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THIS WILD SONG PODCAST
I am thrilled to be part of this incredible project and had loads of fun being interviewed by Ilona Nelson for the podcast series.
Please listen to my podcast as HERE 


This is my portrait for the project. With Lucy the owl.

INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY – THIS WILD SONG EXHIBITION SINGAPORE
It was such a privilege and honour to be part of This Wild Song exhibition in Singapore for International Womens Day. This Wild Song is an incredible project by Ilona Nelson that aims to celebrate and promote Australian Female Artists. Merryn Trevethan curated this incredible exhibition at the Australian High Commission in Singapore. L-R  Gosia Wlodarczak, Megan Evans, Kirsten Berg, Ilona Nelson, Erika Gofton, Merryn Trevethan

FINALIST WYNDHAM ART PRIZE
Excited to be a finalist in the 2018 Wyndham Art Prize with Now Past Oil on Linen 76 x 66cm

Now Past Oil on Linen 76 x 66cm

FINALIST – ALBANY ART PRIZE
Thrilled to be a finalist in the 2018 Albany Art Prize with the work Sincere Lie 76x56cm Oil on Linen

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FINALIST – COLLIE PRIZE
Thrilled to be a finalist in the Inaugural Collie Prize with the work Sincere Lie 76x56cm Oil on Linen

Sincere Lie 76x56cm Oil on Linen

 

LIMINAL – SOLO EXHIBITION
Stockroom Gallery
October 14th – 5th of November

Official opening October 14th 4.30 – 6.30pm
98 piper street, Kyneton 3444, Victoria, Australia
(+61) 03 5422 3215

info@stockroom.space

OPENING HOURS:
Monday 10:30 / 5:00, Tuesday closed, Wednesday closed, Thursday 10:30 / 5:00, Friday 10:30 / 5:00, Saturday 10:00 / 6:00, Sunday 10:00 / 5:00

September 2017
THE KENNEDY PRIZE
Finalist

June 2017
THIS WILD SONG
So thrilled to be part of the This Wild Song exhibition being show at The Art Room. The exhibition was part of the launch of the website and forum to support the project.

This Wild Song (TWS) is a series of portraits and interviews with Australian women visual artists who have a unique voice.

The theme of the portraits is for the artist to become a part of their work. The photographs also hold the intention of creating an honest and true depiction of who the artist is as a person. Every portrait has a specific concept created for the artist, and significance is placed on all elements within the photograph in relation to the artist and their practice.

TWS celebrates the strong female leaders in the arts community. Although the artists being featured are from varying backgrounds, use a diverse range of mediums, and at different stages of their arts career; they are unified by their unique voices and distinct style. The inclusion of so many artistic mediums in TWS offers a broad synopsis of contemporary Australian art.


2016
FINALIST PAUL GUEST DRAWING PRIZE
Bendigo Art Gallery

Subcutaneous Charcoal on Paper 70x100cm

FINALIST IN THE ADELAIDE PERRY PRIZE FOR DRAWING
2016

Beneath Charcoal on Paper 70x100cm

JUNE 2016
MUM
Exhibition at The Stockroom in Kyneton
Really excited to be exhibiting two pieces in this fabulous show at the Stockroom with all of these wonderful artists.

CATHERINE BELL . ERIKA GOFTON . KATE JUST . ILONA NELSON CLARE RAE . NINA ROSS . HANNA TAI . MEREDITH TURNBULL & ROMA TURNBULL-COULTER

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FINALIST GRACE COSSINGTON SMITH AWARD

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WINNER
PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD and JUDGES COMMENDATION
Sunshine Coat Art Prize 2015


Sunshine Coast ART PRIZE 2015
I am really excited to be selected in the 2015 Sunshine Coast Art Prize with my work Liminal

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18 X 8 : From point A to PointB and back again…
Point B New York
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onefourfour
June 2015

full show
I am thrilled to be part of the wonderful exhibition onefourfour curated by Ilona Nelson.

Twelve Australian female artists have been invited to participate in onefourfour which sees them create one work a month for one year.  Every artist is assigned a month to choose a theme that all the artists work to, and the results are posted on this site at the end of each month.  The only restriction is that the work is to be 6 x 6″.  This small canvas size was chosen so it’s a quick and fun exercise and doesn’t become a daunting task to create a piece every month.  An interview with one of the artists will also be featured on this site every month so you can learn more about them, their arts practice, and their processes.
onefourfour was created and curated by Melbourne artist Ilona Nelson.  The project was designed to encourage the artists to experiment with new mediums and keep creating regularly to allow their practices to grow.  There is a wealth of talent in Australia and onefourfour supports women artists by creating opportunities to collaborate with peers, create new work and promote their art.

Point B Residency
Brooklyn New York
June 2013

I was so fortunate to be able to spend over a month at the wonderful Point B Worklodge in Brooklyn New York, developing a new body of work and participating in the Drawing Marathon at The New York Studio School.


Winner of the $10,000 – 2012 Toyota Artist Travel Award

I am really excited to share the news that I have been awarded the 2012 Toyota Artist Travel Award.

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This award will enable me to undertake a months residency at Point B Worklodge in New York City. Research and develop new works for exhibition in 2014. Visit Galleries in New York and London. Mentoring sessions with artist Alyssa Monks and participation in Drawing Marathon at The New York Studio School that will form the basis of future drawing workshops at The Substation in Hobson’s Bay in 2013.

Thank you Toyota!


Interview

Art World Women – Embracing the Taboo of Being and Artist Mother


and then there were five

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45 Downstairs Gallery,  Melbourne
4th of December – 21st of December
2012


Exciting news!
I’ve been accepted to undertake a months residency at Point B Worklodge in New York June 2013!
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FINALIST Redlands Art Prize
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Albany Art Prize 2012
Voted Peoples Choice!
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Safe at Home
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Cube Contemporary Art Projects
91B Drayton St, Bowden SA
30th November – 10th of December


Exchange 

Gatakers Art Space
311 Kent Street, Maryborough, Queensland.
4th November – 1st December 2011.


Net Work

Net Work: the TLF exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat
December 2010 / January 2011

One forum. Thirty-eight artists. Over 100 pieces of art.
A museum exhibition with big impact.

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The Exquisite Palette Show 2010
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St. Luke’s Artist Colourmen
Smith St Collingwood


 

Entry into the Archibald…sadly unsuccessful
A portrait of musicians Donna Simpson and Vikki Thorn from the band The Waifs
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Fisherman’s Daughters
Oil on Canvas
173 x 190cm


Selected in the 2010 Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize
The Substation
Newport Melbourne

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Patience
71 x 131cm
Oil on Canvas


Selected in the EMSLA Still Life Award 2009
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Rigby House Cnr Coff and Duke St
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Doily
40 x 40cm
Oil on Canvas with handstitching


Selected in the Mosman Art Prize 2009
Mosman Art Gallery
Saturday 8 August 2009 – Sunday 6 September 2009
corner Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Road
Mosman NSW 2088
Open 10am – 5pm
7 days a week

Enfold
71 x 131cm
Oil on Canvas

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The Mosman Art Gallery presents the 62nd annual Mosman Art Prize, the longest running and most prestigious municipal art prize in Australia. The winning entries form the basis of the Mosman Art Collection, a valuable and historic collection which surveys Australian painting since 1947. Each year close to 900 entries are received in one day at the Mosman Art Gallery. This year, the inaugural 1947 prize winner Margaret Olley AC will be the guest judge for the competition.
http://www.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/1732/2009-mosman-art-prize


Selected in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2009
Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
19th August – 4th October
Official Opening 27th August
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Patience
71 x 131cm
Oil on Canvas


Selected in the R & M McGivern Prize
Maroondah Art Gallery Victoria
4 June to 18 July 
Official Opening 4th June
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Flutter – diptych
92 x 107cm
Oil on Canvas

The theme for 2009 is I Paint Because…

I paint because…
I have a profound love of paint. I love feeling in control of the medium but also being completely controlled by it.  I adore the intimacy and immediacy of the medium. I relish the capacity for boldness and courage that it allows, but also the amazing sensitivity and tenderness that is possible.

The intimacy of the medium enables me to celebrate the sensitivity and beauty of the female figure. It allows me to explore works that depict beauty, grace and harmony and to present an intimate look at womanhood. My work explores and honors unique female artforms and iconography and I see a strong relationship between the intensity of the needle and the concentration of the paintbrush.


 

 

 

 

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