Tony Ameneiro




1959Born London, United Kingdom, arrived Australia 1968
1978-81Bachelor of Art (Education) Alexander Mackie C.A.E., Sydney, Australia

Selected Awards

2012, 2007, 2004,1996Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Work on PaperCampbelltown City Art Gallery, NSW
2009Geelong acquisitive print awardGeelong Gallery, Victoria. Acquired
2007Fremantle Print AwardFremantle Arts Centre, WA
2004Toowoomba Biennial Acquisitive Art AwardToowoomba Regional Art Gallery, NSW. Acquired

Solo Exhibitions

2014Recent DrawingsArt Vault, Mildura, Vic
2013Flowering HeadsMaitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2012Flowering HeadsDavid Stein & Co, Sydney, NSW
2011Night Skulls and Lily HeadsArt Vault, Mildura, Victoria
2010The Night Lily HeadSturt Gallery, Mittagong, NSW
2007Recent WorksImpressions on Paper, Canberra
Skulls and Lilies, Lilies and SkullsMarianne Newman Gallery Sydney NSW
2005Recent Prints and DrawingsBowerhouse Gallery, Milton, NSW
Selected LocationsCTC, Robertson, NSW
2004LocationWollongong City Art Gallery, NSW
2001Road Edge – Park EdgeNew England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW
2000Pole to PostJames Harvey Gallery, Balmain, NSW
1998Pictures in C.D.Project Contemporary Art Space, Wollongong, NSW
1985Tony Ameneiro – Prints and DrawingsCamera Lucida Gallery, Chippendale, NSW
1984Camouflaged CakesHarvey Gallery, King St, Newtown, NSW

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015Muswellbrook Art PrizeMuswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, NSW
Burnie Print Prize 2015Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania
2014City of Hobart Art Prize 2014 (Highly Commended)Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, TAS
International Print Biennale 2014Hatton Gallery University of Newcastle, Newcastle on Tyne U.K.
EfflorescentGoulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Rick Amor Drawing Prize 2014Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria
“Prints 25″ – Print Council of Australia PrintsWhitehorse Artspace Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
“New(s)” Southern Highlands PrintmakersCoffs Harbour Regional Gallery
2013Art on Paper AwardHazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Sydney NSW
Burnie Print Prize 2013Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania
Fair Trade TAFE Teachers’ exhibitionGoulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW
ElementsSturt Gallery, Mittagong, NSW
Pentimenti PrintsHazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Sydney, NSW
Stone to Paper – Lithographs from Lancaster PressFirestation Print Studio & Gallery Armadale, Victoria
2012Dobell Drawing Prize 2012Art Gallery of NSW ( final Dobell Drawing Prize)
Contemporary Prints from the CollectionWollongong Art Gallery, NSW
2012 Artists for Kids CultureMelbourne, Victoria
Sentinels and showboatsGeelong Gallery, Geelong, Victoria
Swan Hill Print and Drawing Acquisitive 2012Swan Hill, Victoria
Mono UnoAlbury City Gallery, NSW
Pentimenti Prints – a variable Print Exchange FolioFCA Gallery University of Wollongong, NSW
“ “Tipografia Grifani Donati, Citta di Castello, Italy
“ “Instituto Italiano di Cultura, Sydney, NSW
2011Prints & Drawings Study Room, re-opening exhibitionArt Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Duality 2011, Banyule Award for Works on PaperBanyule Arts Centre, Ivanhoe, Victoria
2011 Geelong Acquisitive Print AwardGeelong Gallery, Geelong, Victoria
2011 Artists for Kids CultureMelbourne, Victoria
Alone Off the PressThe Left Hand Gallery, Braidwood, NSW
VARIO print exchangeGoulburn Regional Art Gallery
“ “Brisbane, Hawaii, Ireland
Burnie Print Prize 2011Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania.
2010Waterhouse Natural History Art PrizeMuseum of South Australia, Adelaide, SA & National Archives Canberra, ACT ( Highly Commended )
2010 Artists for Kids CultureMelbourne, Victoria
Skeletons in the CollectionGoulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Joseph Banks: a Regional ResponseGoulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2009Lancaster Press Gallery, Melbourne,Victoria
2009 Geelong Acquisitive Print AwardGeelong Gallery, Geelong, Victoria
Silk Cut Award for Linocut PrintsGlen Eira City Council Gallery, Victoria
2009 Artists For Kids CultureMelbourne, Victoria
Staff Show, West Wollongong TAFEProject Contemporary Art Space, Wollongong, NSW
Now & ThenCampbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney, NSW
13th CPM National Print AwardsTweed River Art Gallery, NSW (Highly Commended)
SpiritWagga Wagga Art Gallery, NSW
Mono UnoWagga Wagga Art Gallery, NSW
The GibSturt Gallery, Mittagong NSW
Burnie Print Prize 2009Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania
Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize 2009PLC, Croydon, Sydney

Selected Collections

National Gallery of AustraliaArt Gallery of New South WalesArt Gallery of South Australia
Queensland Art GalleryState Library of Victoria Burnie Regional Art Gallery
City of FremantleCampbelltown City Bicentennial Art GalleryToowoomba Regional Art Gallery
Wagga Wagga Art GalleryWarrnambool Art GalleryWollongong City Gallery
University of WollongongJohn Curtin UniversityCharles Sturt University
University of South AustraliaUniversity of BallaratUniversity of Miami, USA
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USANational Museum of WalesPrint Council of Australia
Illawarra Institute of TechnologyCity of WhitehorseRoyal Perth Hospital
Canson Australia Pty Ltd.Brisbane Grammar, Brisbane State High schoolDownlands College
Genazzano College Illawarra GrammarMelbourne GrammarSt Ursula’s College
St Michael’s Grammar SchoolTintern Girls’ GrammarWestbourne Grammar
Various other institutional and private collections Australia and overseas.


Illawarra Coke Company (I.C.C.)
Illawarra Area Health Service (I.A.H.S)
Stalker Theatre Company
Print Council of Australia (P.C.A.) , Member Print Commission 2002 and 2006

Selected Bibliography

ART MONTHLY Issue 259, “Head to Head” by Jan Jones May, 2013
ARTLINK Vol 27 no4 “Fremantle Print Awards” by Judith McGrath. 2007
ARTLINK Dec 2008 “Fremantle Print Awards” by Mariyon Slany
ART MONTHLY Dec 2009 #226 (Artnotes p70) October 2007 #204 (W.A. News)
THE AUSTRALIAN ”Tech-savvy printmakers find photo finish offers a winning style” Ted Snell Fri Sept. 28 2007
CANBERRA TIMES ”Eclectic Mix of Prints” full page review & Photos, by Sasha Grishin Wed May 2nd 2007
CANBERRA TIMES ”Print Impressions” Helen Musa, Article and Photos
THE ILLAWARRA MERCURY “Local Lily Draws an Impression”, page article plus photo, Jan 22 2011
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD April 10 2002 Metro pg 15
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD Oct 27 2001 Metropolitan pg11,
PERIPHERY “Jewel Case: The Work of Tony Ameneiro” Issue No. 36 Spring 1998 pg 15-16.
IMPRINT (Quarterly Journal of Print Council of Australia) Vol 39 No 2 ”Location” pg 13.
“Moments of Slippage” Summer 2004 Vol 39 No 4 pg 17.
IMPRINT (Quarterly Journal of Print Council of Australia) Summer ’96 Vol 31 No 4 pg 11, pg18, Winter ’98 Vol 33 No 2 pg 18 Summer ’98 Vol 33 No 4 pg21 Summer ’99 Vol 34 No4 pg21 Spring 2000 Vol 35 No3 pg17, Autumn 2001 Vol 36 No1 pg16, Spring 2002 Vol 37 No3 pg 14, Spring 2004 Vol 39 No 3 pg 7, Winter 2004, Vol 39 No 2 ”Location” pg 13.Summer 2004 “Moments of Slippage” Summer 2004 Vol 39 No 4 pg 17. Spring 2006 Vol 41 no 3. pg 18. Winter 2007, Vol 42 No 2 ”New Works” pg 26. Winter 2013 Vol 48 No 2 pg 23 “Flowering Heads” by Tom Middlemost
PERGAMENT (Parchment, Publ. Jan Thorbecke Verlag GmbH) pg 385-388.
SILK CUT AWARD 2000, 2004 & 2009 Catalogue published Duroloid Pty Ltd, 2000 & 2004 & 2009
“Shell Fremantle Print award 2002” & 2007 & 08 Catalogue published Fremantle Arts Centre 2002, 2007, 2008
“Toowoomba Biennial Acquisitive Art Award 2002” Catalogue published Toowoomba Reg. Gallery 2002
“Hutchins Art Prize 2003 & 2004” Catalogue published 2003 and 2004
“Location” Catalogue for Exhibition published by Wollongong City Art Gallery 2004
“The Dobell Prize For Drawing 1993-2004” published by A.G.N.S.W 2005 pg 54 ISBN 0-7347-6376-X
“ The People’s Choice ” Published by Wollongong City Art Gallery, 2005
“ Just Imagine ” Published by Wollongong City Art Gallery, 2007 (re – Published 2008) ISBN 0-9758372-1-4
“ Flora, Still Life Moving Fast” Pub. Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery & Arts Centre, 2008 ISBN 978-1-921437-08-3
“ The Gib ” Catalogue Sturt Gallery 2008 ISBN 978-0-9805947-0-6
“ 50/50 Survey of Contemporary Printmaking” Print Zero Studios Catalogue 2009 ISBN 978-0-9844173-0-8
“Seeking Images” (Catalogue TAFE Staff show Goulburn Regional Gallery, 2009 ) ISBN 978-0-9805947-1-3
“Joseph Banks: a Regional Response” (Catalogue Goulburn Regional Gallery, 2010 ) ISBN 978-0-9807642-0-8
“Marks and Motifs ( prints from the PCA collection) ”
(Catalogue QUT, Queensland University of Technology, 2006 ISBN 1 74107 1305
“Burnie Print Prize 2011” Catalogue, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania; ISBN 978-0-9808003-4-0
“Duality” 2011 Banyule Award for Works on Paper, Catalogue, Banyule Arts Centre ISBN 978-0-9803626-5-7
“A Place For Art, The University of Wollongong Art Collection” ISBN 978-1-74128-204-7