Gina Bruce


Gina Bruce

2 Figures 41×30cm acrylic on polyester

Sydney-based artist Gina Bruce works with a variety of media to create the haunting and ethereal images she has become known for.

Gina spends time evolving her artworks. She uses observational drawings, shadow studies and line sketches to prepare her compositions ahead of time. When she approaches her canvas, however, it is quickly and decisively. Her marks are bold and purposeful, yet the overall effect is elegantly subtle.

Gina often makes images of places she remembers well, layering additional images on top of each other. She is particularly interested in bushland, the changing Australian landscape, the built up environment, cleared farmland and the effects those changes have on the population.

Gina has shown in many art prize exhibitions including the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize and the Sulman Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW, for which she was Highly Commended. She was also the winner of the Waverly Art Prize in 2011. Gina exhibits regularly at Robin Gibson Gallery in Sydney.

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

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
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.


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


Holmes a Court Collection, Perth


July 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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