Hannah Murray is a Cairns-based contemporary artist and arts educator. Hannah works in a range of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, and more recently, product and fabric design. Her tropical vanitas and floating worlds are deliberately idyllic, almost cliché representations and attempt to capture the beautiful, fecund, yet often hostile duality of living in the hot, humid, and volatile tropics. On the surface, the work appears strangely seductive and evokes wry notions of beauty or utopia. However, beneath the surface, the work also aims to provide a bittersweet reminder of the fleeting and fragile nature of all worldly delights, and themes of loss and melancholy are ever-present.