613 Stanley St, Woolloongabba Qld 4102
p: +61 7 3891 5551 ~ e: email@wag.com.au
open hours:
Tuesday - Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-3pm
Other times by appointment

Clare Purser

Bio

Web www.clarepurser.com
instagram @clarepurserstudio 

Education

1996 Bachelor of Art with Honours, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane

1993-95 Bachelor of Art, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane

1991 Certificate of Art and Design, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane

Awards

2020 Finalist, Elaine Bermingham National Watercolour Prize, Griffith University, Brisbane QLD 2019 Commendation, The Hawkesbury Art Prize NSW

2018 Finalist, The Morris Art Prize, The Gold Coast QLD

2018 Finalist, Moreton Bay Region Art Awards, Pine Rivers Art Gallery QLD

2017 Highly Commended Award, 30 x 30 Art Piece Art Award, Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby NSW

2017 Finalist, The Brisbane Art Prize, Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane

2017 Finalist, Moreton Bay Region Art Awards, Pine Rivers Art Gallery,

2016 Winner, Milburn Art Award, Metcalfe Gallery, Brisbane Institute of Art, Brisbane

2016 Finalist, The Brisbane Art Prize, The Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane

2016 Finalist, Moreton Bay Region Art Awards, Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Strathpine

2015 Finalist, Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2015, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Caloundra

2015 Finalist, Milburn Art Award, Metcalfe Gallery, Brisbane Institute of Art, Brisbane

2015 Finalist, Moreton Bay Region Art Awards, Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Strathpine

2014 Finalist, Redland Art Awards, Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland

2014 Finalist, Lethbridge 10 000 - Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane

2004 Winner, The Jack McClure Memorial Award, The Pumphouse North Shore Art Awards, Takapuna, Auckland

1996 Winner, The Tweed Valley Art Prize for Painting, Tweed Valley Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah, New South Wales

Individual Exhibitions

2017 Between Land & Sea Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane

2016 To The Island, The Manly Gallery, Manly, Brisbane, Australia

2004 Land Water Sky, The Depot Artspace, Devonport, Auckland

2003 Night Sailing, Doggett Street Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

1999 Departure, Doggett Street Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

Recent Group Exhibitions 

2020 Getting Away From It All, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane QLD

2020 The Tiny Art Show, Purple Noon Gallery, Hawkesbury NSW

2019 Landscapes, Clare Purser & Emily Persson, Studio Direct, Michael Reid Art, Surry Hills NSW 2019 Share the Dignity, The Happenstore, Annandale NSW

2019 Saving Toondah, Artists for Moreton Bay, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane QLD

2019 Studio Direct, Michael Reid Art, Murrurundi NSW

2019 Survival, Clare Purser & Mandy Francis, Walcha Gallery of Art, Walcha NSW

2019 There From Here, The Third Quarter, Paddington, Brisbane QLD

2019 A Tree in the House, Walcha Gallery of Art, NSW

2019 Tidal, Nine Artists in response to a five day artists residency at the Marine Research Centre,
North Stradbroke, Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland QLD

2018 The Christmas Exhibition, Walcha Gallery Of Art, Walcha NSW

2018 Drawn In, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane QLD

2017 The Glass Houses, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Caboolture QLD

2017 Woolloongabba Art Gallery Xmas Show 2017, Brisbane QLD

2017 Anthea Polson Art Christmas Exhibition, Main Beach QLD

2017 Summer Smalls, Southern Buoy Studios, Mornington VIC

2016 Artists Choice, Anthea Polson Art, Main Beach, Brisbane

2016 23 Degrees, A Landscape Exhibition, Woollongabba Art Gallery, Woollongabba

2015 LoveScape, Lovelove Studio, Milton, Brisbane

2014 Depot Artspace Members Show, The Depot Artspace, Devonport, Auckland

2012 Vernacular Landscapes, The Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, Devonport, Auckland

2010 Small Studies, Paintings by Clare Purser & Robyn Gibson, Satellite Gallery, Auckland

2009 The Landscape Within, The Depot Artspace, Devonport, Auckland

2008 100 Women Self Portraits, Oz Gallery, Ponsonby, Auckland

 

Residencies

2019 ‘The Tidal Collective’ nine artists on Bribie Island, QLD for five days – revisiting Fairweather

2018 ‘Tidal’, nine artists engaged in five days of intensive research at the Marine Research Centre, North Stradbroke Island QLD

2017 Artist in Residence, The Drawing Room, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery QLD

Public Collections

2018 The Moreton Bay Regional Council Art Collection, Moreton Bay QLD

2020 Australian Unity Art Collection

Recent Publications

‘Considerations of place and belonging; Australia and the idea of ‘landscape’’, Alicia Lane, print catalogue, 23 Degrees, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, 2016

Milburn Art Prize ‘Judge’s Comments’ by Pat Hoffie, online catalogue, Milburn Art Prize, 2016 https://brisart.org/index.php/enter/judges-comments

‘The Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2015’, exhibition print catalogue, The Sunshine Coast Council

‘41 finalists contest for prestigious Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2D category’, My Sunshine Coast,

16th June 2015, online - http://mysunshinecoast.com.au/news/news-display/41-finalists-contest-for-prestigious-sunshine-coast-art-prize-2d-category,38840

‘Redland Art Awards 2014’, exhibition print catalogue, Redland Art Gallery

‘Vernacular Landscapes at the Torpedo Bay Navy Museum’ by Erin Forsyth, The Depot Press 2nd October, 2012, online - https://nzculturalgenealogymapping.wordpress.com

‘Small Studies’, The Auckland Herald, 2nd September, 2010, New Zealand, online - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/aucklander/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503372&objectid=11001689

‘Big scope in small art shows’, T.J. McNamara, The New Zealand Herald, New Zealand, 25th September, 2010, online - http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10676040

‘Small Studies’, The Big Idea, New Zealand, 1st September, 2010, online - https://www.thebigidea.nz/news/whats-on-show-reviews/2010/sep/73981-small-studies

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