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Eleanor Zecchin

Eleanor Zecchin is a visual artist based in Adelaide, South Australia and is a lecturer at Adelaide College of the Arts.

"My paintings investigate the symbolic potency of objects which are used to narrate stories of past and present. Flora, studio and domestic matter are the key subjects through which my sense of place and belonging are explored. I play with authenticity and the invented, the banal and the embellished through the distortive properties of storytelling. Comparing and contrasting objects found in present everyday visual experiences to those from the past, I am conscious of attempting to locate myself and gain a sense of orientation and place".

Eleanor Zecchin

Artist Statement 2016-2017

Selected Exhibitions

2016

Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, finalist with painting ‘between chaos and control’

2015

No Particular Reason, GAGPROJECTS/ Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide

Mad For, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide

Third Space, Adelaide College of the Arts Staff Show, Light Square Gallery

2012

New Work,Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide

Helpmann Academy Maestros and Apprentices, Adelaide Convention Centre

Loreto Spring Art Show, Loreto College

Small Scale Art Prize Gallery Exhibition, Leithbridge Gallery, Brisbane

2011

Courage, Helpmann Academy and Common Ground, Santos

Bird, Red Poles

Loreto Spring Art Show, Loreto College

2010

Riding Clouds, AP Bond Contemporary and Aboriginal Art –solo

New Work, The Intercontinental Hotel, Adelaide

Wild Things, Urban Cow Gallery, Adelaide

New Work, Libby Edwards Galleries, Melbourne

Loreto Spring Art Show, Loreto College

New Work, ETSA Foyer Gallery

Helpmann Academy Maestros and Apprentices, Adelaide Convention Centre

Summer Group Show, Max Dawn Gallery, Adelaide

2009

Backyard Appraisal, Gallery 139, Adelaide

The Dog Show, Artroom 5, Adelaide

The Skull Show, Gallery 139, Adelaide

Scotch College Show, Scotch College, Adelaide

2008

Noisy Eyes, Adelaide Centre for the Arts

Art West, The Bull and Bear, Adelaide

Noticed, Gallery 139, Adelaide

A4 Play, Higher Ground, Adelaide

2004

New Work, Aldgate Café, Adelaide

2003

Mt Barker TAFE ceramics show, Hahndorf Academy, Adelaide

New Work, Aldgate Café, Adelaide

2001 Mt Barker TAFE ceramics show, Stangate House, Adelaide

Awards, Grants and Prizes

2012

Small Scale Art Prize, Leithbridge Gallery, Brisbane, Finalist

2009

Helpmann Academy Project Grant, Backyard Appraisal

Scotch College Fine Art Show, Hanger’s Award

Hatched 09, preselection, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

South Australian School of Art Postgraduate Mentorship, partnered with Annette Bezor and Fiona Sherwin

Helpmann Academy Mentorship, partnered with Marise Maas

2008

Helpmann Academy Project Grant, Noisy Eyes

 

Education

Graduate Diploma in Education (Adult, Vocational and Workplace Training)

Masters in Visual Arts, Monash University

Bachelor of Visual Arts and Applied Design Painting, Adelaide College for the Arts

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