Janice McBride

QUALIFICATIONS:               Diploma of Art, Caulfield Technical College (now Monash University)

TITLES:                                      Committee Member Hawthorn Artists’ Society

Artist Statement

Janice McBride is a contemporary painter and printmaker, who is a regular exhibitor in Australia, occasional exhibitor internationally, in New Zeeland and London, UK. She has paintings and prints in both domestic and corporate collections. Her works are also in public places, and through her association with the Australian Print Workshop, she is represented in the National Galleries in Canberra and Melbourne, Australia.

Janice’s career spans a wide range of art practice, including Artist in residence and Theatre Designer, prestigiously designing costumes, makeup, album cover art and staging for Rock Opera in the Sydney Opera House in the !970s. She also worked on two television pilots for Polyglot Puppets, and for the Gardner Puppet Theater designing and making sets and promotional posters. Theatre. A Lecturer for many years at RMIT University in the 1990’s, Janice has continued to tutor at TAFE Colleges and the Council for Adult Education (CAE). Currently she runs a Painting class at the Hawthorn Artists Society.

Focused on figurative practice in her content, Janice employs diverse techniques in her art practice, ranging from Oil Painting through to Mono Printing, etching and experimentation with new Print making forms such as the creation of Solar Plates.

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

  • 2016 Prints, Bassett Gallery, Yarraville
  • 2015 Black and White, Drawings, Panopoly Gallery, Toorak
  • 2006 Paintings, Prints, Monotypes, Framers Gallery, Hawthorn, Victoria
  • 2001 Monotypes, Morgan St Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1993 Time and Space, Silkscreen Prints, Blaxland Gallery, Melbourne

Group Exhibitions (selected)

  • 2004 – 2016 Prints, Australian Print Workshop, Fiztroy (yearly)
  • 2014 Paintings, ART2MUSE, Sydney
  • 2008, 2010, 2011 Paintings and Prints, Mission to Seafarers, Docklands
  • 1974 – 2005 Paintings and Monoprints, Joan Gough Studio Gallery, South Yarra (yearly)
  • 1999 – 2004 Monoprints and Paintings, Manyung Gallery, Sorrento

Commissions/Awards/Residencies (selected)

  • 2000 & 2004 Cancer Council Awards, Highly Commended
  • 2002                   Contemporary Art Australia, First Prize
  • 1999 Shire of Whittlesea, Painting to Music Performance, Artist in Residence
  • 1998 Commissioned: The Avenue Hospital, The Man from Snowy River Series and My Country Series
  • 1995 Cancer Council Awards, First Prize

Tutor (selected)

  • 1988 – 1995 Lecturer RMIT University in Fashion and Textile Design and Graphic Design, teaching drawing
  • 2003 – 2017 Tutoring Art classes for Hawthorn Artists’ Society, Painting and Drawing

Collections (selected)

  • Melbourne City Council, Monoprint, 1992
  • Wallace Group, Monoprint, 1994
  • National Gallery of Australia, Works acquired in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010