Denese Oates

BIOGRAPHY
  • 1955 – Born in Orange, NSW
  • 1974-77 – Dip Art (Ed), Alexander Mackie College of Advanced Education (now College of Fine Art, University of NSW)

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 SOLO EXHIBITIONS   GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 2016 – “Out of the cracks crawls green”, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
  • 2014 – “Ratoon”, Beaver Galleries, Canberra
  • 2014 – “New Sculpture”, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
  • 2012 – “Hybrids”, Beaver Galleries, Canberra
  • 2011 – Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW
  • 2011 – “A walk in the woods”, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
  • 2010 – Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW
  • 2009 – Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney Beaver Galleries, Canberra
  • 2007 – Beaver Galleries, Canberra
  • 2007 – BMG Art, Adelaide
  • 2007 – “Vascular”, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
  • 2005 – Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
  • 2004 – “Cu Flotilla”, Beaver Galleries, Canberra
  • 2003 – Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
  • 2001 – Beaver Galleries, Canberra
  • 1999 – “Embodiment”, Beaver Galleries, Canberra
  • 1998 – “Cargo Cult”, Cargo Cult Wines Gallery, Orange
  • 1996 – “Metal Delusions”, Beaver Galleries, Canberra
  • 1994 – “Masks”, Beaver Galleries, Canberra
  • 1994 – Blaxland Gallery, Sydney
  • 1993 – “Masks”, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
  • 1989 – “Warshirts and Wings”, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
  • 1987 – “Body Decoration”, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
  • 1985 – “The Kimono Show”, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
  • 1984 – “The Valentine Show”, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
  • 1983 – “Quipus Memoirs”, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
  • 1983 – “Quipus Memoirs – Masks in Paper”, Fremantle Art Gallery, WA
  • 1983 – “Quipus Memoirs”, Penrith Regional Art Gallery, NSW
  •  2017 – Artisans in the Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
  • 2017 – Hidden, Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney
  • 2017 – A Stella Renaissance, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
  • 2017 – Sculpture in the Valley, Kangaroo Valley, NSW
  • 2017 – Sculpture at Scenic World 2017, Katoomba, NSW
  • 2017 – North Sydney Art Prize, Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability, Waverton, NSW
  • 2015 – Alternate Forms, Kensington Contemporary, Chippendale, NSW
  • 2015 – The Piano Has Been Drinking, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW
  • 2015 – North Sydney Art Prize, Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability, Waverton, NSW
  • 2015 – Sculpture 2015, Joint Sculpture Show, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney.
  • 2014 – 2014 UWS Sculpture Award. Sydney
  • 2013 – Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Sydney
  • 2013 – Lambrigg Station, Tharwa, ACT The Woollahra
  • 2013- Artisans in the Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
  • 2013- Sculpture Walk, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
  • 2013- Harbour Sculpture, The Deckhouse, Hunters Hill, NSW.
  • 2013 – Gallery Artists, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney.
  • 2013 – The Pomegranate Project, North Sydney Art Prize, Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability, Waverton, NSW
  • 2012 – Small Works, Beaver Galleries, Canberra, ACT
  • 2012 – Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne.
  • 2012 – 2012 UWS Sculpture Award. Sydney
  • 2012 – Sculpture 2012, Group Sculpture Show, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney.
  • 2011 – Willoughby Sculpture Prize, Incinerator Art Space, Sydney
  • 2011 – Sculpture Ten, Incinerator Art Space, Willoughby
  • 2010 – Artisans in the Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.
  • 2010 – 2010 UWS Sculpture Award
  • 2009 – The Packsaddle Exhibition, New England Regional Art Museum, NSW.
  • 2009 – Willoughby Sculpture Prize, Sydney
  • 2009 – Windows on Pain, NSW
  • 2008 – Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne.
  • 2006 – Shelf Life. Delmar Gallery, Sydney.
  • 2006 – UWS Sculpture Award 2006. Sydney.
  • 2006 – Artisans in the Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.
  • 2006 – Willoughby Art Prize, finalist, Willoughby Council, Sydney.
  • 2006 – Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne.
  • 2006 – The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, South Australian Museum, S.A.
  • 2006 – Winter Solace: Indulgence, Cowra Art Gallery, NSW.
  • 2006 – Featured Artist, Eden Gardens, Sydney .
  • 2006 – Sculpture 2006, Group Sculpture Show, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney.
  • 2005 – 2005 ‌ The Year in Art, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
  • 2005 – Recent Sculpture: Metamorphosis and Materiality, The Delmar Gallery, Syndey.
  • 2004 – University of Western Sydney Acquisitive Sculpture Award and Exhibition
  • 2004 – Melbourne Art Fair, with Stella Downer Fine Art.
  • 2004 – Singular Visions, Cowra Art Gallery, NSW.
  • 2004 – Sculpture 2004, Group Sculpture Show, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney.
  • 2003 – The Alumni 2003, Kudos Gallery, Sydney.
  • 2003 – 50 / fifty exhibition, New England Regional Art Museum, NSW.
  • 2003 – Sculpture in the Vines, Hunter Valley, NSW
  • 2003 – Sculpture 2003, Group Sculpture Show, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney.
  • 2002 – 50 / fifty exhibition, New England Regional Art Museum, NSW.
  • 2002 – Sculpture in the City, Martin Place, Sydney.
  • 2002 – Sculpture 2002 Twelve Galleries, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney.
  • 2001 – The Alumni 2001, Kudos Gallery, Sydney.
  • 2001 – CoFA Alumni Exhibition Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney.
  • 2001 – Alumni on paper, Kudos Gallery, Sydney.
  • 2001 – Packsaddle Studio Exhibition, New England Regional Art Museum, NSW.
  • 2000 – Postcards – Images of the 20th Century, Fairfield City Museum and Gallery, NSW.
  • 1999 – The Packsaddle Exhibition, New England Regional Art Museum, NSW.
  • 1999 – On The Tiles, The Sir Herman Black Gallery, Sydney.
  • 1999 – The Alumni 1999, Kudos Gallery, Sydney.
  • 1998 – The Alumni 1500, Kudos Gallery, Sydney.
  • 1998 – The Sculptors Society Show, Parliament House, Sydney.
  • 1998 – Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi to Tamarama walk, Sydney.
  • 1997 – The Packsaddle Exhibition, New England Regional Art Museum, NSW.
  • 1997 – Memento, Makers Mark Gallery, Sydney
  • 1996 – The Alumni Show, Works Gallery, Sydney
  • 1996 – Head First, Craftwest Gallery, Perth, WA.
  • 1996 – 50 / fifty exhibition, New England Regional Art
    Museum, NSW.
  • 1995 – Ironside, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.
  • 1995 – The Packsaddle Exhibition, New England Regional Art Museum, NSW.
  • 1995 – The Alumni Show, Works Gallery, Sydney.
  • 1995 – The Really Big Paper Show, Broken Hill Regional Gallery, Tamworth Regional Gallery.
  • 1994 – The Really Big Paper Show, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney University.
  • 1994 – The Alice Prize Exhibition, Alice Springs, NT.
  • 1994 – The Alumni Show, Works Gallery, Sydney.
  • 1992 – The Packsaddle Exhibition, New England Regional Art Museum, NSW.
  • 1992 – The Alice Prize Exhibition, Alice Springs, NT.
  • 1992 – Open Endings, University of NSW College of Fine Arts Alumni Association Exhibition. CFA Gallery.
  • 1989 – Individual Views of Eroticism, Breewood Galleries, Katoomba, NSW.
  • 1988 – Women 88 Awards, Devise Arts, Melbourne.
  • 1988 – In Context, Cockatoo Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania.
  • 1987 – Australian Papermakers, Breewood Galleries,
    Katoomba, NSW.
  • 1985 – The Kimono Show, Crafts Council Gallery, ACT.
  • 1985 – Evolution of Style – Ornamental Sources, Craft Centre Gallery, Sydney.
  • 1984 – Ah Tissue, Tasmanian School of Art Gallery, Hobart.
  • 1984 – Paper Chase, The Robert McDougall Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • 1983 – Represented in the Australian Paper Exhibition at the International Paper Conference, Kyoto, Japan.
  • 1982 – The Paper Show, Women and Arts Festival, Wollongong City Gallery.
  • 1982 – The Jabberwock Paper Show, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney.
  • 1981 – Continuum, The Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney.
  • 1980 – Ten Young Artists, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney.
  • 1979 – The Archibald Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW.
  • 1978 – The Sulman Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW.
  • 1978 – The Harbour Exhibition, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney.
  • 1977 – Blaxland Gallery, Sydney.
  • 1976 – Hogarth Gallery, Sydney.

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COLLECTIONS PUBLICATIONS
  • Parliament House, Canberra
  • Artbank, Sydney
  • Optus, Sydney
  • University of Sydney Union Art Collection, Sydney
  • University of New South Wales, Sydney
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW
  • Wollongong City Art Gallery, NSW
  • Burnie Art Gallery, Tas
  • Rockhampton Art Gallery, Qld
  • Orange Regional Gallery, NSW
  • New England Regional Art Museum, NSW
  • Alexander Mackie Collection, Sydney
  • Parliament House, Canberra
  • Christchurch City Collection, NZ
  • Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW
  • North Sydney Council, NSW
  • Sasha Grishin, Twist on organic growth, The Canberra Times, 21 February, 2012
  • Sasha Grishin, Sculpture inspired by Keats’ dream-vision of nature, The Canberra Times, 14 April, 2009
  • Stephanie Scroope, Delicate manipulations, The Canberra Times, 22 February, 2007
  • Charly Olgivie, Accomplished, engaging, The Canberra Times, 26 February, 2007
  • Bridie Macgillicuddy, Ambiguous Modalities, Craft Arts International, No. 64 2005
  • Sonia Barron, Wonder of nature in painstaking detail, The Canberra Times, 29 June, 2001
  • Cassie Proudfoot, Sculptures that grew out of canvas, The Canberra Times, 18 June, 2001
  • Myra McIntyre, Ideals found in works, The Canberra Times, 29 September, 1999.
  • Kathleen McNamara, Review of Cargo Cult, The Central Western Daily 21 November, 1998.
  • Meredith Hinchcliffe, Metaphoric masks come to life, The Canberra Times, 31 August, 1996.
  • NAVA, Who’s Who of Australian Visual Artists, Thorpe, 1995.
  • Meredith Hinchcliffe, Hidden mystery of the mask, The Canberra Times, 18 February, 1994.
  • Grace Cochrane, The Crafts Movement in Australia – A History, University of NSW Press, Aug 1992.
  • Max Germaine, Dictionary of Women Artists of Australia, 1991.
  • Max Germaine, Artists and Galleries of Australia, 1990.
  • Elwyn Lynn, An Artist On The Ascent, The Weekend Australian, 1-2 July 1989.
  • Nevill Drury, New Art Two – New Directions in Australian Contemporary Art, Craftsman House, 1988.
  • Leeta Keens, Moulding Opinion, Belle Magazine, February/March 1988.
  • John Clare, Works in Paper, Craft Arts, No. 5, February/April 1986.
  • Shan Small, Be Crafty, The Sun Herald, 25 August 1985.
  • Glena Neild, Artists seek recognition in male-only domain, The Australian, 23 September 1982.
  • Fia Cumming, Artbank Opens Doors To ‘Valuables, The Financial Australian, 13 August 1980.
  • Arthur McIntyre, Harbour Theme Stimulates Touch of Satire, The Australian, 28 January 1978.
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