Nanette Bourke

1927                           Born Plymouth, England

1929                           Parents migrated to New Zealand

1952                           Married and moved to Sydney

1966-71                     Studied part-time at Julian Ashton Art School

1972                           Moved to Melbourne and studied with a variety of teachers at

Art Societies and CAE

1973-84                     Member and exhibitor at Victorian Artists Society

1973-93                     Member and exhibitor at Malvern Artists Society

1976-80                     Studied printmaking (chiefly etching) with John Dent

1981-83                     Taught oil painting at Hawthorn Artists Society

1982-83                     Taught life drawing at Malvern Artists Society

1984                           Moved to Moyston

1984-85                     Taught oil painting at Ararat Arts Activity Centre

1991 on                     Member and exhibitor of Melbourne Society of Women Painters

and Sculptors

1994-2001                Member and exhibitor of Contemporary Art Society of Victoria

1995 on                     Member of “Grampians Four” group of artists



1974                           ANZ 50 Women’s Exhibition, Melbourne

1977 & 1980             Solo Exhibitions at Malvern Artists Society Gallery

1983                           Solo Exhibition at Victorian Artists Society Gallery

1987                           Solo Exhibition at Ararat Town Hall

1987, 1989,1990,

1991, 2000               Swan Hill Print and Drawing Exhibition

1988                           Group Exhibition, Gray Street Gallery, Hamilton

1990                           Solo Exhibition at RJ Galleries, Ballarat

1991 on                     MSWPS Group Exhibitions

1991,1994                Solo Exhibitions at Ararat Regional Gallery

1991                           Group Exhibition “Reading the Land” at Stawell

1992                           Solo Exhibition at Gellibrand Gallery, Ocean Grove

1993, 1994               Group Exhibition “Celebration of Spring” at Halls Gap

1994                           Group Exhibition “Art of the Country” at Seppelt Winery

1994                          Solo Exhibition at Seppelt Winery, Great Western

1995 – 2010             “Grampians Four” group exhibitions

1996                           Exhibition, in collaboration with Kevin Free, sculptor, in

1996                           CASspace Windows, Collins St, Melbourne

1997                           Exhibition, with Kevin Free, at Blackwood Street Gallery,

1997                           Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne

1999                           Solo Exhibition, CASspace Windows, Collins St, Melbourne

2001                           Group Printmakers Exhibition, Ararat Regional Gallery

2001                           Solo Exhibition, Horsham Regional Gallery

2004                           Solo Exhibition at Frankston Arts Centre

2007                           “Grampians Four” Exhibition, Ararat Regional Gallery

2008                           “Grampians Four” Exhibition, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery

2008                           Solo Exhibition, Ararat Regional Gallery

2010                           Solo Exhibition, Off The Beaten Track Gallery, Buangor

2014                           Solo Exhibition, “Retrospective”, Ararat Regional Gallery


Works in private collections in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, New Zealand, Canada, England, Japan, China, Germany, U.S.A., and Ararat Regional Gallery.

Nanette Bourke