Newington College

Mike Hewson joins Turning Lessons: With Head and Hands

Mike Hewson joins Turning Lessons: With Head and Hands

Opening this Thursday 21 March, The 10-year anniversary exhibition Turning Lessons: With Head and Hands presents student and artist works largely made within the artist residency program.

In addition to the 18 artists and projects slated for exhibition as part of Turning Lessons: With Head and Hands, 2024 New Social Artist in Residence Mike Hewson is also contributing new and existing artwork.

Mike Hewson is a visual artist with a background in structural engineering and heavy-civil construction. His award-winning projects pioneer new ways to merge conceptual art projects into the public realm. He is has completed five large-scale public art commissions in Australia, many of them are sculpture-park-cum-playgrounds. Hewson received a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Civil Engineering from the University of Canterbury, Aotearoa New Zealand, in 2007 and a Master of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) from Columbia University, New York in 2016.

We are excited about this site-specific installation that operates as a place to sit, reflect, talk, and further learn from each other while also experiencing the artwork in the exhibition from a new perspective.