Wendy Grace

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Wendy  Grace Fluttering Around My Ankles
Fluttering Around My Ankles
watercolour on paper (unframed)
76 x 56 cm
Wendy  Grace Mingling with Beautys Breath
Mingling with Beauty's Breath
acrylic on canvas
76 x 61 cm
Wendy  Grace Between You and Me
Between You and Me
watercolour on paper (unframed)
76 x 56 cm
Wendy  Grace Like a Dream You Remain Invisible
Like a Dream You Remain Invisible
watercolour on paper
76 x 56 cm
Wendy  Grace Lovers Tumble
Lovers Tumble
watercolour on paper
76 x 56 cm
Wendy  Grace Quiet Rhythms 6
Quiet Rhythms 6
acrylic on canvas
78 x 66 cm
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Wendy  Grace

Wendy Grace

Wendy Grace Biography

Wendy Grace is a Melbourne based artist, whose practice centres around painting and photography. She graduated with a BFA (Painting) and her Honours degree (first class) from RMIT University. She has exhibited her work extensively in solo and group exhibitions and has regularly been selected as a finalist in national and regional competitions and prizes; most recently the recipient of the Frankston Arts Centre Open Art Prize 2016.


Grace's abstract paintings are inspired by the synthesis of colour, texture and forms found in the natural landscape. Her fascination for the landscape and the colours and patterns of nature are evident in her organic, translucent large and small scale paintings on paper and canvas that respond to Nature's cycles of life, suggesting the process of growth and change.


Wendy Grace Resumé


2007      Bachelor of Fine Art Honours, First Class, RMIT University
2006      Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) with Distinction RMIT University
2004      Diploma of Visual Arts, RMIT University


2017      Sense of Place, Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston
2017      Sirenuse, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento
2016      Winters Song, Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza
2015      Soft Edges, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento
2014      Fluid Boundaries, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento
2014      Here & Now, Cambridge Gallery, Melbourne
2013      Memory Traces, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento
2012      Phantom Fields, Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza Vic
2011      Hint of spring, Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza Vic
2010      Cycles, Carbon Black Gallery, Melbourne
2009      Water’s Edge, Louey & Lane, Melbourne
2008      Leaving it open, Red Gallery, Melbourne
2008      Heading South, Bayside Council Corporate Centre, Melbourne
2007      Slipstream, first site RMIT Union Gallery Melbourne



2017    Art in Science, ACMD Art Prize - Finalist, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

            Spiritual Art Prize, Recipient, Collins Street Baptist Church, Melbourne

2016     ANL Maritime Art Awards, Finalist, the Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Melbourne

2016     Art in Science, ACMD Art Prize - Finalist, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

2016     Space, Recipient, Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston

2016     She, Finalist, Walker St Gallery & Arts Centre, Dandenong Vic

2014     Redland Art Awards Finalist, Redland Art Awards, Redland Art Gallery, QLD

2014     Waverley Art Prize, Finalist, Waverley Woollahra Art School, Bondi, NSW

2014     She, Finalist, Walker St Gallery & Arts Centre, Dandenong, Vic

2014     Ficifolia Art Exhibition, Highly Commended, Drouin Community Chambers, Drouin VIC

2013     Outback Open Art Prize, Finalist Broken Hill Regional Gallery, NSW

2013     She, Finalist, Walker St Gallery and Arts Centre, Dandenong Vic

2012     Redland Art Awards Finalist, Redland Art Gallery, QLD

2012     St George Art Awards Finalist, Hurstville Museum and Gallery, NSW

2010     Outback Open Art Prize Finalist, Broken Hill Regional Gallery, NSW

2010     City of Albany Art Prize Finalist, Albany WA

2008     The Money Myth Finalist, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Melbourne

2007     Biennial Art Competition Finalist, Box Hill Community Art Centre Melbourne

2007     6o Art Prize, Human Landscape Finalist, Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston

2004     1st Prize My Favorite Place Postcard Exhibition, Tivoli Artspace, Melbourne



 2017      9 by 5 Exhibition, Walker St Gallery, Dandenong Vic 

               Land, Sea and Sky, Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza Vic 
               Singleton Art Prize, Singleton, NSW 
               She, Walker St Gallery and Arts Centre, Dandenong Vic 
2016       9 by 5 Exhibition, Walker St Gallery, Dandenong Vic 
               Australia Wild Art Awards, Sherbrook Gallery, Belgrave, Vic. 
               Singleton Art Prize, Singleton, NSW 
               In Flux, Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne 
               Manyung Gallery, Sorrento Vic 
2015       Panoply Gallery, Melbourne, Vic 
               69 Smith St Gallery, Melbourne, Vic 
               Fusion Fine Arts, Subiaco WA 
               On Paper, Manyung Gallery Mt.Eliza, Vic 
2014       9 by 5, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong 
               Summer Sorbet, Fusion Fine Arts, Subiaco WA 
               Colours of Spring, Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza 
               Sustainable Living Festival, West Beach Bathers Pavilion, Melbourne 
2013       Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza 
               69fifteen, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne 
               In Bloom, Gallery eight, Sydney, NSW 
               Creative Sustainability, Gallery St.Kilda Town Hall, Melbourne 
               Salon des Refusés, Bay of Fires Art Prize, TAS 
               Vale St Studio Artist’s Exhibition, Vale St Studios Melbourne 
2012       Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza & Sorrento Vic 
               Open Studio, Vale St Studios, Melbourne 
               Art Melbourne, Exhibition buildings, Melbourne 
               Antipodes, Gallery Ranfurlie, Melbourne 
2011       Small Works, Carbon Black Gallery Melbourne 
               Manyung Gallery, Sorrento 
               New Paint, Subject Matter Art Space, Melbourne 
               Vale Street Studio Artists, the Gallery St Kilda Town Hall, Melbourne 
               Seek, Level 17 Art space, Victoria University, Melbourne 
               Medium Vinyl, Hardware Gallery, Sydney, NSW 
               Autumnal Equinox – Photographic Exhibition, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne 
2010       Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza 
               A little bit of summer, Breathing Colours Gallery, Sydney 
               Belle Arti, Chapman & Bailey Art Award, Metro Arts, Brisbane 
               Black & White, Pigment Gallery, Melbourne 
               Medium Vinyl, Hardware Gallery, Sydney 
               Launch 3, Carbon Black Gallery, Melbourne 
2009       Sara Roney Gallery, Sydney, NSW 
               The Collectors’ Exhibition, Steps Gallery, Melbourne 
               Kodak Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne 
               Pinhole, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne 
               Coffs Harbour Postcard Show, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour, NSW 
2008       Botanica 08, Pigment Gallery, Melbourne, 
               Things @ Kings, King Street gallery, Melbourne, 
               B&W shades of grey, Pigment Gallery, Melbourne 
               Déjà vu, Gardner Galleries, Melbourne, 
               Kodak Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne. 
2007       Unusual Contexts, Area Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne 
               Works of paper, Imp Exhibition Space, Melbourne 
               Linden Postcard Show, Linden Gallery, Melbourne 
2006       Summer Samples, Intrude Gallery, Melbourne 
               Graduate Exhibition, Rmit University, Melbourne 
2005       New Collectables, first site RMIT Union Gallery Melbourne, 
               Beneath the Surface, Fire Station Melbourne 
2004       Cardigan, the Foundry, Melbourne, 
               Couch Art, Area Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne


2017       Museum of Lost Public Notice Project participant, coordinated by David Dellafiora and Phil Edwards,
               George Paton Gallery, Melbourne University.
               Commission paintings private residence 2017
2016       Maibaum for Hanna, Installation, Small Space, La Niche, Melbourne
2015       Commission painting private residence
2014       Commission paintings Friday’s Child, Oberon Estate, Merrijig, Vic
2011       Commission painting, private residence, 2009, 2006, 2005 and 2004


2017       Mentoring resident artist at Heritage Hill Museum and Arts Centre, Dandenong Vic


2017       Heritage Hill Museum, City of Greater Dandenong, Dandenong Vic


Tatman C. 2017, 'Sense of Wonder' Frankston Leader 21 August, p.15
2017 'She Opens the door to female artists with fresh look' The Dandenong Journal, 16 March, p3 http://dandenong.starcommunity.com.au/journal/2017-03-16/she-opens-the-door-to-female-artists/
Rogers L. 2016, ‘Colour Texture and Synergy’ Mornington Peninsula Magazine, p 67
Tatman C. 2016, ‘Art is Open to Analysis’ Frankston Leader 15 August, p. 17, Mornington Leader 16 August.
2013 ‘Creating Memories’ Mornington News 29th October, p52 Southern Peninsula News p.37
Grace W. 2012, ‘A summer of art at Manyung’, Sorrento village life summer 2012-2013 p.12
McCauley D. 2012, ‘Artists share their studio space and their talents’, 2 October, p. 3
2012,'See & Do' Port Phillip Review 3 October, p.17
Spalding S. 2011, 'Artists honing skills' Port Phillip Leader, 23 August, p 8
Clark-Kennedy J. 2011, 'New art heralds season's change', Mornington News, 28 July - 10 August, p.3
Rainforth D. 2011, ‘Giving a bean to change a life’, The Age, 6 July, p.15
2010, ‘Art, A little bit of summer,’ Village Voice, Courier Newspapers, December, p. 12.
2010 ‘Brightening up a washed out summer’, Inner West Courier, Inner City Edition, 7 December, p.1.
2010, ‘See & Do’, Melbourne Weekly, 21-27 July, p.4.
Ryan L. 2010 ‘The art of seasonal changes’, Port Phillip Leader 18th May, p.30.
Ryan L. 2010 'an abstract capturing of the rhythms of life', Stonnington Leader, 18 May, p.8.
2010, ‘art & about’, Melbourne Weekly, 5 May, p.37
2009, ‘Capturing Nature’, Caulfield Glen Eira Leader, 24 November, p.7.
2009, ‘Second Nature’, Melbourne Weekly Bayside, 18 November, p. 6.
Backhouse M .2008, ‘Art around the galleries’, The Age, 7 June, p. 10, 2008
Awadalla A.2008 ‘Inspired by nature’, The Bayside Leader 24 June, p.41.
'Fresh waters provide new fish’, Heidelberg Leader, 1 April, p.14, 2005


Rare Book collections, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne. Rydges Hotels & Resorts,
RMIT University, Private Collections Melbourne, Malaysia and USA

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