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Patrice Wills

Patrice Wills

Patrice’s extensive professional background working and training in the realms of visual arts, education and health is evident in work that is life-deep...

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Patrice’s extensive professional background working and training in the realms of visual arts, education and health is evident in work that is life-deep, reflecting and exploring the human condition and spirit. In the manner of the symbolists Patrice is interested in the psyche, relationships, culture and identity, restaging known narratives through a feminist lens using the sensuous materiality of paint and an intuitive process.  Patrice paints her connection to people and places resulting in work soaked in feeling and mood. Patrice’s expressive painterly work has been exhibited throughout NSW and has found its way to private collections in Australia and the United States. 

Academic Qualifications (selected) 


1990 B.A Visual Arts (Painting Major) University of Western Sydney 
1995 Post Graduate Diploma Secondary Education University of Western Sydney 
1998 Bachelor Counselling Honours University of New England
2001 Cert 1V Training and Assessment TAFE NSW                                                                    

Creative Professional Experience (selected) 
1995 – 2005 Community Arts worker and Adolescent Mental Health Specialist Western Sydney Area Health Service and Wentworth Area Health Service 
2005 – 2015 Visual Arts Teacher Association of Independent Schools 
2016 -2018 Australian Indigenous Education Foundation Advisor 

Exhibitions 

2018 

  • ‘Size Doesn’t Matter’ Group exhibition  
      The Edge Project, Edgecliff
  • ‘All We Can’t See Project’ 
      Forty five Downstairs Gallery, Melbourne
  • CHAS Annual Orange Blossom Festival Art Exhibition
  • Kings 38th Annual Art Show and Art Prize. Kings School North Parramatta 
  • ArtEst End of Year Exhibition. Leichhardt 

2019 

  • 'postFRESH' Group exhibition. Gallery 371 Marrickville 
  • 'Wish You Were Here' Group exhibition. ME Artspace. Crows Nest
  • 'Friends Annual and Focus Exhibition'. Campbelltown Art Centre. Campbelltown
  • 'HerStory' Group exhibition. Art Gallery on Darling. Balmain 
     

ArtPrizes  

2016 - BDAS Watercolour Prize 
2017 - Finalist Waverly Woollahra Landscape Prize 
2018 

  • Camden Art Prize 
  • Finalist Hunters Hill Art Prize.
  • Finalist Northbridge Art Prize. Gallery 307 
  • Finalist Waverley Woollahra Landscape Prize. Woollahra 

2019 

  • Brunswick 50sq Art Prize. Brunswick St Gallery. Fitzroy. Victoria 
  • Finalist 29th CASS 'Art of Sydney' Awards Exhibition. Australian National Maritime Museum. Darling Harbour 
  • Camden Art Prize 
  • Singleton Art Prize 
     

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