Feb 092014
 

DSC02055 (2)Liz has some more wonderful feathers in the Bolin Bolin gallery for February.
 

 

 

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Liz is  a Melbourne based artist who manipulates recycled corrugated iron, pressed metal and found objects into sculptural forms which explore social and environmental themes. She has shown widely in both group and solo exhibitions and has been awarded a number of prizes, grants and residencies .Her work is held in private collections in Malaysia and Japan and public and private collections throughout Australia including the Bathurst Regional Gallery.

She joined Avis Gardner for a wonderful exhibition, Birds of a Feather in March 2013. More

 

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Nest, reclaimed wire, salt, 10 x 10 x 8 cm,2013

 

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Some of Liz’s work previously exhibited at Bulleen Art & Garden

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

EDUCATION

 

2007- 2008    Master of Fine Art, RMIT

2005-2006     Bachelor of Fine Art, drawing, with distinction, RMIT

2003-2004     Diploma of Visual Arts, painting, RMIT

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2012               Fusion (with Kerry Strauss), Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Vere St, Collingwood

2012               Liz Walker: Nature’s table, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, NSW

2012               A trace of residence, Brunswick Art Space, Brunswick

2011               The Intra Muros Project, Sydney Road, Brunswick

2011               Nature’s table, Birrarung, Laughing Waters, Eltham

2011               Ned Kelly’s Kitchen, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Collingwood

2009               A case for change, Sub 12, The Substation, Newport

2009               What if a thought can’t be put into words? RMIT Union First Site Gallery,   Melbourne

2008               You can’t argue with dust, Area Contemporary Art Space, Fitzroy

2006               Weapons of Mass Distraction Two, RMIT Union First Site Gallery, City

2006               Weapons of Mass Distraction, Trocadero Art Space, Footscray

2006               People Get Ready, the Old Fire Station Café Gallery, and Preston

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2012               Summer Show, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick

2012               finalist, a brave new world, Toyota Spirit Gallery, Port Melbourne

2012               finalist-St George Art Prize, Hurstville City Museum and Gallery, Hurstville, NSW

2012               Moreart, Public Art Exhibition, Ticket office, Jewell Station, Brunswick

2012               This is a Marquette show, MARS Gallery, Port Melbourne

2012   finalist- The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, South Australian Museum

2012   finalist- Toorak Village Festival of Sculpture, Toorak, Vic

2012                Visible Horizon-Return, Library Artspace, North Fitzroy

2012                Visible Horizon, AIRY Gallery, Kofu, Japan

2012                Bonanza, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford

2011                Voices, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick

2011                Pathways, Whittlesea Council Great Hall, Whittlesea, Vic

2011                Flourish, Toyota Spirit Gallery, Port Melbourne

2011     finalist-Lorne Sculpture, Lorne 2011

2011     finalist- Flanagan Art Prize, St Patricks Collage, Ballarat, Vic

2011     finalist- Tessellaar Sculpture Prize, Silvan, Vic

2011     finalist-St Michael Archangel Prize, St Michaels Grammar, St Kilda

2011     finalist- Books beyond words…Evolution, east Gippsland Art gallery, Bairnsdale

2011     finalist-ArTecycle, Incinerator Art Complex, Moonee Ponds

2011     finalist- Toorak Village Festival of Sculpture, Toorak

2011                  S.A.F.E Inaugural Rural Art Prize, Seymour,

2011                  Bonanza, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford

2011                  Entry, Brunswick Arts, Little Breese St, Brunswick

2010      finalist- Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Double Bay, NSW

2010      finalist- Moreart Public Art Exhibition, City of Moreland

2010      finalist- Toyota Spirit Gallery Sculpture Exhibition, Beatie St, Port Melbourne

2010      finalist- Walker Street Gallery Emerging Artist Awards, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010      finalist-St Michaels Archangel Art Prize, St Michaels Grammar, St Kilda

2010      finalist-Mt Eyre Vinyard Art Prize, Hunter Valley, NSW

2010      finalist-Toorak Village Festival of Sculpture, Toorak

2010      finalist-ArTecycle, Incinerator Art Complex, Moonee Ponds

2010      finalist-Human Rights Art and film festival, Compassion and Commitment, Collingwood Gallery,

2010      finalist-Williamstown contemporary Art Prize, The Sub Station, Newport

2010                  Place and belonging, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick

2010      finalist-Montalto Finalist Sculpture Prize, Red Hill, Vic

2009      finalist-Lorne Sculpture Exhibition, Lorne, Vic

2009      finalist -Tessellaar Sculpture Prize, Silvan

2009      finalist-Books, beyond words, East Gippsland Art Gallery

2009      finalist-Growth, Moreland Sculpture Show

2009                  Me and my Toyota, Toyota Spirit Gallery, Port Melbourne

2009      finalist-ARTrecycle exhibition, Incinerator Complex, Moonee Ponds

2009      finalist-Toorak village Festival of Sculpture, Toorak

2009      finalist-Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize, The Substation, Newport

2009                  Counihan Gallery Women’s Salon Exhibition, Signs of Hope

2009      finalist-St Michaels Archangel Emerging Artist Prize

2009                Sustainable Living Festival, Federation Square, Melbourne

2008                Bonanza, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford

2008                Building 49, RMIT MFA Graduating Exhibition

2008                Metal, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Collingwood

2008      finalist-Cryptozoology, Toyota Spirit Gallery, Port Melbourne

2008      finalist-the future is now, Moreland Sculpture Show

2008      finalist-Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize, Substation, Newport

2008      finalist-Toorak Village Festival of Sculpture, Toorak

2008               Women’s Salon, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick

2008                Sustainable Living Festival, Make Sustainability Your Sport, BMW Edge, Federation Square

2007                Contemporary Sculpture Association Bonanza exhibition

2007                Toyota Community Spirit Gallery Crossroads Exhibition

2007      finalist-Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize, Substation Arts Centre, Newport

2007                Linden Postcard Show, Linden Gallery, St Kilda

2007                Women’s Salon Exhibition Homely / Unhomely, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick

2006                Verisimilitude, RMIT Graduate Drawing Exhibition, Jackman Gallery, St Kilda

2006                Women’s Salon Exhibition” Sister Ships”, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick

2006                Notations 2, Passage Gallery, RMIT

2005                Art Holes Self Portrait Show, Gertrude St, Fitzroy

2005                Two Women, Ten Years, One Show, Mitchelton Winery, Nagambie

2005                Beneath the Surfaces, Fire Station, Bar and Bistro, Ivanhoe

2005                Women’s Salon Exhibition, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick

2004                Couch Art Exhibition, Area Gallery, Fitzroy, as part of Fringe Festival

2004                Graduation Exhibition, Cardigan 04, Diploma Visual Arts, RMIT, the Foundry

AWARDS & GRANTS

 

2012             Pink Lady Art Exhibition Sculpture Excellence Award

2012             Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, highly commended

2011              City of Whittlesea, Mayoral Art Award

2011              S.A.F.E.  Rural Art Sculpture Award

2011              Brunswick Art Space Entry Exhibition Award

2010              Hill End Artist in Residence, Bathurst, NSW, January 2012

2010              Laughing Waters Artist –in-Residence April 1 – 30, 2011

2010              Moreland City Council Community Project Grant

2010              Commended, Cancer Council Art Awards

2010              Yarra Sculpture Gallery Exhibition Award

2009              Emerging Artist Award, Lorne Sculpture Exhibition

2009              Me and my Toyota, Toyota Spirit Gallery, highly commended

2007              Barnes prize, CSA Bonanzaexhibition, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford

2006              Area Contemporary Art Space Exhibition Award

2005              Artholes Gallery Self Portrait Exhibition Award, Fitzroy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

2011                Sculpture for Schools workshop (working with Mathew Harding), Lorne Sculpture 2011

2011                Express yourself workshops, Bushfire Recovery Program, Whittlesea

2009                Sculpture for Schools workshop (working with Greg Johns), Lorne Sculpture Exhibition

2008                Me, myself and I educational workshop, Heide Museum of Modern Art

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

2012             Nature’s Table provides a creative feast, Weekend Advocate, 26 May

2012             Gallery presents superb exhibitions, Central NSW Discover, May

2010             Art sites, Moreland Leader, 4 October

2009             Sunday Arts ABC TV, interview by Namilla Benson, Episode 29, 1/11/09

2008             Artists get automatic recognition, Melbourne Times, 26 November

2008             Sculptors make best use of recycled materials for art’s sake, Moreland Community News, 25 March

2008             Bags of art, Leader newspaper.4 April

2008             Etchings Magazine, 4th edition, Don’t Water the Cactus

2007             Get with the spirit, Melbourne Times, Week 26 Volume 3

2006             If the message is written on a T-shirt…The Big Weekend, Herald Sun, 7 July

2006             Silent voices, outspoken art, Footscray Times, 11 July                                                                                                          2006             People –watching on canvas, Melbourne Times Northerly Edition, 19 April

2006             Focus on People, Art of City Living, Moreland Leader, 10 April

 

COLLECTIONS

 

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Seymour Art Gallery

Private collections in Malaysia, Japan an

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