Photograph by Daniel Shipp
____________30.08.19 Fiona Lowry featured in Artist Profile
Fiona Lowry has been featured in Artist Profile. In the interview, writer Owen Craven explores and discusses the stories of the Australian bush that inform the artist’s unique depictions of the landscape and human figure.
Fiona Lowry’s new solo exhibition, While the sun burns behind the islands is current at Jan Murphy Gallery until 21 September.
Image credit: Fiona Lowry While the sun burns behind the islands 2019 acrylic on canvas 167.5 x 122.0 cm
____________16.05.19 Fiona Lowry in the 2019 Hadley’s Art Prize
Fiona Lowry has been selected as a finalist in the 2019 Hadley’s Art Prize. Lowry presents her work It is night with glaring sunshine.
The winner of the 2019 Hadley’s Art Prize, will be announced on Friday 19 July at the exhibition opening at Hadley’s Orient Hotel.
2019 Hadley’s Art Prize
20 July – 18 August
Hadley’s Orient Hotel Hobart
Image credit: Fiona Lowry It is night with glaring sunshine confirm acrylic on canvas 122.0 x 167.0 cm
____________15.05.19 Fiona Lowry in the 2019 John Glover Prize
Fiona Lowry was recently announced as a finalist in the 2019 John Glover Art Prize with her work, While the sun burns behind the islands. The artist was also recently selected for the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2019 and the 2019 Hadley’s Art Prize.
Image credit: Fiona Lowry While the sun burns behind the islands 2019 acrylic on canvas 167.0 x 122.0 cm
____________15.05.19 Fiona Lowry in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2019
Congratulations to Fiona Lowry who is a finalist in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2019.
Lowry presents her work, We will know it more than ever, in the prize – demonstrating her continued use of airbrushed paint application to capture a hazy, dream-like lightness. This painting was also included in the Kilgour Art Prize 2018.
The artist has a busy year ahead with a solo exhibition at Jan Murphy Gallery in August 2019.
Winners of the Sunshine Coast Art Prize will be announced at the official opening on Thursday 29 August.
Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2019
24 July – 15 September
Caloundra Regional Gallery
Image credit: Fiona Lowry We will know it more than ever 2018 acrylic on canvas 123.0 x 101.5 cm
____________14.12.18 Fiona Lowry at Campbelltown Arts Centre
Fiona Lowry is in group exhibition, Borrowed Scenery, at Campbelltown Art Centre. For centuries, women have been the subjects of male artists, inserted into scenes framed by the male gaze. Borrowed Scenery explores what happens when the subjects of this gaze look back, step outside the frame, and assert their own vision and experience of the world.
The exhibition features over fifty artworks by female artists from the Campbelltown City collection across ranging mediums.
Image credit: Fiona Lowry I’m your kind, I’m your kind and I see 2006 acrylic and gouache on canvas 167.0 x 152.0 cm
____________17.11.18 Fiona Lowry at Glasshouse Port Macquarie
Fiona Lowry will present a solo exhibition at Glasshouse Port Macquarie gallery in New South Wales. It will feature recent works that continue Lowry’s investigation into the Australian bush and its resonating effect on the national psyche.
Image credit: Fiona Lowry I wanted to be myself 2018 acrylic on canvas 198.0 x 167.5cm
____________04.08.18 Fiona Lowry in Kilgour Prize 2018
Fiona Lowry is a finalist in the Kilgour Prize 2018 at Newcastle Art Gallery for her work, We will know more than ever 2018.
The annual prize for figurative and portrait painting awards a $50,000 major prize, with the 2018 prize being judged by Lauretta Morton, Director, Newcastle Art Gallery; Judith Blackall, Curator and Manager, National Art School Gallery and Matthew Tome, Artist and Head Teacher, Newcastle Art School, Hunter TAFE.
Image credit: Fiona Lowry We will know more than ever 2018 acrylic on canvas 123.0 x 101.5 cm
____________03.05.18 Fiona Lowry in Wynne Prize 2018
Congratulations to Fiona Lowry who is a finalist in the Wynne Prize 2018 for her work, A silence 2018.
Image credit: Fiona Lowry A silence 2018 acrylic on canvas 198.0 x 137.5 cm
____________10.02.18 Fiona Lowry at Tweed Regional Gallery
Having completed a residency at the Tweed Regional Gallery’s Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence Studio in 2017, Fiona Lowry will exhibit the resulting body of work at the Tweed Regional Gallery in 2018.
The residency provided Lowry with an opportunity to engage with the surrounding landscape, an area she spent some time growing up in.
“My work often explores my own memories of place but also the history of place and this was a unique opportunity to immerse myself in my own history and to understand the history of this landscape” – Fiona Lowry, September 2017.
Image credit: Fiona Lowry We will wait and wait 2018 acrylic on canvas 198.0 x 167.5 cm
____________21.07.17 Fiona Lowry in Wynne Prize 2017
Congratulations to Fiona Lowry who is a finalist in the Wynne Prize 2017 for her work, Beneath this dry land 2017.
Image credit: Fiona Lowry Beneath this dry land 2017 acrylic on canvas 137.0 x 198.0 cm
____________07.07.17 ‘Artist Profile’ Exhibition at Orange Regional Gallery
Orange Regional Gallery will present a group exhibition of over 140 artists featured in Australian arts publication, Artist Profile over its ten year history.
Curated by Editor Kon Gouriotis, and Deputy Editor, Lucy Stranger, the exhibition, Artist Profile: Australasian Painters 2007-2017 features living painters who have been featured in Artist Profile.
The exhibition includes work by Lucy Culliton, Fiona Lowry, Guy Maestri, Robert Malherbe, Ben Quilty, Victoria Reichelt and Leslie Rice.
Artist Profile: Australasian Painters 2007-2017
Orange Regional Gallery
8 July – 10 September
____________25.05.17 Fiona Lowry in 2017 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize
Fiona Lowry is one of 37 finalists in the 2017 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize at the Bendigo Art Gallery with her work, The ellipse of a cry, 2016.
The biannual painting prize is judged by a selection panel with the winner awarded an acquisitive cash prize of $50,000. This year’s panel is Mark Feary, Artistic Director, Gertrude Contemporary, Dr David Hansen, Associate Professor, ANU School of Art and Design and Hannah Mathews, Senior Curator, Monash University Museum of Art.
The winner will be announced at the opening of the exhibition of finalists’ work on Friday 16 June 2017.
Image credit: Fiona Lowry The ellipse of a cry 2016 acrylic on canvas 213.0 x 183.0 cm
____________03.09.16 Fiona Lowry in 2016 Tattersall’s Landscape Art Prize
Fiona Lowry has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2016 Tattersall’s Landscape Art Prize. Each year over 100 artists from across Australia are invited to exhibit a painting in the prize. Four judges will adjudicate the prize; one being interstate, one representing the public gallery administration, one a practicing artist and the fourth a representative of the Tattersall’s Club Committee. The winner of the coveted prize will be announced on Tuesday 6 September.
The exhibition of finalists’ work will be held at the Tattersalls’s Club of Brisbane from 5 – 9 September before relocating to the foyer of the Riverside Centre at 123 Eagle Street Brisbane for a public exhibition from 12 – 23 September.
Image credit: Fiona Lowry Untitled (landscape study) 2016 acrylic on board 60.0 x 55.0 cm
____________15.07.16 Fiona Lowry at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
Contemporary Australian painting will be the focus of a new exhibition at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) in Melbourne. Painting. More Painting will feature the work of over 70 living Australian artists, including Fiona Lowry, and aims to reflect upon the medium’s enduring importance.
Conceived by ACCA Curator Annika Kristensen and Associate Curator Hannah Mathews, and developed in collaboration with ACCAs new Artistic Director/CEO Max Delany, this is the first major institutional exhibition of contemporary Australian painting in over a decade.
Painting. More Painting will be presented in two chapters across ACCA’s four exhibition galleries. Fourteen artists will be featured in depth with solo presentations in the centre’s smaller galleries, while sixty other painters will be exhibited in a large panoramic display in the larger gallery space.
Image credit: Fiona Lowry Apart from the pulling and hauling stands what I am 2010 acrylic and gouache on canvas 218.5 x 152.5 cm
____________08.07.16 Fiona Lowry in The Gold Award 2016
Fiona Lowry is a finalist for The Gold Award 2016 at Rockhampton Art Gallery.
Established in 2012, The Gold Award honours the memory of Moya Gold, philanthropist and educator, who inspired and provided for this prize directly through a substantial bequest for the acquisition of Australian paintings.
The Gold Award is a national biennial event, presented at the Rockhampton Art Gallery, as a joint initiative of Rockhampton Art Gallery Trust and Rockhampton Regional Council. Designed as an invitation award to consider the best in contemporary painting while simultaneously building a substantive collection, the most outstanding work or works by an artist will be awarded the $50,000 cash prize.
The winning entry will be determined by guest judge, Chris Saines CNZM, Director, QAGOMA.
The Gold Award exhibition will run from 23 July – 4 September 2016.
Image credit: Fiona Lowry a rain of falling cinders 2015 acrylic on canvas 198.0 x 504.0 cm
____________19.07.14 Fiona Lowry wins Archibald Prize 2014
Fiona Lowry won the Archibald Prize for 2014 with her portrait of architect and philanthropist, Penelope Seidler AM.
Executed in the artist’s palette of soft pastels, the portrait depicts Seidler gazing back in reflection to the site of her house which she designed with late husband, Harry Seidler, in the 1960’s.
Lowry’s success in the 2014 prize follows on from her highly commended portrait of artist Shaun Gladwell in 2013.
Image credit: Fiona Lowry Penelope Seidler 2014 acrylic on canvas 225.0 x 185.0 cm
____________03.06.14 Fiona Lowry in Artist Profile
Sydney based painter Fiona Lowry was recently on the cover of issue 26 of Artist Profile magazine.
In an interview with Owen Craven, Lowry discusses the ideas behind her practice, including her intrigue with the Australian landscape, her use of a restricted palette and airbrushing, and the often poetic titles of her paintings.
Image courtesy of Artist Profile
____________30.10.13 Fiona Lowry wins 2013 Fleurieu Art Prize for Landscape
Fiona Lowry has been named as the winner of the 2013 Fleurieu Art Prize for Landscape for her work, Alone With You.
The winning work, which features the banks of the Shoalhaven River, is painted in Lowry’s signature airbrush style using a contrasting palette of pinks and greens. The overall effect gives the work an elusive haziness, which invites the viewer to experience the spirituality of the depicted landscape.
The $60,000 non-acquisitive art prize was awarded to Lowry, selected from 120 shortlisted finalists by a judging panel headed by Nigel Hurst, Director, Saatchi Gallery, London.
Image credit: Fiona Lowry Alone with you 2012 acrylic on canvas 152.0 x 182.0 cm
____________13.03.08 Fiona Lowry wins 2008 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
Fiona Lowry has won the 2008 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize for her self portrait What I Assume You Shall Assume.
The work features Lowry standing naked in the Belanglo State Forrest, the site made famous by the backpacker murders of Ivan Milat. As such the portrait examines the obscurity and hostility of the Australian bush by presenting the vulnerable figure in a site of such loaded and dark history.
The $100,000 Doug Moran Portrait Prize was awarded to Lowry for her first ever entry into a portrait prize. The judges for the 2008 prize were Doug Hall, former Director, Queensland Art Gallery, and artist Ben Quilty.
Image credit: Fiona Lowry What I assume you shall assume 2008 acrylic on paper 120.0 x 85.0 cm