all art is a confession 


Laura Courtney artists bio:                                                                                                              


Solo Exhibitions
2018          ‘Atmospheric Pressure – landscapes in cold wax’ Montreuil Porte Ouverte, Paris

2016          ‘Interiors’   Australian Galleries Melbourne                                                  

2015          ‘Oxide, Bluestone & Crows’. Australian Galleries Melbourne

2014          ‘The Inner Life, The Outer World’. The Australian Galleries, Sydney       

‘Underground Zen’ oil on board, 65 cm x 200cm - from ‘The Inner Life, The Outer World’ 2014 

Solo Exhibitions cont’d:

2013          ‘From Brindisi to Bondi’. The Australian Galleries, Sydney      

2012          ‘Urbino to Evandale’. The Australian Galleries, Melbourne

2011          ‘Longing – Tasmanian Landscapes’. The Australian Galleries, Sydney

    ‘Tasmania VII’ oil on board, 40cm x 120 cm - from ‘Longing’ 2011

Art Prizes & Group Exhibitions:
2015            Glover Prize, John Glover Society, Tasmania

2015            Brunswick Street Gallery's Small Works , Melbourne

2014            Tattersalls Landscape Prize  Queensland

2014            One Of Each,  Australian Galleries Melbourne

2013            Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize, Montsalvat, Victoria

2013            Glover Prize, John Glover Society, Tasmania

2012            Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney

2012            Mosman Art Prize, Sydney

2012            Archibald Wynne & Sulman Prize (Sulman Prize finalist), Art Gallery of NSW

‘Back in the day’ finalist work in The Sulman Prize 2012

Art Prizes & Group Exhibitions cont’d:

2011             Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize, Sydney

2011             Mosman Art Prize, Sydney

2011             Women on Boards – special Commendation, The Tap Gallery, Sydney

2011             Hans Heysen Art Prize, Hahndorf South Australia

‘Still life with dahlias - Clarendon House Tasmania’ oil on board 60cm x 40cm - finalist work in The Hans Heysen Art Prize, 2011

Art Prizes & Group Exhibitions cont’d:

2010            Mosman Art Prize, Sydney

2010            Wynne Salon des Refusés, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

2010            Group show: ‘Something Personal’ Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney

2009            Wynne Salon des Refusés, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

2008            Mosman Art Prize

‘The Road - Tasmania’  15 cm x 15 cm - 2008, finalist work in the  Mosman Art Prize 2008

Bio details:
1965                Born, Canberra ACT, resided Sydney NSW 1969 - 1983

1984 - 1985      Resided New York City and travelled throughout Europe

1985 - 1987      Fashion Design, East Sydney Technical College - Sydney

1988 - 2003     Teacher of Transcendental Meditation - resided USA & Europe

2004 - 2005     National Art School, Sydney: Short Courses in drawing and painting with Michelle Hiscock

2006 - 2009     Traditional painting instruction with Michelle Hiscock, Grosvenor Studios Sydney

 unfinished sectional copy of ‘Lady with an Ermine’ after Leonardo Da Vinci 
- from traditonal painting techniques (National Art School Sydney) 2004

Selected Reviews
2012                            ‘Oh no not you again’, The Australian April 21st – Christopher Allen

2009                           ‘Land’s End’, The Australian March 28th – Christopher Allen


Photo Gallery:


Laura Courtney, Notre Dame de París, Feb. 2019   



 Paris atelier 2018 - 2020


      Sydney studio 2015

Sydney studio 2012

Laura Courtney, 2011, Sydney




life & death



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