RECENT WORK – Lake Walk paintings [Illawarra] and Industrial Bodies – Port Kembla – 2017 – 18 – exhibition at The Village, 160 Shellharbour Road Port Kembla from 30th November till 14th December 2018.
Industrial Bodies – Port Kembla Morning Lake 3 – Lake Illawarra
I have been shortlisted for the 2019 Len Fox Painting Award at the Castlemaine Art Museum in Victoria. Out of 190 entries, 50 were selected. My entry is “Exotica in Her Finery at the Lake.”
I am taking part in a group exhibition, to be held as the inaugural show at “The Village” art and crafts space in Port Kembla. My work will be a selection from the series: Industrial Bodies: Port Kembla and Glimpses of Lake Illawarra. [2017 – 18]
MacDonnell Family Home Kilygola Monaghan 2014
Joyce Family Home at Clare Galway Ireland, in 1977
Sailing into Storm Bay from the d’Entrecasteaux Channel near Denne’s Point North Bruny Island, Tasmania 2006
Lithographic Planer Study 1 Art School 1979
Jervis Bay Planar Study 1980
4th Year Art School Planar Studies in Perspective 1979
Self Portrait 1985
Robe South Australia 1987 Song for Keven The Blue Lake Mt Gambier 1987
Detail Dance of the Reeds 1987 [Cawdor]
Wonderful Water 1986 [Cawdor]
Rock Pool 1987 [Jervis Bay] Pods in a Watery Phosphor 1987
Jervis Bay Abstract 1989 The Smallest Spiral Holds the History 1994
Jewels in Memory of Louise Moillon 1993
Thirlmere Way Picton tunnel 1992
Marfar Texas Series: Durbar 2011-13
Landing back at my Bruny Island shack, Denne’s Point. 2006
Forgive Bruny Boat Shed 2009
The shack I built at Denne’s Point Bruny Island [2004 – 2011]
Ancient Boat Shed Nebraska Beach, Bruny Island
Bruny Island Boat Shed Canary 2006-10
Jervis Bay Abstract 1980
Lurking Sky and Little Creatures 1986 Autumn Lake 2016 – Lake Illawarra
Shed Assemblage 2012 [Bruny Island Boat Sheds]
Bruny Boat Sheds: Pimpinella 2009-2010
St Bede’s New Town 2015
Church stage converted at St Bede’s 2014
The studio/hall at St Bede’s New Town
Converted church St Bede’s New Town 2014
Church Stage at St Bede’s Hobart
Studio at St Bede’s 2013
Industrial Bodies [latest work] 2017-2018
EXHIBITIONS, PUBLICATIONS AND OTHER PROJECTS
2019 Shortlisted for finalist’s exhibition in “Flow” contemporary water based painting prize at Wollongong Art Gallery.
2019 Shortlisted for finalist’s exhibition in the Len Fox Painting Award at the Castlemaine Art Museum, Victoria.
2018 Group exhibition at “The Village” Port Kembla. Exhibited the “Industrial Bodies” and “Glimpses of Lake Illawarra” series.
2018 Finalist in The Eutick Memorial Still Life Award Exhibition. The finalist show held at Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong, 9th November till 1st December.
2018 Exhibiting in “All on Board” Wollongong and local artist’s exhibition at the Wollongong Art Gallery from 3rd November 2018 till 10th February 2019
2018 Finalist in the Kangaroo Valley Art Prize September 29th till October 1st.
2017 – 18 Joined the Bluegrass Session and the Wind and Strings ensemble at the Jamberoo Soundspace. Joined a fledgling Klezmer ensemble at Wollongong – the Bisl Goylish Klezmer Group.
2016 -19 Working on the Lake Walks series, paintings and assemblages: the Celtic Series: and the Industrial Bodies series, based on the Port Kembla industrial and marine environment.
2017 – Writing a huge book based on the history of Irish families in Ireland and Australia.
2017 Joined the Curious Rendition Orchestra Wollongong [CROw] operating through the Conservatorium of Music Community Orchestras.
2016 Autumn Lake [Lake Illawarra], Finalist Wollongong Contemporary Water Colour Art Prize – Wollongong City Art Gallery.
2014 September till October- six weeks research and travel from the west of Scotland across to Ireland and through Ireland.
2014 Marfa: Texas, exhibition of paintings and film Sydney. March – April. [Showing accompanying film [“The Hairy Man from the East”]
2013 CAST member’s exhibition. Hobart, Tasmania.
2010 Solo Exhibition Salamanca Side Space Gallery, Hobart: Bruny Island Boat Sheds: None but the lonely heart and other songs
2009 Finalist in Hobart Art Prize at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Drawing, graphite, ink and charcoal on paper.
2010 Exhibited drawings at The Point, Dennne’s Point, Bruny Island.
2004-2006 Designed and built shack/studio North Bruny in vernacular style of “Tasmanian Shack”
2005 Cast Gallery member’s exhibition, Hobart.
2003 Group Show at Mt Annan Royal Botanical Gardens – The Evolution Series.
1997 Exhibited in the Celebrating 25 years at The Bell Gallery, Berrima, NSW.
1996 Finalist James Kiwi Watercolour Prize at the Wollongong City Gallery. Group exhibition 11th Birthday Show, presents of mind, at Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Redfern, Sydney.
1996 Solo exhibition Arrangements: Earthed and Floating at Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney. Exhibited in Candid group exhibition by Wollondilly artists at the Campbelltown Bicentennial Art Gallery.
1995 In Rare Finds group exhibition by five regional artists at the Southern Highlands Regional Art Gallery at Mossvale. Solo exhibition silent poems to be read by the eye: Romans, Réaltiés, Rêves at the Alliance Française Gallery in Canberra.
1995 September to December – scholarship to study pedagogical techniques for teaching French as another language in Australia, at the University of Jean Monnet in St Etienne, France.
1994 Solo exhibition Pretty Still. Master Creative Arts: Major Presentation at Access Contemporary Art Gallery in Sydney. 1994 Finalist in Drawing on the Illawarra. The Long Gallery, University of Wollongong.
1993 Solo exhibition: The Picton Paintings at Tapas D’espana at Darlinghurst.
1988 Solo exhibition Rock Pools at Brookfield House Gallery, Camden.
1987 Solo exhibition Reed Songs at Brookfield House Gallery, Camden
1987-92 Finalist in the St Gregory’s Art Prize:
1988 Represented in the University of Western Sydney collection.
1985 Solo exhibition Jervis Bay and Still Life at The Barn Gallery and Brookfield Gallery, Camden.
1980 Finalist in the NSW Travelling Art Scholarship Prize at the Blaxland Gallery, Myers Sydney. Finalist in The Wollongong Art Purchase Prize, Wollongong City Gallery.
1979 Group Show Minimalist / Constructivist paintings at the Argillion Gallery, Camden.
1994 Not Surrealism: Magical Realism, Post Graduate Conference, University of Wollongong: a discourse explaining the relationship between my Master of Creative Arts’ painting presentation Pretty Still and the essays, Part.1.Wild Flowers and White Porcelain and Part.2.Circles and Seeds.
COMMISSIONS AND REPRESENTATIONS
Represented in private/ corporate collections in Australia and internationally.
WRITING AND PUBLISHING
2017 COMMISSIONED ESSAY: “Behind the Scenes”; The Life. Art, Design and Community Work of Robert Bell – included in the Australian National Gallery Research Library.
2017 ESSAY: From Cork to Coalcliff: Finding Richard Coady  – published on the Illawarra Historical Society website
2010- 11 Completed art critique articles for “Tasmanian Life” publication: Dean Stevensen, Composer ,Musician, Song Writer; Rebecca Coote light artist; Allen Mansell, Indigenous Tasmanian artist. [and online]
2010 Article written about my work by Claire Andrews about the Bruny Island exhibition in “Tasmanian Life” magazine publication and online.
2008 Winner of a writing competition held by the ABC in Tasmania. The prize being free entry into a selection of events for “Ten Days on the Island”, and a commitment to write critiques which were published on the ABC website.
2006 Completed the essay The Nature of Things a critique of the woodblock prints of Michael Schlitz at the Bett Gallery North Hobart.
1996 Painting Amazing Ordinary Things from solo exhibition Arrangements Earthed and Floating published in Images 3, presenting contemporary Australian artists, edited by Neville Drury, Craftsman House, Australia. Biographical cuttings: National Library of Australia collection. Australian Art and Artist’s files: World Catalogue.
1995 Article in Australian Country Style, Small Objects,a discussion of my paintings and Masters’ discourse, written by Annabel Frost, June edition.
1995 Represented in the Who’s Who of Australian Visual Artists, DW Thorpe in association with NAVA.
1995 Essay commission for Peter Wilson’s exhibition, Orange Regional Art Gallery, Earthworks: Fire and Earth: From the Belly of a Pot-maker. Jules McCue:
1998 Newspaper reviews published, Extraordinary Exhibition: Holy Threads, an exhibition of Lao textiles and the art of Savandhary Vongpoothorn at the Campbelltown Regional Gallery and Black Man in a White Man’s World, an exhibition by indigenous inmates from N.S.W. jails.
2006 Essay on woodcut prints of Michael Schlitz The Nature of Things published on the Bett Gallery website.
2007 Local ABC radio: reviewed various shows in the Ten Days on the Island events program. Two reviews published on the ABC website.
2011 Article Tasmanian Life Magazine: Jules McCue : Artist, Thinker, Lover of History.
2011 Wrote articles for Tasmanian Life Magazine: Light and Space: artist Rebecca Coote and Dean Stevenson: Composer, Songwriter, Performer.
2012 Wrote article for Tasmanian Life Magazine: Allan Mansell: The Creation of Visual Stories
2016 Commissioned essay “Behind the Scenes”; The Life. Art, Design and Community Work of Robert Bell. – also to write and design on her webste: www.robertabell.com.au