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My art practice originated with a strong emphasis on woodcut printing and etching. More recently it involves working across multiple mediums incorporating drawing, print, sculpture and painting, experimenting with diverse materials and methods.

The work is about dual identities with a focus on human relationships and the extent to which we expose or hide our true identity in social encounters. Anthropomorphic elements in nature have provided a metaphor for human  connection and communication.  The simplification of forms at ambiguous scale and emphasis on the formal qualities of shape, space, colour and composition are explored in the construction of the works.

Education

2010 Master of Art, UNSW Art & Design, Sydney
2005 BFA (Honors), The National Art School, Sydney
2004 Bachelor of Fine Arts, The National Art School, Sydney
1987 Certificate in Colour and Design, The School of Colour and Design, Sydney

Collections

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

National Gallery of Australia, ACT

Manly Art Gallery and Museum, NSW

University collections: National Art School, Sydney; University of Art & Design (UNSW), Sydney

Dedaloe Centre for Contemporary Art, Pescara, Italy

The Museum of Douro, Alijo, Portugal

St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst, NSW

Private and corporate collections in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, UK, Europe, South Africa and USA

Publications

House & Garden article: Safe Harbour, May 2015, Pg. 124-129

‘Advanx Rushcutters Bay’ by Lindsay Bennelong Developments; limited edition book on artist profiles; 2011

‘Making Art Connections’ by Chris Bates; Pg. 77-78 & CD interview; McGraw-Hill Australia; 2011

Article by Michelle Watts published ‘Fonas’ Magazine; Spring 2009

‘House & Garden’ articles; June 2010. Pg. 94-101, August 2012, Pg. 123

‘Inside Out’ magazine, Mar-Apr 2012; Pg.104-105

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

Sydney Printmakers

Print Council of Australia

Copyright Agency / Viscopy

National Association for the Visual Arts

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Art Gallery of NSW

Exhibitions

2023

Sydney Printmakers 2023, Gallery Lane Cove, Sydney NSW

Brush and Matrix, Scieppan Gallery, Darlinghurst NSW

Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Carriageworks, Everleigh NSW

The Drawing Marathon Exhibition, Hill End Art Gallery, Hill End NSW

Convergent: The Hybrid Print, Articulate Project Space, Leichhardt NSW

Origin: The Place Where Something Begins, Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie NSW

2022

Sculptures in the Garden, Mudgee NSW

Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Carriageworks, Everleigh NSW

Contemplating Grace, Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Wahroonga NSW

2021

To the Edges – 60 years of Sydney Printmakers, Manly Art Gallery & Museum, NSW

2020

Remote, Gallery Lane Cove, Sydney NSW (Solo)

In the Shade II, Glasshouse Gallery, Port Macquarie NSW

In the Shade II, Gallery Lane Cove, Sydney NSW

Solidarity in Solitude, Gallery Lane Cove, Sydney NSW

Sydney Printmakers 2020, May Space, Sydney NSW

2019

Borderless, Sydney Printmakers at Megalo Print Studio and Gallery, Canberra ACT

A Poetry of Ideas in Print, Art Space on The Concourse, Chatswood NSW

Borderless, Sydney Printmakers at Megalo Print Studio Gallery, Kingston ACT

Continuum, See Street Gallery, Meadowbank NSW

2018

Unlimited Sydney, Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Carriageworks, Eveleigh, NSW

In the Shade: Sydney Printmakers, Umbrella Studios, Townsville, QLD

Sydney Printmakers 2018, Artsite Gallery, Chippendale, NSW

2017

Sydney Printmakers: Selected works from 30 members’, Gallery 43, Wagga Wagga NSW

Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Carriageworks, Eveleigh, NSW

Partners in Print: Inkmasters Cairns and Sydney Printmakers, KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns QLD

Partners in Print: Inkmasters Cairns and Sydney Printmakers, Janet Clayton Gallery, Sydney NSW

Sydney Printmakers – Printmaker Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne, VIC

2016

Sydney Printmakers – celebrating 55 years 1961-2016, The Art Vault, Mildura, VIC

Sydney Printmakers – celebrating 55 years 1961-2016, Artsite, Sydney NSW

2015

Fun and Games, Gallery Lane Cove, Sydney NSW

Finalist, Gippsland Print Award, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, VIC

Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Carriageworks, Everleigh, NSW

2014

Boundless and Borderless, Tainan National University of the Arts, Tainan City, Taiwan

Abundance, Art Space on the Concourse, Chatswood, NSW (Solo)

International Invitational Mini Prints, College of Arts, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

Abundance, Gallery 43, Wagga Wagga, NSW (Solo)

Antipodes, NorthArt Gallery, Aukland, NZ

Antipodes, Pine Street Gallery, Sydney NSW

On the same Page, See Street Gallery, Meadowbank NSW

On the same Page, Henry Jones IXL Atrium Hobart, TAS

2013

12×12, Portland Arts Centre, Portland, VIC

25×25: Contemporary Japanese and Australian Printmaking, Japan Foundation Gallery, Sydney NSW

Patterns & Structures: Angela Hayson and Thea Weiss, Xavier Art Space, Darlinghurst NSW

Boundless and Borderless, Exchange Print Portfolio, Pine Street Gallery, Chippendale, NSW

Boundless and Borderless, Exchange Print Portfolio, The Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario, Canada

2012

Landscape: Projections, Kudos Gallery, Paddington NSW

6th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, Alijo, Portugal

2011

Together in Harmony, Korea Foundation Culture Centre, Seoul, Korea

Residency Exhibition, Skopelos Foundation For The Arts, Skopelos Island, Greece

200K West: Fowlers Gap, Cofa Space, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Paddington

2010

5th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, Alijo, Portugal

Fonas Annual Plate Show, The National Art School, Sydney NSW

Done & Dusted, Cofa Space, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Paddington NSW

2009

Packsaddle, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW

For Art’s Sake, FRANS Inc., Addison Rd Gallery, Marrickville, NSW

Done & Dusted, Cofa Space, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Sydney NSW

Evolution: Angela Hayson, Andrew Totman & Martin Stanley, Depot II Gallery, Sydney NSW

Seeds of Abundance, Depot II Gallery, Waterloo, Sydney NSW (Solo)

Finalist, National Print Awards, Tweed River Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW   

Annual Art Exhibition, St. Ignatius College, Riverview, Sydney NSW

Drawcard 09, National Art School Gallery, Sydney NSW

2008

Printworks, Megalo Gallery, Canberra Technology Park, ACT

Printmaking Today, Dedaloe Centre for Contemporary Art, Pescara, Italy

Works on Paper: Angela Hayson, Andrew Totman & Martin Stanley, Depot II Gallery, Sydney NSW

2007

Works from the Studio, Lancaster Press, Melbourne, VIC

The Capitals Project, Han Jun Arts Centre, Seoul, South Korea

Black & White, Gallery Soho, Central, Hong Kong

Watermark, Mary Place Gallery, Paddington, NSW

Annual Art Exhibition, The Kings School, Parramatta

ArtWalk Hong Kong, Gallery Soho, Central, Hong Kong

2006

Packsaddle, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW

Angela Hayson: Etchings at Poliform Sydney, Surry Hills, NSW

Transitions, Mary Place Gallery, Paddington, NSW

Annual Art Exhibition, St. Ignatius College, Riverview NSW

2005

Natural Selection: Award for Excellence, Australian Galleries, Paddington, NSW

Sydney Art ‘05, Moore Park, Sydney NSW

ASX-Reuters / Fonas, Exchange Square, Sydney NSW

The Honors Degree Show, National Art School, Sydney NSW