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Louise Feneley

Louise Feneley is an artist based in Adelaide, South Australia.

This work is simply an acknowledgement of the fact that, from the studio window, the painter watches and contemplates the sea, water reflecting light, the sky and clouds, and listens to the shifting effects of wind and tide, changing throughout the day, through months of time, into years...a simple consistent act.

Not clever, not original, not political, not cutting edge, not ironic, not unique, not groundbreaking, but a simple act of one human being, reclusive enough to take note of her surroundings and tell about it in paint.

“A lake [and equally the sea] is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye, looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature”.  Henry David Thoreau, Waldon Pond.

Education

2012
Painting Masterclass, Steven Assael, New York
Advanced Drawing Masterclass, Steven Assael, New Yourk

2005
Drawing Masterclass - Godwin Bradbeer

2002
Bachelor of Visual Art with Honours
Adelaide Central School of Art, Norwood, SA

2001
Advanced Diploma of Visual Art
Adelaide Central School of Art, Norwood, SA

1970
Bachelor of Fine Art - Painting
SA School of Art, North Adelaide SA

Solo Exhibitions

2017
Into the Sea, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

2014
Viewpoint, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

2010
The Painted Veil, which those who live call Life,  Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

2009
Harrison Galleries, Sydney

2007
Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne

2006
Harrison Galleries, Sydney

2005
Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide, SA
Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney

2004
Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide, SA

1973
Sydenham Gallery, Norwood, SA

1971
Skillion, North Adelaide, SA

Group Exhibitions

2018
Finalist, John Leslie Art Prize, Vic
Finalist, Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, Adelaide
Finalist, Fleurieu Biennale, Adelaide

2017
Traces, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

2016
Length & Breadth, New Acquisitions from the Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra
Still, Adelaide Central Gallery, Adelaide
Finalist, Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, NSW
Finalist, Heysen Prize for Landscape, Adelaide

2015
Semi-finalist, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, NSW
Finalist, Kennedy Prize, Adelaide
Still Life SALA exhibition, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
Lay of the Land, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
Finalist, Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, NSW
Finalist, Manning Art Prize, Naked & Nude
Finalist, RSASA Portrait Prize
Provenance, Adelaide Central GAllery

2014
Melbourne Art Fair - Hill Smith Gallery
Finalist, Kennedy Prize, Adelaide
Finalist, Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, NSW
Gematria, Adelaide Central Gallery, Adelaide

2013
Finalist, Fleurieu Water & Environment Prize, Adelaide
Finalist, Portia Geach Portrait Award, Adelaide
Finalist, Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, NSW
Roll Call, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

2012
Finalist, Whyalla Art Prize, Adelaide
Loreto Exhibition, Adelaide

2011
Finalist, City of Albany Art Prize, WA
Finalist, Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, Adelaide
Finalist, Nora Heysen Centenary Prize, Adelaide

2010
Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

2009
Finalist, Sulman Prize, NSW

2008
Melbourne Art Fair, Hill Smith Gallery
Face to Face National Trust SALA exhibition

2007
Finalist Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
Shades of the Real, Adelaide Central Gallery, Norwood, SA
Blake Prize for Religious Art Touring Exhibition

2006
Finalist, Conrad Jupiter's Art Prize, Gold Coast Art Gallery, Qld
Finalist, Blake Prize for Religious Art Exhibition
Art Sydney 06

2005
Mossgreen Gallery Inaugural exhibition/artist stable launch, South Yarra, Melbourne
ABN Amro Emerging Artist Award Exhibition
Art Sydney 05, represented by Hill-Smith Fine Art, Adelaide & Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney
Blake Prize for Religious Art Touring Exhibition

2004
Blake Prize for Religious Art Exhibition
33rd Alice Prize Exhibition
Drawing Today: Surveying Recent Work by SA Artists, Adelaide Central Gallery, Norwood, SA
Expressing Spirituality through the Visual Arts, St. Peters Cathedral, North Adelaide, SA
Sydney Affordable Art Fair, represented by Hill-Smith Fine Art, SA
Loreto Art Exhibition, Adelaide, SA

2003
Entwined, 3 Artists, Adelaide Central Gallery, SA
Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition, Adelaide
Sydney Affordable Art Fair, Fox Studios, Sydney, NSW

2002
8"x8", ACSA Student Gallery
Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition, Adelaide

2001
Prescriptions for Pleasure, Promenade Gallery, Flinders Medical Centre
A3, Collaborative Drawing Project, Light Gallery, Adelaide
Fragmentation, ACSA Student Gallery
Notations, SALA week exhibition, Adelaide Central

Grants and Awards

2015
Arts SA Grant for Research & Development

2014
People's Choice Award, EMSLA at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

2011
Arts SA Grant for Research & Development
People's Choice Award, Nora Heysen Centenary Prize

2006
Conrad Jupiter's Art Prize - People's Choice Award

2004
Tammy Kingsley Award, 33rd Alice Prize Exhibition

2003
Helpmann Academy Mentorship Grant

1986
Bussleton Art Gallery Acquisitive Prize

1970
Liddums Art Gallery Prize
Royal South Australian Society of Arts Prize for Composition

1967-70
Commonwealth Scholarship, SA School of Art

1968
Osborne Art Gallery Prize for Drawing

Collections
The Imago Mundi Collection, Italy
Parliament House, Canberra
The Shurniak Gallery, Canada
Bussleton Regional Art Gallery, WA
Bridgetown Hospital, WA
Colin D. Rowe, Accountants, SA
Private collections - Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Canada and USA

Louise Feneley

Inside Water 1


Medium
Oil on Belgian linen   

Dimensions
122 x 137cm

Louise Feneley

Lace-making


Medium
Oil on Belgian linen   

Dimensions
60 x 220cm

Louise Feneley

Diary of a wave 1


Medium
Oil on Belgian linen    

Dimensions
36 x 176 cm

Louise Feneley

Crab Ascending


Medium:
Oil on canvas paper

Dimensions:
30 x 21cm

Louise Feneley

The Magpie's Tale


Medium:
Oil on canvas paper

Dimensions:
30 x 21cm

Louise Feneley

Snail Ascending


Medium:
Oil on canvas paper

Dimensions:
30 x 21cm

Louise Feneley

Shell Ascending 3


Medium:
Oil on canvas paper

Dimensions:
30 x 21cm

Louise Feneley

Lost Mother


Medium
oil on Belgian linen

Dimensions
137 x 198 cm

 

Currently on display at the Gippsland Art Gallery

Louise Feneley

Agni


Medium

 

oil on canvas

Dimensions
70 cm x 105 cm

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