Elizabeth Gower



PhD, Monash University. Melbourne.


Master of Arts, RM I T University, Melbourne.


Diploma of Education, Mercer House Teachers College, Melbourne.


Diploma of Art & Design, Prahran College of Advanced Education, Melbourne.


Solo Exhibitions


150 Rotations, VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne

The Cutting Table, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.


Red off-cuts, TCB Art Inc, Melbourne

Monochrome, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.


Cuttings (from New York), Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.

Savings, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.


Amor Infiniti AC (Institute Direct) New York

He loves me, he loves me not AC (Institute Direct) New York.

Genera series 09 Longwood University, Virginia.


Cuttings (from Paris) Sutton Project Space, Melbourne.


Artefacts Galerie 4, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris.

Urban Artefacts Rewak Gallery, University of Sharjah, UAE.

Prismatics ll Bellas Milani Gallery, Brisbane.


Prismatics l Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.


Conversations 1955 - 2005 and Sites 1980 - 2005 VCA Gallery, Melbourne.


Urban Artefacts and Cuttings (from St.Kilda) Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.

Artefacts Bellas Milani Gallery, Brisbane.


Beyond the everyday: the art of Elizabeth Gower 1974 - 2002 Mildura Arts Centre, Hamilton Art Gallery and Wangaratta Exhibition Gallery, Vic.


Beyond the everyday: the art of Elizabeth Gower Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Melbourne.

Line of Thought Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman 1974 - 2002 Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.


Cuttings (from Barcelona) Sutton Gallery, Melborne, & Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.


Artefacts from the 20th Century Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.


Chance or Design Bellas Gallery Brisbane.


Amor Infiniti (works from London) Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.


Variants Arthouse, London.

Genera series Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.

Chance or Design Geelong Art Gallery , Sale Art Gallery, Victoria.


New Work Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.

Chance or Design Mildura Arts Centre, Mornington Peninsular Art Gallery, Shepparton Art Gallery , Benalla Art Gallery, Victoria


Chance or Design Ian Potter Gallery, University of Melbourne.


A Fragile Life Contemporary Art Space, Canberra.


A Fragile Life Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.

Small Works Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.


Beyond the Everyday Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.

Works on Paper Bellas Gallery, Brisbane..


Beyond the Everyday Luba Bilu Gallery, Melbourne.


Found Images Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.


Found Images Lennox Street Gallery, Melbourne.


All Life Long Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne.


City Series Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne.


Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.

Paper works Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne.


Coventry Gallery, Sydney.


Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne.


Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne.


Ewing & George Paton Gallery, Melbourne.

Central Street Gallery, Sydney.


Hawthorn City Art Gallery, Melbourne.


Selected Group Exhibitions


Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Cut With the Kitchen Kife, organised by NETS Victoria.


Less is More, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne.


Black elastic, two umbrellas, a mint leaf and wheels, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne.


Stick It! Collage in Australian Art, National Gallery of Victoria.

Cubism & Australian Art, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne.


Live in the Limo Armory Art Fair, New York.

Material Afterlife Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Michigan.

Take Out Bevard Art Museum, Florida.

6X6X2009 Rochester Contemporary Art Center, New York State.


1000 Drawings Artists Space, New York.

When You Think About Art George Paton Gallery, Melbourne

Into the Closet The Carlton Hotel, Melbourne

Contemporary Australian Collage John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne

Tallis Foundation National Works on Paper Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.


This Crazy Love Linden, Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne.

Paper/Scissors/Rock West Space, Melbourne


Regarding Retro: Reanimations of the Preloved Bundaberg Arts Centre, Qld. Australian National University Student Gallery, ACT.


Regarding Retro: Reanimations of the Preloved Blacktown Arts Centre, NSW. Gladstone Regional Art Gallery, Qld.

Imaging the Apple McClelland Gallery, Vic. University of Sydney Gallery, NSW. Noosa Regional Gallery, Qld. Geelong Art Gallery,Vic.


Imaging the Apple Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Vic.Plimsol Gallery, University of Tasmania. LaTrobe Regional Gallery,Vic. RMIT Project Space, Melb.

120 degrees of Separation, Linden, St.Kilda Contemporary Arts Centre, Melbourne.

Transit Narratives QCA Gallery, Qld. VCA Gallery, Melb. & Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart.


Mesh The Art Gallery, National Institute of Education, Nanyan University, Singapore.

Pen to Pixel Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne.

The Barcelona Studio: Fragments of a brief History Plimsol Gallery, Hobart.

Selections from the Clemenger collection Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.


Fieldwork Australian Art 1968-2002 Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.

ARCO Contemporary Art Fair Madrid.

Transit Narratives Centro per la Arti Vistve & Auronzo di Cadore, Italy.

Good Vibrations: the legacy of Op art in Australia Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne.


Fallout VCA Gallery, Melbourne.

Interactions between Art & Science Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney.

Paperworks Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.


The Retrieved Object Linden Art Centre and Gallery, Melbourne.

Avant Gardism for Children Monash University Gallery, Melbourne.


Clemenger Contemporary Art Award Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne.

Avant-gardism for children University Art Museum, Brisbane.


Metamorphosis Mornington Peninsula Art Gallery.

Nature Cooloola Art Gallery, Queensland..


On the Line Hales Gallery, London.

Gramercy Art Fair Gramacy Hotel, New York.

Beyond the Quilt Maidstone Museum and Art Gallery, London.

Perspecta Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.


The Art of Collecting #2 Linden Arts Centre and Gallery, Melbourne.


Review- works by women from the collection Art Gallery of NSW.

Collectable Eggbeater Plimsoll Gallery, Centre for the Arts, Hobart.

Eve evolution Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW.


Reference Points III: the Immediate Past Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.

Interfaces Art and Technology Griffith University, Brisbane.


The Art of Collecting #1 Linden, St.Kilda Art Centre, Melbourne; Geelong Art Gallery.


Inherited Absolute Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne.

Works on Paper by Contemporary Australian Artists RMIT Gallery,.Melbourne.


Off The Wall - In the Air: A Seventies Selection Monash University Gallery,.Melbourne. Artists Make Books Linden Art Centre and Gallery,.Melbourne.

Embracing Space Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Neighbours Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide.


SPECIAL..it's been done before Luba Bilu Gallery, Melbourne.


The Intimate Object 200 Gertrude Street Gallery, Melbourne.


Moet & Chandon Touring Exhibition all Australian states.

The John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.


Backlash, Australian Drawing Revival: 1976 - 1986 National Gallery of Victoria.

Domestic Contradictions Power Gallery of Contemporary Art; Arts Council Gallery, Canberra; Shepparton Art Gallery and Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide.

10 x 10 Gertrude Street Gallery, Melbourne.


Australian Perspecta Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Gower, Jenyns, Neeson, Wulff Fine Arts Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart.


Isolaustalia Gallerie Lillo & Fondazione Bevilacqua, La Masa, Venice, Italy.

Australiana Galerija Studentskog, Belgrade.

On Site Tasmanian School Art Gallery, Hobart.


The John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Recent Australian Painting: A Survey, 1970-1983 Art Gallery of South Australia


Australian Perspecta Art Gallery of New South Wales.


Drawn and Quartered: Australian Contemporary Paperworks Art Gallery of South Australia.


Three Artists Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne.

John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Biennale of Sydney: European Dialogue Art Gallery of N S W, Sydney.


Selections from the Michell Endowment National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Lost & Found - Objects and Images Ewing and George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne.

Australian Artists Cunningham/Ward Gallery, New York.

Treasures of a Decade, 1968-1978 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Five Melbourne Artists Coventry Gallery, Sydney.

The Map Show Ewing and George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne.


The Women's Show Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide.

Fabric in Art Project 20, Art Gallery New South Wales.


East Coast Drawing -Towards some Definitions Institute Modern Art, Brisbane.


Women in Art Western Australian Institute of Technology, Perth.


Curated Exhibitions


The Retrieved Object Linden: St.Kilda Contemporary Arts Centre, Melbourne.

Excess Baggage VCA Student Gallery Melbourne.


The Art of Collecting #2 (images) Linden Art Centre and Gallery, Melbourne.


The Art of Collecting #1 (objects) Linden Art Centre and Gallery, Melbourne.

The Art of Collecting #1 Geelong Art Gallery.


Inherited Absolute (with Elizabeth Gertsakis) ACCA Melbourne.


The Source Centre for the Arts Gallery, Hobart.


Five Melbourne Artists Coventry Gallery, Sydney.


Awards & Prizes


Australian Postgraduate Award.


Fellowship grant, Australia Council, Visual Arts/Crafts Board

Arts Victoria, Professional Development grant


Project grant, Australia Council, Visual Arts/Crafts Board.

Purchased Mornington Drawing Prize


Project grant, Australia Council, Visual Arts/Crafts Board


Special Projects grant, Australia Council, Visual Arts/Crafts Board


Alliance Francaise Art Fellowship.


Georges Art Prize.


Travel grant, Australia Council, Visual Arts Board.


Lynch Prize for Painting, Toorak Art Gallery. Melbourne




Residency, Australia Council, Visual Arts/Crafts Board, New York Studio, USA.


Residency Dr Denise Hickey studio, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.


Residency, Australia Council Visual Arts/Crafts Board, Barcelona Studio, Spain.


Residency, Australia Council Visual Arts/Crafts Board, Paretaio Studio, Italy.


Public Commissions


Sydney Olympics Super Dome (1000sqm foyer floor).


Panorama Apartments, Melbourne (12 foyer paintings).


City of Port Phillip, with John R. Neeson (sculpture for foyer)


Southgate, Melbourne (painting for lift foyer).


MCG Southern Stand (six banners at entrances).


World Trade Centre, Melbourne (mural above escalator)


Victorian Ministry for the Arts (painted tram).



Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Australian National Gallery, Canberra

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth


Ballarat Fine Arts Gallery, Victoria

Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria

City of Port Phillip, Melbourne

Monash University, Melbourne

Mornington Peninsula Art Gallery, Victoria

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Newcastle Art Gallery, New South Wales

Parliament House collection, Canberra

Sale Regional Arts Centre, Victoria

Shepparton Arts Centre, Victoria

Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

Queensland University of Technology

University of Tasmania, Hobart

Wesfarmers, Melbourne

Private collections, Australia, New York, France, Italy.



Artist's Writing


The Retrieved Object exhibition catalogue, Linden Arts Centre & Gallery, Melbourne.


Building a Picture: Interviews with Australian Artists, pp100-109 McGaw-Hill


Art and Australia Vol 34 No.1"The Paper Chase: An interview with Elizabeth Gower’


The Art of collecting # 2 exhibition catalogue, Linden Arts Cemtre & Gallery , Melbourne.


Chance or Design, exhibition catalogue, Ian Potter Gallery, Melbourne University


The Art of collecting # 1 exhibition catalogue, Linden Art Centre & Gallery, Melbourne.


Agenda 'Artists Wallpapers' 13/14


New Art Three, Profiles in Contemporary Australian Art Craftsman House (P80-83)


Moet and Chandon, exhibition catalogue


Lip, Feminist Arts Journal 1981 (p8-9)


European Dialogue exhibition catalogue, 3rd Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of NSW.


Meanjin "Six Women Artists" No.38 (p 308)


Selected Bibliography


Licata, Christine 'Elizabeth Gower' he loves me, he loves me not, exh. Cat. AC(Institute Direct Chapel) New York, Feb 09

Neeson, John R 'Elizabeth Gower' Amor Infiniti ,exhibition catalogue, AC(Institute Direct Chapel) New York, January 09


Crawford, Ashley Art Around the Galleries The Age 30 August 2008

Modra, Penny 'Into the Closet' Reviews The Australian' 31 August 2008

Nelson, Robert 'The complete package for all to unravel' The Age 18 September 2008

Vivian, Helen, ed. When You Think About Art … The Ewing and George Paton Galleries 1971-2008,  University of Melbourne 2008


Crawford, Ashley This Crazy Love, exhibition catalogue, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne 2007

Dahl, Karee ‘Elizabeth Gower’ exhibition catalogue, Rewak Gallery, University of Sharjah, UAE 2007


Crawford, Ashley ‘Elizabeth Gower’ Art Collector Issue 37 July-Sept 2006

Just, Kate ‘Elizabeth Gower’ eyeline: contemporary visual arts Number 59 2006

Nelson, Robert ‘Exercises in containment and complimentarity’ The Age Metro September 6 2006


Bakehouse, Megan ‘The little things that matter’ Around the Galleries The Age Review 30/7/2005

Hoffman, Ingrid Regarding Retro : reanimations of the preloved exhibition catalogue Blacktown Arts Centre 2005

Morrell, Timothy ‘Elizabeth Gower: 50 Most Collectable Artists’ Australian Art Collector Issue 31 Jan 2005

Morrow, Christine ‘Roll Call’ Inventories exhibition catalogue Margaret Lawrence Galleries at VCA 2005


Bakehouse, Megan ‘Just cut out for her art’ The Age Saturday 20/11/ 2004

Bakehouse, Megan “Elizabeth Gower’ The Age (Melbourne) magazine Nov.2004

Taylor, Alex ‘Search and Resue’ 120 degrees of Separation Linden-St.Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts 2004

Webb, Penny ‘Cut out for success’ The Age Nov 19 2004


Duncan, Jenepher ‘Monash University Collection: shaping spirits’ Monash University Collection: Four Decades of Collecting exhibition catalogue, published 2003

Gallatly. Kelly ‘Beyond the everyday: the art of Elizabeth Gower” Art Monthly No.157 March 2003

Holmes, Jonathon ‘The Barcelona Studio : Fragments of a brief History” exhibition catalogue University of Tasmania 2003

King, Natalie ‘The Retrieved Object’ Like: contmeporary Art magazine No.14 2003

Kunda, Maria ‘In Extraordinary Detail’ The Barcelona Studio exhibition catalogue, University of Tasmania 2003

Lakin, Shaune ‘Elizabeth Gower’ Art & Australia 40th Anniversary Issue. Winter Vol. 40. No. 4. 2003

Leahy, Cathy ‘Elizabeth Gower’ Pen to Pixel : On Paper exhibition catalogue, NGV: Ian Potter Centre 2003

Parr, Adrian ‘The Politics of Immersion in the work of Elizabeth Gower’Eyeline: contemporary visual arts, No 50, 2003


Bakehouse, Megan ‘US critic finds a lot to enthuse about’ The Age Review 23/10 2002.

Burke, Janine ‘All that is solid melts away” Beyond the everyday exh.cat, Glen Eira City Council Gallery 2002

Clayburn, Anna, ‘Elizabeth Gower. Artist Profile’ Art Bank Issue 6. 2002

Holmes, Jonathon, “Am I or is Australia Far Away’ Transit Narratives exhibition catalogue,Queensland College of Arts Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts & Tasmanian School of Art Gallery 2002

Nelson, Robert, ‘Making art from exquisite rubbish’ The Age 2/11/2002

O’Halloran, David. “Lost to be Found’ Beyond the everyday exhibition catalogue, Glen Eira City Council Gallery 2002

Smith, Jason, ‘No Compass: a postscript to fieldwork ‘Fieldwork: Australain Art 1968-2002’ exh.cat. NGV: Australia2002

Stanhope, Zara, ‘Seeking the Op-timal Language’ Good Vibrations exhibition catalogue, Heide MOMA 2002

Williams, Linda, ‘In the Cabinets of Science: Elizabeth Gower’s reflections on taxonomy’Beyond the everyday exhibition catalogue, Glen Eira City Council Gallery 2002


Munster, Anna, ‘Symmetry and its Dissimilarities Intersections of Art and Science exh.cat Ivan Dougherty Gallery 2001


Nelson,Robert, ‘Rebirth of the cool’ The Age 5/3/2000

Olvert, Merle, ‘The Body of Work : Elizabeth Gower’ NSW Department of Education and Training 2000


Gott, Ted, ‘Urban Inventories’ Clemenger Contemporary Art Award exhibition catalogue, Heide, MOMA 1999

Nicholson, Helen, ‘Avant-Gardism for Children’ exhibition catalogue, University of Queensland 1999

Timms, Peter, ‘Art of pseudo-science’ The Age 21/4/1999


Catalano, Gary, Building a Picture: Interviews with Australian Artists, pp100-109 McGaw-Hill 1997

McDonald, John, ‘Sowing the seeds of a new vision’ Sydney Morning Herald 23/8/1997

Michael, Linda, Australian Perspecta , exhibition catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney 1997

Radnay, Charles, ‘Gower cuts graphic view of the world’ Geelong Adviser 20/2/1997


Camilleri, Rosie, ‘There’s a chance these designs will appeal’ Sunraysia Daily 5/2/1996

Catalano, Gary, ‘The Paper Chase’ An interview with Elizabeth Gower. Art and Australia Vol 34 No.1 1996

Marsh, Anne, ‘Gower’s tiny slice of life’ The Herald Sun 11/9/1996

McKenzie, Robyn, ‘Creative insights’ The Age 4/1996

Shingleton, Colin, ‘When the Artist writes’ Art Monthly May No. 89.1996

Wilson, Kevin, ‘1000 hot chocolates later’ 10 Years 1986- 1996 Linden Arts Centre and Gallery 1996


Gates, Merryn, Chance or Design exhibition catalogue, Ian Potter Gallery Melbourne University 1995

Green, Charles, Peripheral Vision: Contemporary Australian Art 1970-1995 Craftsman House 1995

McAuliffe, Chris, “Eyes on the Ball: Images of Australian Rules Football’ Art & Australia Vol 32. No.4 1995

McKenzie. Robyn, ‘Reinvention of a natural argument’ The Age 6/12/1995

Rooney, Robert, ‘Elizabeth Gower’ Melbourne Art The Australian 1/12/1995


Williamson, Clare, ‘A Voluptuous Labour’ Beyond the Everyday & Fragile Life exh.cat. Contemporary Art Space, ACT 1994

Shingleton, Colin, ‘A Fragile Life’ Agenda: Aust. Contemporary Art Magazine No34. 1994


Nelson, Robert, ‘The Art of Collecting’ Agenda, Australian Contemporary Art Magazine Issue 32 1993

Rooney, Robert, ‘Order appeals in throw-away paraphernalia’ The Australian Weekend Review 15/5/1993


Gertsakis, Elizabeth, Inherited Absolute. exhibition catalogue, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 1992

Kirby, Sandy, ‘The Subject of Art and Craft’ Sight Lines : Women’s Art and Feminist Perspectives in Australia Craftsman House/Gordon and Breach 1992

Rooney, Robert, ‘Boom goes the art of parenthood’ The Australian Weekend Review 15/8/1992


Kirker, Anne, "Elizabeth Gower’ Beyond the everyday exhibition catalogue, Queensland Art Gallery 1991

Women’s Art Register, 9 contemporary Australian Women Artists Nonagon Women’s Art register 1991 


Burke, Janine, Field of Vision : A Decade of Change: Women's Art in the 70's, Viking/Penguin Books1990

Catalano, Gary, 'Paradoxes of Imagery and Realism’ The Age 19/6/1990

Elliot, Hannah, ‘Elizabeth Gower’ Tension Contemporary Art Magazine No.23. 1990

McIntyre, Arthur, Contemporary Australian Collage and Its Origins Craftsman House 1990

Philp, Angela, ‘Forget the fictions, the vibrant art is all’ The Weekend Australian 6/1/1990

Rooney, Robert, ‘Re-cycled artworks should keep conservation department happy’ The Australian 8/12/1990

Zimmer, Jenny, ‘France beckons for Moet winner’ The Sunday Herald 2/12/1990


Millar, Ronald, 'An Exhibition of Private Arts' The Herald 15/2/1989


Catalano, Gary, 'Calm in the Face of Sublime' The Age 30/9/1987

Ewington, Julie, Domestic Contradictions exhibition catalogue, Power Gallery of Contemporary Art 1987

Millar, Ronald, ‘Elizabeth Gower’ The Herald Magazine 7/10/1987

Petelin, George, 'An Inspiring celebration with rich exuberance' The Australian 19/6/1987

Rooney, Robert, 'Cursory curating is such a doodle' The Australian 12/12/1987

Smith, Terry, ‘Domestic art: when the inside comes out’ Times on Sunday 5/7/1987

Williams, Donald, ‘Contemporary Art 1960s –80s’In Our Own Image: the Story of Australian Art McGaw-Hill 1987

Woolcock, Phillis, 'Variety- six artists in three galleries' Courier Mail 25/6/1987


Gott, Ted, Backlash: The Australian Drawing Revival exhibition catalogue, National Gallery of Victoria 1986

Lynn, Elwyn, 'Chance to test penchant for drawing' The Australian 19/4/1986

McDonald, John, 'Drawings catch a glimpse of thought' Sydney Morning Herald 11/4/1986


Austen, Gayle, ‘A pleasant haunt for artists’ The Sun 24/1/1985

Blackall, Judith, Isolaustralia, exhibition catalogue, Gallerie Lillo, Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, Italy 1985

Holmes, Jonathon, Isolaustralia exhibition catalogue, Gallerie Lillo, Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, Venice 1985

Holmes, Jonathon, ‘Elizabeth Gower’ Perspecta exhibition catalogue, Art Gallery of New South Wales 1985

Lynn, Elwyn, 'Favourites, censore and other monsters' The Australian 2/11/1985

Murphy, Bernice, Australian Perspecta exhibition catalogue, Art Gallery of New South Wales 1985

St Leger, Deborah, 'Gower, Jenyns, Neeson, Wulff'’ Art Network 16, winter 1985


Burke, Janine, "Women's Art and Feminist Criticism’ Anything Goes: Art in Australia 1970 –1980 Art & Text 1984

Corlett, Denise, Changing Hemispheres: Two eras of Australian Art Abroad exh.cat. Melbourne University 1984

Cramer, Sue, 'Works on Paper’ The Age 6/12/1984

Holmes, Jonathon, “Elizabeth Gower : All Life Long” On Site exhibition catalogue, Tasmanian School of Art 1984

Millar, Ronald, 'Fine Art for Xmas' The Herald 6/12/1984

Rooney, Robert, 'Bridging the Gap between the artist and the academic' The Age 3/12/1984

Taylor, Paul, Anything Goes. Art in Australia 1970 –1980 Art & Text 1984


Holloway, Memory, 'Senbergs finds a rich seam of meaning' The Age 15/11/1983

Millar, Ronald, 'A Dramatic Picture'The Herald 10/11/1983

Radford, Ron, Recent Australian Painting: A Survey 1970-1983 exhibition catalogue, Art Gallery of S.A. 1983

Stavrianos, Wendy, "Elizabeth Gower - Nylon Tubes in folded newsprint’ Art and Australia, No1. 1983


Bates, Elizabeth, "Elizabeth Gower’ Semper 3 4/1982

Langer, Gertrude, 'Small with Important Statement' Courier Mail 23/3/1982

Makin, Jeffery, 'New artists cause a stir’ The Sun 1982

McWhinney, Angela, 'Elizabeth Gower Discussion Evening', FASS Broadsheet University of Melbourne 13/9/1982

Millar, Ronald, 'The Best of Banyule' The Herald 12/8/1982


Borlase, Nancy, 'The Answer to the Biennale is Good' Sydney Morning Herald 30/5/1981

Borlase, Nancy, 'Women's Work Takes Wing’ Sydney Morning Herald 1/8/1981

Lynn, Elwyn, 'If you can't stand the tweet get out of the kitchen' The Australian 1/9/1981

McGrath, Sandra, 'Perspecta 81' The Australian 30/5/1981

Murphy, Bernice, Australian Perspecta exhibition catalogue, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1981


Bonython, Kim, Modern Australian Painting 1975 - 1980, Rigby Limited. 1980

Burke, Janine, "Bringing it all Back Home’ Art and Australia 18, winter 1980

Fraser, Alison, 'Wedges, fans and books from art's poor relation' The Australian 1/9/1980

.Makin, Jeffery, ‘Elizabeth’s a risen star in art’ The Sun 1980

McCulloch, Alan, 'Risen Star' The Herald 28/8/1980

Rooney, Robert, 'Sorting out Paperwork' The Age 27/8/1980


Abrahams, Christine, “Women in Art” Bulletin National Gallery Society August 1979

Borlase, Nancy, One great scoop’ The Sydney Morning Herald 14/4/1979

Catalano, Gary, "The Withheld and the Unmasked" Art and Australia 17, Dec 1979

Eagle, Mary, 'Ideologies of an Art Revolution' The Age 25/8/1979

Eagle, Mary, 'Artists in an Era of Little Belief' The Age 29/12/1979

Makin, Jeffery, ‘Nolan: a look at those first years' The Sun 1/8/1979

McCulloch, Alan, 'Visual Excitement' The Herald 2/9/1979

McGrath, Sandra, ‘A rather by the way Biennale’ The Australian Magazine 14/4/1979

Trevorrow, Mark, 'More Women should have a place’ The Sun April, 1979


Burke, Janine, Lost & Found - Objects & Images exhibition catalogue, Ewing & George Paton Galleries 1978

Eagle, Mary, 'Prize Goes to Odd Man Out' The Age 2/5/1978

Eagle, Mary, ‘Show maps out the new style’ The Age 17/5/78

Eagle, Mary, ‘Pacesetter shows some of its best’ The Age Oct.1978

Lindsay, Robert, ‘Elizabeth Gower’Treasures of a Decade: 1968 –1978 exh. cat.National Gallery of Victoria 1978

Makin, Jeffery, 'The Best 10 from the National' The Sun 23/8/1978

Makin, Jeffery, ‘Incredible work with a shutter’ The Sun 18/10/1978

McCulloch, Alan, 'Prize of Great Pioneer’ The Herald 4/5/1978

McCulloch, Alan, ‘Consumer objects lost and found’ The Herald Oct. 1978

McGrath, Sandra, 'A tough intellectual stringency' The Australian 17/6/1978

Sturgeon, Graeme, ‘Back to school’ The Australian 31/10/1978


Burke, Janine, ‘A skill that borders on magic’ Melbourne Times 7/1977

Burke, Janine, ‘Deneutralizing the mainstream: Three Women Abstract Painters’ Arts Melbourne 5, 1977

Gilchrist, Maureen, ‘Refreshing solo show’ The Age 22/6/1977

Makin, Jeffery, ‘2 paths for the young’ The Sun 6/7/1977

Millar, Ronald, 'Flawed but not a folly' The Herald 23/6/1977.

Sturgeon, Graeme, 'Weaving a Paper Spell' The Australian 2/7/1977


Borlase, Nancy, 'Vintage Leger’ Sydney Morning Herald 27/5/1976

Burke, Janine, Lifting a Thin Veil' Melbourne Times 8/8/1976

Gilchrist, Maureen, 'Women top the local art scene this week' The Age 1/9/1976

Gilchrist, Maureen, 'Facing the Issues' The Age 8/9/1976.

Gilchrist, Maureen, ‘Women painters shine’ The Age Dec.1976

Makin, Jeffery, 'But where is the opinion?' The Sun 1/9/1976.

McCulloch, Alan, 'Enigmatic Women’ The Herald 2/9/1976

Owen, Wendy, 'The Art of Paperwork' The Age 3/9/1976

Sturgeon, Graeme, 'Rich and Fragile' The Australian 11/9/1976


Makin, Jeffery, ‘‘New naturalism in hybrid offshoot’ The Sun 7/1975

McCulloch, Alan, ‘Masterpieces may stagger you’ The Herald 1975


Mayhead, Gerald, 'Out of the Drama - Art' The Herald 13/8/1973.