Adrienne Gaha

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'Handmaidens [after Titian]', 2016, oil on linen, 153 x 117 cm

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Born Sydney, Australia. Lives and works in Australia and the UK.

EDUCATION

1979-82
East Sydney Tech. College, Higher Art Certificate

1984-85
Sydney College of the Arts, BA Visual Arts

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1986 Cockles and Muscles, Mori Gallery, Sydney
1987 The Crossing, First Draft Gallery, Sydney
1990 The Camels Hump, Mori Gallery, Sydney
A Merchant Sailors Gift, Chameleon, Hobart (Artist in Residence of that year) 1993 Recent Work, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
1994 Adrienne Gaha, The Merchants House of the National Trust, Sydney
1998 Drawings & Photographs, Charles Nodrum Gallery
1999 Recent Drawings, Mori Gallery, Sydney
2004 Recent Works (with Brooke Fitzsimmons), Hewer Street Studios, London 2006 Recent Works (with Brooke Fitzsimmons), Hewer Street Studios, London 2006 London Paintings & Drawings, Charles Nodrum Gallery
2009 Recent works, Charles Nodrum Gallery
2009 Recent works,[with Brooke Fitzsimons, Hewer Street Studios. london
2013 New Paintings,Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2014 Vestiges, Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1982 Womens Work, Cell Block Theatre, Sydney
1983 Bunker to Bunker, Art Unit, Sydney
1984 Last Past the Post-ism, Art Unit, Sydney
1985 Perspecta, Art Gallery of N.S.W.
1986 Young Contemporaries, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
The Hand and the Photograph, The Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney Future Directions, Flaxman Gallery, London Self-Image, The Immolation Mirage, 1986 Biennale Satellite Exhibition, The Lewers Bequest and Penrith Regional Art Gallery
1987 The Golden Shibboleth, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne
Young Australians – The Budget Collection, National Gallery of Victoria, and touring. Drawing Competition, Heide Park & Art Gallery
Backlash, National Gallery of Victoria
1988 Contemporary Works from the University Collection, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Tasmania
Print Show, Pomeroy & Perdy Gallery, London
Homage to the Square, Flaxman Gallery, London
1989 re-Creation/Re-creation, Monash University Gallery
1992 Inherited Absolute, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne 1995 In the Company of Women, 100 years of Australian
Women’s Art from the Cruthers Collection, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art 1996 Blondes, Gaha & Maguire, Galene Snoei, Rotterdam, Holland
1998 Erotic, Melbourne Fine Art Gallery
Spring Exhibition, Charles Nodrum Gallery
Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
2001 Male Nude: A Private View, Charles Nodrum Gallery
2002 The Human Portrayed, Charles Nodrum Gallery
Savill Contemporary, Savill Galleries, Melbourne
2002 Sweet Spot, Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne
2012 Womens Self Portraits, Cruthers Collection, Perth
2013 Hewer Street Artists, London
2014 Spring 1883. Windsor Hotel. Kalli Rolfe contemporary
2014 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize Exhibition, Geelong.
2014 GCS Art Award Exhibition, Sydney
2015 Spring 1883 Sydney, Kalli Rolfe contemporary

National Gallery of Victoria
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Monash University Museum of Art
University of Tasmania
ArtBank Private & Corporate collection in Australia, France, UK & USA

Ursula Prunster, Transformation, Perspecta 85 exhib. Cat., Art Gallery of NSW, 1985
Terence Maloon, A feminist’s Erotic Vision of Masculinity, Sydney Morning Herald, August 7 1986
Ted Gott, Backlash, exhib.cat., National Gallery of Victoria, 1987
Andrew McNamara, the Crossing, Photofile, December 1987
A. Inwood and A.Hobbs, Hidden Menace and the Dark Side of Nature, Sydney Morning Herald, May 6 1990
Isobel Johnson, A Merchant Sailor’s Gift, exhib .cat., Hobart, Chameleon, 1991
Christopher Heathcote, Visions of Black Australia, The Age, June 25 1993
Elizabeth Gertsakis, Inherited Absolute:Artists with Children, ACCA, 1993
Felicity Fenner, Weaving Black around White Histories, Sydney Morning herald, Jan 15 1994
Joanna Bosse, Sweet spot, exhib. cat., The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2009
Anna Johnson, ‘Death or Glory; the rococo rebellion of Adrienne Gaha”, Paper Runway, 2012

'Handmaidens [after Titian]', 2016, oil on linen, 153 x 117 cm
'Falbala', 2017, oil on linen, 50 x 40 cm