Curriculum Vitae

Delicate textures and atmospheric depth bring Melbourne artist Trudy Rice’s love and empathy for the natural environment directly to the viewer.
Trudy’s works are created by printing many layers of monotype and solar plate etchings. With mindful observation, the initial drawings are etched in the very sun and water in which the specimens are found.
During Covid, Trudy took up painting and her latest works can be found HERE.
Trudy enjoys running art workshops for children and adults within her studio, and by invitation at other art facilities.
Her signature range of textiles and homewares include designer cushions, table runners, tea towels and murals/wallpaper. They depict a transference of her art from paper to fabric. With an ethos of protecting our environment she uses organic product, recycles as much as possible and manufactures in Australia.
Trudy’s artworks feature in the Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre collection at Melbourne’s Austin Hospital and other private national and international collections in cities such as New York, Colorado and the Netherlands. 
Gallery Representation

TACIT Galleries,
Lauriston Press, Prints & Drawings,


CAE, Diploma & Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts, Completed 2012

Exhibition History

SOLO Exhibitions
May 2022 (selected) THE OTHER ART FAIR, Melbourne
Nov 2021 (selected) Sydney Contemporary, DISCOVER PAPER, MELBOURNE STUDIOS #trudyrice #lisasewards
Feb/March 2021 Eagles Nest Gallery, Aireys Inlet ‘Memories of a Forest Walk’
November 2020 Queenscliff Gallery with Kate Hudson and Gwen Scott
Sept 2020 (selected) Sydney Contemporary, MELBOURNE STUDIOS #trudyrice #lisasewards (online exhibition)
Sept 2019 (selected) Sydney Contemporary, MELBOURNE STUDIOS #trudyrice #lisasewards (online exhibition)
Oct 2018 ‘In my Garden’, Port Jackson Press Print Gallery, Collingwood
Sept 2018 (selected) Sydney Contemporary, MELBOURNE STUDIOS #trudyrice #lisasewards (online exhibition)
Aug 2018 ‘Gardens’ Carlisle Street Art Gallery, St Kilda
Aug 2017 ‘Coming into Spring’ Little Window of Opportunity, Port Jackson Press Print Gallery
Feb 2016 Little Window of Opportunity, Port Jackson Press Print Gallery
July 2015 OCEANUS, Port Jackson Press Print Gallery
May 2014 DRAGONS & BANKSIAS, Firestation Print Studio
Sept/Oct 2012 FRAGILITY, Firestation Print Studio, Armadale, Victoria, Australia

Selected GROUP Exhibitions & Events
May 2022 OMNIA ART PRIZE, selected and exhibited
Jan-Dec 2021 Linden Postcards Exhibition
Dec 2021 Still Life Prize, TACIT Galleries
Oct 2021 Albert Park College Art Show (by selection)
May 2021 St Kevin’s Art Show, Moonga Rd, Toorak
May 2020 Sydney Botanic Gardens PLANTS Exhibition
March 2020 Eagles Nest Gallery, Aireys Inlet
Feb 2020 ‘EDITIONS 2020’ Tacit Galleries
Oct 2019 Albert Park College Art Show (by selection)
May 2019 HISTORIA, Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop
May 2019 Lauriston Press Gallery, Collection
April 2019 LIONS CLUB, Lorne Surf Coast
Dec-Jan 2019 ‘Lustre’ Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop

Projects, Public Artwork, Private Commission and Events
Aug/Sept 2022 Australia Post Product Launch
June/July 2022 Planter Boxes with Trudy Rice Design, Bay Street Port Melbourne
2021-2022 Blacktown Acute Mental Hospital, non-repeat 109 meter Wall Mural
Aug-Nov 2021 Private Collector commission - Eucalyptus Tree artwork
Mar 2021 Life InStyle Gift Fair
2020 Gumnut Gully pre-school cubby house outdoor painted mural
2020 5.6mtr x 3mtr mural, Proper and Son café and the South Melbourne Market
2019 8 metre artwork for Queens Domain Apartment Lobby
2019 Landream Property, The International. Commissioned design, homewares range to gift to new apartment owners
2018 Florence, Italy artwork
2016 Work featured in the “BIRD” book, FPS, Acquired at the State Library of Victoria
2015 Bay Street Traders Association – Banners in Bay Street Project
2015 Waterfront Project, City of Port Phillip, ‘Art on the Fence’
2014 City of Port Phillip, Waterfront Activation Project, POSTCARDS TO PORT
2012 Property Development Analysis, Yarra Street office installation

Awards & Selected Exhibitions
May 2022 The Other Art Fair, Melbourne
May 2022 OMNIA Art Prize, St Kevins
2021 Selected artworks for the TACIT Still Life Prize
2017 Selected artwork for the Peebles Print Prize, Queenscliff Gallery
2017 Style Guide Winner, House & Garden Magazine (Dec issue)
2016 Best “Other Medium”, LIONS CLUB ART SHOW, Lorne Surf Coast
2015 Firestation Print Studio, Best Etching, Judged by Neil Wallace
2012 Firestation Print Studio, Best Mixed Media on Paper, Judged by Robert Clinch
2011 Firestation Print Studio, 2nd Prize Summer Salon, Judged Exhibition

Print Exchange
2022 INTERVOWEN, South Australian Museum
2020 EMOTIONS, Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop
2019 HISTORIA, Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop
2017 Rona Green Print Exchange ‘Imaginings’ 66 Prints
2017 Global Oceans, Hahndorf Academy, South Australian International Print Exchange
2016 Print Council of Australia, Australia wide print exchange
2016 Firestation Print Studio & Atlanta Printmakers Studio “Deep South & Down Under” Print Exchange
2016 The Lettered Print, Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop

2019-2021 Overwintering Project. Artwork included in 31 exhibitions in every state and territory of Australia (except the ACT), two in New Zealand, and future exhibitions scheduled for NSW, SA and WA. Over 250 participating artists in the Portfolio and hundreds of others through their involvement in exhibitions raising $37,000 donated to the Australasian Wader Study Group from the sale of your prints.

2018 Artwork included in a unique state artist book assembled by the Firestation Print Studio, purchased by a private collector from Hardcastle, West Hobart as well as being acquired by the State Library (Victoria) and Stonnington Council Victoria.

2017 Artwork included in a unique state artists book Firestation in Florence, acquired by the State Library (Victoria).

2016 Work also acquired by the Olivia Newton John Cancer & Wellness Centre, Austin Hospital, and various Private Collections.

Curator for the following Exhibitions & Events
March 2021 Curator Artist Lisa Sewards exhibition ‘Short Stories’ 45 Downstairs, Flinders Lane
2009 to 2021 Curator/Convenor Albert Park Secondary College Art Show
April 2019 Lions Club of Lorne, Art Show
March 2018 Curator Lisa Sewards Solo Exhibition ‘Thousand kisses deep’ at 45 Downstairs Gallery, Melbourne CBD
2010 - 2012 Managed and curated exhibitions at the Firestation Print Studio Gallery
2010 Managed and curated the Melbourne Fashion Incubator Gallery at Melbourne Central, CBD