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About Anita Laurence

About Anita Laurence

Born: Hobart Tasmania Australia (grew up in Warrandyte Victoria)
Education

1981-1983 Degree Fine Art Painting Prahran College Victoria
1998 Diploma of Education The University of Melbourne

Biographical Detail

2020 Painting, printmaking and bookbinding in King Valley NE Victoria Australia with husband Bill Young since 1999
2020 Off Centre Gallery + Studio Milawa ongoing exhibitions solo and group since 2017
2018 Painting, printmaking and bookbinding in King Valley NE Victoria with husband Bill Young since 1999
Assistant to Bill Young in custom printing workshop
2017 Artist in Residence The Art Vault Mildura annually since 2009
Great Authors Print Exchange – Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop
2016 The Muse Gallery ongoing exhibitions group and solo since 2003
‘Eventide’ artist print exchange curated by Rona Green
King Valley Art Show Inc. President 2014-2018, committee member since 2004
Wangaratta Art Gallery Acquisitions Committee
2013 Commission with Sculptor Malcolm Laurence to design commemorative sculpture for St Bernard’s Primary School Wangaratta 50th Anniversary
‘Across the Arts’ workshop presenter simple bookbinding
2009 Cork Printmakers Cork City Ireland visiting artist
2009 Acquired by the Silk Cut Foundation Collection gifted to the National Gallery of Australia
2007 Co-organiser of ‘Where There’s Smoke…’ an exhibition of community photos from the 06/07 King Valley bush fires
2005 Mosaic Sculpture: assisted Deborah Halpern with ‘Portal to Another Time and Place’ Sculpture for the Helen Lempriere Sculpture Award
Artist in Schools for Rural City of Wangaratta ‘Regeneration Project’ for Seniors Week
King Valley End of Harvest Fiesta, Seed Mosaic/Rangoli children’s art activities
2004 Vietnamese Printmaking workshop with Nguyen Van Cuong at Lancaster Press Brooklyn Victoria
2001 Mosaic paver project with Edi Upper Primary School
1999-2008 Casual relief teaching art in NE Victorian regional primary, secondary and tertiary schools.
1996 Mosaic Sculptures: assisted Deborah Halpern with her ceramic sculptures for commission and exhibition
1994-1998 Limited Edition Prints published by Chrysalis Publishing
1994 Hand colourist at Chrysalis Publishing for prints by Michael Leunig, John Spooner and Geoff La Gerche
1993-1998 Sophia Mundi Rudolph Steiner School part-time teaching printmaking, drawing and bookbinding
1992 Artist in Schools at Bright P-12 College
1991 Initiated ‘Developing Creativity in the Community’ a Country Education Project
1985 -1993 Limited edition prints published by Port Jackson Press
1984 Began making prints with Bill Young
Exhibitions
2019 B(g)ravura Contemporary Printmaking Montsalvat Eltham
2018 ‘Locus’ (Imaginary) Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop
‘Editions 18’ Tacit Gallery Collingwood
Art4All, Fairfield Primary School
King Valley Art Show
Chiltern Art Prize
Eventide’ artist print exchange New England Regional Art Museum NSW
‘Under A Blue Sky’ The Art Vault Mildura (solo)
2017 ‘Under A Blue Sky’, Off Centre Gallery + Studio, Milawa ( Feature Artist solo exhibition)
Arthaus Retrospective ‘Then and Now’ Bainz Gallery Wangaratta Library
Gippsland Art Gallery Print Prize
‘Milawa to The Millewa’ The Art Vault Mildura (solo)
Great Authors Print Exchange – Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop
Relief Prints Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop
‘Where The Rivers Meet’ Across the Arts group show Wangaratta Art Gallery
King Valley Art Show
Art4All, Fairfield Primary School
The Beginnings celebrating 30 years of the Wangaratta Art Gallery

Exhibitions Cont.
2016 Editions 2016 Tacit Contemporary Art Abbotsford
‘Eventide’ print exchange exhibition Mornington Penisula Regional Gallery
‘Collection II’ Wangaratta Art Gallery
King Valley Art Show
Art4All Fairfield
2015 Rick Amor Print Prize Monsalvat Eltham
Hume Contemporary Art Award Arts Wodonga ( People’s Choice winner)
Gippsland Art Gallery Print Prize
Silk Cut Award finalist exhibition Glen Eira Council Gallery
‘Dreaming’ Across the Arts group exhibition Wangaratta Art Gallery
Art4All Fairfield
‘Collecting & Growing’ Wangaratta Art Gallery
Hart Art Hartwell PS Art Show
‘New Work’ The Art Vault Mildura (solo)
Burnie Print Prize Burnie Regional Art Gallery Tasmania
Editions 2015 Tacit Contemporary Art Abbotsford
2014 Silk Cut Award Finalist Exhibition Glen Eira Council Gallery
‘Jazz and Blues Interpreted’ Wangaratta Art Gallery
Hume Contemporary Art Award Arts Wodonga
King Valley Art Show
2013 ‘Town & Country’ The Art Vault Mildura (solo)
‘Tree Project’ Cascade Print Workshop Maldon Mansfield Spring Arts Festival
Hume Contemporary Art Award Arts Wodonga
‘Hart Art’ Hartwell PS Art Show (feature artist) Best in Show
2012 ‘Town & Country’ The Muse Gallery of Milawa (solo)
‘Twenty-One’ Cork Printmakers Cork City Ireland celebrating 21 years
‘Along The Way’ The Art Vault Mildura (solo)
‘All Sorts of Snippets’ Falkner Gallery Castlemaine
Hume Contemporary Art Award Arts Wodonga
2011 Harvest Market Exhibition Yalumba Wine Room Angaston (solo)
‘Biting Issues’ Cascade Print Workshop Maldon
‘Fair & Square’ print exchange curated by Rona Green Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga
‘Paintworks’ recent paintings by artist working in North East Victoria Wangaratta Art Gallery
‘The Art Vault Collection’ Swan Hill Art Gallery
‘Alone Off The Press’ contemporary monotypes The Left Hand Gallery Braidwood
Silk Cut Award Finalist Exhibition Glen Eira Council Gallery
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre Foyer (solo)
‘Paradise and Other Places’ Falkner Gallery Castlemaine (solo)
Lancaster Press annual lithograph exhibition Brooklyn
2010 ‘SunRaysed’ Art Vault Mildura (solo)
‘Here and There’ The Muse Gallery of Milawa (solo)
Silk Cut Award exhibition Glen Eira City Council Gallery
Lancaster Press annual lithograph exhibition Brooklyn
‘Light on the Landscape’ Works from the Rural City of Wangaratta Collection
2009 ‘Horizons’ Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery (solo)
Bill Young’s Printers Proof exhibition Albury City Gallery NSW
Silk Cut Award exhibition Glen Eira City Council Gallery
Wangaratta Cardio-Respiratory Centre
2008 ‘Dwell’ north east regional artists travelling exhibition outreach project of Wangaratta
exhibitions Gallery
‘Outskirts’ regional artists Benalla Art Gallery
2007 Alpine Style ‘20 Perspectives’ Dinner Plains
2006 Alpine Style ‘20 Perspectives’ Dinner Plains
2005 ‘The Memory Project’ Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery
2004 ‘Art @ the Port’ Port Phillip Special School
‘Jazz Art’ Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery
The City of Hobson’s Bay
2003 ‘Longitude & Latitude’ Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery
Arthaus Group Exhibition Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery

Exhibitions Cont.
2002 ‘Surface 2 Surface’ NE Regional printmakers Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery
‘Jazz Art’ Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery
2001 ‘Flower Power’ Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery
‘Meeting of the Waters’ Arthaus Wangaratta
King Valley Virgin Wine and Food Art Exhibition
2000 ‘Night Garden’ Arthaus Wangaratta
1999 ‘Body and Soul’ Wangaratta Jazz Festival
1997 Australia Felix fringe Exhibition Benalla
‘Out of the Drawers’ A R T Gallery Eden Melbourne
‘Cornucopia’ A R T Gallery Eden Melbourne
1998 ‘Impressions’ A R T Gallery Eden Melbourne
1996 Australian Contemporary Art Fair 5 Chrysalis Stand
1994 Australian Contemporary Art Fair 4 Chrysalis Stand
‘Visions of the Landscape’ Veritas Galleria Eldorado
1994 Courier Gallery Mansfield (with Debra Patterson & Ann Ferguson)
1992 ‘In Bloom’ Exhibition of oil paintings linocuts and monoprints Baysics Café Brighton (solo)
1990 ‘Glimpses of Treasure’ Margot Knox Studio Gallery Melbourne
1989 ‘Visions of Australia’ Gryphon Gallery Melbourne
1986 Warrandyte Post Office Preservation Group Exhibition
1985 Box Hill Acquisitive Prize
1983 Prahran Painters Exhibition

Commissions and Prizes

2020 King River Brewing Farmhouse Brew image used for label
2018 Chiltern Art Prize winner of the 2D prize
Art Partners
2017 ‘Nomad’s Garden’ Wine Label Eldorado Wines
Highly Commended ‘Where The Rivers Meet’ linocut at Art4All
2016 King River Brewing Farmhouse Brew image used for label
2015 People’s Choice-‘Mt Stuart’ Hume Contemporary Art Award Arts Wodonga
‘Wangajazzaratta’ acquired Wangaratta Art Gallery
2013 ‘Hart Art’ Best In Show for etching ‘Our Place’
2009 Acquired Silk Cut Collection gifted to National Gallery of Australia
2007 Rural City of Wangaratta Australia Day Community Event Award for ‘Where There’s
Smoke… ’ community fire photo exhibition
2004 7th Annual King Valley Art Exhibition Winner Contemporary Section
2000 King Valley Virgin Wine and Food Festival Exhibition Winner of 2 sections
1992 19th Wangaratta Art Show Winner of works on paper section
1991 Brotherhood of St Laurence ‘Hollingworth Trust Collection’ Linocut ‘The Home’
1985-1993 Over 30 limited edition prints produced for Port Jackson Press

Collections

National Gallery of Australia Silk Cut Foundation Collection, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra; National Australia Bank, Wangaratta Art Gallery Collection, Mildura Arts Centre, Charles Sturt University Collection; Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery and private collections in Australia, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, NZ, UK & USA .

Anita is represented by The Art Vault, Mildura and Off Centre Gallery + Studio, Milawa

Other Galleries which stock work:

Lauriston Press, Kyneton
Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop
Cascade Art Gallery, Maldon
Gecko Gallery, Fish Creek

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