Latest from Jas Hugonnet Gallery…

Ham Darroch


new work


now showing

jas hugonnet gallery


media release and invitation


Ham Darroch is an artist working across drawing, sculpture and performance.

In recent years he has acquired an innate understanding of abstraction and drawing having travelled the world as an assistant to Bridget Riley.

Darroch often references everyday domestic objects and actions in his work and this latest series was made in response to a hand saw blade gifted to the artist during a Bundanon Trust residency.

Through the use of colour and composition Darroch has painted an exquisite set of works on paper that resonate with the viewer evoking movement and landscape.


To arrange an appointment to view or for media images, please contact the gallery via the website




Ham Darroch 

Two Speed


570 x 450mmgouache on paper

Recycled hat trick…

Gary, the Mayor and Megsie kicking off round two of the reSOURCE Project: recycling waste into art, a BVSC Waste and Recycling initiative.

Tony is modelling the glam bit of head gear made by participants in Stephen Holland’s workshop last week in Pambula.

For those whose interest is piqued, the next workshop is pencilled in for the 16th-17th April – keep an eye on the BVSC website for more details.

Sculpture on the Edge 2011…

(2 weeks ago)

We’re going to fast track through the kultural happenings of a fortnight ago. The Gang had decided to sandwich the Sculpture on the Edge and Ivy Hill openings into a convenient overnighter at Paradise, camping with Granny and the mob (Minnie, Harijs, Clairie, Keithie, Marcus, Trish & Artie.)

Blustery weather at Bermi discouraged lingering, turning the Friday evening event into a fast trot. There was the inevitable Ned…

…an astonishing horsey piece…

…3D rendered 2D by Trev and Dinah…

…and much more besides.

We didn’t get down to the flat (where Suzi and Andy’s camel was) or to the small sculpture show in the Hall – too busy doing the quick press of the flesh in the lee of the wind… And then fush’n chups called. We’d arrived too late for gelati (the price of being the passenger, alas) so it was an evening of fleeting regrets all round. 

There followed a lovely night of chat and beverage around the campfire, a Keithie brekky…

…lots of things uniquely Wapengo…

…including a swim followed by a nice long walk and a late’n lazy lunch of Cobargo snags. Noice.

We then managed to stuff up somewhat with the Ivy Hill opening – arriving a good hour and a half before the punters…

Ah well. We did a quick round regardless – sweet show, and on for another week for those in the vicinity.

We arrived back at the hideout much earlier than expected, only to find the Wyndham version of dog day afternoon…

Gotta love ’em.

Other things wot caught our eye here.

Art in the fast lane…

(3 weeks ago…)  A Sunday night dinner kicked off SEAR’s Speed Dating for Artists event; a very cool concept that saw 24 local, emerging artists zip through a rotating smooch with 12 gallerists from the Shire, Canberra, Mebourne and Sydney.

Lots of interesting peeps were involved, so it was both entertaining and (astonishingly)useful and informative.

Detective Da Vinci of the Art Police (SEAR RADO Andrew Gray) kept everybody in line…

…and a stimulating time was had by all involved. We loved it. Here’s hoping it becomes a semi-regular event.

Pics of the day here.