Ross Laurie – Paintings


1961 Walcha, NSW


1986 Painting, Victorian College, Prahran, VIC
1985 Painting, printmaking and sculpture, Newcastle Polytechnic, UK
1984 Painting and drawing, Foundation Course, St Martins School of Arts, London
1983 Painting and Printmaking, Mitchell College, Bathurst
1982 Visual Art, Sydney College of the Arts

Solo exhibitions

2018 New paintings and works on paper King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
2016 New Paintings and Drawings King Street Gallery on William
2014 New Paintings & Works on Paper King Street Gallery on William
2011 Paintings and Works on Paper Scott Livesey Gallery, Vic
Paintings Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney
2010 Paintings and Works on Paper Damien Minton Gallery
2009 Damien Minton Gallery
Moree Plains Regional Gallery
2008 Damien Minton Gallery
2007 Damien Minton Gallery
2006 Damien Minton Gallery
2005 Damien Minton Gallery
Wrestles with Landscape New England Regional Art Museum
2002 Damien Minton Gallery, Newcastle
1999 Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1998 Old School Gallery, Walcha
1997 Coventry Gallery
1996 Coventry Gallery
1995 Coventry Gallery
1994 Coventry Gallery
1993 William Mora Galleries, Melbourne
1992 New England Art Museum
1991 Tamworth City Gallery
William Mora Galleries, Melbourne
Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra
1990 Linden Gallery, Melbourne
1988 Girgis and Klym Gallery, Melbourne
1981 Tamworth City Gallery
Parmenter Gallery, Walcha

Group exhibitions [selected]

2020-2018 Salient, Contemporary Artists at the Western Front, New England Regional Art Museum, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Anzac Memorial Sydney, Bank Art Museum Moree, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, Tweed Regional Art Gallery
2019 Inside/outside, King Street Gallery on William, NSW
2018 Salon des Refusés S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
100 Years on King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
Salient The Australian Club, Melbourne
2017 Salon des Refusés S.H. Ervin Gallery
2016 Paint My Place Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW
Finalist Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Salon des Refusés Mornington Peninsula Regional Art Gallery
2015 Paddington Art Prize Sydney [Winner]
Salon des Refusés S.H. Ervin Gallery and Mornington Peninsula Regional Art Gallery, Vic
The piano has been drinking [not me] Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Paddington Art Prize
2014 The Dobell Drawing Biennial, Art Gallery of New South Wales
2013 Salon des Refusés S.H. Ervin Gallery
Walcha City of Art  Walcha Gallery of Art, NSW
Last but not Least King Street Gallery on William
Packsaddle New England Regional Art Museum, NSW
Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, Parliament House, Sydney, NSW
2012 Not the Way Home: 13 Artists Paint the Desert S.H. Ervin Gallery and touring nationally
Melbourne Art Fair Damien Minton Gallery and Artist Profile stands
Salon des Refusés S.H. Ervin Gallery
In Two Art S.H. Ervin Gallery
Big Picture Show King Street Gallery on William
Landscape Show Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Five Bells Damien Minton Gallery
Dobel Prize for Drawing Art Gallery of New South Wales
2011 Salon des Refusés S.H. Ervin Gallery
Works on Paper Award Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea
2010 Dobell Prize for Drawing Art Gallery of New South Wales
Melbourne Art Fair
2009 Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea, Works on Paper Award
New England Regional Art Museum, ‘New England Views’
Same Place, Many Views Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Salon des Refusés S.H. Ervin Gallery
2008 Melbourne Art Fair, Damien Minton Gallery
Paddington Art Prize (winner of the COFA Print Award)
North South East West Damien Minton Gallery
2007 Salon des Refusés S.H. Ervin Gallery
2006 Salon des Refusés S.H. Ervin Gallery
Regional Encounters Tamworth City Gallery
Walcha – City of Art, Gallery Karlovy Vary, Ostrov, Czech Republic
Same Place Different Views Defiance Gallery, Sydney
2005 The Year in Art S.H. Ervin Gallery
(Going) Out There Ivan Dougherty Gallery, COFA, UNSW
Country Energy Art Prize Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery and NSW Parliament House
2004 England Picture New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale
Hazelhurst Work on Paper Award Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea
2003 Surface Memories Tamworth City Gallery
Country Energy Art Prize New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale
Walcha – City of Art, New Contemporaries Gallery, Sydney
2000 Melbourne Art Fair Bryan Hooper Gallery, Sydney
1999 Coventry Diary Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1998 Salon des Refusés S.H. Ervin Gallery
1995 Salon des Refusés S.H. Ervin Gallery
1991 Syme Dodson Gallery, Sydney
1989 Drawings William Mora Galleries, Melbourne
1988 New Art Melbourne Ivan Dougherty, Sydney
Gallery Artists, Girgis and Klym Gallery, Melbourne
Moet and Chandon Touring Exhibition
1987 Moet and Chandon Touring Exhibition
1982 New England Artists Tamworth City Gallery  Commissions


2004 Sculpture Walcha Central School, Walcha
2001 Preschool entrance sculpture Walcha Preschool Inc, Walcha
1998 Town entrance sculpture, Walcha Shire Council, Walcha

Awards / Residencies

2016 Artist in Residence Mooney Beach and exhibition Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
2015 Paddington Art Prize, Sydney
2011 Artist in Residence Fowler’s Gap UNSW
2010 The King’s School Art Prize, Sydney
2008 Paddington Art Prize (COFA Print Award)
1999 Norville Prize for Landscape Painting, Murrurundi


Australian National Gallery, Canberra Laverty Collection, Sydney
Art Gallery of New South Wales Maitland Regional Gallery
Artbank Macquarie Bank Art Collection
Benalla Regional Art Gallery Newcastle Region Art Gallery
Coventry Collection, Sydney NRMA Collection Sydney
Gaden Ridgeway State Bank Collection, Victoria
La Trobe University Collection Melbourne Tamworth City Gallery
Coffs Harbour Regional Art Gallery
Hyde Park Anzac Memorial, Sydney


2018 Manera, Brad: Fields of Sacrifice: Australian Financial Review, Weekend Fin, March 24-25 page 39
Legge, Sonia : We see into the life of things, Catalogue Essay
Egan, Malanie: Fields of War and Peace, The Readers Digest p111 – 115 Nov
Arundale, Vanessa: Artists painting with disbelief, Armidale Express March 22
Fuller, Nicholas: NERAMS art-icles of war,Armidale Express March 23
2016 Frost, Joe: Artist Profile Magazine, September 16
Johnson, Anna: Catalogue Essay, Sept 16
2014 McDonald, John: Drawing Out SMH Spectrum, November 14
Ryan, Anne: Drawing Out Look Magazine Nov 2014 p24-28
Ryan, Anne: Drawing Out Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2014 Exhibition Catalogue
2012 Outback Inspiration review of Not the Way Home
McDonald, John:  SMH, Spectrum, 16 June 2012
Ross Laurie’ Artist Profile Feature,  2012, Issue 18, Feb, 2012
McDonald, John: ‘Uncertain Moments’, review of Salon de Refuses, Sydney Morning Herald, 28 April
2010 Exhibition Catalogue, Ross Laurie & David McBride recent works Tamworth Regional Gallery
2005 McDonald, John: ‘Current Affairs’ Sydney Morning Herald, 4 June
1996 New England Picture Catalogue, NERAM
 Surfaces Memories Catalogue, Tamworth City
Walcha, City of Art Catalogue, New contemporaries Gallery, Sydney 
‘Past Master’,
McDonald, John: Sydney Morning Herald, 26 June
1993 Heathcote, C Paintings that peer behind the shadows of reality Age, 19 May 1993
New Melbourne Catalogue
1987 Moet and Chandon Catalogue

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