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Biography

 

1958

Born Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

1971-74

Willoughby Workshop

1977-79

Diploma of Visual Arts – Sydney College of the Arts

1981

Post-graduate studies – Central School of Art, London

1982

Bachelor of Visual Arts – Sydney College of the Arts

1990-2005

Casual teaching at Armidale and Tamworth Technical Colleges

 

Printmaking workshops for school and TAFE students held in own studio

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

1983

Parmenter Gallery, Walcha NSW

1988

Coventry, Sydney

 

Cintra Galleries, Brisbane

1990

Coventry, Sydney

1992

New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale NSW

 

Coventry, Sydney

1994

Coventry, Sydney

1996

Coventry, Sydney

 

Woodbyne Gallery, Jaspers Brush NSW

1997

The Old School Gallery, Walcha

1999

Coventry, Sydney

2002

Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney

2004

Familiar Territory – New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale

 

New Paintings – Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney

2007

Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney

 

From the Road – New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale

2009

From the Road II – Moree Plains Gallery, NSW

2010

Last Light – Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW

 

From Walcha to Gulgong – Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong NSW

2011

Recent Paintings – Walcha Gallery of Art, Walcha, NSW

 

Walking Larapinta – New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale

2014

Out West – Weswal Gallery, Tamworth, NSW

2015

Maunsell Wickes, Paddington, NSW

2016

Walcha Gallery of Art, Walcha

2017

Maunsell Wickes, Paddington, NSW

 

Group Exhibitions

 

1979

NSW Travelling Art Scholarship – Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

1986

Artists from North West NSW – Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

 

Sydney Printmakers – Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

1987

Five Northern Printmakers – Weswal Gallery, Tamworth

1988

New Works from the Studio – Coventry, Sydney

 

The Packsaddle Show – NERAM, Armidale

 

Black and White – Coventry, Sydney

1989

Griffin, Sahm, Kensell, King – Tamworth City Art Gallery

 

15 Shopping Days to Christmas – Coventry, Sydney

1990

A Young Collectors Exhibition – Coventry, Sydney

 

66 Works from the Stockroom – Coventry, Sydney

1991

New Art Five Book Launch – Coventry, Sydney

 

The Packsaddle Show – NERAM, Armidale

 

The Christmas Show – Coventry, Sydney

1992

Works on Paper – Coventry, Sydney

 

Works on Paper – Ben Grady, Canberra

1993

On the Other Hand – SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney

 

Northern Artists – Coffin Creek Shed, Mudgee NSW

 

A Survey of Local Contemporary Practise – Tamworth City Art Gallery

1994

Roger Griffin, Julia Griffin, Stephen King – Coffin Creek Shed, Mudgee

 

Obsession – Coventry Collection – Works on Paper – Campbelltown City Art Gallery Travelling Exhibition

1995

Australia Felix – Emu Plains Woolshed, Benalla NSW

 

Ironsides – The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

 

Portia Geach Memorial Award – SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney

1996

Julia Griffin, Stephen King and Roger Griffin – Coffin Creek, Mudgee

 

Elevations – Old School Gallery, Walcha

1997

Julia Griffin, Stephen King and Roger Griffin – Coffin Creek Shed, Mudgee

 

The Opening – The Walcha Old School Gallery, Walcha

1998

The Print Show – Coffin Creek, Mudgee

 

Work from Coffin Creek Shed Mudgee – Old School Gallery, Walcha

 

Etchings – Coventry, Sydney

1999

1999 Coventry Diary – Coventry, Sydney

2001

Xmas Show – Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney

2002

First Exhibition of 2002 – Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney

 

Norvill Art Prize 2002 – Murrurundi NSW

 

New England Art Society Spring Exhibition – Highly commended

2003

Walcha City of Art – New Contemporaries, QVB, Sydney

 

Country Energy Landscape Painting Prize – NERAM, Armidale

 

Walcha City of Art – Old School Gallery, Walcha

 

Brian Moore Memorial Exhibition – Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney

 

Bulldust to Bitumen Art Show – Walgett NSW

 

Surface Memories – Tamworth City Art Gallery

2004

New England Picture – New England Regional Art Museum

 

Mosman Art Prize – Mosman Art Gallery

 

Festival of the Black Soil Plains – Moree Plains Gallery

 

Scone Art Prize – Scone Arts & Craft Centre

 

Country Energy Landscape Painting Prize – Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

 

Countryscapes – Sydney Opera House Exhibition Hall

 

Norvill Art Prize 2004 – Murrurundi NSW

2005

The Land – Gallery 47, Rylstone NSW

2006

Launch – Harrison Galleries, Paddington

 

Regional Encounters – Tamworth Regional Gallery

 

Moving Art Exhibition and Auction

 

Walcha City of Art – Contemporary Australian Art – Karlovy Vary Art

 

SAAS opening exhibition – Tamworth

 

Crossing New England – The Armidale Gallery, Armidale

 

Norvill Art Prize 2006 – Murrurundi

 

Redlands Westpac Art Prize – Invited Artist – Mosman Art Gallery

 

New England Contemporaries III – New England Regional Art Museum

2007

Less is More – Tamworth Regional Gallery

 

Country Energy Landscape Painting Prize – Dubbo Regional Gallery NSW

2008

Countryscapes – The Gunnery, Woolloomooloo NSW

 

Country Energy Landscape Painting Prize – Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery

 

Norvill Art Prize 2008 – Murrurundi, NSW

2009

Muswellbrook Open Art Prize

 

Six Australian Painters – Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries, Paddington

 

Walcha Gallery of Art – Opening exhibition

2010

In(two)art – Maitland Regional Gallery, NSW, Touring exhibition of artist couples

 

Bulldust to Bitumen Art Show – Walgett, NSW

 

Norvill Art Prize 2010 – Murrurundi, NSW

 

Going Bush – Joint exhibition with Stephen King – Galerie am park, Vienna, Austria

2011

Aspects – Goondiwindi, QLD

 

Open Outback Art Prize – Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery

 

Countryscapes – Bathurst Regional Gallery

2012

In(two)art – SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney

 

Coventry's Artists – New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale

 

The Drawing Show – Walcha Gallery of Art, NSW

2013

Stephen King, Julia Griffin, Nigel White – Walcha Gallery of Art, NSW

 

The Kunderang Show – Walcha Gallery of Art, NSW

2014

Walcha City of Art 10 years Anniversary – Walcha Gallery of Art, NSW

2015

Art and the Land – Kogarah City Council, NSW

 

 

Bibliography

New Art Five, edited by Neville Drury, 1991

 

The Financial Review, September 1992

 

The Sydney Morning Herald p14, 2 October 1992 – by Bronwyn Watson

 

The Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, 1 June 1996 – by John McDonald

 

The Sydney Morning Herald p6, 27 March 2001 – by Andrew Stevenson, Rural reporter

 

Artreach (Regional Arts NSW) p24, June 2002 – by Cath Ovenden

 

The Australian p17, 20 June 2003 – 'Country town's wealth on display' by Tim Hughes

 

Artreach pp16-17, June 2003 – by Jane Shadbolt and John McDonald

 

The Land, Magazine p1, 3 July 2003 – by Melissa Lang

 

Walcha City of Art colour catalogue, edited by John McDonald and published by New Contemporaries, QVB, Sydney

 

Surface Memories colour catalogue, December 2003, published by Tamworth City Art Gallery

 

The Newcastle Herald, Weekender pp8-9, 21 February 2004 – by Darrell Croker

 

Armidale Express p11, 14 April 2004

 

The Land, Magazine p2, 22 April 2004

 

New England Picture catalogue and front cover, 2004, published by NERAM

 

The Daily Telegraph, Sydney Live p18, 9 December 2004 – 'Best arts shows of the week'

 

The Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, 4-5 June 2005 – by John McDonald

 

The Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum p16, 3-4 June 2006 – 'A reality Czech from Walcha' by John McDonald

 

Armidale Express p1, 17 September 2007

 

Home Beautiful Magazine p72, July 2009 – 'Home Grown' by Karen Cotton

 

You Magazine p13, August 2009 – 'The Art of Living' by Wendy Spooner

 

The Courier Mail, Escape p30, 13-14 March 2010 – 'Rustic Renaissance' by Marea Donnelly

 

The Daily Telegraph, Escape p67, 15 April 2010 – 'Beauty cut by hand and nature' by Marea Donnelly

 

ABC Radio NENW, 28 June 2010 – interview with Kelly Fuller > listen

 

ABC Radio NENW, 22 March 2016 'New works by artist Julia Griffin' #np on #SoundCloud - interview with Kelly Fuller > listen

Collections/Awards

Artbank

 

Gadens

 

The Regent of Sydney

 

Baker and McKenzie

 

Campbelltown City Art Gallery

 

Tamworth Regional Gallery

 

Maitland Regional Gallery

 

Private collections Australia, USA, Hong Kong, UK, Austria

 

Norvill Art Prize 2002 – Commended

 

Norvill Art Prize 2008 – Winner – People's Choice

 

Bulldust to Bitumen Art Show – Winner – Landscape Prize

 

Norvill Art Prize 2010 – Highly Commended

 

Contact

Julia Griffin
Blackfellows Gully
Walcha 2354
Ph/fax (02) 67772835
juliagriffinking@gmail.com

 

 

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