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Nyrel Saunders, Visual Artist, Painter and Printmaker

 

Born/Education:       Sydney, Australia and New Zealand

1999          Bachelor of Fine Arts,  COFA, UNSW, Sydney. NSW

1995          Ass. Diploma of Fine Arts, Illawarra TAFE, North Wollongong NSW

1994          Diploma of Fine Arts, Illawarra TAFE. North Wollongong NSW

Selected solo exhibitions:

2015          ‘Bush Walk’, Firestation Print Studio & Gallery, Armadale, Vic.

2005          ‘Retrospective’, Bull & Mouth Hotel, Restaurant, Maryborough

Selected group exhibitions:

2018          .Fondazione Il Bisonte, Via di S. Niccolo, 24R, 50125, Firenze, Italy

2018           Overwintering Project with Migaloo Press, Queensland

2017          ‘Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition’, Japan.

2017          ‘Enter-into-Art’, Miniature Prints, On tour Germany

2017          “Built”, Firestation Print Studio, Armadale, Vic.

2017          ‘Global Oceans Print Exchange’, Hahndorf, South Australia

2017          ‘Postcards North & South’ – Firestation Print Studio, Armadale, Vic, Pressnorth Townsville, Bloomington Indiana.

2017          ‘Opening Exhibition’ - Avoca Arts & Gardens, Avoca, Vic. Exhibition changed ongoing.

2016          ‘Enter-into-Art’, Miniature Prints, Art Retreat-Studio in Bonn-Königswinter.Germany

2016          ‘Port Albert Primary School,’ Port Albert, Melbourne Vic

2016          ‘Salon Show 2016’ Firestation Print Studio & Gallery, Armadale, Vic.

2016          ‘All That Jazz’ Firestation Print Studio & Gallery, Armadale, Vic.

2016          ‘Remote Members Exhibition’, Firestation Print Studio & Gallery, Armadale, Vic

2016          ‘Birds of Stonington’ – Firestation Print Studio, Armadale, Vic.

2016          ‘Postcards From the North & South’, Firestation, Pressnorth Printmakers, & Hawkes

                   Bay  Printmakers NZ.

2016          ‘International Print Exchange 2016’, Greendoor Printmaking Co. UK.

2016          ‘Victor Harbour Rotary Club’ – South Australia

2016          ‘Mornington Rotary Club’– Mornington, Vic.

2015          ‘Port Albert Primary School,’ Port Albert, Melbourne Vic

2015          ‘Community Art Exhibition 2015’  Old Fire Station Gallery, Maryborough, Vic.

2015          ‘Salon Show 2015’ Firestation Print Studio & Gallery, Armadale, Vic

2015          ‘Glow Winter Arts Festival 2015’ (Then to London for exhibition)

2015          ‘Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition’, Japan.

2014          ‘Salon Show 2014’ Firestation Print Studio & Gallery, Armadale, Vic

2014           ‘Community Art Exhibition’ Old Fire Station Gallery, Maryborough, Vic.

2011          ‘Nautilis’, Art Arena Art Gallery & Studios, Wollongong, NSW

2001          ‘Six, Six, Six’¸  Project Contemporary Art Space, Wollongong

2000          ‘The James Kiwi Watercolour Prize’, Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong.

1974 – 2000        Exhibiting at various exhibitions (list available if required)

Grants & Commissions:

2016          “Birds” Artist Book, 22 Members Firestation Print Studio, commissioner Stonington Council

2016          ‘Quick Response Grant’, Professional Development, Regional Arts Victoria

2005          ‘Anniversary Book’ S.C. Martin & T.R. Doslea, Sydney.

2001          National Association for the Visual Arts, Marketing Grant Scheme.

1996          Mural, D.R. & V Martin, Adelaide.

Workshops

2016          ‘Guy Begbie” Bookmaking & Sculptural Books, Firestation Print Studio

2016          ‘Jazmina Cininas’ Colour Reduction Linocut, Firestation Print Studio

2015          ‘Basil Hall’, Dry Powder colour technique. Firestation Print Studio.

2014          ‘Mokuhanga Japanese Printmaking School’ Ballarat, Vic

2012          ‘Traditional Etching’, Bernhardine Mueller, Printmaker/Teacher. Sydney NSW

2012          ‘Printmaking’, Mitchell School of Arts, Bathurst NSW. (Bernhardine Mueller)

Awards & Publications:

2017          ‘Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition’, Japan. Honourable Mention

2016          ‘Best Dry point in Show’ Salon Show 2016 – Firestation Print Studio & Gallary Armadale

2016          ‘Birds’ Joint members - Limited Edition Artist’s Book -  Firestation Print Studio & Gallery,

2015          ‘Merit Award’ – ‘Salon Show 2015’ – Firestation Print Studio & Gallery

2015          ‘Merit Award’ - Community Art Exhibition – Old Firestation Gallery Maryborough

2014          ‘Best Dry point’ Salon Show 2014 - Firestation Print Studio & Gallery, Armadale,

Other:

2017          Tutoring, Linocut Workshops, Dunolly Arts Hub, Victoria.

2016          Co-Judge - Inaugural Exhibition, Dunolly Arts Hub, Victoria.

2002-2003 Treasurer/Advisory Committee  “Project Centre for Contemporary Arts”, Wollongong

                  (during re-development into an Artist Run Centre)

2001          Co-ordinator and Curator of  “Six, Six, Six, Six, Six”  Project Centre for Contemporary Art, Wollongong

2000           Wollongong Regional Art Gallery, Volunteer Curator

1995          Co-Curator of The Graduates, Project Centre for Contemporary Art, Wollongong.

1980-1988  Arts & Graphics Pty Ltd, Art Gallery & Picture Framing, Darwin, Joint Owner & Manager

                  Represented in private and corporate collections in Australia.