About / CURRICULUM VITAE

STUDIES
Diploma Fine Art South Australian School of Art 1969 (studied under Sydney Ball, Dora Chapman and Gordon Samstag)
Diploma Education, Hawthorn College/ Melbourne University, Victoria 1972 
Photography Studies College, Victoria 1986
CELTA, ESL teacher training: Holmes College, Melbourne 2005

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011 The Distal Zone - Aerial landscapes from the Murray Darling Basin. GallerySmith Project space, Melbourne.

2010 Studio Show & preview of new works from The Distal Zone. Brunswick.

2009 Topographia  fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne. Interview on Bush Telegraph, ABC Radio National.              (see Links)

         Topographia # 2   Toured to Gallery 25, Mildura

2006 Studio Show Brunswick  100,000 Tree Project: Antipodean Miniatures & Murray River travel altars.

2004  In the Vein Gallery 25 Mildura.
REVIEWS Kate Bochner, ABC Radio National (The Maker); Mary Ryllis Clarke,The Age & The Herald Sun; Genevieve  Barlow,The Herald Sun Weekly TimesThe Sunraysia Daily ‘Arts About’;  Ian Hamilton, Artlink Magazine.

2002  Charting Inland Waters Herring Island Gallery Melbourne. Curated by Maudie Palmer
REVIEWS Mary Ryllis Clarke, The AgeRadio PBS

2000   June Studio Show Brunswick.  Paintings & works on paper.

1997   Body of Water  Mildura Regional Art Gallery. Curated by Ian Hamilton.
Catalogue essay “ZONAL”, by Paul Carter. 
REVIEWS Julie Copeland Arts Talk, ABC Radio National; Ben Knight, ABC Radio Mildura;  Sunraysia Daily

1996  In.Land.Scape  Paintings & works on paper.  Artmoves Gallery Melbourne. Curated by Helen Vivian REVIEW  Anne Marsh.  Herald Sun.

1994   Studio show Brunswick. Paintings & works on paper.

1986   Studio show Fitzroy.  Photography from 1981 -1986

1984   The Empire Strikes Back AVAGO Gallery, Sydney.  Mixed media installation in response to the United States invasion of Granada.

1982    Honeymoon Visibility Gallery, Melbourne.  Photographic documentary of the Honeymoon Uranium Mine Blockade near Broken Hill.  Toured to Ballarat, Maryborough and Adelaide. REVIEW The Age


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLIC WORKS

2014

Waterfront  Signal Point Regional Gallery, Goolwa, South Australia. 

2012
Finalist Redland Art Award, Queensland.
Finalist Scope Galleries Art Prize, Warrnambool Vic.
Finalist Kogaragh Art Prize, NSW
Finalist Skillset Flannery Art Prize, Bathurst NSW

2011
Finalist Fleurieu Art Prize, SA
Finalist Whyalla Art Prize, SA

2010
Finalist Broken Hill Outback Art Prize

             Belle Arti - Chapman & Bailey

2008
Finalist  NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize Parliament House Sydney NSW
Lest We Forget Post Master Gallery Anzac Day Remembrances. Photography from State Library of Victoria Collection. Curated by Elizabeth Gertsakis
When you Think About Art George Paton Gallery Melbourne.  Curated by Helen Vivian Artmoves
Groundwork Publication Edition 7 Winter 2008 Regional Arts Victoria

2006
MAPW  (Medical Association for the Prevention of War) Counihan Gallery Melbourne.

2005           
Just Add Water  Australian National Archives, ACT.  Toured nationally 2005-2009. REVIEW Canberra Times

2004           
Finalist  Swan Hill Print and Drawing Prize
Finalist  Wentworth Art Prize
EveN   Mildura Regional Art Gallery. Curated by Donata Carrazza & Luci Marcuzzo. Works by women artists with links to the Sunraysia region, held during  Mildura Arts Festival.  REVIEW Steve Naylor, Sunraysia Daily.
Restoration of Historic Graves and Commemorative Garden Project – Final stage. Part funded by The Australia Council, Arts Victoria Regional grants, Mildura Rural City Council, Tasco Inland, Mildura Grand Hotel. An ongoing project begun in 2000 as part of Mildura Palimpsest. Winner of 2 awards.

2003
Hearing Your Place Acoustic Ecology.  Yarra Sculpture Gallery. Australian Sound Design project, curated by Ros Bandt & Iain Mott.  REVIEWS: Joel Crotty The AgeRadio 3MBS.  (see Links)

Finalist   McGivern Art Prize   Maroondah Gallery Melbourne.   
Wish You Were Here  Penrith Artist Led Projects, Cornwall, UK. Touring: International artists explore the theme of the suitcase.

2002  
Towards a Free Tibet  Span Galleries, Melbourne.  Curated by Sue Ford
“8 x 8” at Horti Hall, Melbourne.
KISS my ARTWINDOWWORKS.  Sydney Road Brunswick. (curated and participated) REVIEWS The Age; Andrew MacKenzie Channel 31 Arts Review; Clay Lucas Melbourne Times; Moreland Sentinel

2001 
Finalist Redlands Westpac Art Prize. Mosman Art Gallery, NSW.  Curated by Amanda Bell
8” x 8”  Roar Studios Melbourne. Instigated by the late Mike Brown in 1988, artists are invited to submit works within the dimensions of 8” x 8”.
HEADLANDS  Bendigo Art Gallery.  Artists invited to interpret the miner’s hardhat during Bendigo’s Heart of Gold Fiesta. Curated by Jenny Long.
MILDURA PALIMPSEST # 4  Coinciding with DISSOLVING DISTANCE - 2nd National Regional Galleries Summit.  (See Works).   REVIEWS Julie Copeland, Arts Talk,  ABC  Radio National; ABC Radio, Mildura

2000  
MILDURA PALIMPSEST # 3. Mapping Silence/Marking Time (see Works) REVIEWS: Julie Copeland, Arts Talk, ABC Radio National; Sunraysia Daily; Mary Ryllis Clarke,The Age; Stephanie Radok, Real Time 37 
NB: This project received Australia Council funding and has won two awards.

1999  
MILDURA PALIMPSEST # 2.  Garden Story 2: Future Histories - A Memoryscape  Mildura  Regional Art Gallery
REVIEW Julie Copeland Arts Talk, ABC Radio National; Stephanie Radok Artlink;  Sunraysia Daily.
“8 x 8”  Roar Studios Melbourne 
Art In Moreland Counihan Gallery Brunswick

1998 
MILDURA PALIMPSEST # 1Garden Story # 1  1830-1998  Mildura  Regional Art Gallery
REVIEWS “A Brush with Landscape”, A 3 part series on Australian artists and the land with Julie Copeland Arts Talk, ABC Radio National; ABC Regional radio; Sunraysia Daily.

1997 Finalist Nillumbik Art Award Eltham, Victoria.

1995 
The Suitcase Show  Installation in City Art Space City Square.  Curated by Susan Fereday for the City of Melbourne Moomba  Festival.  REVIEW The Age. Toured to the UK and Wales. Work purchaced for permanent collection.  (see 3D Works)

1993 
MLC Art Award
Williamstown Summer Festival
Dominique Segan Drawing Prize Castlemaine Victoria

1992 
Interiors Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne.  Photography from Jordan and Syria. Curated by Susan Fereday. (see Works-Photography)

1991  
Engaged by Melbourne University Classics Department to document the archaeological expedition to Tel Ahmar, Northern Syria.  Travelled south, to Palmyra, Syria, and to Jordan and Egypt, developing the desert/water/interior series of land-based works.

1988 
The Thousand Mile Stare Photography. The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. Curated by Joyce Agee.   REVIEWS The Age;  Agenda.

1981
The Security Show Ewing and George Paton Gallery Melbourne University.  Curated by Aleks Danko. REVIEW Robert Rooney The Age
The Lovely Motherhood Show  Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide. Performance video curated by Anne Marsh in NZ, & toured to Los Angeles.  REVIEWS Donald Brooks Adelaide Advertiser; Art Network; Artlink. This video is lost, due to a studio fire in 1989, unless other copies are available.

GRANTS AND AWARDS

Commonwealth Government Scholarship 1966
Kim Bonython Prize for Painting 1967
George Rowney Prize for Drawing 1967
Community Arts Board, Australia Council 1983
Artist in Industry Grant, Arts Victoria 1984
Regional Arts Development Grant, Arts Victoria 2000 (Public Art Project, Mildura)

COLLECTIONS                                                                                                

National Gallery Canberra.
State Library of Victoria, Pictures Collection.  
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.  
Mildura Regional Art Gallery.  
Mildura Rural City Council.  
Mildara Blass P/L.  
Elliot Newspaper Group.  
Grand Hotel, Mildura.  
Private: Australia, USA, UK, Germany.
Elliot Aldridge collection ‘The Post War Paintings’ Ed. Gordon Samstag exhibited 1970 SA School of Art.

RESIDENCIES

1984 Fawkner Primary School - Mural funded by an Arts and Industry Grant, Arts Victoria.
2000 - 2001 Sydney Church of England Grammar School (SCECGS) Redlands, Sydney.  Two at Jindabyne campus, one at Broken Bay, NSW, one at Cremorne Campus, Sydney.
2003-2004   Gol Gol on the River Murray.