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The 24 Hour Drawing Project is an event in which artists start and finish a work of art in a continuous 24 hour period. It involves intensive effort, and attention to process, action and time. Participants create their own project proposal outlining what they are investigating, how they will create it, what materials they will use, and how they will structure the 24hr period. As such participants pursue their own area of interest within the framework the 24hrDP and through the support of the communal environment in which other artists are undertaking this endurance event. It is an opportunity for concentrated creative exploration, a chance to find untapped resilience and focus, and immerse yourself in the wonderful process of making art.

The workshop will start at 8am on Saturday the 20th of October and conclude at 8am on Sunday the 21st October. The week before on Saturday the 13th Hannah will run a 2 hour Introduction to allow participants to prepare for the workshop.

Co-founded by Hannah Bertram and Kendall Nordin in 2005, the project has been staged 10 times in cities across the globe by artists living in places as far apart as Melbourne, Perth, Shanghai, Skagway, New York and Washington DC.

Saturday 20th October – Sunday 21st October
8am – 8am
Tutor: Hannah Bertram
$420 full fee / $390 student fee


Hannah Bertram completed a PhD at VCA, University of Melbourne in 2018, and a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2003 and a Masters of Fine Art in 2005 at RMIT. The primary medium for her temporary decorative installations is dust, but her practice also includes site-responsive installations, drawing, video, performance and spoken word.

During her fifteen years as a professional visual artist, her works have been exhibited throughout Australia and Internationally. Her ephemeral installations have been displayed in ARI’s, commercial galleries, university galleries, public space, and contemporary art museums including most her site-specific work ‘Phoenix in Ruins’ at Palais de Tokyo, Paris. She has been awarded several prizes and in 2015 was shortlisted for the Prudential Eye Award for Best Emerging Installation Artists in Asia. Bertram has also participated in many artist-in-residencies programs, such as the Australia Council, Skills and Art Development – Green St studio New York.

In addition to her art career she is also an experienced teacher working in the Creative Arts degrees at Deakin University. Several of her artist-in-residence projects have included working with members of the community or students, to collaborate creatively on the development of new work.

In 2005 Hannah Bertram and fellow American artist Kendall Nordin created and completed the first 24 Hour Drawing Project. In subsequent years the event has included artists from Australia, USA and China and has taken place in several continents. It is a studio-based project that honours endurance, time and process.

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