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I currently have an exhibition on at Walker st Gallery Dandenong, abstract watercolours on paper, works completed on my Summer residency. I will be sitting the gallery for the next two Saturdays between 11 and 3. Call in and say hello. https://dandenong.starcommunity.com.au/journal/2018-06-28/wendys-abstract-take-on-nature/

Grace completed a Dip. Visual Art in 2004, a BFA in Painting with Distinction and Honours (First Class) at RMIT University. Working from her studio in Melbourne, she exhibits work in solo and group exhibitions locally and nationally.

Education

2007 Bachelor of Fine Art Honours, First Class, RMIT University2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) RMIT2004 Diploma of Visual Arts, RMIT

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Sense of Place, Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston

2017 Sirenuse, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento

2016 Winter’s Song, Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza Vic

2015 Soft Edges, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento

2014 Fluid Boundaries, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento

2014 Here & Now, Cambridge Gallery, Melbourne

2013 Memory Traces, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento

2012 Phantom Fields, Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza Vic

2011 Hint of Spring, Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza Vic

2010 Cycles, Carbon Black Gallery, Melbourne

2009 Water’s Edge, Louey & Lane, Melbourne

2008 Leaving it open, Red Gallery, Melbourne

2008 Heading South, Bayside Council Corporate Centre, Melbourne

2007 Slipstream, first site RMIT Union Gallery Melbourne

AWARDS & PRIZES

2017 Art in Science, ACMD Art Prize, Finalist, St Vincent's Hospital Gallery, Melbourne

2017 Spiritual Art Prize, Recipient, Collins Street Baptist Church, Melbourne

2016 ANL Art Awards, Finalist, The Mission to seafarers, Melbourne

2016 Art in Science, ACMD Art Prize - Finalist, St Vincent's Hospital Gallery, Melbourne

2016 Space, Recipient, Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston

2016 She, Finalist, Walker St Gallery & Arts Centre, Dandenong Vic

2014 Redland Art Awards, Finalist, Redland Art Awards, Redland Art Gallery, QLD

2014 Waverley Art Prize, Finalist, Waverley Woollahra Art School, Bondi, NSW

2014 She, Finalist, Walker St Gallery & Arts Centre, Dandenong, Vic

2014 Ficifolia Art Exhibition, Highly Commended, Drouin Community Chambers, Drouin VIC

2013 Outback Open Art Prize, Finalist Broken Hill Regional Gallery, NSW

2013 She, Finalist the Walker St Gallery and Arts Centre, Dandenong Vic

2012 Redland Art Awards Finalist, Redland Art Gallery, QLD

2012 St George Art Awards Finalist, Hurstville Museum and Gallery, NSW

2010 Outback Open Art Prize Finalist, Broken Hill Regional Gallery, NSW

2010 City of Albany Art Prize Finalist, Albany WA

2008 The Money Myth Finalist, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Melbourne

2007 Biennial Art Competition Finalist, Box Hill Community Art Centre Melbourne

2007 6o Art Prize, Human Landscape Finalist, Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston

2004 1st Prize My Favorite Place Postcard Exhibition, Tivoli Artspace, Melbourne

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 Resident artists exhibition, Heritage Hill Museum, Dandenong Vic

Rhythm of Summer, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento & Flinders Vic

2017 9 by 5 Exhibition, Walker St Gallery, Dandenong Vic

Singleton Art Prize, Singleton NSW

Land, Sea and Sky, Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza, Vic

She Exhibition, Walker St Gallery and Arts Centre Dandenong Vic

Recent works, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento, Vic

2016 9 by 5 Exhibition, Walker St Gallery, Dandenong Vic

Australia Wild Art Awards, Sherbrook Gallery, Belgrave, Vic.

East Melbourne Library, Melbourne

Singleton Art Prize, Singleton, NSW

Small Works, Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne

In Flux, Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne

Manyung Gallery, Sorrento Vic

2015 Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza Vic

9 by 5, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong Vic

Panoply Gallery, Melbourne, Vic

Camberwell Art Show, Melbourne, Vic

69Smith St Gallery, Melbourne, Vic

Geelong Grammar, Geelong Vic

Fusion Fine Arts, Subiaco WA

On Paper, Manyung Gallery Mt.Eliza, Vic

Ficifolia Art Exhibition, Drouin, Vic

2014 Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza

9 by 5, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong

Summer Sorbet, Fusion Fine Arts, Subiaco WA

Belle Arti, Chapman & Bailey, Melbourne

Splash Art, fundraiser Kew Primary School, Melbourne

Colours of Spring, Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza

Sustainable Living Festival, West Beach Bathers Pavilion, Melbourne

Ficifolia Art Exhibition, Drouin Community Chambers, Drouin, VIC

2013 Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza

9 by 5 Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong

69fifteen, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne

In Bloom, Gallery eight, Sydney, NSW

Creative Sustainability, Gallery St.Kilda Town Hall, Melbourne

Salon des Refusés, Bay of Fires Art Prize, TAS

Vale St Studio Artist’s Exhibition, Vale St Studios Melbourne

2012 Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza

Open Studio, Vale St Studios, Melbourne

Manyung Gallery, Sorrento, Vic

Art Melbourne, Exhibition buildings, Melbourne

69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne

Antipodes, Gallery Ranfurlie, Melbourne

2011 Small Works, Carbon Black Gallery Melbourne

Manyung Gallery, Sorrento

New Paint, Subject Matter Art Space, Melbourne

Belle Arti Chapman & Bailey Art Award, Chapman & Bailey, Melbourne

Vale Street Studio Artists, the Gallery St Kilda Town Hall, Melbourne

69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne

Seek, Level 17 Art space, Victoria University, Melbourne

Medium Vinyl, Hardware Gallery, Sydney, NSW

Autumnal Equinox – Photographic Exhibition, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne

2010 Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza

A little bit of summer, Breathing Colours Gallery, Sydney

New Collectables, first site RMIT Union Gallery, Melbourne

Belle Arti, Chapman & Bailey Art Award, Metro Arts, Brisbane

Exquisite Palette, St. Luke, Melbourne

Black & White, Pigment Gallery, Melbourne

40% Wool, 60% Acrylic, Hardware Gallery & World Bar Sydney

Medium Vinyl, Hardware Gallery, Sydney

Launch 3, Carbon Black Gallery, Melbourne

69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne

2009 Belle Arti, Chapman & Bailey Art Award, Melbourne

New Collectables, first site RMIT Union Art Gallery, Melbourne

Sara Roney Gallery, Sydney, NSW

The Collectors’ Exhibition, Steps Gallery, Melbourne

Kodak Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

Lioli Gallery, Melbourne

Pinhole, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne

Coffs Harbour Postcard Show, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour, NSW

2008 Botanica 08, Pigment Gallery, Melbourne,

Things @ Kings, King Street gallery, Melbourne,

B&W shades of grey, Pigment Gallery, Melbourne

Chinese Earthquake exhibition, Cross Bay Gallery, Sydney

Déjà vu, Gardner Galleries, Melbourne,

Kodak Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne.

2007 Unusual Contexts, Area Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne

Works of paper, Imp Exhibition Space, Melbourne

Linden Postcard Show, Linden Gallery, Melbourne

2006 Summer Samples, Intrude Gallery, Melbourne

Graduate Exhibition, Rmit University, Melbourne

2005 New Collectables, first site RMIT Union Gallery Melbourne,

Beneath the Surface, Fire Station Melbourne

2004 Cardigan, the Foundry, Melbourne,

Couch Art, Area Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne

New Collectables, first site RMIT Union Gallery, Melbourne

Press

REVIEWS & PUBLICATIONS:2013 ‘Creating Memories’ Mornington News 29th October, p52 Southern Peninsula News p.37Grace W. 2012, ‘A summer of art at Manyung’, Sorrento village life summer 2012-2013 p.12McCauley D. 2012, ‘Artists share their studio space and their talents’, 2 October, p. 32012,'See & Do' Port Phillip Review 3 October, p.17Spalding S. 2011, 'Artists honing skills' Port Phillip Leader, 23 August, p 8Clark-Kennedy J. 2011, 'New art heralds season's change', Mornington News, 28 July - 10 August, p.3Rainforth D. 2011, ‘Giving a bean to change a life’, The Age, 6 July, p.152010, ‘Art, A little bit of summer,’ Village Voice, Courier Newspapers, December, p. 12.2010 ‘Brightening up a washed out summer’, Inner West Courier, Inner City Edition, 7 December, p.1.2010, ‘See & Do’, Melbourne Weekly, 21-27 July, p.4.Ryan L. 2010 ‘The art of seasonal changes’, Port Phillip Leader 18th May, p.30.Ryan L. 2010 'An abstract capturing of the rhythms of life', Stonnington Leader, 18 May, p.8.2010, ‘art & about’, Melbourne Weekly, 5 May, p.372009, ‘Capturing Nature’, Caulfield Glen Eira Leader, 24 November, p.7.2009, ‘Second Nature’, Melbourne Weekly Bayside, 18 November, p. 6.Backhouse M .2008, ‘Art around the galleries’, The Age, 7 June, p. 10, 2008Awadalla A.2008 ‘Inspired by nature’, The Bayside Leader 24 June, p.41.‘Fresh waters provide new fish’, Heidelberg Leader, 1 April, p.14, 2005

Influences

The landscape, the natural surroundings, botanical and geological surfaces, the sky, the ocean, the leaves that fall in Autumn, the frost and chill of Winter, the hot steamy days of summer and the beautiful burst of growth in spring; the colours, the fragrance, the sounds of nature all influence my work.

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