Curriculum vitae

 

OLIVIA SAMEC

EDUCATION

1989     Graduate Diploma in Education Edith Cowan University, Western Australia

1988     Bachelor of Fine Arts Curtin University, Western Australia

1986     Fine Art unit, University of Western Australia

1982-1985 Sculpture studies units, Claremont School of Art, Western Australia

 SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014     Australian Land and Sea 2014, Moores Building Contemporary  Art Gallery, Fremantle Western Australia

2013     Flora Bunda PLC Open Garden Day , Peppermint Grove Western Australia

2013     Ningaloo Series 1 Ningaloo Novotel Resort, Exmouth Western Australia

2012     Australian Land and Sea, Kidogo Gallery, Fremantle Western Australia

2007     Flora Bundis, Chester Street Studio event

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016     Melville Sculpture Walk- "Infinity"

2015     Black Swan Portrait Prize . Linton and Kay Gallery, St Georges Terrrace , Perth. "Ernst Samec: Architect, Migrant, Survivor"

2015     Sculpture by the Sea, " Sanctuary" - underwater installation dive trail

2015, 2014, 2013PLC Art Exhhibition

2014    Castaways Sculpture Awards- Whale Shark

2014    Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe, " Whale Shark A-001, Stumpy" - 60 square metre ephemeral installation , recycled materials, solar lighting and QR coding link

2013   Contemporary Art Fair, "Venus Series" sculptures at Peppermint Grove, WA

2013    PLC   Art Exhiibition

2013     Castaways Sculpture Awards "Whale Shark A-001"

2013     Sculptures@Bathers," Present", "Who’s your Mama", Kidogo Gallery Bathers Beach Fremantle, WA

2012     Castaways Sculpture Awards, "Topiary" Rockingham Beach WA

2012     Cossack Art Awards, "Big Red" Cossack , WA

2102     Perth Royal Show Art Award

2007     Guilderton Art Show, Guilderton WA

2007     City of Stirling Art Award, "Moore River"

2002     Art Of Refuge; Moores Building Fremantle, WA

1998     Festival of Birth , Club Capricorn , feature artist, WA

1992     Goldfields Art Awards

 AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS

2016      Highly Commended, Melville Sculpture Walk

2015      Semi finalist , Doug Moran Portrait prize  , NSW

2015      Highly Commended, Black Swan Portrait Prize

2015      First ever underwater installation Sculpture by the Sea's- 

2011       selected Artist. Sculptures by the Sea Cottesloe

 1992     First prize, Goldfields Art Awards Drawing  Kalgoorlie WA

 OTHER

2015,2014, 2010 Sculptures by the Sea , artists talk, teachers preview and sculpture workshops presenter

2010 Sculptures by the Sea sculpture workshops presenter

 2006 Art in Bloom , Art Gallery of Western Australia, edible food topiaries for Anna Gare Deluxe Catering

Flowers by Design for Margot Abjornson

 COMMISSIONS

2016    Perth International Arts Festival, " Tree of Life" mural

2015     Chevron Commemorative gift : 3m x 2 m  whale shark painting on slumped glass

 2015    Indianic Dive Services, boardroom painting detailing commercial divers historical changes

2014     City of Melville, Banner s on the Terrace WALGA

 2013     City of Victoria Park, 12 Days of Christmas installation, WA

2013     City of Fremantle, Parmelia Park Mural with artist Allessandra Rossi, WA

1998     Festival of Birth, National Conference branding and feature artist, WA

1989     Club Bay View Nightclub Claremont WA, interior design: installations and murals Bat Man  

1988     Club Bay View Nightclub Claremont WA–interior design: murals and installations; Phantom of the Opera

1987     Main Roads Department, Claremont, WA, subway; mural team with Lou Lambert

2004 Awesome Arts Festival; artist in residence with Bridget Norton culminating in an outdoor Christo style“wrapping”  sculptural installation (8m by 4m by 2.5m).

1991     Ngaanjatjarra Council Desert Dust Up Festival, Warburton Ranges WA, “Wami Purlka,” mural

 REVIEWS AND PUBLICITY

 2015 ABC news     

 2014     Post Newspaper Cover story Aug 2014

 2013     Artist’s Chronicle Magazine May June 2013

2013     Artists Chronicle Short Films, Olivia Samec Whale Shark A-001

2012     Fremantle Herald Dec 2012

2012     Post Newspaper Dec 2012

2013     City of Rockingham website and video

SUPPORT MATERIAL

 Website & Social Media

 oliviasamec.com

https://www.facebook.com/oliviasamecartist?ref=stream‎

Other online resources and articles

 www.kidogo.com.au/exhibitions/gallery/87/olivia-samec-exhibition

www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBPuX6wG_ck

www.youtube.com/user/joimbo

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbV8EqPWS10

 www.telegraph.co.uk › CultureCulture Picture Galleries

 www.sculptureatbathers.com/olivia-samec

www.margaretrivergallery.com.au/oliviasamec.html

https://www.facebook.com/stumpy.whaleshark

www.whaleshark.org.au