Clare Purser

Clare Purser

I work predominantly in the medium of oil painting with mixed media on canvas, board and paper, using photos, notes and sketches for inspiration. I like painting and drawing plain-air around where I live on Brisbane’s Bayside. I’m interested in creating paintings that are evocative and intuitive and express an emotive reaction to the landscape. In 1996 I completed an Honours degree in Visual Art from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.

 

In 2016 I was the recipient of the Brisbane Institute of Art’s Milburn Art Prize.  In 1996 I was awarded The Tweed Valley Art Prize for Painting from the Tweed Valley Regional Gallery and in 2004 The Jack McClure Memorial Award in the North Shore Art Awards in Auckland. Most recently I have been included as a finalist in the Sunshine Coast Art Awards, Redland Art Awards and Moreton Bay Region Art Awards.

Background

Education

1996 Bachelor of Art with Honours, QLD College of Art, Griffith University,Brisbane
1993-95 Bachelor of Art, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane
1991 Certificate of Art and Design, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University

Awards

2018 Finalist, The Morris Art Prize, The Gold Coast, Queensland
2018 Finalist, Moreton Bay Region Art Awards, Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Brisbane
2017 Highly Commended Award, 30 x 30 Art Piece Art Award, Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby, Northern NSW
2017 Finalist, The Brisbane Art Prize, Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane
2017 Finalist, Moreton Bay Region Art Awards, Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Brisbane
2016 Winner, The Milburn Art Award, Brisbane Institute of Art, Brisbane
2016 Finalist, The Brisbane Art Prize, The Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane
Finalist, Moreton Bay Region Art Awards, Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Brisbane
2015 Finalist, Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2015, Caloundra Regional Gallery
2015 Finalist, Milburn Art Award, Metcalfe Gallery, Brisbane Institute of Art
2015 Finalist, Moreton Bay Region Art Awards, Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Brisbane
2014 Finalist, Redland Art Awards, Redland Art Gallery, Brisbane
2014 Finalist, Lethbridge 10 000 - Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane
2004 Winner, The Jack McClure Memorial Award, The Pumphouse North Shore
Art Awards, Takapuna, Auckland
1996 Winner, The Tweed Valley Art Prize for Painting, Tweed Valley Regional
Gallery, Murwillumbah, New South Wales

Recent Group Exhibitions

2018 End of Year Group Exhibition, Walcha Gallery of Art, Walcha NSW
2018 Woolloongabba Art Gallery Xmas Show 2018, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
2018 Good Tidings, Artist Choice Online Exhibition, Amber Creswell-Bell, NSW
2018 Drawn In, Drawings at Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
2018 Wetlands Festival, CHAC Anglican College, Brisbane
2017 The Glass Houses, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Caboolture, QLD
2017 Woolloongabba Art Gallery Xmas Show 2017, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
2017 Anthea Polson Art Christmas Exhibition, Main Beach, QLD
2017 Summer Smalls, Southern Buoy Studios, Mornington, VIC
2016 Artists Choice, Anthea Polson Art, Main Beach, QLD
2016 23 Degrees, A Landscape Exhibition, Woollongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane

Individual Exhibitions

2017 Between Land & Sea, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane
2016 To The Island, The Manly Gallery, Manly, Brisbane, Australia
2004 Land Water Sky, The Depot Artspace, Devonport, Auckland
2003 Night Sailing, Doggett Street Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
1999 Departure, Doggett Street Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

Residencies

Public Collections
The Moreton Bay Regional Council Art Collection
2018 Tidal, 9 Visual Artists engaging in four days of Intensive research at the Marine Research Centre, North Stradbroke Island, QLD
2017 Artist in Residence at The Drawing Room, The Glass Houses, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, QLD

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