Biography


 

 

EDUCATION

 

2015 Master of Fine Art: Monash University
2003 Bachelor of Fine Art, Drawing: Victorian College of the Arts
2001 Diploma of Visual Arts: RMIT
1996 Honours: Anthropology / Sociology: La Trobe University
1994 Bachelor of Arts, Double Major, Pacific Studies and Anthropology: La Trobe University

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2015

Le Vol, Masters Presentation Monash University

2014

Le Vol, Turner Galleries

2012

Unnatural Migrations #1, Lowrise Projects

2011

Understory, Sutton Gallery Project Space

Little Bird - Big History, Gallerysmith

2010 this weather, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy
2008

Luminist, Alliance Franciase Melbourne

Valerie Sparks at Turner Galleries, Turrner Galleries, WA

2007 El Dorado Springs, Flinders Lane Gallery
2006 Linden Project Room, Melbourne Art Fair
2005 The Organisation of the View, 3015 Paris France
2004 With a View To Paradise, Linden St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Art

 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Tempest, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Dark MOFO

Fleurieu Art Prize, Ann & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill. 

2015

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill. 

Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Art Centre

Arcadia, City of Glen Eira

Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast Art Gallery.

2014

Outland, Melbourne Art Fair

Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast Art Gallery

2013

10 Years – 30 Residencies, Turner Galleries, Perth

2012

Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Art Centre, Fremantle

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill

Monash University Maribor 2012 European Cultural Capital Project, Venice Biennale

2011

Hutchins Art Prize, Long Gallery - Salamanca House, Hobart

Private Paradise, Whitworth Gallery of Art, Manchester UK

2010

Austral-Asia, National Gallery of Art, Canberra

Tidal, Devonport Regional Art Gallery

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art

Fremantle Little Creatures Print Award, Fremantle Art Centre

Visions, City of Glen Eira Art Gallery

Time Travel: reimaging the past, Tweed River Art Gallery

2009

Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Art Centre

Hutchins Prize, Long Gallery Salamanca Art Centre Hobart

Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Foundation for the Arts Photography

Award, Gold Coast Art Gallery

The View from Here IV, Flinders Lane Gallery

Linden Post Card Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art

2008

Treasures, Flinders Lane Gallery

Here and Now, Flinders Lane Gallery

The Perfumed Garden, Flinders Lane Gallery

2007

Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Art Centre

Valerie Sparks and Polixeni Papapetrou, Roger Williams Gallery Auckland, New Zealand

The View from Here II, Flinders Lane Gallery

Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast Art Gallery

Hutchins Art Award, The Long Gallery, Hobart

2006

Proof, National Gallery Victoria

Tidal, Devenport Art Award

Treasures, Flinders Lane Gallery

The Alice Prize, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs

Inhabitation, Australian Galleries

Linden Post Card Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art

2004

Swan Hill Print and Acquisition Award, Swan Hill Regional Gallery

Explorations 5, Flinders Lane Gallery

Untitled, Flinders Lane Gallery

Select Graduate Students Exhibition, Dickerson Gallery

Linden Post Card Show, Linden St-Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts

2003

Graduate Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts

Wallara Traveling Scholarship, Victorian College of the Arts

 

PRIZES AND AWARDS

 

2016

Winner, Bowness Photography Prize

2015

Honorary Mention, Bowness Photography Prize

New Work Grant Australia Council

Copyright Foundation Career Fund

Australian Postgraduate Award, Monash University
2010

People's Choice, Fremantle Print Award

Arts Victoria, International Cultural Exchange

2009 People's Choice, Fremantle Print Award
2008

Skills and Arts Development Grant, Australia Council, London Residency

Rupert Bunny Fellowship, City of Port Phillip

2006

The Tammy Kingsley, People's Choice Award, The Alice Prize

Linden Post Card Show, 1 of 6 works selected for reproduction as a Linden Post Card

Arts Victoria Grant, International Touring

Cité Des Arts Residency Paris, French Embassy Australia

2004

Australia Council New Work, conduct research in France and Spain

Ian Potter Foundation, conduct research in France and Spain

2003

Orloff Family Award for Innovation and Excellence in New Media and Digital Art, Victorian College of the Arts

Irene Sutton Award; Victorian College of the Arts

Finalist, Wallara Travel Scholarship Victorian College of the Arts

2002 Proud, Friends of the VCA Acquisition Prize

 

 

COLLECTIONS

 

National Gallery Australia

National Gallery of Victoria

Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester UK

Little Creatures

City of Perth Collection

Hamilton Regional Art Gallery
Art Bank
Australian Business Arts Foundation
Malthouse Theatre
Alliance Francaise Melbourne
Private Collections Australia, London, Paris, Hong Kong

 

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Anne Marsh, Look - Contemporary Australia Photography Since 1980
Ashley Crawford, Here and Now Catalogue, 2008
Adam Gillford, "Vanishing into the landscape", New Zealand Herald
Rachel Anthony, Paradise on Paper, Vogue Living May/June 2007
Kirsty Grant, Proof. National Gallery of Victoria Catalogue, 2006
Melissa Miles Inhabitation, Folio for Inhabitation, Australian Galleries, 2006
Ulanda Blair, Review, With a View to Paradise. UN-magazine Issue 3, 2005
Robert Nelson, 'St Kilda, Beached' The Age December. 2004