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About Gay Emmerson: Text



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My work is informed by nature, by the movements and colours of sea and clouds, and by the shapes of trees, leaves, and grasses.
As a child I tried to draw from nature.  As a student I learnt maths and physics to better understand nature.  Now I draw on that learning, and on a lifetime of memories, to express my reactions to places and landscape on paper and canvas.

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Education and Training

1979                Graduation from Canberra School of Art specialising in painting

1987                Graduate Diploma in Education, University of Canberra

1964                Bachelor of Science, University of Sydney

Exhibitions and Awards

2021            Joint exhibition with Georgia Freebody, The Garden in The Garden,  Berry Solo exhibition   WATER   Fern Street Gallery

Second Prize Shoalhaven Mental Health Fellowship Open Art Competition

2020            Joint exhibition with Georgia Freebody     Wildscapes    Outlook Gallery   Mountain Ridge Winery

Solo exhibition   Petal Power   Fern Street Gallery

2019            Joint exhibition with Georgia Freebody, Salt, Water & Wood, Sheffer Gallery

2018            Joint exhibition with Georgia Freebody, Bushland and Beaches, Fern Street Gallery

2017            Solo exhibition, My Canberra, Cork Street Gallery

Solo exhibition, Yet Another Gumtree Exhibition, FORM Gallery

2016            Joint exhibition with Georgia Freebody, COAST, Sheffer Gallery

Solo exhibition, Australian Light, Addison Road Gallery, London

2015               Finalist in the Hornsby  Art Prize Tutor in oil pastels at the Summer Art Experience, Canberra.

2014               Solo exhibition, Canberra to the Kimberley, Sheffer Gallery

2013            Joint exhibition with Mike Partridge, Still Standing, Not Standing Still,  Form Gallery.

2012            Solo exhibition, Earth Works, Belconnen Art Centre

2012            Joint exhibition with Georgia Freebody, The Garden Journal,  Yarralumla Gallery

2010            Solo Exhibition, Blue and Gold, Yarralumla Gallery

2006            Group Exhibition with Helena Hills and Mike Partridge, Carte Blanche, Studio Gallery

2004            Joint exhibition with Mike Partridge, LakeLand, Bungendore Woodworks Gallery

Joint exhibition with Mike Partridge, Lake George, Field of Water, Field of Grass, Canberra Museum and Gallery

2003            Highly Commended, John Briscoe Memorial Art Award, Cooma

2002            Solo exhibition, Journeys to the Sea, Bungendore Woodworks Gallery

Joint exhibition, I lift up my eyes to the hills, Strathnairn Gallery, as part of ACT Heritage Festival

2001            Solo exhibition, Cuppacumbalong Gallery

Group exhibition, After Matisse, Belconnen Gallery as part of Festival of Contemporary Arts

2000            Solo exhibition, Belconnen Gallery

First Prize, Open Section, Thredbo Art Exhibitiion

Group exhibition, Many Faces, Belconnen Open Art Award as part of the National Multicultural Festival, Westfield Mall, Belconnen and selected works in Belconnen Gallery

Group exhibition, Feeling Sheepish, Galeria del Centro, Boorowa

Group Exhibition, Artists of the Tweed/Canberrascape, Tuggeranong Arts Centre

1998            Solo exhibition, Cuppacumbalong Gallery

Group exhibition, Postcards from Belconnen, Belconnen Artists Network (BEAN) Inaugural Exhibition, Belconnen Gallery and Festival of Contemporary Arts (Gorman House Arts Centre)

1998            Highly commended, Thredbo Art Exhibition

1997            Solo exhibition, Albert Street Gallery, Mittagong

Major commission, Australian Defence Force Academy

1996            Solo exhibition, Hyatt Hotel, Canberra

Solo exhibition, Design Plus Gallery, Queanbeyan

1995            Highly commended, Thredbo Art Exhibition

1994            Solo exhibition, Hyatt Hotel, Canberra

Solo exhibition, Design Plus Gallery, Queanbeyan

1993            Solo exhibition, Primavera Gallery, Manuka

1992            Joint exhibition, Raglan Gallery, Sydney

1990            Joint exhibition, New Faces, Solander Gallery

Solo exhibition, Kingston Gallery

1985            Joint exhibition, Gallery 41, Fyshwick

Joint exhibition, New Artists Gallery, Hawker

Highly Commended, Peter Stuyvesant Award, Goulburn

1984            Joint exhibition, Canberra Theatre Gallery

Joint exhibition, Gallery 41, Fyshwick

1983            Highly Commended, Peter Stuyvesant Award, Goulburn

1982            Solo exhibition, Canberra Theatre Gallery

Joint exhibition, Canberra Women Artists, Arts Council Gallery, Canberra City

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