Vivienne McDermott – Fine Artist 


2015                Solo Exhibition, ARTIFACT, Lower East side New York.
2014                West Space, Next Wave Festival, Henrys Mobile Studio, Melbourne
2014                AGORA Gallery, Chelsea, New York
2103                AGORA Gallery, Chelsea, New York
                        Kimberley Art Prize. Derby Shire, Derby WA
2012                Gecko Gallery. Old Stories - New Beginnings, Broome WA
                        Warracknabeal Arts Society Feature Artist 2012, Victoria
2011                Gallery 135, Drysdale.  BLACK+WHITE – After the Dreaming
2010                Art Gallery of Ballarat.  BLACK+WHITE – After the Dreaming
2009                Arthur Gallery. Solo exhibition ‘Vivienne McDermott Recent Works.’
                        PO Gallery University of Ballarat. Curator NAIDOC Exhibition,.
2008                Ballarat Fine Art Gallery. Solo exhibition  ‘Masok Angin.’
PO Gallery University of Ballarat Solo. Interior Landscape
PO Gallery University of Ballarat Curator NAIDOC Exhibition,
2006                International Female Printmakers Exhibition. ‘Flying Carpet.’  Exhibited in Germany, Berlin, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania and Luxemburg.
2005                Hookipa Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain
2004                Vucceria Artworks, Palermo, Sicily
2003                University of Ballarat, PO Gallery. Solo Exhibition ‘Nude Landscape’
1999                Pot Burners Gallery, ‘Images of Women’. Solo Warracknabeal, Victoria
1997                St Kilda Film Festival.  Short Film ‘Top Dollar’ 15mins
Brisbane Craft Council.  ‘Body Works’  Brisbane QLD.
Cairns Regional Art Gallery. ‘Body Works.  QLD
1995                Canson Student Printmaking Awards.  Australian Print Workshop Vic, University of Queensland Gallery Brisbane QLD, COFA NSW.

Major Achievements

2015                Solo Exhibition
                        ARTIFACT, New York

2013 – 2014    Represented by Agora Gallery NYC,
                        Artwork exhibited at Agora Gallery, 2103 and 2014

2012–2013      KRCI, Women’s Arts and Crafts Trainer, Ardyaloon Aboriginal Community and Djarindjin Aboriginal Community, Dampier Peninsular WA

2011                Artist in Residence, Wulungarra Community School WA
Connect – Community Connections Funding Program. Arts WA
Bookmaking and Printmaking with school and community members.  Public exhibition of works at Gecko Gallery 2012.
Coordination of Community Story books being digitised and archived in WA State Library collection and part of Better Beginnings online resource.

2010                Kadjina Aboriginal Community, Artist in Residence
Wulungarra Community School, WA. 
Design and production of books and limited edition prints with school and community artists. 

2010                University of Ballarat.  Lecturer Printmaking, Summer School.
Planning and developing curriculum to suit individual needs, teaching and assessing students in varied printmaking techniques – basic and advanced.

2006 - 2009     University of Ballarat. Lecturer Printmaking, (Bachelor Degree).
Developing curriculum to suit individual needs, teaching and assessing students in varied   printmaking techniques – basic and advanced.

2006 - 2009     University of Ballarat. Lecturer Koori Visual Arts (Cert III - IV).
Developing appropriate curriculum to suit individual needs, teaching and assessing students.  Subjects including printmaking, drawing, painting, sculpture and copyright.

2009                Sebastopol College.  Artistic Mentor. 
Working with a year 11 student with a physical disability to make a visual and audiovisual folio for entrance into a higher education program.

2008                Bwgcolman Future INC.  Artist in Residence. School Holiday Program.  Palm Island QLD. 
Facilitated writing and illustration of local stories with children and community members. 

2008                Ballarat Fine Art Gallery. Young Starters Program. (Printmaking and drawing workshops with children aged 5 -13.) 

2006                University of Ballarat. Technician – Painting Department.

2004 - 2005     Self employment and travel. Working as a visual artist in France, Spain and Italy. 
Exhibited artwork in both Italy and Spain.

2000 - 2003     University of Ballarat.  Lecturer Printmaking. (Bachelor Degree).

2000-2010      Works with Ratartat. Public Artist Collaborative artworks in both urban and rural public places nation wide.
Collaborating artist, design and concept, facilitation of educational workshops with varied community and school groups, studio management for large-scale projects and keeping of accounts.

2009               Budburra Books - Cherbourg QLD- Design and layout of children’s books. 

2009                Horsham “Art Is…” Festival. Artist in Residence.
Artist in residence, one month.  Studio manager.  Training local artists to run workshops with community and local school groups.  Production of large scale ephemeral outdoor sculptural installation.

2006 - 2008     Cherbourg State School QLD.  Artist in Residence
Conducting mono printing, screen-printing and painting workshops. Production of large-scale outdoor murals and sculptural installations on the school grounds.

2006 – 2007    Youthworks, Artist in Residence– program for disaffected youth. Residency funded by Arts Victoria. Develop and implement training program.
                        Conducted weekly workshops in varied visual arts and multi media disciplines.  Co-ordinated the framing, presentation of artwork, labelling and catalogue production in conjunction with the artists. Curation and hanging of exhibition “Big AS” at the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery.

2007                Ballarat Fine Art Gallery.  Group exhibition. ‘Big AS’.

2006                Commonwealth Games Cultural Festival.  Live site Ballarat.  Live visual and performance art piece (collaborative project with Ratartat Erth, and 2000 plus community members in Ballarat and surrounding areas.)

2003                Brisbane River Festival.  ‘Water Tables’, 3 large scale ephemeral sculptures. Southbank Brisbane QLD. Artists in residence, collaborative project with Ratartat, Queensland College of the Arts.

2003                Frankston Arts Festival.  ‘sandBOXcar’ Frankston. Vic. 2tonne travelling sculpture.

2002 - 01         "BOXcar" travelling sculpture Big West Footscray, TET Festival.  ‘BOXcar’ Richmond, Art is…Festival, Horsham and Festival of the Great Southern Ocean, Mallacoota,   Victoria.

2002                Next Wave Festival.  Victorian Arts Centre and Ballarat Fine Art Gallery. Ephemeral public sculpture. ‘Movealong’,
Project manager, artistic mentor, weekly skill workshops with disaffected youth from the Ballarat area.

2014                CANWA, Catalyst Create, Ardyaloon INC, One Arm Point, WA
2013                Artist in Residence Waste Management Authority, Ardyaloon WA.
2013                Kimberley Art Prize. Winner Best Drawing 2013
2011                Artist in Residence.  Wulungarra Community School, Connect – Community Connections Funding Program, Arts WA.

                        Warracknabeal Arts Council
University of Ballarat
Print Archives of the Icelandic Printmakers Association.  Tryggvagata Reykjavik, Iceland.
Ministre de L’egalite des Chances.  Luxemburg
University Bratislava, Slovakia.
Brooklyn Art Library, New York.
Private Collections. Australia, America, Italia, France, England, Spain and Slovakia.

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