Visual Artist

Creative Spaces LAB-14 Residency 1

15 January 2017 - 30 April 2017


About Heather

Heather Hesterman is an interdisciplinary artist working with installation, print-based media, community, education and landscape design. Recent projects are concerned with the intersection of topography, botany and human intervention within natural and constructed sites. Informing visual processes with scientific data, Hesterman re-frames our relationship to Landscape as political, ecological and cultural.

Current projects include RISING WATERS examining data from the National Tide Centre and the IPCC 5th report to make visible projected sea levels with worst-case-scenario carbon level predictions. She is curating a group exhibition titled FLOW to be shown at Counihan Gallery in Brunswick in April as part of the Art+Climate = Change 2017 and works based on topography and waters of the Ovens River and Merri Station revegetation project at Red Gallery.

Hesterman completed a MA in Fine Art by Research at RMIT, has won the Fremantle Print Award and a major commission from the Stuttgart Government. She has exhibited internationally and locally and has work in both private and public collections in Australia, Germany and The Netherlands.

What attracted you to the space and what makes your studio suitable for your practice?

The studio at Lab 14 will give me the space and opportunity to research and create my sea level markers. It provides a great interface with people at Carlton Connect and the public. These markers will be located in Carlton and around Port Phillip Bay showing the potential rises for 2100 if temperatures and carbon levels are not reduced.