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Penny Evans, Born Sydney 1966

Qualifications

Exhibitions

  • 2017 YiiY: A Method to Decolonize, solo show at Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW
  • 2017 We’re Closer Than You Think, Old Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore NSW
  • 2017 Walan Yinaagirbang/Strong Women, First Draft, Sydney
  • 2016 Black Arts Market, Carriageworks, Sydney
  • 2016 Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award Exhibition, Gold Coast City Gallery, QLD
  • 2016 International Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics, International Academy of Ceramics, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2016 Sensations: Accessing Collections, Grafton Regional Gallery
  • 2016 Bootheram Bundjalung, City Hall, Lismore NSW
  • 2015 CVIAA Exhibition, Grafton Regional Gallery
  • 2015 Tarnanthi Festival, Art Gallery of South Australia
  • 2015 Brand X, Campbell Street, Surry Hills, Sydney
  • 2014 Corroboree, Black Art Market, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
  • 2014 Tamworth Textile Triennial, Tamworth Regional Gallery, UTS Gallery Sydney
  • 2014 NSW Parliament Aboriginal Art Award, Parliament House Sydney
  • 2013 NSW Parliament Aboriginal Art Award, Parliament House Sydney
  • 2012 Jugul:Indigenous Artists Book Project Exhibition.Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina NSW
  • 2010 A Spiritual Journey: Barratt Galleries, Alstonville NSW
  • 2010 The Hanky Project;Barratt Galleries, Alstonville NSW
  • 2010 Lest we Forget: Quotidian & Quixotic Gallery, Alstonville NSW
  • 2009  Souvenir – Solo show at the Barratt Galleries, Alstonville NSW
  • 2009 NSW Parliament Prize for Aboriginal Artists Parliament House Sydney
  • 2009 NPWS Aboriginal Art Award Northern Rivers Community Gallery
  • 2009 Lismore Regional Gallery opening of The Olley Shop, Wyrallah Ware Ceramics
  • 2009 Retrospect Galleries Byron Bay NSW – Launch of ‘A Special Kind of Vision’ Publication
  • 2009 Art of the Bundjalung Nation Exhibition; City Hall Lismore
  • 2008 NSW Parliament Prize for Indigenous Artists; Parliament House Sydney
  • 2008 NPW Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition; Tweed River Regional Gallery
  • 2008 The Year of the Apology Exhibition; Northern Rivers Community Art Gallery Ballina NSW
  • 2008 Barratt Galleries Alstonville NSW
  • 2007 Grafton Regional Gallery NPW Aboriginal Art Award
  • 2002 Boomalli Aboriginal Arts Co operative Ltd “CommUnity” A Post Naidoc Exhibition Sydney
  • 2001 Sydney Opera House – The Studio Foyer “Freedom Ride 2001″ Exhibition
  • 2001 Walkabout Indigenous Art Gallery Sydney
  • 2001 Gondwana Indigenous Art Gallery Alice Springs
  • 2000 Munich International Craft Fair Germany
  • 1999 Australian Craft Show Sydney
  • 1999 Munich International Craft Fair Germany
  • 1998 Australian Craft Show Sydney
  • 1997 – 2001 Gavala Aboriginal and Cultural Centre Sydney “Gamilaroi Ceramics Collection”
  • 1997 Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre Sydney “Home Brand” Contemporary Australian Ceramics
  • 1994 – 2002 Chowk Newtown Sydney. Continuous exhibition of ceramic tableware, sculpture, drawing in Gallery attached to workshop
  • 1994 Craftspace Sydney
  • 1993 – 1994 Bare Gallery Newtown Sydney
  • 1990 Sydney College of Arts Graduate Show “Post-Partum”

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017 YiiY: A Method to Decolonize,  Grafton Regional Gallery
  • 2014 The AB-sorption Method, Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore NSW
  • 2010 CoFAspace Gallery Paddington Sydney Releasing Walka
  • 2009 Barratt Galleries, Alstonville NSW Souvenir
  • 2008 Barratt Galleries, Alstonville NSW Site

Professional Practice

  • 2014 Women’s Healing Circle, Goonellabah, NSW
  • 2012 TAFE Lismore Teacher Goori Design
  • 2011 TAFE Lismore Ceramics Teacher
  • 2010 TAFE Lismore Teacher Goori Design
  • 2009 Indigenous Artists Advisory Group 3 Rivers Indigenous Arts Business Centre, Lismore NSW
  • 2007 Establishment of workshop in Lismore – Contemporary Indigenous Ceramics
  • 2002 Eora College, Chippendale Sydney – Professional practice seminar
  • 1994 – 2002 Chowk Ceramics Newtown Sydney – owner. Continuous exhibition and sale of ceramics.

Awards and Residencies

Publications

  • 2017 Art Collector, Issue 82 OCT-DEC, Telstra NATSIAA Awards – Pick of the Crop
  • 2017 SL – State Library NSW Magazine for Members, Spring 2017 – Artist Books – new acquisitions
  • 2017 Art Collector, Issue 80, APR-JUN
  • 2017 The Journal of Australian Ceramics, Vol 56 No 1, April
  • 2016 Yarombil
  • 2016 Terra Art, Revista Ceramica Contemporania, Barcelona Spain
  • 2016 The Australian Journal of Ceramics
  • 2015 C-File International Ceramics News & Review Journal edited by Garth Cark
  • 2014 The Ab-sorption Method, How I see Myself, Essay by Djon Mundine OAM
  • 2012 Oxfam Calendar & Card Project
  • 2012 Cover artwork for Journal of Indigenous Policy: Issue 13 Sydney University Press
  • 2011 Oxfam Card & Calendar Project
  • 2011 Cover artwork for Business Council of Australia Annual Review
  • 2009 A Special Kind of Vision – a publication by Arts Northern Rivers celebrating contemporary Aboriginal Art of the Northern Rivers Region
  • 2008 The Journal of Australian Ceramics, Issue 47/2, Gallery Section
  • 2001 Sydney Morning Herald Article “Freedom Ride Artist Profile”

Collections

Films

2014 The AB-sorption Method, short film, duration 8mins 40 secs. Screened at:

2013 The Girls of Goonellabah, Short documentary, duration 14 minutes [Northern Star article]

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