About Me

Art Painting | Art Dolls

Grace Garton is an artist based in Tasmania.  Originally from Sydney she studied art at Liverpool technical college and Sydney City Art Institute.
After leaving art school Grace worked in the animation industry for 27 years, traveling from state to state. During this time she relocated to Hobart for work and to further her art studies. In 2006 Grace decided dedicate her time to her art career.

Her work as a mixed media artist and doll maker has been well received and has been gaining interest from local and international buyers. Her current art works involve larger hand painted art dolls and assemblage art based on Australian
culture and environment. Grace is an artist in residence at Salamanca Arts
Centre and works part time teaching art to young children and adults.at.

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS


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


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

My Pictures

MIXED MEDIA • WATER COLOUR • ART DOLLS

COMMISSIONS

PAINTING • ART DOLLS

Pip C.

Pip C.

Jeremy K

Jeremy K

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Newest Articles

LATEST FINE ART TRENDS

  • Under The Pear Tree
    Under The Pear Tree .
    Written on Friday, 11 October 2019
  • Grassroots Football
    Grassroots Football The Grassroots Footballer is a series of art dolls made from fabric that has been machine and hand stitched, painted and distressed, arms and legs manipulated into place and fitted onto stands and seats.The idea grew out of conversations with friends passionate about their football and their concerns about the…
    Written on Wednesday, 25 September 2019
  • Works In Progress
    Works In Progress This week was spent priming and sanding 24 art dolls! These will be my exhibition pieces for a group show at Despard gallery. My first show with Despard, I'm pretty excited and just little anxious.
    Written on Saturday, 14 September 2019

About Grace Garton

I love the tactile nature of working with fabric. Once sewn and stuffed I have everything that a painter has but I can also sculpt the parts and create an environment for them to inhabit.
Doll making has a rich history often associated with childhood and nostalgia, something I am deeply interested in and from which I can source inspiration.

Get In Touch

77 Salamanca Place

Studio 12

Salamanca Arts Centre

grace.h.garton@gmail.com

gracegarton.com.au

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