Hannah Gartside (b. 1987, London UK) completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Sculpture) at Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne (2014-2016; Honours, 2019) preceded by a BFA (Fashion Design) at Queensland University of Technology (2005-2007; Honours, 2010). Solo exhibitions include: Ararat Gallery TAMA, 2019; Metro Arts Gallery, 2018; and George Paton Gallery, 2016. Group exhibitions include: Institute of Modern Art, 2020; Wangaratta Art Gallery, 2020; Ian Potter Museum, 2019; Artbank, 2019; Museum of Brisbane, 2018; QUT Art Museum, 2007, 2018; Blindside ARI, 2018; Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, 2018; Town Hall Gallery, 2020 and 2018; The Johnston Collection, 2018; Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, 2017; Kings ARI, 2017. Her work is held in the Artbank and Wangaratta Art Gallery collections.
Gartside has been the recipient of a Create Grant from the Australia Council for the Arts, an Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant, and two Individual Development Grants from Moreland City Council. In early 2020, she undertook a residency at the Australian Tapestry Workshop, and in 2017, she completed a two-month Varda Artist Residency, living and working on a historic houseboat in Sausalito, California. Prior to her visual art training, she worked as costume-maker for five years, mainly on productions for Queensland Ballet. Gartside lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.