Hazel Dooney
Monday, December 12, 2016

Hazel Dooney has launched the first in a new series of posters designed to make her work widely accessible. You can read more about the concept and Poster No. 1, Grab Your Future By The Pussy! here.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Hazel Dooney's ongoing series of digital ephemera, A Lo-Res Letter To You, is included in the exhibition Curtain Call, 1000 2000s S.O.A.P at Blindside artist run initiative from Wednesday 7 to Saturday 17 December. The exhibition is curated by State of Art Platform [S.O.A.P.]. You can view the series at Instagram Stories and Snapchat. More information about the curatorial premise of the exhibition and Dooney's artwork here.
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.

Grab Your Future By The Pussy!

2016 Unlimited edition posters, digitally printed on premium photo gloss 255gsm paper, signed and dated by the artist using a Posca acrylic paint pen in black or pink. Each poster is 59.4 x 42cm (23.38 x 16.53 inches).

“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

"Dooney has both extraordinary depth as an artist and a sound painterly technique." 

Vogue Australia, 2007

"Hazel Dooney walks the razor's edge between respect and celebrity in today's artworld."

Australian Financial Review, Australia, 2006

"Hazel Dooney found considerable commercial success early in her career with self-portraits rendered in tight graphic lines and highly charged colours. With a strong nod to pop art, these works were very much about surface... With her current show, however, Dooney has ripped the surface asunder, revealing a troubled and troubling potpourri of psychological self-investigation and an obsessive fascination with arcane ritual."
The Sunday Age Preview, Australia, 2006

"These works carry the subversive and slick trademarks of contemporary consumer culture. Her work comes across as an intense exploration of personal eroticism filtered through a candy-coloured palette."
The Sunday Age Agenda, Australia, 2004

"Peter Booth, Hazel Dooney... Jeffrey Smart are all members of a select breed of artist who, for the benefit of all concerned, cast a somewhat critical and even destructive eye over their artwork. These artists do not turn out bad art."
– Michael Reid, The Weekend Australian, Australia, 2003