Louisa Chircop (b.1974 Australia)


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
1997 Chancellor’s choice for outstanding achievement UNSW
1993 Basil and Muriel Hooper Scholarship AGNSW
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
2015 ‘Penny 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

2016 Finalist ‘Open Award’ Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize, Cambelltown Arts Centre
2016 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

Selected Awards and Prizes

2015 Winner Hazelhurst Works on Paper Friends of Hazelhurst Prize, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney
Finalist ‘Open Award’& ‘Contemporary’ Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
2014 Finalist ‘Open Award’ and ‘Contemporary’ Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
2013 Winner Fisher’s Ghost James Gleeson Surrealism Award
Winner Kedumba Drawing Award Finalist, Wild Valley Art Park, Wentworth Falls, Sydney
Finalist, ‘Works on Paper’ and ‘Contemporary Award’, Campbelltown Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
Cliftons Emerging Art Prize Finalist, Sydney
2012 Finalist, Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Finalist Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, ‘Open Award’ & ‘Contemporary Award’, Campbelltown Regional Gallery, Sydney
Short-­listed, Mount Eyre Art Prize, David Rex Livingston Gallery, Sydney

Artist Residencies

2016 PLC Croydon Artist-­in-­Residence (including Bundanon residency)


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  

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