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Helen McCullagh

Julia Griffin



1958                       Born Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

1971-74                  Willoughby Workshop

1977-79                  Diploma of Visual Arts - Sydney College of the Arts

1981                       Post-graduate studies - Central School of Art, London

1982                       Bachelor of Visual Arts - Sydney College of the Arts.

1990-2005              Casual teaching at Armidale and Tamworth Technical Colleges.

                               Printmaking workshops for school and TAFE students held in own studio.       


Solo Exhibitions


1983                       Parmenter Gallery, Walcha

1988                       Coventry, Sydney

                               Cintra Galleries, Brisbane

1990                       Coventry, Sydney

1992                       New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale

                               Coventry, Sydney

1994                       Coventry, Sydney

1996                       Coventry, Sydney

                               Woodbyne Gallery, Jaspers Brush, NSW

1997                       The Old School Gallery, Walcha

1999                       Coventry, Sydney

2002                       Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney

2004                       “Familiar Territory” - New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale

                               “New Paintings” Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney

2007                       Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney

                               “From the Road” - New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale

2009                       “From the Road II” - Moree Plains Gallery, NSW

2010                       “Last Light” – Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW

                               “From Walcha to Gulgong” – Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong, NSW

2011                       “Recent Paintings" - Walcha Gallery of Art, Walcha, NSW

                               “Walking Larapinta” – New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale

2014                       “Out West” – Weswal Gallery, Tamworth, NSW

2015                       Maunsell Wickes, Paddington, NSW

2016                       Walcha Gallery of Art, NSW

2017                       Maunsell Wickes, Paddington, NSW

                               “Inside Space” – New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale


Group Exhibitions


1979                       NSW Travelling Art Scholarship, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

1986                       "Artists from North West N.S.W." - Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

                               "Sydney Printmakers" - Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

1987                       "Five Northern Printmakers" - Weswal Gallery, Tamworth

1988                       "New Works from the Studio" - Coventry, Sydney

                               "The Packsaddle Show" - NERAM, Armidale

                               "Black and White" - Coventry, Sydney

1989                       "Griffin, Sahm, Kensell, King" - Tamworth City Art Gallery

                               "15 Shopping Days to Christmas" - Coventry, Sydney

1990                       "A Young Collectors Exhibition" - Coventry, Sydney

                               "66 Works from the Stockroom" - Coventry, Sydney

1991                       "New Art Five Book Launch" - Coventry, Sydney

                               "The Packsaddle Show" - NERAM, Armidale

                               "The Christmas Show" - Coventry, Sydney

1992                       "Works on Paper" - Coventry, Sydney

                               "Works on Paper" - Ben Grady, Canberra

1993                       "On the Other Hand" - S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

                               "Northern Artists" - Coffin Creek Shed, Mudgee

                               "A Survey of Local Contemporary Practise" - Tamworth City Art Gallery

1994                       "Roger Griffin, Julia Griffin, Stephen King" - Coffin Creek Shed, Mudgee

                               "Obsession" - Coventry Collection - Works on Paper - Campbelltown City Art Gallery, Travelling Exhibition.

1995                       "Australia Felix" - Emu Plains Woolshed, Benalla

                               "Ironsides" - The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

                               "Portia Geach Memorial Award" - S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

1996                       "Julia Griffin, Stephen King and Roger Griffin" – Coffin Creek, Mudgee

                               “Elevations”, Old School Gallery, Walcha

1997                       "Julia Griffin, Stephen King and Roger Griffin" – Coffin Creek Shed, Mudgee

                               "The Opening" - The Walcha Old School Gallery, Walcha.

1998                       "The Print Show" - Coffin Creek, Mudgee

                               "Work from Coffin Creek Shed Mudgee" - Old School Gallery, Walcha

                               "Etchings" – Coventry, Sydney

1999                       "1999 Coventry Diary" – Coventry, Sydney

2001                       “Xmas Show” – Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney

2002                       “First Exhibition of 2002” – Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney.

                               “Norvill Art Prize 2002” – Murrurundi, NSW

                               “New England Art Society – Spring Exhibition” – Highly commended

2003                       “Walcha City of Art” – New Contemporaries, QVB, Sydney.

                               “Country Energy Landscape Painting Prize” – NERAM, Armidale

                               “Walcha City of Art” – Old School Gallery, Walcha

                               “Brian Moore Memorial Exhibition” – Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney

                               “Bulldust to Bitumen Art Show”, Walgett, NSW

                               “Surface Memories” – Tamworth City Art Gallery

2004                       “New England Picture” – New England Regional Art Museum

                               Mosman Art Prize – Mosman Art Gallery

                               Festival of the Black Soil Plains – Moree Plains Gallery

                               Scone Art Prize – Scone Arts & Craft Centre

                               Country Energy Landscape Painting Prize – Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

                               “CountryScapes” – Sydney Opera House Exhibition Hall

                               Norvill Art Prize 2004 – Murrurundi, NSW 

2005                       “The Land” - Gallery 47, Rylstone, NSW                       

2006                       “Launch” – Harrison Galleries, Paddington

                               “Regional Encounters” – Tamworth Regional Gallery

                               “Moving Art” Exhibition and Auction

                               “Walcha City of Art – Contemporary Australian Art” – Karlovy Vary Art  Gallery, Czech Republic

                               SAAS opening exhibition, Tamworth

                               “Crossing New England”, The Armidale Gallery, Armidale

                               Norvill Art Prize 2006 – Murrurundi, NSW

                               Redlands Westpac Art Prize – Invited Artist – Mosman Art Gallery

                               “New England Contemporaries III” – New England Regional Art Museum

2007                       “Less is More” – Tamworth Regional Gallery

                               “Country Energy Landscape Painting Prize” – Dubbo Regional Gallery

2008                       “Countryscapes” - The Gunnery, Woolloomooloo

                               “Country Energy Landscape Painting Prize”- Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery

                               Norvill Art Prize 2008 – Murrurundi, NSW

2009                       Muswellbrook Open Art Prize

                               “Six Australian Painters” – Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries, Paddington

                               Walcha Gallery of Art – Opening exhibition

2010                      “In(two)art” – Maitland Regional Gallery, NSW, Touring exhibition of artist couples

                              “Bulldust to Bitumen Art Show”, Walgett, NSW

                              Norvill Art Prize 2010 – Murrurundi, NSW

                              “Going Bush” – Joint exhibition with Stephen King - Galerie am park, Vienna, Austria

2011                      Aspects – Goondiwindi, QLD

                              Open Outback Art Prize - Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery

                              Countryscapes – Bathurst Regional Gallery

2012                      “In(two)art” – S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

                              Coventry’s Artists – New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale

                              The Drawing Show – Walcha Gallery of Art, NSW

2013                      Stephen King, Julia Griffin, Nigel White – Walcha Gallery of Art, NSW

                              The Kunderang Show- Walcha Gallery of Art, NSW

2014                      Walcha City of Art 10 years Anniversary – Walcha Gallery of Art, NSW

2015                      “Art and the Land” – Kogarah City Council, NSW

                              Christmas Exhibition – Walcha Gallery of Art, NSW

2016                      Janet Clayton Gallery, Paddington, NSW – courtesy Weswal Gallery, NSW

2017                      The Kelton Plain Artist Residency – The Raglan Gallery, Cooma, NSW – courtesy of Defiance Gallery

2018                      4x4 Printmakers – Weswal Gallery, Tamworth

                              City of Light – Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW






The Regent of Sydney

Baker and McKenzie

Campbelltown City Art Gallery

Tamworth Regional Gallery

Maitland Regional Gallery

Private collections Australia, USA, Hong Kong, U.K., Austria

Norvill Art Prize 2002 – Commended

Norvill Art Prize 2008 – Winner - People’s Choice

Bulldust to Bitumen Art Show - Winner – Landscape Prize

Norvill Art Prize 2010 – Highly Commended




New Art Five, Edited by Neville Drury, 1991

The Financial Review, September 1992

SMH, Page 14, October 2, 1992 by Bronwyn Watson

SMH, Spectrum, June 1, 1996 by John McDonald

SMH, Page 6, March 27, 2001, by Andrew Stevenson, Rural reporter

Artreach (Regional Arts NSW) June 2002, Page 24 by Cath Ovenden

The Australian, Page 17, June 20, 2003 by Tim Hughes

Artreach, Page 16-17, June 2003 by Jane Shadbolt and John McDonald

The Land, Magazine, Page 1, July 3, 2003 by Melissa Lang

“Walcha City of Art” colour catalogue – edited by John McDonald and published by New Contemporaries, QVB, Sydney

"Surface Memories" colour catalogue - published by Tamworth City Art Gallery, December 2003

The Newcastle Herald, Weekender, Page 8-9, February 21, 2004 by Darrell Croker

Armidale Express, Page 11, April 14, 2004

The Land, Magazine, Page 2, April 22, 2004

“New England Picture” catalogue and front cover - published by NERAM, 2004

The Daily Telegraph – Sydney Live Page 18, Dec 9, 2004 – Best arts shows of the week

SMH, Spectrum June 4-5 2005 by John McDonald

SMH, Spectrum, Page 16, June 3-4, 2006 “A reality Czech from Walcha” by John McDonald

Armidale Express – Page 1, Sept 17, 2007

Home Beautiful Magazine, Page 72, July 2009 - “Home Grown” by Karen Cotton

You Magazine, Page 13, August 2009 - “The Art of Living” by Wendy Spooner

The Courier Mail, Escape, Page 30, March 13-14, 2010 – “Rustic Renaissance” by Marea Donnelly

Daily Telegraph, Escape, Page 67, April 15, 2010 - “Beauty cut by hand and nature” by Marea Donnelly

ABC Radio NENW interview with Morning presenter Kelly Fuller – June 28, 2010

ABC Radio NENW, 22 March 2016 – 'New works by artist Julia Griffin' #np on #SoundCloud - interview with Kelly Fuller > listen



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