Biography

BIOGRAPHY: VICKI WHITE

 

BORN: TAREE, NSW (Lives & works Sydney, Australia).

 

EDUCATION:

College of Fine Art, UNSW (now UNSW Art & Design)
MASTER OF ART, 1994-1995/96
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS, 1991-1993

East Sydney TAFE (now The National Art School)
DRAWING CERTIFICATE 1990-1992

Randwick TAFE
GRAPHIC DESIGN CERTIFICATE 1984-1985

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION:

The National Art School, Sydney 2005 – 2008
CERAMICS WHEELFORMING TECHNIQUES
Classes With Won Seok Kim, Tania Rolland & Master Potter Cameron Williams.

 

EXHIBITIONS: SELECTED SHOWS

2016 – Finalist in Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA), 11 Nov-7 Jan 2017, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery NSW.
2016 – Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize Brisbane, Tattersall’s Club/Riverside Centre, Brisbane QLD.
2016 – Camberwell Art Show, Swinburne University, Melbourne VIC.
2016 – City of Ryde, Women’s Art Prize Exhibition, See Street Gallery, Sydney Gallery School, Northern Sydney Institute NSW.
2016 – Jenny Birt Award 2016 / 20th Anniversary Award Exhibition, ADspace, UNSW Art & Design, Sydney NSW.
2015 – Sydney Contemporary, Art Fair/Art Almanac Stand (one of 4 artists selected for individual display) Carriageworks, Sydney NSW.
2015 – The Manning Art Prize – Naked & Nude, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree, NSW.
2015/14 – Waverley Art Prize, Waverley Woollahra Art Centre Sydney NSW.
2015 – Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane QLD.
2014 – Fisher’s Ghost Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney NSW.
2013 – Splendour in the Stockroom, NG Art Gallery, Sydney NSW.
2011 – Waverley Art Prize 25 Year Retrospective, Waverley Library, Sydney, NSW.
2010 – The Belly Rules The Mind, NG Art Gallery, Sydney NSW.
2009/10 – The Frank Saxby Bequest, Acquisitive Prize, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree NSW.
2009 – Waiting-A Still Life, NG Art Gallery, Sydney NSW.
2009 – Of Nature, NG Art Gallery, Sydney NSW.
2009 – A Bar to Call Home, NG Art Gallery, Sydney NSW.
2009 – The Manning Art Prize, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree, NSW.
2008 – Food For Thought, NG Art Gallery, Sydney NSW.
2008 – Sordid Tales, NG Art Gallery, Sydney NSW.
2007/06/05/01 – Waverley Art Prize, Waverley Woollahra Art Centre, Sydney NSW.
2006/05/04/01/00 – Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, Sydney NSW.
2004 – Hills Grammar School Art Prize, Sydney NSW.
2004 – The Frank Saxby Bequest Invitation Art Acquisitions Prize, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree NSW.
2003 – The Blake Prize for Religious Art, Sir Hermann Black Gallery, Sydney NSW.
2003/01 – The Walkom Manning Art Prize ‘Aqua Vitae, Water of Life’, & ‘Images of the Human Body’, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree NSW.
2002 – 100 Years of the Women’s Vote in the Manning, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree NSW, & 12 month touring exhibition of local region.
2001 – Liverpool City Rotary Art Prize, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney NSW.
2000/1999/1998 – Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney NSW.
1996 – National Graduate Show, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, WA.
1996 – Jenny Birt Award, COFA, UNSW.
1995 – Echoes & Reflections – Feminist Aesthetics, Arthaus Gallery, Sydney NSW.
1995 – NSW Travelling Art Scholarship, COFA Gallery, UNSW, Sydney.
1993 – Past-Presence, COFA Gallery, UNSW.
1992/94/96 – Mid North Coast Manning Walkom Award, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree NSW.

SOLO SHOWS

2015 – Acceptatio, Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Sydney (in conjunction with Art Month Sydney & Marrickville Council).
2012 – Recent Paintings, Berkelouw Books Newtown, Sydney NSW.
2011 – The Rock in the River, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree NSW.

TWO MAN SHOWS

2014 – Tinpot Studio – Random Marks & Thoughtful Moods, (with artist Eric Lobbecke), The Ice House Gallery, Holland Park, London.
2012 – From One Place to Another, The Ice House Gallery, Holland Park, London, (with artist Jill Dunkerton).
1995 – The Country of Memorial Iron, Arthaus Gallery Sydney, (with artist John Maughan).

OTHER SHOWS

2016 – Finale, NORTH Contemporary Art Space, Sydney NSW.
2016 – Belle Arti Prize, Chapman & Bailey Gallery, Melbourne VIC.
2015/14/13 – Marrickville Open Studio Trail (MOST), in conjunction with Art Month Sydney, Contemporary Art Festival.
2014 – The Belle Arti Prize, Chapman & Bailey Artspace, Melbourne VIC.
2014 – Smallworks 2014, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne VIC.
2013 – Tinpot Studio – Collective Impressions, The Icehouse Gallery, Holland Park, London.
2013/12/08 – Linden Postcard Show, Linden – St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne VIC.
2007 – Alumni Exhibition, COFA, UNSW, Sydney NSW.
1998 – Alumni 1500, Kudos Gallery, Sydney NSW.
1998 – Amnesty International, TAP Gallery, Sydney NSW.
1997 – 5 Artists – Mixed Show, Balmain Watchhouse, Sydney NSW.
1997 – View Over Line, Level Gallery, Sydney NSW.
1997 – Alumni 1000, Arthaus Gallery, Sydney NSW.
1996 – MART Graduating Students Exhibition, COFA, UNSW.
1995 – Young Dissonants 4, COFA Gallery,UNSW.
1993 – BFA Graduating Students Exhibition, COFA, UNSW.
1993 – Fowlers Gap, COFA Gallery, UNSW.

AWARDS:

2016 – Highly Commended, Camberwell Art Show, Swinburne University, Melbourne VIC.
2014 – First Prize Works on Paper, Waverley Art Prize, Waverley Woollahra Art Centre, Sydney NSW.
2010 – Frank Saxby Bequest, Acquisitive Prize (Shared), Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree NSW.
2005 – First Prize Drawing Section, Waverley Art Prize, Waverley Woollahra Art Centre Sydney NSW.
2003 – Highly Commended, The Walkom Manning Art Prize ‘Aqua Vitae,/Water of Life’, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree NSW.
2000 – Highly Commended Open Section, 38th Festival of Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery Sydney NSW.
1996 – The Inaugural Jenny Birt Award, COFA UNSW.
1996 – First Prize Drawing Section, Manning Walkom Award, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree NSW.
1994 – The UNSW COFA Graduate Student Scholarship.
1993 – The Pat Corrigan Undergraduate Award for Painting, COFA, UNSW

PUBLICATIONS:

2015 – Artist Profile Magazine – Issue 33, 2015 / Preview Vicki White pg.132-135.
2015 – Exhibition Brief, “Acceptatio” Art Almanac Magazine, March 2015 pg. 52.
2011 – Featured Interview, Manning Great Lakes Focus Magazine, June 5, 2011 Edition,
http://manninggreatlakes.focusmag.com.au/vicki-white/
2011 – Manning River Times, June 10-11, 2011 Edition, front page, “Home Grown” (Article on “The Rock in the River”, solo exhibition at Manning Regional Gallery Taree NSW).

COLLECTIONS:

Greater Taree City Council, Waverley Council, University of NSW, Pat Corrigan Private Collection, National Westminster Bank (Sydney/London), Ross Barr & Associates, College of Fine Art UNSW Print Collection, Private Collections.

RESIDENCIES:

1994 – Artist in Residence Programme, Bundanon (Arthur Boyd Trust – 1 of 5 artists in joint residency).
1993 – Fowlers Gap Research Station, Studio Art group, COFA UNSW.

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE:

2016 – Recently one of four directors at NORTH Contemporary Art Space, an artist led space in North Sydney for the past 12 months, supported by North Sydney Council.
2012-15 – Member of Tinpot Studio, a creative collaboration with artist Eric Lobbecke & designer Catherine White, exhibiting & participating in self initiated art projects.
2008 – Art Tutor, Echo Bondi Junction Neighbourhood Centre NSW-Creative Art Class for people with mental illness. Helped facilitate participation in art exhibition for 2008 Mental Health Week at Frances Keevil Gallery in Sydney.
1998-2005 – Pottery Tutor/Group Facilitator within Aged Services, Holdsworth Street Community Centre Woollahra NSW. A clay therapy class run for members with visual impairment & dementia.
1994-1995 – Art & Craft Tutor, After School Care & Holiday Programme, Holdsworth Street Community Centre Woollahra NSW.
1995-1996 – Casual Lecturer Children’s painting & drawing classes, Waverley Woollahra Art Centre Sydney.
1991-1996 – Freelance Graphic Designer/Illustrator.
1986-1991 – Full time Graphic Designer in Advertising & Corporate Design.