Curriculum Vitae

 

Trudy Rice 

(b. 1970 AUS) 

Currently living and working in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

 

M 0410 596 415

E trudy@pdaaustralia.com

W www.trudyrice.com

 

Deeply connected to our natural world Trudy’s works on paper are created by printing many layers of solarplate etchings. With mindful observation, the initial drawings are etched in the very sun and water that her specimens are found.

 

Delicate textures and atmospheric depth bring Trudy’s love and empathy for the natural environment directly to the viewer.

 

Her inspiration is collected quite close to home, from her garden and around the coastal landscape of Lorne on Victoria’s picturesque Great Ocean Road. Her studio is filled with specimens collected from the bush and sea. Clear air, gorgeous skies, beach and bush provide a never-ending palette to draw from.

 

Trudy enjoys teaching both children and adults and this year started teaching at Box Hill Institute in the Visual Arts Program.

 

Her range of homewares including designer cushions and wallpaper are a transference of her art from paper to fabric.

With an ethos of protecting our environment by using organic product and recycling as much as possible, it is well worth the effort to keep her products local.

 

Trudy has artwork in the collection of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre at the Austin Hospital and other various Private Collections throughout Australia & UK.

 

Gallery Representation

Port Jackson Press Print Gallery, Smith Street, Collingwood, Victoria

http://portjacksonpress.com.au/artists/trudy-rice

 

Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop, 81 Hesse Street, Queenscliff, Victoria

http://qgw.com.au

 

Lauriston Press, Prints & Drawings, Victoria

https://lauristonpress.com.au

 

Education

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

 

 

Exhibition History

 

SOLO Exhibitions

Aug 2018 ‘In my Garden’ 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

Sept 2018 Sydney Contemporary, MELBOURNE STUDIOS #trudyrice #lisasewards

Aug 2018 Surf Coast Shire Open Studio, Lorne, Victoria

July 2018 Winter Exhibition, Port Jackson Press Print Galery

June 2018 Overwintering, Firestation Print Studio & Migaloo Press

May 2018 Firestation in Florence, Fondazione II Bisonte, Florence, Italy & Firestation Print Studio

Feb 2018 Beauty of Beast, Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop

Dec 2017 Summer Impressions, Port Jackson Press Print Gallery

Nov 2017 Imaginings, Curated by Rona Green, Neospace, Collingwood

Nov 2017 Litho, Mono, Screen & Unique State Prints, Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop

Oct 2017 Albert Park College Art Show

June 2017 ‘Tracing the Line in Contemporary Art’, PORT JACKSON PRESS PRINT GALLERY

June 2017 Counterweave Arts Gallery and Workshop, Rome, ITALY

May 2017 Graeme Altmann Gallery, Advantage Road Exhibition

March 2017 LIONS CLUB, Lorne Surf Coast

March 2017 Global Oceans, Hahndorf Academy, South Australia

Nov-Jan 2016 ‘Proof’, PORT JACKSON PRESS PRINT GALLERY

Nov-Dec 2016 QUEENSCLIFF GALLERY & WORKSHOP

July 2016 ‘Contemporary Paper’, PORT JACKSON PRESS PRINT GALLERY

March 2016 LIONS CLUB, Lorne Surf Coast

Feb 2016 Window @ PORT JACKSON PRESS PRINT GALLERY

Dec 2015 ‘WRAP UP’, PORT JACKSON PRESS PRINT GALLERY

Dec 2015 ‘Glow Exhibition’ The Framing Salon, London (curated by Marguerite Brown)

Dec 2015 SUMMER SALON 2015, Firestation Print Studio, Armadale, Victoria, Australia

Sept-Nov 2015 Gippsland Art Gallery, Print Prize

Sept 2015 Linden New Art “Postcards Show”

Sept 2015 Manhattan Graphics Exhibition “Miniature Print Exhibition”

June 2015 ‘Winter Olympics’ featuring all artists at PORT JACKSON PRESS PRINT GALLERY

Feb 2015 ‘Innate Beauty’ with Kate Gorringe-Smith, Debra Luccio Mandy Renard, Violeta Capovska, Lucy Hardie

Feb 2015 ‘Editions’ at TACIT Contemporary art, Abbotsford

Nov-Feb 2015 ‘90’ PORT JACKSON PRESS PRINT GALLERY, SMITH STREET, MELBOURNE

 

Enquiries welcome for earlier exhibition history

 

Print Exchange

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

2014 IPE Print Exchange

2014 Impresiones Gigantes Granada, Spain Print Exchange

 

 

Teaching Experience

Current CAE (Box Hill Institute) All Printmaking Techniques Cert III & IV

Aug 2018 CAE Box Hill Institute, Solarplate Etching Masterclass

June 2018 Solar Plate Etching 2-day workshop, Emerald Art Society, Victoria

Feb 2018 Solar Plate Etching 2-day workshop, Wisteria Cottage, Tamborine Mountain, Queensland

June – Nov 2017 CAE (Box Hill Institute) All Printmaking Techniques Cert IV

June 2017 CAE Box Hill Institute, Solarplate Etching Masterclass

May 2017 Solar Plate Etching (Adults) Workshop at STUDIO #Artist Proof

Oct 2016 Solar Plate Etching (Adults) Workshop at STUDIO #Artist Proof

Aug 2016 CAE (Box Hill Institute) Filming of the Solar Plate Etching Process

April 2016 Children’s Linocut workshop at STUDIO #Artist Proof

Mar 2016 Children’s Gelli-plate workshop at STUDIO #Artist Proof

Jan 2016 Workshop in Gelli-Plate printing with the APC teaching staff (25 in the class)

2015 Children’s art class (ages 6-11 years)

2015 Firestation Print Studio, Solar Plate Etching

2015 Private Childrens Art Classes in South Melbourne

2014 Firestation Print Studio, Solar Plate Etching

2014 Albert Park College – Monoprinting

2013 Firestation Print Studio, Introduction to Linocut Printing

2013 Firestation Print Studio, Linocut Printing out of the Square

 

 

Curator

March 2018 Curator Lisa Sewards Solo Exhibition ‘Thousand kisses deep’ at 45 Downstairs Gallery, Melbourne CBD

2009 to present Curator/Convenor Albert Park Secondary College Art Show

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

 

Enquiries welcome for earlier curatorial history

 

 

Collections & Commissions

Artwork included in a unique state artist books 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.

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

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

 

 

Recent Publications & Interviews

 

Home Beautiful Magazine

Featured my Wallpaper and Homewares range

May 2017 Issue Page 65

 

House and Garden Magazine

Featured my Wallpaper

August 2017 Issue Page 49

 

Newcastle Herald

Featured my Homewares

September 2017 Issue

 

The Age

Good Weekend

March 25 2017 Issue, Page 30

Featured artwork

 

Financial Review

Life & Leisure

April 21 2017, Mothers Day Lift out

Featured Homewares

 

Interview with Deborah Blackley from Zoneone Arts

http://zoneonearts.com.au/trudy-rice/

 

In Conversation with Laura Kirkham at Port Jackson Press Print Gallery

http://portjacksonpress.com.au/news/in-conversation-with-trudy-rice

 

Artists Profile with The Store by Fairfax

https://email.thestore.com.au/3ZGB-DPJN-5B429FFB5B/cr.aspx

 

 

Lectures/Presentation/Public Speaking/Demonstrations

Aug 2017 Demonstration at the Lorne Information Centre during the Otway Open Studio

Nov 2016 Live printing demonstrations at STUDIO #Artist Proof

Aug 2016 Box Hill Institute, educational film about Solar Plate Etching

June 2016 Demonstration in Collins Place for the PRINT COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA

May 2016 Council of Adult Education, Presentation/Talk about Solar Plate Etching

April 2016 Art Town, solar plate demonstration

March 2015 Atrium, Federation Square, Solar Plate Etching

August 2014 Firestation Print Studio, Demonstration on Open Day

Feb 2014 Atrium, Federation Square, Solar Plate Etching

Jan 2011- present Artists’ Salon (Albert Park) – Trudy initiated this group to enable artists to share and critique their ideas and concepts in a supportive, confidential environment.

 

 

Awards & Selection

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

 

 

Selected Prizes

2017 Selected for the Peebles Print Prize, Queenscliff Gallery

 

 

Public Artwork/Projects

2018 Florence 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

 

 

Membership & Board appointments

Current Member of the National Association for Visual Artists (NAVA)

Current PCA – Print Council of Australia

2012 - 2015 President of the Firestation Print Studio

2011 - 2012 Secretary of the Firestation Print Studio

2010 - Current Firestation Print Studio Member, Armadale, Victoria

2010 - Current Warringah Print Studio, Sydney, NSW

 

 

Donated Works

Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre, Collingwood College, Various Charities and Fundraisers including Pink Lady (Breast Cancer), Lions Club of Lorne, Angelsea Flora & Fauna, Lighthouse Foundation, Care for Kids, Think Pink (Breast Cancer), Albert Park Secondary College, Albert Park Primary School, St Michaels Grammar School, Port Melbourne Primary School and The Margaret Pratt Foundation.