* Claire Primrose | Stanley Street Gallery

* Claire Primrose

Represented by Stanley Street Gallery

 

Inspired and informed by many different locations from the Australian landscape. Primrose is interested in recreating the surfaces, textures and colours evocative of a particular place, although each work is a culmination of many different images, spaces and experiences, achieved through memory and experimentation.

Primrose’s method of working is integral to her art practice. She works outside on location and incorporate elements of her surroundings, she gathers soil and water samples from these field trips and uses these samples in her work.

"Fragments of my immediate inspiration form the framework of the composition".

Primrose is interested in the interplay between her chosen medium (spray enamel) with the natural elements she has collected. Salt water is used to repel and react against the spray enamel paint. It also occasionally acts as a tool for oxidation, mimicking an act of nature.

"All of these processes are hard to control, it is the ‘surprise’ element; or ‘happy accident’ that I am most interested in pursuing".

Based in Queanbeyan, Claire Primrose studied Visual Art at the Australian National University, majoring in Printmaking and graduated in 1997. She has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Art Education and has taught both Visual Art and Dance at various high schools in Canberra. Her work draws inspiration from the Australian landscape.

"I am interested in recreating the surfaces, textures and colours evocative of a particular place, although each work is a culmination of many different images, spaces and experiences, achieved through memory and experimentation."

Primrose has participated in group and solo exhibitions both locally and nationally. Career highlights include being selected for the Exploration 14 exhibition Flinders Lane Gallery Melbourne, the DIRECTION NOW> national touring exhibition with 10 other artists who also focus on abstraction, and the Introducing exhibition at The Stanley Street Gallery. Her work has also recently been selected for the Paddington Art Prize, The Hawkesbury Art Prize, Morton Bay Art Prize, the Norville Art Prize, and the Whyalla Art prize. She has been awarded winner of the Queanbeyan Regional Art Prize in 2009 and also in 2015.

Claire Primrose Wish You Were Here #2 2017 Mixed media on linen 150x150cm $5200 Sold

Claire Primrose Wish You Were Here #2 2017 Mixed media on linen 150x150cm SOLD

 

 

 

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Click Here - Moving Mountains 9th August - 2nd September 2017 to View Exhibition

Claire Primrose, Assembled Landscape, Mixed Media on Linen, 2016

Claire Primrose, Assembled Landscape, Mixed Media on Linen, 2016 SOLD

Bio

Based in Queanbeyan, Claire Primrose studied Visual Art at the Australian National University, majoring in Printmaking and graduated in 1997.  She has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Art Education and has taught both Visual Art and Dance at various high schools in Canberra.

Her work draws inspiration from the Australian landscape.

Education

1997 Bachelor of Visual Art Institute of the Arts ANU

Awards and prizes

2017
Finalist Waverley Art Prize
Winner Waverley Art Prize (drawing)
Finalist Flanagan Art Exhibition Award
Finalist by invitation Kedumba Drawing Award
Finalist Fisher’s Ghost Award Award (Contemporary)
Finalist Hornsby Art Prize (Drawing)
Finalist Clifton’s Art Prize, Canberra
Finalist Korean Australian Art Foundation Award

2016
Finalist hunters Hill Art Exhibition
Finalist Moreton Bay Art Prize
Winner Goulburn Regional Art Award
Finalist Paul Guest Drawing Prize
Finalist Waverley Art Prize
Finalist Flanagan Art Exhibition Award
Finalist Paul Guest Drawing Prize
Finalist Fisher’s Ghost Art Award (Drawing)
Finalist Hornsby Art Prize ( Drawing)

2015
Winner, Queanbeyan City Council Regional Art Awards
Winner, Capital Chemist Canberra Art Prize
Finalist, Whyalla Art Prize, South Australia

2014
Finalist, Norvill Art Prize, New South Wales

2013
Winner, CAPO Eckersley’s Materials Award, Canberra Museum and Gallery
Finalist, Moreton Bay Art Prize
Finalist, Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize (Drawing and printmaking)
Finalist, Goulburn Art Award

2012
Highly commended, Hawkesbury Art Prize
Finalist, Scope Galleries Art Prize – Art Concerning the Environment
Finalist, Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize (Contemporary)
Finalist, Paddington Art Prize

2010
Highly commended, Queanbeyan City Council Regional Art Awards

2009
Winner, Queanbeyan City Council Regional Art Awards

2000
Short-listed (top 10), Canberra Art Prize

Solo exhibitions

2017 Moving Mountains, Stanley Street Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney Assembled Landscapes, Goulburn Regional Gallery
2015 Memory Mapping, FORM Studio and Gallery, Queanbeyan
2014 Memory Mapping, The Art Vault, Mildura
2013 Time Travellers, The Art Vault, Mildura
2012 Then and Now, FORM Studio and Gallery, Queanbeyan
2000 DIY, Australian Defence Force Academy Library Gallery, Canberra

Group exhibitions


2017 Presence: Two Visions of Landscape with Ros Auld, curated by Peter Haynes, Goulburn Regional Gallery and Orange Regional Gallery

2015 ...INTRODUCING, Stanley Street Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney
Direction Now, a national touring exhibition, Caboolture Gallery
Ground Work, Stanley Street Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney

2014 Balancing Act, FORM Studio and Gallery, Queanbeyan
Direction Now, Lismore Regional Gallery; Glasshouse Gallery, Port Macquarie; Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn, Melbourne
Exploration 14, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
Capital Arts Patrons’ Organisation (CAPO) exhibition, Canberra Museum and Gallery

2013 After the Fire, Blank Space Gallery, Surrey Hills, Sydney
Active Participants, with Kerry McInnis and Robyn Kinsela, FORM Studio and Gallery, Queanbeyan
CAPO exhibition, Canberra Museum and Gallery

2012 Time Travellers, FORM Studio and Gallery, Queanbeyan
ClimARTe Change, FORM Studio and Gallery, Queanbeyan
CAPO exhibition, M16 Artspace, Griffith, Canberra

2011 Setting the Scene, FORM Studio and Gallery, Queanbeyan The Three of Us, FORM Studio and Gallery, Queanbeyan

2009 From Little Things Big Things Grow, Q Gallery, Queanbeyan Queanbeyan City Council

2008 ReGeneration, with Maxine Price, Q Gallery, Queanbeyan

2000 Unhung Heroes, Made in Australia Gallery, Deakin, Canberra
Canberra Art Prize exhibition

1996 Multiple Visions, Australian National Capital Artists (ANCA) Gallery, Canberra
Joint Print Project, University of Western Sydney, Macarthur, Photospace, ITA ACT

 

Published reviews and publication features

Claire Primrose and Kerry Johns display two distinct approaches to the Australian landscape, review by Peter Haynes, The Canberra Times, May 2015, http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act- news/canberra-life/claire-primrose-and-kerry-johns-display-two-distinct-approaches-to-the- australian-landscape-20150520-gh6a4h.html

Review of Balancing Act at Queanbeyan's FORM Studio and Gallery, review by Peter Haynes, The Canberra Times, December 2014, http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-life/review- of-balancing-act-at-queanbeyans-form-studio-and-gallery-20141204-120o5d.html

Art with a climate change, review by Helen Musa, City New

Acquisitions and Collections:

2017 Goulburn Regional Art Gallery permanent collection

 

Claire Primrose CV December 2017 (Download PDF)