ARTIST PROFILE   SEPTEMBER  2011



EXHIBITIONS

SOLO      1985   Claremont School of Art Gallery

                2004   two exhibitions at home gallery

                2006   one exhibition at home gallery

                2007   Exhibition with Julie Podolski and Peta Miller at the Old Royal George Gallery           

                            In East Fremantle

                2011   exhibition at Coloulust Art Space with Author Rosanne Dingli

 

GROUP     1995   three shows with the Park Social Gallery Mosman Park

                   2001/2   five shows with StArt Inc at Moores in Fremantle and Old George Gallery

                   2005/6    two invitation shows at Old George Gallery

                   2005—8    St Pauls Beaconsfield church yearly show

                   2006—10   CAAWA invitation yearly show

                   2007   invitation show at Brazen Art Space, South Fremantle

                   2008--9   invitation show at Hale School

                   2009   invitation show for City of Mandurah (recycling art)

                   2008—2011   private exhibitions with a variety of Artists

                   2011   3 invitation shows at Colourlust Art Space

 

ART AWARDS

2003   Town of Vincent—sculpture first prize

2003    York Art and Craft Society—sculpture first prize

2003   City of Kalgoolie/Boulder—sculpture first prize

2004   Town of Cambridge—certificate of merit

2004   City of Canning—sculpture second prize

2004    Mindarie—commendation

2004    Northam (AVAS) –sculpture first prize

2004   Town of Bassendean—sculpture second prize

2004   Coolgardie—sculpture first prize

2004   Town of Vincent—sculpture first prize

2004   City of Kalgoolie/Boulder—sculpture first prize

2005   City of Canning—high commendation

2005   York Art and Craft Society—ceramics first prize

2006   City of Canning—high commendation

2007   City of Canning—sculpture first prize

2007   Town of Vincent—sculpture first prize

2007   City of Kalgoolie/Boulder—Best in Show

2008   City of Canning—Aquisitive prize

2008   Lifestyle Villages show—high commendation

2010   Lifestyle Villages show—first prize active aging award

 

COMMISSIONS

MURALS   1994   Luna Maximart   Scarborough   34msq

                   2000   Hazel Orme Kindergarten   84msq

                   2002   High Wycombe Primary School   80msq

                   2002   Fremantle Primary School   80msq

                   2007   Hazel Orme Kindergerten water tank   5msq

                   2009   Child Care Centre Hilton   10msq

                   2009   Design colours and help paint the huge volcano at Volcano Park, Belmont

 

MOSAICS    1995—2000   three large pieces in Valley Park, White Gum Valley

                       2000   Toffs Restaurant, Dalkeith

                       2000   Water feature in private residence   4msq

                       2007   Booyeembarra Park Fremantle, amphithearter inlaid floor and wall

 

COMMUNITY PROJECTS

1995  Fremantle festival: 8 workshops with White Gum Valley primary to prepare a float for

           the festival parade. Our float won “best community entry” division.

1998   For the International Child Care Center.  Created a “community well” with name            

           Plaques in Valley Park, as an intergenerational project.

2001   Mural for Fred Knotly community center. Designed and ran 4 workshops for  

           community adults  and children.  80msq

2008   Conducted workshops about recycling for the Rockingham City Council

2008   for Fremantle Council...conducted 9 workshops for children to make mosaics for

           Kings Square, Freo

2008   Conducted community workshops to create a mosaic mural for South Beach (dog) for                           

            DADA and the Meeting Place

2009   Design and paint 4 bus shelters with disabled people for Disability Services  

           Commission and City of Mellvile

  

PRIVATE COMMISIONS

 Over 70 pieces produced in Stained Glass, Mosaics, Sculpture and Painting over the past 27 years.


COLLECTIONS OWNING  WORK by Robyn Varpins

            Town of Vincent

            York Art and Craft Society

            City of Stirling

            National Lifestyle Villages

            City of Canning

 

 OTHER WORK

2006—2011   Assisted in the hanging of many art shows in shopping centres

2011   Hanging an art exhibition for the Soroptimists

2011   Hanging an art exhibition at the Moores Gallery, Fremantle

 

 EDUCATION

1973-77    Art Scholarship Balcatta SHS, WA

1978-79    Completed two years of BA (fine art, Sculpture) at WAIT

1980-82     Completed Diploma of Fine Art (sculpture) at Claremont School of Art

1984         travelled around Australia for nine months

1985         travelled around Europe for eight months

1986        studied Architecture at UWA

2010        Certificate 4 training and assessment

  

 

TEACHING

I am presently teaching several classes at the Fremantle Art Center. 

1983—93   TAFE adult night classes in stained glass

1990—93   Stained glass classes at Glass retailers

1989—91   Craft teacher at the Aged Care Center in Hilton

2005—10   Clay sculpture at Fremantle Art Center

2007—10   Painting and sculpture at Atwell Art Center

2007   Parent in residence at South Fremantle SHS

2008   Artist in residence at Scotch College

2008 --9   conducted workshops at Kings Park in mosaics

2008 –9   Painting and mosaics at the Meeting Place, Fremantle


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  












 

























 























 

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