Heather Ellyard Photo Title : Heather Shain Ellyard
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curriculum vitae

1939 born Boston USA
1961 BSc Simmons College Boston USA
1970 migrated to Canberra AUSTRALIA
1970 - 2003 p/t lecturer art schools Canberra, Adelaide, Melbourne
1974 -1976 art reviewer ABC radio
1976 -1979 resident Papua New Guinea
1985 -1989 board of Artbank, Sydney
1985 -onward writer, art publications
1986 Forum speaker Artists Week, Adelaide Festival
1994 video from ash into metaphor

solo shows 1974 – 2010

2010 even for colour Wilson Street Gallery, Sydney
2009 I made a heap of all i could find, Kristian Pithie Gallery, Melbourne
2009 The Children's Room, Kristian Pithie Gallery, Melbourne
2008 seasonal fields and residues Wilson Street Gallery, Sydney
2006 inventories and commentaries Span Galleries, Melbourne
2003 mnemonic sights Span Galleries, Melbourne
2003 the other show (domestic revelations) Jewish Museum of Australia, Melbourne
2000 accumulations at eye level Span Galleries, Melbourne
1999 lucid dreaming Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
1998 commentaries in another language Jewish Museum of Australia, Melbourne
1998 entering the Hebraic Zone Span Galleries, Melbourne
1995 entering the Hebraic Zone Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
1993 systems/subversions (a self-portrait in pieces) Luba Bilu Gallery, Melbourne
1993 systems/subversions version 2 Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
1991 from ash into metaphor Luba Bilu Gallery, Melbourne
1989 anima rising part 2 Painters Gallery, Sydney
1988 anima rising Bonython-Meadmore Gallery, Adelaide
1987 fragments and constructions Bonython-Meadmore Gallery, Adelaide
1985 sanctuaries and transfigurations Bonython-Meadmore Gallery, Adelaide
1983 eventually the whole is more than the sum of its parts Roundspace, Adelaide
1982 there is a need to remember Roundspace, Adelaide
1981 sacred boards and scrolls Roundspace, Adelaide
1977 soft walls Abraxas Gallery, Canberra
1974 long day's journey Macquarie Galleries, Canberra

group shows 1975 - 2010

46 group shows throughout Australia
1995 Exposition d’Art Contemporain Euro Inter Art, Paris
2002 We Are Australian Durban, South Africa


1994 Creative Development Grant, VACB of Australia Council
1988 Project Grant, VACB of Australia Council
1985 Artists’ Grant, South Australian Dept. for the Arts

commissions (selected)

2007 New Under the Sun Jewish Museum of Australia, Melbourne
2003 Under the Covers Jewish Museum of Australia, Melbourne
1999 Permanent Judaic Timeline Jewish Museum of Australia, Melbourne
1991 No Going Back brochure image, Melbourne Theatre Co.
1991 Damned if We Do by Dorothy Broom, cover art, Allan and Unwin, publ.
1989 Angry Women Anthology cover art, Hale and Iremonger, publ.
1988 Museum Views outside wall painting, South Australian Museum, Adelaide
1975 Australia ’75 mural for amphitheatre, Sculpture Garden, Canberra


  National Gallery of Australia
Commonwealth Parliament House Collection
Artbank, Australia
Art Gallery of South Australia
Office of the Premier of South Australia
Commonwealth Banking Corp. South Australia
University of South Australia
Taxation Dept. Adelaide
Canberra College of Advanced Education
Monash University Medical Centre, Melbourne
Jewish Museum of Australia, Melbourne
private collections: Australia, Europe, Great Britain, Canada, USA


2010 Blake Prize fianlist (Archive of Sighs)
2000 Blake Prize finalist (difficult scaffold for peace)
1987 Whyalla Prize winner Special Prize
1984 Canberra Times National Art Award
1983 Blake Prize finalist
1973 Canberra Day Art Prize

bibliography (selected)

2010 Wilson Street Quarterly (summer)
2006 ARTLINK, Volume 26 No 3
1996 New Visions New Perspectives, Anna Voigt, Craftsman House publ.
1994 Images 2: Contemporary Painting, Neville Drury, Craftsman House
1992 New Art Seven, Neville Drury, Craftsman House
1992 Sight Lines, Sandy Kirby, Craftsman House


1994 from ash into metaphor Heather Ellyard


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