CV

Wendy McDonald

Qualifications:  Bachelor of Arts (Ed), Deakin University

 

 Solo Exhibitions

2020   New Works, AK Bellinger Gallery, Inverell

2019  History &Geography, Works from Pollack Swamp, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

2019  Transitions, Elms Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney

2019  Quietly, Koskela Gallery, Sydney

2018    “And So It Goes” , AK Bellinger Gallery, Inverell

2016   "This Place 2" , Campaspe Regional Library  

2016   "This Place" Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, travelling exhibition, Cohuna 

2016   “This Place” , Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

2010    Landscapes from the Murray Darling, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

           

Group Exhibitions, Prizes & Residencies

2020   Floodplain, Group Exhibition, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

2019    Recent Acquisitions and Works from the Permanent Collection,  Swan Hill       

              Regional Art Gallery

2018    Finalist, The NSW Parliament Plein Air Paintimg  Prize, Parliament House, Sydney

2018    “A Painted landscape”, Special Group Studios, Sydney

2018    “Regional Women’s Exhibition”, Southern Buoy Studios

2017    Finalist, The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, Parliament House, Sydney

2017    "The Inauguration", Southern Buoy Studios, Melbourne

2017     "At Home", Birds Gallery, Melbourne   

2016    Finalist, The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, Parliament House, Sydney

2016    "LIFE, still"  , Saint Cloche, Sydney

2016    "Twelve, Koskela, Sydney

2016     Annual Group Show, Lauriston Press, Kyneton 

2015    Artist in residence, Aspire Me Regional Arts Camp, Riverina

2015    Finalist, Calleen Art Award, Cowra Regional Art Gallery

2014    Artist in residence, Aspire Me Regional Arts Camp, Riverina

2013    Artist in residence, Aspire Me Regional Arts Camp, Riverina

2012    Artist in residence, Aspire Me Regional Arts Camp, Riverina

2011    Finalist, Calleen Art Award, Cowra Regional Art Gallery

2010    SW Arts “Terrain” Exhibition, Griffith Regional Art Gallery

2010    “Terrain” Exhibition, Cube 37 Gallery, Frankston

2010    Art in the Port, Echuca

2009    Finalist, Paddington Art Prize, Sydney

2009    Finalist, Country Energy Landscape Prize, Lismore Regional Art  Gallery

2009    Art Sydney, 2009

2009    South West Arts Showcase Exhibition

2009    Finalist, Calleen Art award, Cowra Regional Art Gallery

2009    Canterbury Art Exhibition

2008    Artist, SW Arts “Muster Moments” sculpture project

2008    Recipient, Regional Arts NSW professional development "Quicks" grant

2008    Finalist, National Print and Drawing Awards, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

 2008    FOUR travelling exhibition, Robinvale and Kerang

2008    FOUR group exhibition, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

2008    Finalist, Stanthorpe Art Prize, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery

2008    Canterbury Art Exhibition

2008    Restdown Vintage Group Exhibition

2007    Canterbury Art Exhibition

2007    Restdown Vintage Group Exhibition

2007    Professional Development Scholarship, Murrumbidgee School of Creative Arts, Charles Sturt University    

 006    Artist, SW Arts Conagro Shire project

2006    Artist, SW Arts Long Paddock Tourism project

2005    Co- designer, “Transmute” mosaic ute Deniliquin community art project

 

Bibliography

2018 “A Painted Landscape” by Amber Creswell Bell, pub Thames and Hudson

2016, Australian Country Style Magazine, March issue 

2013, Australian Country Style Magazine, April issue

2010, Home Beautiful Magazine, Nov. issue, page 1

2009, Paddington Art Prize Lecture, Joe Frost

 

Collections

Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

 

Artist Statement

“As an artist, I am continually evolving.  Ongoing themes include using still life to tell simple narratives, and a series of landscapes documenting drought and the transformation that rain brings to the floodplain. My works represent my immersion in the history and geography of our place. A daily life connected with the land through farming underlies my practise. I would hope that my work provides an insight into the links that I have with the land, providing a bridge between rural and city consciousness. “  

Wendy McDonald