Tania Ferrier - Artist of Western Australia

Born



Education

1958, Perth, WA



1984 Bachelor of Arts, Curtin University, painting and sculpture
1979 Diploma of Teaching, WACAE

Public Collections

Art Gallery of Western Australia
Albany Art Gallery
Edith Cowan University Nedlands Campus
Edith Cowan University Mt Lawley Campus
Curtin University
Murdoch University
Royal Perth Hospital
Princess Margaret Hospital
Cruthers Collection
Artbank
Town of Vincent Collection W.A.
City of Fremantle Collection W.A.

Exhibitions - Solo

2002

“2002”, Beaver Galleries, Canberra, ACT

2001

“New Paintings”, Millioncino's Restaurant, Perth, W.A.

2000

“Faces of Australia”, Artplace, Perth, W.A.
1999 “Women in Clouds”, Beaver galleries, Canberra, A.C.T.
1998 “Dance”, Artplace, Perth, W.A.
1995 “Tania Ferrier”, Artplace, Perth, W.A.
1992 “Girl’s Talk”, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth,W.A.
1989 “Angry Underwear” Feminist fashion project, Arts House, Perth,W.A.

Exhibitions - Group

2001

“Bunbury Biennale”, Bunbury.
“City of Stirling Art Award”, Karrinyup Civic Centre, Karrinyup.
“Town of Vincent Art Award”, North Perth.

2000

“City of Perth Art Award 2000”, Perth.
“Twelve”, Moores Building, Fremantle.
“Latin Perspective 2000”, Moores Building, Fremantle.

1999

“American Dream”, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.
“Eleven”, Moores Building, Fremantle.
“Shakey Ground”, PICA, Perth.
“Images of the City”, Perth.
Mentor, Applecross Senior High School
“Town of Vincent Invitation Art Award”, Council Chambers, North Perth.
“Albany Art Awards”, Albany, Western Australia

1998

“Artplace at 101”, Gallery 101, Melbourne, V.I.C.
“Artists Against Racism”, PICA, Perth, W.A.
“Gotham X10”, PICA, Perth, W.A.
“Works On Paper”, Art House, Sydney, N.S.W.
“Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Annual Invitation Prize Exhibition”, Perth, W.A.
“Latin Perspectives”, Moore’s Building, Fremantle, W.A.
“Old Customs House”, 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Fremantle, W.A.
“Artbridge 98”, Northbridge, W.A.

1997

“Kimberley Art Awards”, Kununurra Arts Council, Kununurra, W.A.
“Five Years Artplace”, Artplace, Perth, W.A.
“Censorship Show”, Artplace, Perth, W.A.
“Three Narrative Artists”, Festival of Perth, Artplace, Perth, W.A.

1996

“Old Customs House”, 8th Annual Exhibition, Moores Building, Fremantle, W.A.
“Bravado Exhibition”, Delaney Gallery, Perth, W.A.
“Mandorla Art Award 1996”, Moores Building, Fremantle, W.A.
“Fifth Australian Contemporary Art Fair”, ACAF·5, Melbourne, V.I.C.
“Sub -Urban”, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, W.A.
“Throne”, Craft West, Perth, W.A.

1995

“Drawing Out”,Touring Exhibition, from the Edith Cowan University Collection, W.A.
“Homage to Dr Harold Schenberg”, Artplace, Perth, W.A.

1994

“Fourth Australian Contemporary Art Fair”, ACAF-4, Melbourne, V.I.C.
“Erotic Show”, Artplace, Claremont, W.A.

1992

“Sir Charles Gairdner Invitation Art Award”, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, W.A.
“Bunbury Art Awards”, Bunbury, W.A.
“Young Romantics” Show, Art Gallery of Western Australia ,Perth, W.A.

1990

“Exhibition of Paintings”, Warsh - Rankin - Ried Gallery, Soho, New York. 1989 “The Albany Art Awards”, Albany, W.A.
“Dress to Kill Fashion Exhibition”, Fremantle, W.A.

1987

“The Albany Art Awards” Drawing Prize, Albany, W.A.

1986

“The Fifth Foothills Art Exhibition”, Guildford, W.A.
“The Vestiges Exhibition”, Praxis, Fremantle, W.A.

1985

“International Womens Day Art Exhibition”,Film and Television Institute, Fremantle,W.A.
“Eromance Show”, Praxis, Fremantle, W.A.
“The Fourth Foothills Art Exhibition”, Guildford, W.A.

Professional Experience

2001

Adult Art Education
City of Perth Christmas Decorations

2000

Mosaic work for the Swan Bells Tower, Perth
City of Perth Christmas Decorations

1999

Coordinator, City of Perth Christmas Decorations, King Street
University of Western Australia Extension, Painting Lecturer
Applecross Senior High School, Special Art Teacher

1998

Artwork for “Slimies”, children's animated series for TV
Coordinator, City of Perth Christmas Decorations

1995

Part-time lecturer, Art, Leederville T.A.F.E.

1993 -94

Props buyer, Set Dresser and Scenic Artists, for Barron Films’ production “Ship To Shore” and “Ship to Shore II”

1991

Freelance prop making for rock videos, New York
Art direction of a post graduate feature film, New York

1986 - 91

Living and working to support art practice in New York, and working towards various exhibitions

1985 - 86

Art coordinator and teacher at Foothills School, Guildford

1983

Full time art teacher at Community School, Fremantle

1981 -82

Taught English at Sanata Dharma Teachers College, Yogyakarta

Art Prizes and Awards

2002

Bunbury Biennale Award

2001

Jessie Bower Award
Town of Vincent Sculpture Award.

1999

ArtsWA Art Flight Grant

1998

ArtsWA New Projects Grant.
International Women’s Day poster and postcard
Women’s Policy Development Office Postcard
City of Perth poster for “Sparkle City” competition
ArtsWA Art Flight Grant

1997

Festival of Perth Poster Award

1996

East Fremantle Festival Poster Award

1989

Grant from Women’s Art Division towards first solo show

1987

Albany Art Award, (drawing)

1979

Jacksons Art Supplies Award
WACAE Art Award

1976

Floreat Forum Student Award

1975

Art Prize John XXIII College

Publications

2001

David Bromfield, “On Show”, The West Australian, 17 February, p6

2000

David Bromfield, “On Show”, The West Australian, 27 May, p6
David Bromfield, “On Show”, The West Australian, 18 November, p7
Adriano A.Biondo,“Tania Ferrier”, www.biondopictures.com/gueststaniaferrier, April.

1999

Sonia Barron, “Sexy Bad Characters”, Canberra Times, 28 Sept
David Bromfield, “On Show”, The West Australian, 10 July

1998

Robert Cook, “Colour me Beige”, The West Australian, 23 Sept
Lavinia Ryan, Reviews, Artlink, 18:2, June-August
David Bromfield, “Walls Play Host to Imagery”, The West Australian, 5 March
Evi Ferrier, “Movers and Shakers”, Perth Weekly, 11-17 Feb
Judith McGrath, Sunday Times, 22 February, p. 58

1997

RE : Public (editor), Planet Diana, cultural studies and global mourning, University of Western Sydney, NEAPAN, 1997 (cover image)
David Bromfield, “Dancing for You and Me”, Australian Art Monthly, Dec-Feb #106
“Tania Ferrier 1998 Festival of Perth Poster Artist”, The Artist’s Chronicle, #58 Oct-Nov
“Festival of Perth”, News Chronicle, 23 September
David Bromfield, “On Show”, The West Australian, 20 September
“Dancing Twins Catch that Festival Feeling”, Post, 13-14 September
Patrick Cornish, “From Here to Posterity”, The West Magazine, 13 September
Full colour FOP Poster Reproduction, The West Australian, 13 September
“Poster”, Fremantle Gazette, 12 September
“East Side Storybook Start for Festival Artist”, The West Australian, 12 September
David Bromfield, “Festival’s Over but Exhibitions Linger On”, West Australian, 12 March
Neville Weston, “A mysterious Content”, The Western Review, March 1997
Judith McGrath, The Sunday Times, 2 March 1997

1996

Nikki Miller, “The Fabric of Life Revealed in Straw”, The West Australian, 13 November
“Bravado” , Exhibition Catalogue, Delaney Galleries W.A., 1996
Mick Paskos, “Black and White Art”, Fremantle Gazette, 12 July 1996

1995

“Tania’s ‘Proper job’ Overtaken by Artistic Talent”, News Chronicle, p1,Wed. May 17
David Bromfield, “Passion and Pathos in Inner City”, The West Australian, 13 May
“Your Week”, The West Magazine, May 13
“Female Figures” The Fremantle Herald, 6 May
“Your Week”, The West Magazine, Saturday 6 May
“Art Drawn from Chaos”, The Fremantle Gazette, 5 May
X-Press, Magazine, 4 May
The West Australian, 4 May
“Drawing Out: Contemporary Drawing Practice in Western Australia” Exhibition Catalogue, Edith Cowan University of W.A., 1995 p. 3

1992

Silvia Conroy, “Art and Tania Ferrier”, UWA Gazette, University of Western Australia,July Edition
David Bromfield,“On Show”, The West Australian, 4 July
Melanie Anderson, “Girls Just Wanna Do Art” Feature, The West Magazine, 27 June
Sharon Krumb, “Underwear With Attitude”, Who Weekly, March 18,

1991

Sharon Krumb, “Underwear With Attitude” New York Magazine, July

1990

Alexander Tsiaris, “Contemporary Surrealist Fashion”, Stern (Germany), September
Amy Arbus, “Underwear That Talks Back” The Edge (New York), September issue
Lenora Skenazy, “The Arts”, New York Daily News, August

1989

Zoie Soufellas, “Terrorist Tits”, Praxis M, June
David Bromfield, “Revue” ,The West Australian, 13 April
Prue Dashfield, “Savage Cleavage”, The West Australian Magazine, January 21

1988

“Artists Abroad”, The Melbourne Age, Wynberg, November
“Jaws III”, The Village Voice, August


 

Last Revised: 8 June 2002