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You can contact Irene on mobile 0432 965 789

or email harmsworthdesigns@gmail.com

BIO & CV Background:
My artwork practice started once I left Melbourne and moved to Sydney, after gaining formal art education Diploma Fine Arts. I operated an art studio in Sydney where I sketched and painted for art collectors – mainly portraits.  In the early to mid-2000’s I worked as a Graphic designer and illustrator/painter for Mining NSW and later for Navy Defence NSW, Nowra. In Victoria I was selected for various exhibitions and competitions, such as “Art Town” in South Yarra, Melbourne.  At the Ballarat Regional Art Gallery and Avoca I was selected for group exhibitions with my paintings and drawings. In 2022 exhibitions both in the local Library /Gallery at Batemans Bay NSW, and international Group exhibition for Collect Art and Boomer Gallery London with mixed media and Digital Design artwork. I enjoy developing my artwork and exploring a variety of mixed media art formats.  I now live in Southern NSW

Exhibitions:

2023 Bridal Painting July 2023 selected as a finalist in Miami, Florida Art Pavilion by the Circle Foundation for the Arts https://portraitpaintings.com.au/cv/

2023 Reflections on Nature, Before they disappear – selected for group exhibition/display by Nature Art Lab, Canberra. 2-12 February 2023 at The Old Barn Gallery, Pialligo, ACT.

https://www.pialligooldbarngallery.com/july-exhibitions?lightbox=dataItem-ld26nfv0

2022 Boomer Gallery London UK , selected artwork Digital Design & Mixed Media included in group exhibition dates 11th November till 16th November Gallery space in Tower Bridge London.

2022 Collect Art selected for on line group exhibition Exibition+Magazine under the theme ‘In the City’ October 1st, closing date November 1st. https://www.collectartwork.org

2022 Painting “Magpies, Moths and Lace “selected for opening exhibition at the Bay Pavilions Art Precinct  Clyde Gallery (Batemans Bay NSW) month of June 2022

2022    My Life Through Paintings Batemans Bay Library 1 Feb-4 March 2022
2021   The Gallery at Mogo NSW, Group Exhibition
2020   Gaffa Gallery Clarence Street Sydney, Exhibition in May was postponed due to the Coronavirus
           and rescheduled to 10-21 December 2020.
2016   Painting selected for group exhibition Fleurieu Food Wine & Art Prize Mclaren Vale Adelaide
2015   Painting – Group exhibition Ballarat Regional Art Gallery “Director’s cut”
2015   Drawing – Group exhibition Ballarat Regional Art Gallery – Back Space Gallery in
           conjunction with the visiting Archibald Prize Exhibition.
2015   Painting – Group exhibition Chapel off Chapel Street Gallery “Art Town” organized by the
           Stonington Council, also participated in live art throughout Chapel St.
2015   Paintings, Drawings & Prints display – Avoca (Victoria) Information Centre Gallery, depicting
           various historical themes in the Gold Rush located at Central Victoria & NSW.
2013   Paintings –  Group exhibition Pyrenees Art Exhibition in Avoca Victoria
2005   Paintings – Group exhibition Silos Winery Nowra NSW
2004   Painting – Precinct Gallery Berry NSW
2000   Painting Historic Theme “Gold Rush” – Parliament House NSW for Dept. of Mining NSW

Prizes, Awards & Art Competitions:
2020   Live in Art Gallery Gallery, Surry Hills Sydney, Invitation Art Prize, selected painting was also     displayed  at Double Bay Intercontinental Hotel.
2014   Selected Kennedy Arts Foundation for a Portrait Painting.
2013   1st Prize for a portrait Beaufort Agricultural Show
1980-81   Portrait Painting – selected for the Portia Geach portrait Prize

Art Workshop Demonstrations & Collections:
2021    Oyster Festival Narooma NSW – Watercolour Portraits from Life
2016    Peninsula Art Society (Mornington) – Portrait Demonstration
2010    Portrait painting from life demonstration Mt Best Community Centre, South Gippsland Victoria.
2006    Mural Paintings commissions – HMAS Albatross, Nowra NSW – located in various Squadrons
1998    Portrait Drawings Collection – State Library of the Northern Territory

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