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PENNY BYRNE CV

 

Born 1965, Australia

 

EDUCATION

 

1997 Bachelor of Laws (LLB), La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

1990 Graduate Diploma (Ceramics and Glass Conservation and Restoration), West Dean College, West Sussex, United Kingdom

1987 Bachelor of Arts (BA Fine Arts Ceramics), RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

 

AWARDS, PRIZES AND GRANTS

 

2016 Contemporary Small Sculpture Award, Deakin University, Melbourne, finalist

2015 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramics Award, Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton, finalist

2015 Australia Council for the Arts, Venice Biennale Artist Assistance Grant

2014 The Young Masters Ceramics Award, London, UK, finalist

2014 Australia Council for the Arts, Publicity and Promotion Grant

2012 The Fisher's Ghost Art Award, Cambelltown Arts Centre, Sydney, finalist

2012 Adelaide Fringe Festival Visual Arts Award, finalist

2012 Sidney Myer Ceramics Award, Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton, Victoria, finalist

2012 Albury Art Prize, Albury, finalist

2011 Woolarah Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney, finalist

2011 National Association of Visual Arts (NAVA) Grant: Janet Holmes a Court Artist Grant

2010 City of Hobart Art Prize, Hobart, finalist

2009 Stan + Maureen Duke Award, finalist

2009 Woolarah Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney, finalist

2008 Woolarah Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney, finalist

2008 Stan + Maureen Duke Award, finalist

2008 Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney, finalist

2007 Ripe, Art and Australia and ANZ Emerging Artists, finalist

2006 Warrnambool Regional Art Gallery New Social Commentaries 06, Warrnambool, finalist

2005 Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne, Post Card Winner

2002 Pat Emery Award for Emerging Ceramicists, Victorian Ceramic Group, Honourable Mention

2001 Pat Emery Award for Emerging Ceramicists, Victorian Ceramic Group, Honourable Mention

 

INTERNSHIP AND RESIDENCY

 

1990 Victoria and Albert Museum, Internship, Ceramics Conservation Labroatory, London, UK

1988 Meat Market Craft Centre, Ceramics Studio, 12 Month Residency

 

COLLECTIONS

 

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia

Artbank, National Collection, Australia

Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat, Victoria

City of Yarra Art Collection, Melbourne, Victoria

Deakin University Collection, Melbourne, Victoria

Henning V. Claassen Collection, Germany

Holmesglen TAFE Collection, Melbourne, Victoria

Lyon House Museum, Melbourne, Victoria

Mildura Art Gallery, Mildura, Victoria

Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle, New South Wales

Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, New South Wales

RMIT University Art Collection, Melbourne, Victoria

Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton, Victoria

Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool, Victoria

Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, New South Wales

 

Private Collections in Australia and internationally

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2017 Penny Byrne - Brutal, Linden New Art, Melbourne

2014 Ettonez Moi, Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne

2013 Penny Byrne - iPROTEST, Art Basel Hong Kong, Sullivan+Strumpf, Hong Kong

2012 Life is a Riot, Albury Library Museum, Albury, New South Wales

2012 The Art of the Possible, The Jam Factory Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia

2011-12 Penny Byrne: Commentariate, Deakin University Art Gallery, Melbourne; Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong; Warrnambool Gallery, Warrnambool; Mildura Art Gallery, Mildura

2011-12 Political Porcelain, Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House, Canberra

2011 Plausible Deniability, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney

2011 Penny Byrne, Gear Box Gallery, The Motor Works, Melbourne Grammar School, Melbourne

2010 Ill gotten Gains, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney

2009 Interesting Times, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney

2008 Collateral Damage, Melbourne Art Fair, Sullivan+Strumpf, Royal Exhibition Centre

2007 Blood, Sweat and Fears, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney

2006 Penny Byrne: Mantlepiece, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2017 Survival Bias, La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo, Victoria

2017 VOLTA13, Basel, Switzerland

2017 The Extractive Frontier: Mining for Art, Castlemaine Art Gallery, Victoria

2016 Birds: Flight Paths in Australian Art, Mornington Peninsular Regional Gallery, Victoria

2016 Wildthing: Animals in Contemporary Art, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2016 10+3, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria

2016 80/80. Eighty Years of SAM. The Collection, Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton, Victoria

2016 Art16 London, Grand Hall Olympia, with Fehily Contemporary, London, UK

2016 GlassFever Contemporary Art in Glass, Huis van Gijn, Dordrecht, The Netherlands

2016 Contemporary Small Sculpture Award, Deakin University, Melbourne

2016 Wait, weep and be worthy, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor, NSW

2016 New16, Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne, Victoria

2016 Antipodean Inquiry, Yuvaz Gallery, Singapore

2015 GLASSTRESS Gotika, Venice Biennale, Palazzo Franchetti, Venice, Italy

2015 Sidney Myer Australian Ceramics Award, Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton, Victoria

2015 Storm in a Teacup, Mornington Peninsular Regional Gallery, Mornington, Victoria

2015 Vestige, Gallery8, Coates and Scarry, Duke Street, London, UK

2015 First Landing to Last Post, Australian Parliament House, Canberra, ACT

2015 Guarding the Homefront, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney, NSW

2014 The Object Divine, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, Victoria

2014 Young Masters Ceramics Award, Lloyds Club, London, UK

2014 START Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, with Fehily Contemporary, London, UK

2014 Paradise Again, Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton, Victoria

2014 Animal Ark, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA

2014 Art14 London, Grand Hall Olympia, with Fehily Contemporary, London, UK

2014 Made to Last, NETS (Victoria) Touring Show, CDU Art Gallery, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT

2014 Private assembly: a contemporary collection, Tweed Regional Gallery, NSW

2013-14 Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria

2013-14 Made to Last, NETS (Victoria Touring Show), McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, Victoria

2013 Australia – Contemporary Voices, The Fine Art Society, London, UK

2013 Censored, Fehily Contemporary, Collingwood, Victoria

2013 In the Public Interest, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, Victoria

2013 Enucleo – Contemporary Clay, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston and 146 Artspace, Hobart, Tasmania

2013 Auckland Art Fair, Fehily Contemporary, The Cloud Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

2013 Made to Last, NETS (Victoria Touring Show), QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, Queensland

2013 (What’s so funny ‘bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?, Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, Brighton, Victoria

2013 Diorama, Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong, NSW

2013 Made to Last, NETS (Victoria) Touring Show, Manningham Gallery, Doncaster, Victoria

2012 Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown, NSW

2012 Subvert, Australian Ceramics Triennale Group Show, Light Square Gallery, AC Arts, Adelaide, South Australia

2012 Made to Last, NETS (Victoria) Touring Show, La Trobe Regional Gallery, Ballarat Art Gallery, Victoria

2012 iPROTEST installation in Haunts and Follies, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

2012 Like, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney, NSW

2012 Hello Dolly, Penrith Regional Gallery, Penrith, NSW

2012 Albury Art Prize, Albury Art Gallery, Albury, NSW

2012 SSFA12, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney, NSW

2011 Art by Wendouree, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, Victoria

2011 Capriccio, Red Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria

2011 SSFA11, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney, NSW

2010 Power Chicks and Men Who Sew, Deloitte, Sydney, NSW

2010 New Acquisitions, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, Victoria

2010 Recent Acquisitions, Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton, Victoria

2010 Ceramics Now! Whitehorse Art Space, Melbourne, Victoria

2010 The Navigators, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria

2010 Recent Acquisitions, Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton, Victoria

2010 ARTHK10, Hong Kong Art Fair with Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Hong Kong

2010 Clash: Contemporary Sculptural Ceramics, Newcastle Region Gallery, Newcastle, NSW

2010 SSFA10, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney, NSW

2010 Time Travel, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW

2009 Copenhagen Art Fair, ADCO:VENUE, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009 Horror – Come Darkness, Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2009 Thing: Beware of the Material World, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA

2009 White Heat, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney, NSW

2009 Facing the Future, Australian Ceramics Triennial, National Art School, Sydney, NSW

2009 The Climate Show, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009 Salon des Refuses, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2009 SSFA09, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney, NSW

2008 Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown, NSW

2008 Stan and Maureen Duke Award, Gold Coast City Gallery, Gold Coast, QLD

2008 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney, NSW

2008 SSFA08, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney, NSW

2007 Arc Biennial, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane QLD

2007 SSFA07, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney, NSW

2007 Exquisite Palette, St Luke The Colourmen, Melbourne, Victoria

2006 New Social Commentaries 06, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool, Victoria


2006 The (Royal) Melbourne Show, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney, NSW 


2006 SSFA06, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney, NSW

2006 Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
, Victoria

2005 Sydney Affordable Art Fair, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney
, NSW

2005 Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Victoria

2004 It's Murder on Easey Street, Easey Street Studios Gallery, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne, Victoria


2003 Castlemaine State Festival Ceramics Award, Castlemaine, Victoria


2002 Pat Emery Award for Emerging Ceramicists, Victorian Ceramic Group, Montsalvat, Victoria


2001 Pat Emery Award for Emerging Ceramicists, Victorian Ceramic Group, Northcote Pottery Kiln Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria


2000 The White Cube Project, Dante's Gallery, Melbourne
, Victoria

1988 RMIT Graduate Show, Arts Centre, Melbourne, Victoria



SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

 

2017 Linden New Art, Penny Byrne - Brutal, Artist Talk

2017 Mornington Peninsular Regional Gallery, Flight Paths: Birds in Art Artist Talk

2016 ART16 London Art Fair, Artist Talk

2016 Shepparton Festival, In Conversation with Dr Rebecca Coates, Shepparton Art Museum

2016 Art Gallery of Ballarat, Greg Binns Memorial lecture, Ballarat, Victoria

2016 Numurkah Library, Artist talk, Numurkah, Victoria

2014 Shepparton Art Museum, In Conversation with Kate Auty, Shepparton, Victoria

2014 Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Artist Talk, Melbourne

2014 Leith School of Art, Guest lecturer and seminar presenter, Edinburgh, Scotland

2014 Sunday Reid Salon, Guest Speaker, London, England

2014 Renew Restore Respect Forum, Sustainability Festival, Guest Speaker, Melbourne

2014 The National Gallery of Victoria, Artist Talk, Melbourne

2013 The Lyceum Club Arts Forum, Artist Talk, Melbourne

2013 RMIT University School of Visual Arts, Artist Talk, Melbourne

2013 University of Tasmania College of the Arts, Artist Talk, Launceston

2013 Ceramics and Glass Circle of Australia, Artist Talk, Melbourne

2013 Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, Artist Talk, Brighton, Victoria

2013 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Now Forum, Melbourne

2012 ABC Radio National, By Design Panel Discussion, Objects and Memory

2012 Australian Ceramics Triennale, Key Note Speaker, Adelaide

2012 The School of Art, Australian National University, Artist Talk, Canberra

2012 The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Artist Talk, Canberra

2012 The Jam Factory, Artist Talk, Adelaide

2011 Holmesglen Tafe, Artist Talk, Melbourne

2011 Geelong Art Gallery, Artist Talk, Geelong, Victoria

2011 Deakin University Gallery, Artist Talk, Deakin University, Melbourne

2010 Newcastle Region Gallery, International Women’s Day Guest Speaker, Newcastle, NSW

2009 The National Gallery of Victoria Women’s Association, Decorative Arts Seminar, Melbourne

2008 National Gallery of Victoria, Voluntary Guides Guest Speaker, Melbourne

2008 Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramic Award at Shepparton Art Gallery, Artist Talk, Shepparton, Victoria

2007 Vogue Living, Artists in Conversation Dinner, Sydney

2007 Visual Arts Secondary Teachers Annual Conference, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2007 Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials, Artist Talk, Melbourne

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Exhibition:Brutal at Linden New Art, The ArtMUSEum, Paul Costigan, 5 March 2017

http://www.theartmuseum.com.au/2017/03/05/penny-byrne/

 

"Wings of Desire, Demise and Adaptation: Birds in Australian Art", Grainne Cleary and Hannah Tribe, The Conversation online, 5 December, 2016

https://theconversation.com/wings-of-desire-demise-and-adaptation-birds-in-australian-art-69884

 

"Harrowing Photojournalism inspires a tragic Greek Sculpture" by Catherine Chapman, The Creators Project, VICE, 16 June 2016

http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/penny-byrne-homemade-gas-masks-sculpture

 

NewGlass Review 37, page 8, Penny Byrne "Hurt Locker" one of 100 cutting edge glass artworks selected in 2016, Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 2016

 

"Melbourne artist Penny Byrne creates suit of armour out of hand-blown glass for prestigious Venice Biennale show', Kylie Northover, Fairfax media, 15th April, 2015

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/melbourne-artist-penny-byrne-creates-suit-of-armour-out-of-handblown-glass-for-prestigious-venice-biennale-show-20150416-1mlp7c.html

 
Penny Byrne changes medium and scale in riotous new exhibition, Dylan Rainforth, 11th November, 2014

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/penny-byrne-changes-medium-and-scale-in-riotous-new-exhibition-20141111-11ka83.html


“Feisty figurine fitted with baton and grenade”, The Art Newspaper Online, 23rd November, 2013

http://old.theartnewspaper.com/articles/The%20feisty%20figurine%20fitted%20with%20baton%20and%20grenade/31036


‘Penny Byrne featured artist’, Australian Art Collector, Issue 64, 2013


‘Figuring out sincerity without irony’, Robert Nelson, The Age, August 15, 2012

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/figuring-out-sincerity-without-irony-20120814-246l7.html


‘Artist’s delicate figurines have plenty to say’, Sun Herald, August 28 2011

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/artists-delicate-figurines-have-plenty-to-say-20110827-1jfat.html


Pryor, Sally. ‘Porcelain conservator goes to pieces over politics’, The Canberra Times 30 June 2011


ABC Radio- Canberra, Porcelain with a political message, Afternoons with Genevieve Jacobs, June 2011


artingeelong, Commentariat by Penny Byrne at Geelong Gallery (blog), 1st June 2011
http://artingeelong.com/2011/06/01/commentariat-by-penny-byrne-at-geelong-gallery/


Nelson, Robert. ‘Of gentility and heebie-jeebies’ The Age, 9 March 2011, p 19

http://newsstore.fairfax.com.au/apps/viewDocument.ac;jsessionid=5BA5A6BE8DE19E35B26BA4639D017E6C?sy=afr&pb=all_ffx&dt=selectRange&dr=1month&so=relevance&sf=text&sf=headline&rc=10&rm=200&sp=brs&cls=611&clsPage=1&docID=AGE110309M16DQ5323G4


ABC Radio – Ballarat, and www.abc.net.au/ballarat: Radio interview about New Acquisitions Exhibition, 2 September, 2010


Mendelssohn, Joanna. ‘Critic’s Choice’, Australian Art Collector, Issue 56 April – June 2011, p. 191


Reid, Michael. ‘Penny Byrne’ Michael Reid: Australian Art, 2011 http://www.michaelreid.com.au/Resources/CY54_Byrne.pdf


‘Opening Gallery: Ill Gotten Gains’, Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald, 18 – 19 September 2010


‘Look what we’ve bought’, The Courier, Ballarat, 31 August 2010, p 14


Flynn, Paul. ‘Profile: Penny Byrne’ Artist Profile, Issue 12, 2010, p 77 - 81


Ray, Una. ‘Dynamic Ceramics’ The Herald, Saturday 20 February, 2010


Gibson, P. ‘Exceptional Acquisitions’ Australian Art Collector, Issue 51, January – March 2010, p 148 - 151


Cook, Robert. ‘Thing: Beware the Material World’, exhibition catalogue, Art Gallery of Western Australia, p 42 – 43


Reid, Michael. ‘Plenty of talent to boost collections’, The Weekend Australian, 2 -3 January 2010


‘Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize 2008’, Antiques and Art in Queensland, Nov 08 – March 09, p 11


‘Oh Brother’, The Age 19 September 2008 p 22


Israel, Glenis. ‘Art Wise Contemporary 2’, John Wiley and Sons Australia Ltd, 2009, p 66 - 72


O’Riordan, Maurice. ‘Editorial’ and cover image, Art Monthly, August 2008 Issue #212 p 3


‘New Work: Penny Byrne’ Art World, August – September 2008, p 152 - 155


Walton, Inga. ‘Vicious Figurines. Penny Byrne’s Ceramic Advocacy’, Ceramics Art and Perception International, Issue 72, 2008, p 15


‘Feats of clay’, Careers section, City Weekly, Melbourne, 19 June 2008, p 21


Mendelssohn, Joanna. ‘Smart Art: Penny Byrne’ Australian Art Collector, Issue 41, July – September 2007, p 150


Clement, Tracey. ‘Blood, Sweat and Fears’, Artlink, Vol 27 # 2, 2007, p 93


Carol Rosenberg. ‘Guantanamo in pop culture’, The Miami Herald, 9 September 2007, p 1


Galacho, Olga. ‘Suffer for art but not financially’, Herald Sun, 24 May 2007, p 67


Organ, Joyce. ‘Beware, these pretty things bite’, Sydney Morning Herald, 6 March 2007, p 14


‘2007’s top 100 tips - Art investing’, The Weekend Australian, 30-31 December 2006, p 29


Sheedy, Chris. ‘Q&A: Love your work’, Sunday Life magazine,18 June 2006, p 10


Lobley, Katrina. ‘Events – The Royal Melbourne Show’, Domain, Sydney Morning Herald 13 April 2006, p 4


Clement, Tracey. ‘Victoria Bitter’, Metro, Sydney Morning Herald April 21-27 2006, p 23


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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