Coal Loader Artist Studio and Public Program


Philippa Hagon is the current Artist in Residence


Philippa holds a BA Fine Arts and MA Fine Arts from the National Art School.

Philippa works in the conceptual, spatial and hybrid-expanded fields of painting, drawing, video, mixed-media, assemblage and installation.

Her practice is focused on examining the use of everyday reclaimed materials to think beyond their useful/literal function.

The reclaimed materials invoke the socio-cultural excesses of late-capitalism. The discarded waste poses questions of value/less and worth/less, not only in the discarded materials themselves, but in the subjective relationships we have to the materiality of desire and excess itself.

Philippa Hagon CV (221KB)


Public Program

Coal Loader Artist in Residence Program 2021-2022 (478KB)

Please note: the studio open days and workshops will comply with any COVID-19 restrictions in force at the time.


Sunday 29 August, Open Studio Day 10am - 4pm

Sunday 26 September, Open Studio Day 10am - 4pm

Wednesday 20 October, Workshop: Improve your observational Drawing Skills 10am - 3pm. Bookings Essential

Sunday 31 October, Open Studio Day 10am - 4pm

Sunday 28 November, Open Studio Day 10am - 4pm

Sunday 19 December, Open Studio Day 10am - 4pm

Friday 28 January 2022, Workshop: How to simplify form (Towards Abstraction) 10am - 3pm. Bookings Essential

Sunday 30 January 2022, Open Studio Day 10am - 4pm




Phillipa Hagon

Untitled Oil; after Duchamp's coal sacks, 2019

reclaimed oil drum, bleached paper, installation view