Something of a contemporary Renaissance man, or a polymath, Andrew Hull works across several arts disciplines, performs and exhibits, generates public art projects, speaks at conferences public engagements, and combines this with project management work.
He has had several professional and non-professionals roles as diverse as bulldozer driver, news columnist, poet and songwriter, radio producer and photographer – he has given up trying to find a ‘box’ to fit his art practice into, and perhaps after a look at the site you will understand why – anyway, life doesn’t really fit into boxes does it?
Andrew is of Baakindji descent and is still based on the Darling River, in Bourke NSW. He has maintained active interest in his community in roles such as President of the local Arts Council and Board Member of Outback Arts. While his interests are diverse, he is well-recognised for excellence by his peers: his writing is published in the Outback magazine and the Sydney Morning Herald; his poems have featured in the Sydney Morning Herald, the Melbourne Age and regularly on ABC Local and National radio. He has been described by contemporaries as, “a modern day Lawson” (Australian Geographic), “the Bard of Bourke” (Outback Magazine) and, “the keeper of Lawson’s secret” (Neil Murray) and has performed at major folk festivals across Australia. He has toured and performed with various renowned Australian musicians, worked with an array of recognised artists across a range of media, and exhibited locally and regionally.
Andrew has also maintained an active involvement in teaching, having taught art, music and photography at both primary and secondary level in Bourke as well as the Western Division of TAFE , Newman High School in Western Australia, and remote appearances in regional schools in Western NSW.
Andrew’s public artworks can be found all around his home community as well as further afield, Andrew understands the value of story-telling and can be found every other night at a campfire in Bourke telling stories to locals and visitors at Poetry on a Plate. He is also interested in assisting remote communities to strengthen their sense of pride and place.
On this site you will find galleries of paintings and photographs as well as poems recorded and written, and other writing. There are also links to a range of other projects Andrew is involved with and a list of various products to purchase should you be so foolish.
Please feel free to contact Andrew if you require any further information.