Australian Art

MELISSA HIRSCH





Born: 1966 Sydney, NSW.


    SELECTED BIOGRAPHY
    1966 Born Sydney.
    2001 Residency - The Gunnery Studios, Sydney (Aug - Nov).
    2002 Residency - Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, NSW (7th July).


    SOLO EXHIBITIONS
    1999 Crazy Chairs Gallery, Dungog, NSW.
    2000 Conversation in - Forms, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW.
    2002 FLOW, Coffs Harbour Regional Art Gallery, NSW.
    2003 Organica Botanica, John Gordon Gallery, Coffs Harbour, NSW.
    2004 Precious Ocean, Cape Gallery, Byron Bay, NSW.

    PERFORMANCES
    2002 Main Beach, NSW (Nov).
    The Pass, NSW (Oct).
    2003 Byron Bizarre Beauty Products, Byron Bay (duration: 8hrs Nov).
    Inside a Happening, Lismore TAFE (duration 1hr. Feb).
    Beach Installations: Main Beach, NSW (Jan).
    Belongil Beach, NSW (Mar).
    Sunrise Beach (April).
    Tyagrah Beach (May).

    SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
    2000 TAFE NSW Art Prize, Regional Galleries NSW.
    Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Travelling, starting at Grafton Regional Gallery (Oct00-03).
    East Coast Sculpture Show, Ballina (Sept-Jan 01).
    Recent work: TAFE Teachers, Lismore Regional Art Gallery.
    too weave, Broken Hill City Art Gallery.
    2001 Parliament House Craft Awards, Canberra (Sept - Dec).
    Old Traditions New Ways, Wollongong and Geelong (Aug-Oct).
    Alice Craft Acquisition, Alice Springs NT.
    2002 Blake Prize, Travelling exhibition starting at Casula Powerhouse (Dec 02-Oct 03).
    Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Travelling, starting at Grafton Regional Gallery.
    East Coast Sculpture Show, Ballina (Sept-Jan 03).
    2003 Ocean, John Gordon Gallery, Coffs Harbour.
    Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney.
    Directors Cut, Tweed River Regional Art Gallery (Mar-May).
    Winsome Rooms, Winsome Hotel, Lismore.
    2004 Three Colours - White, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
    Casurina Sculpture Walk, Casurina Beach NSW (scheduled).
    2005 New 7, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney (scheduled).
    Floating Lands Noosa, QLD (scheduled).

    AWARDS AND PRIZES
    2000 Winner - TAFE NSW Fine Art Prize (sculpture).
    2002 TAFE Prize, East Coast Sculpture Show.
    High Commendation - Border Art Prize.
    2003 Liverpool City Arts Prize Sustainability Prize.

    COMMISSIONS
    2002 Grafton Print Folio - Grafton Regional Gallery.

    REPRESENTED
    Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, NSW; Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW; Stanthorpe Regional Gallery, QLD; Liverpool City Heritage and Art Collection, NSW.

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