Yvette Coppersmith

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STUDIES

2001 Completed Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) at the Victorian College of the Arts.

AWARDS

2003 Inaugural Metro 5 Art Prize, Armadale 2001 Maude Glover Fleay Award, VCA Graduate Exhibition

COMPETITIONS – FINALIST

2009 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery NSW and National tour 2008 Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H Ervin Gallery, Sydney

Archibald Prize, Art Gallery NSW and National tour 2007 Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H Ervin Gallery, Sydney

Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, State Library of NSW

Metro5 Art Award, Metro5 Gallery, Armadale 2006 Selected for 25/25 minimag (25 Visual Artists aged 25 & under), by Art&Australia and Noise

Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, State Library of NSW & national tour

Metro5 Art Award, Metro5 Gallery, Armadale 2005 Metro5 Art Award, Armadale

Artholes Self Portrait Show, Artholes, Fitzroy 2004 Methodist Ladies College Acquisitive Art Prize, Kew

Metro 5 Art Prize, Armadale 2003 Alice Bale Art Award, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Caulfield

Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H Ervin Gallery, Sydney

Inaugural Metro 5 Art Prize, Armadale 2002 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, State Library of NSW & national tour

Lucato Peace Prize, Victorian College of the Arts

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010 Loft Suite, Chalk Horse, Sydney 2009 The Opera Room, Horus and Deloris, Sydney

Blue Series, Chalkhorse, Sydney 2008 Gallery, Metro 5 Gallery, Armadale

Blue Series, Blindside Artist Run Space, Melbourne 2006 Still/Moving Linden St Kilda Centre forContemporary Arts 2004 Somewhere Here Linden St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010 The Outsider, Trocadero Art Space, Footscray Linden Postcard Show, Linden St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts

2009 Linden Postcard Show, Linden St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts 2007 Memento Mori, blkmrkt Gallery, Southport QLD

The Burlesque Hour, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne

Linden Postcard Show, Linden St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts 2005 Selecta, Westspace, Melbourne

End of the Year Show, Axes Art Space, Camberwell

New Growth (new acquistions for 2004/05), Benalla Art Gallery 2004 Neighbours, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, curated by David O’Halloran 2002 Me Mine Ours, Red Gallery, North Fitzroy 2000 Exhibition of Seven Exhibitionists Exhibiting, Kaleidoscope Cafe, Brunswick

COMMISSIONS

Portrait of Justice Rosemary Balmford, Commissioned by Chief Justice Marilyn Warren for the Supreme Court of Victoria Portrait of Anthony Conabere, Commissioned by The Knox School Portrait of Ray Willis, Commissioned by Melbourne High School

Portrait of Clive Gregory, Commissioned by Director of VCA Several Portraits for Private Collections

COLLECTIONS

Benalla Art Gallery, Benalla Supreme Court of Victoria Holding Redlich Lawyers, Melbourne Private Collections

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2008 One of three on the judging panel for Metro 5 Art Prize 2004 Teacher of Drawing and Painting CAE short courses 2003 Teacher of Portrait Painting, CAE, short course, Aug.

Studio Assistant, painting for John Young

SELECTED ARTICLES/PUBLICATIONS

2010 Who’s Who of Australian Women, Crown Content, p. 254 The Sydney Morning Herald, Two side to a brush with fame, Tim Elliot, 27 Feb

2008 The Age, Agitating the barriers around art and galleries, Robert Nelson, 17 Dec, p. 16 Artshub, Visual Arts Review of ‘Gallery’, Gordana AndjelicDavila, 11 Dec, online

2006 ABC Radio, Sunday Night Safran, Triple J, 1 June McCullough Alan & Susan, Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Allen & Unwin

2002 ABC Radio National, The Deep End with Francis Leech, 5 Feb, 8:50pm Triple J, Artery with Fenella Kernebone, 5 Feb, 11:06pm Channel 9, Today with Steve Liebman, 6 Feb, 8:49am 774 ABC, Sunday Show with Peter Clarke, 9 Feb, 11:45am

The Age, A family affair wins $40,000 for young Melbourne Artist, 6 Feb, p.7 The Australian, $40,000 helps make Yvette the face of art’s future, 6 Feb, p.2 The Australian Financial Review, Prize winner learns gentle art of media handling, 6 Feb p. 7 3AW, Afternoon with Ernie Sigley, 6 Feb, 12:25pm