Biography

STUDY

2013 Drawing Marathon New York Studio School New York
2006 Study tour France, Italy, New York and London
1996 Diploma of Education Secondary Visual Arts, University of Tasmania
1995 Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of Art University of Tasmania


RESIDENCIES
2013 Point B Worklodge – Brooklyn New York


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010 Quiet Voice The Substation: Centre for Art and Culture Melbourne
2008 Shhh… Schubert Contemporary Gallery Queensland
2007 She is… Dickerson Gallery Melbourne
She is….Frances Keevil Gallery Sydney
2002 I Spy Smyrnios Gallery Australia Melbourne


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016    MUM The Stockroom Gallery Victoria
2016    Virtual Point B Worklodge Brooklyn New York City
2015    Discovery Point B Worklodge Brooklyn New York City
2015 18 X 8 : From point A to PointB and back again… Point B New York
2015 Onefourfour The Art Room Melbourne
2014 Onefourfour The Harrison Gallery
2013 Threshold Point B New York
2012 and then there were five 45 Downstairs Melbourne
Apple From The Tree Roslyn Smorgon Gallery Melbourne
2011 8 Days Before Christmas Anthea Polson Gallery
Safe at Home Cube Contemporary Art Projects Adelaide Exchange Gataker Art Space Queensland
2010 Net Work Ballarat Regional Gallery
The Exquisite Palette Show St Luke’s Artist Colourmen Melbourne Anniversary Show Anthea Polson Art Queensland
2009 New Work Dickerson Gallery Melbourne
40 x 40 Anthea Polson Art Surfers Paradise Queensland Gallery Show Dickerson Gallery Sydney
Group Show Anthea Polson Gallery Queensland
40 x 40 x 40 Dickerson Gallery Melbourne
2007 Group Show Frances Keevil Gallery Sydney
2006 Melbourne Art Fair 06 Exhibition Building, Melbourne
Cocoon Hobsons Bay Melbourne
2005 Group Show Frances Keevil Gallery Sydney
The artist and the Environment, Domain House, Melbourne Discovery Art Show Gasworks Art Park Melbourne
Urban Tide Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Melbourne
‘The Long Dinner’ Newport Substation Art Centre, Melbourne
Art in Public Places – Williamstown Festival Phaze3 Gallery, Melbourne 2004 Sydney Art Fair Melbourne Independent Artists, Sydney
2003 Work Circles Dantes Gallery, Melbourne
2002 Lygon St Artists Lygon St Studios, Melbourne
Kiss my Art Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne
2000 Summer Salon Entrepot Art Gallery Tasmanian University Union, Hobart


Awards and Prizes

2016    Finalist Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing
2015    Finalist Grace Cossington Smith Award;
Winner People’s Choice Sunshine Coast Art Prize Caloundra Regional Gallery;
Finalist Sunshine Coast Art Prize Caloundra Regional Gallery
2013 Part Scholarship New York Studio School New York
2012 Winner Toyota Community Spirit Gallery Travel Award
2012 Finalist Redlands Art Prize Redland Art Gallery QLD
Peoples Choice Albany Art Prize Albany Western Australia
2010 Finalist Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize Newport Substation Art Centre
2009 Finalist EMSLA Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Finalist Sunshine Coast Art Prize Caloundra Regional Gallery
Finalist Mosman Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery Sydney
Finalist R & M McGivern Prize Maroondah Art Gallery, Victoria
Finalist Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize Newport Substation Art Centre
2008 Finalist City of Albany Art Prize, Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany WA
Finalist Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize, Newport Substation Art Centre, Melbourne
2007 Finalist Tattersalls Contemporary Art Prize, Newport Substation Art Centre, Melbourne 2006 Short listed for the Toyota career Development Award
Finalist Redland Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
Finalist Mosman Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
Finalist Tattersalls Contemporary Art Prize, Newport Substation Art Centre, Melbourne
2004 Highly Commended Smorgon Steel Contemporary Art Prize Customs Wharf Gallery, Melbourne 2003 Finalist Smorgon Steel Contemporary Art Prize, Williamstown, Melbourne
2001 Finalist Redland Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
Finalist Darebin-Latrobe Art Prize Bundoora Homestead, Federation Centre for the Arts, Melbourne


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Capone, A Six of Best Star Newspaper March 2010
Dr. Trouton, L First Night: Paintings by Erika Gofton http://artistrun.org/blog/?cat=102 Jan 2009 Saint Martin, M Sensual Icons in Female Form Weekend Bulletin Dec 13 2008
King, R Paintings depict Womanhood The Gold Coast Bulletin Dec 10 2008
Press, C Case for Lace Vogue Australia December 2008
S, Gray Online interview Art Re-Source http://www.stevegray.com.au/blog/erika-gofton/ November 2008 Carapic, V Exhibition Review The Graceful Ladies http://www.australianart.com.au/ 2007
M, Murphy Brushing on Femininity Hobsons Bay Leader October 2007
Dann, C About a Girl Herald Sun September 2007
L, Martin-Chew Exhibition Review Redland Art Awards http://www.redlandartawards.org.au 2006 Warren, A Workshop: Starters Inside/Out Australia May/June 2006
Weston, C Newport Artist in running to win a world study trip September 2006
Scott, C Artists in a flutter over ‘skipper’ Fairfax Community Network 2006
Ross, K Art Goes Public Thanks to Commercial Mix Star Newspaper February 2005
Murphy, M Dinner for Art’s Sake The Times May 2005

Related Professional Experience

  • Owner, operator and teacher at The Art Room (www.the-art-room.com.au) Facilitates classes, workshops and professional development for artists.
  • Teacher – Victorian College of the Arts – Dora McRae “Drawing as a Performative Notation” Drawing Intensive 2012
  • Teacher – Victorian College of the Arts – First Year Drawing – Printmaking Department 2012
  • Teacher – Victorian College of the Arts – Breadth Subjects – Body Facts and Fictions.
  • Tutor – Drawing and Painting and Mentored classes at The Substation: Centre for Art and Culture Hobson’sBay Melbourne 2008 – 2011
  • Invited Speaker Artist forum for SWTAFE at Warrnambool Gallery 2013Teacher – Heide Museum ofModern Art – School holiday program 2012
  • Teacher – Lonely Planet – Employee Experience Team 2012
  • 2011 Judge Art in Public Places – Hobson’s Bay
  • 2011 Judge Paint the Gardens – Hobson’s Bay
  • Facilitator – Professional development workshops for Amaroo Day Program and Outreach Service 2011
  • 2007-2009 Member of Art Committee The Substation: Centre for Arts and Culture
  • Participated in numerous ABAF and Auspicious Arts Projects professional development workshops.

Erika Gofton CV – 2015