About the artist
Born in Opunake, Aotearoa (New Zealand) in 1963, Gail Hocking graduated with a Master of Visual Arts (Research) from the University of South Australia in 2017. She completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) in 2014 at the same institution and a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Curtin University in 2007.
Hocking was awarded the FELTspace Philanthropic Award in 2015 and shortlisted for the Country Arts SA Breaking Ground Award in 2011. She has undertaken residencies at Cultivamos Cultura, in São Luis, Portugal; Vancouver Arts Centre, Western Australia; and Central Art Studios, South Australia. She has also received public art commissions from Country Arts SA; and the City of Holdfast Bay and City of Norwood Councils of South Australia; as well as Denmark Arts, Western Australia.
Hocking has exhibited widely, including at Depot Artspace, Auckland; Gallery-Smith, Melbourne; Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery of Lisbon, Portugal; and the Fremantle Arts Centre in Western Australia. Hocking’s projects have been supported by numerous grants from Arts SA.