Artists

Elisabeth Cummings

born1934 Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Lives and works in Wedderburn, NSW
  
studies & travel
  
1975-presentPart-time teaching, various TAFE and colleges
1975-87Part-time teaching, City Art Institute, Sydney
1969-2001Part-time teaching, National Art School, Sydney
1958-68Lived and studied in Italy & France
1961Travelled in Europe
1961School of Vision, Salzburg, with Oskar Kokoschka
1953-57National Art School, Sydney
  
solo exhibitions
  
2005new paintings, Chapman Gallery
2004painting, king street gallery on burton, sydney
2003painting, king street gallery at Span Galleries, Melbourne
paintings, Pandanus Art, Currumbin Beach, Qld
2002new paintings, king street gallery on burton, sydney
elisabeth cummings & clara hali, Orange Regional Gallery, NSW
2001Paintings and Prints, Chapman Gallery, ACT
Collaborative Pots, (Barbara Romalis & Elisabeth Cummings), Chapman Gallery
2000recent work, king street gallery on burton
Works on Paper, Sturt Gallery, Mittagong, NSW
1998recent work, king street gallery on burton
1997 Survey Show (1965-1995), Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Qld
Chapman Gallery, Canberra
1996Survey Show (1965-1995), Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, NSW
recent paintings, king street gallery on burton
Sturt Gallery, Mittagong, NSW
1994king street gallery on burton
1992paintings, king street gallery on burton
Schubert Art Gallery, Queensland
1991Budds Beach Gallery, Gold Coast, Queensland
1990Victor Mace Fine Art Gallery, Brisbane
1989Painters Gallery, Sydney
1988Victor Mace Fine Art Gallery
1987Mori Gallery, Sydney
1985Broadbeach Gallery, Queensland
1984Mori Gallery
1982Broadbeach Gallery
Victor Mace Fine Art Gallery
Mori Gallery
1978Design Arts Centre, Brisbane
1977Raffin Gallery, Orange
1976Design Arts Centre, Brisbane
1975Roslyn Gallery, Wollongong, NSW
1974Design Arts Centre, Brisbane
1970Design Arts Centre
1969Design Arts Centre
1966Johnstone Gallery, Brisbane
1965Darlinghurst Gallery, Sydney
1963Johnstone Gallery
  
selected group exhibitions
  
2005Salon Des Refuse S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2004Fire Dreaming, University Art Gallery, University of Sydney, Sydney
Bukmak - Galiwinku (Talking and Sharing - Elcho Island), Framed: The Darwin Gallery, NT
Same Place, Many Views, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Framed, Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT
Sulman Prize, Art Gallery on New South Wales, Sydney
Salon des Refuse, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Prints from Whaling Road Studios, Australian Galleries, Sydney
20034 Wedderburn painters: common ground, Campbelltown Bicentennial Art Gallery
64 Years, king street gallery on burton
20022002: The Year in Art, SH Ervin, Sydney
Salon des Refuses, SH Ervin
The Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
king street gallery at Span Galleries, Melbourne
A Silver Lining & A New Beginning, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
2001floating, king street gallery on burton
2000women and the landscape, king street gallery
Common Ground, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
The Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales & touring throughout Australia
The Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
dogma, king street gallery on burton
1999The Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
last show of the year, king street gallery on burton
1998The Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Symbiosis, Utopia Art, Sydney; New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW
Six from Wedderbutn, Casula Power House Museum, NSW
last show of the year, king street gallery on burton
The Theresa Byrnes Foundation Inc. Art Auction, ASN Gallery, Sydney
1997The Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
The Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
1996first night, king street gallery, sydney
The Theresa Byrnes Foundation Inc. Westpac Art Auction, Westpac Plaza, Sydney
1995gallery grtists, king street gallery on burton
The Easter Show, Hidden Vallet Gallery, Bodalla, NSW
1994The Lost Valley of the Springs, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney
The Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
gallery artists, king street gallery on burton
Australian Contemporary Art Fair 4, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
Where The Two Worlds Meet, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney
1993A Stone's Throw Project, Cambelltown City Art Gallery
The Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Landscape Exhibition, Cell Block Theatre, Sydney
1992terracollaboratis, king street gallery on burton
South Stradbroke Project, Gold Cost City Art Gallery
1991Microcosm, Garry Anderson Gallery, Sydney
1990Mass Media, Mixed Media, Painters Gallery, Sydney
Visual Instincts, Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney
19889 x 5 Mail, The Centre Gallery, Gold Coast
1984Fruit and Flowers Exhibition, David Jones, Sydney
Landscape Exhibition, Mori Gallery
1976-90Modern Art Gallery, Casula
  
selected awards
  
2000Fleurier Prize for Landscape, SA
1996Mosman Prize, NSW
1995Camden Prize, NSW
1992Tattersalls Art Prize, QLD
1991Fishers Ghost Prize, Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery
1989Gold Coast Purchase Prize, QLD
1988REIQ Bicentennial Art Award, QLD
1987Open Section, Camden Art Prize
Faber Castell Drawing Prize
1984Mervyn Horton Memorial Prize, Berrima, NSW
Camden Purchase Prize, NSW
Friends of the Campbelltown Art Gallery Purchase
1983Lane Cove Purchase Prize, NSW
1982Lane Cove Purchase Prize
1981Macquarie Towns Purchase Prize, NSW
1979Peter Stuyvesant Prize, Shoalhaven
Fishers Ghost Prize, Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery
Gosford Purchase Prize, NSW
1978Gold Coast Purchase Prize
1977Landscape and Still Life Prizes, RAS, Sydney
Lismore Prize, NSW
Fishers Ghost Prize, Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery
1976Drummoyne Prize, NSW
1974Grafton Prize, NSW
1972Human Image Prize, RAS, Sydney
Cheltenham Prize, NSW
Portia Geach Portrait Prize, Sydney
1971Gold Coast Purchase Prize, QLD
1960Dyason Bequest
1958NSW Travelling Art Scholarship
1957Le Gay Brereton Prize for Drawing
  
collections
Artbank, Australia
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Qld
Griffith University, Brisbane
Jackson Smith Solicitors
Kelvin Grove Teachers College, Brisbane
Macquarie Bank
National Gallery of Australia, ACT
University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, NSW
Grafton Regional Art Gallery, NSW
The Hawkesbury City Art Collection
James Cook University, Townsville, Qld
Lismore Regional Art Gallery
Manly Art Gallery and Museum, NSW
Queensland Art Gallery
  
bibliography
  
2004Fortesque, Elizabeth: Interpreting: Elisabeth Cummings, Lino Magazine September
Lloyd, Ian: Australian Painters in Residence, R.Ian Lloyd Productions
2003Higson, Rosalie: The Face, The Weekend Australian, 20-21 December pg.3
Backhouse, Megan: Cummings shows the benefit of experience, Indoors and out, Review-The Age, pg.7
2002Lumby, Carrie: Two Kings, Australian Art Collector (19), January-March, pg.62
Pinson, Peter: Common Ground-Four Wedderburn Painters, Art & Australia (92)
Mcdonald, John: Elisabeth Cummings: The Invisible Woman of Australian Art, Australian Art Collector (22), October-December, pg.68-7
Pryor, Lisa: Cummings Exhibition, Spotlight-Sydney Morning Herald, 24 September pg.17
Cummings, Elisabeth Catalogue: publishers-king street gallery on burton
2001Grishin, Sasha: Two artists expanding vision and expertise, Panorama-Canberra Times, 6 October
2000Kidd, Courtney: Painters & their Pampered Pets, Sydney Morning Herald, 29 March pg.14
Backhouse, Megan: Review, Fleurieu Prize, The Age, 15 November pg.7
Smee, Sebastian: The ground crew, Spectrum-Sydney Morning Herald, 14 March pg.14
Pinson, Peter: catalogue essay for Common Ground, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, February-March
Smee, Sebastian, The odds on the Archibald, Sydney Morning Herald, 16 March 16 pg.1
Sykes, Jill: The Art of Wine, Qantas, December pg.13
1998Smee, Sebastian: Streets ahead, The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 October
1997McDonald, John: The schlock of the new, The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 November pg.16
Watson, Bronwyn: It pays to read between the lines, The Bulletin, 23 September pg.73
Portrait of the artists: The Daily Telegraph, 21 March 21 pg.44
James, Bruce: The Sydney Morning Herald, 31 January
1996Smee, Sebastian: King on King, Metro-The Sydney Morning Herald, 15 November
James, Bruce: The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 September
Auty, Giles: Isolated Ideas, The Australian, 31 August
Garside, Sioux: catalogue introduction for Survey Exhibition 1965-95, Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, August - September pg.5-6
McDonald, John: Country pleasures, The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 August pg.14
Van den Bosch, Annette: From the Inside to the Outside, catalogue essay for Survey Exhibition 1965-95, Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, August-September pg.8-18
1995Delaruelle, Jacques: Pick of the year, The Independent Monthly, December
1994McDonald, John: The Australian Landscape in a Visionary's Eyes, The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 September pg.15
Lynn, Elwyn: Eighteen Gallery Artists, The Australian, January
Delaruelle, Jacques: Accordance with Nature, The Sydney Review
1993Delaruelle,Jacques: A Stones Throw, Catalogue Essay Campbelltown City Art Gallery
1985Leckie, Mal: Fresh look gives the feel of the aussie bush, The Gold Coast Bulletin, 1 January
1982Langer, Gertrude: Bushland inspiration, The Courier Mail, 5 May
Leckie, Mal: This may open eyes and minds, The Gold Coast Bulletin, 9 January

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