Australian Art

INGA NOLAN



AKA: Inga Nolan

Born: 1975 Australia
  • Contemporary
  • Drawings
  • Painter
  • Established


I grew up near Kyogle on the far north coast of NSW. In my family, art has always been the expression of personal spirit, of play, identity and a way to communicate and relate to the freedom and isolation that was the nature of bush life. As my life and art has evolved,I have expanded my understandings of artistic expression and the vitality and nature of it's tendencies.I use art to debate and reveal issues about life itself. My works are about being human- they are often colourful and surreal. I studied Drawing at Lismore Tafe, and then obtained a Bachelor of Contemporary painting at Southern Cross University in Lismore. My teachers included Photographer Stephen Blanch, and Artist Michael John Taylor. I held my first major show 'Jumping into the Unknown' at Bulimba Art Gallery in May 2005. I exhibited solo, and worked on paintings in my river side studio in Brisbane for four years from 2004- 2008. After moving to Melbourne, I have had two solo exhibitions 'Percipient' at Hogan Gallery, Collingwood 2009 and'Near and Far' at the QV Womens Gallery in 2010.


EDUCATION
Diploma of Education, Visual Art, Ballarat University 2010
Bachelor of Visual Art, Sothern Cross University 1999
Cert Drawing Fundamentals, Lismore Tafe College 1995

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
'Near and Far' Qv Womens Gallery Melbourne 2010
'Percipient' Hogan Gallery Melbourne 2009
'Continuum' Rics Fortitude Valley 2008
'The Cutting Contest' Mooch Brisbane 2007
'Natural Progression' The Cactus Espresso Bar Ipswich 2006
'Jumping into the Unknown' The Bulimba Art Gallery 2005
'Making Faces' The Lotus Cafe Lismore 2004

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
'Orbit' Space 22, Ballarat 2011
'March Drawing show'Jugglers Art Space Brisbane 2008
'Rainbow Chaser' Wise Art Gallery Brisbane 2004
'Mind Scapes' The Angry Mime Space, Brisbane 2000

PRIZES
1st Prize See Art Award 2002
1st Prize Coaastline Ford 'Paint the Fence Competition' 1998


WORK
Gallery Operations Assistant (Volunteer) at The Lismore Regional Gallery. 2003
Event Organiser, 'Wearable Art Competition' The Lismore Regional Gallery 2003
Artist and lantern Design, The Lismore Lantern Workshop 2001

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