ZOE GREY
SOMETHINGS ALWAYS MISSING


I make paintings about my home, Marrawah, a remote coastal town on the western edge  of lutruwita/Tasmania. I grew up there, in a house on the oceans shore with my family. We lived closely with the rugged landscape and the wild weather that is so unique to that part of the world. I have always felt a strong connection to my home, to the memories it
holds. The experiences I’ve had in that place underpin my sense of self. Now, I am based in nipaluna/Hobart, so the paintings in this body of work are made through distance - memory and familiarity my painterly guide.

Marrawah is a place I know intimately, but each time I return home, it offers me something new - a particular bend in
a tree I haven’t noticed, or the low autumn light hitting a patch of lichen in a different way. I paint to capture my experience of that landscape, to nurture and unpack my feelings for that place. My connection is evolving, the place changing, so the job will never be done. I acknowledge the original and ongoing custodians of the land this work stands on, the kamilaroi people, and pay my deepest respects to elders past, present and emerging who care for and connect to this country. I also pay my respects to the traditional owners of the land this work was made on, the muwinina people and the land this work is about, the peeraper people
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Learning to Swim
Learning to Swim

79 x 80cm Oil on Board $3250

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Against the Rock
Against the Rock

79 x 80cm Oil on Board $3250

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The Entry
The Entry

81 x 61cm Oil on Board $2950

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Beside, Beneath
Beside, Beneath

81 x 61cm Oil on Board $2950

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Pigface Falling
Pigface Falling

61 x 60cm Oil on Board $2450

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Little Swim
Little Swim

61 x 60cm Oil on Board $2450

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Island Tree
Island Tree

53 x 40cm Oil on Board $1950

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The Suns Kindness To Us
The Suns Kindness To Us

53 x 40cm Oil on Board $1950

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Where The Land Curves Inward
Where The Land Curves Inward

99 x 130cm Oil on Board $4650

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Somewhere In Between
Somewhere In Between

99 x 130cm Acrylic, Oil on Canvas $4650

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Shucked
Shucked

40 x 53cm Oil on Board $1950

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Gum Falling
Gum Falling

53 x 41cm Oil on Board $1950

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Zoe Grey is an emerging contemporary painter who grew up in Marrawah, a raw and remote place, on the far Northwest tip of lutruwita/Tasmania. Zoe graduated with First Class Honours from the School of Creative Arts and Media, University of Tasmania in 2018. She has exhibited nationally, with solo shows in Tasmania and NSW and her work is held in private collections internationally. Zoe was finalist in the 2021 Hadley’s Art Prize and the 2021 Paddington Art Prize. She is currently based in nipaluna/Hobart, pursuing her practice at the Artist Run Initiative Good Grief Studios.

EDUCATION


November 2018 – First Class Honours Fine Arts, School of Creative Arts, Hunter Street, Hobart,
Tasmania.
November 2016 - Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of Creative Arts, Hunter Street, Hobart, Tasmania.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


November 2021 - Linger, School House Gallery, Rosny, Tasmania.
July 2021 – Just Between Us, Despard Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania.
February 2021 – Return, Recall, AK Bellinger Gallery, Inverell, NSW.
April 2020 – Thanks to a Place I Know, Despard Gallery, Hobart.
June 2018 – Where I am, Who I am, Little Gallery, Devonport Regional Gallery, Devonport, Tasmania.
April 2017 – Into the West, Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania.
February 2017 - PLACE, Time Out on Emmett, Smithton, Tasmania.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 

December 2021 – Summer Show, Despard Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania.
December 2020 – Summer Show, Despard Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania.
August 2020 – Circular Head Arts Festival, Smithton, Tasmania, Australia.
March 2020 – Modern Love, AK Bellinger Gallery, Inverell, NSW.
January 2020 – Frontlines, Salamanca Art Center, Hobart.
December 2019 - Summer Show, Despard Gallery, Hobart.
October 2019 – Burnie Shines Featured Artists, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Burnie, Tasmania.
June 2019 – Mermaides in the Basement, Good Greif Studios, Hobart.
April 2019 – Young Blood, Despard Gallery, Hobart.
April 2019 – Good Grief Grand Opening, Good Greif Studios, Hobart.
December 2018 – Summer Show, Despard Gallery, Hobart.
November 2018 – Graduation Exhibition, School of Creative Arts, Hobart.
October 2018 – Not Another Landscape, Gallery by Joshua, Hobart.
August 2018 – WIP Honors Exhibition, Entrepot Gallery, Hobart.
December 2017 – Pop Up Gallery Marrawah, Green Point, Marrawah.
December 2017 – Members Exhibition, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart.
January 2017 - New Artists at the Henry Jones, The Packing Room, Hobart.
November 2016 - ACOC (Without a K) with Tim Steiner, Red Shed, Hobart.
November 2016 – Graduation Exhibition, School of Creative Arts, Hobart.
October 2016 – Here nor There, Entrepot Gallery, Hobart.
August 2015 – Apophenia, Second Year Painting exhibition, Entrepot Gallery, Hobart.

 

AWARDS
 

November 2021 - Finalist, Henry Jones Art Prize, The Packing Room, Hobart, Tasmania.
October 2021 - Finalist, Paddington Art Prize, Defiance Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
July 2021 – Finalist, Hadley’s Art Prize, Hadley’s Hotel, Hobart, TAS.
November 2019 - Finalist, Henry Jones Art Prize, The Packing Room, Hobart, Tasmania.
October 2019 – Finalist, RACT Tasmanian Portraiture Prize, Long Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania.
June 2019 – Finalist, Bay of Fires Art Prize, Tidal Waters Resort, St Helens.
November 2018 – Finalist, Henry Jones Art Prize, The Packing Room, Hobart, Tasmania.
August 2016 – Finalist, Birhcalls Contemporary Art Prize, Academy Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania.

 

RESIDENCIES
 

August/September 2021 – King Island Artist Residency, King Island Tasmania.
 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
 

Current - Public Officer at Good Grief Studios Inc., Hobart, TAS
March 2021 – Project Manager, Body Party, Good Grief Studios, Hobart.
2019/2020 – Teachers Assistant, Art Department, Bayview Secondary College, Rokeby, TAS.
January 2021 - Venue Coordinator, Bighart Acoustic Life of Boat Sheds, Launceston, TAS.
September 2020 - Bighart Project O mentor, Taslaska ‘Peripheries’, Wynyard, TAS.
September 2019 – Project Manager, The grafting Laboratory, Good Greif Studios.