile banner stakes a claim for physical desire, agency and satisfaction as critically important experiences. The star-burst pattern is constructed from worn sequinned mini-dresses, and the engorged letters are produced using a traditional quilting technique called ‘trapunto’, wherein the underneath layer of fabric is slit, and stuffing pushed into the gap between the two layers.
Hannah holds a Bachelor of Fine Art (Sculpture) from Victorian College of the Arts in 2016. Her graduate exhibition was awarded an NGV Women’s Association Prize. Prior to her visual art training, Hannah received a BFA Honours in Fashion Design from Queensland University of Technology, and worked as a costume-maker for five years. Her work is held in the Wangaratta Art Gallery collection, and in private collections across Australia.Details: archival digital pigment print, limited edition of 150, signed and numbered on the back. 310gsm matte cotton rag paper.