Bio

Patrice’s extensive professional background working and training in the realms of visual arts, education and health is evident in work that is life-deep, reflecting and exploring the human condition and spirit. In the manner of the symbolists Patrice is interested in the psyche, relationships, culture and identity, restaging known narratives through a feminist lens using the sensuous materiality of paint and an intuitive process.  Patrice paints her connection to people and places resulting in work soaked in feeling and mood. Patrice’s expressive painterly work is exhibited regularly, also frequently selected as a finalist in art awards, and accrued in private collections. 

 

Academic Qualifications (selected)


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

1995 Post Graduate Diploma Secondary Education University of Western Sydney

1998 Bachelor Counselling Honours University of New England

2001 Cert 1V Training and Assessment TAFE NSW      

 

Creative Professional Experience (selected)


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

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

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

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

 

Exhibitions

2018

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

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

- CHAS Annual Orange Blossom Festival Art Exhibition 

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

- ArtEst End of Year Exhibition. Leichhardt 

2019

- 'postFRESH' Group exhibition. Gallery 371 Marrickville

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

ArtPrizes 

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

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

2018

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

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

- Finalist Northbridge Art Prize. Gallery 307 Northbridge. NSW

- Finalist Waverley Woollahra Landscape Prize. Woollahra. NSW

2019

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

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

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

- Singleton Art Prize. Singleton Civic Centre. NSW

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- Semi Finalist KAAF Art Prize. Sydney. NSW

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