Gina Bruce

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Gina Bruce

Cobalt Moon 29×20cm acrylic and tempera on panel

Sydney-based artist Gina Bruce works with a variety of media to create the haunting and ethereal images she has become known for. She has developed a keen interest in working in-situ, and enjoys returning to favourite spots time and again as a way to express the changing nature of identity and place.

As her artworks evolve the themes that intrigue her recur often. She uses observational drawings, shadow studies and line sketches to prepare her compositions ahead of time. When she approaches her canvas however, it is quick and decisive. Her marks are bold and purposeful, yet the overall effect is elegantly subtle and dreamy

Gina has been in the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, the Sulman Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW for which she was Highly Commended and won the Waverley Art Prize. In 2018 she is in “Jamberoo Mountain Road” at Shoalhaven Regional Gallery (with works resulting from an artist residency at Jamberoo), and “Stations of the Cross” in Canberra & Sydney (curated by Doug Purnell and Chris Auckett)

Gina Bruce

1977 Born in Sydney, Australia. Lives & works in Sydney
2004-2006 Lived and worked in Paris and the UK
2003 BA (Fine Arts) (Hons) National Art School
1999-2001 BA (Fine Arts) National Art School
1996-1998 B.Com University of Sydney

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Wherever you go there you are Robin Gibson Gallery
2013 Dreamhouse Robin Gibson Gallery
2010 Sequence Robin Gibson Gallery
2008 Treelines and Shadows Robin Gibson Gallery
2005 Monuments and Shadows Robin Gibson Gallery
2004 City Sequence Robin Gibson Gallery

Selected Group Exhibitions

since 2002 Group Shows at Robin Gibson Gallery
2018 Jamberoo Mountain Road, Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, Nowra
2018 Stations of the Cross, Canberra Centre for Culture and Christianity, Canberra
2016 NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, Parliament House, Sydney
2014 NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, Parliament House, Sydney
2014 Portia Geach Portrait Prize , SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2012 Redlands Westpac Art Prize curated exhibition by Lindy Lee, National Art School, Sydney
2010 Kedumba Drawing Award, Kedumba Gallery, Blue Mountains.
2010 Ten Holmes a Court Gallery, Perth
2008 Dobell Prize for Drawing, AGNSW, Sydney
2008 ABN Amro Emerging Artist Award Finalists Exhibition
2005 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2004 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2004 Parliament House Exhibition, Parliament House, Sydney
2003 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2002 Salon Des Refuse Exhibition, S.H.Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill, The Rocks, Sydney
2002 Nokia Art Awards, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
2002 Recent Graduates, Robin Gibson Gallery
2001 Degree Show, Cell Block Gallery, National Art School, Sydney
2001 One Week in the City, an exhibition of drawings, William Wilkins Gallery, Bridge Street, Sydney
2000 & 2002 Lloyd Rees Memorial Art Prize Exhibition, Lane Cove Council Chambers, Sydney
2000 & 2002 Waverley Art Prize Exhibition, Waverley Art Centre, Sydney.

Awards/Residencies

2011 Waverley Art Prize winner
2010 Finalist Kedumba Drawing Prize, Blue Mountains
2010 NAVA Marketing Grant for NSW Artists
2008 Finalist, ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award
2008 Finalist, Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of NSW
2005 Highly Commended, Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW
2003 Denise Hickey Paris Studio Residency, Art Gallery of NSW
2002 Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award
2001 Nokia Arts Award Australia (Joint Winner)
2011 Ken Done painting prize, National Art School
2000 Gruner Prize for landscape painting, Art Gallery of NSW

Collections

Waverley Council, NSW, Australia
Artbank Australia
Holmes a Court Collection, Perth, Australia
Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award Collection, Lane Cove Council

Bibliography

NSW Parliament House Plein Air Painting Prize banner image
Allen, Christopher, Video takes the prize for creativity, The Australian, 27/5/2011
Morgan, C, SMH Arts Diary, 2.12.2010
Mason, M, Arts and Tarts, 2RRR radio interview, 30.11.2010
Human Rights Defender magazine, UNSW, (image) December issue, 2010July 2009 Bruce, G Treelines and Shadows, Artist Profile Magazine, Issue 7
2008 catalogue ABN Amro Emerging Artist Award
10 March 2008 Gunn, Nicholas, Jet Setting Artist Discovers there’s no place like home MX Magazine
20-21 September 2008 Allen, Christopher, Walk the Line, The Australian
15-16 March 2008 Pakula, Karen Gina Bruce, Open Gallery, Sydney Morning Herald
29 April 2005 An Archibald for Olsen, Sydney Morning Herald
23-24 April 2005 John McDonald, Natural Wonders, Sydney Morning Herald
13 February 2004 Dominique Angeloro, Gina Bruce : Critics Pics, Sydney Morning Herald
April 2004 Leta Keens, Me and my shadows, Belle Magazine
12 February 2004 Fernandes, Michelle Gina Bruce : City Sequence, Events SMH
4 February 2004 Andrew Taylor, Visual Arts Spotlight, SMH
2001 Nokia Art Awards Asia Pacific, Eye on the World, catalogue


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