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CHERYL HARRISON CV

Thanks for visiting my site!! As a professional artist I’ve been exhibiting and selling my paintings and sculpture worldwide for over 20 years. For 5 of those years I based myself in St.Ives in the UK – where wide eyed Australian female painters were pretty rare. I was able to immerse myself in the rich history of post modern British art and inform my own work as a contemporary Australian artist. My travels and the influence from artists like Barbara Hepworth and Cy Twombly, have informed my art and continue to help me build on my BA and Masters in Visual Arts.

I love engaging with art lovers, which is why my commission work has become such a rewarding process. So don’t hesitate, I’d love to hear from you!

I’m always working on several different series at the same time, it’s just the way I work; surrender and let a painting lead me astray.

My work comes from a place of freedom. It is inspired by the music that moves me, popular culture and life’s everyday events. I call these my lifescapes. It is immediate and emotional… it’s good to be free :-).

2020 – CURRENT & FUTURE EVENTS

19 – 22 March – POSTPONED – The Other Art Fair – The Cutaway at Barangaroo, Sydney.

February – Selected Artist – Art Lovers Australia 2020 Book Publication.

January – Finalist, Art Lovers Australia 2020 Art Prize.

CAREER

2010 – Current. Artist – Painting, Sculpture, Writing. Port Douglas, Qld.

2010-12 Artist / Art Gallery – Ooze Gallery, (2 locations), Port Douglas, Qld.

2007-09 Masters of Arts, MAVA, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. Qld.

1999-06 Practicing Artist. Based in London & St Ives, Cornwall. UK.

 – Feature Writer –  2005-07 Kiteworld Magazine, UK. (64 countries)

1996-98 Bachelor of Fine Arts. University of Ballarat, Victoria.

– Camera Op/Floor Manager. WIN TV. Victoria. (1996-98 part-time).

1994-95 Camera Op/Floor Manager. WIN TV. Victoria.

1992-93 O/S Travel, based in the UK.

1989-91 Camera Op. BTV6, VIC TV, Victoria.

1986-88 Freelance Video Editor/Camera Op. Victoria.

1984-85 Women’s Media Unit – (within Open Channel & 3RRR Radio St.) Victoria.

 

EDUCATION

2010 Business Course, Sunshine Coast Tafe, Queensland.

2009 Masters of Arts, MAVA. Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Qld.

1998 Bachelor of Fine Arts. University of Ballarat, Victoria.

 

GRANTS / AWARDS / COMMISSIONS / ART RESIDENCIES / OTHER

2012-current – WILD Fine Art Jewellery, Stocked by Private & Regional Galleries, Aus.

2015 Sunshine Coast Art Prize – SCAP 2D Finalist, Sunshine Coast.

2012 Sunshine Coast Art Prize – SCAP 3D Finalist, Sunshine Coast.

2012 Trinity Bay High School, Cairns. – Artist Residency.

2011 Cairns Regional Council – RADF Grant.

2011 Cairns Regional Council – Shortlisted & Commissioned to write public art proposal.

2011 Cairns Regional Council – Beautiful Art Spaces.

2010 Arts Queensland – Career Development Grant.

2010 Australia Arts Council – ArtStart Grant.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS – UK & AUSTRALIA

2016 Breathe. Kickarts Contemporary Arts, Cairns, Aus.

2012 A Portion of Place. Cairns Regional Gallery. Aus.

2009 DON’T, College Gallery. Brisbane, Aus.

2006 Altered states, Vitreous Gallery. Truro. UK.

2005 Weathered Language, The Book Gallery. St. Ives. UK.

2002 Place Belong Me; Place Belong You. Jersey Galleries. Ealing, UK.

2001 Scratching the Surface. Australian High Commission. London, UK.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS – UK & AUSTRALIA

2016 Ten by Eight. Kickarts Contemporary Arts, Cairns. Aus.

2015 Kick’n it. Kickarts Contemporary Arts, Cairns. Aus.

2015 Sunshine Coast Art Prize – SCAP 2D Finalist, Sunshine Coast.

2014 Affordable Art Exhibition. Cairns Regional Gallery. Aus.

2013 Affordable Art Exhibition. Cairns Regional Gallery. Aus.

2012 Sunshine Coast Art Prize – 3D Finalist, Sunshine Coast. Aus.

2009 Loitering with Intent, Project Gallery. Brisbane, Aus.

2005 St.Ives Fringe Festival. Cornwall, UK.

2005 Affordable Art Fair. (Battersea) London, UK.

2004 St.Ives Fringe Festival. Cornwall, UK.

2002 3 Women Artists: Alethea Garstin / Dora Holzhandler / Cheryl Harrison, The Market House Gallery. UK.

2002 Affordable Art Fair. (Battersea) London, UK.

2002 The Lynn Strover Gallery. Cambridge, UK.

2002 Hays Gallery. London, UK.

2002 Plumbline Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall, UK.

2001 Open Exhibition: Orleans House Gallery. Twickenham, UK.

2001 Plumbline Gallery. St. Ives, Cornwall, UK.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS – UK & AUSTRALIA

2015 Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Exhibition Catalogue, SCAP 2D, Sept. Qld.

2012 Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Exhibition Catalogue, SCAP 3D, Sept. Qld.

2012 The Cairns Post, A Portion of Place Exhibition, Article, April. Qld.

2011 The Gazette, Article, Oozing with talent, August. Qld.

2006 Artists in Britain since 1945, David Beckman [new edition] October. UK

2005 – 07 Feature writer – Kiteworld Magazine U