Marieka Hambledon is an Adelaide based artist whose work often explores the human condition. Hambledon grew up in an artistic household and started painting from a young age. Hambledon began her university studies in film,before transferring into a fine art degree and then eventually studied graphic design that lead to a successful 10-year career.
With her parents involved in both theatre and counselling, Hambledon was drawn to painting different characters and exploring what is means to be human. Hambledon’s art practice is primarily in acrylics to achieve her distinct dotting style. Her technique is inspired by the pointillists,utilising colourful dots and optical blending to achieve a photo realistic appearance.
Hambledon’s commissioned work is in many private collections in Australia with a notable commission offered as prize for the Howard Twelftree Award in 2016. In 2019 Hambledon was a semi-finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, as well as a finalist in the Kennedy Prize. In 2020 Hambledon was a finalist in the Bluethumb Art Prize and in 2021 she was a finalist in the SBS Portrait Prize. Earlier this year Hambledon was also named by Bluethumb Art Gallery as one of Australia’s most collectable artists.
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2021 Solo Exhibition, Prospect Art Walk, Prospect, SA, 5082
2020 Solo Exhibition, STACE, 273 Wakefield Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000
2017 About Face, SALA Festival, 31 Waymouth Street Adelaide, SA, 5000