JACQUI GRANTFORD


2006 – 2016                  Artist

2002 - 2014                   Illustrator and author

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

 

2017                 Winner 3rd place, Portrait Society of America, Members Prize

2017                 Finalist Fomenar Art Prize, Rome, Italy

2016                 Finalist Hornsby Art Prize

2016                 Winner Melbourne in Cliftons Art Prize

2016                 Semi-finalist Doug Moran Portrait Prize

2016                 Park Art Fair International, Germany, Honourable Mention

2016                 People’s Choice Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize

2015                 Finalist Black Swan Portrait Prize

2015                 Winner Master of Art International exhibition, Architecture Award, London

2015                 Scholarship to attend International Portrait Conference with Portrait Society of America

2015                 Certificate of Excellence Artavita International Art Prize

2014                 Winner People’s Choice Black Swan Heritage Prize, Perth

2014                 Third Place, International Artist Magazine, Landscape Prize

2014                 Semi-finalist Doug Moran Portrait Prize

2014                 Support Stipend, Can Serrat residency, Spain

2014                 Finalist Shirley Hannon Portrait Prize for realism

2014                 Semi-finalist in Arte Laguna Prize in Venice

2014                 Certificate of Excellence in the Portrait Society of America open international competition

2013                 Winner People’s Choice Black Swan Portrait Prize – portrait of Jacki Weaver

2013                 Highly Commended Black Swan Heritage Prize

2013                 Finalist Surrealism prize, Mortimore Art Prize

2013                 Australian Guild of Realist Artists, Winner of the Presidents Challenge

2013                 S.H. Ervin Gallery, Salon de Refuse with portrait of Jacki Weaver

2012                 Winner Surrealism prize, Mortimore Art Prize

2012                 Finalist, Black Swan Portrait Prize

2012                 Finalist, Portia Geach Portrait Prize

2012                 Finalist, Cricket Art Prize

2012                 Finalist, Waverley Art Prize

2012                 Finalist, Xstrata Percival Portrait Award

2011                 Semi-finalist, Charlatan Ink Art Prize in New York. 100 chosen internationally

2011                 Finalist, Corangamarah Art Prize – conceit

2011                 Finalist, Black Swan Portrait Prize

2011                 Finalist, Mortimore Art Prize

2010                 Finalist, Waverley Art Prize

2009                 Finalist Black Swan Portrait Prize with portrait of Jonathon Welch

2009                 Finalist in the ANL Mariners Art Prize

2008                 Finalist, Black Swan Portrait Prize with portrait of Paul Mercurio

2008                 Winner of the ‘Hidden Faces of the Archibald’ exhibition – portrait of Paul Mercurio

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015                 ‘Eclectic Synergy, G3 Artspace, Parkdale

2012                 ‘A Show of Hands’, Chapel off Chapel, Prahran, VIC

2010                 ‘Nancy Bentleigh’, Dromkeen Museum of Childrens’ Literature, Riddell’s Creek, VIC

2008                 ‘A True Person’, Dromkeen Museum of Childrens’ Literature, Riddell’s Creek, VIC

2005                 Children’s illustrations, Dromkeen Museum of Childrens’ Literature, Riddell’s Creek

2004                  ‘Shoes News’, Dromkeen Museum of Childrens’ Literature, Riddell’s Creek, VIC

2003                 ‘Various Farious’, Chisholm Institute, Dandenong, VIC

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016                 Women Painting Women, Burrinja Cultural Centre

2015                 National Gallery of Victoria, Bunyips and Dragons, Australian Children Book Illustrations

2015                 Outstanding Women Artists, Media House Gallery

2014                 El Bruc, Can Serrat artists

2007                 Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava Slovakia

2007                 Ilustrarte Biennial International Exhibition of Children’s book Illustration Portugal

2007                 Warnabool Art Gallery

2004                 Frankston International Music Festival

2004                 Warnabool Art Gallery

2003                 Wyreena Community Arts Centre Exhibition

 

PUBLISHED WORK

 

SELECTED WORKS AS AN ILLUSTRATOR AND AUTHOR

    • The Hush Treasure Book – picture book published by Allen and Unwin
    • Simply Drawing - book and DVD demonstrating drawing techniques
    • Shoes News - Listed in the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge and the Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge.
    • Various Faerious - Allbooks Editor's Choice Award 2003

 

  • Nancy Bentley -  picture book written by Tracey Hawkins, shortlisted Speech Pathology Awards
  • Molly’s Memory Jar - picture book written by Norma Spalding, recommended book Family therapists Award

 

    • A True Person - one of the 250 outstanding new international books for children and young adults that have been selected for The White Ravens 2008, one of the recommended books with the Family therapists Award.

 

  • Squeezy Cuddle Dangly Legs - Recommended book with the Family therapists Award, translated into 8 dialects for the African market.

 

  • Pemberthy Bea -  listed in the Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge.
  • Wishes For One more Day -  Children's Literature's Recommended Books for Grandparents' Day September 2006, NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

International Artist, Feature, Master Artists of the World, Issue 113 Pg 94 to 97

American Art Collector, January 2015, pg 125

International Artist, Edition 97, pg 7

Artist’s Palette, Edition 112, cover and pg 20 to 28

The Art of the Portrait, Issue 60, pg 15

American Art Collector, Issue 106, pg 83

Black Swan Heritage and Portrait Prize, 2013, featured in catalogue and image used on the front of a bus

3 x 3 Illustration Directory, pg 250

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia

Can Serrat, Spain

Dromkeen Museum Children’s Literature Trust Collection, Victoria, Australia

 

MEDIA

Art reviews, interviews and presenting for 3MBS Classical music station 3MBS in Melbourne

 

WEBSITE

www.jacquigrantford.com