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Maryanne Coutts

Bio/studies

  • 1960 Born: Ballarat, VIC, Australia
  • Currently Head of Drawing at the National Art School, Sydney
  • 1996-99 University of Ballarat, Ph.D (painting)
  • 1979-81 Bachelor of Art (Fine Arts, Painting). Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne, VIC
  • 1984 University of New South Wales, Grad Dip in Professonal Art Studies

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017 'Jostle', Australian Galleries, Sydney, NSW
  • 2016 'Black News/White News' Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour, NSW |read more|
  • 2015 'Dress Code #2', Slot, Sydney, NSW |read more|
  • 2014 'Threads', Articulate Project Space, Sydney, NSW |read more|
  • 2013 'Dress Code #1', The Drawing Room, Sydney, NSW |read more|
  • 2012 'The Soft Space of Illusion', Australian Galleries, Sydney, NSW
  • 2012 'Throng', Linden Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne, VIC |read more|
  • 2009 'Thirst', Australian Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2008 'Maryanne Coutts: Telling Tales', Survey Show Ballarat Fine art Gallery, VIC
  • 2007 Span Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2005 Span Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2005 Post Office Gallery, University of Ballarat, VIC
  • 2003 Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, VIC
  • 2000 Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, VIC
  • 2000 Linden Art Gallery and Centre, Melbourne, VIC
  • 1999 Glen Eira City Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
  • 1997 Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
  • 1997 Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart, TAS
  • 1995 Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
  • 1995 Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart, TAS
  • 1993 The Women's Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
  • 1990 The Women's Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
  • 1989 The Women's Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2016 Kedumba Drawing Prize, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, NSW
  • 2016 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, Adelaide Perry Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2015 'Stations of The Cross', ACU, Sydney, NSW
  • 2015 'Feral', Articulate Project Space, Sydney, NSW
  • 2015 'An exhibition of paintings, sculpture and works on paper', Australian Galleries, Sydney, NSW
  • 2014 'one of each', Australian Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2014 Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Abbotsleigh, Sydney, NSW
  • 2014 'Drawing', Airspace, Sydney
  • 2012 Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, NSW
  • 2012 'Looking at the other', curated by Anthony Cahill, Study Centre for Drawing, National Art School, Sydney, NSW
  • 2011 'Large exhibition of small works', Australian Galleries, Sydney, NSW also Melbourne, VIC
  • 2011 'Art on Paper', Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Gymea, NSW
  • 2011 Hutchins Art Prize, The Hutchins School, Hobart, TAS
  • 2010 'Precarious Migrants', Pridi Banomyong Insitiute, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2010 Loop, Video Festival, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2010 Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of Ballarat, VIC
  • 2010 Paul Guest Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC
  • 2010 'Thirst', Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2009 'Temporal Shift', Cube 37, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2009 Loop, Video Festival, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2008 'Prospect and Refuge: Small Lanscapes by Five Painters Hobart, Touring:
    • Horsham Regional Art Gallery, VIC
    • La Trobe Visual Arts Centre, VIC
  • 2008 'Muse' Touring:
    • Mildura Regional Art Gallery, VIC
    • Benalla Art Gallery, VIC
  • 2008 'Drawing the Line', Wimbledon School of Art, London, UK
  • 2007 'Eye to Eye', Ballarrat Fine Art Gallery, VIC
  • 2007 'Dawn to Dusk', Delmar Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2007 Portia Geach Memorial Award, (Winner), S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2007 Tattersalls Landscape Prize, Tattersalls Club, Brisbane, QLD
  • 2006 'Plus', Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, VIC
  • 2005 Dominique Sagen Drawing Prize, Castlemaine Festival, Castlemaine, VIC
  • 2005 Geelong Acquisitive Print Award, Geelong Gallery, Geelong, VIC
  • 2004 Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, VIC
  • 2004 'Imaging the Apple', Touring, from Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, VIC
  • 2003 'Self Portraits' Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, VIC
  • 2002 Doug Moran Portrait Prize, State Library of NSW, Sydney, NSW
  • 2001 Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, NSW
  • 2000 Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, NSW
  • 2000 Geelong Aquisitive Print Award, Geelong Gallery, Geelong, VIC
  • 2000 'Hatched', Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, WA
  • 2000 Portia Geach Memorial Award (Highly Commended), S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 1999 'Exposure', Artists Portraits of Artists. Linden Gallery and Victoria University Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
  • 1999 Portia Geach Memorial Award (Highly Commended), S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 1997 'Paper Works', Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat, VIC
  • 1996 Toowoomba Biennial Acqusitive Fine Art Award, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba, QLD
  • 1996 The Alice Prize, Alice Springs, NT
  • 1996 Portia Geach Memorial Award, S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 1996 'Linden Post Card Show', Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, VIC
  • 1996 'Out of the Frame', Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 1995 Moet et Chandon National Touring Exhibition, Australia
  • 1995 Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, NSW
  • 1995 Portia Geach Memorial Award, S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 1994 Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, VIC
  • 1994 Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart, TAS
  • 1994 Blake Prize Travelling Exhibition, Australia
  • 1994 Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
  • 1994 Baxland Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
  • 1993 Riddoch Gallery, Mt Gambier, SA
  • 1993 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
  • 1993 Melbourne Miniature Festival, Melbourne, VIC
  • 1992 Artworks 4, Melbourne, VIC
  • 1992 Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, VIC
  • 1992 Portia Geach Memorial Award, S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 1992 Blake Prize, Baxland Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 1991 'Erotic Exotic', Inner Circle Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 1991 Portia Geach Memorial Award, S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 1990 The Women's Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
  • 1990 Williamstown Festival Award, Williamstown Festival, Melbourne, VIC
  • 1990 Portia Geach Memorial Award, S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 1984 Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat, VIC
  • 1984 Keith and Elizabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship Exhibition, Melbourne, VIC
  • 1984 Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 1983 Blake Prize, Baxland Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 1982 Blake Prize (Joint Winner), Baxland Gallery, Sydney, NSW

Selected Awards

  • 2016 Kedumba Drawing Prize (Finalist), Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, NSW
  • 2009 Monash University Publications and New Work Grant, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2007 Portia Geach Memorial Award (Winner), S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW |read more|
  • 2007 The Deans Award for Teaching, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2007 Artist in Residence, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, NSW
  • 2006 Monash University Travel Grant, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2000 Portia Geach Memorial Award (Highly Commended), S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 1999 'Linden Postcard Show' (Urban attitude prize), Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, VIC
  • 1999 Portia Geach Memorial Award (Highly Commended), S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 1999 Publications Award, University of Ballarat, Ballarat, VIC
  • 1995 University of Ballarat Scholarship, Ballarat, VIC
  • 1992 - 93 Project Grant, Australia Council for the Arts Sydney, NSW
  • 1983 Project Grant, Australia Council for the Arts Sydney, NSW
  • 1982 Blake Prize (Joint Winner), Baxland Gallery, Sydney, NSW

Collections

  • Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, VIC
  • Australian Catholic University, Sydney, NSW
  • Horsham Regional Gallery, Horsham, VIC
  • Monash University, Melbourne, VIC
  • St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, NSW
  • Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Swan Hill, VIC
  • University of Ballarat, Ballarat, VIC
  • Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, VIC
  • Williamstown Council, Melbourne, VIC

Bibliography

  • Australian Art Foundation, 1995
  • Clabburn, Anna; 'Exposure: Artist's Portraits of Artists', Victoria University Gallery and Linden Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, 1999
  • Crumlin, Rosemary; The Blake Book: Religion and Spirituality in Australia, Celebrating 60 years of the Prize. Macmillian, Melbourne, VIC, 2011
  • Durre, Caroline; 'Allegories of representation', Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, VIC, 2008
  • Future Perfect; The 1998 ACUADS Conference. R.M.I.T. University Melbourne, VIC, 1998
  • Neeson, John; Imaging the Apple, Catalogue for Touring Exhibition, Australia, 2004
  • Smith, K and Wise, Kit; 'Drawing 2003' Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, 2003
  • Stratford, Noela; 'Plus', Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, VIC, 2006
  • Timms, Peter (Essay), Nancy Cato, (Ed.); Moet & Chandon Touring Exhibition, Moet & Chandon Australian Art Foundation, 1995
  • Wallis, Geoff: Eye to I, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, VIC, 2007

Artist Profile

Based in a lively drawing practice, Maryanne Coutts' work is increasingly an exploration of the relationship between drawing and time. She has two strands to her practice. One is a series of ritualistic daily projects, like Dress Code, where each day since 2013 she has made a drawing of what she wore that day. The other primarily uses watercolour to focus on imagery that evokes psychological spaces.

Maryanne Coutts studied at VCA between 1979 and 1981, the City Art Institute in 1984, and in 1999 completed a PhD at the University of Ballarat. She has exhibited extensively throughout Australia, as well as in the UK, Spain and Thailand. In 2008 she held a Survey show at Ballarat Fine Art Gallery followed in 2009 by a solo show at Australian Galleries, Melbourne. The prizes she has won include the Blake Prize, (joint 1982) and the Portia Geach Memorial Award(2007). She is currently Head of Drawing at the National Art School in Sydney.