Claire Kirkup - Contemporary Artist
'I'm not sure what's better - starting or finishing a painting. So much joy and anguish in both'.
Summary of Exhibitions and Awards
Group exhibition and opening night - February 2020 - Studio Gallery Sydney, Waterloo, NSW
Winter exhibition - July 2019- Studio Gallery Melbourne Armadale, Melbourne,Victoria
Group exhibition - April 2018- Studio Gallery Melbourne inaugural opening. Cheltenham, Melbourne,Victoria
'The fragrant garden' Group exhibition - April 2018- Traffic Jam Galleries Neutral Bay, Sydney. New South Wales
Group exhibition - Staff selection. October 2017- Traffic Jam Galleries, Neutral bay, Sydney, New South Wales
Group Exhibition - May 2016, Traffic Jam Galleries, Neutral Bay, Sydney. New South Wales
'All of us' Solo Show - November 2013,Redcliffe Jetty Contemporary, Art Gallery- Redcliffe, Queensland
Manyung Gallery show – December 2011, Sorrento, Victorian Peninsular
Manyung Gallery show – December 2009, Sorrento Victorian Peninsular
'Fusion’ Solo Show - August 2009 Port Art Gallery, Port Melbourne, Victoria
'Metamorphosis’ Solo Show' - August 2008 Port Art Gallery. Port Melbourne, Victoria
‘Extraordinary Light’ group exhibition – February 2007 Port
Art Gallery. Port Melbourne, Victoria
Manyung Gallery Show – December 2006,Sorrento, Victorian Peninsular
‘Water’ group exhibition – October 2006 Port Art Gallery Port Melbourne, Victoria
Care Australia Silent Auction – July 2006 Port Art Gallery Port Melbourne, Victoria
Sydney Art Show – June 2006 New South Wales
Affordable Art Show Melbourne - April 2006, Carlton Exhibition Centre Victoria
Manyung Gallery Show – December 2005 Sorrento, Victorian Peninsular
‘Face Off’ Exhibition – October 2005 Port Art Gallery Port Melbourne, Victoria
Tsunami Fund RaiserAuction – March 2005 Gasworks Studio Port Melbourne, Victoria
Prizes and Awards
2022 - Finalist - 'John Leslie Art Prize' Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, Victoria.
2019 - Finalist - 'Len Fox Painting Award' Castlemaine Art Museum, Victoria.
2019 - Finalist - 'John Villiers outback Art prize' Winton QLD.
2014 Finalist –‘She’Annual Art Exhibition. Walker St Gallery. Dandenong. Victoria.
2014 Finalist – Kingston Arts Centre, ‘Lens mist’photography competition.
2005 Prize Winner – ‘Di Jackman Memorial Art Prize’