Over the past decade, Hannah Beehre has researched drawing practices, exploring the mechanics of art making and inspiration. The peak performance neural state known as ‘Flow’, and its potential as a tool for drawing, has been Beehre’s primary research focus.

In this Ockham lecture, Beehre will discuss the phenomenon of flow, presenting the necessary conditions and potential triggers of the state, all of which has culminated in an upcoming workbook for drawing students due to be published by Objectspace in June 2022.

Supported by Objectspace's extraordinary Lead Partner Ockham Residential, this event series includes lectures and panel discussions across different themes that critically engage with craft, design and architecture.

Hannah Beehre’s achievements over twenty years of creative practice include being the recipient of the Olivia Spencer Bower Trust Award (2004), Artist in Residence at Scott Base, Antarctica (2012), and winner of the Parkin Drawing Prize (2016). Beehre completed a Master of Fine Arts in 2019 at the University of Canterbury. Her research addressed the peak performance neural state known as ‘Flow’ and its potential as a tool for drawing students. Beehre's work deals with ideas such as spirituality, scientific enquiry, nature and the sublime. Hannah Beehre is represented by Nadene Milne Gallery in Christchurch.


  • Free


  • Thu 12 May


  • 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm


  • 13 Rose Road
  • Ponsonby, Auckland 1021