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"Barbara has developed her own style, using varnishes to create a rich depth on the canvas. She. loves movement, be it dancing music, sport, or the elements in landscapes
Barbara’s 2011 Archibald entry, a portrait of the Governor General of Australia, Her Excellency, Ms Quentin Bryce AC, received excellent reviews from Australia’s press acclaiming her style and technique.
In 2012 Barbara won the Salon des Refuses in N.S.W. with her portrait of Ita Buttrose
Barbara has regular, highly successful exhibitions within Australia and her paintings have found appeal with many collectors and can be found hanging in England, France, Spain, Italy, United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand and Australia."

Education

A graduate student of the world-renowned East Sydney Art School, Barbara Tyson studied art specialising in life drawing, anatomy, mixed medium and watercolours before going on to graduate in Graphic Design.

Exhibitions

Commenced painting commissions and selling art privately, 1980
First Prize - 2 categories Whittlesea Art Show, 1981
Exhibited in Camberwell Art Show, 1990
Joint Exhibition, “Colourful, Evocative and Passionate Paintings” at Chapel off Chapel - Prahran, 1999
Exhibiting at First Settlement Gallery, Sorrento, August 1999
Exhibiting at Richmond Gallery Richmond and International Image Galleries South Yarra, 2001
Entered the Doug Moran Prize, 2002
Duel Exhibition “Spirited Heartlands & Movement” Richmond Gallery, (with Michael Weitnauer) November 2002,
Solo exhibition, ‘Barbara Tyson Recent Works’ Richmond Gallery, Richmond, July 2003
Entered Archibald - Painted Tracy Bartram, March 2003
Finalist in the ‘Salon des Refusés’ Montslavate, (painting used to promote exhibition), November 2003,
Solo Exhibition, “The Freedom Movement”, Art Associates Australia- Gardner Contemporary Art, Hawthorn, July
2004
Represented in “The affordable Art Show” Melbourne with Art Associates Australia, April 2004
Commissioned to paint in the south of France, Aug-Oct 2004
Solo Exhibition, “Recent Works”, Suburban 312 Gallery, December 2004
Exhibition ‘The French Collection’ Suburban Gallery, February 2005
“The affordable Art Show” Melbourne with Suburban 312 Gallery, sell-out, March 2005
Solo Exhibition, “Recent Works”, Private Gallery Toorak, March 2005
“The Sydney Art Show” with Suburban 312 Gallery, sell-out, September 2005
Art Sydney-Suburban Gallery -sell-out, June 2006
Exhibition, “The Art of Romance” South Yarra Art House, July 2006
Solo Exhibition, Suburban 312 Gallery, August 2006
“The affordable Art Show” Melbourne with Suburban 312 Gallery, March 2007
Solo Exhibition, Manyung Gallery, March 2007
Artz Blitz 2007, Kingston Art Centre, March 2007
Solo Exhibition, ‘New York Stories’ Suburban Gallery, sell-out, March 2007
Solo Exhibition, “Recent Works”, Balwyn Cafe Gallery, April 2007
“The Sydney Art Show”, NYC & other works with Suburban 312 Gallery, April 2007
1st, 2nd and 3rd Peoples Choice Award, St Kevin’s 37th Annual Art Show May 2007
Exhibition, Suburban 312 Gallery, August 2007
Exhibition, A Sensual September, Manyung Gallery Mt. Eliza, September 2007
Solo Exhibition, Rhythms of the Sea, Manyung Gallery Mt. Eliza, November 2007
Exhibition, South Yarra Art House, December 2007
Exhibition, Tusk Gallery South Yarra, February 2008
Solo Exhibition, In New York, Suburban 312 Gallery, March 2008
Exhibition, Brush Strokes for Infant Strokes, Royal Children’s Hospital Fund raising, July 2008
Solo Exhibition, ‘Freedom of Movement’, Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza, October 2008
Exhibition, Portsea Art Gallery, December 2008
Exhibited, Postcards, Watson Fine Art Gallery, Burwood Road Hawthorn, December 2008
Solo Exhibition, Suburban 312 Gallery, May 2009
Exhibited, Belvedere Vodka Art Exhibition, McCulloch Gallery, Rankins Lane Melbourne, June 2009
Joint Exhibition, McCulloch Gallery, Rankins Lane Melbourne, July 2009
Solo Exhibition, Glenferrie Contemporary Art, October 2009
Exhibited, Sydney Art 2009, October 2009
Solo Exhibition, Suburban 312 Gallery, December 2009
Very Special Kids Art Exhibition, March 2010
‘Art Melbourne’ with Suburban 312 Gallery, April 2010
Mornington Peninsula Art Show, 2nd Prize Peoples Choice Award, April 2010
Art Show Sorrento, May 2010
Solo Exhibition, Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza, May 2010
Art Show Sorrento, May 2010
Painting on location South France Jul-Nov 2010
Finalist Archibald Prize, April 2011, Governor General of Australia, Quentin Bryce AC
Exhibited Camberwell Rotary Art Show, April 2011 Highly Commended
Exhibited Art Red Hill, May 2011
Solo Exhibition 'Summertime & the Living is Easy', Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza, November 2011
Exhibited Camberwell Rotary Art Show, April 2012, 2 Highly Commended
Winner ‘Salon des Refusés’ Peoples Choice 2012, Ita Buttrose
Solo Exhibition ‘Womanhood’, Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza, November 2012
Solo Exhibition ‘Barbara Tyson’s Beach’, Suburban Gallery, March 2013
Entered Archibald 2013, Dr Helen Caldicott March 2013
Finalist, Victorian, ‘Salon des Refusés’, Hilton Melb South Wharf, June-mid August 2013
Group Exhibition, A Passion for Life, Marriott Melbourne Hotel, June 2013
Third Prize Bronze Award, Camberwell At Show 2013
Solo Exhibition ‘Latest Works’, Suburban Gallery, December 2013
Sellout Solo Exhibition ‘Dapples in Both Hemisheres’, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento, November 2013
Very Special Kids Art Exhibition, February-March 2014
Exhibited Camberwell Rotary Art Show, Feature & Demonstrating Artist, June 2014
New Holloway Gallery openning Moffat Beach Sunshine Coast, May 2014
44th Bayside Artshow, Sandringham Yacht Club, August 2014
Solo Exhibition ‘Latest underwater Works’, Suburban Gallery, November 2014
Solo Exhibition ‘Latest Works’, Manyung Gallery Sorrento, January 2015
Dame Quentin Bryce offical Openning of Holloway Gallery Moffat Beach Sunshine Coast, March 2015
Outstanding Women Artist Exhibition, Media House Gallery, Melbourne, May 13th, 2015
Exhibited Camberwell Rotary Art Show, June 2015
Exhibited The 2015 ANL Maritime Art Prize & Exhibition, November 2015
‘Latest Works’, Suburban Gallery, November 2015
‘Latest Works’, Holloway Gallery Moffat Beach Sunshine Coast, May 2016
Exhibited Mount View Art Show, June 2016
Exhibited Camberwell Rotary Art Show, July 2016
46th Bayside Artshow, Sandringham Yacht Club, August 2016
Exhibitor, QLD Tattersall's Club Landscape Art Prize 2016

Press

AWARDS:

1st Prize - 2 categories Whittlesea Art Show, 1981
‘Salon des Refusés’ Finalist 2003
1st, 2nd & 3rd Peoples Choice Award, St Kevin’s 37th Annual Art Show, May 2007
(30 solo Exhibitions 2004-2013)
(25 group Exhibitions 2002-2013)
Mornington Peninsula Art Show, 2nd Prize Peoples Choice Award, April 2010
Highly Commended Camberwell Rotary Art Show 2011
Archibald Prize Finalist 2011
Highly Commended Camberwell Rotary Art Show 2012
Winner “Salon des Refusés” Peoples Choice 2012
3rd Prize Bronze Award, Camberwell Art Show 2013
1st Prize Mount View Art Show 2016
Highly Commended Camberwell Rotary Art Show 2016

140cm (W) x 140cm (H)
Oil Paint
$15,000