Attended school till year 12 at Newcastle Waldorf School
Commenced Bachelor of Fine Art 2001 – Awarded First Class Honours and Faculty medal in Fine Art 2006
Travelled to Carrara Italy on the scholarship 2007 and undertook a two week marble sculpting course at Arco Arte Studio
Completed Master of Teaching visual art 2010
2005 New Works at Tighes Hill Gallery
2006 An Exhibition of Ceramic Sculpture at Tighes Hill Gallery
2008 Felons at The John Paynter Gallery Newcastle
2009 New Work at John Miller Gallery Newcastle
2011 In Stone at the John Paynter Gallery Newcastle
2013 Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney NSW
1999 ArtExpress Regional Tour
2004 Graduation Students Award Exhibition at Inner City Clayworkers Sydney
2004 Joint at Back to Back Galleries
2004 The Artisan Art Prize at John Miller Gallery
2004 9+2 at Tighes Hill Gallery
2005 Figurative at The Art Lounge Wooloomooloo
2006 Art2Muse exhibition at Simmer on the Bay
2006 Honours, Masters, PhD Ceramics Invitational at Watt Space Gallery Newcastle
2006 Stock Room Show the Best of the Best at Tighes Hill Gallery
2008 Collectors Care invitational Front Room Gallery Newcastle
Awarded Top student 1998 for 3 unit visual art at OTEN
Highly commended in Mattara Miniature Sculpture competition 2003
Second prize for Mattara Sculpture Competition 2003
Awarded the 2006 Jennie Thomas Travelling Scholarship
Won Newcastle Regional Show Art (sculpture section) competition 2004, 2005, 2008
The journal of Australian Ceramics National Pictorial Survey 2006
Hunter Lifestyle Magazine August/September 2006
Postgraduate Paths, Six Artists, Three Spaces –University of Newcastle 2008
St Marks Anglican Church Islington
William Wilkins Memorial Collection
Newcastle Region Art Gallery
Private collections in Australia and Internationally have produced commissions for the John Hunter Hospital, The Belmont Birthing Centre, the GPT group redevelopment of Charlestown Square
Datsun Tran "Maslow's Flowers" @ HARVEY GALLERIES, 23 November - 2 December, 2018
Adaptation, conflict and cooperation are themes I’ve explored through my work in recent years. Usually when I scratch the surface in a new area of interest, I find the same adeptness to adaptation that is in us, is often key to flourishing on this planet. And while the majority of my work draws from the natural world, I’ve never explored the floral side before.
In researching for this show, my appreciation for flowers grew as I quickly found that they are not just pretty things to have in the background, but rather at the forefront of adaptation. They have a level of power that I never recognised before, appealing to us in each stage of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.
From the flowers of the Fertile Crescent, which fed and clothed us, to beautifying our nests, attracting a mate, or for respect, and even inspiring us in art. Flowers have inserted themselves into every aspect of our lives, thus insuring their survival.
So in this world where animals are increasingly put on endangered lists, flowers are a section of a chain that if broken, will cause chaos. And if the past is a guide for the future, the continuation of humans on this planet is going to be inextricably linked to the survival of flowers.
BORN circa 1940 REGION Tjiturrulnga LANGUAGE Pintupi Walangkura was born at Tjiturulnga, west of Kintore. She is the daughter of Inyuwa Nampitjinpa and Tutuma Tjapangati and sister of Pirrmangka Napanangka. Her … read more →
BORN 1951 England STUDIES Newcastle upon Tyne and at Brighton College in the United Kingdom Tyneside Foundation Course Newcastle Upon Tyne, Sculpture B.A. Hons Brighton College of Art B. A. … read more →
Tasmanian artist Amanda Parer’s edgy and ephemeral paintings explore the natural world and its fragility, with startlingly beautiful creatures enlarged and frozen against their chosen habitat. When viewing one of … read more →
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