bio

Meredith Brice is an interdisciplinary visual artist and independent curator living and working in Australia. She received an Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts from Sydney Gallery School [1997], a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Newcastle Australia [2001], and a Graduate Diploma of Education Secondary Art, Charles Sturt University Australia [2004]. In 2016 she completed a Master of Philosophy in Fine Art with the University of Newcastle, Australia. She holds awards for undergraduate and postgraduate excellence including Dean's and Vice Chancellor's Awards, is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society for academic excellence in the Fine Arts. She is founder and artistic director of the project cc contemporary art space [est. 2006-2011], Gosford Anglican, New South Wales, Australia; a non-commercial interdisciplinary arts venue promoting contemporary art-forms through a diverse program of exhibitions and events located in dialogues around sustainable environment, social justice and peace, intercultural perspectives, ethical and philosophical ideas.

National exhibitions include Quilt, Watt Space Gallery, University of Newcastle [2001], Thread, Brisbane Powerhouse [2002], finalist The Blake Prize for Religious Art Australia [2003], Habitat John Miller Galleries Newcastle Australia [2003], The Macquarie World Year of Physics Art Prize [2005], Smart Fabric Chrissie Cotter Gallery Camperdown Sydney [2005], 4 Alumni, Fine Art Gallery, Northern Sydney Institute TAFE Australia [2005], invited exhibitor Dis-locate, Raw Space Galleries Brisbane, The Sense of Touch, Macquarie University Art Gallery Sydney [2009], Crux – contemporary images of the cross, McGlade Gallery ACU Strathfield NSW and ACU Gallery, Fitzroy Victoria, Touch Too, UTS Tower Foyer, University of Technology Sydney [2011], Transit, Macquarie University Art Gallery Sydney [2013], finalist In-Situ 13 Mosman Festival of Sculpture & Installation [2013], Unbound, Artist Book exhibition, Macquarie University Art Gallery Sydney [2013],Transit, touring to Victoria; Arts Space Wodonga [2014], the ANZAC Centenary exhibition Contemporary Gallipoli, Macquarie University Art Gallery Sydney [2015], including exhibition at the following touring venues in New South Wales; Cowra Regional Art Gallery [2015], Grafton Regional Art Gallery [2016], Waverley Library exhibition space [2017], Blue Mountains Cultural Centre [2018]. Finalist the Calleen Art Award [2017].

International exhibitions and participations include Jardin Virtuels/Virtual Garden, Studio XX Montreal, Canada [2002], Recipient EO2 Exchange - 9th International Environment Art Symposium, Beautiful Garbage, South Korea [2004], awarded a Vermont Studio Centre Artist Residency – Painting Studio, USA [2005], invited presenter First Sharjah International Conference on Nanotechnology and its Applications, American University of Sharjah [2007], Sensibility of Light and Fabric, REWAK The Gallery, College of Fine Arts and Design, The University of Sharjah UAE [2007], Peace on a postcard, Al Kahf Gallery, Bethlehem Palestine and Regional Centre for Educational Planning for the Middle East under the auspices of UNESCO, Sharjah University City UAE [2008], Guest speaker Eventive – the art of collecting art symposium, Abu Dhabi, UAE [2008], Dog-Eared Artist Books, Rueff Gallery, Purdue University Indiana USA [2009], Transit, The Art Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Qatar [2009], Transit, The Art Gallery, NIE-NTU Nanyang Technological University, Singapore [2010], Cultural Heritage, in conjunction with the World Universities Congress, COMU: Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Turkey [2010], International Artist Book exhibition Mostra Internazionale Di Libri D'Artista Acqua Fango [water and mud], Acqui Terme, Palazzo Chiabrera, Italy [June-July, 2016], Villa Giulia, Verbania, Italy [February, 2017] curatore: Roberto Gianinetti, selected ArtVenice Biennale 4, [2017].

As an interdisciplinary Visual Artist and art educator she conducts art workshops for adults and young people at universities, art museums and public venues in Australia and internationally. She was invited workshop presenter at ITAE:Intervention Through Art Education, Art Education Strategies and Possibilities for Diversity in Education, Graz, Austria [2009], and invited workshop presenter in conjunction with the World Universities Congress, COMU: Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Turkey [2010]. In September 2015 as guest curator of the Great WW1 Centenary exhibition for Macquarie University Art Gallery Sydney she presented Contemporary Gallipoli in the Tricontinental Lecture Series at the University of Barcelona (2015). Her works are held in private Collections in Australia and internationally.

Postgraduate Research has focused on imagining the design of intelligent textiles using nanotechnology, culminating in the exhibition:

(in)visible art: conspicuous making in an age of nano textiles | Exhibition Opening 15 May 2016 from 5.30pm The University Gallery Callaghan Campus, The University of Newcastle Australia. www.newcastle.edu.au/universitygallery

Gallery Archive of exhibition images: http://www.theuniversitygallerynewcastle.com.au/meredith-brice-copland-images.html

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/39952255/arts-concept-gathers-steam-poll/

 

 

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Making a Splash: Mermaids and Modernity, a Macquarie University Exhibition in collaboration with Cowra Regional Art Gallery.

Curators: Philip Haywood, Rhonda Davis and Leonard Janisweski

Making a Splash: Mermaids and Modernity explores the mermaid as an active agency and cultural figure in the contemporary world. The exhibition features new works offering fresh perspectives of the mermaid including painting, photography, sound, video and installation.

Participating Artists: Effy Alexakis, Alan Barlow, Eddie Blitner, Meredith Brice, Mauro Anselmo Olivos Castilo, Maria Cmielewski, Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Kate Downhill, Jacquelene Drinkall, Nigel Helyer and Nola Jones.

To be opened by Prof Elspeth Probyn, Dept of Gender and Cultural Studies, The University of Sydney.

OPENING Wednesday 13 September, 2017 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Guest Appearances:

-- Skye Mead, singer/composer will perform live the song Lure especially created for the exhibition by artist Meredith Brice - lyrics, music - Skye Mead.

-- Waldo Garrido from The Moviolas will perform the composition Sirena Garden.

Exhibition dates: 8 September - 10 November, 2017

Venue: Macquarie University Art Gallery, Level 1, E11A,19 Eastern Road, Macquarie University

https://www.mq.edu.au/about/events/view/making-a-splash-mermaids-and-modrnity-exhibition-opening/

 

IN CONVERSATION PANEL DISCUSSION: Mermaids: Folklore and eco-politics

Prof Philip Haywood, Rhonda Davis, Leonard Janisweski, Jacquelene Drinkall and Meredith Brice

Friday 22 September, 11.30-12.30pm

free event / register https://www.facebook.com.events/2019349978300616/

 

Update ArtVenice Biennale 1V -- NANOSKETCH Dust to heal [assemblage] selected Juror's Choice

Selected artwork -- ArtVenice Biennale 1V, Venice Italy. Champagne Reception 13 May, 2017 -- NANOSKETCH Interweaves in-between [video] and Dust to heal [assemblage].

This is the Biennial Project's fourth time hosting the ArtVenice Biennale at a fabulous reception in Venice during the exclusive week of press previews for the Venice Biennale itself, and then on our website and blog. With help from our celebrity jurors (all of whom have represented their own country at a previous Venice Biennale) we chose from over 900 entries from 43 states and 26 countries to present to you our biggest and most exciting show yet. Check out the art here, and then check the link above to see al the great video work accepted.

Finalist Image Gallery: the-biennial-project.com/VB4_Finalists.aspx

 

7 April - 15 May, 2017

The NANOSKETCH books, Eoin H Wilkinson Showcase, Macquarie University Library Sydney

 

18 March - 1 May, 2017

Contemporary Gallipoli, now showing at Waverley Library exhibition galleries.

15 June - 2 July, 2016

[In]visible art: conspicuous making in an age of nano textiles

The University Gallery, The University of Newcastle Australia

http://culturehunter.org/event/meredith-brice-copland-invisible-art/

http://mgnsw.org.au/events/meredith-brice-copland-invisible-art/

 'At the other end of the gallery some small installations by higher degree candidate Meredith Brice Copland. They have the immediate attraction of jewel boxes, with bright tangles and weavings of glass beads and a cabinet of curiosities brilliantly lit. But they apparently illustrate aspects of nanotechnology, particularly in its application to future textiles, illustrated by a jacket rich in invention. Is this a new way to make art? A matter-based means of representing the ineffable in a newly invented visual language?' Article by Jill Stowell, Art Critic, Art weekender, Newcastle Herald, Saturday June 25, 2016.

 

13 November, 2015

Contemporary Gallipoli - shortlisted finalist - in the Museums & Galleries Association of NSW 2015 IMAGinE AWARDS

 23 September, 2015

Contemporary Gallipoli - Meredith Brice, The Tricontinental Lecture Series, University of Barcelona

http://www.ub.edu/dpfilsa/tricontenentalLecture Series.html

 

Meredith Brice, 2014 War and flowers [detail] 200 x 45 cm

Cotton, polyester, plastic, silk, found textiles, vintage buttons

Photograph Effy Alexakis, Photowrite

2 April - 10 June, 2015

Contemporary Gallipoli

MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY SYDNEY

Intercultural interdisciplinary group exhibition exploring contemporary perspectives in the ANZAC Centenary year and showcasing Turkish and Australian artists

Ros AULD Cenk BEYHAN Meredith BRICE Stephen COPLAND Ihsan DOGRUSOZ Kate DOWNHILL Burt MULLER Dianne JONES  Susan O'DOHERTY Toby ROBERTS Chris SAINSBURY

Guest curator Meredith BRICE

Macquarie University Art Gallery

Building E11A

Gallery Hours - Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm

www.artgallery.mq.edu.au

Contemporary Gallipoli Touring venues:

COWRA REGIONAL ART GALLERY NSW

8 August - 6 September, 2015

GRAFTON REGIONAL ART GALLERY NSW

14 March - 8 May, 2016

WAVERLEY LIBRARY GALLERY SPACE NSW

18 March - 1 May, 2017

BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE NSW

13 October - 25 November, 2018

Exhibition Opening: 6-8pm Friday, 12th October, 2018

 

transit : Arts Space Wodonga | Victoria

27 March - 26 April, 2014

Artists: Stephen COPLAND Karee S DAHL Colin G REANEY and Meredith BRICE

 
 

Cnr Lawrence and Hovell Streets, [adjoining Wodonga Library]
Wodonga VICTORIA 3690

Opening hours : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.30am to 6pm;

Thursday from 9.30am to 8pm;

Saturday from 9.30am to 12.30pm, Closed Sundays and Public Holidays.

 

Longitude/Latitude: Stephen Copland

Gallery One | Gosford Regional Gallery

8 February - 30 March, 2014

36 Webb Street

East Gosford NSW Australia

Curated by Kon Gouriotis OAM and Meredith Brice

 

In Situ 13: Mosman Festival of Sculpture & Installation

5 - 20 October, 2013

Artists: Artists in Transit (in collaboration with Warren Armstrong) Sandy Bliim Anthea Boesenberg Mary Boland Meredith Brice Jane Burton Taylor Kerry Cannon Gary Christian Janine Clark Sally Clarke Stephen Coburn Simon Alexander Cook Suzanne Davey Brenda Factor Ruth Feeney Todd Fuller Angela Griffiths Hana Mai Chiew Hoogedeure Erica Izard Kimie Kitamura Neil Laredo Kelly-Ann Lees Barbara Licha Ad Long Vivienne Lowe Match Box Projects Fiona Meller Kelly Milton Ainslie Murray Ro Murray Sarah Nolan Donna Page Penny Philpott Catriona Pollard Kate Rae Carolyn Rendle Sharon Ridsdale Margaret Roberts Mandy Schone-Salter Liz Shreeve Jane Théau and Jacob Zekanovic Peter Tilley Mary van den Berk Cecilia White Samantha Whittingham

Invitation
Mayor of Mosman, Councillor Peter Abelson, and fellow
Councillors cordially invite you to attend the opening of
In Situ 13
to be opened by
Cassandra Hard Lawrie
Curator of In Situ 13
6.30pm-8.30pm Friday 4 October 2013
RSVP to insitu.curator@gmail.com


Mosman Art Gallery
cnr Art Gallery Way & Myahgah Road
MOSMAN 2088
Saturday 5 October – Sunday 20 October, 2013

For more information go to www.festivalofmosman.net

 

Unbound Artist book

an exhibition curated by Rhonda Davis and John Potts, Macquarie University Art Gallery Sydney

 31 July - 7 September, 2013

Experience the book as a space in which the artist has explored current issues exacting immediate affects, responses and stories attached to each condition. Unbound resonates with the affiliations we have come to know about the book in anticipation of what it is and about to become − continually re-invented, re-interpreted and transformed by the artists hand – the book lives on.

Bound - Satellite Artist Book exhibition curated by Kate Hargraves and Sara Smyth-King in collaboration with the University librarians, Macquarie University Library exhibition space.


Artists: Robert Adamson, Effy Alexakis, Suzanne Archer, Mireille Astore, Julie Barratt, Julie Bartholomew, Vanessa Berry, Stephen Birch, Chris Bond, Anne Brennan, Meredith Brice, Christian Capurro, Caitlin Casey, Angela Cavalieri and Peter Lyssiotis, Stephen Copland, Fiona Davies, Urszula Dawkins and Peter Lyssiotis, Jayne Dyer, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Joachim Froese, Nathalie Hartog-Gautier, Helen Geier, Juno Gemes, Inga Hanover, Robert Jacks, Jonathan Jones, Michael Karris and Peter Lyssiotis, Yvonne Kendall, Bruno Leti, Ruark Lewis, Richard Long, Euan Macleod with Lloyd Jones and Ron McBurnie, Bea Maddock, Chris Mansell, Rocket Mattler, James McGrath, Allan Mitelman, Nell, Monica Oppen, Ken Orchard, Mike Parr, Ed Ruscha, Sangeeta Sandrasegar, Alex Selenitsch, Sandra Selig, Kylie Stillman, Richard Tipping, Angela Welyczko and Anne Zahalka.

 

transit international touring exhibition @ Macquarie University Art Gallery Sydney

6 May - 10 June, 2013

Artistic discourses revealing subjective responses to living in and moving around local and global spaces. transit previously showcased at The Art Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Doha Qatar [2009] and The Art Gallery, NIE-Nanyang Technological University, Singapore [2010]. Curated by Meredith Brice.

Artists: Meredith BRICE | Stephen COPLAND | Karee S DAHL | Colin G REANEY

 

 

Travels in Textile art workshop

Friday 7 June, 2013, 10am - 1pm : Venue Macquarie University Art Gallery Sydney

Presented by Meredith BRICE

This workshop will explore ideas of how fabric can shape, document and communicate the notion of travel both physically and through memory; past, present and future. Textile geographies are inspiration for an imaginative journey with fabric that is transformed into an Artist Book. Please bring your own watercolour paper and fabric scraps to re-use, travel photographs to re-work and re-interpret.

Bookings essential T: 9850 7437 | mob 0427385977

Macquarie University Art Gallery

Faculty of Arts

Building E11A Macquarie University

Sydney 2109 Australia

www.artgallery.mq.edu.au