Natalya Hughes




PhD Art Theory/ Art History and Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Sydney.


Bachelor of Arts, Visual Arts, Honours (1st Class), QUT, Brisbane.


Selected Solo Exhibitions


All of Your Women and Some of Mine, Milani Gallery, Brisbane

Woody, The Garage ARI, Canberra


girls girls girls, Firstdraft, Sydney


Looking Thrice, Milani Gallery, Brisbane


Looking Full, Beam Contemporary, Melbourne 


Significant Men, Milani Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.


Party Pooper, DB Projects, Sydney, Australia.


There Is Something Missing From Your Magic Realism, Beam Contemporary, Melbourne.                 

Totem Totem, Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

Floppy, Substation Gallery, Singapore


Back and Forth, Milani Gallery, Brisbane.                 


Little Birds, Neon Parc, Melbourne.                 

Selected Group Exhibitions


Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prixes, Art Gallery of NEw South, Sydney


Patternation, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sutherland, NSW

Quarternary, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane

An Imprecise Science, Artspace, Sydney


Office Work, Parliament House, Canberra, Australia

I Miss You More When it Rains, Dog Park Project Space, Christchurch, New Zealand


December Letters, Orgy Park, Bushwick, NY, USA

Speak to Me, Sullivan + Strumf, Sydney


ANIMAL/HUMAN, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane.

Contemporary Australia: Women, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.


The James Souris Collection, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.

New Psychadelia, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane.


Painting Group, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne.

Zen to Kawaii: The Japanese Effect, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane.


The Shilo Project, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne.

Creative Australia and the Ballet Russes, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne.


New, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane.

Neo Goth, UQ Art Museum, Brisbane.


Too Near Too Far, Care/ Of Contemporary Art Space, Milan, Italy.


Parallel Lives: TarraWarra Painting Biennale, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria.


Prime: New Art from Queensland, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.

Object/Subject, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane.                 


A Cut Across, Plimsoll Gallery, University of TAS, Hobart, Australia.

The Australian Drawing Biennale, ANU Drill Hall, Canberra, Australia.

2004: Australian Culture Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.                 


Costume and Memory: Natalya Hughes & Elizabeth Lamont, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane.

Awards & Prizes


Arts Victoria International Program: Export and Touring Grant.


Art Incubator and GCAS Art Residency, Singapore

Finalist, ABN Amro Art Award.


Finalist, ABN Amro Art Award.


Gertrude Contemporary Art Space Studio Residency                                   

     2004 - 07                 

Australian Postgraduate Award


Shortlisted, John McCaughey Memorial Prize, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.


Melville Haysom Scholarship and Residency, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.

MetroArts Residency, MetroArts, Brisbane.


Ash, Romy, ‘Drawn Together’, Frankie Magazine, No.27, Jan-Feb 2009.

Badiou, Alain, Concept of the Model: An Introduction to the Materialist Epistemology of Mathematics, cover image, Re.Press, 2007.

The Rational Kernel of the Hegelian Dialectic, cover image, Re.Press, 2011.

Brand, S. & Cuyler, Amanda, Summer, Brand and Cuyler, 2004.

Crawford, Ashley,’Parallel Lives: Australian Painting Today’, Art & Australia, Vol. 44, No. 2, 2006.

Gobe, Claire, ‘Other Paintings: Natalya Hughes’, Eyeline Magazine, No. 52, 2003.

Gellatly, Kelly, ‘Fast-Forward Painting’, 2004: Australian Culture Now, National Gallery of Victoria and The Australian Centre for the Moving Image, 2004.

Goddard, Angela, Natalya Hughes, catalogue essay, Metroarts, 2002.

‘Artist Profile: Natalya Hughes’, Artichoke, No. 25, 2008.

Harrington, Zoe & Hughes, Natalya, ‘Interview’, Sculpture and the Enemies, Big Owl Publishing, No. 2, 2012.

Helmrich, Michelle, ‘Natalya Hughes: Rewriting Seduction’, 2004 Australian Drawing Biennale Catalogue, Drill Hall Gallery, 2004.

Hibberd, Lily, The Punctiform Arabesque, Gertrude Contemporary Art Space, 2007.

Hickey, Gary, ‘Natalya Hughes: A Pernicious Beauty’, New, UQ Art Museum, 2008.

Moody, Sebastian, ‘Psychedelia Now’, Art & Australia, Vol. 49, No. 4, Winter 2012.

Morrel, Timothy, ;Smart Art: Natalya Hughes’, Australia Art Collector, No. 26, 2003.

Richards, Bree, ‘Emerging Artists: The Current Crop’, Ten Years of Contemporary Art: The James Souris Collection, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, 2011.

‘Natalya Hughes’, Contemporary Australia: Women, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, 2012.

Rainbird, Stephen, ‘Natalya Hughes’, A Generosity of Spirit: Recent Australian Women’s Art

from the QUT Art Collection, QUT Art Museum, 2010.

Souris, James C, The James C. Souris Collection: Selected Works, The Brisbane Club’s Collector’s Series, 2010.

Stein, Amelia, ‘Women of Substance’, Vogue Magazine Australia, May 2012.

TarraWarra Museum of Art. Parallel Lives: Australian Painting Today, 2006.

The Lifted Brow, cover image, No. 10, 2010 - 11.

Tonkin, Steven, ‘In the Wings’, Creative Australia and the Ballet Russes, Arts Centre Trust. 2009.

Neo Goth: Back in Black, UQ Art Museum, 2008. 


Queensland Art Gallery

UQ Art Museum

QUT Art Museum

Art Bank AustraliaCorporate and private collections.


2001 - 05

Co-founder and contributor to Local Art, a print and online publication.