Paintings from the past two years of her living and creating in Melbourne are shown alongside recent explorations into costume, sculpture and video art.
Bricolage shrines and extraterrestrial exoskeletons combined with collaborations between sound engineers and performers tether the entities depicted in her paintings to the fourth dimension.
Hera’s deep appreciation of natural forms and biological structures comes from her upbringing off-grid in a northern forest of New Zealand. This isolation sparked a fascination for the psychology of humans - their internal worlds and how they impact their external worlds. Man made structures are her fantasy realm, an ever present example of the creative conjuring power of our species and the blind destructive force that partners with it.
Currently Hera resides in Melbourne and continues to explore the cities and natural terrain of this planet with equal fascination.