Hobart Hughes aka John E Hughes Biography
Hobart graduated from City Art Institute in 1979 . After some experiments with different forms of animation received a grant to develop an animation on the History of fashion. This project saw the development of the Animation Co Op in Darlinghurst. Not long after this Hobart and Bruce Currie formed the Even Orchestra. The group was a multi media animation-theatre and we performed and toured nationally internationally for the next eight years. Throughout this period Hobart produced eight animated films. 'Monkey Business, 'Iced Hopes Of Dr Calastein', 'Bride Of Frankstein', 'Lost Forgotten Object', 'Meal', 'Germ Of An Idea', 'Crust ‘ AFI Award.
In 1982 Hobart started work on a film clip for Sydney band Mental As Anything. The clip was chosen for an exhibition on the art of the music video at the Museum Of Modern Art in New York. Over the next six years Hobart produced six film clips.
Hobart also has produced several drama 'PUBLIC KNOWHOW 1985' AFI finalist, 'RAFT OF THE MEDUSA'1990, 'DARK AISLE 93' , 'BECAUSE YOU CAN 94'
1999 Hobart developed an animated web site for Juice magazine. He then went on to develop animated web interface designs for Monument Magazine and the Commonwealth Bank. This work led Hobart to develop in conjunction with the Pain Management Research unit of the Sydney Children’s Hospital and interactive pain management software called Sic Rom 2005.
From 1993 Hobart started developing installation art and looking at way of combining animation with sculpture.
Fragile Vortex' Artspace 1997, Theatre Of Museums 1998 Collectorscope' Ivan Doherty (Perspecta 1999) Human Tide' Olympic arts Festival. 2000 Stations Of The Cross. Sydney Town Hall 2004 Out There Ivan Doherty 2005
Approaching Intimacy (Contemporary Miniatures)Ivan Doherty 2006
The Mind Beneath Video installation Damien Minton Gallery Epiphany Video installation Ivan Doherty Gallery2007I Was A Middle Aged Termite (video performance)Art Gallery 2009
The Mind Beneath Kandos Contemporary Art Festival 2013
Hobart’s figurative sculpture and has had the following exhibitions
Animals in a Flooded Garden Boutwell Draper Galley 2001
Ruptured By Delight solo shoe of sculpture and installation
Placed sculpture & video installation Damien Minton Gallery2008
Animals Attacking People In Animal CostumesDamien Minton Gallery 2009
Automatic Damien Minton Gallery2010
Evolution Of Desire in the Age Of Mechanical Reproduction Damien Minton Gallery2013
Photosimpathise Sculpture at Scenicworld 2014