Biographical Notes

2017 Documentary - ‘Rosemary Valadon - A Sensual World’ screened by the ABC as part of their Creatives series, April 4, 2017
2016 Documentary by Lavarch Productions – ‘Rosemary Valadon – A Sensual World’ screened at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Survey exhibition at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, April-June 2016
2014 Wicked Women exhibition at Orange Regional Gallery
2012-2013 Major Museum exhibition ‘Wicked Women’ at Justice & Police Museum, Sydney, for 7 months, with accompanying special events
2011 Residency at Justice and Police Museum, Sydney 2010 Work featured in interactive website ‘Re-enchantment’ (ABC)
2009 Residency at Justice and Police Museum, Sydney
2008 Study tour to London and Paris
2007 Invited by the Catholic Church to submit painting proposal for ‘Our Lady of the Southern Cross’ for World Youth Day Survey show, Manning Regional Gallery, Taree
2006 Moved to Hill End, NSW Survey show, Macquarie University Art Gallery Residency at Macquarie University
2005 Established studio at Hill End Invited judge of Blake Religious Art Prize. Residency at Macquarie University
2003 Residency at Hill End, Haefligers Cottage. Presented lecture and workshop at Macquarie University
2002 Study tour London, Paris and Bilbao
2000-03 Tutor, private master classes in creativity and painting techniques
1999 Tutor, Master Class in Portraiture, Art Gallery Society, A.G.N.S.W.
1995-98 Tutor, private classes and workshops in painting and drawing
1994 Part-time lecturer in drawing, College of Fine Arts, University of Sydney and Sydney College of the Arts
1992 Committee member (4 years) NSW Travelling Art Scholarship Board, NSW Ministry for the Arts
1991-1993 Research into Greek and Minoan art and mythology. Study tour – Knossos Crete, and Athens in 1991
1990 Study tour - Venice Biennale, Paris and London Part-time lecturer in drawing, Sydney College of the Arts
1985-86 Post Graduate Diploma, Sydney College of the Arts
1983-84 Completed B.A., Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney University
1982 Moved to Trieste and Genoa, Italy, for 12 months travelling to UK, Paris, Florence, Venice
1981 Commenced B.A. (Visual Arts), Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney 1978 Moved to Sydney. Son born. Moved to Habu Cho Island, Japan, for 12 months, studied Sumi painting. Returned to live in Sydney
1973-77 Moved to S.A. and established painting school, took painting excursions to the Flinders Ranges. Commissions by TNT for fleet of container ships
1966-69 Studied drawing and painting (Meldrum method), Melbourne. Daughter born 1968
1952 Moved to Brisbane then to Melbourne in 1957
1947 Born Sydney

Awards and Commendations

Blake Religious Art Prize
Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize
Australia Council Professional Development Grant
Muswellbrook Drawing Prize
Australia Council Exhibition Grant
Muswellbrook Open Section Prize
Mosman Viewers Choice Award
Sydney College of the Arts Scholarship
Commendation Prize - Mosman Millenium Art Prize
Commended - Portia Geach Memorial Award
Highly Commended - Blake Religious Art Prize
Highly Commended - Muswellbrook Art Prize

Collections and Commissions

National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
BHP Billiton
Macquarie University Gallery Collection
Uniting Church
Queensland Conservatorium of Music
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery collection
Muswellbrook Art Prize Collection
Portrait commissions & private sales -  U.K., U.S.A., Canada, and Australia
Landscape commissions for TNT

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Survey exhibition Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Spot81 gallery, Sydney
2014 Wicked Women Exhibition, Orange Regional Gallery
2012-2013 Wicked Women Exhibition, Justice & Police Museum, Sydney
2012 Eva Breuer Art Dealer
2010 Eva Breuer Art Dealer
2009 Eva Breuer Art Dealer
2008 Eva Breuer Art Dealer
2007 Kenthurst Galleries
2007 Survey Exhibition, Manning Regional Gallery, Taree
2006 Eva Breuer Art Dealer
2006 Survey Exhibition, Macquarie University Gallery
2004 Eva Breuer Art Dealer
2002 Eva Breuer Art Dealer
2001 Studio 115 ‘The Globe’
1999 Mary Place Gallery
1997 Nelson Street Gallery
1996 Michael Nagy Fine Art
1994 Melbourne Contemporary Art Gallery
1993 Blaxland Gallery
1992 Blaxland Gallery
1989 Window Gallery, Sydney
1987 First Draft, Sydney
1977 Eyre Gallery, Whyalla S.A.
1975 Studio 41, Whyalla, S.A.

Selected  Finalist - Art Prize Exhibitions & Invited Group Exhibitions

2017 Hill End: Seven Decades, Group Exhibition, Penrith Regional Gallery, 4 March to 21 May 2017 Archibald Travelling Exhibition (Finalist work ‘The Scribbler’) Bega Valley Regional Gallery to 12 May 2017. Summer Exhibition, Wagner Contemporary, March 2017.
2016 Finalist Archibald Portrait Prize ‘Artists from the End’, Sacred Heart, Hill End
2015 Finalist Portia Geach Portrait Prize ‘Out of the Studio’ Jean Bellette Gallery, Hill End Semi-finalist  Doug Moran Portrait Prize Aspects of Australian Pop & Popism, Spot 8 Gallery, Sydney ‘BRAG 200x200’, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
2014 Natura Morta, Orange Regional Gallery HEAC Exhibition, Jean Bellette Gallery, Hill End
2013 The Third Wave, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery 100km Art Show, Orange Regional Gallery HEAC annual exhibition, Jean Bellette Gallery, Hill End
2012 HEAC annual exhibition, Jean Bellette Gallery, Hill End
2011 Finalist Mosman Art Prize HEAC annual exhibition, Jean Bellette Gallery, Hill End EMSLA Travelling Exhibition to New England, Muswellbrook and Taree Regional Galleries
2010 ‘Slow Burn’ S.H. Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill, Sydney Finalist Mosman Art Prize Finalist Portia Geach Portrait Prize Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
2009 ‘Drawn from Hill End’ Jean Bellette Gallery, Hill End Finalist Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery Finalist Mosman Art Prize ‘Out of Hill End’ Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney ‘Earth, Sky & Sea’ Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne Collectors Exhibition 2009, Kenthurst Galleries NSW ‘Stations of the Cross’ exhibition, St Ives Uniting Church, Sydney
2008 Invitational Drawing Exhibition, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Blake Travelling Exhibition, Delmar Gallery, Deakin University, Horsham Regional Gallery, Gippsland Regional Gallery
2007 Finalist Mosman Art Prize Finalist Blake Religious Art Prize ‘Dusk to Dawn’ group exhibition, Delmar Gallery
2006 Finalist Mosman Art Prize
2005 Finalist Portia Geach Memorial Award, Sydney Kedumba Drawing Award, Wentworth Falls
2004 Finalist Portia Geach Memorial Award, Sydney Finalist Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale, McLaren Vale, South Australia ‘Sight Specific:  Plein Air Paintings from Artists’ Camp at Camp Cove’ Marlene Antico Fine Arts, Sydney ‘Artful Mining’, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW ‘Salon des Refuses’, S.H. Ervin, Sydney
2003 Finalist Sulman Exhibition, AGNSW Heat’ Noosa Regional Gallery, Qld ‘Significant Tilt’, Macquarie University Gallery
2002 Finalist Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H. Ervin, Sydney ‘Women Artists’ Macquarie University Collection, Sydney ‘Australian Women Artists 1920-2000’, Vanessa Wood Fine Art, Sydney 'O Soul O Spirit O Fire' Blake Retrospective, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
2001 and Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, Brisbane 'Floriade' Vanessa Wood Fine Art Finalist Portia Geach Memorial Award Finalist Sulman Exhibition, AGNSW Finalist Mosman Art Prize 2000    Finalist Portia Geach Memorial Award Finalist Sulman Exhibition Finalist Mosman Millenium Art Prize
1999 Portia Geach Memorial Award Sulman Exhibition Salon des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery Redlands Westpac Art Prize
1998 Finalist Archibald Portrait Prize Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Regional Tour - Wollongong, Bathurst, Broken Hill, Wagga Wagga. Archibald exhibition, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne
1997 Mosman Art Prize 'Canticle', Uniting Church, Paddington
1996 Finalist Archibald Portrait Prize Portia Geach Memorial Award
1995 Finalist Archibald Portrait Prize Sulman Exhibition Blake Religious Art Prize Portia Geach Memorial Award, 'Art & Spirituality', Gaia Gallery,Sydney ‘The Alice Prize, Alice Springs
1994 'Passages',  Blaxland Gallery, Sydney Finalist Archibald Portrait Prize Portia Geach Memorial Award Gallery Artists, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney
1993 Portia Geach Memorial Award 'The Alice Prize', 'The Poetry of the Body ', The Women's Academy, Sydney 'Coast to Coast', Blaxland Gallery artists, Perth
1992 Finalist Archibald Portrait Prize and N.S.W.  Regional galleries Blake Religious Art Prize Portia Geach Memorial Award Third Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne. 'The Alice Prize’,
1991 Portia Geach Memorial Award 'Alius Aliud'  Dissonance Project, Art Space, Sydney 'The Alice Prize' Muswellbrook Art Prize Exhibition,
1984 Art prize exhibitions including:  Archibald, Portia Geach,  Blake
90 Religious Art Prize, Sulman exhibition. Group shows at WINDOW Gallery, Artspace (3), First Draft (2), the'Wharf'.


Rosemary Valadon – A Sensual World
Director Prof Larissa Behrendt, (Larvarch Productions, Pursekey Productions) Screened at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery 10th April 2016.
Purchased by the ABC to be screened  on ABC TV Tuesday April 4th, 2017, at 10pm, as part of their Creatives Series.

Selected Publications & Articles

  • A Sensual World, Painter Rosemary Valadon was swept away by the Autumnal colours of NSW's Hill End.  Country Style magazine, March 2017.
  • News, Western Advocate 3rd May 2016
  • The Politics of Genius by Dr Suzie Gibson, Overland Progressive Culture, 12 April 2016.
  • Review of Rosemary Valadon: A Sensual World by Dr Suzie Gibson, Visual Artshub, 4 April 2016.
  • Foreward by Richard Perram OAM, Rosemary Valadon: A Sensual World March 2016
  • Catalogue essay - Rosemary Valadon: A Sensual World by Prof Larissa Behrendt ,March 2016
  • Raven review, January 27, 2015
  • Catalogue essay by Prof Peter Pinson, Aspects of Australian Pop & Popism, January 2015
  • Foreword Wicked Women Exhibition catalogue by Lisa Loader, Director Orange
  • Regional Art Gallery, September 2014
  • The Guardian : Australian Writers pick their Favourite Artworks, September 21, 2013
  • Wicked Women by Antonella Gambotto-Burke, Mens Style Magazine, Spring edition 2012
  • Wicked Depictions by Andrew Taylor Saturday Spectrum, SMH, the Age, and The Brisbane Times 13th October 2012.
  • Wicked Girls love brush with Infamy by Melissa Matheson, the Australian and the Telegraph, October 19, 2012.
  • Pulp Fiction by Elizabeth Fortescue, Best Weekend magazine, Daily Telegraph October 20 – November 16
  • Articles relating to Wicked Women exhibition in Daily Telegraph, SMH, The Australian, Mx, City Hub, Time Out Sydney, Sunday Telegraph, North Shore Times, Sydney City News, during Oct 2012
  • The Blake Book: Art, Religion and Spirituality in Australia by Rosemary Crumlin, Macmillan Publishing, 2011
  • The Diary – Larissa Framed by Caroline Overington, The Australian 11th April, 2011
  • Ore What – a portrait of the People of Hill End by Peter Adams, 2010
  • Nothing like a nice cuppa to get Creativity Flowing by Steve Meacham, SMH October 12, 2009.
  • Montmartre, with Eucalypts, by Steve Meacham, Spectrum SMH June 6-7, 2009
  • Out of Hill End, Arts section ‘The Week’ 12th June 2009
  • McCulloch’s Encyclopaedia of Australian Art, 4th Ed ‘06
  • The Divine Burlesque, by Lizzy Marshall, CAUMAC Newsletter, December 2006
  • The Textures of Desire, Catalogue Essay by Rod Pattenden, Divine Burlesque survey show Macquarie University, 2006
  • Art at the End of the World, Rod Pattenden, Australian Art Review, March 2006
  • Big Tease, Rod Pattenden, Australian Art Review, March 2005
  • Sight Specific: Plein Air Paintings from Artists’ Camp at Camp Cove, catalogue essay by Linda Van Nunen, September 2004
  • Spotlight, by Sunanda Creagh, SMH, 28th June 2004
  • Australian Artists, Portraits by Greg Weight, Chapter & Verse 2004
  • Fine art of prize-giving, Robert Nelson, the Age 23 April 2003
  • The Rich Interior, Elizaberth Fortescue, Daily Telegraph 21 Sept 2002
  • God Bless the Blake’s Unlikely Bedfellows, Bruce James, SMH 20 May 2002
  • O Soul O Spirit O Fire’, catalogue essay by Rosemary Crumlin, November 2001
  • Women of the Canvas, Maria Lum, Artist's Palette No 16, January 2001
  • Religion, an unfamiliar art, Rod Pattenden, Art & Australia, Vol 37 No 3, March 2000
  • The Cheek of It, Bruce James, SMH, November 6, 1999
  • Towards a Sensual theology, by Rev. Rod Pattenden, 'The Month', U.K., July 1999
  • Master Painter' profile, International Artist, April/May 1999
  • Australian Artist, May and August issues, 1998
  • Images 3 - Contemporary Australian Painting, Nevil Drury, Craftsman House, 1998
  • Galleries' by Bruce James, Sydney Morning Herald, November 29, 1996
  • Who's Who of Australian Visual Artists, Thorpe Bibliographic Services, 1995
  • Images 2 - Contemporary Australian Painting, Ed. Nevil Drury, Craftsman House,1994
  • Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Alan & Susan McCulloch, Allen & Unwin, 1994
  • Myths, Archetypes & Creativity, Dian Lloyd, Australian Artist, July 1994
  • Feminine, automotive and tribal motifs by Christopher Heathcote, Melbourne 'Age' 20/4/94
  • Exhibition catalogue by Dian Lloyd - Exhibition of Paintings & Works on Paper, Melbourne Contemporary Art Gallery, April 1994
  • Woman Speak volume 16, December 1993 - January 1994
  • Drawing on the Past by Bronwyn Watson, Sydney Morning Herald, 20 August 1993.
  • You Sing in Me, catalogue essay, Blaxland Gallery, July 1993
  • Coast to Coast catalogue essay by Victoria Lynne, Blaxland Gallery group exhibition held in Perth, May 1993
  • Divine Dames by Peter Cochrane, Good Weekend Magazine (S.M.H.) Sept 5th 1992
  • Playing it Safe by Felicity Fenner, Sydney Morning Herald, August 22nd 1992
  • Many are Called and more than a Few Ill-judged, by Elwyn Lynn, The Weekend Australian, February 22nd 1992.
  • More Things of Heaven & Earth, by Elwyn Lynn, The Weekend Australian, 14/12/91
  • Divine Judgment Raises Artistic Spirits by Anne Connolly, The Australian, 6/12/91
  • Different Kettle of Fish Shares the Honours, by Peter Cochrane, SMH,6/12/91
  • Feminism's many Faces, by Deborah Bogle, 'The Australian' August 30th, 1991.
  • Rosemary Had the Gods on Side, by Peter Cochrane, S.M.H., August 30th 1991.
  • Catalogue essay Alius Aliud, by Dian Lloyd, August 1991.
  • A Dictionary of Women Artists of Australia, Craftsman House 1991
  • Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Craftsmen Press, 1990
  • Antiphon review by Frazer Ward, Eyeline magazine No.7, December 1988.
  • Mastery to Challenge the Masters, by Bronwyn Watson, S.M.H, August 26th 1988.
  • Qualified Approval for Violent Religious Art by Anna Murdoch, Melbourne 'Age' Feb 23, 1988.
  • A Great Dividing Range, by Terry Smith, Times on Sunday, June 7, 1987.

Radio coverage for Wicked Women

ABC Radio Sydney feature in what’s on this weekend section with pictures published 19 october 2012 ABC Radio National event preview and listing with picture gallery, as well as link to on-air segment, published November 5 2012 Radio 2ser – interview with Nerida Campbell on the regular weekend arts program, pre recorded the week following opening, aired 27 October 2012 Radio 2UE - interview with Margaret Cunneen on the weekend john Stanley program, 28 October 2012 ABC Radio 702 – live to air interview on the breakfast show with Dr Caroline Butler-Bowdon, HHT Assistant Director on 26 October 2012 ABC Radio National – prerecorded interviews on the day of the opening with all sitters, for a downloadable pod cast feature about the exhibition on the national arts and books daily website.