Visual Arts Practice: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking

Resides and works Mid North Coast NSW, Australia



MFA Research UNSW Art and Design


Cite International des Arts, Paris, UNSW Studio residency


Graduate Diploma Visual Art, Sydney College of the Arts


Diploma in Art, Newcastle College of Advanced Education, Newcastle


member Sydney Printmakers




Teaches North Coast Institute TAFE in painting, drawing, printmaking 1999-2015





Solo Exhibitions



Maitland Regional Art Gallery; Walking through the space of landscape; Maitland, NSW


Grafton Regional Gallery; Retracing Memory; Grafton, NSW


Tamworth Regional Gallery; In Conversation: The Nymphéas, Tamworth NSW


BMG art, Adelaide, S.A

Cite des Arts, Open studio, Drawing as site, Paris, France

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Drawing as site, Paris and Giverny, Coffs Harbour NSW


Catherine Asquith Gallery, Mark and Place – the Space Between; Melbourne

Walcha Gallery of Art, Walcha, NSW


Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, A Silent Conversation, Coffs Harbour


BMG art, Aspects of Transience, Adelaide, South Australia

Catherine Asquith Gallery Resilience, Melbourne

Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie Layered Reference, Friends of the Gallery print commission


Catherine Asquith Gallery, Interplay, Melbourne

Tamworth Regional Gallery, Transience, Tamworth


Catherine Asquith Gallery,  New Territory Melbourne


Sydney art Darlington, Sydney, Marked in Time


BMG art, Adelaide South Australia


Robin Gibson Gallery, Layers of Association, Sydney


Flinders Lane Gallery, Encased in Memory, Melbourne

Galerie Gora, Montreal, Canada


Axia Modern Art, Melbourne


Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

Crawford Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney


BMG art,  New York Series Adelaide, South Australia


Flinders Lane  Gallery, Melbourne


Manning Regional Gallery, Estuary Series Taree, NSW

Bridge Street Gallery, Sydney New York Mono prints and Paintings



Guest artist Hampton Editions, Long Island, New York


BMG art, Adelaide, South Australia

Bridge Street Gallery, Sydney

Editions Galleries, South Melbourne


Editions Galleries, South Melbourne


BMG art, Woollahra, Sydney


Editions Galleries, South Melbourne

Painters Gallery, East Sydney




Two and Three Person Shows





Air, Space, Light- Contemporary Abstraction , Angus Nivison, Wendy Stokes, Michael Cusack Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie


Red Herrings John Miller Galleries, Newcastle, Stephen Killick, Geoff Maddams, Wendy Stokes


NSW Parliament House, Macquarie St  Sydney


Grafton Regional Gallery; Wendy Stokes paintings, ceramics J Kesby


Abstraction  Margery Edwards (New York paintings) and Wendy Stokes , Port Macquarie  Regional Gallery, NSW


Axia Modern Art, Melbourne;Wendy Stokes, Kate Briscoe, George Raftopolous






Invitational and Selected Award Exhibitions              



Partners in Print, Sydney Printmakers Kickarts Contemporary Arts, Cairns

6x6 Metropolis Gallery,Geelong


Printed in Australia, Spot 81, Chippendale

Fusion, Gallery Collection Port Macquarie Regional Gallery at Glasshouse

Sydney Printmakers, Art Vault Mildura, Vic

Sydney Printmakers 55 Years, Artsite Gallery, Camperdown, NSW



Boundless & Borderless: A Print Portfolio Exchange between Open Studio, Canada & Sydney Printmakers, Australia,Touring Exhibition in Taiwan​

Antipodes, Northart Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand and Pine Street Gallery, Chippendale




Air, Light, Space-Contemporary Abstraction, Port Macquarie Regional Gallery

25x25 Contemporary Japanese and Australian Printmaking, Japan Foundation, Sydney

Boundless and Borderless  Canada exchange exhibition, Open Studios, Pine Street Studio, Sydney



Finalist JADA, Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton touring exhibition

Sydney Printmakers Moree Plains, Maitland, Cowra, Wagga Wagga Regional Galleries

Surface Catherine Asquith Gallery at Depot Gallery Danks St, Waterloo

Finalist EMSLA, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery


Finalist Fleurieu Water Prize, South Australia

EMSLA Award, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

View Points -Approach to Landscape, Catherine Asquith Gallery , Melbourne

Hot off the Press, 50 years Sydney Printmakers, Manly Regional Museum and Art Gallery

Reflections, Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie

JADA Touring show

EMSLA Touring show, Muswellbrook, Taree Regional Galleries, NERAM.

Walcha Gallery of Art, Walcha

Invitation Print Portfolio, Grafton Regional Gallery

Sydney Printmakers 50th Anniversary show Manly Regional Museum and Art Gallery, Manly




JADA  Grafton Regional Gallery Touring exhibition

Finalist The Glover Prize, Tasmania  

Finalist The Alice Prize , Alice Springs

EMSLA, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery and touring show

JADA, Touring exhibition, Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton, NSW




Select- Port Macquarie Regional Gallery

Landscape- Catherine Asquith Gallery, Melbourne

Finalist, Country Energy Landscape Prize, Lismore Regional Gallery ,Lismore NSW

Finalist  Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery New South Wales, Sydney

Broken Hill Art Award, Broken Hill Regional Gallery

EMSLA, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery




Sydney Printmakers, Galerie Skara , Norway

Confluence , Reclaiming Life Port Macquarie Regional Gallery

JADA Tamworth Regional Gallery, Stanthorpe Regional Gallery, Qld

45 Years Sydney prints, Tamworth Regional Gallery

Hawkesbury Regional Gallery




Aspects of the Collection, Port Macquarie Regional Gallery

JADA Award, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery




JADA Award, Grafton Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie Regional Gallery

45 Years Sydney prints, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney,

Sydney printmakers Max Taylor Galleries, Summer Hill

A Local Dialect, Port Macquarie Regional Gallery

Finalist Sunshine Coast Art Award, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Caloundra Qld




Collaboration, Sydney Printmakers ,Gosford,Tweed River and Noosa Regional Galleries

Country Energy Landscape Prize finalist, Grafton Regional Gallery

Countryscapes, NSW Parliament House , Sydney




John Gordon Gallery, Coffs Harbour, Christmas Show

Scratch ,Pull, Grind and Scrape, Sydney Printmakers, Grafton Regional  Gallery, Grafton




Sounds of Stillness, Port Macquarie Hastings Regional Gallery

Scratch, Pull, Grind and Scrape Sydney Printmakers, Mosman Regional Gallery




Postcards  Seven Regional Artists, Southern Cross University, Lismore;  Cowra Gallery     

NERAM Regional Art Museum , Armidale, Packsaddlers Exhibition

Scratch, Pull, Grind and Scrape Sydney Printmakers, Mosman Regional Gallery

Beyond the Surface, Sydney Printmakers, UTS Gallery, Sydney,

Iowa State University Print Exchange




NERAM Regional Art Museum, Packsaddlers Exhibition

Atelier Skara, Norway

Tweed River Regional Gallery, Postcards: Seven Regional Artists, Southern Cross University, Lismore; Cowra Regional Gallery

Sydney Printmakers, Port Macquarie  Hastings Regional Gallery

Postcards Moree Plains Regional Gallery,  Moree




Postcards  Port Macquarie Hastings Regional Gallery

Sydney Printmakers, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery

Swan Hill Regional Gallery Print Award, Swan Hill, Vic



Sydney Printmakers, Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Chile

Sydney Printmakers, UTS Gallery, Sydney



MPAC Print Prize, Mornington Arts Centre, Mornington Victoria




Sydney Printmakers, Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney

Sydney Printmakers, Sir Herman Black Gallery, University of Sydney

Cool Changes in Printmaking:Six Printmakers of NSW North Coast, Lake Russell Gallery, Coffs Harbour




Sydney Printmakers, Rex Irwin, Sydney; Burnie Regional Gallery, Tasmania

Sydney Printmakers, Borderlines, WAC, Willoughby

Works on Paper Fair Sydney Printmakers, State Library, NSW, Sydney

Sydney Printmakers, Cultural Exchange Exhibition, Guizhou, China



Borderlines Sydney Printmakers, Studio One, Spiral Arm Gallery, Kingston,   ACT


ACAF 4 Melbourne, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne



Travelling ‘Prime’ Painting Exhibition, Newcastle, Dubbo, Gold Coast City Regional Galleries; Muswellbrook Regional Gallery

Editions Southbank Galleries, South Melbourne





Sydney Printmakers, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney




The Artist and the Printmaker II, Peter Cole, Wendy Stokes, Grahame Fransella,Idris Murphy, John Coburn, Richard Hook, Arthur Boyd and John Olsen at Editions Southbank Galleries, South Melbourne








The Artist and the Printmaker I, Peter Cole, David Rankin, Bruno Leti, Wendy Stokes, Idris Murphy,

Jock Young, Editions Southbank Galleries, Melbourne

Editions South bank Galleries, Melbourne

ACTA Maritime Touring Exhibition Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Adelaidee



ACTA Maritime Touring Exhibition Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Adelaide

Editions Southbank Galleries, South Melbourne

MPAC Print Prize, Mornington Arts Centre, Mornington,Victoria


ACTA Maritime Touring Exhibition Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Adelaide


Editions Southbank Galleries, South Melbourne



Editions Southbank Galleries, South Melbourne

Alvin Galleries, Hong Kong

Fremantle Print Prize, Fremantle Arts Centre


Sydney College of the Arts Graduate Diploma Exhibition, Pier 3 Hickson Rd, The Rocks




Editions Southbank Galleries, South Melbourne





Henri Worland Print Prize, Warrnambool Regional Gallery;  acquisition

Seoul International Print Biennale, National Museum of  Modern Art Seoul, Korea




Roundhouse Gallery, University of NSW, Grahame Kuo, George Barker, Leong Chan, Rose Vickers, Wendy Stokes, Michael Bognar, Ruth Faerber, Margaret Spratt

Gallery 62 Newcastle

Sydney Printmakers, Maitland, Muswellbrook, Bathurst and Penrith Regional Galleries.

Pioneer Art Award, Swan Hill Regional Gallery




Newcastle Printmakers, Lake Macquarie Regional Gallery

University of NSW Art Prize finalist, UNSW Kensington

Bathurst Regional Gallery, works on Paper Award  - acquisition



Hogarth Galleries, recent graduates from Newcastle College of Advanced Education

Graduate Exhibition, Bond Store, Newcastle





Gold Coast City Art Prize- Gold Coast City Gallery and Maitland City Art Gallery, Tertiary Student Art Prize, Maitland, NSW








Institution Collections


National Gallery of Australia

Art Gallery New South Wales

Warrnambool Regional Gallery

Tamworth Regional Gallery

Grafton Regional Gallery

Bathurst Regional Gallery

Gosford Regional Gallery

Port Macquarie Regional Gallery, Glasshouse

Newcastle University

Charles Sturt University

Parliament House, Canberra

Print Council of Australia

Australian Secondary Schools Project , Print Council of Australia





































Publications, reviews and essays


In Conversation: The Nymphéas, essay Louise Martin Chew, Tamworth Regional Gallery, Tamworth


Air, Light, Space - Contemporary Abstraction, essay Louise Martin Chew, introduction Niomi Sands, Port Macquarie Regional Gallery at the Glasshouse, Port Macquarie, 2013


A Silent Conversation, essay Christopher Orchard, Dr Leigh Summers, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery 2011


View Points -Approach to Landscape essay, Laura Murray Cree, Catherine Asquith Gallery, 2011


Resilience, essay John McDonald; Catherine Asquith Gallery 2010Wendy Stokes, Interplay Catherine Asquith Gallery, Herald Sun, April 2009, Jeff Makin


Transience, essay Sandra McMahon, Tamworth Regional Gallery, June 2009


Marked in Time, essay Marilyn Walters; Sydney Town Art, 2005


Interplay, essay Olga Sankey Grafton Regional Gallery, 2004


Abstraction: Margery Edwards, Wendy Stokes, Port Macquarie Hastings Regional Gallery, 2003


Printmaking in the Sun, Dan Welden and Pauline Muir


Galerie Gora, essay Sharni Lloyd; Montreal Canada, 2000


Images in Contemporary Australian Painting, Vol 3  Nevill Drury Craftsman House 1998


The Adelaide Review, April 1995, True Believer, JN


Periphery, February 1993, The Estuary Series, J Matsinos


The Weekend Australian,1991, Children of the Cosmos, Elwyn Lynn, April13-14


Images in Contemporary Australian Painting, Vol1 Nevill Drury Craftsman House 1992


The Weekend Australian – Children of the Cosmos April 13-14,1991,Elwyn Lynn


New Art Four – Profiles in Contemporary Australian Art, 1990 edited Nevill Drury


The Bulletin, July 10 ,1990 ,New and Notable, Glenn Russell p 112


Periphery –May 1990 The North Coast in Perspective R Rixon


Entertainment Times Hong Kong June 6, 1987 Ian Findlay


Eight Australian ArtistsAlvin Gallery, Hong  Kong    


Weekend Australian Haunted by the ellipse of form– October 31 – November 1, 1987, Elwyn Lynn


Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney Printmakers, 1981


Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney Printmakers – 14th June, 1980, James Fairfax; Women Artists of Australia





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