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Rita Lazauskas

MA Visual Arts, Monash University 2001

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

A Moroccan Souk (in Milawa), Milawa Pop Up Gallery

2011

View from the Ramparts, Bird’s Gallery, Melbourne

2009

the true adventures of paperclipman, Art Space Wodonga
Daily Drawing Project, Shepparton Art Gallery

2007

Daily Drawing Project, Bega Regional Gallery

2002

Book of Days, Left Bank Artists Cooperative Ltd. Beechworth
Observational Drawing, Creators Gallery, Wodonga
Subject  Witness Participant, Monash University Switchback Gallery
Subject Witness Participant, Albury Regional Art Gallery

1996

Cultural Imprint, National Anthropology Conference, CSUniversity Albury
Girl’s Games, Creators Gallery, Wodonga

1992

A Medieval Revue, Don’t Panic Artworks, Beechworth, Victoria

1991

Dreams and Illusions,  Veritas Galleria, Eldorado, Victoria

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Collected ll, Wangaratta Art Gallery

2015

Arts Wodonga 2015 Hume Acquisitive Art Award, Wodonga Art Space

Collecting & Growing, Wangaratta Art Gallery

2012

Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

Swan Hill Print & Drawing Prize, Swan Hill Regional Gallery

2011

Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Arts Wodonga 2011 Hume Acquisitive Art Award, Wodonga Art Space

2010

The Other Side: Australian Lithuanian Identity, GallerySmith
Arts Wodonga 2010 Hume Award, Wodonga Art Space

2009

Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Albury Art Prize, Albury Art Gallery NSW
Arts Wodonga 2009 Hume Award, Wodonga Arts Space

2008

Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery
Jacarandah Acquisitive Drawing Award, Grafton Regional Gallery

2007

Dominique Segan Drawing Prize, Castlemaine
Hutchins Works on Paper Exhibition, Hobart
Collected, Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery

2006

Swan Hill Print & Drawing Acquisative Awards, Swan Hill Art Gallery
2006 Libris Awards, Artspace Mackay
4th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2006, Lithuania

2005

Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of NSW
Olive Cotton Photographic Portrait Award, Tweed River Art Gallery
Hutchins Art Prize, Hobart
Arts Wodonga 2005 Award, Wodonga Arts Space

2004

Citigroup Private Bank Australian Photographic Portrait Prize, AGNSW
Hutchins Art Prize, Hobart
Blackfriars Drawing Acquisitive, Cootamundra

2003

Hazelhurst Award for Art on Paper, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery

2002

Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Grafton Regional Gallery

2001

Federation, But who makes a nation?, MGFNSW touring exhibition
En Route, Glen Eira City Gallery
Portia Geach Exhibition, S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney

1999

2000 MM, Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery

1998

Impact,  Monash University Gallery

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2005

Lost…temporarily misplaced on the scenic route,
Collaborative Daily Drawing Project (Hanover/Lazauskas)  ArtsSpace Wodonga
Like sand through the hourglass these are the days of our lives… Collaborative Daily Drawing Project (Evans/Hanover/Lazauskas) Wangarratta Exhibitions Gallery

2004

Resolution, Collaborative Daily Drawing Project, ArtsSpace Wodonga
Astigmata, Collaborative Photography project (Allsworth/Boag/Lazauskas)
Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne

2001

Astigmata, Wilson Street Gallery, CSUniversity Albury

1998

Wood, water, stone, metal, fibre, Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery

1998

En Route, Legs Eleven Group, Creators Gallery, Wodonga
Working Art, Riverina TAFE staff, Albury Regional Art Gallery

1997

A Baltic Journey,  Bonegilla Festival, La Trobe University Beechworth
Legs Eleven, Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery & Warrnambool Arts Centre

1996

Connection #S6: for External use only,  Maudespace, Glebe, Sydney

1995

Personal Journeys,  Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery

1992

Legs Eleven, Albury Regional Arts Centre

1987

Re-Visions, Westpac Gallery Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne
Re-Visions, Albury Regional Arts Centre

 

GRANTS

Museums Australia Bursary, 2002 National Conference
2001 Gordon DarlingTravel Grant
(New York Studio School Adelaide Drawing Marathon)
Pat Corrigan Artists Grant  – 1991 (solo) & 1992 (group)

 

PRIZES

2011 Wodonga Hume Acquisitive Contemporary Art Award
2010 The Other Side Australian Lithuanian Identity Higly Commended
2009 Wodonga Hume Award Highly Commended
2004 Blackfriars Drawing Acquisitive
Tallangatta Arts Festival; 1985, 1987, 1990 (First), 1992, 1993 (First)

FINALIST: Dobell Drawing Prize, Albury Art Prize, Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, Dominique Segan Drawing Prize, Hutchins Works on Paper, Swan Hill Print & Drawing Awards, Olive Cotton Photographic Portrait Award, Citigroup Photographic Portrait Prize, Hazelhurst Award for Art on Paper, Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Portia Geach Portrait Prize, Wodonga Hume Acquisitive Contemporary Art Award

 

COLLECTIONS

Monash University Faculty of Art & Design
Indigo Shire Council
Wangaratta Art Gallery
Tallangatta Community Centre
Blackfriars Trust
Albury Art Gallery
Hume Building Society

BIBLIOGRAPHY

‘The Albury Art Prize’ – Jacqui Durrant, Art Monthly #236 2010/11, p63
‘Tumult Captured on Paper’ – Christopher Allen,?The Australian 13/11/09
‘Rita Lazauskas: Daily Drawing Project’ – Julie Adams, Imprint Vol 44 #3 Spring 2009
Art Monthly – June 2005
Australian Photographic Portrait Prize – Lee Tran Lam, State of the Arts, April 2004
Monash Gallery of Art Newsletter – #12 Winter 2003, p7
‘Federation, But Who Makes a Nation?’ – MGFNSW catalogue 2001
Oxford Poetry Monthly – cover image
‘Taking space for a walk’ – Robert Nelson, The Age 19/4/2000
‘Me, myself, an eye’ – Bruce James, Sydney Morning Herald 31/10/98 p12
Impact: art for a world identity, Monash University Faculty of Art & Design 1998
Monash University Faculty of Art & Design ISBN 0732621402

In addition to Arts Practice:

Current: Director Amazigh Cultural Tours Morocco (since 2013)
Art Installation Contractor – MAMA (Murray Art Museum Albury

2009 – 2013 Rural City of Wangaratta, Wangaratta Art Gallery, Exhibitions Officer

2012 Riverina TAFE Arts & Media sessional teacher – drawing

2006 – 2008 Albury City, Exhibitions & Collections Curator

1999 – 2006 Albury City Council – Albury Regional Art Gallery, Curator/Public Programs

2001 Burke Museum Curator ‘Following the Fortune Hunters’ Visions Touring Exhibition

1998 Albury Gallery Project Coordinator ‘Trading Places’ public art project

1998 Riverina TAFE Arts & Media sessional teacher – drawing and painting
        Goulburn Ovens TAFE Arts & Media sessional teacher – drawing

1989 Wangaratta TAFE Painting tutor Beechworth Training Prison


CURATOR TOURING EXHIBITIONS

2008 STEP RIGHT UP: The Circus in Australian Art – AlburyCity – Visions Touring Exhibition
2006 Treasures of the Daniel Gift: AlburyCity Touring Exhibition
2005 Black Photography: AlburyCity Collection Touring Exhibition
2004 Face to Face: AlburyCity Photography Collection Touring Exhibition
2001 Following the Fortune Hunters: The Art & Culture of the Ovens Goldfields
         Burke Memorial Museum Visions Touring Exhibition