Bio

Patrice is a contemporary artist based in Sydney who works primarily as a painter.  Patrice is frequently chosen as a finalist in significant art awards and exhibits regularly, consequently her work is accrued in private and public collections.

Patrice holds tertiary degrees in visual arts, secondary education and counselling which has led to an extensive career that traverses these realms in the community, education, health and arts sectors with a focus on adolescent, family, and women’s issues. 

Combined with a lifelong commitment to a visual art practice these experiences inform work that is concerned with the relationship we have with the land and our social and psychological positions in place, through a feminist lens.  Aesthetics and beauty are important in creating an experience that uplifts humanity and resonates with the audience however the imagery offers a subtext of female empowerment, strength and freedom. 

 

Exhibitions

2020 Group Exhibitions

- 'Get Wet' Clovelly 7. Clovelly. NSW

- 'Ancient Sea' Fern St Gallery. Gerringong. NSW

- 'Spread Your Wings' Mamas with Easels. The Watchhouse. Balmain NSW

- 'View From Here' Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. NSW

- 'Home' Cornerstore Gallery. Orange. NSW.

- 'Art Est In Iso' Art Est Artschool.  Leichardt.

- 'Herland 2 Our Land'  The Womens Library. Newtown

- 'No Mand Land' Gallery Lane Cove.  Lane Cove

2020 Art Prizes

- Finalist Waverly Woollahra Landscape Prize. Waverley Art Centre. NSW

- Finalist 'Fishers Ghost Art Award' - Campbelltown Arts Centre. NSW

- Finalist 'John Copes Portrait Prize' - Bowral Art Gallery. Bowral. NSW

- Finalist 'Works on Paper artprize - Blue' Blackstone Gallery. Newcastle. NSW

- Finalist 'Little Things Art Prize' Saint Cloche Gallery. Paddington. NSW

- Finalist 'Pro Hart Outback Art Award' Broken Hill Regional Gallery. Broken Hill. NSW

- Finalist 'Lethbridge 20000' Lethrbidge Gallery. Paddington QLD  

- Finalist 'Drummoyne Open Art Prize'  Drummoyne. NSW

2019 Group Exhibitions

- "Its A Wrap' Group exhibition. White Rino Artspace. St Leonards

- '9x5's' Hornsby Art Society. Wallarobba Arts Centre. Hornsby - Awarded ‘Best In Show’

- ‘Kings 40th Art Prize’ Kings School. North Parramatta

- 'Black and White' Hornsby Art Society. Wallarobba Arts Centre. Hornsby.

- 'HerStory' Group exhibition. Art Gallery on Darling. Balmain

- 'Friends Annual and Focus Exhibition'. Campbelltown Art Centre. Campbelltown

- 'Wish You Were Here' Group exhibition. ME Artspace. Crows Nest

- 'postFRESH' Group exhibition. Gallery 371 Marrickville

2019 Art Prizes

- Finalist Waverly Woollahra Landscape Prize. Waverley Art Centre. NSW

- Semi Finalist KAAF Art Prize. Sydney. NSW

- Finalist Fishers Ghost Art Award. Campbelltown Art Centre. Campbelltown. NSW

- Finalist Escape ARTfest. The Civic Centre. Ulladulla. NSW

- WOOF 7th Annual Art Prize. ArtEst School of Art. Leichhardt. NSW 

- Land Cove Art Awards. Gallery Lane Cove. Lane Cove. NSW

- Finalist Little Things Art Prize. Saint Cloche Gallery. Paddington. NSW

- Finalist Belle Property Bowral Art Prize. Bowral Art Gallery. Bowral. NSW

- Finalist Shoalhaven Open Art Prize. Shoalhaven Regional Gallery. Nowra. NSW

- Finalist Lethbridge Art Award. Lethbridge Gallery. Paddington. QLD

- Singleton Art Prize. Singleton Civic Centre. NSW

- Camden Art Prize. Camden Civic Centre. Camden. NSW

- Finalist 29th CASS 'Art of Sydney' Awards. Australian National Maritime Museum. Darling Harbour. NSW

- Brunswick 50sq Art Prize. Brunswick St Gallery. Fitzroy. Victoria

2018 Group Exhibitions

- ArtEst End of Year Exhibition. Leichhardt 

- Kings 39th Annual Art Show and Art Prize. Kings School North Parramatta 

- CHAS Annual Orange Blossom Festival Art Exhibition 

- ‘All We Can’t See Project’
   Forty five Downstairs Gallery, Melbourne  

- ‘Size Doesn’t Matter’ Group exhibition
   The Edge Project, Edgecliff

2018 Art Prizes

- Finalist Waverley Woollahra Landscape Prize. Woollahra. NSW

- Finalist Northbridge Art Prize. Gallery 307 Northbridge. NSW

- Finalist Hunters Hill Art Prize. Hunters Hill Civic Centre. Hunters Hill. NSW

- Camden Art Prize. Camden Civic Centre. Camden. NSW

2017 - Finalist Waverly Woollahra Landscape Prize. Waverley Art Centre. NSW

2016 - BDAS Watercolour Prize. Bowral Art Centre. Bowral. NSW

 

Academic Qualifications (selected)

2001 Cert 1V Training and Assessment TAFE NSW

1998 Bachelor Counselling Honours University of New England

1995 Post Graduate Diploma Secondary Education University of Western Sydney

1990 B.A Visual Arts (Painting Major) University of Western Sydney     

 

Creative Professional Experience (selected)

2019 - Current Visual Artist and Educator Blacktown Arts Centre

2019 - Remote community artists support worker. Warlukurlangu Arts Centre Yuendumu NT

2016 -2018 Executive advisor and student support. Australian Indigenous Education Foundation 

2005 – 2015 Visual arts teacher and student well being coordinator. Association of Independent Schools

1995 – 2005 Community arts worker and adolescent mental health specialist. Western Sydney Area Health Service and Wentworth Area Health Service

 

 

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