Curriculum Vitae

BIO

1955 Born in Burnie, Tasmania
1976 Diploma of Visual Art, Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart, Tasmania
1977 – 1978 Art Teacher, Riverside High School, Launceston, Tasmania
1978 – 1982 Graphic Artist, State Library of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania
1999 – 2002 Facilitator (creative expression workshops for adult survivors of child abuse), Fullarton, SA

AWARDS

1973 Inaugural Alan Turner Memorial Art Prize, Burnie, Tasmania
1989, 93 First Prize, Best Pastel, Blackwood Art Show, SA
1989, 91 First Prize, Best Pastel, Noarlunga Art Show, SA
1993 First Prize (Open), Noarlunga Art Show, SA
1989 Merit Award, Victor Harbor Art Show, SA
1991 Finalist, Adelaide Art Award, Advertiser Art Show, SA
1994 Merit Award, Noarlunga Art Show, SA
2006 Second Prize, Freemasons Art Show, Adelaide, SA
2007 Highly Commended, Freemasons Art Show, Adelaide, SA
2007 Finalist, Heysen Prize for Australian Landscape, Hahndorf, SA
2008 Highly Commended, Victor Harbor Art Show, SA
2011 Second Prize, Class B (work on paper), Tea Tree Gully Painting Exhibition, Modbury, SA
2011 Finalist, Judges Commendation, Nora Heysen Centenary Art Prize for Still life, Hahndorf, SA
2013 Second Prize, Class A (oil and acrylic), Tea Tree Gully Painting Exhibition, Modbury, SA
2014 First Prize, Class A (oil and acrylic), The Gully Arts Show, Modbury, SA
2014 Second Prize, Class B (works on paper), The Gully Arts Show, Modbury, SA
2016 Finalist, Watershed Art Prize, City of Salisbury, SA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1990 – 1992 White Dove Restaurant, Port Noarlunga, SA
1993 Taylors, Willunga, SA
1996 Mylor Café Gallery, Mylor, SA
1997 Festival Theatre, Adelaide, SA
1999 Adelaide Lending Library, Adelaide, SA
2000 Sweet Beats Café, Adelaide, SA
2001 Zest Café Gallery, Glenelg, SA
2001 – 2005 Café Buono, North Haven, SA
2003 Le Zinc, Adelaide, SA
2012 Tea Tree Gully Library Foyer, Modbury North, SA
2014 Inglewood Inn, Inglewood, SA
2016 National Wine Centre of Australia, Adelaide, SA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1988 – 2015 Rotary Art Shows – Noarlunga, Port Adelaide, Blackwood, Victor Harbor, SA
1991 Advertiser Art Show, Adelaide, SA
1991 Greenhill Gallery, North Adelaide, SA
Kensington Gallery, Kensington, SA
Art and Environment Exhibition, Patapinda Gallery, Old Noarlunga, SA
Alexanders Gallery, Hamilton, Victoria
1994 Adelaide Central School of Art, Norwood, SA
1995 – 1996 ‘She’ Exhibition, Box Factory, Adelaide, SA
1998 – 2000 ‘Exploring Australian Spirituality’, Adelaide College of Divinity, SA
1999 ‘Unley About Art’, Fullarton, SA
2003 – 2007 ‘Embrace’ Exhibitions, Snooze, Mile End, SA
2006, 2007 Freemasons Art Show, Adelaide, SA
2007 Heysen Prize for Australian Landscape, Hahndorf Academy, Hahndorf, SA
2004 – 2014 SALA Festival, Adelaide, Mile End, Golden Grove, Modbury SA
2008 – 2014 Tea Tree Gully Painting and Ceramics Exhibition / Gully Arts Show, Modbury, SA
2009, 2012 Tea Tree Gully Library Foyer, Modbury North, SA
2009 – 2016 ‘Different Strokes’ Top of the Torrens Gallery, Birdwood, SA
2011 Nora Heysen Centenary Prize for Still Life, Hahndorf Academy, Hahndorf, SA
2011 Golden Grove Art Centre, Golden Grove, SA
2012 Gallery 1855, Tea Tree Gully, SA
2014 Pepper Street Art Centre, Magill, SA
2015 National Wine Centre of Australia, Adelaide, SA

COMMISSIONS

Interior Murals 1996 – 2011
Various themes from the natural world and fantasy including, ancient Egyptian tomb paintings. Drawings and paintings after ‘Old Masters’ including – Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael.
Murals in hospitals, special schools, cafes, offices, sports centre, shops and private homes,
Including:
Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide SA
Elizabeth Special School, Elizabeth North, SA
Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, SA
Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, SA
Lyell McEwin Hospital, Elizabeth Vale, SA
Starplex Sports Centre, Gawler, SA
Passatempo Café, Adelaide, SA

Portraits 1996 – 2010
Childhood Cancer Association, Adelaide, SA
Private collections – SA and Interstate

Mosaic Mirrors 2005 – 2015
Private collections – SA, Interstate and Overseas

COLLECTIONS

Private Collections – Australia, UK, New Zealand, USA, Qatar
Public Collections – City of Onkaparinga, SA; AMP, Hamilton, Victoria

2016 Website (alanapreece.com) included in the Australian National PANDORA Archive