Hazel Dooney
Saturday, October 01, 2016

The enamel period of Hazel Dooney's oeuvre has officially ended. The artist's high gloss enamel paintings are only available on the secondary market. Dooney is in the process of clearing the storage unit associated with her former enamel studio and will focus solely on new work soon. More details here.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Dooney Lives is an ongoing autobiographical series told in bite-sized pieces, inspired by the artist's long engagement with social media. Hazel Dooney's first major text-based work (and first public artwork), Ten Dicta For Young Women Who Are Artists, is a set of polemical interventions. In contrast, Dooney Lives is intimate, diaristic, raw and revelatory. The fragmented narrative explores and defies the expected life story of a 'troubled' woman. More info' about Dooney Lives here.
Monday, July 11, 2016

A Lo-Res Letter To You is an experimental public artwork by Hazel Dooney: a series of impromptu drawings-on-photo’s, created and delivered daily via Snapchat to the 'million-fold audience of just one'. More information about the series and how to view it in 'real time' via Snapchat is available here. In response to requests, an archive of the series is at fromhazel.tumblr.com. New images are added regularly, a week after they were sent as Snaps.

Decanting high gloss enamel paint for disposal.

2016 Digital photograph, dimensions variable.

“Hazel’s independent, outspoken stance on various feminist and creative issues has elevated her as a courageous, provocative and highly successful artist.”
Robert Doyle, the Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Australia, 2013

"It may be true that a picture is worth a thousand words, because if there's one thing... Hazel Dooney has been criticised for time and time again, it's saying too much."
Peppermint Magazine, Australia, 2013

"Hazel Dooney isn’t for everybody and that’s what I always liked about her."

Wired.com, USA, 2012

"Hazel personifies an alluring, punk rock, mischievous, genius artist... She is the outsider that everyone wants to be connected with."
– Obvious Magazine, USA,  2011

"Hazel Dooney grabs life by the shoulders and headbutts it...  She is utterly uncompromising."
The Zone, from The Age, Australia, 2010