ABOUT Grace Garton

I work across a broad range of mediums, I find this to be the most freeing way for me to work. By bringing together elements of printmaking and mixed media, collage, and illustration I find it contacts me to my environment and to the way I feel and see the world around me in colour, texture and shape.

My studio is nestled amongst large gum trees and bushland located on the upper eastern shores of the Derwent River.

I have been a full-time career artist since 2006, building up a following with my whimsical landscapes and art dolls which have sold worldwide.


Cv and Bio

I am an artist based in Tasmania.  Originally from Sydney where I studied art at Liverpool technical college and Sydney City Art Institute.
After completing my Bachelor of Visual Arts, I turned my hand to follow a career in the animation industry, which I have been working on and off for the past 27 years.

During this time I relocated to Hobart to further my art studies and work in animation as head of design. In 2006 I decided to dedicate my time to work as a full-time artist.

My work as a mixed media artist and doll maker has been well received and has been gaining interest from local and international buyers.

Currently, my artworks involve larger hand-painted art dolls and assemblage art based on Eastern European folktales conceived in the Australian environment.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021 - Nature In Suburbia

Studio Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre

2021 -Ahoy, Cats On Board

Lightbox Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre

2019 - Under The Pear Tree
Sidespace Gallery, Salamanca Art Centre, Hobart, Tasmania


2019 - Miss Garton’s Home For Whimsical Dolls
Light Box Gallery
Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart


2018 - Wrestlers Wrestling In Boxes
Light Box Gallery
Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart


2018 - A Tale or Two From Pontville
Studio Gallery
Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart


2012 - BOYS OWN
Rebecca Roth, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart


2011 - SUMMER
Rebecca Roth, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart


2011 - ENCHANTED FOREST SERIES
Rebecca Roth, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021 - Florilegium, Studio Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart Tasmania

2020 - 34th Annual Summer Show, Despard Gallery, Hobart

2019 - Mathew, Marcus and Grace, Despard Gallery, Hobart

2018 - Summer Show, “Nectar“ Betty Nolan Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre

2017 - 40 x 40 Exhibition, Salamanca Arts Centre

2017 - Follow Your Shadow, Rosny Barn, Rosny, Tasmania

2015 - Lady Franklin Gallery, Lenah Valley, Tasmania

2012 - Opening Night Exhibition At Catz Pyjamas Gallery, Brunswick, Melbourne

2010 - Rainy Days Exhibition, Cube art & Design, Salamanca, Hobart

2010 - SJS Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria

1992 - Flora And Fauna Art Exhibition, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Garden

1992 - Tasmanian Naive Art Exhibition, Bett Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania

1981 - Fishers Ghost Exhibition, Campbell Town Arts Center, Sydney

Study

1981-82 Art Certificate, Liverpool Technical College, Sydney

1983-85 BA (visual arts) City Art Institute, Sydney

1990 Postgraduate diploma, Tasmanian School of Art

1998 3D Max graphic Animation, Swinburne, Melbourne

2013 -15 Certificate 3-4, Diploma in Graphic Design, Hobart Tafe, Tasmania