About

Fleur-at-work

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“Fleur Rendell’s works are heartfelt, without being sentimental. They are works with integrity…”

Stuart Purves, Director of Australian Galleries

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“The vintage objects seen in Flour, Sugar, Rice will be reassuringly familiar to a broad audience. Bold colours of apple greens, sky blues, fire engine reds and earthy browns also add to the works’ popular appeal…”

Jacqui Durrant, Arts writer

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“Fleur is saying something more in her work than just rendering beautiful birds – they are reimaginings, encompassing their own needs and food and behaviour within the forms themselves – all reminders of how art is never just what it appears on the surface, it invites our stillness and our connection…”

Cate Kennedy, Australian author

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Fleur Rendell

1998-2004  Teacher, Benalla East Primary School

1995-96  Bachelor of Teaching (honours), University of Melbourne

1994  Traineeship with master printer, Australian Print Workshop

1992 Bachelor of Arts (ceramics and printmaking), RMIT

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Solo Exhibitions

2016

‘Shelf Portraits’, Wangaratta Art Gallery, Gallery 2, VIC

2015

‘Shelf Portraits’, Australian Galleries, Roylston Street, Sydney

2013

‘Keepsake’, Australian Galleries, Derby Street, Melbourne

2012

‘Recent Works’, Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta, VIC

2011

‘Flour, Sugar, Rice…’ Muse Gallery of Milawa, VIC

1994

‘My Familiars’, Australian Print Workshop Access Studio, Melbourne

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Group Exhibitions

2017

St Kevin’s Art Show, Melboune

King Valley Art Show, VIC

2016

‘Impressions’, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne

‘Life – limited edition etchings, lithographs and linocuts’, Australian Galleries, Derby Street, Melbourne

‘Tweet’, Mansfield Art Gallery, VIC

‘Domestic’ Mansfield Art Gallery, VIC

‘Nude’ Mansfield Art Gallery, VIC

King Valley Art Show, VIC

‘Eventide – An exhibition of relief printmaking by Australian artists – curated by Rona Green’, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, VIC

2015

Arts Wodonga Hume Bank Acquisitive Contemporary Art Award 2015

‘Art Dreaming’, Wangaratta Art Gallery VIC

‘Bimblebox 153 birds’, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD

‘Bimblebox 153 birds’, Impress Printmakers Studio and Gallery, Wooloowin, QLD

‘Words that Matter’, Wangaratta Art Gallery, VIC

2014

‘one of each’, Australian Galleries, Derby Street, Melbourne

‘Cutting edge’, Shepparton Art Museum, VIC

King Valley Art Show, VIC

‘one of each’, Australian Galleries, Derby Street, Melbourne

2013

‘Improvisations – Six Artists, Six Songs’, Wangaratta Art Gallery, VIC

‘Redgums and Regents’, Benalla Art Gallery, VIC

‘Across the Arts Exhibition’, Wangaratta Art Gallery, VIC

2012

King Valley Art Show, VIC

‘SILVER’, Wangaratta Art Gallery, VIC

‘Postcard Show’, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne

2011

‘large exhibition of small works’, Australian Galleries, Derby Street, Melbourne

‘large exhibition of small works’, Australian Galleries, Roylston Street, Sydney

‘Postcard Show’, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne

2010

Jazz Art Award, Wangaratta Gallery, VIC

‘Trek – Australian Footprints’, Poimena Gallery, TAS

King Valley Art Show, VIC

Silk Cut Print Award, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, VIC

‘Warming Up’, Wangaratta Art Gallery, VIC

‘A Retrospective, King Valley Art Show 1997-2009’, VIC

‘paperWEIGHT’, Wangaratta Art Gallery, VIC

2009

‘Contrasts – inspired by the Warby Ranges’, Old Police Station, Glenrowan, VIC

‘Outskirts’, Benalla Art Gallery, VIC

King Valley Art Show, VIC

‘Susan Moorhead Memorial Award’, Albury Art Gallery (Finalist), NSW

‘Postcard Show’, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne

2008

Jazz Art Award, Winner, Wangaratta Gallery, VIC

‘Dwell – an exhibition about where we live’, Wangaratta Art Gallery, VIC Travelling tour of North-East Victoria: Benalla, Beechworth, King Valley, Bright

Silk Cut Print Award, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, VIC

King Valley Art Show, Winner – Best Naïve Work (acquired), VIC

‘Outskirts’, Benalla Art Gallery, VIC

‘Postcard Show’, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne

2007

Jazz Art Award, Wangaratta Art Gallery – highly commended

‘Convergence’, Drill Hall, Benalla, VIC

2006

‘Bid for Freedom – Artists helping Refugees – Art Auction’, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Melbourne

’20 Regional artists and artisans’, The Drill Hall, Benalla, VIC

2005 ‘Benalla Gallery Open’, Benalla Art Gallery, VIC

2004

‘Bid for Freedom – Artists helping Refugees – Art Auction’, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Melbourne

1996

‘The Art of the Tea-Towel, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne

1995

‘World in a Matchbox’, Grand Central, Melbourne

1994

‘Erotica Group Show’, Australian Print Workshop Access Studio, Melbourne

1993

‘Christmas Show’, Australian Print Workshop Access Studio, Melbourne

1992

‘RMIT Ceramics Exhibition’, Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne

‘Nine’, Swanston Street Gallery, Melbourne .
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Commissions

2012 ‘Alighting the She oak’ a linocut print for the Wangaratta Art Gallery, ‘SILVER 1987-2012’, commemorating 25 years of Gallery operation .
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Bibliography

Durrant, Jacqui: “Domestic Bliss – The Print Making of Fleur Rendell”, unpublished MS (funded by Regional Arts Victoria), 2009.

Durrant, Jacqui: “Landprints: Art and Life in the Warby Ranges”, Essentials Magazine, Issue 11, Spring 2008 .
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Collections

Australian Print Workshop,  National Gallery of Australia,  University of Melbourne, Victoria Wangaratta Art Gallery