26-28 November 2021
Studio 120 - 120 Bay St
Port Melbourne


Superb Fairy Wren, Dreamer by Trudy Rice

ARTIST NOTES: The adult male Superb Fairy Wren are among the most brightly coloured of the species, especially during the breeding season. They have rich blue and black plumage to attract their female mate. Nestled in amongst the Correa, these little guys are hard to spot, but a delight when you do! Acrylic on Board Measures 61cm x 61cm and is framed Ready to hang

Features

DIMENSIONS (Height - 61.00 cm X Width - 61.00 cm )
MEDIUM ON BASE Acrylic on Wood
GENRE Animals
REGISTERED NRN # 000-3568-0164-01
COPYRIGHT © Trudy Rice
PRIZES AND AWARDS No Awards
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Artist: Trudy Rice



ARTIST BIO

Deeply connected to our natural world Trudy’s works on paper are created by printing many layers of monotype and solarplate etchings. With mindful observation, the initial drawings are etched in the very sun and water that her specimens are found.

Delicate textures and atmospheric depth bring Trudy’s love and empathy for the natural environment directly to the viewer.

Trudy enjoys teaching both children and adults in workshops within her studio as well as by invitation to other art facilities.

Her range of textiles and homewares include designer cushions, table runners, tea towels and murals/wallpaper are a transference of her art from paper to fabric. With an ethos of protecting our environment she uses organic product, recycles as much as possible and manufactures in Australia.

Trudy has artwork in the collection of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre at the Austin Hospital and other Private Collections throughout Australia, United States of America and the United Kingdom.

She is represented by Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop, Lauriston Press, Prints & Drawings, Eagles Nest Gallery, Ayres Inlet and Counterweave Arts, Rome, Italy.

Gallery Representation

Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop, 81 Hesse Street, Queenscliff, Victoria

http://qgw.com.au

 

Lauriston Press, Prints & Drawings, Victoria

https://lauristonpress.com.au

 

Eagles Nest Gallery, Ayres Inlet

https://www.eaglesnestgallery.com.au/

 

Counterweave Arts, Rome, Italy

https://counterweave.com/

 

Education

CAE, Diploma & Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts, Completed 2012

 

Exhibition History

SOLO Exhibitions

Sept 2020                  Sydney Contemporary, MELBOURNE STUDIOS #trudyrice #lisasewards (online exhibition)

Oct 2018                   ‘In my Garden’, Port Jackson Press Print Gallery, Collingwood

Aug 2018                   ‘Gardens’ Carlisle Street Art Gallery, St Kilda

Aug 2017                   ‘Coming into Spring’ Little Window of Opportunity, Port Jackson Press Print Gallery

Feb 2016                    Little Window of Opportunity, Port Jackson Press Print Gallery

July 2015                    OCEANUS, Port Jackson Press Print Gallery

May 2014                  DRAGONS & BANKSIAS, Firestation Print Studio

Sept/Oct 2012          FRAGILITY, Firestation Print Studio, Armadale, Victoria, Australia

 

Selected GROUP Exhibitions & Events

March 2020               Eagles Nest Gallery, Aireys Inlet

Feb 2020                    ‘EDITIONS 2020’ Tacit Galleries

Oct 2019                   Albert Park College Art Show

Sept 2019                  Sydney Contemporary, MELBOURNE STUDIOS #trudyrice #lisasewards

May 2019                  HISTORIA, Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop

May 2019                  Lauriston Press Gallery, Collection

April 2019                  LIONS CLUB, Lorne Surf Coast

Dec-Jan 2019           ‘Lustre’ Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop

Oct 2018                   Brunswick Street Gallery, Contemporary Impressions, Spring Edition

Oct 2018                   Swiss by Natures, Swiss Festival, Eildon Manion, St Kilda

Oct 2018                   Albert Park College Art Show

Sept 2018                  Sydney Contemporary, MELBOURNE STUDIOS #trudyrice #lisasewards

Aug 2018                   Surf Coast Shire Open Studio, Lorne, Victoria

July 2018                    Winter Exhibition, Port Jackson Press Print Galery

June 2018                  Overwintering, Firestation Print Studio & Migaloo Press

May 2018                  Counterweave Arts Gallery and Workshop, Rome, ITALY

May 2018                  Firestation in Florence, Fondazione II Bisonte, Florence, Italy & Firestation Print Studio

Feb 2018                    Beauty of Beast, Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop

Dec 2017                   Summer Impressions, Port Jackson Press Print Gallery

Nov 2017                   Imaginings, Curated by Rona Green, Neospace, Collingwood

Nov 2017                   Litho, Mono, Screen & Unique State Prints, Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop

Oct 2017                   Albert Park College Art Show

June 2017                  ‘Tracing the Line in Contemporary Art’, PORT JACKSON PRESS PRINT GALLERY

June 2017                  Counterweave Arts Gallery and Workshop, Rome, ITALY

May 2017                  Graeme Altmann Gallery, Advantage Road Exhibition

March 2017              LIONS CLUB, Lorne Surf Coast

March 2017               Global Oceans, Hahndorf Academy, South Australia

Nov-Jan 2016           ‘Proof’, PORT JACKSON PRESS PRINT GALLERY

Nov-Dec 2016          QUEENSCLIFF GALLERY & WORKSHOP

July 2016                    ‘Contemporary Paper’, PORT JACKSON PRESS PRINT GALLERY

March 2016               LIONS CLUB, Lorne Surf Coast

Feb 2016                    Window @ PORT JACKSON PRESS PRINT GALLERY

Dec 2015                   ‘WRAP UP’, PORT JACKSON PRESS PRINT GALLERY

Dec 2015                   ‘Glow Exhibition’ The Framing Salon, London (curated by Marguerite Brown)

Print Exchange

2020                           EMOTIONS, Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop

2019                           HISTORIA, Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop

2017                           Rona Green Print Exchange ‘Imaginings’ 66 Prints

2017                           Global Oceans, Hahndorf Academy, South Australian International Print Exchange                                                           

2016                           Print Council of Australia, Australia wide print exchange

2016                           Firestation Print Studio & Atlanta Printmakers Studio “Deep South & Down Under” Print Exchange

2016                           The Lettered Print, Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop

2014                           IPE Print Exchange

2014                           Impresiones Gigantes Granada, Spain Print Exchange

 

Teaching Experience

Mar 2020                   an introduction to Linocut Printing, online workshop, https://trudyrice.thinkific.com/collections

April 2020                  make a Linocut Concertina Artists Book, https://trudyrice.thinkific.com/collections

Jan 2020                    Solar Plate Etching 1:4, 1-day workshop, Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop

Sept 2019                  Linocut Concertina Book 2-day workshop, Emerald Art Society, Victoria

July 2019                    Solar Plate Etching 1-day workshop, Firestation Print Studio

July 2019                    Solar Plate Etching 1:2, 1-day workshop, Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop

June 2019                  Solar Plate Etching 1-day workshop, Firestation Print Studio

June 2019                  Solar Plate Etching 2-day workshop, Firestation Print Studio

June 2019                  Solar Plate Etching 1:2, 1-day workshop, Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop

April 2019                  Solar Plate Etching 2-day workshop, Firestation Print Studio

March 2019               Solar Plate Etching 2-day workshop, Emerald Art Society, Victoria

Feb 2019                    Solar Plate Etching 1:1, 1-day workshop, Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop

Jan 2019                    Solar Plate Etching 1:1, 1-day workshop, Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop

Dec 2018                   Solar Plate Etching 1:1, 1-day workshop, Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop

2018                           CAE (Box Hill Institute) All Printmaking Techniques Cert III & IV

Sept 2018                  Teenagers Dry point workshop, Studio Warehouse, Port Melbourne

 Aug 2018                  CAE Box Hill Institute, Solarplate Etching Masterclass

June 2018                  Solar Plate Etching 2-day workshop, Emerald Art Society, Victoria

Feb 2018                    Solar Plate Etching 2-day workshop, Wisteria Cottage, Tamborine Mountain, Queensland

June – Nov 2017      CAE (Box Hill Institute) All Printmaking Techniques Cert IV

June 2017                  CAE Box Hill Institute, Solar Plate Etching Masterclass

 

Curator

2009 to present        Curator/Convenor Albert Park Secondary College Art Show

April 2019                  Lions Club of Lorne, Art Show

March 2018               Curator Lisa Sewards Solo Exhibition ‘Thousand kisses deep’ at 45 Downstairs Gallery, Melbourne CBD

2010 - 2012                Managed and curated exhibitions at the Firestation Print Studio Gallery

2010                           Managed and curated the Melbourne Fashion Incubator Gallery at Melbourne Central, CBD

 

Commissions

Gumnut Gully pre-school cubby house mural

5.6mtr x 3mtr mural, Proper and Son café and the South Melbourne Market

8 metre artwork for Queens Domain Apartment Lobby

Landream Property, The International.  Commissioned design of a homewares range to gift to new apartment owners

 

Collections

Artwork included in a unique state artist books assembled by the Firestation Print Studio, purchased by a private collector from Hardcastle, West Hobart as well as being acquired by the State Library (Victoria) and Stonnington Council Victoria.

Artwork included in a unique state artists book Firestation in Florence, acquired by the State Library (Victoria).

Work also acquired by the Olivia Newton John Cancer & Wellness Centre, Austin Hospital and various Private Collections.

 

Recent Publications & Interviews - Media https://trudyricecollection.com/pages/press

Creative Women’s Circle

Interview (online)

April 2020

https://www.creativewomenscircle.com.au/creative-womens-circle/meet-trudy-rice

 

Australian Home Beautiful Magazine

3 Page Article

Christmas Edition

Dec 2019

Featuring images from my studio

 

The Age 2019

Good Weekend

April 2019

Featured Homewares

 

The Financial Review 2019

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

April 2019

Featured Homewares

 

In Conversation with Laura Kirkham

Port Jackson Press Print Gallery 2018

http://portjacksonpress.com.au/news/in-conversation-with-trudy-rice

 

Artists Profile with The Store by Fairfax

https://email.thestore.com.au/3ZGB-DPJN-5B429FFB5B/cr.aspx

 

Home Beautiful Magazine

Featured my Wallpaper and Homewares range

May 2017 Issue Page 65

Brisbane Time

Overwintering Project, Featured Artwork

November 2018

 

Lectures/Presentation/Public Speaking/Demonstrations

June 2019                         Kardinia International College, Geelong, Senior Art Department

Aug 2017                          Demonstration at the Lorne Information Centre during the Otway Open Studio

Nov 2016                          Live printing demonstrations at STUDIO #Artist Proof

Aug 2016                          Box Hill Institute, educational film about Solar Plate Etching

June 2016                         Demonstration in Collins Place for the PRINT COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA

May 2016                         Council of Adult Education, Presentation/Talk about Solar Plate Etching                                                                                   

Jan 2011- present           Artists’ Salon (Albert Park) – Trudy initiated this group to enable artists to share and critique their ideas and concepts in a supportive, confidential environment.

 

Awards & Selection

2017                                  Style Guide Winner, House & Garden Magazine (Dec issue)

2016                                  Best “Other Medium”, LIONS CLUB ART SHOW, Lorne Surf Coast

2015                                  Firestation Print Studio, Best Etching, Judged by Neil Wallace

2012                                  Firestation Print Studio, Best Mixed Media on Paper, Judged by Robert Clinch

2011                                  Firestation Print Studio, 2nd Prize Summer Salon, Judged Exhibition

 

Selected Prizes

2017 Selected for the Peebles Print Prize, Queenscliff Gallery

 

Public Artwork/Projects

2018                                  Florence artwork

2016                                  Work featured in the “BIRD” book, FPS, Acquired at the State Library of Victoria

2015                                  Bay Street Traders Association – Banners in Bay Street Project

2015                                  Waterfront Project, City of Port Phillip, ‘Art on the Fence’                                                                                                        

2014                                  City of Port Phillip, Waterfront Activation Project, POSTCARDS TO PORT

2012                                  Property Development Analysis, Yarra Street office installation

 

Membership & Board appointments

Current                             Member of the National Association for Visual Artists (NAVA)

Current                             PCA – Print Council of Australia

Current                            Member of the Creative Womens Circle 

2012 - 2015                       President of the Firestation Print Studio

2011 - 2012                       Secretary of the Firestation Print Studio

2010 - Current                 Firestation Print Studio Member, Armadale, Victoria

2010 - Current                 Warringah Print Studio, Sydney, NSW

 

Donated Works

Koala Tea Towel (all profits going to the Hanson Bay Koala Sanctuary in Kangaroo Island), Lungitude, Cancer Council, Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre, Collingwood College, Pink Lady (Breast Cancer), Lions Club of Lorne, Angelsea Flora & Fauna, Lighthouse Foundation, Care for Kids, Think Pink (Breast Cancer), Albert Park Secondary College, Albert Park Primary School, St Michaels Grammar School, Port Melbourne Primary School and The Margaret Pratt Foundation.



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