Anita West
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curriculum vitae


Anita West


visual artist






Date of Birth





Redlands, South east Queensland


Birkdale studio 
Atelier Studios Salisbury 


1986     Graduate Diploma in Education at Gippsland College of Advanced Education  Victoria 

1985     3 year Diploma in Fine Art at TAFE, Townsville QLD 
           Qualified secondary school Art/English teacher


Art Teaching full-time, part-time and casual between 1986 and 1995. Full-time practicing visual artist since 1995

1994   Administrator Qld School of Printing & Graphic Arts; Morningside
1992   Teacher of Adult and Further Education classes in watercolour, drawing and painting
1991   Employed by Philadelphia college of Fine Art for 12 months USA
1990   1 year as Art Teacher at Catholic High School Philadelphia, USA
1989   2 years as Art Teacher at Townsville State High School Townsville
1987    2 years as Art Teacher at Pimlico State High School Townsville



Gallery representation

Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney (8 years)
Gallery One, Gold Coast (3 years)


Individual exhibitions

2015     Bush Poetic    TVH gallery Sydney, Mosman  SOLD OUT

2014     Bush, Land, Beach  TVH gallery  Sydney    SOLD OUT
2013    Wild Places of Home     TVH gallery  Sydney     SOLD OUT
2013     Under the Summer Sun      Linton and Kay Gallery Perth      
2012     New Works               Gallery One  Southport Qld  
2012     In the Summertime     TVH Gallery Sydney   SOLD OUT
2011     Coastal Landscapes     Gallery One  Southport QLD 
2011     Salt, Sand & Spinifex     TVHgallery, Sydney 
2010     Earth and Life     Toscani's Restaurant, Victoria Point (leaf & stone paintings)
2010     Life, Love, Landscape     TVHgallery, Sydney  SOLD OUT
2009     Places of My Heart     TVHgallery, Sydney  SOLD OUT
2008     New Paintings     TVHgallery, Sydney 
2006     Down to Earth     Doggett St Studios Brisbane
2006     The Stone Garden     Logan Regional Art Gallery
2006     Testing the Waters     Redlandfs Regional Art Gallery
2003     Illumina     Robertsons Design, Gold Coast  SOLD OUT
2002     New Paintings     Robertsons Design, Gold Coast SOLD OUT
2001     New Paintings     Robertsons Interior Design, Gold Coast
1994     A Landscape Response     Art and Design Gallery, Woollongabba
1994     Figure     Eagle St.Pier Exhibition Space Brisbane
1993     Echoesof a Landscape     McWhirters Art Space Fortitude Valley
1990     Impressions                The Palms Gallery Townsville
1989     New Guinea Beginnings   Umbrella Studio  Townsville
1988     Neo-Primitive                  Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Townsville

Selected group exhibitions

2012     12 Days of Christmas  TVH gallery, Sydney
2012     Linkages Redland Art Gallery
2012     Rotary Art Spectacular Brisbane
2008     ArtSydney08 Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery
2008     Art Melbourne08 Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery
2008     ArtBrisbane08Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery
2006     Doggett St Christmas Exhibition Brisbane
2006     Floriate Marks and Gardner Gallery Mt Tamborine
2005     Courier Mail Home Show Brisbane
2004     Courier Mail Home Show Brisbane
1995     Connect 2  Joint exhibition Stephens Gallery, Brisbane City Hall
1992     Group show at Multiple Choice Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
1985     Final Year TAFE show at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Townsville


2014     Finalist Clayton Utz Art Award
2014     Finalist Norvill Art Prize for Landscape
2014     Finalist Redland Art Award
2014     Joint Winner Viewers Choice Mosman Art Prize Mosman Gallery Sydney
2014     Finalist Mosman Art Prize     
2014     Winner of People's Choice Award  Calleen Art Award Cowra Regional Gallery
2014     Finalist Moreton Bay Award
2014     Finalist Calleen Art Award
2014     Finalist Stanthorpe Art Festival Prize
2012     Finalist Rotary Art Spectacular Brisbane
2010     Finalist Art for Art’s Sake Brisbane
2009     Finalist Rotary Art Spectacular Brisbane
2009     Finalist Pine Rivers Art Award
2007     Finalist Churchie Emerging Artist Award
2006     Joint First Prize – Gloria Beletz Drawing Prize
2006     Finalist Churchie Emerging Art Award Highly commended
2006     Finalist Highly Commended Nudgee Art Show
2006     Finalist Redland Arts Award
2006     Finalist Regional Arts Award
2005     Finalist Regional Arts Award1991     First Prize King of Prussia Drawing Award. USA
1985     Joint First Prize Drawing Award Perc Tucker; Townsville
1992     First Prize Delaware County Painting Award USA


2006 Regional Arts Grant
1991 King of Prussia Community Grant
1984 Townsville Community Funding Grant

Corporate Collections

Soul Apartment Towers, Gold Coast
ABN Amro Morgans
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Westpac Bank HongKong
Juniper Group
Sheraton Hotel Group Gold Coast
Johnson & Johnson Sydney
Storm Financial Melbourne
Storm Financial Sydney
Storm Financial Brisbane
Jumeirah Suite Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi
Brian Tucker Accounting


2014   Private commisssion TVH client Sydney 100 x 100cm Firestone Quarry 5
2014   Private commission Gallery_One client Gold Coast 80 x 120cm Wild Bushscape    
2014   Private commission Gallery-ONe client Gold Coast 100 x 100cm Beachscape
2013   Private commission TVH client Sydney  120x 180cm landscape
2013   Private commission TVH/Linton&Kay client Perth 90 x 180cm Beachscape
2013   Private commission  TVH client Sydney 90 x 90cm Beachscape
2013   Private commission Gallery-One client Gold Coast 140 x 180cm Landscape
2013   Private commission Gallery-One client Gold Coast 100 x 150cm Beachscape
2013   Private commission TVH client Sydney 100x 150cm Landscape
2013   Private commission TVH client Sydney 100 x 100cm Landscape
2012   Private commission Gallery-One client Gold Coast 120 x 120cm Beachscape
2011   Corporate commission Soul Apartment Towers, Gold Coast2@ 180 x 240cm Landscapes
2011   Private commission TVH client Sydney  120 x 120cm Beachscape
2011   Private commission TVH client Sydney 110 x 100cm Beachscape
2011   Corporate commission Abu Dhabi; Jumeirah Suite, Etihad Towers 180 x  90cm  Landscape
2011   Corporate commission Abu Dhabi; Jumeirah Suite, Etihad Towers;180 x 90cm Landscape
2010   Private commissionSydney 120 x 200cm landscape
2010   Private commission Sydney 120 x 200cm Beachscape
2010   Private commission Sydney 120 x 150cm Beachscape
2010   Private commission Sydney 100 x 90cm Landcscape
2010   Private commission Sydney 110 x 100cm Landscape
2010   Private commission Sydney 110 x 100cm Beachscape
2008   Corporate Commissions  Storm Financial Melbourne, Sydney, Townsville
2007   Art Nomad collection 4 landscape paintings 100cm x 200cm
2005   Private Collection ABN-AMRO Morgans, Brisbane  90 x 90cm
2005   Corporate collectionStorm Financial Sydney  1700 x 1080mm
2004   Private collection1500 x 1000mm
2004   Corporate collection Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast; 66sets of 5 original artworks @ 300x 300mm
2004   Private collection  Gold Coast;  2000 x 1750mm
2003   Private collection350 x 1150mm
2003   Corporate collectionSheraton Mirage Gold Coast; 6 paintings,  800 x 800mm
2003   Private collection  200 x 550mm
2003   Private collection  1200 x 1800mm
2002   Private collection  1720 x 1080mm
2002   Corporate collectionGold Coast Marketing office; 3 paintings on paper size 1400 x 1000mm
2002   Corporate collection  Bluewater Apartments Sunshine Coast; 4 @ 1080 x 300mm
2002   Corporate collection  Blue Water Apartments Sunshine coast; 76 original artworks
2002   Corporate CollectionSheraton Mirage Gold Coast; 52 original artworks @ 300 x 400mm
2001   Corporate collection 72 original artworks for Sheraton Mirage - Gold Coast
2001   Private collection 2000 x 1700mm
2001   Private collection;  2200 x 1600mm
2001   Private collection  2200 x 1750mm
2001   Private collection; 2000 x 1350mm
2001   Private collection;  1650 x 1650mm
2001   Private collection;  1240 x 1740mm
2000   Private collection; 2000 x 800mm
2000   Private collection;  1750 x 1150mm
2000   Private collection; 1900 x 1600mm
2000   Private collection;  1800 x 1800mm
2000   Private collection;  1900 x 1750mm
2000   Private collection;  2000 x 2000mm
1999   Corporate Collection; Deloitte Touche Tomatsu: Brisbane
1999   Private collection; 1500 x 1150mm
1999   Private collection;  1500 x 1800mm
1999   Private collection;  1400 x 700mm

Teaching Appointments

art teaching 1986 -1996

Selected Publications

2012 Bayside Bulletin August 14th; linkages
2011  Harbour View September 2011 magazine #10
2003 Queensland Homes Autumn page 21
2003 Queensland Homes Winter page 39
2002 Queensland Homes Annual Gold Collector's Edition
2002 Queensland Homes Winter page 107
2002 Luxury Home Design Vol 4 No 4 page 56
2002 Luxury Home Design Vol 4. No. 2 page 83
2002 Luxury Home Design Vol 3 No. 4 page 67
Critical reviews and media coverage
2006 Bayside Bulletin Tues Mar 21 “Landscape Inspiration” by Jessica Marszalek
2003 Gold Coast Weekender July 19-20 "Praise the West Wall" Douglas Kennedy
2003 Gold Coast Bulletin July 22 "Hanging in Style"
1993 The Wynnum Herald Wednesday July 14 "Philadelphian images still echo for Anita" Nance Haxton
1990 Townsville Bulletin July 1990 "Palms features talented painter"
1990 Townsville Bulletin July 20 "Works reflect life and moods"
1990 Townsville Bulletin Sep "The public: a source of inspiration for artist" Robin Rattray-Wood
1990 VERANDA magazine August "Anita's impressions go on display"
1989 Advertiser, February 9, "Whimsical images of New Guinea on show" Stephen Hall
1989 Townsville Bulletin Feb 18, 1989 "Kokoda Trail Inspires Anita Glen"
1989 The Advertiser Thursday June 16 1988 "Perc Tucker Gallery Report: Picture Stories" Anna Bock
1988 Townsville Bulletin Sat June 18 1988 "The simple approach works well for artist"
1988 Townsville Bulletin "Perc Tucker Art Gallery Report"
1985 Townsville Bulletin November 1985


Various catatalogues associated with solo exhibitions.

Online Publications

By Way of the Land written by Samantha Groenestyn


Other Media Publication

2012 Linkages group show invitation front cover image
2010    Redland City Council Postcards

Artist Talks

2014     Artist talk      Bush, Land, Beach TVH opening night
2014     IEU independant education union guest speaker     
Open Studio showcasing TVH Sydney exhibition
2012     Open Studio; showcasing TVH Sydney exhibition
2012     Linkages; Redland Art Gallery Cleveland
2011      Artist Talk  Salt, Sand & Spinifex TVH Sydney
2011     Open Studio; showcasing TVH Sydney exhibition 
2010     Open Studio; Showcasing TVH Sydney exhibition

Speaking Engagements

2014     Guest speaker  Independent Education Union of Australia Awards for Excellence in Art Design       2011     Guest speaker; Mamas in the Hood  Pine Rivers Art Gallery
2011    Guest speaker; QLD Arts Council Creative Generator Social Networking Event

Judging Appointments

2011     Guest judge; Yurara Easter Members Competition

Professional Memberships

National Artists Resale Royalty Scheme
Redland Council Creative Alliance

Below is a list of a few of the more recent intensive workshops.

2014  Bunginderry Art Camp (5days) Quilpie
2009 Elisabeth Cummings Workshop(3days)
2007 Girraween Flying Arts Retreat(6days)
2006 Eungella Flying Arts Retreat (6 days)
2005 Magnetic Island Retreat in Townsville with Anneke Silver (6 days)
2004 "Living the Landscape" workshop at Cunnamulla with Mandy Martin ( 6 days)
2003 Cooee Bay Workshop, Yeppoon with Bill Ferguson (14 days)
2002 Moreton Island Art Camp with Stephen Newton ( 3 days )
2001 "Drawing from the Landscape" Toowoomba with David Hawkes ( 6 days)
2000 Mortimers Art Workshop with Judith White NSW ( 7 days)