Vivienne Binns

 

Born 1940 Wyong, NSW. Lives and works, Canberra, ACT. 

 

Education 

     1991 

Artists Studio, Tokyo Japan.

     1982 

Artist in Community Training Program, Bowral, NSW.

     1980 

Visited Burma, Malaysia, Thailand, Sumatra.

     1977 - 78 

New York and England, Visual Arts Board Travel Grant.

     1969 

Television Course, Gore Hill Technical College.

     1958 - 62

Diploma in Painting and Drawing, National Art School, Sydney.

  

Solo Exhibitions

     2014

New Work, Milani Gallery, Brisbane

     2011

Everything new is old again, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne

     2010

Recent Paintings and Drawings from the Sixties, Milani Gallery, Brisbane

     2008  

Everything old is new again, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.

     2006 - 07  

Vivienne Binns, touring exhibition: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart; Drill Hall Gallery, ANU, Canberra, Penrith Regional Gallery, Penrith, NSW & Bathurst Regional Gallery, Bathurst, NSW.  

     2006  

Translating: In memory of unknown artists, Bellas Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

     2005 

Some New, Some Old, Some Collaborations, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.

     2004

Vivienne Binns, Twenty First Century Paintings, The Cross Art Projects, Sydney.

     2004 

Painting formulas, Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra.

     2003

In Chaos and order, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.

     2001

New work, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.

New work, Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra.

     1999

PATTERNING: In memory of unknown artist, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.

Translations: Remembering unknown artists, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.

     1997

Heroes, God, my father and me, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.

     1996

Slicing History in the Pacific, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.

In Memory of the Unknown Artist and Others, Watters Gallery, Sydney.

     1995

Pacific Strands, Australian Girls Own Gallery, Canberra.

     1994

Pacific Parts, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.

Pacific Parts, Watters Gallery, Sydney.

Surfacing in the Pacific, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.

     1992

Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.

     1990

Drawings of God, Tower of Babel, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.

     1988

Miniature Paintings, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.

     1987

Miniature Paintings, Watters Gallery, Sydney.

     1985

Watters Gallery, Sydney..

     1973

Enamel Panels, University of Tasmania, Hobart and Raffins Gallery, Orange.

     1971

Funky Enamel Ashtrays, Watters Gallery, Sydney.

     1967

Watters Gallery, Sydney.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

   

 2017
Unfinished Business: Perspectives on Art and Feminism, AACA, Melbourne    

 2016

Painting. More Painting, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

     2015
Pop to Popism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

      2014

Binns + Valamanesh, Casula Powerhosue, Western Sydney
NOT ALL BY ME, TBC art inc, Melbourne

     2012
Negotiating this World: Contemporary Australian Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

    2011
Ten Years of Contemporary Australian Art: The James C. Sourris AM Collection, Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland

    2010
Stick It! Collage in Australian Art, Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

     2009
Clemenger Contemporary Art Award, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

   2007

Cross Currents: Focus on Contemporary Australian Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. 

     2005

Superspective, Canberra Contemporary Artspace, Canberra.

CCAS Manuka Drawing Award, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra.

     2004

Surface Indicators, ANU School of Art, Canberra.

     2003

Shit (Collaborations with Derek O'Connor and Geoff Newton), Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra.

     2003  

Hung, Drawn and Quartered: Twenty Five Years, Twenty Five Artists, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney.

     2000

Suburb, Museum of Sydney.

On the Brink: Abstraction in the 90s, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne.

     1997  

Patterning; Layers of Meaning in Contemporary Art, Asialink touring exhibition.

I had a dream: Australian art of the 1960s, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

     1996  

Women Hold Up Half the Sky: The Orientation of Art in the Post-War Pacific, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne.

     1995

1968, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

Island to Island: Australia to Cheju, Cheju Pre-Biennale, Korea.

1995  

Artist Editions, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.

Remain in Light, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney.

     1991

Frames of Reference; Aspects of Feminism and Art, Pier 4/5, Sydney.

     1989

Tower of Babel, Miniature Paintings and group work with 29 contributors, Watters Gallery, Sydney.

25 Year Aniversary Exhibition, Watters Gallery and Regional Galleries.

ARX 89, Australian and Regional Artist Exchange, PICA and AGWA, Perth, WA.

Group Theme Exhibition, Oz Art Gallery, Newcastle, NSW.

     1988

20 by 20 Crafts in Society 1970 - 1990, NSW Crafts Council travelling exhibition.

     1986 - 88 

Country-City Connections, artist in community project, North Sydney council.

     1987

Contemporary Art in Australia-A Review, Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane.

     1986

Hugh Williamson Prize exhibition, City of Ballarat Fine Art Gallery.

     1985 - 86

Exhibition for Young Travellers, Australian National Gallery, Canberra.

     1981 - 83 

Full-Flight, artist-in-community in the central western region of NSW. The region covers  approximately 60,000 square miles with 40-50 towns.

     1982

Biennale of Sydney, AGNSW, Sydney.

Vision in Disbelief Acquistions 1973-83, University Art Museum, Qld University.

Eureka, ICA Gallery, London.

     1981

Australian Perspecta, AGNSW.

Mothers' Memories, Others' Memories, Final exhibition,Westpoint Shopping Plaza, Blacktown, Penrith Shopping Centre, Windsor Library.

     1980

Mothers' Memories, Others' Memories, Blacktown Artist in Community and Participation Project - Watters Gallery, Sydney, Ewing and George Paton Galleries, University of Melbourne.

     1979

Mothers' Memories, Others' Memories, John Clark Gallery, University of NSW,  Artist in Community and Participation Project, Blacktown Municipality, NSW.

Assisted Frank Watters with Upper Hunter Valley Environmental Project and exhibiton, Muswellbrook, NSW.

Mother's Day, group performance at Watters Gallery.

     1978

A Powerful Lecture, collaborative performance by the Women's Art group, F.A.Dept. University of Sydney.

     1977

Scenes From the Highway of Life,William Angliss Memorial Prize Exhibition, NGV.

     1976

Portraits of Women in Enamel, with Marie McMahon, Watters Gallery, Sydney, Ewing and George Paton Galleries, University of Melbourne, Fantasia Gallery, Canberra.

     1974

The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Quick Brow, performance with Aleks Danko and Mark Underwood, Maquarie University, Sydney.

     1972

Environment HTCT with Tim Burns, University of Sydney.

The Jo Bonomo Story - A Show of Strength, a group happening, Watters Gallery.

See That My Grave's Kept Green, evening of songs, Watters Gallery, Sydney.

The Artsmobile Project, Grafton and Woollongong, NSW.

     1971

Woom, environmental lightshow with Roger Foley (Ellis D Fogg), Watters Gallery.

 

Awards & Prizes

     1990 - 93 

Australian Artists Creative Fellowship.

     1986 

Ros Bower Memorial Award for Visionary Contribution to Community Art.

     1983 

Order of Australia Medal for Service to Art and Craft.

   

Selected Bibliography

Barron, Sonia The Canberra Times (Panorama), December 20, 1997.

Berriman, Ann 'Vivienne Binns', Craft Australia, no.3,1980.

Best, Sue 'Vivienne Binns and Friends, Tower of Babel', Eyeline, no.13, 1990.

Binns, Vivienne,(ed.) 'Community in the Arts', History, Theory, Practice Australian Perspective, Pluto, Sydney.

Binns,Vivienne articles and artists' statements in issues of Lip, Melbourne, 1976,1977,1980.

Binns,Vivienne 'Mothers' Memories, Others' Memories', Tharunka,University of NSW Student Union, May 28, 1979,pp.11-13.

Binns, Vivienne 'A Brief History of an Art Practice in Community Contexts' and Barbara Hanna,'Community Art a Feminist Challenge', Artlink, vol.10, no.3, Spring 1990.

Bromfield, David “Artspeak spoken here”, The West Australian (Big Weekend), January 10, 1988.

Burke, Janine Field of Vision: A Decade of Change, Womens Art in the Seventies, Viking, Penguin Books, Melbourne, 1990.

Burke, Janine Artist Statement in Six Women Artists, Meanjin, vol 38, no.3, Melbourne 1979.

Clark, Deborah 'Vivienne Binns Surfacing in the Pacific', Eyeline, no.22/23, 1993.

'Collaboration, Artists Working Collectively', Art & Text, vol.1, Melbourne 1981.

Drury, Neville (ed) New Art Two: New Directions in Australian Art, Craftsman House, 1988.

Ewington, Julie 'Enduring Patterns: The Art of Vivienne Binns', Australian Art Monthly,no.51, 1992.

Garlick, Beverley 'Interview with Vivienne Binns', Refractory Girl, no.8, March 1975.

Green, Charles Peripheral Vision, Contemporary Australian Art 1970-1994, Craftsman House, Sydney, 1995.

Hanna, Barbara 'Vivienne Binns', Honit Soit, 30 April, 1985.

Hull, A., and Binns, V. Community Art Directory, Australia Council, Nth Sydney, 1985.

Kerr, Joan 'The Art of Vivienne Binns', Art and Australia, vol.30, no.3, 1993.

Kirby, Sandy Sight Lines: Womens Art and Feminist Perspectives in Australia, Craftsman House, Australia, 1992.

Lippard, Lucy 'Out of Control: Australian Art on the Left', Village Voice (New York), 19-10-82.

Mendelsosohn, J The Australian, August 23, 1996.

Paroissien, Leon (ed) Australian Art Review, William Warner, 1982.

Sullivan, Graeme Seeing Australia, Views of Artists and Art Writers, Piper Press, Sydney, 1994.

Taylor, Paul Anything Goes. Art in Australia 1970-1980, Melbourne, 1984.

'Vision in Disbelief', Biennale of Sydney, ex.cat., 1982, AGNSW. 

 

Collections

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.

Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra.

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville.

Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.

University Art Gallery, Queensland University, Brisbane.

Wesfarmers, Perth.