Grace Herbert is a visual artist based in Hobart, Tasmania. She studied a Bachelor of Fine Art, Sculpture at RMIT University in Melbourne and completed Honours in Sculpture at the University of Tasmania in 2014.
Grace's work takes cues from the motifs and languages of architecture, advertising, product design and display centres; scrutinising practices of material production and consumption. Her work, which often takes the form of site-specific installations or interventions, approaches political and economic forces at work in our built environments.
Grace has exhibited her work in solo and group shows and festivals both locally and internationally, including the exhibition ‘Brainstorm’ at Dark MOFO 2016, ‘Between States’ at Watch This Space (Alice Springs) 2017, ‘Shadow Sites’ for Next Wave Festival 2016 and ‘Front Up’ at Firstdraft (Sydney). She recently undertook a residency at the Cité Des Arts in Paris and will be an artist in residence at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Tbilisi, Georgia in 2018.
Grace's arts practice is co-constituted by involvement in various curatorial projects, publications and artist-run initiatives. Grace is the Co-Founder and Facilitator of Hobart based gallery Visual Bulk, Co-Chair of Constance ARI and founder and facilitator of HOBIENNALE festival.