About

"In my own quest to become phosphorescent — in which I lost myself many times in dark holes and swamps — it was awe and wonder that I kept returning to, and the quiet healing properties of nature: 
the forest, the sea and the creatures they contain.” Julia Baird, Phosphorescence 2021

Adrienne has always been drawn to wilderness — to nature’s quiet, sheltered spaces and its exposed wild places.

Her practice is an ongoing navigation of connection to particular habitats and site-specific stories. Merging selected landscape traditions and colourist techniques, her plein air recordings are translated into dreamlike, utopian compositions.

Adrienne paints these wilderness stories — the miraculous, the beautiful, the dire — through the romantic lens that is memory. 
Her recent works reflect the quietude of nature’s forms, nestled 
with the messy beauty of complex plant communities.

Adrienne’s works on canvas and paper include drawing, painting 
and printmaking. She has exhibited professionally since 1999 in commercial and public galleries.

Individual Exhibitions

2021Landscapes in Isolation, Red Hill Gallery
2020Watercolours, Red Hill Gallery
2019

The Casuarinas Painted Habitats, Red Hill Gallery

2018Saturday Morning Fever, Red Hill Gallery
2017Calling Home, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
2016New Mexico Landscapes, Red Hill Gallery
2015Grass Trees New Ground, Red Hill Gallery
2013Closer to Home, Red Hill Gallery
2013Ten Green Bottles, Mt Perry Gallery
2012The Spotted Gum – Bundanon to Bundaberg, Doggett St Studio
2009Reeds and Other Friends, Doggett St Studio
200610 days, 10 nights in Purnululu, Framed Gallery, Darwin
2004Behind the Beach, Doggett St Studio
2003As Fragile as Granite, Doggett St Studio

Curatorial Project

2020

FOUND! Studio Dog | Exhibition & Art Trail Bundaberg & Beyond. Concept, curation and implementation of a Covid-safe community arts project for professional and emerging artists across SE Queensland. 75 artists, 55 businesses, the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, and 9 satellite venues were engaged to activate the project across September and October 2020.

Group Exhibitions

2020

Here and Now, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery

2020

Decadence, Queensland Regional Art Awards Touring Exhibition

2019Land, Childers Arts Space
2017Iconic Queensland, Queensland Regional Art Awards Touring Exhibition
2016The Road to Somewhere, Gatakers Art Space
2015Wide Bay High Desert II, Unsettled Gallery, Las Cruces, New Mexico USA and Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
2014From the Collection, Childers Art Space
2013Wide Bay High Desert, Unsettled Gallery, Las Cruces, New Mexico USA and Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
2013Impressed, Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, Gatakers Artspace
2013Sketchbook, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
2012Landscapes, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
2004Contemporary Landscapes, Cooloola Regional Gallery
1999Unencumbered, Fox Gallery, Brisbane

Upcoming

2022Artist in Residence at Fremantle Art Centre, July to September. A joint residency with artists Julie Hylands and Jenny Gilbertson

Education

1982 – 1984Queensland College of Art

Artist in Residence

2015Artist in Residence, Las Cruces, New Mexico USA
2006Bundanon Artist in Residence Program, NSW

Artist Talks

2020FOUND Artist Talk, Side Gallery
2020FOUND Artist Talks, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
2016USA Residency Q&A, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
2015Artist Talk, New Mexico State University

Art Prizes

2021Bundaberg Art Prize HC Works on Paper
2017Bundaberg Arts Festival Best Practice Software Award
2016Martin Hanson Awards - John Anderson Acquisitive Prize

Public Collections

Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
Teachers Union, Legal Aid Commission Darwin


Memberships

NAVA Professional Member
Flying Arts