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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."

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    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