Deborah Bonar

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Solo Exhibitions

2014
Prismatic, Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, 46 Henry Street, Fremantle WA. Mon - Sun, Galle

Prismatic, Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, 46 Henry Street, Fremantle WA. Mon - Sun, Gallery Hours: 10am - 4pm, 22 November to 7 December. Free - all welcome

2010
Vibrant, Kidogo Arthouse Gallery, Fremantle WA

Vibrant, Kidogo Arthouse Gallery, Fremantle WA

2006
The Magic of Nature, The Blender Gallery, Joondalup WA

The Magic of Nature, The Blender Gallery, Joondalup WA

Group Exhibitions

2013
Third Space, Mundaring Arts Centre, Mundaring WA

Third Space, Mundaring Arts Centre, Mundaring WA

2013
50 Years: Council House, City of Perth Council House, Perth WA

50 Years: Council House, City of Perth Council House, Perth WA

2012
Nomad Two Worlds: Creative Journeys: A Celebration of Diversity, Carillon Centre, Perth WA

Nomad Two Worlds: Creative Journeys: A Celebration of Diversity, Carillon Centre, Perth WA

2011
Two Way Exhibition, Kidogo Arthouse Gallery, Fremantle WA

Two Way Exhibition, Kidogo Arthouse Gallery, Fremantle WA

2011
Nomad Two Worlds: Portrait of Diversity, 200 William Street, Northbridge WA

Nomad Two Worlds: Portrait of Diversity, 200 William Street, Northbridge WA

2011
Land and Inspiration, Wyndham Art Gallery, Wyndham WA

Land and Inspiration, Wyndham Art Gallery, Wyndham WA

2011
Living Our Dreams, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle WA

Living Our Dreams, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle WA

2011
Connections: Land and People, Blender Gallery, Joondalup WA

Connections: Land and People, Blender Gallery, Joondalup WA

2006
Telstra National Aboriginal &Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Darwin Museum Gallery, Darwin NT

Telstra National Aboriginal &Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Darwin Museum Gallery, Darwin NT

Awards

2011
Highly Commended, City of Belmont Art and Photography Awards for Sugarbird Lady

Highly Commended, City of Belmont Art and Photography Awards for Sugarbird Lady

2011
Winner, Cossack Art Award (WA Indigenous Artist Category) for Cyclone Season

Winner, Cossack Art Award (WA Indigenous Artist Category) for Cyclone Season

2011
Revealed: I was selected to participate in this program which provides professional development, men

Revealed: I was selected to participate in this program which provides professional development, mentorship, networking and exposure for emerging Aboriginal artists and artsworkers.

2010
WA Training Awards Finalist, WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year

WA Training Awards Finalist, WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year

2006
Finalist, 23rd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award for Lily’s Country

Finalist, 23rd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award for Lily’s Country

Collections

ESS/NYFL

Fiona Stanley Hospital

City of Perth

Exxaro

Tranox

Credit Suisse

icea foundation

Reconciliation WA

City of South Perth

South Metropolitan Area Health Service

Galleries

ESS/NYFL

Fiona Stanley Hospital

City of Perth

Exxaro

Tranox

Credit Suisse

icea foundation

Reconciliation WA

City of South Perth

South Metropolitan Area Health Service

Publications

ESS/NYFL
ESS/NYFL

Fiona Stanley Hospital
Fiona Stanley Hospital

City of Perth
City of Perth

Exxaro
Exxaro

Tranox
Tranox

Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse

icea foundation
icea foundation

Reconciliation WA
Reconciliation WA

City of South Perth
City of South Perth

South Metropolitan Area Health Service
South Metropolitan Area Health Service

Residencies

2013
Artist in Residence at Mundaring Arts Centre, Mundaring WA

Artist in Residence at Mundaring Arts Centre, Mundaring WA

2013
Artist in Residence at Lockridge Primary School, Lockridge WA

Artist in Residence at Lockridge Primary School, Lockridge WA

2011
Artist in Residence at Wyndham Art Gallery, Wyndham WA

Artist in Residence at Wyndham Art Gallery, Wyndham WA

Artist Statement

I paint with bold vibrant colours which reflect a sense of positive energy, optimism, balance and harmony. Creating public art allows me to reach a wider audience. I also conduct interactive art workshops, where I invite participants to join me in painting a community canvas. This gives them the opportunity to ask questions about Aboriginal art and culture.