King Street Gallery on William

Ross Laurie

Abstract Landscape artist Ross Laurie was born in Walcha, NSW in 1961. Laurie studied Visual Art, at Sydney College of the Arts in 1982. In 1984 and 1985 Laurie travelled to London to complete a Foundation Course at St Martin’s School of Arts, and then continue his studies at Newcastle Polytechnic (now Northumbria University, UK).

He lived in Melbourne from 1985 and graduated from the Victorian College Prahan in 1986. Laurie returned to Walcha in 1990.

Ross Laurie won the inaugural Norville Prize for Landscape Painting, the COFA Print Award at the Paddington Art Prize and the Kings School Art Prize. Laurie has also been selected as a finalist in the Dobell Drawing Biennial and the Wynne Prize, both at the Art Gallery NSW, Sydney. Notably, Ross’ work has been selected for the Salon des Refuses ten times between 1995 and 2019.

Laurie’s work can be found in numerous state and corporate collections such as Artbank, AGNSW, National Gallery, Canberra, New England Regional Art Museum, Tamworth Regional Gallery, the Laverty Collection Sydney, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Macquarie Bank Collection and NRMA Sydney.

Ross Laurie joined King Street Gallery in 2014, we look forward to his fourth exhibition commencing April 14, 2020. He lives and works on his family farm, Rams Gully out at Walcha NSW.

Exhibitions

Films

Salient – Contemporary artists at the Western Front

A film by Maria Stoljar from 'Talking with Painters'. Salient, Contemporary artists at the Western Front is a travelling exhibition in NSW, 2018–2020. In 2017 twelve leading Australian artists visited the First World War battlefields of the Western Front, a century after the conflict that claimed so many lives. This exhibition brings together the works they created in response to the experience. For more information visit the website www.salientwesternfront.com

Ross Laurie, painting at Fowlers Gap

Ross Laurie paints in the field at Fowlers Gap, in Far West NSW. The vast landscape and distant horizons gave Ross something very different to work with than the familiar rural landscape around his Walcha sheep property. In this video Ross sets up at the high point of the top tanks, looking west across the Barrier Ranges. Film by Sean O'Brien

Solo exhibitions [selected]

2020
Dry at Walcha King Street Gallery on William, Sydney

2018
New paintings and works on paper King Street Gallery on William

2016
New paintings and works on paper King Street Gallery on William

2014
New paintings King Street Gallery on William

2011
Paintings and works on paper Scott Livesey Gallery, Melbourne
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

Group Exhibitions [selected]

2019
Inside/Outside King Street Gallery on William, Sydney, NSW
Abstract 19’ King Street Gallery on William

2018
Salient Australia Club Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic
Salon des Refusès S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2018/2019
Salientthe Western Front centennial commemoration New England Regional Art Museum, (NERAM), NSW; Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW; Anzac Memorial Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW; Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, NSW; Tweed Regional Gallery, NSW

2017
Salon des Refusès S.H. Ervin Gallery

2016
The Wynne Prize Art Gallery New South Wales (AGNSW)
Salon des Refusès S.H. Ervin Gallery, Mornington Peninsula Regional Art Gallery, Vic
Paint my Place Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW

2015
Paddington Art Prize [winner]
The Piano has been Drinking [Not Me] Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Salon des Refusès S.H. Ervin Gallery

2014
Drawing out: Dobell Prize for Drawing Art Gallery NSW

2013
Walcha: City of Art Walcha Gallery of Art, NSW
Last but not Least King Street Gallery on William
NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize Parliament House, Sydney, NSW
Packsaddle NERAM, Armidale, NSW
Salon des Refusès S.H. Ervin Gallery

2012-14
In Two Art S.H. Ervin Gallery, travelling

2012
Not the Way Home: 13 Artists Paint the Desert S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, and touring nationally
Melbourne Art Fair with Damien Minton Gallery and Artist Profile stands
Salon des Refusès S.H. Ervin Gallery
Big Picture Show King Street on William Gallery
Landscape Show Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Five Bells Damien Minton Gallery
Dobell Prize for Drawing AGNSW

2011
Salon des Refusès S.H. Ervin Gallery
Works on Paper Award Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea

2010
Dobell Prize for Drawing AGNSW
Melbourne Art Fair 2010

2009
Works on Paper Award Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea
New England Views NERAM, Armidale, NSW
Same Place, Many Views Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Salon des Refusès S.H. Ervin Gallery

2008
Melbourne Art Fair, Damien Minton Gallery
Paddington Art Prize (winner of the COFA Print Award)

2008
North South East West Damien Minton Gallery

2007
Salon des Refusès S.H. Ervin Gallery

2006
Salon des Refusès 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 NERAM, Armidale, NSW
Hazelhurst Work on Paper Award Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea

2003
Surface Memories Tamworth City Gallery
Country Energy Art Prize NERAM, Armidale, NSW
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 Refusès S.H. Ervin Gallery

1995
Salon des Refusès 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

Collections

Artbank
Australia National Gallery
Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW)
Benalla Regional Gallery
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW
Gaden Ridgeway
Laverty Collection, Sydney
La Trobe University, Melbourne
Macquarie Bank
Maitland Regional Gallery
Newcastle Regional Art Gallery
New England Regional Art Gallery
Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
NRMA, Sydney
State Bank Vic
Tamworth City Art Gallery

Dry at Walcha 2020

New paintings and works on paper 2018

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Salient: Contemporary artists at the Western Front 2018-2020

View exhibition catalogue

New paintings and works on paper 2016

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New paintings and works on paper 2014

View exhibition catalogue

Fields of Sacrifice by Brad Manera

Australian Weekend Financial Review

2018

Fields of War and Peace by Melanie Egan

On the Western Front

2018

Ross Laurie by Joe Frost

Artist Profile

2016

Salon des Refusés 2015 & Stars + Stripes by John McDonald

Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum

8 August 2015

Art on the farm by Anne Ryan

AGNSW, Art Stuff

24 November 2014

Outback inspiration by John McDonald

Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum

16 June 2012

Not the way home

Artist Profile, Issue 18

2012