Eleanor Avery CV


BORN Leicestershire, England 


2000 MA Fine Art - University of Central England, Birmingham, UK

1994 BA (hons) 1st Class - Multi Media Textiles - Loughborough College of Art, UK 

1991 Art Foundation Course - North Warwickshire College of Technology & Art, Nuneaton, UK


2010 MALLEUS MALEFICARUM collaboration with James Avery, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2009 FEEDER collaboration with James Avery, Studio Trisorio, Rome, Italy

2009 FONTANA AMSTRADA collaboration with James Avery, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

2008 SUPERNOVA collaboration with James Avery, GRANTPIRRIE Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2007 TRICKY  Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

2007 FLIGHT DECK collaboration with James Avery Sherman Galleries Artbox, Sydney, Australia

2007 OUR DAY OUT failed space mission collaboration with James Avery, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Australia

2007 OUR DAY OUT yourspace collaboration with James Avery, Artspace, Sydney, Australia

2006 BOOMTOWN Blacklab Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

2005 OUR DAY OUT city limits collaboration with James Avery, Spike Island, Bristol, UK

2004 GATECRASH Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

2003 WONDERLAND Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

2002 FRINGE Linden-St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne, Australia

2002 SHIFT Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

1999 OTHERWISE Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK

1997 EAT YOUR HEART OUT Smith+Stoneley, Brisbane, Australia


2009 TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW.... , curated by Olivia Poloni, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, collaboration with James Avery

2009 THREE OF A PERFECT PAIR, MOP, Sydney, Australia, collaboration with James Avery

2007 VERTIGO touring to Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW, Australia

2008 ANONYMOUS DRAWINGS, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

2008 OCTOPUS 8: The softness in the rock, curated by Emily Cormack, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia

2008 SPAZI APERTI, Accademia di Romania, Rome, Italy collaboration with James Avery

2008 TUTTI FRUTTI, The British School at Rome, Italy collaboration with James Avery

2008 SHOW ME YOUR WORLD  Gitte Weise Gallery, Berlin, Germany, curated by Hannah Mathews

2007 TOPSY Metro Arts, Brisbane, Australia

2007 VERTIGO Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth Australia

2007 DISCO BAROQUE  UTS Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2007 MONOLITHIC  Peloton, Sydney, Australia

2006 B-SIDE  Blindside Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2006 TRANSFORMATIVE  Blindside Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2005 BLACKLAB CHRISTMAS SHOW  Blacklab Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

2005 THIS IS LOVE  touring show  Umbrella Studio, Towsnville, Australia

2005 THING  RocketArt, Newcastle, Australia

2005 BRAINSTORMS  Grantpirrie Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2005 TRANSFORMATIVE  Peloton, Sydney, Australia


2004 THIS IS LOVE  touring show  24 Hr Art, Darwin and Rocketart, Newcastle

2003 THIS IS LOVE  touring show  Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2003 THE FLOATING LAND site specific sculpture event, Noosa, Australia

2003 STRAND EPHEMERA temporary sculpture event, Townsville, Australia

2002 (CONVERSATIONS) ABOUT TIME, ABOUT LIFE, ABOUT DEATH Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

2001 CHURCHIE EMERGING ART EXHIBITION 2001  Brisbane, Australia

2000 CLASS  MA Fine Art Show, University of Central England, Birmingham, UK

1999 @  The Works Gallery & Room 113, Birmingham, UK

1998 MULTI-MEDIA TEXTILES  International Touring Exhibition:- UK; Holland; Italy

1996 FROM HAND TO MOUTH  Ikon Gallery UK Touring Exhibition touring to Ikon, Birmingham; West Midlands Arts; University of Derby; Worcester Art Gallery

1995 THE WAY WE LIVE NOW   University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

1995 REGIONAL ARTISTS SHOW I  Le Chat Noir Gallery, London

1995 NEW TECH STYLES (Design Council Show) Nottingham Trent University, UK

1994 MAKING CONNECTIONS  Blackburn Lectures, Loughborough University, UK

1994 SITTING PRETTY The Coventry Gallery, London

1994 TACTILE TEXTILE TECHNIQUES The Mall Gallery, London

1994 NEW DESIGNERS 1994  Business Design Centre, Islington, London


2008 ARTIST STUDIO RESIDENCY, The British School at Rome, Italy supported by the Australia Council Visual Arts Board, collaboration with James Avery

2007 ARTIST STUDIO RESIDENCY  Artspace, Sydney, Australia

2005 ARTIST STUDIO RESIDENCY Spike Island Studios, Bristol, England, UK

2003 THE FLOATING LAND  Site Specific Sculpture Lab, Noosa, Queensland, Australia

2003 SILT installation in STRAND EPHEMERA Townsville, Queensland, Australia

2002 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Somerville House School, Brisbane, Australia


2009 ARTS QUEENSLAND Career Development grant, for collaborative exhibition with James Avery at Studio Trisorio, Rome, Italy

2008 AUSTRALIA COUNCIL visual Arts Board artist studio residency at the British School at Rome, Italy, collaboration with James Avery

2004 AUSTRALIA COUNCIL Visual Arts/Craft Strategy New Work (established) Grant


2010 THE AGE newspaper review by Robert Nelson of MALLEUS MALEFICARUM (23 June)

2009 INSIDE ART magazine, Italy, FEEDER exhibition, Studio Trisorio, Rome

2009 TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW... exhibition catalogue, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne

2009 ART & AUSTRALIA magazine, review of FONTANA AMSTRADA by Angela Goddard (winter 2009 issue)

2009 VERTIGO exhibition catalogue, Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW, Australia, essay by Anneke Jaspers

2008 THE BRITISH SCHOOL AT ROME catalogue, collaboration with James Avery (ISBN 978-0-904152-52-4)

2008 SPAZI APERTI exhibition catalogue, Accademia di Romania, Rome, collaboration with James Avery

2008 COLUMN, essay by Anneke Jaspers, Artspace publication, Sydney, Australia (issue 1 ISSN 1835-3487)

2008 TIME OUT SYDNEY, review of SUPERNOVA by Emma White (issue 15 ISSN 1835-2367)

2007 PICNIC magazine, image of work, Tel Aviv, Israel (issue 2) www.picnicmagazine.net

2007 ARTLINK magazine, review of TOPSY by Holly Arden (issue vol 27 no 4)

2007 EYELINE magazine, Brisbane, Australia, review and images of Artspace exhibition

2007 TIME OFF magazine, Brisbane, Australia, review of TOPSY exhibition by Paul Mumme

2007 TOPSY catalogue, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Australia

2007 X-PRESS magazine, Perth, Australia, review of VERTIGO by Judith Mcgrath (issue 1067, 26 July)

2007 VERTIGO, exhibition catalogue, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Australia ISBN 1 875386 76 9 catalogue essay by Anneke Jaspers

2007 RUNWAY magazine, Sydney Australia, cover image, review by Clare Lewis (issue 9 ISSN 1448-8000)

2007 DISCO BAROQUE exhibition catalogue, UTS Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2007 SYDNEY MORNING HERALD Metro, review of Monolithic by Tracey Clement, Australia (2-8 Feb)

2007 MONOLITHIC exhibition catalogue, Peloton, Sydney, Australia ISBN 978-0-9803315-1-6

2007 ARTLINK magazine, review of BOOMTOWN exhibition by Susan Ostling, January issue

2006 TRANSFORMATIVE exhibition catalogue, Peloton Gallery, Sydney, Australia ISBN 0-646-46077-3

2006 THE AGE Newspaper review of Transformative show, Australia (June 3)

2006 ARTiculate Planet radio interview, Brisbane, Australia

2006 VOGUE LIVING magazine article, March issue

2006 OUR DAY OUT exhibition catalogue, Australia ISBN 0-646-45707-1

2005 SCULPTURE Magazine review of Transformative by Tracey Clement, USA (January issue)

2005 EYELINE magazine, Brainstorms exhibition review, Brisbane, Australia

2005 BRAINSTORMS exhibition catalogue, GRANTPIRRIE gallery, Sydney, Australia

2004 ART TO LUNCH radio interview, 4ZZZ, Brisbane, Australia

2004 EYELINE magazine, review of Wonderland exhibition by Susan Ostling, Australia

2002 HETEROSTROPHIC, IMA/Soapbox Gallery Publication, Australia ISBN 1-875792-44-9

2002 ART TO LUNCH radio interview, 4ZZZ, Brisbane, Australia

1998 idFX magazine, exhibition review, London, UK

1998 BBC1 MIDLANDS TODAY TV interview, UK

1996 IKON TOURING 1996-97 exhibition catalogue, Ikon gallery, Birmingham, UK

1995 INTERNATIONAL TEXTILE DESIGN Mary Schoeser, Laurence King, UK ISBN 1-85669-006-7

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