The art of Louise Grove Wiechers captures the spirit of the ideal rural experience, by simplifing key elements to their basics, leaving only the impression of the perceived vision. Louise Completed a BA FINE ARTS HONOURS Degree, majoring in Graphic art and printmaking.While still an undergraduate, she won the 'New Signatures' prize for Printmaking, as well as the 'D Clark prize' for excellence in Fine art . She was also a finalist in 'The Martienssen Prize Exhibition'. After many years of teaching and lecturing in art, she started painting on a fulltime basis. Her studio in Eagle Heights, Tamborine Mountain (QLD) where she specialises in painting, drawing and printmaking. It has fulfilled her life-long ideal of living and integrating into a rural community. A keen world traveller, her work is an expression of rural living. She works in oils, acrylics, a variety of drawing materials, as well as various printmaking methods, including etching, monoprint , lino and collograph.
B A Fine Arts Honours , Wits University, South Africa 1981-84
Higher Diploma In Education, Post Grad, Pretoria University 1985
2018 : ARTIST IN RESIDENCE @ Thunderbird Park, Tamborine Mountain
2018: PERMANENT Gallery DISPLAY: Thunderbird Park
2017: PERMANENT EXHIBITION:THUNDERBIRD PARK,Tamborine Mountain
2017: OPEN STUDIO 2017,May, SCENIC RIM ARTS COUNCIL
2016 : 'COLOUR IN YOUR LIFE' , Hilliers& Skuse Galleries, Gold Coast
2016: 'THE GALLERY CHOICE, MIXED DOZEN '. Hilliers & Skuse Galleries, Gold Coast
2016: 'THE ART OF THE HERO', Scenic Rim Arts Council Exhibition, Beaudesert, Qld
2016: 'THE ART FAIR', Hilliers & Skuse Galleries, Gold Coast
2016: ' THOROUGHBRED ART...ART THOROUGHBREDS' , Hilliers & Skuse Galleries, Gold Coast
2016: 'OPEN STUDIOS 2016', Scenic Rim Arts Council.
2015: 'A CELEBRATION', Sanctury Cove Theatre , Gold Coast
2015: ' LIFE IN COLOUR' , Duo exhibition, with Jen Robson, Hilltop On Tamborine
2015: ' FLOURISH' Solo Exhibition, Hilltop on Tamborine
2014: 'EQUINE AND FLORAL', group show, Hilltop on Tamborine
2014: ' THE PERSISTENCE OF DREAMS' , with Maki Horanai, Hilltop on Tamborine
2013: ' OPEN STUDIOS 2013 ' , Scenic Rim Arts Council
2013: 'Group exhibition, Australia Fair Shopping centre, Gold Coast
2012: 'SIX MOUNTAIN ARTISTS' Gallery Works, Tamborine Mountain
2012: 'OPEN STUDIOS 2012'
2012: ' OFF THE WALL' , Gallery Works, Tamborine Mountain
2012: ' KIS CUCINA ' , Graceville, Brisbane
2012: ' PEOPLE AND PLACES' , duo exhibition, Gallery Works
2012: ' FLOURISH ' , FEMINAR, Sanctury Cove, Gold Coast
2011: 'OPEN STUDIOS 2011' Scenic Rim Arts Council
2011: ' STOPPING A MOMENT' with Maki Horanai, Hilltop on Tamborine
2010: ' OPEN STUDIOS 2010', Scenic Rim Arts Council
2009: 'SMALL WORKS', Marks and Gardner Gallery, Tamborine Mountain
2008: 'SANGUINE' , SOLO exhibiton, Graceville Gallery, Brisbane
2007: 'THE INTIMATE LANDSCAPE', SOLO exhibiton, Graceville gallery, Brisbane
2006: 'LANDSCAPES', SOLO EXHIBITION, JOHAN SMITH GALLERY , Clarens, SA
2005: 'PASTORAL' , SOLO exhibition, Johan Smith Gallery, Clarens, SA
-2017: Open StudioEvent 2017:several articles featured in local and regional press
-2016:' HINTERLAND' artwork by Featured Artist Louise Grove Wiechers in GREEN ISLAND IN THE SKY, by Jaap Vogel, celebrating the nature of Tamborine Mountain, Pubished by In House Publishing.
-2013-2014 : 40 ART WORKS BY LOUISE GROVE WIECHERS-Featured Artist in AGINSIGHTS , Published by Holmes Sackett, Wagga Wagga, Australia . This NSW firm focused on providing independant business information to Australian Agriculture
-2011 : ABC Radio Gold Coast, Interview by Peter Cook at the RED BARN STUDIO with Artist Louise Grove Wiechers.
- 2011: Photo shoot for ABC radio archive files
-2011: featured article, Gallery Works' FIRST EXHIBITION', Tamborine Times, thurs 4th August., page 8
-2010: ' OPEN STUDIO- Louise Grove Wiechers', Tamborine Times, Sept 23rd
2010:ART WORK featured Front Cover of the WESTSIDE NEWS wed March 31, 2010. Brisbane
-2008: 'Milperra' catalogue ARTIST Calender...featured Artist, Chelmer, Brisbane
-2008: 'Splash of red hits Graceville', by Merrin Jagtman, for Graceville Times, Brisbane
-2007: Courier mail article on 'INTIMATE LANDSCAPE' exhibition.
-2007: 'Unique art Showcased'. the [email protected]
-2007: ' South African Artist work shown at Gallery' by Christine Munson, local Newspaper, brisbane
-2007: 'Artist Of The Year for the 2007 Calender' ,12 works selected for publising, Centurion Chamber of Commerce
-2005: ' Artist pursues meaning' , by Annie Vermeulen, Rekord, Centurion , 28 Oct 2005
-2004: ' SOUTH AFRICAN HOME OWNER' MARCH/APRIL 2004, pg 127-132, featured artsit for 'Suburban Innovation'
-2004: ' STYLE' MAGAZINE, South Africa. featured artist in 'oh Carol! 'page 18-23. April 2004.
- Pindhara Private Hospital, Gold Coast Acquisition , for their reception area. 2012
As a student, working in a studio under the watchful eye of Maestro Guiseppe Cattaneo, had the most profound effect on me.. He taught me to find universal inspiration in the world around me. As an Art educator for many years, I tried to utilize many unique teaching methods, which helped me to obtain the best results from students. My Artistic influences are many and varied...from the Early Renaissance Masters to Rothko...
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