Edith Cowlishaw
 
Edith Cowlishaw - Represented by Artsite Gallery
Edith Cowlishaw has been long recognised as a master Australian Artist printmaker. A recognition that has been gained over a lifetime of dedication to the technique of etching and her enduring bush walking passion. This relationship with the native flora and bush landscape of Australia is evoked in her detailed intaglio drawings of the delicate native plants and flowers, often overlooked, hidden in the undergrowth of the bush.

Cowlishaws' passion for the bush echoes with bush walkers world wide. Her Mastery of technique and aesthetic is obvious; it is both a great recommendation of, and recognition for, her skills as printmaker and artist, that her work is represented in the personal collection of the Japanese Royal family.



Biographical References:
Germaine, Max. A Dictionary of Women Artists of Australia, Craftsman House, 1991 p. 95
Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. P. 143
Verbeek, Ann (ed.). Directory 1988: Australian artists producing prints, Melbourne: Print Council of Australia, 1989 p. 25
Edith Cowlishaw: Australian Art and Artists File
Collections:
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
The MAGAM Collection, Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Sydney NSW
Art Gallery of NSW
The Portland Collection, Lithgow City, NSW
The Coles Myer Collection of Australian Art
Private Collections:
Royal Family, Tokyo Royal Palace, Japan; Korea; Australia, and Internationally.
   
Solo Exhibitions:

2015   Edith Cowlishaw - Etchings, Artsite Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2007   Impressions on Paper Gallery, Canberra
2006, 03, 00, 1998, 95, 93, 84, 82    Gallery 460, Gosford
1993, 90    Breewood Galleries, Katoomba
1989, 86, 84    Richard King Gallery, Woolloomooloo
1989   Burns Kaldy, Newcastle
1988    Freeman Gallery, Hobart
1983   Villeui Gallery, Southport
Maitland City Gallery
Drill Hall, Canberra
1982,79,78    Barry Stem Galleries, Sydney
1981   Ontario Gallery, Canada
1980    Cook's Hill Gallery, Newcastle
1978   City Gallery, Brisbane
1976   Kabuki, Gallery, Sydney
1971   Workshop Arts Centre, Sydney
   
Group Exhibitions: (Recent Selected)

2016, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11   Artsite Gallery Sydney, NSW

2016   Portland Art Exhibition Retrospective, Eskbank House & Museum, Lithgow, NSW

2013   25x25: Contemporary Japanese & Australian Printmaking, Japan Foundation Gallery, Sydney
2012   Sydney Printmakers Touring Exhibition, Maitland Regional Gallery, Maitland.
2011   Hot Off The Press, 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Manly Art Gallery, Manly
Sydney Printmakers Touring Exhibition, Moree Plains Regional Gallery, Moree.
2010   Sydney Printmakers, Atelier Skara, Norway
2009   From Print to Print, Hardware Gallery, Enmore
2008   Identity, Atelier Skara, Norway, celebrating 20 years of Atelier Skara
2008, 07   Taylor Galleries, Summer Hill, Sydney NSW
2007   Animal Logic, Impressions on Paper Gallery, Canberra, Marianne Newman Gallery, Sydney.
2006   45 years, Sydney Printmakers, S.H.Ervin Gallery, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
2005   Collaboration, Gosford Regional Gallery, Tweed Heads Regional Gallery, Noosa Regional Gallery
2004   Scratch, Pull, Grind and Scrape, Grafton Regional Gallery
2003   Scratch, Pull, Grind and Scrape, Mosman Gallery
2002   Beyond the Surface, UTS Gallery, Sydney
International Graphics, Atelier Skara, Norway
2001   Signs and Secrets, Port Macquarie Hastings Regional Gallery
2000   Surface tension, Hazelhurst Gallery
1999   Revelations, UTS Gallery, Sydney
Grabados
, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chile
1998   Text, 37th Annual Members Exhibition, Sir Herman Black Gallery, Sydney
Sydney Printmakers Travelling North, Lake Russell Gallery,Coffs Harbour
1997   36th Annual Members Exhibition, Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney
Expose, Sir Herman Black Gallery, Sydney
1996   Cultural Identities, Guiyang City Art Gallery, China
Borderlines, Arts Workshop Gallery
Sydney Printmakers, Burnie Regional Gallery, Tasmania
35th Annual Members Exhibition, Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney
1995    Borderlines, Spiral Arm, Gallery, Canberra
1994   Cultural Identities, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney
1993   Identity and the Environment, Sir Herman Black Gallery, Sydney
   
Awards:

2010, 1994, 89    Currabubula Red Cross Art Prize, NSW
1979    Bathurst Art Prize
    
Publications/Reviews/Citations:

   Jane Lee, Pressing the point of local Printmaking, The Epoch Times, Edition 305, Arts page 23. Aug 8, 2011.
Germaine, Max. A Dictionary of Women Artists of Australia, Craftsman House, 1991 p. 95
Germaine, Max. Artists & Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, 3rd Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. P. 143
Verbeek, Ann (ed.). Directory 1988: Australian artists producing prints, Melb: Print Council of Australia, 1989 p. 25
Edith Cowlishaw: Australian Art and Artists File
   Pressing the point of local printmaking, The Epoch Times, Arts Aug 3-9, 2011 p. 23
Craft Arts International - editions 48-49 2000 - Page 106-107
Craft Arts, February-April, page 9. 1988
The Medical Journal of Australia, Volume 143, issues 8-13, 1885 page 596
Big Rewards.. Antiques and Art -Special Investment Guide, The Sydney Morning Herald - Oct 11, 1981 p.61-62
Contemporary Australian Printmakers, Franz Kempf. Landsdowne 1976 p. 130
Don't Throw in the Sponges, The Sydney Morning Herald - Aug 11, 1972, p.16
    
Collections:

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
The MAGAM Collection, Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Sydney NSW
Art Gallery of NSW
The Coles Myer Collection of Australian Art
BRAG Collection, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW
    
Private Collections:

Royal Family, Tokyo Royal Palace, Japan; Korea; Australia, and Internationally
   
   

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