|Artist Name:||Victoria Fitzpatrick|
Victoria’s work explores life from a slightly different angle, using symbol and metaphor for the spiritual stories and memories of life depicted through everyday objects. There is a particular interest in the narrative of the daily ritual use of cups & teapots that connect us to both past and present.
Through entering various Art Competitions over 20 plus years, she has enjoyed the honour of being awarded many 1st Prizes for both her Still Life and Portraiture. More recently in 2017, she was selected as a Semi Finalist for the coveted Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.
She also shares her skills with others through tutoring on the Sunshine Coast. Invitations to tutor Art in most mediums & levels are welcome as she actively encourages her students to develop their own unique style and giftedness.
Having published a book entitled ‘Touch by Adoption –Journeys Toward Wholeness’ several years ago, she is also currently working on a Portrait Series with fellow artist Almeta Lennon entitled “Up Close & Personal with Adoption & Fostering.” Due for exhibition in November 2018 at St John’s Cathedral in Brisbane
Victoria is currently represented at the galleries listed below along with a list of memberships and has representation in the Australian Catholic University Collection of Canberra, Caboolture Mental Health Facility and various personal collections both in Australia and overseas.
I have tutored locally in most media over the past 25 years but specialise in acrylic glazes for both Portraiture and Still Life works. I have also been a Guest Tutor for various Art Groups on the Coast and Brisbane and have been honoured to be Semi Finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, plus a Finalist in the EMSLA Awards (National Fine Art Prize in Coffs Harbour). I would be interested to register as an Art Tutor and Artist.
I have some work displayed at the ‘Secrets on the Lake Gallery’ presently. otherwise viewing by appointment is welcomed.
Art Group Memberships
Artworkers' Alliance/ ASA (Aust. Society of Authors)
Visionaries (Brisbane based Christian Artists)
Pastel Society of Australia
Coolum Art Collective Facebook
2017 Semi Finalist in Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
Group Exhibition with Coolum Art Collective at Coolum
2016 Emsla Still Life Awards, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
‘Through the Looking Glass Exhibition’ with Rob McDonald
& Robyn Woodrow at GIAP Gallery, Howard Street, Nambour.
2015 Petrie Terrace Gallery Brisbane – PSA Exhibition
Arts Connect Group Exhibition at Cooroy Butter Factory
2014 ‘Minutiae Exhibition’ – Rosebed St Gallery –SOLD
Group exhibition at Yandina Festival with Pastel Society- SOLD
2013 ‘Transformations’ (by request) Rosebed St Gallery SOLD
‘Smalls’ Group Exhibition – Rosebed St Gallery
2012 ‘Transformations’ – Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre. SOLD
‘Of Trees & Ordinary Things’- Noosa Regional Gallery
with Kym Barrett.
Repeat Exhibit on request of ‘Curiouser’ with Rosebed St
2011 Exhibition at Jugglers’ Gallery, Brunswick St, Bris
-‘Curiouser & Curiouser’ SOLD
Pine Rivers Regional Gallery- ‘Still Life, Real Life’
Exhibition (Image chosen for promo material). SOLD
Brunswick Street Gallery, Victoria ‘Small Works Exhibition’
(Image chosen for promo material).
2010 Blackwater State Art Festival
Tosari Gallery, Toowoomba 'Inside/Out' Exhibition with
contemp. Landscape artist Sally Chandler
Nambour Art Festival
Donated artwork to Radio Rhema Fundraising Auction
'Art of the Body' Festival - Eumundi
'Stepping Out' at Visual Sensations Gallery Student Exhibition
2009 Sunshine Coast Art Show -Nambour
Gympie Gold Rush Competition-Gympie Regional
Visionaries exhibition 'Rejoice' ACU Banyo
'Art of the Body' Festival - Eumundi
Immanuel Arts Festival
2008 Maleny Art Awards,
'Of Life & Joy'at Fundraising Exhibition for local Chaplaincy
Peregian Hotel with artist Arna Day
St Johns Cathedral , Brisbane- 'Stations of the Cross Exhibition'.
2007 Entered Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW
Mary Valley Show,
'Faith in Art Festival',
Matthew Flinders Art Festival,
' Totally Nude' -Group Exhibition at Cooroy Butter Factory.
'Rejoice' with Visionaries at Catholic University, Brisbane
2006 4th Solo at Little Morgue Winery, Yandina for 'Adoption
Journeys ' series, Kenilworth Arts Festival
Awards & Achievements Include:
2017 Semi Finalist – Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
2016 Finalist – Emsla National Still Life Awards, Coffs Harbour
1st Prize – Kenilworth Art Competition – ‘Lemon with a Twist’
2015 1st Prize – Pastel –‘Promise Of Spring’
1st Prize – Portrait – ‘To Kokoda and Back’ (Acrylic /collage)
2nd Prize – Open (Still Life) for ‘Overflow’ (Acrylic )
2013 1st Prize – Still Life – ‘Shadow Self’ (Acrylic) Blackwater Art
2012 1st Prize – Still Life –‘More Than Enough’ (Acrylic /collage)
-Matthew Flinders Art Comp
Highly Commended – Still Life “ “ “ (Acrylic /collage)
1st Prize – Pastel –‘Shimmer’ – Sunshine Coast Art Comp
2 Highly Commended –Still Life “ “ “ (Acrylic /collage)
2011 2nd Prize – Still Life – ‘God of the Cup & Planet’
2010 1st Prize - Open Section - Acrylic Portrait-'Man of the Earth' –
SC Art Comp
3rd Prize - Acrylic /Collage -"God of the Cup & Planet' – SC Art
Highly Commended -Figurative - 'Blue Day' Ink & Acrylic
- Mary Valley Fest
2009 Highly Commended Award - Pastel Portrait 'A Moment In
Sunshine Coast Art Show 2009
Highly Commended Award - Pastel Portrait
2008 Highly Commended - Acrylic/ Collage -Faith Section -
'Weight of the World'- Maleny Art Awards 2007
1st Prize - Pastel Wildlife -Mary Valley Show Society
Highly Commended - Pastel Figurative - Mary Valley Show
2nd Prize - Acrylic Landscape
-'Landscape of Light'
Best in Show -Figurative Acrylic -'Released'
-'Faith In Art, Nambour.
2006 Third Prize- Portraiture Sc Art Show
1st Prize -Acrylic Collage -Kenilworth Arts Festival
2011 Logo design for Lutheran Church Synod
2010 3 images for Catholic Education Resource material
2009 2 Pieces purchased for CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY
2008 Concept to finished stage for Commemorative Wall for
Collaborative design for mosaic wall with Lions Womens’ Shelter.
2007 Mural for Learning Support Centre -Nambour Christian College
2005 Mural for external wall of local playgroup.
2004 Several Private commissions for mosaic work.
2003 Mosaic design working with Albany Creek High School
for local skate park. Commission by Pine Rivers Shire with
'Catalyst & Youth & Disability Services' of public art Lemke
Park Skatebowl at Albany.
Creek-working alongside local high school students.
2002 Mosaic in pavement for Leslie Patrick Park
- design concept to finished piece, commissioned
by Pine Rivers Shire, Brisbane, leading to several
2001 Mosaic concept and design to finished product on 2 pylons as
entrance to nature walk in North Brisbane. Commissioned
by Pine Rivers Shire. Pylons measuring 2.5 m height
and 1.5 - 2mtres width.
Featured at Leslie Patrick Park,. Arana Hills.