Contemporary painting and Natural Materials
Hardidge is a Melbourne based contemporary painter and Art Therapist. His work invites an intimacy, honesty and mystery into humanity and the natural world.
Using the imagery of Australian natural landscapes and the human figure, Hardidge connects the wisdom and learning from natural processes with personal and universal human experiences and stories. His emotive figures evoke his audience into an exploration of self, relationships, sexuality and spirituality.
Often accompanying his work with poetry, he encourages viewers to dwell with each artwork and find themselves within them.
Hardidge works with many mediums, allowing each to inform the other. Lately he has been working with natural materials including stone and wood.