Fiona Chandler Curriculum Vitae & Bio

Freshwater, Sydney. Australia

Residencies
2020 Artist in Residence, Q Station (formerly North Head Quarantine Station) in partnership with Manly Art Gallery and Museum (MAG&M), Sydney

2014 Artist in Residence, Warringah Creative Space, Sydney

Initiatives
2017 Co-Founded Sydney Road Gallery, a cooperative artist gallery in Seaforth, Sydney

2014 Established Creatives in Conversation Series at MAG&M with Creative Women’s Circle, Sydney

Selected shows
2021-20 History Repeats, Jo Neville, Julie Paterson and Fiona Chandler, MAG&M, 4 Dec 2020 – 14 Feb 2021

2020 Girt by Sea, Sydney Road Gallery (solo exhibition), 10 Sep – 4 Oct

2019 Mosman Art Prize, Finalist, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, 11 Sep – 27 Oct

Touch ii, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, 1 – 12 Aug
Home, MAG&M, 25 Oct – 1 Dec
Replay: Celebrating Five Years of the Creative Space, Northern Beaches Artist Studios,
Creative Space, Sydney, 30 Aug – 22 Sep

2018 Oil and Water Don’t Mix, Sydney Road Gallery (solo exhibition), 30 Aug – 22 Sep Floating Land – Fiona Chandler and Sarah Montgomery, The Corner Store Gallery (TCSG), Orange, NSW

2017 HUMAN: child artist response project, MAG&M, 7 Apr – 27 May
8 x10 Show 2018, TCSG, Orange, NSW, 1 – 8 Feb
NinetyFive Percent – B-SIDE, Creative Space, 8 Jun
Land, MAG&M, 3 Nov – 3 Dec

2016 Lethbridge 10000 Art Award, Finalist, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, 11 – 19 June
Reimagine, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, April
Conversations in Colour – Fiona Chandler and Shani Nottingham, TCSG, 13 – 30 Oct
Ever Changing, The Colour Trap Gallery, Sydney

2015 Lethbridge 10000 Art Award, Finalist, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, 13 – 28 June
Reimagine, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, Sydney, April
Forage – Sarah Montgomery and Fiona Chandler, Saint Cloche, Sydney, Oct
Little Things (now Little Things Art Prize), Saint Cloche, Sydney, 5 – 13 Sep

Group Shows
2019 -17 Exhibited in various shows including themed, group and/or solo, Sydney Road Gallery, Sydney

2017 Linden Postcard Show, presented by Linden New Art at Domain House, Melbourne,

10 Nov 17 – 12 Jan 18
Mini Solo, Platform 72, Sydney

2016 Group Show, Paper Pear, Wagga Wagga, NSW, July

Twelve – The Koskela Annual Exhibition, Koskela, Sydney, 12 Nov – 24 Dec
Art/Vert, Saint Cloche Gallery (now Saint Cloche), Sydney, 2 – 8 Feb (Curated by Amber Creswell Bell)

2015 Just A Second, Print Exchange, Brooklyn Art Library New York, USA

New Batch, Platform 72, Sydney

2015 A4 Art Australia Exhibition 2015, Contemporary Art Society of Victoria, Herring Island

Gallery, Melbourne, 17 – 19 Oct

2014 Splash Art Show, Kew Primary School, Victoria

Invited artist, Temple & Webster online art market, Australia
Studio Artists Exhibition, Warringah Creative Space, Sydney, 20 – 29 Nov

Teaching / Workshops
2021 Q Station, Sydney Harbour National Park with MAG&M, History Repeats, Site Sketching with Fiona Chandler, 11 Jan

2014 Harbord Public School, Artist in Residence program

2012 The School, Sydney, teaching Watercolour 101

Publications
2018 Bishop, Jen. “Disruptive Sydney art gallery celebrates first year.” Interiors Addict, 17 July 2018. https://theinteriorsaddict.com/disruptive-sydney-art-gallery-celebrates-first-year

2016 Chandler, Fiona. “Escaping to an Island.” Huff Post, 1 Aug 2016.
https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/fiona-chandler/escaping-to-an-island_b_11290864.html

2015 Vangool, Janine and Dresser, Glen. The UPPERCASE Compendium of Craft and
Creativity, Alberta: Uppercase Publishing inc, 2015.

2014 Chandler, Fiona. “Fermented Memories.” The Planthunter, 28 April 2014.
https://theplanthunter.com.au/culture/fermented-memories/
Chandler, Fiona. “True Cost/Perceived Value: Flowers & Art.” The Planthunter, 29 Sep
2014. https://fionakate.com.au/the-plant-hunter/

Employment
2017 – Current Co-Founder, Sydney Road Gallery, Sydney

2014 – 2001 Freelancer, art and illustrations for magazines, television, books, digital, tabletop and textiles, Sydney

2012 – 2007 Creative Director, Fiona Kate, Sydney

2005 – 1997 Art Director, Housewares International, Sydney

1995 Graphic designer, TIME inc, Sydney

Education
2001 Masters of Design, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

1994 Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts), The University of Newcastle, NSW

Professional Development
Current Presenter, Creative Conversation Series, held annually through Creative

Women’s Circle, MAG&M, Sydney

Commissions
2021/2021 Cross Media Arts Project, Q Station, Sydney Harbour National Park in partnership with MAG&M

Collections
Corporate and private collections in Australia

Bio

Fiona Chandler completed a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) from The University of Newcastle and a Masters in Design from the University of Technology Sydney in Australia.

In 2014, Fiona was awarded an Artist in Residence at Warringah Creative Space in Sydney. She went on to initiate Harbord Public School’s first Artist in Residence program also located in Sydney. In the same year, Fiona established Creatives in Conversation series with the Creative Women’s Circle. This popular series continues to be held regularly at Manly Art Gallery and Museum (MAG&M) in Sydney. Fiona has been a finalist in various art prizes and awards including Little Things at Saint Cloche, Sydney; Lethbridge Gallery’s Art Awards 10000 in Brisbane; and more recently the 2019 Mosman Art Prize at Mosman Art Gallery.

Fiona has exhibited in solo and group shows in Australia. Two of her solo shows Oil and Water Don’t Mix (2018) and Girt by Sea (2020) were sold out on opening night at Sydney Road Gallery. In 2020, Fiona was invited to be an Artist in Residence by the MAG&M in partnership with Q Station (formerly North Head Quarantine Station) both located in Sydney. She was one of three artists invited to exhibit at MAG&M in late 2020 / early 2021 as a result of a cross media project “ … to create an immersive exhibition experience in response to issues around migration, quarantine and place …”

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