Internationally exhibited with over 20 solo and over 30 group exhibitions including the Art Gallery of New South Wales and S. H. Ervine Gallery in Sydney, Logan City Art Gallery in Brisbane, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Federation University Post Office Gallery and Gallery on Sturt in Ballarat; Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Fortyfivedownstairs Gallery and Blackwood Street Gallery in Melbourne; National Wool Museum in Geelong; Affirmation Arts, Exit Arts and Cipriani Wall Street in New York City; Art Dall Australia Touring Collection in Piedmont Italy and the Menier Gallery in London.
Fine Art and Industrial Design at RMIT and Fine Art at Federation University [formally Ballarat Institute of Advanced Education]; Attended master classes and workshops at the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of Ballarat, London Drawing group and National Portrait Gallery London.
Include Dobell prize finalist at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and selected for the S. H. Ervine Gallery Salon Des Refuses in Sydney; recipient of a Commonwealth Government Scholarship and awarded for excellence in Art at Daylesford Technical High; Recipient and finalist in many awards including Diamond Valley Art Awards, Castlemaine Museum Art Gallery Student Awards and Dandenong Arts Festival Awards
Include the Australian Federal Court chambers; Paintings in Hospitals Organization London; London Drawing Room Outset Library; New York University Fales Library Downtown Collection; New York Downtown Hospital Wellness Centre; Living Care New South Wales; Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre; Ballarat Lucas Community Health Centre; Ballarat Returned Services League; City of Melbourne 2010 collaborative project; Viterra a Melbourne privately owned subsidiary of Glencore; Van Hessen Pty Ltd [now a private collection]; Private collection New York City.
“Sisters As Artists” at Logan City Art Gallery in Brisbane; “Sevensunssevenmoons” fundraiser at Fortyfivedownstairs Gallery in Melbourne for Trust For Nature and Open Family Organizations; “Regeneration” fundraiser for the new Ballarat Integrated Cancer Centre at Gallery On Sturt; The Victorian State Craft Collection, three exhibitions at the Meat Market Craft Centre Melbourne.
Assisting with set up and take down of “The Aberrant Object, Women Dada and Surrealism” at Heide Museum of Modern Art and various shows at the Meat Market Craft Centre in Melbourne. Presently assisting the Creswick Railway Workshops Association with community based displays in Creswick Victoria.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE...
2015 The Drawing Room Outset Library in London for research and production of an artist book; 1991 Fitzroy Secondary College “Street Sign Project”; 1984 Broadmeadows Secondary School lecture “The Teacup Debate”; 1991 International Oki Do Yoga Intensive “The Zen of Drawing” in Melbourne; 1990 International Oki Do Yoga Intensive “Drawing and Theatre” in Rimini and Caprioli Italy; 1993 Eltham Festival.
1998, Gallery Nona Brisbane Institute of Art, for my sister Barbara Limb’s exhibition “My Hirstoria” Brisbane; 1990, Sets, lighting, brochures and posters for Takao Nakazawa’s “Momo” Theatre at the Santarcangelo Theatre Festival in Italy and Melbourne.
Include Ballarat Health for Lucas Community Health Centre; City of Ballarat for “Leaving For the Front”; Melbourne City council for “North West Melbourne 2010”; Murals for various Melbourne based businesses; Murals and sculptures for Lemax Group Pty Ltd; Van Hessen Pty Ltd for themed artworks for Board room; World Record Club “Billy Holiday” portrait; Various private portraitures.
Drawing Room London; Trust For Nature; National Gallery Victoria; Art Gallery of Ballarat; Castlemaine Museum Art Gallery; National Association For Visual Arts.
Initially with the Commonwealth Government of Australia as a draughtsperson on projects such as the awarded bridge design for the Eastern Freeway in Melbourne then joined the Textile Design team at Selwyn Fabrics in Flinders Lane before establishing “Xersa Designs”. Study under Professor Gerhard Herbst at RMIT influenced the success of this studio. Herbst was art director of Prestige Limited in Australia from 1946 to 1956 before teaching, and his Biography is included in RMIT design archives and Sydney Powerhouse Museum collections. Xersa’s clientele included high end labels such as Prue Acton OBE, Watersun, Maglia, Palm Beach, Sunseeker, Charles Parsons, Australian Textile Printing and Courtier Products a division of Oakbridge Industries distributing internationally.
“Dobell Prize For Drawing, The First Ten Years 1993 To 2002” Art Gallery of New South Wales, mention.
Optus Foxtel “Arts Program” 30 minutes artist talk at Dianne Tanzer Gallery 1996
Art Almanac “FTGAS Exhibition” by Penny Webb 1983; Melbourne Times “A Dozen Years On” by K. Nicolls 1983; “Regeneration” by Leigh Tweedie of Gallery on Sturt 2012
The “Australian Art Collector” issues 50, 51 and 55
“Craft Art International” issues 22, 26
“Resilience” Menier Gallery London 2016; “Sisters As Artists” Logan Art Gallery 2014; “Regeneration” Gallery on Sturt 2012; “In Honour of David Band” Deutscher and Hackett Fine Art Auction 2011; “Drawn From Life” Art Gallery of Ballarat 2011; “Sevensunssevenmoons” Fortyfivedownstairs Gallery 2009; “Nemesis Catch” Affirmation Arts New York city 2009; “9x5 Save Albert Park Silent Auction and Exhibition” Robert Lindsay Gallery [Fortyfivedownstairs Gallery] now in the Corrigan Collection, State Library NSW 1995
2013 - La Stampa, Torinosette, Arte Dall’ Australia at Moncalieri, Arduino Library, touring exhibition
2013 - Moncalieri News, “Visions From Australia” December 12th
2011 - Huffington Post “Acclaimed actor Mark Ruffalo’s crusade; at Exit Art” Joanna Zelman Jan 18th
2011 - Berkshire Fine Arts, by Adam Zucker 02/09/11
2011 - Art News, “Exit Art” by Doug McClemont 11th Feb
2011 - NY Indypendent, by Mike Newton 11th Jan
2009 - Artscope “Seven suns seven moons” by Barbara Hall
2016 - The Big Draw registration of “Resilience” solo exhibition for an open discussion on drawing, London
2015 - Ballarat Courier “Special ANZAC centenary exhibition will highlight work by Dora Meeson” by Alicia Thomas
2014 - Albert & Logan News by Stephanie Masters P.21 30th Jan
2014 - Brisbane Courier Mail, U ON SUNDAY by Fiona Purdon P.30 19th Jan
2012 - City Of Ballarat, Art Survey, “Regeneration” by Arts & Culture Coordinator, Deborah Klein
2012 - Ballarat Health Services newsletter
2012 - Commerce Ballarat Bulletin
2012 - CHPCP Newsletter
2012 - Ballarat Courier, quarter page feature, “Artists Take Good Cause To Heart” Thursday 8th March
2012 - Ballarat Courier “Art Connect” 3/4 page feature “Regenerating Wellness” Feb 28th by Tom McIlroy
2009 - The Age Opinion by Lawrence Money Feb 6th
2009 - Trust For Nature Bulletin “Seven Suns Seven Moons art comes to the rescue” issue 42 by Susanna Nelson
2008 - Leader news, by Anna Prytz, “Portrait of Mr. Les Twentyman OAM”
2005 - Editorial, The Age, Domain, “Silent history speaks volumes”
1991 - The Yea Chronical, “Large crowds at show”
1983 - Daylesford Advocate, “Artistic Success”
1970 - Front page feature, Ballarat Courier, “BIAE Annual Exhibition”
1969 - Ballarat Courier, “BIAE Art Student, Portrait of Harold Holt”
1967 - Daylesford Advocate, “Technical High School Art Prize”
1967 - Daylesford Advocate, “Daylesford Players commission local Artist for portrait of Sir Winston Churchill”