Hedy Ritterman has academic achievements in psychology, design, photography and fine arts and has integrated these with her work/life experiences to carefully articulate her relationship to the world. Themes of love & loss, memory & memorialisation, rituals & identity underpin her projects. Her large scale, site-specific installations, using assemblage, soundscapes, photography and the architectural spaces themselves have been exhibited at Jewish Museum Australia, VIC; Museum of Australian Democracy, ACT, local council and commercial galleries, public and domestic spaces.
Hedy has won the prestigious Human Justice Award in the 63rd Blake Prize, The Linden Postcard Prize and the CCP Kodak Still Life Award. Many other photographic works have been shortlisted for numerous prizes including the Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Prize (QLD), Olive Cotton Award (NSW), and National Photographic Purchase Award (NSW).
Hedy is co-founder of the not-for-profit art collective, The Contemporary Collective (TCC), that provides a platform for artists to critically engage with issues of cultural significance. She is also director of HedsPaceProjects, a production entity that facilitates art in alternative spaces.
Her work is held in The Cunningham Dax Collection, Royal Melbourne Hospital Collection as well as numerous local and overseas corporate and private collections.