Lucy Culliton


1966       Sydney, Australia

Studies and Employment

2009           Fine Art, National Art School, Sydney
                   Teaching National Art School, Sydney


Solo Exhibitions

2017               Residents of Bibbenluke Lodge : King Street Gallery on William                                Sydney
                       Our Animals, Tamworth Regional Gallery, Tamworth
2016               Our Animals, Beaver Gallery Canberra, ACT
2014              THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: Survey Show, Mosman Art Gallery
                      Weeds of the Monaro : Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
2012              Bibbenluke Flowers, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
2011              Home, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
2009              Bibbenluke, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
2008              Stuff, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
2007             The Show (domestic science), Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
2005             Tuscon paintings, The Palm House, Botanic Gardens, Sydney
2004             Cactus, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
2002             Hartley Landscapes, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
2000             Food Paintings, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
1999            Farm Paintings, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017            Dog Days, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane Qld
2016 – 2017 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of Ballarat, VIC; Wagga Wagga Art                      Gallery, NSW; Cowra Regional Art Gallery, NSW; Bega Valley                        Regional Gallery, NSW; Hawkesbury Regional Art Gallery,                              NSW; Western Plains Cultural Centre, NSW.
                    Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

                     Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

                     Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
                     The Popular Pet Show, National Portrait Gallery Canberra                              ACT
                     Paper Trail, The Hughes Gallery, Sydney
                     Six Artists Seven Days Mary Place Gallery, Sydney
2012             Fresh from the Studio ’12, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
2011             Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
2010             Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
                     On the Island, Meeting and Parting, Bathurst Regional Art                            Gallery, Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery, King Street Gallery on                      William, Sydney
2009             Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
                    Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
                    Three Australian Landscapes, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
2008            On the Heysen Trail, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
                     Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
                     Salon de Refuses, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney 
                     The Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
                     The Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
2007             Cuisine & Country, Tour Exhibition, Orange Regional Gallery
                     The Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
2006             The Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

Awards and Prizes

2006             Dubbo Lexis Mortima Prize
                     Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2004             Kedumba Drawing Prize
2000             Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Sydney
1999             Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast Centre
                     Highly Commended, Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H. Ervin                      Gallery
2006             Nowa Nudes Art Show
2001             Rydal Show


Artbank, Sydney
Art Gallery of NSW
Australian Parliament House, Canberra
Australian Wildlife Conservancy NT
Gold Coast City Art Gallery Qld
Griffith University Brisbane Queensland
Macquarie Bank, Sydney
Mosman Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney
National Gallery Canberra
Parliament of NSW Collection, Sydney
Queensland University Art Museum
Sydney University Union Art Collection

Selected Bibliography 

2017 Martin-Chew, Louise, Lucy Culliton Art Collector Magazine Issue 80 p84-85
 2016 Boland, Michaela, Bank of America Merrill Lynch art collection: Culliton, Quilty, Frazer and more, The Australian Business, 19 Aug
Choueifaty, Elie, Sulman Prize 2016Wendy Sharpe’s painting offended a Liberal politician, Now it’s a finalist, The SMH  11 July
Engledow, Sarah, The Popular Pet Show Lucy Culliton, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra   p72-103
McDonald, John, Wei to tick boxes, Sydney Morning Herald, p16-17, 16 July
McDonald, John, Archibald Prize review: self-portraits of artists crowd out stars, Sydney Morning Herald, 16 July
McDonald, John, Archibald portraits, The Spectator Australia, 23 July
 Art of Music 2016 Collection Inspired by Courtney Barnett, Midnight Oil and More, The Music, 15 May
 2015 Colley, Claire, Capital Life What’s on in Canberra’s arts scene from October 3, Sydney Morning Herald, 30 Sept
Cotton, Karen, Bibbenluke Lodge: Lucy Culliton’s Country Menagerie, The Generalist
Rosenlund, Kara: Shelter How Australians Live, pp186 – 201 Penguin Books
Fortescue, Elisabeth, Artist Lucy Culliton finds love for objects in her art, Daily Telegraph 6 Aug
 2014 Crawford, Kate, An exhibition of paintings of artist Lucy Culliton prove a huge success for local gallery, Mosman Local, 3 Dec
Cheeseman, John: EYE OF THE BEHOLDER:THE ART OF Lucy Culliton, Mosman Art Gallery Catalogue,
Craven, Owen, Lucy Culliton, Artist Profile cover feature Issue 27, pp.56-64, 25 July
Martin-Chew, Louise, Lucy Culliton, ArtGuide, 20 Sept
McDonald, John: Art in 2014 Archibald Prize gets better, Head On gets bigger and the Sydney Biennale draws heat Sydney Morning Herald, 30 Dec
Unknown author, Lucy’s star rises ever higher, Bombala Times, 5 Nov
2013 Crawford, Kate, Lucy Culliton to judge Mosman Art Prize, Local NSW News, 17 May
Hawley, Janet, The Art of Christmas, Sydney Morning Herald, 4 Dec
McDonald, John, World without end, Sydney Morning Herald, 24 Aug
Nicol, Lucy, illustrated by Lucy Culliton, The Ballad of Dexi Lee, Jane Curry Publishing, 1 Sept
Saxby, John, Hughes Gallery brings sun, sand and surf to inner city Surry Hills, Sydney Morning Herald, 22 Nov
2012 Barrowclough, Nikki, A blooming career, Sydney Morning Herald, 14 April
McDonald, John, Lucy Culliton’s Eye of the Beholder survey of her work urges recollection of the long familiar, Sydney Morning Herald, 24 Oct
D’Arcy Sing, Nip and tuck: Orama Architecture Now, 10 Oct
Strickland, Katrina, Hot art, cold market, Financial Review Weekend, 22 Sept
2010 Gregory, Susan: Big Sky’s Screen Australia,
2011 Fortescue, Elizabeth, At Home in Bibbenluke with Lucy Culliton, ArtWriter, 10 May
Fortescue, Elizabeth, Culliton’s sky full of natural diamonds, Daily Telegraph, 18 April
McDonald, John, Portrait of an artist shines in the year of the big head, Sydney Morning Herald, 9 April
2009 The National Trust, Nine Artists, Eight Days in the Landscape on the Heysen Trail, Trailwalker Magazine Issue 110 pp. 26-27
2007 McDonald, John, Studio: Australian Painters on the Nature of Creativity. R. Ian Lloyd, pp. 28
McDonald, John, Sydney Morning Herald, 21 Apr
Schwartzkoff, Louise, Inspiration out of the box, Sydney Morning Herald, 28 Jul
Smee, Sebastian, The Australian, 24 May
2006 Belle
Fortescue, Elizabeth, Daily Telegraph, 2 Oct
Higson, Rosalie, The Australian, 29 Sept
Pandaram, Jaime, The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 Sept
2004 Buchanan, Matt, A singular obsession, Sydney Morning Herald, 2 Oct
Nelson, Robert, The Archibald Prize – Reviews, The Age, 22 Dec
2000 Brennan, Betsy, Vogue Living, Dec/Jan Issue
Fortescue, Elizabeth, Daily Telegraph, Sydney Live, 1 Dec
Newton, John, Sydney Morning Herald, Short Black, 28 Nov
Smee, Sebastian, Christmas Gift Guide, Sydney Morning Herald, 25 Nov
1999 James, Bruce, Spectrum Art, Sydney Morning Herald, page 16, 6 Nov
Sydney Morning Herald page 3, 15 Oct
Sydney Morning Herald, page 5, 2 Sept
Marie Claire Lifestyle, Aug-Sep Issue