CV

Visual Arts Practice: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking

Resides and works Mid North Coast NSW, Australia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

2016

MFA Research UNSW Art and Design

2014

Cite International des Arts, Paris, UNSW Studio residency

1985

Graduate Diploma Visual Art, Sydney College of the Arts

1985 

Diploma in Art, Newcastle College of Advanced Education, Newcastle

1980

member Sydney Printmakers

 

 

 

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

 

 


 

 

Solo Exhibitions

                   

2017

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

2016

Grafton Regional Gallery; Retracing Memory; Grafton, NSW

2015

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

2014

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

2012

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

Walcha Gallery of Art, Walcha, NSW

2011

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, A Silent Conversation, Coffs Harbour

2010

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

2009

Catherine Asquith Gallery, Interplay, Melbourne

Tamworth Regional Gallery, Transience, Tamworth

2008

Catherine Asquith Gallery,  New Territory Melbourne

2005

Sydney art Darlington, Sydney, Marked in Time

2003

BMG art, Adelaide South Australia

2002

Robin Gibson Gallery, Layers of Association, Sydney

2001

Flinders Lane Gallery, Encased in Memory, Melbourne

Galerie Gora, Montreal, Canada

1998

Axia Modern Art, Melbourne

1997

Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

Crawford Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney

1995

BMG art,  New York Series Adelaide, South Australia

1994

Flinders Lane  Gallery, Melbourne

1993

Manning Regional Gallery, Estuary Series Taree, NSW

Bridge Street Gallery, Sydney New York Mono prints and Paintings

 

1992

Guest artist Hampton Editions, Long Island, New York

1991

BMG art, Adelaide, South Australia

Bridge Street Gallery, Sydney

Editions Galleries, South Melbourne

1989

Editions Galleries, South Melbourne

1987

BMG art, Woollahra, Sydney

1985

Editions Galleries, South Melbourne

Painters Gallery, East Sydney

 


 

 

Two and Three Person Shows

 

 

2013

 

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

2008

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

2007

NSW Parliament House, Macquarie St  Sydney

2004

Grafton Regional Gallery; Wendy Stokes paintings, ceramics J Kesby

2003

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

2001

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

 

 

 


 

 

Invitational and Selected Award Exhibitions              

                      

2017

Partners in Print, Sydney Printmakers Kickarts Contemporary Arts, Cairns

6x6 Metropolis Gallery,Geelong

2016

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

 

2014

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

 

2013

 

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

 

2012

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

2011  

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

 

2010

 

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

 

2009

 

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

 

2008

 

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

 

2007

 

Aspects of the Collection, Port Macquarie Regional Gallery

JADA Award, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery

 

2006

 

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

 

2005

 

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

Country Energy Landscape Prize finalist, Grafton Regional Gallery

Countryscapes, NSW Parliament House , Sydney

 

2004

 

John Gordon Gallery, Coffs Harbour, Christmas Show

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

 

2003

 

Sounds of Stillness, Port Macquarie Hastings Regional Gallery

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

 

2002

 

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

 

2001

 

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

              

2000

 

Postcards  Port Macquarie Hastings Regional Gallery

Sydney Printmakers, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery

Swan Hill Regional Gallery Print Award, Swan Hill, Vic

 

1999

Sydney Printmakers, Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Chile

Sydney Printmakers, UTS Gallery, Sydney

1998

 

MPAC Print Prize, Mornington Arts Centre, Mornington Victoria

 

1997

 

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

 

1996

 

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

 

1995

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

1994

ACAF 4 Melbourne, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

1993

 

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

Editions Southbank Galleries, South Melbourne

 

1993

1980

 

Sydney Printmakers, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

 

1992

 

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

 

 

 

1991

 

 

 

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

 

1990

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

Editions Southbank Galleries, South Melbourne

MPAC Print Prize, Mornington Arts Centre, Mornington,Victoria

1989

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

1988

Editions Southbank Galleries, South Melbourne

1987

 

Editions Southbank Galleries, South Melbourne

Alvin Galleries, Hong Kong

Fremantle Print Prize, Fremantle Arts Centre

1985

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

 

1984

 

Editions Southbank Galleries, South Melbourne

 

1983

 

 

Henri Worland Print Prize, Warrnambool Regional Gallery;  acquisition

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

 

1982

 

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

 

1981

 

Newcastle Printmakers, Lake Macquarie Regional Gallery

University of NSW Art Prize finalist, UNSW Kensington

Bathurst Regional Gallery, works on Paper Award  - acquisition

 

1980

Hogarth Galleries, recent graduates from Newcastle College of Advanced Education

Graduate Exhibition, Bond Store, Newcastle

 

1979

 

 

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

Artbank

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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