* 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.

Winner (Drawing)2017 Waverley Art Prize

 

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 $5200

 

 

 

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

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

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.

 

CV

Education

1997       Bachelor of Visual Art Institute of the Arts ANU

Solo exhibitions

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

Queanbeyan City Council Regional Art Awards exhibition

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

Queanbeyan City Council Regional Art Awards exhibition

2010       Queanbeyan City Council Regional Art Awards exhibition

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

Queanbeyan City Council

2008     ReGeneration, with Maxine Price, Q Gallery, Queanbeyan

2007       Queanbeyan City Council Art Prize

2006       Queanbeyan City Council Art Prize

2001       Canberra Art Prize exhibition

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

Awards and prizes

2017       Finalist Waverley Art Prize

Finalist by invitation Kedumba Drawing 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

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

 

Download Claire Primrose Artist Statement and CV (PDF)