Michelle Dawson

Curriculum Vitae

2019 Finalist Portia Geach Memeorial Art Award. S.H. Ervin Gallery. Sydney. NSW Australia.

2018 Finalist The International Biennale of Miniature Arts. University of WestTimisoara, Romania.

2018 A Series Of Parts. Group Show. M-Arts Precinct/Tweed Regional Gallery. NSW Australia

2018 Missing You Collaborative Exhibition. Lismore Regional Gallery. Lismore. NSW. Australia

2018 Finalist Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize. Sydney. NSW. Australia

2018 The Palette Show MAT18 Murwillumbah. NSW. Australia

2017 Out With The Old. Group Show, M-Arts Precinct. Murwillumbah. NSW Australia

2017 Finalist KAAF Art Prize 2017. Sydney. Australia

2017 Finalist 30 x 30 Art Prize Art Piece Gallery. Mullumbimby. Australia

2017 Sasaran Arts Festival. Invited Artist. Sasaran. Selangor. Malaysia

2017 Yogyakarta International Art Festival. Invited Artist. Yogyakarta. Indonesia.

2017 Nostalgic Dialogues. Collaborative works with Hilary Herrmann. Art Piece Gallery. Australia.

2017 The Buttery Fundraiser at Linnaeus Estate. Invited Artist. Broken Head. Australia

2017 International Artswitch Exhibition. Yogykarta. Indonesia

2016 KKB International Arts Festival. Invited Artist. Selangor, Malaysia

2016 International Biennale of Miniature Arts.  University of WestTimisoara, Romania.

2016 Finalist CBSC Art Prize. Melbourne. Vic 3000

2016 Polar Self Portraits Exhibition. Chateau du Bost. France.

2015 Penrite Group Show 1. BSA Staff Show. BSA Project Space. Mullumbimby NSW 2482

2015 Finalist, Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize. Lismore Regional Gallery. NSW

2015 Art At The Airport. Ballina Byron Gateway Airport. July 2015 Ballina. NSW 2478

2015 Precipice. Group Exhibition. Grafton Regional Gallery. NSW 2467.

2014 International Biennale of Miniature Arts. University of WestTimisora. Romania.

2014 Sasaran Arts Festival. Invited Artist/Residency. Sasaran. Malaysia.

2014 Finalist Jacaranda Drawing Prize. Grafton Regional Gallery. NSW

2014 Duo, Art Mentoring Project. February-May. Lismore Regional Gallery. NSW.

2013 Finalist, Portia Geach Memorial Award. S.H Ervin Gallery. Sydney. NSW.

2013 Water, Culture, Nations.  International group exhibition, United Nations. New York.

2013 Artist residency/symposium, Aug 10-26. Aiud, Romania.

2013 Touch, International Mail Art Exhibition. Aiud, Romania.

2013 Finalist, Northern Rivers Portrait Prize. Lismore Regional Gallery, NSW.

2013 Let’s Go To Sleep. Picture Book. Illustrator. Working Title Press. SA.

2012 Young Peoples Choice, The Wilson Visual Art Award.  Lismore, NSW

2012 Finalist, The Wilson Visual Art Award. Lismore. NSW

2012. Finalist, Northern Rivers Portrait Prize. Lismore Regional Gallery. NSW.

2012. Rembrandt in the Bolten Paradigm. The Drawing Group Lismore Regional Gallery. 24/7 Space. Lismore. NSW.

2012  Sentience, Hidden Lives. Group Show. Kurb Gallery. Perth WA.

2011 Highly Commended, Portia Geach Memorial Art Award. S.H Ervin Gallery. Sydney. NSW

2011 Double Finalist Portia Geach Memorial Art Award. S.H.Ervin Gallery. Sydney. NSW

2011 Drawn Together. The Drawing Group, (Rene Bolten, Hilary Herrmann, Kellie O’Dempsey, James Cruickshank and Michelle Dawson), exhibition of collaborative works. Retrospect Galleries, Byron Bay. NSW.

2011 Snowing Down South.  Solo Exhibition.  Retrospect Galleries. Broadbeach Qld.

2011 Finalist, Northern Rivers Portrait Prize. Lismore Regional Gallery. NSW.

2011 This Little Teapot. Group Show. Paper Plane Gallery. Sydney. NSW

2011 True Confessions. Group Show. NYST Gallery. Southport. Qld.

2011 Visible/Invisible. Group Show. Flinders Lane Gallery. Melbourne. Vic

2011 Sentience: An Exhibition of Life. Group Show. Kurb Gallery. Perth. WA

2010 Synergy: Science and Art. Group Show. Next Gallery. Southern Cross University. NSW.

2010 Art in the Book. Regional Illustrators. Group show. Grafton Regional Gallery. Grafton. NSW.

2010 In Black and White. Seminar speaker. CBCA and Zarts. Victoria.

2010 Man, Woman, Beast. Exhibition with Jan Van Dijk. Retrospect Galleries, Byron Bay. NSW.

2010 Drawing A Monster By Committee. Public Art Programme. Tweed River Art Gallery. Murwillumbah. NSW.

2009/2010 Here be Monsters. Solo Exhibition. Tweed River Art Gallery. Murwillumbah. NSW

2009 First Prize, Best Illustrator. Emmaus College Children’s Choice Award. Qld.

2009 Illustrators Studio. Drawing performance. Children’s Book Fair. CBCA. Vic

2009 One + One.  Art Talk. Retrospect Galleries/Harvest art Party. Newrybar. NSW.

2009 Art of the Garment. Group Show. Northern Rivers Community Gallery. Ballina. NSW

2009 Shortlisted. BSG Small Works Competition Brunswick Street Gallery. Vic.

2009 Finalist, The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize. South Australia Museum. Adelaide. SA.

2009 Shortlisted, The Children’s Book Council of Australia Crichton Award.

2008 Words Colour My World. Group Show. The Cape Gallery. Byron Bay. NSW.

2008 Macquarie Bank Founding Members Private Show. Newtown Fine Art Traders. Sydney. NSW.

2008. Represented Australia at the Intercontinental Biennale of Small Graphics. Romania

2007 Peace. Group Show. The Cape Gallery. Byron Bay. NSW

2007 “…and the brightness begins” Group show. The Cape Gallery. Byron Bay. NSW.

2007 Dog Show. Solo exhibition. Barebones Art Space. Bangalow. NSW.

2006 Second Prize. This Place Postcard competition. Piece Gallery. Mullumbimby. NSW.

2006 Represented Australia at the Intercontinental Biennale of Small Graphics. Romania.

2006 Emerge Showcase Exhibition. NSW Ministry of the Arts/ Piece Gallery. Mullumbimby. NSW.

2005 Finalist, The Robert Jacks Drawing Prize. Bendigo. Vic

2005 Finalist, The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize. South Australia Museum. Adelaide. SA.

2004 Flights of Fancy. Solo exhibition. Barebones Art Space. Bangalow. NSW.

2004 Inaugural Black and Whitely Buttery Charity Auction. Brunswick Heads. NSW.

2003 Experimental Drawing Intensive. Tutor, Ron Bowen. The Slade Art School, UCL. London. UK.

2002 Advanced Drawing Intensive. The Slade Art School, UCL. London. UK.

1997 A Perfect 10. Group Show. Lismore Regional Gallery.

1997 Two from Canterbury. Exhibition. The Tea House Fine Art Space. The Channon. NSW.

1996 Culminations. Group Show. Byron Artisans Gallery. NSW.

1996 The End of the Year. Group Show. TAFE.  Diptych The Infernal Machine acquired by North Coast TAFE.

1996 First Prize Drawing. Upper Clarence Arts Council.

1996 Award of Excellence for Highest Average Mark. Distinction. Certificate in Drawing Fundamentals. North Coast Institute of TAFE. NSW.

 

 

Collections

Sasaran Arts Association. Malaysia

Inter-art Foundation. Aiud, Romania

Tweed River Regional Art Gallery. NSW 2484.

North Coast Institute of TAFE. NSW 2480.

Private Collections: Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Romania, Germany, United States.

2010 - present
2010 - present
Publications

Grafton Examiner. Article, image. May 18 2015

Byron Shire News. Article, image. May 2014

Ziarul Vaii Jiului. Profile, image. Pages 15/16 Aug 23 2013 (Romania)

Weekend Star. Artist Profile. Jan5/6 2013

Australian Art Review.  Article image. Page 47. Issue 31. Jan-Feb. 2012

Sydney Morning Herald. Spectrum/John McDonald review. Image and text pages 12/13 Oct 29.2011

Art Monthly Australia. Text page 90. Issue 246. Summer 2100/12

Sydney Morning Herald. Arts and Entertainment. Page 11. Sept 23. 2011

Byron Shire Echo. Image and text. Page 25. Sept 6 2011

Sydney Morning Herald. Text. Arts and Entertainment. Page 13. Wed Aug 31. 2010

Invitation, Cover image.  Northern Rivers Portrait Prize 2011. Lismore Regional Gallery.

Coast Living. Profile. Pages 24-27. Issue 26 Winter 2011.

The Northern Rivers Echo. Image and Text. Page 4. April 21,2011.

The Sunday Mail. Images and Text. Event Section page 16. Jan 30. 2011

Sentience: An Exhibition of Life. Catalogue. Text and image, page 7. Kurb Gallery. WA. 2011

Byron Bay and Northern Rivers NSW Accommodation Guide 2010/2011. Text and Images.

Synergy Catalogue. Image and text. Pages 3,8,9. Southern Cross University.

Sydney Morning Herald Spectrum. Image and text. Page 19. July 17-19, 2010

Tweed Sun. Image and article. Jan 7, 2010.

Coast and Country Magazine. Image and article. Pages 68-69. Jan/Feb 2010

Tweed Shire Echo. Article and Image. Dec 3, 2009.

Exhibition Programme. August-December 2009. Tweed River Art Gallery.

Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize catalogue. 2009.

Chelsea Arts Club 2010 yearbook, UK. Image.

Frankie Magazine. May/June 2009. Article and image. Page 23.

Byron Shire News. April 9. Article and Image.

Coastal Arts. Summer/Autumn 2009. Image. Page 5

Northern Star. Weekend Star article and image. Page 18.  Jan 3, 2009.

Intercontinental Biennale of Small Graphics catalogue. Romania. 2008

Coastal Arts Quarterly. Winter. Article and image. Pages 12, 13. 2008.

North Coast Arts Quarterly. Autumn. Cover Image, 2007.

Byron Shire Echo. Article and image. Oct 23, 2007.

North Coast Arts Quarterly. Summer. Image and Text. 2006

Intercontinental Biennale of Small Graphics catalogue. Romania. 2006

Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize catalogue. 2005.

 

 

 

Cd Covers:

Note to Self. James Cruickshank, (The Cruel Sea). 2011

Circus Girl. Susanna Carmen. 2011

Superfragilistically. Gyan. 2009

Holy. Susanna Carmen. 2008

Hello Human. Cover and insert. James Cruickshank, (The Cruel Sea). 2007.

Bury Me in My Headphones. Dane Tucquet. 2006

Hymn for Her. Cover and back image. James Cruickshank, (The Cruel Sea). 2003

Invisible Bird. Gyan. 2003

Books:

Let’s Go To Sleep. Illustrations. Author  Margaret Wild. Working Title Press. 2013-01-24

Simpson’s Donkey. Illustrations. Author Peter Stanley. Published by Murdoch Books. 2011

How weird is that… Illustrations. Author Gyan. Published by Museagency. 2008

Visual Media:

Town’s Too Small. Handmade Animation. Jez Mead Video Clip. 2011

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