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SHAY DOWNER

Artist
Professional Art Qualifications and Education

2016-18    Studied with Godwin Bradbeer, Erika Gofton, & Nic Plowman, The Art Room, Melbourne
2015    Workshop – Life Drawing Masterclass with Godwin Bradbeer, The Art Room, Melbourne
2014    Life drawing classes with Erika Gofton, The Art Room, Melbourne
2013    Workshop – Drawing from Life with David Kassan, The Art Academy, Adelaide
1998    Diploma of Arts (Illustration), Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE
1993    Advanced Certificate in Art & Design, Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE

Exhibitions

2018    Visible Mending, The Studio at 54, Ocean Grove, VIC
2017    Visible Mending, Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery, Craigieburn VIC (17 Aug – 15 Oct 2017)

Group Exhibitions

2018    Lyn McCrae Drawing Prize, Noosa Regional Gallery, Tewantin, QLD
2018    Bloom, Macedon Ranges Art Group, Mt Macedon, VIC
2018    Listen With Your Eyes, Macedon Ranges Art Group, Woodend, VIC
2018    Who’s Looking At You? Portrait Prize, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Collingwood, VIC
2018    Trentham Art & Craft Show, Trentham, VIC
2018    Eclectica, Macedon Ranges Art Trail, The Boilerhouse, Sunbury, VIC
2018    Emerge: First Edition, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, VIC
2017-18    Linden Postcard Show, Linden New Art Gallery, St Kilda, VIC
2017    Cliftons Art Prize, Cliftons Melbourne, VIC
2017    Annual Xmas Show, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Collingwood, VIC
2017    Flocked, Macedon Ranges Art Trail, The Old Auction House, Kyneton, VIC
2017    Who’s Looking At You? Portrait Prize, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Collingwood, VIC
2017    Trentham Art & Craft Show, Trentham, VIC
2016-17    Linden Postcard Show, Linden New Art Gallery, St Kilda, VIC
2016    Macedon Ranges Art Trail Group Exhibiton, Cope-Williams Winery & Gallery, Romsey, VIC
2016    Emerging Art Australia, Inner Space Gallery, Prahran, VIC
2016    Paul Guest Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo VIC
2016    Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat VIC
2016    Moonee Valley Art Show, Essendon, VIC
2016    Trentham Art & Craft show, Trentham, VIC
2016    Woodend Lions Art Show, Woodend, VIC
2016    Who’s Looking At You? Portrait Prize, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Collingwood, VIC
2015    Emerging Art Australia, Smith Street Gallery, Fitzroy, VIC
2015    Linden Postcard Show, Linden New Art Gallery, St Kilda, VIC
2015    Camberwell Art Show, Swinburne University, Hawthorn, VIC
2013    Mortimore Art Prize, Dubbo, NSW & touring various venues
2013    Trentham Art & Craft show, Trentham, VIC

Prizes, Awards & Grants

2018    Finalist, Lyn McCrae Drawing Prize
2018    Hume Art Awards recipient
2018    Finalist, Who’s Looking At You? Portrait Prize
Award: Highly Commended
2018    Highly Commended Gweneth Wisewould Portrait Prize, Trentham Art Show
Best in Show, Trentham Art Show
Best Other Media, Trentham Art Show
2017    Finalist, Cliftons Art Prize
2017    Finalist, Who’s Looking At You? Portrait Prize • Winner: People’s Choice Award
2017    Highly Commended Gweneth Wisewould Portrait Prize, Trentham Art Show
2017    Best Other Media, Trentham Art Show
2017    Hangers Award, Trentham Art Show
2016    Finalist, Rick Amor Drawing Prize
2016    Finalist, Paul Guest Prize
2016    Professional Development Grant – Hume City Council Art Awards
2016    Finalist, Who’s Looking At You? Portrait Prize
2013    Finalist, Mortimore Art Prize

Associations / Membership

Current member of NAVA (National Association for the Visual Arts)
Current member of Macedon Ranges Art Trail

Teaching

Current classes >here