Dr Greer Honeywill

Like Rachel Whiteread, Louise Bourgeois, and Gregor Schneider, Honeywill uses the home as a site for artistic exploration. Her works are about absence and memory overlaid with fragments of autobiography and a sense of time.¹

Greer Honeywill is an award winning, multidisciplinary artist, author and curator, whose practice encompasses installation, text, object making, textiles, photography, video and sound. Within her practice she explores the theatre of the domestic, the poetry of the ordinary and interconnectedness with architecture. Like an ethnographer or taxonomist of the domestic she endlessly sifts, searches and reclassifies gatherings of data, stories and objects that provide endless speculation about the domestic built form and the effect on the lives of those living within. 

In 2015 Honeywill undertook a research trip to Palm Springs, California to look at the mid-century modern architecture for which the desert city is famed. Inspired by what she found she went on to complete three artist residencies – 2017, 2018 and 2019 – the findings of which have become part of a larger project that has evolved into an exhibition bringing together artists, photographers and thinkers, from both Australia and America who respond to, capture, or reimagine the magical qualities of the landscape and the celebrated desert modern architecture. Honeywill has written a book about her experiences and discoveries titled ‘Lost in Palm Springs’.

Greer Honeywill lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. She holds a PhD in Fine Art from Monash University (2003) for which she was awarded the Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal for academic excellence, and she holds a PhD in Art from the School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmania (2015).

¹ Carole Shepheard, ‘Greer Honeywill’, Artist Profile, February 2009, issue 6, pp. 46-48