Denise Honan

D Honan Is An Australian Visual artist

Denise Honan

Tag: Melbourne



My sculpture Grunt made from welded iron spray-painted orange and wrapped in black industrial plastic is showing at Alternating Current Artspace, 248 High St, Windsor, Vic, 3181 until the 5th of October, 2019. The work is wrapped in a length of wide industrial strength black waterproof plastic called ” grunt “. It is commonly used

Opening Night at Dirty Dozen

Always difficult to schedule the opening of a gallery show but none more difficult than a cold, wet, Spring friday night in Melbourne when AFL Football Finals have just started. Only the hardy souls, friends and family will venture out , or will they ?Friday night in town is lively with many revellers wanting to

Subterranean Dirty Dozen dhonan

I am showing a series of sculptural works, for ‘Subterranean’, my show at the Dirty Dozen Campbell Arcade Melbourne 2-30 September 2019. I feel a emphatic connection with the space, one I traversed frequently in my youth as a student at RMIT and later as a city worker needing to access flinders lane. I have

The Vault aka The Yellow Peril

Small Sculptural Maquette

I chanced upon an artist talk on a cold wet saturday in Melbourne,  by sculptor Ron Robertson-Swann at Charles Nodrum Gallery in Richmond.     This unassuming, diminutive man produced the infamous large sculpture “The Vault ” or as it was famously labelled  ” The Yellow Peril”.     The piece was a winner of

Vintage Sale Phillips Shirt Factory

Phillips shirt factory

  A Melbourne City Council email advertising a Vintage Sale at Phillips Shirt Factory in Little Lonsdale St piqued my interest. Gasp! a post industrial factory, hidden in a Melbourne laneway, not accessed by the public for aeons, selling vintage shirts and retro fabrics. Sounds like my dream come true. It was! Vast quantities of vintage

MADA Graduate Show 2015

I walked to Caulfield, from my home in Elsternwick to see the MADA Graduate Fine Art and Visual Art Exhibition. I wasn’t disappointed. The work on display was extremely innovative, explorative, and visually stunning. It covered a diverse range of visual practice including installation, photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture and drawing. Spread over the entire floors of the old,