Beverly Filmer

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Biography

Believing I should pursue an academic career I left my art studies at the end of year 10 in high school. After tertiary studies I qualified as an Occupational Therapist specialising in Ergonomics, and followed this career for almost 10 years. I then changed direction to pursue a career in sales and marketing, hoping this would satisfy my craving for a more creative and artistic outlet.

After attending a two month course in life drawing in May/June 2001 I realised that I had neglected an integral part of myself. In July 2001 the move was made to self employment which included the aim to allow the freedom to accommodate my reawakening passion in the arts. This eventuated and I enrolled fulltime in the Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts, at The Sydney Gallery School, Meadowbank TAFE, in February 2002. This was the best career decision I had made in almost 20 years. For 2008 I have accepted a position with the Charlie Sheard Studio School to further develop my oil painting skills.

I have been involved in several group exhibitions. My first solo exhibition commenced in May 2005 at the Annabel Wallace Gallery, in the country town of Young. My second solo exhibition opened, again at the Annabel Wallace Gallery, in July 2006. My third solo exhibition is planned for 2008.

My main inspirations come from my strong connection with the country, its people and the land on which I grew up. I also have a fervent interest in the Impressionist era of painting. I enjoy using oil paints, occasionally acrylics, and most all drawing mediums. Printmaking is also a strong area of interest, particularly etching, serigraphs and lithography. My interest in photography often overlaps all these areas.

– Beverly Filmer

Tertiary Education / Qualifications

2004Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts (Double major Printmaking and Painting)
The Sydney Gallery School, Meadowbank TAFE, Sydney
2003Diploma of Fine Arts
The Sydney Gallery School, Meadowbank TAFE, Sydney
2000Marketing Practice Certificate
University of Technology, Sydney
1995Graduate Diploma in Ergonomics
La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria
1990Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)
Cumberland College of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney

Short Courses

2006Masterclass in Artist Books with Dianne Fogwell, 14th January 2006, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange
2006Water Colour Painting, January 2006, Centre for Continuing Education, The University of Sydney
2005Monotypes with Brenda Tye and Peter Sharp, October 2005, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
2005Printmaking – Level III certificate, 2005, The Sydney Gallery School, Meadowbank TAFE, Sydney
2005Ceramics – Wheelforming with Sandy Lockwood, January 2005, The National Arts School, Sydney
2004Translating your ideas into Drawing with Lynne Eastaway, June 2004, The National Arts School, Sydney
2003Painting En Plein air – December 2003 with Geoff Levitus
2003Illustrating Childrens Books Sept – Nov 2003, Centre for Continuing Education, The University of Sydney
2001Life Drawing May – June 2001, with Geoff Levitus, Centre for Continuing Education, The University of Sydney

Awards

2005Finalist for Arts North Exhibition, Northern Institute
2005Finalist for The Sydney Gallery School Paris Residency
2004Printmaking award, The Sydney Gallery School
2004Finalist for Paris Pata Residency
2003Selected Semi-finalist, NSW TAFE Award 2003

Solo Exhibitions

20032006 “Recent Paintiings and Etchings”, Annabel Wallace Gallery, Murringo, NSW
20032005 “Kyalami Series – Recent Paintings and Etchings”, Annabel Wallace Gallery, Young, NSW

Group Exhibitions

20072007 The King’s School 2007 Art Show, North Parramatta
20072007 St Joseph’s College 31st Annual Art and Craft Exhibition, Hunters Hill
20062006 Exhibition with Elke Wohlfarht, Balmain Watch House, Balmain
20062006 “Original Fine Art Group Exhibition”, Balmain Watch House, Balmain
20062006 “Rendezvous”, Cross Bay Gallery, Potts Point
20052005 TAFE NSW Exhibition, Law Courts, Sydney
20052005 “Bridge to Bridge”, See St Gallery, Meadowbank
20052005 “Pressing Moments”, Balmain Watch House, Balmain
20052005 “Surfacing”, The Gladstone Hotel, Dulwich Hill
20052005 “Art in the Foyer”, Castle Grand Community Centre, Castle Hill
20052005 “Come up and see my etchings”, Global Gallery, Paddington
20052005 Arts North Finalist exhibition, See St Gallery, Meadowbank
20052005 The Sydney Gallery School Paris Residency Finalist Exhibition, See St Gallery, Meadowbank
20042004 Exhibition with Elke Wohlfarht, Depot II Gallery, 2 Danks Street, Sydney
20042004 The Sydney Gallery School 3rd Year Drawing exhibition, See St Gallery, Meadowbank
20042004 The Sydney Gallery School 3rd Year Printmaking exhibition, Hardware Fine Art, St Leonards
20042004 “XYZ”, The Sydney Gallery School 3rd year Painting and Sculpture exhibition, The Muse Gallery, Ultimo
20042004 MCA Acquisitive Art Award Exhibition, See St Gallery, Meadowbank
20042004 “Being There”, National Arts School Winter School Exhibition, Stairwell gallery, NAS, Sydney
20042004 Sydney Gallery School 2003 Graduate Exhibition, See St Gallery, Meadowbank
20042004 “Views at the Muse”, Museums light up Sydney, The Muse Gallery, TAFE NSW, Ultimo
20042004 “Art in the Streets”, Bega, NSW
20032003 “Rhythms”, exhibition with Narani Sissons and Elke Wohlfarht, Gig Gallery, Glebe
20032003 “Simply Black and White”, Sydney Gallery School, Two Step Gallery, Newtown
20032003 Selected Semi-finalist, NSW TAFE Award 2003, Exhibition at Parramatta Heritage Centre
20032003 Ryde Art Society 43rd Art Exhibition
20032003 Denistone East Public School Art Exhibition
20032003 Ryde College Wine Fair and Art Exhibition
20032003 The Hunters Hill Art and Craft Exhibition
20022002 MCA Acquisitive Art Award Exhibition, The Sydney Gallery School, Meadowbank
20022002 Lane Cove Council & Lane Cove Art Society Exhibition
20022002 “The Well Hung Orange” Exhibition, The Sydney Gallery School, Meadowbank

Collections

Private collections throughout Australia and overseas, including New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, and the UK.