Gabriella Hirst


Gabriella Hirst (b. 1990) is an artist. She was born and grew up on Cammeraygal land (Australia) and is currently living between Berlin and London.

She works primarily with moving image, performance, and with the garden as a site of critique and care. Gabriella’s research explores the politics of capture – most recently in relation to museums, gardens, hydrology, and colonial art histories.

She maintains an ongoing research/garden project with curator Warren Harper navigating the entanglements of nuclear armament and colonial gardening practices. 

Gabriella the recipient of the 2020 ACMI/Ian Potter Moving Image Commission, is a previous Marten Bequest Scholar and a recipient of the John Crampton Fellowship. Her recent projects have been exhibited and commissioned by the Kunsthalle Osnabrück (DE), Focal Point Gallery (UK), The Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Australian Center for the Moving Image (AU). 

She is an associate lecturer in Media Studies with the RCA School of Architecture.


Nature of Work

Gabriella Hirst, Hu Yun, Nana Buxani
September 3 - October 29, 2022
The exhibition traces the situations, both harsh and delicate, under which work happens. These artistic projects evoke the nature that underlies the work, whether it is the relentless wind or the precarious woods, the dust of marble that settles on a worker’s face, or writing on precious particles of staple food.