Balcombe Estuary Walk 2 by Cynthia Ellis

ARTIST NOTES: I completed a series of gouache paintings before lockdown. The area is new to me and driving around during the rain and sun is particularly exciting. The newness of space allows a freshness to my palette becoming more exciting to paint just as it was experiencing.


DIMENSIONS (Height - 229.50 cm X Width - 37.00 cm )
MEDIUM ON BASE Gouache on Paper
GENRE Abstract
REGISTERED NRN # 000-41837-0142-01
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Artist: Cynthia Ellis


C y n t h i a    E l l i s

Genre          Painting

Education   2002 University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Fine Art  

                    1991 Central Metropolitan College of TAFE Diploma Art and Design

Awards and Commissions

2018 Highly Commended Award Winner Town of Melville Art Award 

2014 The Town of Claremont Art Award First Prize Winner (Acquisitive)

2012 Black Swan Portraiture ‘Highly Commended’ Perth Western Australia and Curator’s Choice

2012 Sculpture Japanese Restaurant 150 St. George’s Tce. Perth West Australia

2011 Minnawarra Art Award Exhibition Highly Commended Awards for Painting

2011 150 St. George’s Tce. painting, ‘midnight light waterfalls’ painting commissioned by The     Buchan Group for Portland Properties Pty. Ltd.

2011 Japanese Sculpture 150 St. George’s Tce. ‘poles’ commission for Portland Properties Ltd.

2010 Highly Commended for painting ‘slide swiped’, Minnawarra Art Award

2009 Alluvion; a painting, commissioned by Cape Bouvard Investments Pty Ltd and Mounts Bay

         Ltd Perth

2000 33 colour paintings commissioned by The Buchan Group, Perth, for luxury inner-city

         apartment building, 569 Wellington Street,Perth

1995 Innovation in Design and Medium Award, City of Wanneroo

1991 Commissioned painting – Repcol Detective Agency

1989 Creative Hot Shop Student Scholarship Award

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Tropical; the summer, the heat Harvison Gallery Northbridge WA

2015 2 Dogs Art Space Akashi Japan ( invited to exhibit )

2012 Vermillion; embracing the physical Victoria Park Centre for the Arts WA

2006 Studio exhibition, Beijing Red Gate Artist Residency, China,

2006 objectness painting, The Buchan Group, 486 Murray Street, Perth

2003 Tarwonga: a country place, Hay Street, Perth

2001 Studio Exhibition, shop 8 Mundaring Mall, Mundaring, WA,

2001 Performance: Penis Head, Melbourne University, Melbourne Vic

1999 solo exhibition Ballidu Lodge Art Gallery, Ballidu, WA,

1999 solo exhibition Innerspace Gallery, The Cannery Arts Centre WA

1997 PULSE, Jacksue Gallery, Perth

1995 Location: wishes, hopes and dreams, PICA (Perth Institute of Contemporary Art) Perth

1994 In light of the moment, Verge Gallery, Artrage Festival, Perth

1993 Expressions of Interest, Delaney Galleries, Perth

1990 Inside looking Out, Arthouse Gallery, Perth

Invited / Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 The Wild Swan Art Group Two Dogs Space Japan

2017 The Wild Swan Art Group exhibiting Ron Nyisztor Gallery Studios

2017 The Wild Swan Art Group The Australian High Commission Singapore

2017 The Other Art Fair Melbourne Victoria (selected to exhibit)

2017 Peace and Harmony, The Wild Swan Art Group, Japan

2016 The Wild Swan Art Group, International Festival of Music and Arts Kuching Malaysia

2016 The Wild Swan Art Group exhibiting throughout various locations Japan (invited)

2016 Claremont Art Award Show (selected to exhibit)

2016 Scene Ron Nyisztor Gallery Studios group exhibition Melville WA invited

2016 Colville Gallery Hobart Tasmania 

2015 Claremont Art Award Exhibition Show (Selected) Claremont WA

2015 Guildford Grammar Art Exhibition (Feature Artist) Guildfordd WA

2015 Jeffrey Meier Gallery May Day Lambertville USA (invited)

2014 Claremont Art Award Exhibition Show Claremont WA (selected)

2014 Melody Smith Gallery group exhibition Painting is Dead, Long Live Painting (invited)

2013 Janet Holmes ‘A Court Gallery Thick As: material seduction Vasse Felix WA (Invited)

2013 Melody Smith Gallery group show (invited)

2012 Melody Smith Gallery Ornaments of Language group show (invited)

2012 Black Swan Portraiture Prize Exhibition (selected to exhibit) and Curator’s Choice

2011-12 The Oats St. Gallery Carlisle WA; Drawn Exhibition (invited) and Christmas Show Exhibition (invited)

2010 2004 Joondalup Invitational Art Awards (invited artist), Minnawarra Art Award Exhibition WA

(selected artist)

2007 rex-livingston gallery, Sydney, NSW (invited)

2006 2005 Minnawarra Art Award, Armadale, WA (selected artist)

1997 1995 1993 Bunbury Biennale, Bunbury Regional Art Gallery WA 

                           South West Times Survey, Bunbury WA (selected artist)

2005 Art on the Rocks, Sydney (selected artist), 

2005 South West Times Survey, Bunbury, WA (selected)

2004 Tronicphosis experimental visual and sound, Wollongong University Bar, Wollongong NSW

2001 PICA Downsize, members show, PICA, Perth (invited)

1995 Bathurst Art Purchase Exhibition, Bathurst, NSW (selected)

1992 National Graduate Show PICA, Perth (selected)

Artist Residencies in Australia

2016  Artist as Volunteer in Residence Quarantine Station Bruny Island Tasmania Parks and Wildlife  2011 - 12 Guildford Grammar School 2011 Mullewa workshops; painting and mask making, Guildford Grammar School Guildford West Australia  2008 Moora Fine Art Gallery, Moora, WA,  2006 Red Gate Beijing China, CMC TAFE Gallery, Perth  2001-02 Mundaring Mall, Shop 8, Mundaring, WA  2001 Sticks andStones, Woodford Folk Festival, Qld (selected artist) Floating Land International Site-specific Instillation, Noosa Heads, Qld (selected artist) 2000 Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany, WA,  1999 Ballidu Lodge Art Gallery, Ballidu, WA, The Cannery Arts Centre, Esperence, WA, Kalkarrinya Independent Community School, Noonkabah, WA, Christian Brothers College, Tardun, WA,  1997 St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls Perth,  1993 Ballidu Contemporary Art Society WA. 

International Residencies / Visiting Artist – Lectures and Workshops

2012 painting workshops Guildford Grammar School Guildford WA

2010 painting classes Claremont School of Art, WA

2008-09 painting workshop Alexandria Seniors Centre, Alexandria, NSW

2007 painting workshops Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, Bunbury, WA

2006 Red Gate, Beijing, China artist residency and studio exhibition

1996-1997 Balcatta Special Art Education, Perth


Art Gallery of Western Australia

SCM Chemicals

Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Ballidu Contemporary Art Gallery WA 

The Town of Claremont Art Collection 

The Town of Victoria Park Art Collection

Cruthers Collection (under the care of Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery)

Ian and Pat Flanagan Collection and numerous private collectors in Australia and overseas

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