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Lives in Sydney, Australia
1988 Graduate Diploma in Photography, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.
1985 Bachelor of Visual Art, majoring in Photography, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.
2007-2012 City East Community College, Sydney.
1990-2012 Photography Coordinator, Tin Sheds Art Workshop, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney.
2010-2012 Photography Tutor, Western Sydney Institute, TAFE, Kingswood Campus.
1989- 2008 Photography Tutor, Wollongong West TAFE Arts and Media, Illawarra Institute.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 1991-2011
2011 Dryads and Divas, Head-On Photo Festival, Alpha Gallery, Sydney.
2010 Spirit in Verde, Sydney Fringe Festival, Varga Bar Espresso, Sydney.
2008 Little Bay, Alpha Gallery, Sydney.
2007 Allure, Café New Deli, Sydney.
2006 Sweet December, Sheffer Gallery, Sydney.
2004 Water Blooms, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney.
2003 Women of Macarthur/ Celebrating Change, commissioned photography for NSW Government and Office of Western Sydney, Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery and Campbelltown City Library.
Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives- International Women’s Day Week, Customs House, Circular Quay Sydney.
2002 Women of the West, Broken Hill City Gallery, Broken Hill, a photography documentary funded by NSW Ministry for the Arts and Regional Arts NSW.
2000 Women of the West; A work in progress photography installation.
Alpha House Art Space. Sydney.
1998 ROAM, SOUTH, Sydney.
1995 Journeys, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney.
1991 Mumurar, Gallery Floriades, Sydney.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS (exhibiting photography since 1988)
2012 ErkoArt, Sydney Art and About, Erskineville School.
Precious Little, Alpha Gallery.
Topography, featuring the series Gyre, Head-On Photo Festival, Chrissie Cotter Gallery. Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize, ESP Gallery, Marrickville.
2011 GreenWay Arts Prize & Exhibition, Art Est. Gallery, Leichhardt.
Waverley Art Prize 25 year Retrospective 1986-2010, Waverley Library, Sydney.
Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize, ESP Gallery, Marrickville.
Gosford Art Prize, finalist, Gosford Art Gallery.
2010 Eighty Tales from the Vault 1930-2010, 3rd September – 7 November, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney.
Erko Art, Erskineville Public School, Sydney.
CarriageARTworks, Carriageworks, Represented Alpha House Artists Co-operative, Sydney.
2009 30x40,United Galleries, Sydney.
Unwrapped, United Galleries, Perth.
2008 Erko Art, Erskineville Public School, Sydney.
Hip Pop, United Galleries, Perth.
Head On, Portrait Prize, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney.
Recent Works, Wollongong West TAFE Fine Arts Staff Show, Project gallery, Wollongong.
2007 Hip Pop, United Galleries, Sydney.
Faccia Lei, Portraits in transition- Arsenale Novissimo, Venice. Italy, July 2007 – Feb 2008.
Alpha House Sketch Club Draw Show, Alpha House Artist Co-operative, Sydney.
2006 Unwrapped, Opening group show, United Galleries, Sydney.
The Black Curtain, recent works by the Photography Staff from Illawarra Institute, Wollongong West, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong.
Waverley Art Prize, Sydney.
2005 Works on Paper Prize, Hazlehurst Regional Gallery.
Gosford Art Prize, Gosford.
2004 Waverley Art Prize, Sydney.
2003 Heads, Long Gallery, University of Wollongong.
2002 Frameworks in winter, a public art project in Manly, Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Sydney.
LANDMARKS, Long Gallery, University of Wollongong.
2001 Characteristic Curve, A group show from the Photography department of Hunter St TAFE,
Lovett Gallery, Newcastle.
Encore, Wollongong City Art Gallery, Wollongong.
Art on Show, North Newtown Public School, Sydney.
Out of Breadth, a group photography exhibition, First Draft, Sydney.
1999 – 07 Wollongong West TAFE, Arts and Media Staff exhibitions, Project Centre for Contemporary Art, Wollongong.
1999 Walking the Street, Newtown Festival.
9 WOMEN, Photographica Gallery, Sydney.
Wollongong Reviewed, Wollongong City Gallery.
1998 Inside/out, Tin Sheds Staff Exhibition, University of Sydney.
Walking the Street, Newtown Festival
The Origin of Ideas, An exhibition of Artists Notebook Pages, SOUTH, Sydney.
GRANTS /AWARDS/ PUBLIC EVENTS
2012 Gosford Art Prize, Finalist, Gosford Regional Gallery, 25 Sept -25 November.
Greenway Art Prize and Exhibiiton, Third place, Art Est, Leichhardt.
2011 ‘The Renovators’ photographic artworks featured on the Channel Ten program.
‘Dance a Little Live a Little’ photography for musician Liz Martin, Vitamin Records.
MOST, Participated in Marrickville Open Studio Trail, Alpha Gallery and Studio.
2010 The Sydney Fringe Festival, Spirit in Verde, Curated by Geoff Levitus.Varga Bar Espresso.
CarriageARTworks, representing Alpha House Artists Co-operative, Carriageworks, Sydney.
2009 ART SYDNEY 09, Represented by United Galleries, Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park, Sydney.
2008 UNDERBELLY, Public Arts, Lab and Festival, CARRIAGEWORKS, Sydney.
MOST, Participated in Marrickville Open Studio Trail and Exhibition, Alpha Gallery and Studio,
Curated by Marrickville Council, Sydney.
2007 ART SYDNEY 07, Represented by United Galleries, Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park, Sydney.
ART MELBOURNE 07, Represented by United Galleries, Melbourne.
Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize, Don’t Look Experimental Art Gallery, Sydney.
Underwater Adventures, withCODAandFRIENDS, Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre, Bundanon.
2006 Wyong Art Prize, Second place, Photography section.
The Coda Collective, Music for the Eyes – A Tribute to Norman Lindsay, The Studio at Sydney Opera House and Campbelltown Arts Centre.
2004 Art & About – Sydney Life Photography Exhibition & Prize. City of Sydney Council, Sydney.
Gosford Art Prize, Winner, Photography section.
2003 Commissioned Photographic documentary: Women of Macarthur- Celebrating Change, NSW Department for Women and the Office of Western Sydney.
2001 Waverley Art Prize, Winner, Works on Paper Category.
Art on Show 2001: People’s Choice Award, North Newtown Public School.
1999-2002 Commissioned Photographic documentary: Women of the West, Broken Hill Council and Broken Hill City Art Gallery.
1995 The NSW Ministry of the Arts Gunnery Studio, Sydney.
Pat Corrigan Visual Arts Grant. Marketing Grant, NSW Ministry of theArts and NAVA.
1994 Piece X Piece sponsored by Fuji Xerox.
Marketing Grant, NSW Ministry of the Arts and NAVA.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS/ REVIEWS
2011 Dance A Little , Live a Little, photography for CD, Liz Martin, Vitamin Records.
2010 Eighty Tales from the Vault 1930-2010, Curated by Therese Kenyon, Manly Art Gallery and Museum. Exhiibition catalogue.
2007 Beyond Region, Public Galleries in New South Wales, ARTS NSW and the Australia Council for the Arts, 2007, pp122,123.
Artist Interview, Patience Lindhjem, CURVE, issue 12, p14.
2006 ‘affairs d’art’ Life And Style, Belle, Dec/Jan 07, p177.
‘Art at your fingertips’, Stephen Lacey, Innovation, The Sun-Herald, July 30, p7.
“Artist Profile” Jo Lyons, A4arts, June, Issue 4, p1.
Nicky Zimmerman, My Favorite room, Home on Sunday, The Sun-Herald, April 2, p8
2004 “Sharp focus cuts beneath the cosmetic” Robert McFarlane, Sydney Morning Herald, October 19, p15.
For Paola art’s a current affair, Rod Bennett, Time Out, The Manly Daily, Sept 10, p27-28.
2001 Powerful fragments, Jill Stowell, Newcastle Herald, June 23,p15.
2012 Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre, Marrickville Council.
2005 Manly Art Gallery and Museum
2003 NSW Government, Department for Women.
2002 Broken Hill City Art Gallery.
2001 Waverley Council.
North Newtown Public School.
1993 University of Wollongong.
1990 Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust.
1984 State Library of NSW.
Private collections in Australia and the UK.
OTHER ACTIVITIES/ INTERVIEWS: selected
2011 Photographer, Legs on the Wall, fundraiser.
Real Living, Issue 67, p51.
2007 Interview with Channel V on “The Know” Foxtell. 19 November, (Arts and Style program).
Represented by United Galleries at ART MELBOURNE 07 and ART SYDNEY 2007, 2009.
Interview for Curve Magazine, issue 12 by Patience Lindhjem, p14.
2006 River Beats - A multimedia music event, Parramatta Council, Allure photographic series used for nighttime digital projection display.
“Quiet music for quiet people” photography for CD cover and poster for vocalist Inga Liljestrom. Groovescooter Records.
Conference: Forty Eight Hours of Visual Art, New Artists, BBCC theatre, Facilitator: Camilla Connolly, Artists Paola Talbert, Marc Renshaw, and Trish Callaghan, Byron Bay Community and Culture Centre.
Interview with Jo Lyons for A4arts journal, issue 4, June 2006.
2002 Interview, “Women of the west on display”, Barrier Daily Truth, Broken Hill, Jan 31, p3.
ABC regional radio interview for Women of the West exhibition, Jan 25.
2001 Published photography for article: Women of the West, by Phillipa O’Hallaran.
2000 ABC regional radio interview for Regional Arts Project -Women of the West, Broken Hill -19/6/2000 and also 2/12/2000.
Barrier Daily Truth, June 22, 2000, p2
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