Australian Art


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Born Adelaide, South Australia
1974-77 Graduated South Australian School of Art, Adelaide

Solo Exhibitions

1983 Round Space Gallery, Adelaide
1986 Heads Above Water, S.A. School of Art Gallery, Adelaide;
1986 Heads Above Water, University of Tasmania, Hobart.
1986 Annette Bezor, Roslyn Oxley 9,Sydney. .
1988 Beyond the Veil, Roslyn Oxley 9,Sydney
1988 Beyond the Veil, Contemporary Art Centre,Adelaide.
1989 Hocus Pocus, Luba Bilu Gallery, Melbourne.
1990 Idol Oratory, Roslyn Oxley 9, Sydney;
1990 Annette Bezor, Luba Bilu Gallery, Melbourne
1991 Annette Bezor 1980-1991 A Survey, Contemporary Art Centre,Adelaide;
1991 Imago Ignota,Luba Bilu Gallery,Melbourne
1992 Roslyn Oxley 9, Sydney.
1993 Luba Bilu Gallery 2, Melbourne
1994 Adelaide Festival Exhibition, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide.
1995 Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne.
1997 Blind, Greenaway Art Gallery,Adelaide
1997 Builder of Bridges Robert Lindsay Gallery,Melbourne
1999 Annette Bezor Greenaway Art Gallery
1999 SurFace Tension Robert Lindsay Gallery,Melbourne
2001 Robert Lindsay Gallery,Melbourne
2002 Blush Institute of Modern Art.,Brisbane
2002 Cloning as ultimate appropriation. Greenaway Art Gallery,Adelaide
2003 Annette Bezor. Florence Lynch Gallery. New York
2004 If Looks could Kill. Brian Moore gallery. Sydney

Group Exhibitions

1977 Young Artists Exhibition, Festival Centre, Adelaide.
1978 Round Space Members, Union Gallery, Universtity of Adelaide.
1980 Micro Show, Contemporary Art Society, Adelaide.
Tarot Card, Contemporary Art Society, Adelaide.
The Real Thing, Contemporary Art Society, Adelaide.
Maude Vizard Wholohan Art Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of S.A.,
1981 John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize Exhibition, National Gallery
of Victoria, Melbourne.
1983 John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize Exhibition,National Gallery of Victoria
1983 Australian Perspecta 83, Art Gallery of N.S.W., and Australian
1983 Against The Wall,Young Contemporary Artists. NGV
1984 Private Symbol, Social Metaphor: 5th Biennale of Sydney, Art
Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney;,
1984, Adelaide Artists,Festival Fringe Centre,Adelaide
; Round Space at the Royal Society,
1985 On the Beach, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1987 Chaos 11, Touring Group Exhibition 1;
Voyage of Discovery,Australian Painting and Sculpture,Crescent Gallery,Dallas
Here and There, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne
1988 The Cocktail Party, Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery, Sydney
1989 Mindscapes, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
1990 The Complex Picture, College Gallery, S.A.CAE., Adelaide;
New Directions, Vincent Gallery, Adelaide;
Art Dock, Noumea, New Caledonia
1991 The Intimate Experience, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
1992 Third Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
The Nude 1992 - Sara Weis Award, Heide Park and Art Gallery,
Melbourne Review 1992, Luba Bilu Gallery, Melbourne
Sir John Sulman Prize Exhibition,Art Gallery of NSW,Sydney
1992 Autumn Salon, Grand Palais, Paris, France;
The Sir John Sulman Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of N.S.W., Sydney
1993 The Portia Geach Memorial Award Exhibition, S.H. Ervin Gallery,
1994 John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize Exhibition, National Art Gallery of
1996 ARCO‚96-(International Art Fair),Greenaway Art Gallery,
1997 Still life -Still lives‚ Art Gallery of South Australia
1998 Adelaide Festival Exhibition, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
ARCO‚98-(International Art Fair),Greenaway Art Gallery, Madrid, Spain
1999 Portia Geach Memorial Award exhibition- Sydney
2000 Warm Filters Telstra Adelaide Festival of Arts ,Adelaide
2000 New Thinking is Rare‚Country Arts SA Touring exhibition
2001 Orbit SA Museum Gallery,Adelaide
2002 Erotica Metro 5 Gallery,Melbourne
2002 Sulman Prize Exhibition, Art gallery of New South Wales
2004 ARCO, 2004-( International Art Fair ), Greenaway Art Gallery, Madrid, Spain

Awards, Grants and Commissions

1977 John Christie Wright Memorial Prize for Life Drawing and Painting
1980 Co-winner, Maude Vizard Wholohan Art Prize, Art Gallery of S.A.
1982 Standard Grant, Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council;
Commission, Government of S.A. - two paintings for entrance foyer,
Law Courts, Adelaide
1986 Granted Power Studio, Cite International des Arts, Paris, France
1988 Individual Grant from South Australian Dept. for the Arts,
1990 Awarded Australia Council Fellowship
1992 First Prize, The Nude 1992 - Sara Weis Award, Heidi Park
1994 Commission,Parliament of Victoria.Portrait of Joan Kirner,Premier of Victoria
1996 Project Grant ,Arts S.A.
1998 New Work Grant,Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council
1999 Inaugural SALA ( South Australian Living Artists) monograph recipient.
2001 Project Grant. Arts SA
2002 New Work Grant. Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council


Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Michell Endowment, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Artbank, Sydney
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Broken Hill Regional Gallery, New South Wales
I.C.I. Collection
Wollongong Art Gallery, New South Wales
Auckland City Gallery, New Zealand
John Sands Collection
Sam & Minnie Smorgon Collection
Victor & Lottie Smorgan Collection
Tasmanian University Gallery,
Rockhampton City Gallery
Yarra Collection, Victoria

Selected Bibliography -

1981 The Editors Who are Australias Young Artists? Vogue
Living, April/May
1983 Robert Lindsay, Against the Wall: Young Contemporary Artists
selected from the Michell Endowment of the National Gallery of
Victoria (broadsheet catalogue)
1983 Bernice Murphy, Australian Perspecta 83, Art Gallery of
1983 Neville Weston, Eve‚s symbolic garden
The Advertiser 26thOct.,Adelaide
1986 Elizabeth Gertsakis, Heads above water:, Ex.Cat. Fine Arts
Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart
1986 Neville Weston, Bezor keeps her head above water. The
Advertiser 24th Apl.
1987 Elaine Merkus, Here and There,. Monash University Gallery,
1988 Elwyn Lynn, Unusual Woman. Weekend Australian 13th March
1988 John Neylon, Staying on the Edge. The Adelaide Review, August
1989 Annette Bezor, The Australian Magazine 25th March
1989 Ashley Crawford, The bare kitsch of Bezor‚s women. The Herald
18th July
1989 Ronald Miller, Using black at its best, The Herald 8th August
1990 Timothy Morrell, Ecstasy/Excess: Annette Bezor, Art & Australia,
1991 Jyanni Steffensen, A Desire of One‚s Own: The Politics and
Poetics of Female (Erotic) Representation in Annette Bezor‚s
Paintings, Annette Bezor 1980-1991, Contemporary Art Centre of
South Australia, Adelaide
1991 Timothy Morrell, Ecstasy/Excess, Annette Bezor 1980-1991,
Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide
1991 Christopher Heathcote, Art is the Cinderella of yet another
Melbourne Festival,The Age,18th September
1991 Christopher Heathcote, Reviews, The Age 25th September
1992 Charles Green, Annette Bezor, Artforum, April
1992 Felicity Fenner, Sexuality in the work of six contemporary
women painters,Art and Australia, Volume 30, No. 1, Spring
1992 Sandy Kirby, Sight Lines - Women‚s Art and Feminist Perspectives
in Australia.Craftsman House.
1995 Richard Grayson, Robert Lindsay Gallery Catalogue, February
1996 Richard Grayson, Blind,Greenaway Art Gallery, ARCO‚96 Catalogue
1999 SurFace Tension, Chris Reid,Catalogue essay .Robert Lindsay Gallery
1999 Thoughts on Dust, Anton Hart. Robert Lindsay Gallery
2000 A Passionate Gaze.Richard Grayson.Monograph text.
2001 The gaze of Aphrodite.Karen Kissane
2001 Divide Bridged.Wendy Walker.The Advertiser,January 222001
2002 Filmic Femmes.Sandra McLean.Courier Mail.January 26 2002
2002 David Broker,IMA catalogue essay.Brisbane,February 2002
2002 Bold and Beautiful. Phil Brown.Brisbane News.February
2002 Filmic thematic at IMA. Barbara Bolt. Real Time. April/May
2002 Survey of SA talent. Wendy Walker. The Advertiser, 7 August
2003 M A Greenstein Florence Lynch Gallery exhibition catalogue, May/June
2003 Juliette Peers, Florence Lynch Gallery exhibition catalogue, May/June


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