TAMMY  WONG  HULBERT

ARTISTIC HISTORY


I started my life as a visual and tactile person. Throughout my childhood, I loved to interpret my world through making and transforming materials. These were the genes I received from my parents, I grew up seeing them making our life with their hands. My Mother was a knitter, she trained and worked professionally as a young women in Hong Kong. As a child her hands were always busy. My Father always made, repaired and photographed everything and everyone in our household. It was this love of looking, tactility, making and reflecting that led to building my confidence and thus became an integral part of my identity ever since. I have always felt my best self when I made art. 

In my formal art training, I studied Bachelor of Applied Art (Honours 1st class) at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales (now UNSW Art & Design) majoring in ceramics, 1995-98. I have been exhibiting my artworks since 1996. During my early education, I developed an interest in installation based work, which focused on social commentary and mixed media, moving beyond my original training. 

Through my curatorial experience and doctoral research interests in urban art practices, my practice has expanded further to look at the social relationships of art in urban communities. Recent project has become relational in their approach, focusing on how art objects in the community can act as a platform to stimulate dialogue around a discourse,  connecting and engaging individuals in Australian cities. As an artist, I often work in the capacity of curating the community through my art projects. 

For individual projects visit their page. Image featured above: Stars with SARS, drawing and collage, 2006.

Art Exhibitions


  • Anonymous Sojourners in the Australian Bush, St Andrews, Victoria, Living in the Landscape Public Art Incubator, Nillumbik Shire, December, 2017
  • Museum of Lost Public Notices, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne, Victoria, May, 2017
  • Belonging & the Transient Home, Collaborative Public Art Project with the Vicseg Iranian Asylum Seekers Social Health Group, funded by the City of Hume, April 3, 2016
  • Gathering GlenroyWheatsheaf Hub, Glenroy, Victoria, November 14, 2015
  • The Great Mobile Edible Garden RaceArtists Incubator: Glenroy, Glenroy Festival, SG Sewell Reserve, Glenroy, Vic, March 22, 2014
  • Take Me, I'm Yours, Public Art Project, Mountfield and Howard Lanes Community Garden, Brunswick, October, 2014
  • Flavours of Glenroy, Post Office Place, Glenroy, Victoria, art in public space project in collaboration with Rowena Booth and Shane Hulbert, May, 2014, videolink
  • Borrowed MemoriesHK IDChinese Museum, Melbourne, Vic, October-December, 2013
  • Public Private HabitsGateway: Melbourne 2011Chinese Museum, Melbourne, Vic, April, 2011
  • Borrowed Language, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, NSW, collaborative multimedia performance project in development, NSW Ministry of the Arts funded, 2007-8
  • Stars with SARS, reproduced on PLOS Medicine cover on SARS issue, 2005
  • IDENTIPARTS, Multiplebox, Group Exhibition, Sydney, NSW, 2004
  • Constructed Lounge Room seriesOne Night Only, Newcontemporaries, Sydney, NSW, 2004
  • Manufactured AffectionArtificial Happiness, (touring from Beijing, China) RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Vic, 2004, Asian Art Archive Listing
  • Manufactured Affection, Artificial Happiness, Pickled Art Centre, Beijing, China, 2003
  • Ping Yao Photography Exhibition, China, Contemporary Chinese Photography exhibition in the Ping Yao Photography Festival, 2003
  • Bare Androgeny, 798 Factory, curated by Zhang Zhaohui, Beijing, China, 2003
  • N2 Identity, Nanjing, China. Group contemporary Chinese art exhibition, 2002
  • That’s Beijing, Artist of the month exhibition, Redgate Gallery, Beijing, China, 2002
  • Mask Vs. Face, Redgate Gallery, Beijing, China, Contemporary interpretations of the face, curated by Zhang Zhaohui, 2002
  • Body Art, Australian Museum, Sydney, NSW, touring exhibition (3yrs), 2000-3
  • Dialogo: The Other, Chiesa Santa Maria Teresa dei Maschi, Bari, Italy, contemporary Chinese art exhibition, 2000
  • Biomorphs, Gallery 4A, Sydney, NSW, group show on interfaces between the body and technology, 1999
  • This way up, Object Gallery, Sydney, NSW, selected for exhibition of top graduates nationally in applied art and design, 1999
  • Rewedged - Contemporary Ceramic works, Global Gallery, Paddington, NSW, artist & curator, 1998
  • Millenium Hotel exhibition, Kings Cross, NSW, 1998
  • College of Fine Art Graduation Exhibition, COFA UNSW, 1998
  • Dissidents, Women's Contemporary Art, College of Fine Arts, Paddington, UNSW, 1997
  • Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra - illustration for SSO 1997 educational resource kit cover, 1996

    Residencies
  • Borrowed Language, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Casula, Sydney, NSW, Artist in Residence, November, 2008
  • Bundanon Trust, NSW, as part of Borrowed Language, 2008
  • Sile, Turkey, RMIT Art in Public Space Research Residency, October, 2010