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Wendy McGrath – Artist Curriculum Vitae

Phone  0419 715266

www.wendymcgrath.com

indigoart@bigpond.com

Current Practice: Environmental and Public Art, Photography, Installation, Printmaking, Sculpture, Design, Teaching

Education

  • 1992 – 1997 Bachelor of Arts Visual Arts, Honours, Q.U.T. Kelvin Grove
  • Diploma Interior Design

Career

Solo and Group Exhibitions

  • 2015 Winner Noosa Biosphere Environmental Art Award
  • 2015 Milburn Art Prize- shortlisted
  •  2015 Selected Flying Arts Regional Art Award
  • 2014 Kenilworth Art Prize selected
  • 2014 Gympie Gold Rush Art Award selected
  • 2014 Finalist Queensland Regional Art Awards
  • 2014 Finalist Noosa Art Award
  • 2014 Flying Arts Regional Touring Exhibition
  • 2013 Gympie Regional Gallery Gold Rush Awards- First Prize Mixed Media
  • 2013 Kenilworth Art Prize – Highly Commended Printmaking
  • 2012 BRAG Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, “Cast in the Shadow” Solo
  • 2012 Brisbane City Library “In The Light of Small Things”
  • 2012 Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe
  • 2011 November Catchment Collective @ Cooloola Public Gallery
  • 2011 Lead artist Floating Land
  • 2010 Finalist Noosa Traveling Scholarship
  • 2010 Treeline Environment Project-exhibiting artist
  • 2010 Paper + Wood Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery
  • 2009 Catchment Exhibition@ University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery
  • 2009 Solo exhibition Texas Regional Art Gallery
  • 2009 Catchment Collective Art in Nature Project
  • 2008 Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney
  • 2008 Off The Wall Melbourne Art Fair selected artist
  • 2008 DIRT X2 Doggett Street Gallery
  • 2007 MAKING SOMETHING FROM NOTHING, Cooloola Public Gallery Solo exhibition
  • 2007 Floating Land participating artist
  • 2007 Noosa Regional Gallery Travelling Scholarship
  • 2006 THE BARKLY exhibition, @ Noosa Regional Gallery
  • 2006 MAKING SOMETHING FROM NOTHING, Noosa Regional Gallery Solo exhibition
  • 2005 Selected Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award
  • 2005 Floating Land Environment Art Project Noosa
  • 2004 DIRT, Noosa Regional Gallery
  • 2004 BATHING WITH MARY, Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, Cooloola Public Gallery Solo exhibition
  • 2002 PAPER + KRAFT Gallery 482 Brisbane
  • 2001 July PAPER AS OBJECT Noosa Regional Gallery, RGAQ TOURING EXHIBITION
  • 2001 February SKIN DEEP Sunshine Coast University
  • 2000 November, Martin Hansen Memorial Awards
  • 2000 July – September SKIN DEEP, Pataka Porirua Museum, Wellington, New Zealand
  • 2000 January SENSORIUM II Cooloola Public Gallery, Gympie Solo exhibition
  • 1999 November, Martin Hansen Memorial Awards, Gladstone Regional Gallery
  • 1999 July SENSORIUM Doggett Street Studios, Brisbane Solo
  • 1999 March DON’T STOP NOW Cultural Exchange, Archibald Gallery, New Zealand
  • 1998 December WOMEN IN TRANSITION Cultural Exchange, Noosa Regional Gallery
  • 1998 September MYTH ROCK WATER, MYTH ROCKS BOATS Noosa Regional Gallery Solo

Curating

  • 2001/2002 Curator/Administrator, Art Café Manly
  • 2001 January SKIN DEEP Exhibition, Sunshine Coast Intra-Regional Touring Program
  • 2000 June-September SKIN DEEP – Pataka Porirua Museum of Arts and Cultures, New Zealand
  • 1999 March Women’s Printmaking Cultural Exchange, Archibald Gallery, New Zealand
  • 1998 December DON’T STOP NOW, Noosa Regional Gallery

Residencies and Workshops

  • 2015 Artist in Residence Good Shepherd Lutheran College Noosa
  • 2014 Flying Arts Tutor
  • 2011 Floating Land 2011 commissioned artist
  • 2011 Floating Land workshops Coolum State High- teaching site specific art
  • 2010 Catchment Collective Residency Caboonbah Station
  • 2010 Treeline Environment Project SCRC
  • 2009 Catchment Collective Residency Tinbeerwah
  • 2008 Tutor QUT Art Express
  • 2007 June Bundanon Residency, Shoalhaven
  • 2006 Tennant Creek, Ali Carung Aboriginal Community
  • 2005 April, Tennant Creek, Ali Carung Aboriginal Community
  • 2003 Stony Desert Residency
  • 2004 July/September, Artist Residency – Bathing with Mary Environmental Art Project, satellite project of Floating Land, Noosa Regional Gallery
  • 2003 Artist in Residence, St. Mary’s College Ipswich,
  • 2002 Flying Arts Tutor Program
  • 2001 February “New Possibilities for Paper” workshop
  • 2001 Whitirea Polytechnic Wellington NZ, residency teaching printmaking
  • 2001 Upper Hutt, NZ, Community workshops

Design Projects

  • 2005 St Theresa’s College- One Degree Architect
  • 2001 Narbethong State Special School, Buranda, Brisbane, ARC Architects
  • July 2001 Art Café Manly
  • Feb 2001 Stage Two St John Vianneys Manly, Brisbane, ARC Architects
  • Nov 2000 Redevelopment of St John Vianneys Catholic School, Manly, Brisbane, ARC Architects
  • Various private Interior Design commissions: Inside Noosa

Awards/Grants

  • 2011 RADF Grant Catchment Collective
  • 2009 RADF Grant Catchment Collective
  • 2008 RADF Professional development Grant
  • 2005 RADF Grant Community workshops
  • 2003 RADF funded residency to outback Qld
  • Public Collections
    Wesley Hospital Collection

Critical Reviews/Journal Articles

  • Art Monthly Australia, Issue #229, Weaving of Country: page 30, author Tamsin Kerr
  • Creative Territories: site specific art as communion, Ed Kevin Wilson, p.40
  • Pick of The Crop, Noosa Regional Gallery catalogue 2006, author Christine James
  • Art & Australia Summer edition 2005, Vol. 43, No. 2,page 276, “Critical Mass” author Julie Gough
  • Artlink,vol 24 no.1, “The Second Experiment- Floating Land 2003”author Kevin WilsonPage49
  • Textile Fibre Forum, “Kraft + Paper”, Vol. 23, issue 2, No.74, Author Janet de Boer
  • Monument: Architecture & Design, No.44, “Pulp Fictions”, Author Sarah Foley, Page 36.
  • Sunday Star Times, Wellington, New Zealand, 16 July 2000, “Skin Deep- 12 Contemporary Australian Artists”, Author – Mark Amery
  • Imprint – Summer Edition 1999 Title “Sensorium” No 3, Vol. 34, Page 13, Author – Victoria Garnons-Williams, Visual Arts, Q.U.T.

Referees

  • Kevin Wilson Queensland State Library Curator – mob 0423 186862
  • Joolie Gibbs Director Gympie Public Gallery – Ph. 54810733
  • Andrew Cooksley- ARC Architects – 0417760924

Current Memberships

  • Print Council of Australia, Flying Arts, Arts Law Qld