Gabrielle Courtenay creates intricate, elaborate paintings and sculptures that embrace the metaphorical and the abstract. Courtenay has exhibited in 20 Solo Shows, Selected Group Exhibitions, Art Competitions throughout Australia and overseas. Her work is included in Public Collections e.g. Artbank


1986 Graduate Diploma in Professional Art Studies Sydney College of Advanced Education, City Art Institute
1977 Graduate of Education in Art Sydney Teachers College
1974 Bachelor of Science in Architecture University Of New South Wales


Solo Exhibitions:

2015 Phosphoresce William Street Studio, Paddington Sydney
2013 Navigating Dark Waters Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne
2012 Wunderkammer Series Block Projects, Melbourne
2012 Journey to ‘no man’s land’ The Project Wall James Dorahy Project Space, Sydney
2011 Colliding Worlds Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne
2011 Colliding Worlds Depot 11 Gallery, Danks St. Waterloo
2009 Chasing Tumbleweed Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne
2008 EDGE Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney
2007 EDGE Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne
2006 Penumbra Mary Place Gallery. Paddington Sydney
2006 White Lines Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
2005 White Lines Mary Place Gallery. Paddington Sydney
2005 White Lines SPAN Galleries, Melbourne
2003 New Painting SPAN Galleries, Melbourne
2002 Allure Bark Modern Art, Hong Kong
Allure The Depot Gallery, Waterloo Sydney
2000 Shift Mary Place Gallery. Paddington Sydney
1998 Foil Mary Place Gallery. Paddington Sydney
1994 D’Stilled ROM Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney
1985 Courtenay Hogarth Gallery Sydney

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2016 John Leslie Art Prize 2016 Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, VIC
Bruny Island Art Prize Alonnah Hall, Allonnah, Bruny Island TAS
Sunshine Coast Art Prize Prize 2016 Caloundra Regional Gallery, QLD
39th Alice Art Prize 2016 Araluen Arts Centre, NT

2015 Fishers Ghost Award 2015 Campbelltown Arts Centre
43rdMuswellbrook Art Prize Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre

2014 Platform 2014 Metro Arts Gallery Brisbane
Without a Shadow of a Dao AT_Salon 2, Anita Traverso Gallery
Tidal.14 City of Devonport Art Award Devonport Regional Gallery, TAS
Finalist 2014 City of Albany Art Prize Albany, WA
Paddington Art Prize National Council of Jewish Women’s Hall, NSW

2013 Fishers Ghost Art Award 2013 Campbelltown Arts Centre
Semi- Finalist Doug Moran Portrait Prize 2013 Online

2012 61st Blake Prize SH Erwin Gallery, Sydney
Portia Geach Memorial Art Prize 2012 SH Erwin Gallery, Sydney
Mosman Art Prize 12 Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
R & M McGivern Art Prize 2012 Maroondah Art Gallery , VIC

2011 Finalist, Charlatan Ink Art Prize 2011 Carlton Arms Hotel, New York
BSG Small Artworks Award 2011 BSG Gallery, Melbourne

2010 Tidal: City of Devonport Award Devonport Regional Gallery, TAS
10000 Lethbridge Art Award 2010 Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
Redlands Art Award 2010 Redland Art Gallery, QLD
New to the Walls New Norcia Museum and Art Gallery, WA
2010 City of Albany Art Prize Albany, WA

2009 2009 Stan & Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize Gold Coast City Art Gallery,QLD
2009 The Manning Art Prize Manning Regional Art Gallery
Mount Eyre Vineyards Art Prize 2009 Rex Livingston Art Dealer, Surry Hills
Prometheus Visual Arts Award All Saints Anglican School, Merimac, QLD

2008 57th Blake Prize National Art School, Sydney
Sunshine Coast Art Prize ‘08 Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
Mosman Art Prize 08 Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman
35th Alice Art Prize 2008 Araluen Centre, Alice Springs,
Drawcard 2008 National Art School, Sydney

2007 Crossroads Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Melbourne
Into Abstract Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor
Journey 3, Courtenay + Nicholas + WayAnita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne

2006 Conrad Jupiter’s Art Prize Gold Coast, Queensland
Mosman Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery

2005 City of Whyalla Art Prize Whyalla, South Australia
Art on the Rocks 2005 Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority

2004 Willoughby Art Prize Willoughby Civic Center, Sydney
Waverley Art Prize Bondi Beach Primary School, Sydney
Cromwell’s Touring Art Prize Sydney, Melbourne, London, Washington

1986 Blake Art Prize Exhibition Centre, Sydney

1985 Graven Images Western Australian Art Gallery
Sculpture ‘85 Melbourne

49cm (W) x 53cm (H)
Mixed Media