Wendy Grace



Wendy Grace is an artist living in Melbourne. Her practice centres on photography and painting creating works inspired by the natural landscape. The contours, textures and colours that reflect Nature's cycles of life and the process of growth and change from the foundations of her work. Wendy's fascination for the patterns of nature can be seen in her organic, abstract compositions of translucent paint on paper and canvas.


Wendy's work has been included in group, and individual exhibitions in commercial and regional galleries in Australia and her work selected as a finalist in national competitions and prizes. She attended RMIT University where she attained her Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours Degree. Her work is represented on the Mornington Peninsula by Manyung Gallery Group where she currently has paintings on display.




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



2018      Feels like summer, Manyung Gallery Sorrento, Sorrento.
2018      Quiet Rhythms, Sinclair + May, Melbourne
2018      Paperbark tales, Walker St Gallery & Arts Centre, City of Dandenong
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



2018     Art in Science, ACMD Art Prize, Finalist, St Vincent's Hospital Gallery; Melbourne
2018     Open Art Prize, Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston
2017     Art in Science, ACMD Art Prize - Finalist, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
2017     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



2018      SMALL, fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne Vic
2018      9 by 5 Exhibition, Walker St Gallery, Dandenong Vic
2018      Resident artists’ exhibition, Heritage Hill Museum, Dandenong Vic
2018      Rhythm of summer, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento & Flinders Vic
2017      9 by 5 Exhibition, Walker St Gallery, Dandenong Vic 
2017      Land, Sea and Sky, Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza Vic 
2017      Singleton Art Prize, Singleton, NSW 
2017      She, Walker St Gallery and Arts Centre, Dandenong Vic 
2016       9 by 5 Exhibition, Walker St Gallery, Dandenong Vic 
2016       Australia Wild Art Awards, Sherbrook Gallery, Belgrave, Vic. 
2016       Singleton Art Prize, Singleton, NSW 
2016       In Flux, Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne 
2016       Manyung Gallery, Sorrento Vic 
2015       Panoply Gallery, Melbourne, Vic 
2015       69 Smith St Gallery, Melbourne, Vic 
2015       Fusion Fine Arts, Subiaco WA 
2015       On Paper, Manyung Gallery Mt.Eliza, Vic 
2014       9 by 5, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong 
2014       Summer Sorbet, Fusion Fine Arts, Subiaco WA 
2014       Colours of Spring, Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza 
2014       Sustainable Living Festival, West Beach Bathers Pavilion, Melbourne 
2013       Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza 
2013       69fifteen, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne 
2013       In Bloom, Gallery eight, Sydney, NSW 
2013       Creative Sustainability, Gallery St.Kilda Town Hall, Melbourne 
2013       Salon des Refusés, Bay of Fires Art Prize, TAS 
2013       Vale St Studio Artist’s Exhibition, Vale St Studios Melbourne 
2012       Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza & Sorrento Vic 
2012       Open Studio, Vale St Studios, Melbourne 
2012       Art Melbourne, Exhibition buildings, Melbourne 
2012       Antipodes, Gallery Ranfurlie, Melbourne 
2011       Small Works, Carbon Black Gallery Melbourne 
2011       Manyung Gallery, Sorrento 
2011       New Paint, Subject Matter Art Space, Melbourne 
2011       Vale Street Studio Artists, the Gallery St Kilda Town Hall, Melbourne 
2011       Seek, Level 17 Art space, Victoria University, Melbourne 
2011       Medium Vinyl, Hardware Gallery, Sydney, NSW 
2011       Autumnal Equinox – Photographic Exhibition, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne 
2010       Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza 
2010       A little bit of summer, Breathing Colours Gallery, Sydney 
2010      Belle Arti, Chapman & Bailey Art Award, Metro Arts, Brisbane 
2010      Black & White, Pigment Gallery, Melbourne 
2010      Medium Vinyl, Hardware Gallery, Sydney 
2010      Launch 3, Carbon Black Gallery, Melbourne 
2009      Sara Roney Gallery, Sydney, NSW 
2009      The Collectors’ Exhibition, Steps Gallery, Melbourne 
2009      Kodak Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne 
2009      Pinhole, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne 
2009      Coffs Harbour Postcard Show, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour, NSW 
2008      Botanica 08, Pigment Gallery, Melbourne, 
2008      Things @ Kings, King Street gallery, Melbourne, 
2008      B&W shades of grey, Pigment Gallery, Melbourne 
2008      Déjà vu, Gardner Galleries, Melbourne, 
2008      Kodak Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne. 
2007      Unusual Contexts, Area Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne 
2007      Works of paper, Imp Exhibition Space, Melbourne 
2007      Linden Postcard Show, Linden Gallery, Melbourne 
2006      Summer Samples, Intrude Gallery, Melbourne 
2006      Graduate Exhibition, Rmit University, Melbourne 
2005      New Collectables, first site RMIT Union Gallery Melbourne, 
2005      Beneath the Surface, Fire Station Melbourne 
2004      Cardigan, the Foundry, Melbourne, 
2004      Couch Art, Area Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne



2018      Commission painting private residence
2018      Commission paintings Wooded Hollow series, Rose Chapel, Gardner Wetherill & Associates NSW
2017       Museum of Lost Public Notice Project participant, coordinated by David Dellafiora and Phil Edwards,
2017       George Paton Gallery, Melbourne University.
 2017      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



Neill C. 2018. Dandenong Star Journal, 2 July,p. 18 https://dandenong.starcommunity.com.auRogers L. 2017, 'Manyung ends year on high note' Mornington Peninsuala Magazine, p. 97
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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Associated Exhibitions

Wendy Grace | Feels Like Summer
Manyung Gallery Sorrento
22 November - 27 November, 2018
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Sea, Sky, and Space
A Group Exhibition
13 January - 24 January, 2018
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'Of The Sea' - Group Exhibition Of Sculpture & Paintings
Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza
20 October - 31 October, 2017
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Kirrily Anderson & Wendy Grace
Manyung Gallery Sorrento
13 January - 25 January, 2017
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Winter's Song by Wendy Grace
Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza
9 September - 21 September, 2016
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March Group Exhibition
Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza
11 March - 29 March, 2016
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Festive Christmas Exhibition
Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza
26 November - 24 December, 2015
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Sorrento Christmas Exhibition
Manyung Gallery Sorrento
27 November - 20 December, 2015
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On Paper Exhibition
Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza
7 February - 1 March, 2015
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28 November - 31 December, 2014
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Coastal With A Twist
Mixed Christmas Exhibition

Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza
28 November - 24 December, 2014
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Fluid Boundaries
Manyung Gallery Sorrento
11 October - 31 October, 2014
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The Colours of Spring
Mount Eliza Gallery
6 September - 28 September, 2014
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Wendy Grace and Monica Adams - Memory Traces
Manyung at Sorrento
26 October - 14 November, 2013
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Autumn Exhibition
5 April - 28 April, 2013
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Christmas Exhibition
30 November - 30 December, 2012
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