Born              

  • Newcastle, Australia. 1960

Education

2007 -12

  • Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art and Visual Culture) Curtin University

2013 -16

  • PhD (Natural History Illustration) University of Newcastle, NSW

Solo exhibitions

2020

  • Another natural perspective, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney

2019

  • Natural perspective, Mitchell Fine Art, Brisbane

  • Fish and other things, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney

2018

  • Australia’s mangroves: Living on the edge, Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW

2017

  • Australia’s mangroves: Living on the edge, Red Box Gallery, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

2016

  • Australia’s mangroves: Living on the edge, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW

 

Group exhibitions (selected)

2020

  • Tradition and Transformation 2: Taiwan-Australia International Watercolour Exhibition, Taichung City, Taiwan

  • Primaveral, Mitchell Fine Art, Brisbane

  • Gallipoli Art Prize, Sydney

  • Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre

2019

  • Love Tweed Regional Gallery, NSW

  • Salient: Contemporary artists at the Western Front Bank Art Museum Moree,                                                 Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, and Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah NSW

2018

  • Salient: Contemporary artists at the Western Front New England Regional Art Gallery, Armidale NSW; Bathurst Regional Gallery, Bathurst; Anzac Memorial, Hyde, Sydney

  • The Amber Rooms Manning Regional Gallery, Taree

  • Group Show Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney

  • Florilegium: Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney Shirley Sherwood Gallery, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, London

2017

  • Europe is always a good idea Stella Downer Fine Art

  • A Feast for the eyes Mitchell Fine Art, Brisbane

2016

  • Florilegium: Sydney’s painted garden Museum of Sydney

  • Reveal Mitchell Fine Art, Brisbane

2015

  • Your Friend the Enemy Pataka Art + Museum, Wellington, NZ

  • Your Friend the Enemy Bathurst Regional Gallery. S.H. Ervin Gallery Sydney. Drill Hall Gallery ANU Canberra

  • A Salute: Aussie Soldier from 1915 meets Young Turk in 2015 Goulburn Regional Gallery, NSW

  • Royal Horticultural Society’s Botanical art exhibition, London.

2012

  • Waterhouse Art Prize for Natural History, South Australian Museum, Adelaide

  • Royal Horticultural Society botanical art exhibition, London

2011

  • Botanica Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

  • Waterhouse Prize for Natural History, South Australian Museum, Adelaide

  • Waterhouse Prize for Natural History, National Archives, Canberra

  • From eye to hand, The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, RBG, Kew, London

2009 -2011    

  • ‘Losing Paradise? Endangered plants here and around the world’ The American Society of Botanical Artists’ Exhibition toured to Missouri; Chicago; New York; The Smithsonian Institute of Natural History, Washington; Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London

2009

  • The American Society of Botanical Artists and The Horticultural Society of New York’s International Juried Botanical Art Exhibition, New York

2008

  • The American Society of Botanical Artists’ and The Horticultural Society of New York’s International Juried Botanical Art Exhibition, New York

 

Bibliography

2019

2018

  • Yip, Andrew. ‘Why we paint’, Salient: contemporary artists at the Western Front p104 ISBN13-9780-6480-863-4-5

2017

  • Radio National interview with Jonathan Green Blueprint for living bfl_20170520_1018.mp3

2016

  • Morris, C. & L. Murray The Florilegium: The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney celebrating 200 years: plants of the three gardens of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust The Florilegium Society at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney Inc

2016

  • Mangrove Click! Australia: Expert iD for Australia’s mangroves Duke, N and MangroveWatch Ltd

2015

  • Artist Profile special edition Your Friend the Enemy. Editor John McDonald p.56

2013

  • World Mangroves ID: expert information at your fingertips Dr N Duke

2008

  • Treasures of Botanical Art. Sherwood, S. & M. Rix. London

Artist in residence
2021

  • Hill End Artist Residency, NSW

2012

  • State Library of New South Wales, Sydney

Awards

2020

  • Highly commended Gallipoli Art Prize, Sydney

2015

  • Inaugural Executive Director’s Prize at Botanica (acquisitive), The Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

2015

  • Silver-gilt medal, Royal Horticultural Society, London

2012

  • Silver-gilt medal, Royal Horticultural Society, London

2011

  • Highly commended Waterhouse Prize for Natural History, Museum of South Australia, Adelaide

2009

  • Highly commended ASBA & NYHS International Juried Botanical Art Exhibition, New York

2008

  • Highly Commended ASBA & NYHS International Juried Botanical Art Exhibition New York

2006

  • Gold Medal, Royal Horticultural Society, London

Memberships

2019

  • Australian Watercolour Institute

Public collections   

  • Parliament House, Canberra ACT

  • The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London

  • Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh, USA

  • Florilegium collection at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

  • The Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

  • Australia Post

  • Shirley Sherwood collection of botanical art, Oxford, England

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Deirdre Bean
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Newcastle, Australia

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