About

JODY GRAHAM 

Jody Graham is a Sydney-based artist whose work encompasses drawing, mixed media, sculpture and installation. Her work celebrates the broken, displaced and forgotten which speaks of her long nurtured compulsion to restore and rescue.

Curriculum Vitae

Solo Exhibitions

2017  Salvage Lost Bear Gallery Katoomba, NSW

2017  Scavenger  Stacks Projects Potts Point, NSW

2015   Sydney Drawn Lost Bear Gallery  Katoomba

2013   Urban Landscapes  Lost Bear Gallery   Katoomba

2011   Industrial Landscapes  Braemar Gallery   Springwood NSW

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017  Mythologies of the Discarded – Peacock Gallery Auburn

2017  Siteworks – Bundanon Trust

2017  Off Site – Gaffa Gallery – Sydney, NSW

2017   Sculpture Otherwise – Blue Mountains Cultural Centre – Katoomba, NSW

2016   Ephemeral Inscriptions – Gaffa Gallery – Sydney, NSW

2016   The William Fletcher Rome Travelling Fellowship & Bundanon Residency Exhibition – Artarmon Galleries

2016   Vantage Points – Art Est. Leichhardt, NSW

2016   Out of Africa – The Space Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2015   Considered – .M Contemporary, Woollahra, Sydney, NSW

2015   1200K West – Fowlers Gap – AD Space ay UNSW Art & Design Campus, Paddington, NSW

2014   Elephant in the Room – Brenda May Gallery – 2 Dank St, Waterloo NSW

2014   Tweed Regional Gallery – Highlights from the Kedumba Collection of Australian Drawings

2014   Embers of Empathy – Surry Hills, NSW

2014   Annual Autumn Exhibition Royal Art Society of NSW – Lavender Bay, NSW

2014   Just Drawing Exhibition Royal Art Society of NSW – Lavender Bay, NSW

2013   African Safari Exhibition – Depot Gallery – 2 Danks St. Waterloo, NSW

2013   Most Group Exhibition – May St. Gallery – St Peters, NSW

2012   Framed Penrith Regional & Lewers Bequest Gallery – Penrith, NSW

2012   Kedumba Drawing Collection – Orange Regional Gallery, NSW

2011   3 + 1 Mixed Exhibition – Lost Bear Gallery – Leura, NSW

2006   Selected group exhibition – Kedumba Gallery – Wentworth Falls, NSW

2004   Selected group exhibition – Kedumba Gallery – Wentworth Falls, NSW

Selected Awards/ Prizes

2017 Greenway Art Prize – Winner – Open Prize

2017 Blacktown City Art Prize

2017 Fishers Ghost Art Award – Campbelltown Arts Centre

2017 Paddington Painting Prize

2017 NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize

2017 Gosford Art Prize

2017 Environmental Award, Directors Cut – BigCi – Bilpin NSW

2017 Waverley Art Prize, Waverley Woollahra Art School, Bondi, NSW

2017 Sculptures at Scenic World, Katoomba, NSW

2017 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing

2016 Fishers Ghost Art Award – Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW

2016 Kudos Award – Kudos Gallery, Paddington, NSW

2016 Tim Olsen Drawing Prize – Kudos Gallery, Paddington, NSW

2016 Rick Amor Drawing Prize – Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria

2016 Waverley Art Prize, Waverley Woollahra Art School, Bondi – Winner, Mayor’s Prize

2015 Blacktown City Art Prize – Blacktown Arts Centre – Highly Commended

2015  Tim Olsen Drawing Prize – Kudos Gallery, Paddington

2015  Finalist The Outback Open Prize – Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery

2015  Re-magined (Waste material transformed into art) – First Prize – mixed media category.

2015  Calleen Art Award – Cowra

2014  Blacktown City Art Prize – First – Works on Paper

2014   Hornsby Art Prize

2014  Draw on the Mountain – Sketchbook Prize – First Prize

2014  St George Art Award – Highly Commended

2014   Waverley Art Award – Drawing – First Prize

2014   Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award Lethbridge Gallery Paddington QLD

2013   Blacktown City Art Prize – Sculpture – First Prize

2013   Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize – Finalist

2013   The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing – Finalist

2013   Selected Students Exhibition – Trapezium Gallery – Western Sydney Institute – Drawing – First Prize

2012   Hawkesbury Art Prize – Purple Noon Gallery – Finalist

2012   Blacktown City Art Prize – Finalist  (Art Reference group prize for works on paper)

2011   Blacktown City Art Prize – Finalist   (Acquired by Fords Lands Company)

2008   Kedumba Drawing Award – Finalist (Selected for collection by Jenny Sages)

2004    Dobell Drawing Prize – Finalist

2003    Kedumba Drawing Award – Finalist  (Selected for the collection by John Olsen)

Residencies

2017 February – BigCi – Bilpin, NSW – Artist Residency

2016 June/July – BigCi – Bilpin, NSW – Artist Residency

2015  Blacktown Artist Studio Residency

Public Collections

Waverley Council

Blacktown City Council

Kedumba Collection of Australian Drawings

Western Sydney Institute – TAFE NSW – OTEN

NADC – Nepean Art & Design Centre – TAFE NSW

Australian Ford Lands Company

Journals/Magazines/Blogs

Cheeseman J & Marashian N 2017, Mythologies of the Discarded exhibition catalogue 28 October – 26 November 2017 Peacock Gallery & auburn Art studio

Cawthorn M 2017, Off Site exhibition catalogue June 2017 Gaffa Gallery Sydney

NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize catalogue October 2017 Parliament House Sydney NSW

Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing catalogue January 2017 Adelaide Perry Gallery

Fortescue Elizabeth ‘Artist Jody Graham’s love of bowerbirds inspired her latest installation at Sculpture at Scenic World in Katoomba ‘Daily Telegraph April 5, 2017 4:15pm http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/arts/artist-jody-grahams-love-of-bowerbirds-inspired-her-latest-installation-at-sculpture-at-scenic-world-in-katoomba/news-story/16de56cc38ef5fb2972c6c9fdf452210

Oz Art, Issue 7 Summer 2016, Re-Imaginging the Past – Artist Jody Graham. Pg 63-71

http://www.artsbluemountains.com.au/images/oz-arts/2016-summer/jody-graham.pdf

Artist Profile, Jody Graham – www.james-blackwell.com https://james-blackwell.com/blog/2015/8/11/artist-profile-jody-graham

Art Collector-Guide to public & Regional Galleries-Edition 4/2014-p41

Oz Arts, Summer/Spring 2013, Drawing a crowd-The Kedumba Collection hits the road by Julian Leatherdale. Pg63-72 www.ozarts.net.au

The Mountains Blueberry 2011 The age of steel by Carly Schultz

Education

2013  Graduate Certificate UNSW Art & Design

2012   Advanced diploma in Visual Art, WSI, Nepean Campus  (Distinctions)

1991   Billy Blue Graphic Art School, Diploma, North Sydney (Distinctions)

1987-89   City Art Institute, Paddington

Gallery

Lost Bear Gallery   Katoomba   www.lostbeargallery.com.au