ABOUT Grace Garton

I work across a broad range of mediums, I find this to be the most freeing way for me to work. By bringing together elements of printmaking and mixed media, collage, and illustration I find it contacts me to my environment and to the way I feel and see the world around me in colour, texture and shape.

After many years living in Hobart, I made the move to reside permantly on West Coast. A small mining town called Rosebery, situated below the foot hills of Mount Murchinson, Mount Black and Mount Read.

I have been a full-time career artist since 2006, building up a following with my whimsical landscapes and art dolls which have sold worldwide.

 

Cv and Bio

I am an artist based in Tasmania.  Originally from Sydney where I studied art at Liverpool technical college and Sydney City Art Institute.
After completing my Bachelor of Visual Arts, I turned my hand to follow a career in the animation industry, which I have been working on and off for the past 27 years.

During this time I relocated to Hobart to further my art studies and work in animation as head of design. In 2006 I decided to dedicate my time to work as a full-time artist.

My work as a mixed media artist and doll maker has been well received and has been gaining interest from local and international buyers.

Currently, my artworks involve larger hand-painted art dolls and assemblage art based on Eastern European folktales conceived in the Australian environment.

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

Despard

Level 1 – 15 Castray Esplanade
Hobart Tasmania Australia 7000
"35th Annual Summer Show"
Group exhibition
15th Dec 2021 - 29th Jan 2022

Studio Gallery

Level 2 77 Salamanca Place
Hobart 7000
Tasmania, Australia 7000
Hobart
Salamanca Arts Centre
"Florilegium"
Group exhibition
1st May -  27th June 2021

Despard

Level 1 – 15 Castray Esplanade
Hobart Tasmania Australia 7000
"34th Annual Summer Show"
Group exhibition
18th Dec 2019 - 2nd Feb 2020

Nolan Galery

Level 1 77 Salamanca Place
Hobart 7000
Tasmania, Australia 7000
"Nectar"
Group exhibition
14th Dec 2018 - 28th Dec 2018

Studio Gallery

Level 2 77 Salamanca Place
Hobart 7000
Tasmania, Australia 7000
Salamanca Arts Centre
"40 x 40"
Group exhibition
2017

Rosny Barn

Rosny Hill Road, Rosny Park, Tasmania 7018
"Follow Your Shadow"
Group exhibition
2017

Lady Franklin Gallery

268 Lenah Valley Rd, Lenah Valley TAS 7008
"The Art Society Of Tasmania"
Group Show
2015

Catz Pygamas Gallery

Brunswick, Melbourne
"Opening Night Exhibition"
Group show
2012

The Cube

Salamanca Arts Centre
"Rainy Days"
Group show
2010

SJS Gallery

120 ALEXANDRA PDE FITZROY VIC 3065
Group Show
2010

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Garden

Flora And Fauna Art Exhibition
Group Show
1992

Bett Gallery

Salamanca Hobart Tasmania 7000
"Tasmanian Naive Art Exhibition"
Group Show
1992

Campbell Town Arts Center

1 Art Gallery Road
Campbelltown NSW 2560
"Fishers Ghost Exhibition"
Group Show
1982

SOLO SHOWS

Studio Gallery

Level 2 77 Salamanca Place Hobart 7000
Salamanca Arts Centre
"Nature In Suburbia"
Solo show
29th Jan - 28th March 2021

Lightbox Gallery

77 Salamanca Place Hobart 7000
Salamanca Arts Centre
"Ahoy Cats On Board"
Solo show
29th Jan - 28th March 2021

Side Space Gallery

77 Salamanca Place Hobart 7000
Salamanca Arts Centre
"Under The Pear Tree"
4th Dec - 17th Dec  2019
Solo show

Lightbox Gallery

77 Salamanca Place Hobart 7000
Salamanca Arts Centre
"Miss Garton's Home For Whimsical Children"
Solo show
2019

Lightbox Gallery

77 Salamanca Place Hobart 7000
Salamanca Arts Centre
"Boxers in Boxes"
Solo show
1st Nov - 30th Nov 2018

Studio Gallery

Level 2 77 Salamanca Place Hobart 7000
Salamanca Arts Centre
"A Tale Or Two From Pontville"
Solo show
29th Jan - 28th March 2021

Study

1981-82 Art Certificate, Liverpool Technical College, Sydney

1983-85 BA (visual arts) City Art Institute, Sydney

1990 Postgraduate diploma, Tasmanian School of Art

1998 3D Max graphic Animation, Swinburne, Melbourne

2013 -15 Certificate 3-4, Diploma in Graphic Design, Hobart Tafe, Tasmania

Bibliography

Residencies

2018 - 2020 Salamanca Arts' Centre
2010 - Dunmoochin