About / CV

ABOUT ME

I have been a practising visual artist for 17 years. In my collage work, I combine painted papers, recycled printed materials, found papers, release printing and my own illustrations and apply them to canvas or wood. My work is abstract with representational elements: my favourite media are gouache and graphite. I create finely detailed renderings of a variety of subjects, ranging across family history and local geography, domestic pets and wildlife, and the natural environment. Having trained formally as a professional calligrapher in the UK, I love to include letterforms as a recurrent motif to layer meaning and mood in my artworks. I work from my studio at M16 Artspace.

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

PRIZES 

2018   finalist: Goulburn Art Award, Goulburn NSW / finalist: Muswellbrook Art Prize: Muswellbrook NSW

2016   winner: CCAS Members’ Exhibition, Canberra ACT

2015   people’s choice winner: Capital Chemist Art Award, Tuggeranong ACT

2013   winner: NOW Shoalhaven Contemporary Art Prize, Nowra NSW

2012   finalist: M16 Drawing Prize, Canberra ACT / featured artist: The Canberra Times Outdoor Art Show

2010   joint winner: Weereewa Festival, Bungendore NSW / finalist: Arte Laguna Art Prize, Venice Italy

2009   winner: PMAS Art Show, Port Macquarie NSW / winner: Squares at Strathnairn, Canberra ACT / finalist: EMSLA Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour NSW / finalist: Winsor and Newton Tricky Techniques, Sydney NSW

2008   finalist: Swan Hill Print and Drawing Awards, Swan Hill VIC

2007   finalist: EMSLA Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour NSW

2006   exceptions: Blake Prize, Sydney NSW

2005   finalist: Blake Prize, Sydney NSW

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017   Fly Me to the Moon Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra ACT

2016   Magic Lines M16 Artspace, Canberra ACT

2015   Ladygardens M16 Artspace, Canberra ACT

2013   Putting on the Dog M16 Artspace, Canberra ACT

2011   In Two Minds The Q, Queanbeyan NSW

2009   Journeys ANCA Gallery, Canberra ACT

2008   Letters Home The Q, Queanbeyan NSW

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

2018   Goulburn Art Prize, Goulburn NSW / Muswellbrook Art Prize: Muswellbrook NSW

2017   red stocking: red gallery, Melbourne VIC / Shine Dome Reimagined: East Space Gallery, Canberra ACT / CAPO auction: CMAG, Canberra ACT / Lethbridge Small Scale Art Awards: Brisbane QLD / All Teeth and Swagger: red gallery, Melbourne VIC / Cut and Press: red gallery, Melbourne VIC / Drawing: Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne VIC

2016   Members’ Exhibition: CCAS, Canberra ACT / CAPO auction: CMAG, Canberra ACT

2015   Capital Chemist Art Award: Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Canberra ACT / Place and Space: red gallery, Melbourne VIC / Lethbridge Small Scale Art Awards: Brisbane QLD / Maintain the Rage: red gallery, Melbourne VIC

2014   M16 Drawing Prize: M16 Artspace, Canberra ACT

2013   M16 Drawing Prize: M16 Artspace, Canberra ACT / NOW Art Prize: Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, Nowra NSW

2012   The Canberra Times Outdoor Art Show: Canberra ACT

2011   Rituals, Relics and Icons: ANCA Gallery, Canberra ACT / CAPO auction: CMAG, Canberra ACT / Lethbridge Small Scale Art Awards: Brisbane QLD

2009   cut.paste: ANCA Gallery, Canberra ACT / Capital Chemist Art Prize: Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Canberra ACT / She Art Prize: Melbourne VIC

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017   M16 Members Exhibition: M16 Artspace, Canberra ACT / FAUNAcation: Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Canberra ACT

2016   Wrap Up: M16 Artspace, Canberra ACT / BelcoNow: Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra ACT / M16 Members Exhibition: M16 Artspace, Canberra ACT

2015   M16 Members Exhibition: M16 Artspace, Canberra ACT

2014   Weeds and Wildflowers: Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo, NSW / M16 Members Exhibition: M16 Artspace, Canberra ACT

2013   LakeForestSky: Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra ACT / M16 Artists Exhibition: M16 Artspace, Canberra ACT

2012   Groundworks: Form Gallery, Queanbeyan NSW

2011   Rituals, Relics and Icons: ANCA Gallery, Canberra ACT

2010   Weereewa Festival: Bungendore, NSW

2008   Seen Two: Joint exhibition with Nina Stevenson, The Q, Queanbeyan NSW

2007   Like Minds: Joint exhibition with Julie Bradley, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Canberra ACT

CURATORIAL WORK

2016   Tony Faul: Selected Works: Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra ACT

WORK IN PUBLICATIONS

Aussie Animal Opposites: NLA Publishing

WordsWork: Calligraphy and Lettering Art of Australia and New Zealand 2009–2010: Australian Society of Calligraphers Inc

Australian Religious Diary 2007 (Special Blake Prize Edition): David Lovell Publishing

Bag of Jewels: Susan Hayward

Guide for the Advanced Soul: Susan Hayward