Gabrielle Courtenay


1985 Post Graduate Diploma of Professional Art Studies City Art Institute

1976 Graduate of Education in Art Sydney Teachers College

1974 Bachelor of Science in Architecture University Of New South Wales

Residencies + Awards

2013 Visual Arts Genre-Leader ArtologyRemix for Performance AGNSW 13th July 2013

2011 Hill End artist in Residency Program Haeflingers Cottage

2010 Red Gate Gallery Residency Program March 2010, Beijing China

2008 ‘6 x 6’ Artists Connecting Community Project – Beyond Empathy Moree, NSW

2006 Iliri Artist Scholar Program Residency Ochre House, Fowlers Gap

2005 Bundanon Trust Artist in Residence Program Bundanon, Shoalhaven

2004 Hill End Artist in Residence Program Haeflingers Cottage

1985 Shell Australia Acquisition Art Prize, Melbourne

Solo Exhibition

2017 TRACES Jan Manton Art,Spring Hill, QLD

2015 Phosphoresce William Street Studios, Paddington

2013 Navigating Dark Waters Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne

2012 Wunderkammer Series Block Projects, Melbourne

2012 Journey to 'no man's land' The Project Wall James Dorahy Project Space, Sydney

2011 Colliding Worlds Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne

2011 Colliding Worlds Depot 11 Gallery, Danks Street Sydney

2009 Chasing Tumbleweed Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne

2008 EDGE Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney

2007 EDGE Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne

2006 Penumbra Mary Place Gallery. Paddington Sydney, White Lines Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

2005 White Lines Mary Place Gallery. Paddington Sydney, White Lines SPAN Galleries, Melbourne

2003 New Painting SPAN Galleries, Melbourne

2002 Allure Bark Modern Art, Hong Kong, Allure The Depot Gallery, Waterloo Sydney

2000 Shift Mary Place Gallery. Paddington Sydney

1998 Foil Mary Place Gallery. Paddington Sydney

1994 D’Stilled ROM Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney

1985 Courtenay Hogarth Gallery Sydney

Group Exhibitions


KAAF Art Prize 2016, Korean Cultural Centre, Sydney 

Fishers Ghost Art Award 2017 Campbelltown Arts Centre


Fishers Ghost Art Award 2016 Campbelltown Arts Centre

The Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Annual Maritime Art Award & Exhibition 2016

Redlands Art Award 2016 Redland Art Gallery Cleveland QLD

Bruny Island Art Prize 2016, Alonah Hall, Alonnah, TAS

John Leslie Art Prize 2016, Gippsland art Gallery, VIC

Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2016, Caloundra Regional Gallery QLD

39th Alice Art Prize 2016, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs NT


Fishers Ghost Art Award 2015 Campbelltown Arts Centre

43rd Muswellbrook Art Prize Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre


 Platform 2014 Metro Arts Gallery Brisbane

Without a Shadow of a Dao AT_Salon 2, Anita Traverso Gallery

Tidal.14 City of Devonport Art Award Devonport Regional Gallery, TAS

 Finalist 2014 City of Albany Art Prize Albany, WA

 Paddington Art Prize National Council of Jewish Women’s Hall, NSW


 Fishers Ghost Art Award 2013 Campbelltown Arts Centre

Semi- Finalist Doug Moran Portrait Prize 2013 Online


61st Blake Prize SH Erwin Gallery, Sydney

Portia Geach Memorial Art Prize 2012 SH Erwin Gallery, Sydney

Mosman Art Prize 12 Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

R & M McGivern Art Prize 2012 Maroondah Art Gallery , VIC


Finalist Charlatan Ink Art Prize, Carlton Arms Hotel, NYC

BSG Small Works Prize, Fitzroy, Melbourne

10000 Lethbridge Small Scale Works

2010 Open Studio Exhibition, Red Gate Bei Gao Studios, China

Tidal: City of Devonport Award 2010

Redlands Art Award 2010

10000 Lethbridge Small Scale Works

City Of Albany Art Award

2009 Mount Eyre Vineyards Art Prize 2009, Rex Livingston Art Dealer, Surry Hills

Prometheus Visual Arts Award All Saints Anglican School, Merimac, Drawcard 2009 National Art School, Sydney

Shadows Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne

2008 57th Blake Prize National Art School, Sydney, Sunshine Coast Art Prize ‘08 Caloundra Regional Art Gallery

Mosman Art Prize 08 Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman, Corangamarah Art Prize Otway Estate, Barongarook Victoria

35th Alice Art Prize 2008 Araluen Centre, Alice Springs, Drawcard 2008 National Art School, Sydney

2007 Crossroads Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Melbourne, No place like Home Mission Gallery, Sydney

Artworks from the Collection Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Autumn Show Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney

an intimate look Upstairs Gallery, Bundanon Homestead, Into Abstract Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor

Journey 3, Courtenay + Nicholas + Way Anita Traverso Gallery, The Constant One Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne

2006 Conrad Jupiter’s Art Prize Gold Coast, Queensland, Mosman Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery

Waverley Art Prize Waverley Art Centre, Bondi

2005 City of Whyalla Art Prize Whyalla, South Australia, Art on the Rocks 2005 Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority

2004 Willoughby Art Prize Willoughby Civic Center, Sydney, Waverley Art Prize Bondi Beach Primary School, Sydney

Cromwell’s Touring Art Prize Sydney, Melbourne, London, Washington

2003 Group Show Mary Place Gallery. Paddington Sydney, Conrad Jupiter’s Art Prize Gold Coast, Queensland

Willoughby Art Prize Willoughby Civic Center, Sydney, SCEGGS Art Show SCEGGS Festival on Forbes

2002 Villa Aba Six Artists Villa Aba, Kew, Melbourne

2001 SCEGGS Art Show SCEGGS, Darlinghurst , Sydney

2000 Willoughby Art Prize Willoughby Civic Center, Sydney, Gallery 19 Final Show Gallery 19 Haymarket, Sydney

Sky Gardens Art Prize Skygardens , Sydney, Woollahra Art Prize Woollahra Primary School, Sydney

1999 Newspace Art Auction Newspace , SCA, Sydney, Willoughby City Art Prize Willoughby Civic Center, Sydney

The Rocks Art Prize ASN Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney, Woollahra Art Prize Woollahra Primary School, Sydney

The Post Card Show Linden Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne, 1998 The Christmas Show Gallery 19 Haymarket, Sydney

Hello Gallery 19 Haymarket, Sydney, School Art Prize The Hutchinson School, Tasmania

1886 Blake Art Prize Exhibition Centre, Sydney

1885 Sculpture ‘85 Melbourne


Artbank, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Bundanon Trust, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery New Norcia Gallery Collection, WA

Private Collections Australia & overseas

Public Murals and Painting Commissions

1989-1998 Olympic Training Stadium-Homebush Bay, Sydney

Niches Nightclub- Sydney Hilton Hotel, Sydney

Golden Grove Hotel- Maroubra, Sydney

Advertising Partners- North Sydney, Sydney

212 Restaurant- Cambridge Hotel, Sydney

Sullivan’s Hotel- Darlinghurst, Sydney

Hokka Hokka- East Gardens-Matraville, Sydney

Miss Brown’s Café- Centrepoint, Sydney Jerundong Park Hotel-Darussalam Brunei

Pharaohs Nightclub Seoul Hilton Hotel, Seoul

Amedeo - Herne Bay Residence - New Zealand,

Singapore Tourist Commission- Singapore,

Jewish Museum- Darlinghurst, Sydney

Hokka Hokka- Australia On Collins-Melbourne

Vienna Café- Queen Victoria Building, Sydney

Reptile Enclosure- Taronga Zoo Park, Sydney

Selected Bibliography

2014 Expect the Unexpected’ U on SundaySunday Mail 24 Aug 14

2012 Cabinet of Curiosity’ Vogue Living Sept/Oct 12


 SMH. Open Gallery, Spectrum, Lynne Dwyer ” Colliding Worlds’ March 12-13,2011

SMH. The (Sydney) Magazine Issue # 95, Mar,011, Box Office Art.

2008 ‘Desert of the Real’Anne Lin, Arts, Time Out Sydney 16-22April,

’Bewitching Beauty’ Drew Sheldrick, Wentworth Courier & Southern Courier 28.05.08

2007 ‘Edge’ Exhibition Notes by Victoria Hammond

2007 Art Market Report‘,Editors Choice,Issue 26,07 Into Abstract’ Catalogue.Hawkesbury Regional Gallery

2006 ARTNOTES NSW Art Monthly #190 June. Western Advocate Mon May 11 & Sat May 22,

2006 ‘Penumbra’ Exhibition Notes by Jackie Dunn

2004 ‘White Lines’ Exhibition Notes by Jackie Dunn

2003 “Shadows on Porcelain’ Anna Clabburn

2002 ‘Allure’ Ingrid Hoffmann, Exhibition Notes

2000 Australian Art Collector, October

1985 Sydney Morning Herald, Arts Review, Australian, Pol - Arts in Australia. Summer Edition