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FRANCES DENNIS

PAINTING AND CERAMIC SCULPTURE - Born in Perth Western Australia

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QUALIFICATIONS: 1991 BA Visual Arts (Painting) Edith Cowan University Perth

 (Minor Degree Life Drawing)

                        

COLLECTIONS        

            Riseborough Art Gallery and Winery

            Private collections in Perth, Melbourne, England and Denmark.

            Masterplanners Interiors Pty Ltd

            Woodside Petroleum Gap Ridge

            Edith Cowan University

            Printmakers Association of WA                        

 

PUBLICATIONS      

            2011     Box Magazine Perth West Australia:  Lauren Wilhelm: Exhibit Box page 53

            2006    Journal of Australian Ceramics November pp 24-26    

            2004    “End Result a fine Display”  (175th State Celebrations)

                        Joondalup Community Newspaper,  page 8 of 18th November     

            2002    Neville Weston, The Robertson Park Artists Studio Exhibition

                        “Rob pART II” - Exhibition Catalogue October 2002.            

 

AWARDS       

            2017    International Confederation of Art Critics London: Exhibition in the Savoy Gallery, Chianciano, Tuscany.

            2010     First Prize Riseborough Annual Acquisitive Art Award.

            2002    Town of Vincent Ceramic Sculpture Award

            1992    Rottnest Art Awards (Highly Commended finalist)

            1990    Commission: 8 works for 1991 Calendar: Woodside Petroleum

            1989    Ryder-Cheshire Exhibition People’s Choice Award            

            

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS        

    

    2017        Savoy Gallery, Chianciano Expo, Chianciano Tuscany Italy.

    2017         Wanneroo 2017 Community Art Awards and Exhibition

    2015        “Bouncedown Project” State library of Western Australia

                     Epochs:  Robertson Park Artists Studio Perth        

    2014         Colour my World Houghton’s Winery Swan Valley

    2011        “Out There” Riseborough Winery.

    2010         Riseborough Annual Acquisitive Art Award

    2008         Paintings at Gallery O

                     La Salle College Art Exhibition

    2007         Paintings at Gallery O 195 Brisbane Street Perth

                     Sculptural works at Tristan’s Gallery in Lake Street Perth

    2006        Town of Vincent Art Award Perth Western Australia

                     Earthworks CAAWA Mining Hall of Fame in Kalgoorlie

                     Lavan Legal Contemporary Art Exhibition & Auction: Government House Perth

                     The Ceramic Arts Association of WA

                     Annual Selective Exhibition Gallows Gallery Perth WA

                     8th City of Stirling Art Award

                     Mandjar Art Awards 2006 Mandurah West Australia

    2005         Commission from Stamp It, Victoria Park:  create 9 works to be used as background for scrapbooking.

                     Robertson pArt III – Painting and Sculpture: RobertsonPark Artists Studio:

                     Artopia & Artrage Festivals.

                     Town of Vincent Art Award

                     Fine Art at Hale School

                     Give-A Fine Art Silent Auction - Tsunamis relief Projection Lounge

                     Sculptural & mixed media works at Etro Café King Street Perth

    2004        

                    Rivers & Parks: A Personal Perspective:  Constitution Centre Perth-

                    Celebrating the 175th Anniversary of WA

                    12/10 Bali Commemorative Exhibition

                    2004 Town of Vincent Art Award

                    Fine Art at Hale School

                    Contemporary Art Draw & Auction-Starlight Foundation

                    Sales made from Home Studio since 2007

 

EXPERIENCE    

 

2015             Curator for Bounce Down! 2015 -State Library of Western Australia

                     A celebration of 100 years of female football in Western Australia

2001-2017    Art Practice at Robertson Park Artists Studio

2011             70 hour intensive oil painting workshop: John Wilson NSW

2003-2010    Painting instructor Robertson Park Artists Studio,

2008-2017    Relief teaching for Graham Hay – working with Paperclay

2008             Study trip Eastern Europe

2009             Curator “Art From the Inside” St George's Cathedral-Prison Fellowship WA.

2007             65 hour intensive drawing workshop with James Taylor RMIT

2005             Scrap booking Collection for 2005 Catalogue-Stamp-it WA-

2004             Professional research in England and Denmark

2002              Rottnest Artworks 2002 : Access 31-1 Hour TV presentation

1996-2001    Visual Arts Judge, Wanneroo Agricultural Society.

1993-1998    Painting instructor Warwick Leisure Centre Warwick.

1992             Cultural Studies Tutor, Edith Cowan University and casual assistant to lecturer, Drawing UWA.