Laurel McKenzie
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curriculum vitae

Laurel McKenzie - selected CV


2018 PhD, James Cook University

1986 Graduate Diploma of Visual Arts, Monash University (Gippsland)

1972 TTTC, Hawthorn State College

1970 Diploma of Fine Art - Printmaking, RMIT

Exhibitions: Solo

2017 Venus Rising, Furies Raging: Bodies Re-dressed, Umbrella Studios, Townsville

2015 Re-representation, KickArts Contemporary Arts 

2012 Imagining and Imaging, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville

2010 Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne  

2008 Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne

2006 Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne

2006 Girlie! Cairns Regional Gallery

1985 Works Gallery, Geelong

1983 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney

1983 Bolitho Gallery, ACT

1979 Hawthorn City Art Gallery, Melbourne

Exhibitions:  Selected Group

2017 Partners in Print, KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns and Spot81 Gallery, Sydney

2017 Flavours of the Tropics, ArtRoom@Vivo, Palm Cove

2016-17 Postcards from the North and South, Hawkes Bay Printmakers, New Zealand; Umbrella Studios, Townsville; Firestation Print Studio, Melbourne

2016 Eight-by-Ten, KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns

2016 Inkmasters Print Exhibition 2016, Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns

2016 Her letters: shifting perspectives in the global age of anxiety, Shophouse 5, Singapore

2016 Recent Works, Tablelands Regional Gallery, Atherton

2015-16 Thinking of Place, KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns; Eastside Gallery, Christchurch; The Depot Artspace, Auckland; Post Office Gallery, Federation University, Ballarat

2015 Take it Home, Cairns Regional Gallery

2015 Encounter: a Japan-Cairns connection, Canopy Art Centre, Cairns

2015 Northern Encounter, Impress Gallery and Studio, Brisbane

2015 Beastie and the Beaut: old tales, new skins - collaborative prints with Margaret Genever - Artroom @ Vivo, Palm Cove

2015 Sorority, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns

2014-15  Wanderlust, Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts, Brisbane and Manhattan Graphics Studio, New York

2014 Merge, Canopy Art Centre, Cairns

2014 Sub-0, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns

2014 Start Collecting Art 2014, Cairns Regional Gallery

2014 Compact Prints, Umbrella Studios, Townsville, then travelling nationally and internationally

2014 Postcards from the North and South, Umbrella Studios, Townsville, Firestation Print Studio, Armidale, Vic and Cork Printmakers Gallery, Ireland

2014 XOXO, Artroom@Vivo, Palm Cove

2014 Of Sense and Sensibilities, Canopy Art Centre, Cairns

2013/14 Sentinels, KickArts Contemporary Arts and Tablelands Regional Gallery 
2013 Heat and Serve, Curator's Choice, KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns
2013 Starkers: from naked to nude, Canopy Art Centre, Cairns
2013 Conform/Confront, Honk Kong Graphic Arts Fiesta
2013 Paper: Works on and of, Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns

2013 Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne  (with David Gatiss and Don Gore)

2013 Asian Influence, Canopy Artspace, Cairns (scheduled July)

2013 Inside / Out: Mapping spiritual journeys, c.1907, Cairns and touring Qld via ArtsLink, 2014 & 2015

2013 Body Languages, Artroom @ Vivo, Palm Cove

2013 States of Play, Circa 1907 and Canopy Artspace, Cairns

2013 Collecting in the Tropics, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

2013 Sense of Place, Canopy Artspace, Cairns

2013 NIAN, Reef Hotel Casino Foyer, Cairns

2012 Curator’s Choice, Kickarts Contemporary Arts, Cairns

2012 Inkmasters Print Exhibition 2012

2012 Black and White, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville

2012 Compact Prints, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville

2012 That’s Life, James Cook University Library, Cairns

2012 Works on Paper, Circa 1907, Cairns

2011 The Bag: Object or Obsession, Circa 1907, Cairns

2011-12 Impress:Body to Body, Cairns Regional Gallery Tablelands Regional Gallery and Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

2011 Epicurious, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne

2011 25 Women, Artspaced, Townsville

2011 Place and Being, Artspaced, Townsville

2011 Epicurious, Artroom @ Vivo, Palm Cove

2011 Birds of a Feather, Cairns Regional Gallery

2010 Wonderland, Artroom @ Vivo, Palm Cove

1998 Printmaking to Postcards, The Gallery at Werribee South

1996 Matchbox Exhibition, Grand Central Gallery, Melbourne

1989 Master Printmakers of Australia, Solander Gallery, ACT

1988 Paris International Print Group, Congress Square Gallery, Maine, USA

1985 17 Artists, Caulfield Arts Centre, Melbourne

1985 Staff and Post Graduate Students, Gippsland IAE, La Trobe Valley Arts Centre, Vic

1982 Intaglio Gallery, London

1982 Self Portraits, Field Workshop, Melbourne

1981 Four Melbourne Printmakers, Tynte Gallery, Adelaide

1981 Printmakers Gallery and Workshop, Brisbane

1981 Cite Internationale des arts, Paris

1980 Cross Section 80, Amp Centre, Melbourne

Awards & Grants

1981 Moya Dyring Studio residency, Cite Internationale des arts, Paris


National Gallery of Australia                                               

Cite Internationale des arts, Paris

Artbank Australia                                                                      

Hawthorn Institute of Education

Hamilton Collection - Australian Prints in Schools  

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

La Trobe Valley Regional Art Gallery                              

Victorian College of the Arts School

Private collections in Australia & overseas

Selected References 

2013 Margaret Genever and Laurel McKenzie: Body Languages, Review by Anne Lord, Imprint, Vol 38 number 3, p. 30

2010 The Age (Melbourne) Magazine, October, Review by Penny Webb

2008 The Age (Melbourne) Magazine, October, Review by Penny Webb       

2006 Imprint, Summer. Girlie! Review by Juliana Doupe.

2006 The New McCulloch’s Encyclopaedia of Australian Art, 4th edition, McCulloch, S, McCulloch Childs, E & McCulloch, A. Aus Art Editions & Miegunyah Press, Vic.

1994 & 2006 The Encyclopaedia of Australian Art, 3rd edition, McCulloch, S. Allen & Unwin.

1997 Dictionary of Women Artists of Australia, Germaine, M. Craftsman House.

1982 & 1988 Directory of Australian Printmakers, Print Council of Australia.

1985 Women 150, Catalogue of 150 Victorian Women Artists, Women 150.