Bio

Education:

Associate Diploma Visual Arts (Textiles) – Brisbane CAE 1983
Bachelor of Arts (Art and Architectural History) – Deakin University 1992
Graduate Cert. Special Education – Flinders University 2000
Associate Degree MultiMedia – Charles Sturt University 2002

Solo Exhibitions:

2017 Anthea Polson Art (February 2017)
2015 Roma Regional Gallery Feb/April
2013 ‘song of the siren’ with David Green, Rosebed Street Gallery, Eudlo Oct.
2013 ‘drawer(n) from life’  Noosa Regional Gallery, April
2008 ‘memory of being’  Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery

Selected Exhibitions /  Finalist in Prizes & Awards

2016
Selected Finalist JADA Drawing Prize Grafton Regional Gallery NSW
Selected Finalist Lethbridge 10,000 Small Works Award Brisbane
Selected Finalist 2D and 3D Moreton Bay Art Prize Brisbane

2015
Selected Finalist Moreton Bay Art Award (3D) Queensland
Selected Finalist Lethbridge 10,000 Small Works Award Brisbane

2014
Selected Finalist Moreton Bay (sculpture) QLD
Selected Finalist Gold Coast International Ceramic Award QLD
Selected Finalist Ignition Ceramic Award – Sunshine Coast QLD

2013
Selected Finalist Kenilworth Art Prize (Mayor’s 15) QLD
Selected Finalist Moreton Bay Art Award 2D QLD
Selected Finalist Wilson Art Prize Lismore NSW

2012
Selected Finalist Moreton Bay Art Award 2D and 3D sections QLD
Xstrata Portrait Prize, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville QLD
Judges Selection Touring Xstrata Portrait Award, Mt Isa QLD
Wangaratta Petite Textile Exhibition, Wangaratta VIC
ArtFelt Art Prize Ballina NSW
‘Ignition’ Ceramic Prize, Sunshine Coast , QLD

2011   
Selected Finalist Gold Coast Art Prize (Duke Art Award), Gold Coast QLD
Selected Finalist Waterhouse Art Prize, Museum of South Australia
(Highly Commended and touring to National Archives Museum Canberra)
Selected Finalist Moreton Bay Regional Art Award 2D and 3D sections Queensland
Selected Finalist Prometheus Art Award, All Saints Anglican College Queensland
Selected Finalist Toorak Village Sculpture Award Melbourne Victoria
Selected Finalist Noosa Travelling Scholarship Sculpture Award Queensland
Selected Finalist Wangaratta Textile Art Award Wangaratta Regional Gallery Victoria

2010  
Retrospective National Fibre Collection Tamworth Regional Gallery

Pre-2000        
1993 Port of Call H.R.Gallop Gallery Charles Sturt University Wagga
1986 Tamworth National Textiles Biennale  toured
1984 Tamworth National Textiles Biennale purchased for collection

Group Exhibitions:

2016 ArtNow Gallery Berlin November Berlin Germany
2016 Anthea Polson goes to Melbourne (Feb)
2016 New Generation Anthea Polson Art (April)

2015 Precious things come in small parcels Anthea Polson Christmas Ex
2015 Loss Reverence and Longing Wagga City Art Gallery
2015 Matchbox 5th Birthday exhibition Brisbane

2014 Miniatures Anthea Polson Christmas Exhibition Gold Coast
2014 The Sketchbook Show Charles Sturt University and then Brooklyn 
2014 Urban Amazons and other Eclecticities, Tusk Gallery, Melbourne

2013 Red – Christmas Exhibition Anthea Polson Art Gallery, Gold Coast
2013 Roses – Rosebed Street Gallery, Eudlo Queensland

2012 Smalls Rosebed Street Gallery, Eudlo Queensland
2012 Melbourne Affordable Art fair, Melbourne, Vic.
2012 ‘Dare to do Square’ Pine Rivers Regional Gallery Brisbane QLD

2011Selected – Jan. Small Sculpture Exhibition Brunswick Street Gallery Melbourne
2011Selected – Oct. Sculpture Exhibition Brunswick Street Gallery Melbourne Victoria
2011 The Matchbox Show (still touring Australia and the world in 2011)
2011 Revisiting Childhood, Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby NSW

2011 Drawing Connections Siena Institute of Art Siena, Italy
2011 Artslabour Exhibition Parliament House Brisbane
2011 Exhibition and Auction Martin Galleries Brisbane
(Donated work to raise funds for Flood Appeal)
2011 Exhibition and Auction ‘Cathartic”  Bleeding Heart Gallery Brisbane
(Donated work to raise funds for Queensland Flood Appeal)
2010 BSG small works exhibition Brunswick Street Melbourne
2010 Group Exhibition Martin Galleries Brisbane 2010
2010 Sydney Art Fair – Sheahan Galleries
2010 Group Show Martin Galleries Brisbane
2010 ArtsLabour 2 Martin Galleries Brisbane
2008 Summer – Docker Street Gallery Wagga Wagga
2008 Text / Object: Collaboration – Wagga City Art Gallery
2007 Rebirth – Docker St Gallery  – Wagga Wagga

Collections:

Siena Institute of Art, Italy
National Fibre Collection  Tamworth NSW
Private collections Australia, United Kingdom and Hong Kong

9 comments

  1. Thanks for your kind comments and dropping by to have a look at my work. I have only quickly been over to your site yesterday but will spend a bit more time enjoying looking around today – looks great.

  2. Hi Veronica, thank you for following my blog. I love your sculptures. Your work is strangely beautiful – even your gravatar. Thanks again from Illinois!

  3. I see you have a deep appreciation and love for the absurd in life. Your art is very compelling. I also thank you for stopping by my riverblog. I’ll come and visit again.

  4. Sydney Parks

    Hello,
    I am a studio art student who follows your work on instagram. Your collection of work inspires me greatly. I love the way you use mixed media. I also use mixed media and draw the human figure. I’ve been trying to find my voice, and establish my subject matter. My question is, how do you stay concentrated for so long on just the human figure? Do you get bored with it? Do you have an tips on how you came to understand that that’s what you wanted to stick with for so long?
    Thank you for your time 🙂
    Respectfully,
    Sydney Parks

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