Holly Ahern is a contemporary jack-of-all-trades creative based in the Northern Rivers. Having completed her Bachelor of Art and Design in 2019, she is currently screaming towards the finishing touches of Honours amidst this long-standing global pandemic. Working out of every room in her home, she is collaborating with partner and videographer Eden Crawford-Harriman to create an immersive, multidisciplinary installation touching on the outmoded, nostalgia, and killing time during COVID.
Outside of academia, Holly has facilitated numerous mural-making workshops and works closely with the SCU Unibound Outreach program to develop creative arts-based seminars in both primary and high schools throughout the East Coast. Working with school students is what Holly is most proud of within her line of work, as she believes that the path to a creative career should not be filled with mystery and unknowing, but rather a wealth of support and access to good, honest information.
Holly works with texture, colour, scale, repetition, and design across numerous platforms. Currently gravitating towards soft sculptures, mural making, and installation practices, her work takes on otherworldly qualities that construct narratives around otherness, femininity, and the honest struggles of an overactive mind.