Frances Feasey CV and Artist Statement

Solo Exhibitions 
2017 Trees and Light (Feb - April) Tamworth Regional Gallery Tamworth
2016 Chasing the Sun (Oct) Gallery One88 Katoomba
2015 Beyond Trees of Man (1 May - 2 June) Weswal Gallery Tamworth
2014-2015 Trees of Man (Dec - Jan) Gloucester Regional Gallery Gloucester
2013 The Welcome (1-12 May) Chrissie Cotter Gallery Camperdown
2012 Beyond the Echoing Green (4-8 July) Chrissie Cotter Gallery Camperdown
2011 Participated in Marrickville Open Studio Trail
2007 Contemplations (Sept-Oct) NewView Gallery Newtown
2005 Where the Wild Things Grow (Feb-Mar) Gladstone Hotel Art Space Dulwich Hill

Group Shows

2019 The Other Art Fair - Barangaroo, Sydney
2019 Prize Winner Hawkesbury Art Prize, Purple Noon Gallery NSW
2018 From Mountains to the Plains group show Weswal Gallery Tamworth NSW
2018 The Framing Store Braddon Prize– M16 Drawing Prize M16 Art Space Griffith ACT
2018 Ways of Seeing Landscape II Purple Noon Gallery Freeman's Reach
2017/2018 A Wilful, Lavish Land group show Gunnedah Creative Arts Gallery Gunnedah
2017 Sticks and Stones Work of Art Community Gallery Gunnedah
2016 NSW Parliament Plein air Painting Prize, Sydney Parliament House Sydney
2016 (3rd prize) Infinities of Blue, Parliament House Sydney
2014 Christmas Group Show Weswal gallery Tamworth
2014 Norvill Art Prize Exhibition RSL Gallery Murrurundi
2013 Hawkesbury Art Prize Purple Noon Gallery Freemans Reach
2013 Muswellbrook Art Prize Muswellbrook Regional Gallery Muswellbrook
2013 The Glebe Art Show Glebe Library Glebe
2013 Waverley Art Prize Waverley Woollahra Art School Bondi
2012 Dobell Drawing Prize Art Gallery of NSW Sydney
2012 Hawkesbury Art Prize Purple Noon Gallery Richmond
2012 Fisher Ghost Art Award Campbelltown Art Gallery Campbelltown
2011 Christmas show  Weswal Gallery Tamworth
2011 NSW Parliament Plein air Painting Prize Sydney Parliament House
2010 The Glebe Art Show Glebe Library Glebe
2010 Norvill Art Prize Exhibition RSL Gallery Murrurundi
2009 The Glebe Art Show Glebe Library Glebe
2008 Shelf Life Delmar Gallery Ashfield
2008 Norvill Art Prize Exhibition RSL Gallery, Murrurundi
2008 Portia Geach Memorial Award S.H. Ervin Gallery The Rocks
2007 Shelf Life Delmar Gallery Ashfield
2007 (highly commended) The Glebe Art Show Glebe Library Glebe
2006 Shelf Life Delmar Gallery, Ashfield
2006 Portia Geach Memorial Award S.H. Ervin Gallery The Rocks
2006 Norvill Art Prize Exhibition RSL Gallery Murrurundi
2006 (highly commended) The Glebe Art Show Glebe Library Glebe
2005 Small Wonders Exhibition Delmar Gallery  Ashfield
2005 Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship Brett Whiteley Studio Surry Hills
2004 Tree In Changing Light Bower House Gallery Milton

Commission and other achievements
2019 Awarded Glenhuntly Artist Residency Bilpin NSW two weeks
2015 Paintings for Hornsby Hospital, Hornsby
2018 Judged Gunnedah Art Show, Gunnedah
2013 judged Nundle Art Prize, Nundle

 

Artist Statement - Current work 

I am working on a series of drawings titled Nature As We Know It Is No More - Fluffy Trees Series, making reference to the bush fires of 2019. Regularly I venture out into the Blue Mountains NSW area, particularly Bilpin (that was hit badly by the fires) and start observing and drawing the ‘fluffy’ trees. It fascinates me how these burnt natives now look.

Uncharacteristically they have sprouted new leaves everywhere along the tree trunks. These young leaves are so brightly coloured in yellows and light greens and even reds. They look alien, especially contrasted with the jet-black thick tree trunks. These colours disperse an illuminous glow especially when the light hits them.

It is this glow that I am interested in, in this drawing. With the use of charcoal, gouache and pastels on paper I am recreating the alien-like feel and look of the trees and capturing the light that picks up different aspects of the bush.