SOLO & DUO EXHIBITIONS:

 

2019Upcoming Pulling Threads: a Response to Silence Awareness Existence(working title)  Turner Galleries – Highgate, Western Australia (solo).

2018           Endings are Beginnings: the Stories I Tell Myself Novemenber Art|Event|Space – East Fremantle, Western Australia (solo).

2016           Constructing memory. Peek-a-Boo Gallery – Northbridge, Western Australia (solo).

2016           Lines That Define. Paper Mountain Gallery – Northbridge, Western Australia (with Olga Cironis).

2015           A Momentary Consideration. Art Collective WA – Subiaco, Western Australia (solo).

2015           100 Days to Create a Narrative. Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University – Mt Lawley, Western Australia (solo).

2014           Points of Reference. Peek-a-Boo Gallery – Northbridge, Western Australia (solo).

2012           Drawn Within. Peek-a-Boo Gallery – Northbridge, Western Australia (solo).

2006           Looking at Him. Emerge Artspace – Highgate, Western Australia (solo).

2005           Interplay. Perth Institute of Contemporary Art – Northbridge, Western Australia (with Tori Benz).

2004           The Art of (good) Conversation. Breadbox Gallery – Northbridge, Western Australia (with Tori Benz).

2001           Surface [at]tension. The Moores Building – Fremantle, Western Australia (solo).

2001           Intersecting Moments. The Verge Gallery – Northbridge, Western Australia (solo).

2000           Deconstructing the ‘moment’. Electronic & Computer Engineering, Curtin University – Bentley, Western Australia (solo).

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected):

 

2019            Bunbury Biennale,  Bunbury Regional Art Gallery – WA (curator C Lunel). 

2018            Collective States,  Art Collective WA – Perth, WA (curator P Anselmi). 

2018            Distillation:  A Tribute to Howard Taylor.  Gallery 25.  Edith Cowan University – Perth, WA (curator L Robbie). 

2018            Pure Contemplation Without Knowledge 10.  Nyisztor Gallery – Melville, WA (curator R Nyisztor).

2018            Antipodean Encounters:  Western Australian Artists and Taiwanese Culture.  MJAC – WA.  (curator G Sikich).

2018            A Portrait of Taiwan in Perth.  City Art Space – Northbridge, Western Australia.  (curator A Y Chang).

2018           Silence Awareness Existence.  Arteles Creative Centre – Finland. 

2018           Collie Art Prize Finalist.  The Collie Art Gallery – Collie, Western Australia.

2017           Joondalup Invitational Art Award Finalist.  Lakeside Centre – Western Australia (curated by G Ben-Ary).

2017           Royal Perth Art Awards Finalist.  Wilkenson Gallery – Claremont, Western Australia (curated by S Murray).

2017           Scene 2017.   Nyisztor Gallery – Melville, Western Australia (curated by R Nyisztor).

2017           Bunbury Biennale Finalist.  Bunbury Regional Art Galleries – Bunbury, Western Australia (curated by C Lunel).

2017           Mid West Art Prize Finalist.  Geraldton Regional Art Gallery – Western Australia.

2017           Stations of the Cross.  Geraldton Regional Art Gallery – Western Australia (curated by C Bushby).

2017           Stations of the Cross.  Wesley Uniting Church – Perth, Western Australia (curated by C Bushby).

2016           Artist Open House Fremantle. Fremantle – Western Australia.

2016           Pure Contemplation Without Knowledge 8. Nyisztor Gallery – Melville, Western Australia (curated by R Nyisztor).

2016           Paper Mountain Art Auction 2016. Paper Mountain – Northbridge, Western Australia (curated by K Pace).

2016           Scene 2016. Nyisztor Gallery – Melville, Western Australia (curated by R Nyisztor).

2016           Steal. Linton & Kay Galleries (Perth City) – Perth, Western Australia (curated by A Sabadini).

2016           A Dot on the Run. Courthouse Gallery (in association with Form) – Port Hedland, Western Australia.

2015-16      Bankwest Art Prize 2015 Finalist. Bankwest Art Gallery – Perth, Western Australia.

2015           Painting as an Artform. Mundaring Arts Centre – Mundaring, Western Australia (curated by A Sabadini).

2015           Pure Contemplation without Knowledge 7. Nyisztor Gallery – Melville, Western Australia (curated by R Nyisztor).

2015           A Dot on the Run. Courthouse Gallery (in association with Form) – Port Hedland, Western Australia.

2015           Mid West Art Prize Finalist & Special Commendation. Geraldton Regional Art Gallery – Western Australia.

2014           Albany Art Prize Finalist. Albany Hall – Albany, Western Australia.

2014           Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize Finalist. South Australian Museum – Adelaide, South Australia.

2014           Florid. Turner Galleries – Northbridge, Western Australia (curated by A Nicholls & C McFarlane).

2014           Canopy: Into the Forest. Mundaring Arts Centre – Mundaring, Western Australia (curated by P Lyon & A Yinsin Chang).

2014           Florid. 45 Downstairs – Melbourne, Victoria. (curated by A Nicholls & C McFarlane).

2014           Gotham City,Supermarket Independent Art Fair 2014. Kulturhuset – Stockholm, Sweden.

2013           12 Days. Peek-a-Boo Gallery – Northbridge, Western Australia (curated by M Dare).

2013           Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2DFinalist. Caloundra Regional Gallery – Caloundra, Queensland.

2013           Le Salon Scintillant. Moana Art Space – Perth, Western Australia (curated by A Nicholls, C McFarlane & K Koivisto Wheeler).

2011           Gotham Returns. Gotham Studios – Northbridge, Western Australia (curated by A Nicholls & M Dare).

2009           City of Joondalup Invitation Art Awards Finalist. Lakeside Centre – Joondalup, Western Australia.

2008           Artitude Finalist. Burswood Entertainment Complex – Burswood, Western Australia.

2007           City of Joondalup Invitation Art Awards Finalist. Lakeside Centre – Joondalup, Western Australia.

2007           Artitude Finalist. Burswood Entertainment Complex – Burswood, Western Australia.

2004           City of Joondalup Invitation Art Awards Finalist. Lakeside Centre – Joondalup, Western Australia.

2004           Suitcase. Next Wave Festival – Melbourne and Sydney, Australia.

 

EDUCATION:

 

2010            Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (TAA 40104) Harlequin Business &Training Consultants – Western Australia.

1999            Graduated Honours. Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) Curtin University of Technology – Perth, Western Australia.

 

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS (selected):

2019 Upcoming  The Fabric of Us.A year-long collaborative project between Claire Bushby and Melanie and specific communities through 2 residencies at Midland Junction Art Centre. Culminating in an exhibition.

2018              Guanyin in the South West: A Portrait of Taiwan in Perth. A year-long cultural exchange between 22 WA artists and members of the Taiwanese community in Perth resulting in 2 exhibitions and many other events.

2014-16         The exhibitions Steal and Painting as an Artform were the results of a 2 year project involving WA painters discussing the viability of painting within contemporary art.

 

RESIDENCIES & AWARDS (selected):

 

2019  Upcoming  The Fabric of Us Residency, Midland Junction Art Centre – Midland, WA (w C Bushby). 

2018              Silence Awareness Existence Residency, Arteles Creative Centre – Hämeenkyrö, Finland.

2016              Painting Prize.  Wanneroo Art Award.  Wanneroo Cultural Centre – Perth, Western Australia,

2015              Special Commendation. Mid West Art Prize.  Geraldton Regional Art Gallery – Western Australia.

2014              Second Prize.  Town of Claremont Art Awards.  Town of Claremont Council Chambers – Claremont, Western Australia.

2013              Painting Prize.  City of Wanneroo Art Awards.  Wanneroo Cultural Centre – Wanneroo, Western Australia.

2013              Fringeworld Best Visual Art Award.  Le Salon Scintillant – Perth, Western Australia.

2008 – Ongoing  Gotham Studios resident – Perth, Western Australia.

2004              First Prize. Painting Your Dream. Rotary/Princess Margaret Hospital – Subiaco, Western Australia.

1999              Electronic & Computer Engineering Art Award. Deconstructing the ‘moment’. Curtin University – Bentley, Western Australia.

1998              Vice-Chancellor’s Award. Curtin University of Technology – Bentley, Western Australia.

 

ART EMPLOYMENT (selected):

 

1999 – Ongoing  Artist, member of Gotham Studios since 2008 – Northbridge, WA.

2018 Upcoming Art Tutor. Casuarina – Casuarina, Western Australia.

2018 – Ongoing Art Facilitator. Victoria Park Centre of the Arts – Midland, WA.

2018             Art Facilitator. Midland Junction Art Centre – Midland, Western Australia.

2015 – 2017  Lecturer. Central Institute of Technology – Northbridge, Western Australia.

2016              Curator. Darlington Open Art Award 2016 – Darlington, Western Australia.

2014-16         Art Tutor (casual). Nascha Disabilities Services – Maylands, Western Australia.

2011-13         Art Gallery Co-Manager. Peek-a-boo Gallery – Northbridge, Western Australia.

2005              Tutor. Special Arts Programme (Applecross Senior High School) – Ardross, Western Australia (part-time).

2002              Art Tutor. Bandyup Prison – Guildford, Western Australia.

2002              Art Tutor. Nyandi Prison – Bentley, Western Australia.

2002              Sessional Lecturer. Curtin University – Bentley, Western Australia.

2002              Art Teacher. Children’s Holiday Program. Curtin University – Bentley, Western Australia.

1998-2002    Gallery Assistant. Gadfly Galleries – Dalkeith and Nedlands, Western Australia.

 

PUBLIC ART COMMISSION & GRANTS:

 

2015              Wellington St Project. Mural (2nd floor elevator lobby) – Perth, Western Australia.

2014              Artflight, DCA (Florid – Melbourne, Australia).

2014              Artflight, DCA (Gotham City, Supermarket Independent Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden).

2001              Grant, Arts Council of Western Australia (surface [at]tension).

 

COLLECTIONS:

 

Karratha Health Centre (2017), Edith Cowan University (2017), City of Joondalup (2016), St John of God (2015, 2014), Art Angel Project (Turner Galleries, 2013), Princess Margaret Hospital (2004), Jo Lagerberg Collection (2004), Old Swan Brewery (2001) and various private collections (national and international).

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY (selected):

Johnson, Miranda At the intersection of art and friendship, SeeSaw Magazine, 5 December 2018.  www.seesawmag.com.au/news/at-the-intersection-of-art-and-friendship/

–                           Antipodean Encounters:  Western Australian Artists and Taiwanese Culture Catalogue 2018. 

–                           Arteles Residency Catalogue 2018-2015   www.arteles.org/artists_projects

–                           Joondalup Invitational Art Prize 2017 (exhibition catalogue).

–                           Stations of the Cross 2017 (exhibition catalogue & website).  www.perthunitingchurch.org.au/stations/view/station-2

–                           Mid West Art Prize 2017 (exhibition catalogue).

Wilson, Laetitia    Cultural Fabric laid bare. The West Australian Newspaper, 2 July 2016.

Spencer, Ric        How long is a line?  (Lines That Define exhibition catalogue). 2016

Wilson, Laetitia    Painting down the line, The West Australian Newspaper, 24 October 2015.

Sabidini, Anna     Painting as an Artform (exhibition catalogue), 2015.

Dominey, Caitlin  100 Days to Create a Narrative, Colosoul Magazine, 26 May 2015.

–                           Mid West Art Prize 2015 (exhibition catalogue).

van der Merwe, J Florid, Artlink vol 34 No.3, 2014.

Wilson, Laetitia    Complex goods with boxes and dead birds, The West Australian Newspaper, 12-13 July 2014.

Lyon, Peggy        Canopy:  into the Forest (exhibition catalogue), 2014.

Smith, Sally         Florid , Velvet Ant – The Culture Colony, www.velvetdesign.com/blog, 24 June 2014.

Wilson, Laetitia    Tensions between use and conservation of the land, The West Australian Newspaper, 24-25 May 2014.

Jarvis, Lucy         Strong local presence in art show, The Times, 28 May 2014.

Lucus, Matt         Florid at FortyFive Downstairs, Melbourne Art Review, www.mattolucus.com,26 February 2014.

–                          Albany Art Prize 2014 (exhibition catalogue).

–                          Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2014 (exhibition catalogue).

–                          Le Salon Scintillant, (exhibition catalogue) 2013.

McGrath, Judith   Emerge ‘06, Art Seen in Western Australia, www.artseeninwa.com, June 2006.

Kelleher, Travis  The Art of (good) Conversation (exhibition essay) 2004.

Blond, Simon      Arts, The Big Weekend – The West Australian Newspaper, 3 July 2004.