CV/BIO

Born Sydney, Australia
e. louisa.chircop@gmail.com

Education

2000 Master of Fine Arts Research, College of Fine Arts, University of NSW
1997 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours Class 1, College of Fine Arts, University of NSW
1993 Associate Diploma in Fine Arts, St George College of TAFE

 Education Scholarships/Awards

1998 Australian Post Graduate Award Scholarship ,College of Fine Arts UNSW
1997 Chancellor’s Award for outstanding achievement, College of Fine Arts UNSW
1993 Basil and Muriel Hooper Scholarship, Art Gallery of NSW
State Commission Medal - Highest pass in Fine Arts Diploma, NSW TAFE
Highest Achievement Award, St George College of TAFE

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Riversdale Dreaming’ PLC Adelaide Perry Gallery, Sydney
2015 ‘Interior Monologue – A Carousel’ Moran Gallery, Sydney
2015Penny for my Thoughts’ A-­M Gallery, Sydney
2013 ‘A Scattering Of Pages’ (Art Month artist) A-­M Gallery, Sydney
2012 ‘Breathing Life Into Pieces’ Sheffer Gallery, Sydney
2009 ‘Dig’, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, Sydney
2003 ‘With A Twist’ A‐Space Gallery, Sydney
2000 ‘Metaphor as Autobiography’, Kudos Gallery, Sydney

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 ‘Everyday Madonna’ - curated by Jenny Cheeseman, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney
‘Connexions Silencieuses’ - curated by Nicky Ginsberg, Eglise St Laurent Eygalières, France
2018 'Movers and Shapers - Women and the Land', Broadhurst Gallery Hazelhurst Arts Centre, Sydney
'The Way We See Ourselves' curated by Caitlan Casey, Westend Art space and Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne
2017 'Land'-curated by Katherine Roberts, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney
 Artist Profile: Australasian Painters 2007-2017 Orange Regional Gallery, Orange
'Three Painters' McGlade Gallery ACU, Sydney
'Portia Geach Memorial Award', National Trust SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
'Fisher's Ghost Art Award', Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
2016 ‘Fisher’s Ghost Art Award’, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
'Art Fair Philippine' – Gajah Gallery Singapore
'Art Stage Singapore' – Gajah Gallery, Singapore
'Vantage Points' Art Month, Art Est, Sydney
2014 'The Democracy of Drawing' Art Month, AirSpace Projects, Sydney
'Home' Gallery Represented Artists, A‐M Gallery, Sydney
'Fisher's Ghost Art Award', Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney

Selected Awards and Prizes

2019 Finalist ‘Hazelhurst Art On Paper Award’, Hazelhurst Arts Centre, Sydney
Semi Finalist ‘Doug Moran National Portrait Prize’ (upcoming), Juniper Hall, Sydney
2018 Winner (inaugural) 'Vincent Art Prize' Duckrabbit Gallery, Sydney
Winner - NG Art Creative Residency Prize, Eygalieres Provence, France
Finalist - Open section - ‘Fisher’s Ghost Art Award’, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
Finalist - ‘BAM Art Prize’, Thomgallery, Byron Bay
Recipient - Georges River Council Artist-in-Residence for 2020
2017 Winner - ‘Fisher's Ghost James Gleeson Surrealism Award’, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
Finalist - 'Portia Geach Memorial Award' National Trust SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Finalist - Open & Contemporary sections - ‘Fisher’s Ghost Art Award’, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
2015 Winner - ‘Hazelhurst Works on Paper Friends of Hazelhurst Prize’, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney
Finalist - Open & Contemporary sections ’Fisher’s Ghost Art Award’, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
2014 Finalist - Open & Contemporary sections ‘Fisher’s Ghost Art Award’, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
2013 Winner - ‘Fisher’s Ghost James Gleeson Surrealism Award’ (inagural), Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
Winner - ‘Kedumba Drawing Award’, Wild Valley Art Park, Wentworth Falls, Sydney
Finalist - Works on Paper & Contemporary sections, ‘Fisher’s Ghost Art Award’, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
Finalist - ‘Cliftons Emerging Art Prize’, Sydney
2012 Finalist - ‘Dobell Drawing Prize’, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Finalist - Open & Contemporary sections, ‘Fisher’s Ghost Art Award’, Campbelltown Regional Gallery, Sydney
Short-­listed - ‘Mount Eyre Art Prize’, David Rex Livingston Gallery, Sydney

Artist Residencies

2020 Recipient Georges River Council Artist in Residence Program, Sydney (Upcoming)
2018 NG Art Creative Residency, Eygalières Provence, France
2018 Artist -in-Residence Bundanon Trust
2016 PLC Croydon Artist-in-Residence, Sydney

 Collections

The Kedumba Collection of Australian Drawing, Orange Regional Gallery
PLC Sydney, Adelaide Perry Gallery
The Michael and Marilyn Reardon-­Small Collection
International Drawing Institute Archive, COFA UNSW
Josef Lebovic Gallery Collection
Southern Sydney Institute of TAFE
And private collections in Sydney, Singapore and Hong Kong

Selected Publications

Susannah Smith 'Runway-Australian Experimental Art' Issue #32, November 2016
Rose Niland ‘The Culture Concept Circle, June 23 2015
Lucy Stranger Issue #31 “Artist Profile Magazine Feature”, June 16 2015
Andrew Frost, Critics’ pick, SMH, Feb 12 2015
Sharne Wolff 'The Art Life', Feb 6 2015
The Art Life –New Work Friday feature, Jan 2015
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre/ Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award
Artist Profile, June 2, 2015
Chloe Wolifson, Preview, 2014
Andrew Frost, Critics’ pick, SMH, Feb 17 2012


BIOGRAPHY

Photo by Bob Hughes

Photo by Bob Hughes

Born in Sydney, Chircop holds an Associate Diploma in Fine Arts from St George TAFE and was awarded the NSW State Commission medal for fine arts. She has won the Basil Muriel and Hooper Scholarship AGNSW. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours Class1 and a Master of Fine Arts Research degree in painting both from the College of Fine Arts UNSW assisted by an Australian Post Graduate Award Scholarship.

Chircop has been a finalist in the Dobell Prize AGNSW; the Portia Geach Memorial Award exhibited at the SH Ervin Gallery. Her work was acquired from the Kedumba Drawing Award for the Kedumba Collection of Australian Drawings which is considered one of the most significant and important collections in Australia. She has won the James Gleeson Prize for Surrealism at Campbelltown Arts Centre twice, the FOH Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award and twice been the Critics’ Choice of Guardian Art Critic and ABC Arts Presenter Andrew Frost. In 2015 she was a feature artist in Artist Profile magazine and most recently in 2018 she was awarded the coveted Bundanon Trust Artist-in-residence as well as an International Art Residency with NG Art Creative in Eygalières Provence France culminating with a group exhibition in Eygalières in 2019. She has also recently been awarded a residency project with George’s River Council Hurstville Museum and Gallery commencing in 2020.