Annabel Nowlan



Selected Biography

2002Master Fine Ars – Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne
1997Honours Year. Sydney College of the Arts, Roselle. Sydney.
1988/92Bachelor of Arts. City Art Institute. COFA. UNSW, Sydney.
1985-88National Art School, East Sydney

Solo Exhibitions

2011“More unfinished maps”, Balfour Hotel, New Farm, c/- Jan Manton Art
“Unfinished maps”, ATG. Albert St, Richmond, Melbourne
2010“Bugger”, Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2009“The weight of history”, ATG. Albert St, Richmond, Melbourne
2008“Borrowed plums”, Palmer Street Gallery, Darlinghurst. Sydney
“Quarry”, Annabel Wallace Gallery, Murringo NSW
2007“Dogma”, Upstairs Flinders Gallery. Melbourne
“The drover’s wife”, Horsham Regional Gallery, Horsham VIC
“Bugger all”, ATG Albert St, Richmond, Melbourne
“Glory box”, Kenthurst Galleries. Kenthurst, Sydney
2006“Outsiders”, Blank_space. Surry Hills, Sydney
“New works”, Essoign Club. Owen Dixon Chambers, Vic.
2005“Going Home”, Annabel Wallace Gallery, Young, Regional NSW
“Makin do ii”, Mildura Regional Gallery, Victoria.
2004“Legacy”, Horti Hall, Victoria St, Melbourne
“Makin do”, VCA Gallery, South bank, Melbourne
2003“Ducks on the pond”, Level 11, 522 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
“The real McLeod”, Depot Gallery, Danks Street, Sydney.
2002“Boundary riding”, Fortyfivedownstairs, Flinders Lane. Melbourne
“The nature of the beast”, Mass Gallery, North Fitzroy, Melbourne
2001“Departures”, Mary Place Gallery, Paddington. Sydney
1999“The compost of History”, Gallery 19, Haymarket, Sydney.
1997“The itch of desire”, Glare, Installation Artspace, Woolloomooloo, Sydney.
1995“Atelier Porte Ouverte”, Cite International des Arts, Paris.
1994“Luggage”, Orange Regional Gallery NSW.
1988-94Annual solo exhibitions – painting & mixed media. Access Gallery, Sydney.

Group Exhibitions

2012“Calleen” award, Finalist Cowra Regional Gallery.
2011“The rest is silence”, Death Be Kind Gallery, Melbourne
“Pursuit”, Art Fair. Melbourne
“Transition art”, Aptos Cruz Gallery, Adelaide
Prometheus Art Award – finalist. QLD.
2010Memorial – Death Be Kind Gallery, Melbourne
Mount Eyre Art Award – finalist
Calleen Art Award – Cowra regional gallery
Paddington Art Award finalist – Sydney
2009“Directors cut” Blake Prize online exhibition
Paddington Art prize finalist. Sydney
Sunshine Coast Art Prize – finalist. Caloundra Regional Gallery QLD
Prometheus Art Award – finalist. QLD
Calleen Art Award – finalist. Cowra Reg. Gallery
2008Prometheus Art Award- finalist. QLD
John Leslie Art Award – finalist Gippsland Regional Gallery
Gold Coast Art Prize – finalist
Calleen Art Award – finalist. Cowra Reg. Gallery
2006“Waste Not” Upstairs Flinders, Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Prometheus Award – Finalist Selection QLD
“Explorations 6″ – Flinders Lane Gallery. Melbourne
Calleen Art Award – finalist. Cowra Reg. Gallery
“All in one go” – Riverina Artists. Wagga Regional Gallery
2005Prometheus Award – Selection QLD
2004“Something to write home about” MGF Funding – Touring 5 NSW Reg. Galleries
2003Conrad Juniper. Award & Acquisition. Gold Cost City Gallery QLD.
Keith & Eliz Murdoch Scholarship – VCA Gallery – Highly Commended.
2003“Typically Australian” Curator – Humphry McQueen, Brisbane City Gall, QLD
2002Post grad Selection VCA., Richmond, ANZ Final Selection.
1989“Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition’ Jacob Javits Centre, NYC.


2010“Unsettled Australia in the Art of Annabel Nowlan” Dr Sally Butler, Eyeline – no 72
Imprint magazine – Vol 45. Commissioned print artist 2010
2009“Art and the land”, Joseph Brennan – Australian Art Review. Feb issue
Print Council Aust. – 2010 Print Commission Finalist
2007“Hillend” – residency – Bathurst Regional Art Gallery. NSW
2006“Outsiders” Sunandra Creagh – Spectrum, SM Herald. March 11-12.
2005“Going Home” Helen Musa, The Canberra Times. 29th July
2005“All in one go” – Riverina Artists. Wagga Regional Gallery
2003/4MGF NSW Touring Exhibition – Five NSW Regional galleries
2003Acquisition Conrad Juniper Gold Cost City Gallery Award. QLD.
“Keith & Elizabeth Murdoch S”ship. Highly commended VCA Gallery
2004“The battle after the war” Megan Backhouse, The Age, 5/6/04
2003Australia Council Grant. VACB “New Work”
“The real McLeod” Lenny Ann Low S.M.Herald.8/11/0
“The truth about farms” Bonnie Malkin, SM Herald 4/11/03
Melbourne City Council Grant Program – “Legacy”
2002“Deliverance Country” Peter Hill. Syd Morning Herald- Metro 10/4/03
National Gallery Women”s Assoc Award. Postgraduate VCA
1997Bruce James. Sydney Morning Herald 22nd August.
1995Cite International des Arts, Studio Paris, France.
1994‘Images 2″ Contemporary Australian Painting, Craftsman House.
1995“New Art Eight” Profiles in Contemp Aust Art, Edited by Nevill Drury.
1989Winner – “New York Image of Aust.” NY show, Triangle Workshop, NY, USA.
1989“Plenty to see” Zoe Rosenthal, Brooklyn NY.Triangle Artist Workshop, NY.

Nowlan’s arworks are part of numerous public, corporate and private collection in Australia, UK & USA

Mildura Regional Gallery, Wagga Wagga Regional Gallery, Qantas Collection, Print Council of Australia, Canson Australia Pty Ltd, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Kardinia International College, Geelong, St Margaret’s School – Berwick Vic, University of Wollongong NSW, Archameleon Architects – North Melbourne VIC, Toowoomba – QLD, St Ursula’s College Toowoomba plus additional private collectors.