Ngaire Johansen

QUALIFICATIONS: B.Mus.Ed, Melbourne College of Advanced Education

Graduate Diploma in Arts Management, Victorian College of the Arts (Unimelb)

Artist Statement

I have been painting in oils and acrylics for the last fifteen years, my main oeuvre being what I call “fractured” landscapes, but began painting with watercolour  1991 when I retired as a secondary school music teacher. I briefly studied with David Taylor, Malcolm Beattie, Margaret Cowling and Joseph Zbukvic, and successfully exhibited at the Victorian Artists Society ands various venues on the Mornington Peninsula. I practice life drawing weekly, formerly with Patrick Moss at Linden Art Gallery and currently with the Mornington Drawing and Painting Group where I am also a tutor.  I ran life drawing sessions at Sorrento Activities Centre for six years up to 2015.

I am a member of the Peninsula Plain Air Artists who paint weekly during the warmer months. I am also a portraitist, my subjects including sports artist Jamie Cooper, Dr. Gerald Laurence of Adelaide University and Dr. Ronald Cooper formerly of Melbourne University. I attend weekly alla prima portrait sessions here in Sorrento.

My involvement in the visual arts extends beyond my work as a practising artist. I was a tour guide at Heide MOMA and McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park for about twelve years and have a fairly deep and broad knowledge of art history, especially from the twentieth century.

My artist’s statement may be found on my website.

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

2017 Fractured Landscapes, Hawthorn Gallery and Studio

2017 Fractured Landscapes, Ryaznoff Gallery, Albert Park

2009 Fractured Landscapes, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy.

2008 Whitehill Gallery, Dromana

2007 Frankston Arts Centre

Invitation/Group Exhibitions (selected)

  • 2017 Peninsula Plein Air Painters, Sorrento
  • 2016 Little Archies, Oakhill Gallery, Mornington
  • 2016 Oakhill Members Exhibition, Mornington
  • 2016 Peninsula Plein Air Painters, Sorrento
  • 2016 MSWPS Members’ Exhibition
  • 2015 Little Archies, Oakhill Gallery, Mornington
  • 2015 Peninsula Plein Air Painters, Sorrento
  • 2014-2015 am represented by Art Vault, Mildura
  • 2014 Oakhill Gallery Members Exhibition, Mornington
  • 2014 Mornington Drawing Group Exhibition at Oakhill Gallery
  • 2014 Camberwell Art Show
  • 2014 Blairgowrie Yacht Club Easter Exhibition
  • 2013 Mornington Peninsula Pleinair Artists, Oakhill Gallery, Mornington
  • 2013 Studio Sorrento
  • 2013 Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Easter Arts Show
  • 2013 Studio Sorrento Alice in Wonderland Charity Exhibition
  • 2013 Represented by Gallery Sorrento
  • 2012 Studio Sorrento
  • 2012 Camberwell Rotary Art Show
  • 2012 Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Easter Show -co-judged with Ludmilla Christoff
  • 2011 Studio Sorrento
  • 2011 Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Easter Show – assistant judge2011 Flinders Art Show
  • 2011 Entry Rob Macnamara selective f.i.e.l.d. exhibition
  • 2010 Flinders Art Show
  • 2010 Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Easter exhibition 2010 Temple of Illumination, Ringwood
  • 2010 Studio Sorrento
  • 2010 Peninsula Art Exhibition, Rosebud Secondary College
  • 2009-10 Represented by 775 Art and Craft at Red Hill
  • 2009 Cancer Council select exhibition
  • 2007 Sorrento Rotary Art Show
  • 2006 Sorrento Rotary Art Show
  • 2006 McClelland Guild annual exhibition
  • 2005 Sorrento Rotary Art Show
  • 2003 Sorrento Rotary Art Show 1991 Group exhibitions at the Victorian Artists’ Society
  • 1990 Group exhibitions at the Victorian Artists’ Society

Collections (selected)

  • Joseph Brown Collection, 2007. “Grand Master”