Australian Art


Born: 1957 Rawa-Mazowiecka, Poland.
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Barbara Licha
Barbara Licha

1957 Born in Rawa-Mazowiecka, Poland.
1979-81 Studied Painting, Graphics, Sculpture, State Academy of Fine Arts, Wroclaw, Poland.
1981-82 Lived and Studied in Italy.
1982 Arrived in Australia.
1985-88 BA, City Art Institute, Sydney.
1989 Grad Diploma Fine Art, City Art Institute, Sydney.

1979 Wroclaw, Lesnica, Poland.
1984 Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney.
1989 Access Gallery, Sydney.
1990 Salon of Modern Art, Sztuka Polska, Wroclaw, Poland.
Access Gallery, Sydney.
1991 Access Gallery, Sydney.
1992 Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney.
1994 Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney.
1995 Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney.
1997 Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney.
1998 Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney.
2000 BMG Art, Adelaide.
Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney.
Lister Calder Gallery, Subiaco, WA.
2001 Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra.
2002 Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2003 BMG Art, Adelaide.
Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2004 Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra.
Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.

1979 Assembly of Artists 'RYS', Wroclaw, Poland.
1980 Biennial of Exlibris, Rzeszow '80.
1987 Australian Lithographers, Intaglio Printmaker, Print Guild, Melb.
1988 Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney.
8th Biennial Exhibition, Mornington, VIC.
International Exhibition of Computer Art, Poland.
1989 Biennale Grafiki (Graphic), Lubin, Poland.
1990-98 Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melb.
1991 John Olsen Drawing Prize, Bathurst.
Invited, We Are, 11 Artists, Galeria Wpasazu (Gallery In the Passage) Wroclaw, Poland.
Sir Hermann Black Gallery, Sydney University.
1992-94 Salon des Refusés, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney.
1992,6,7,9 Portia Geach, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney.
1993 On the Other Hand, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney.
11th Festival of Drawing, Mornington Peninsula Art Centre.
1994,96 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, NSW.
1995 Access to Adelaide II, BMG Fine Art, Adelaide.
1996 Redlands Westpac Invitational Art Prize, Sydney.
UWS MacArthur National Printmedia Acquisitive Exhibition, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, NSW.
Alice Prize, Alice Springs, NT.
1997,9 International Works on Paper Fair, Sydney.
PolArt '97, NGV, Vic Health, Access Gallery, Melbourne.
1998 Joyce and the Nymph, James Joyce Foundation, Sydney.
1999 New Sculpture 1999, Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney.
Invited, Petits Formats Kiron Espace Gallery, Paris.
Kedumba Drawing Award Exhibition.
On the Tiles, The Sir Hermann Black Gallery, Sydney.
2000 Archibald Portrait Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney.
Archibald Regional Tour, Albury, Dubbo, Tweed, Lismore.
Sharjah Arts Museum, United Arab Emirates.
World Festival Art on Paper, Kranj, Slovenia.
Portia Geach Memorial Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Syd.
Archibald Prize, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne.
2001 IWOP Fair, Sydney.
The World Festival of Art on Paper, Slovenia
Represented Artists, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2001-03 Salon des Refusés, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney.
2002 New Objects/New Things, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
Three Colours Red, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
Self Portrait Show, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
Alice Springs Art Prize, NT.
2003 Sculpture 2003 - Dangerous Toys, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
Three Colours - Blue, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
Fifty/50, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale.
2004 Sculpture 2004 - Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
The Frank Saxby Bequest Invitation Art Acquisitions Prize, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree.
Three Colours - White, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
UR in EU, Sire Hermann Black Gallery & Sculpture Terrace.

1999 Designs for Tapestry, Victorian Tapestry Workshop, VIC.
2000 Portrait of Liam Tomlin for the James Joyce Foundation
event Lunch, The Rocks, Sydney.

2001 The Canberra Times, Sasha Grishin, Sept. 25.
1988 Directory, Australian Artists Producing Prints.
1989 Barbara Licha, Her Paintings, Marek Baterowicz, Wiadomosci Polskie.
1990 SMH, Christopher Allen, Sept 7.
Artists & Galleries of Australia, Max Germaine, Craftsman House.
1991 Catalogue, We Are, 11 Artists, Galeria W pasazu Wroclaw, Poland.
SMH, Lynette Fern, July 5.
Women Artists of Australia, Max Germaine, Craftsman House.
1992 Images in Contemporary Australian Painting, Nevill Drury, Craftsman House.
From the outside in, SMH, Bronwyn Watson, Nov 11, p.18
Format, E Markiewicz, pp.4-5.
Article/Reproduction,The Figurative Art of Barbara Licha, Courtney Kidd, State of the Art, Nov/Feb.
1993 New Art Eight, Nevill Drury, Craftsman House.
1994 Encyclopaedia of Australian Art, Alan & Susan McCulloch, Allen & Unwin.
Images 2, Nevill Drury, Craftsman House.
Imagine, SBS Television.
1995 Who's Who of Australian Visual Artists, DW Thorpe (in association with NAVA).
1996 New Visions, New Perspectives, Anna Voigt, Craftsman House.
1996/97 Ekspresyjna Figuracja, Format Magazine, Milek Kierc, No.22-23, p. 97-98, Poland.
1997 SMH, Galleries, Bruce James, Jan 10.
1998 Images 3, Nevill Drury, Craftsman House.
Art and Australia, Vol.36 No.2,P.253.
2000 SMH, Metro, Sebastian Smee, Mar 17-23, p.25.
All that Glitters is Golda, Adam Dutkiewicz, The Advertiser.
Reproduced, SMH, April.
SMH, Bruce James, Sat Mar 25.
The Adelaide Review, John Neylon, April.
Impressions of the Portia, G. Baxter, Artist's Palette, No.11.
Art Market, Victoria Hynes, Art and Australia,
Vol. 37 No 4.
2001 The Age, Robert Nelson, 3 January.
Bled 2001, World Festival of Art on Paper.
2002 SMH, Metro, Victoria Hynes, May 24-30, p.27.
Exhibitions, Critic’s Picks.
2003 SMH, Metropolitan, Anne Loxley, 22 Jan, p.15.
Profiles, Art Almanac, Oct, p.135.
Human Rights Defender, vol. 12, issue 3, p .2,5 & 23.
2004 SMH, Metro, Dominique Angeloro, Jan 23-29, Exhibitions, p26.
TV Feature, ‘Sculpture 2004’ on ‘Today’ show, TCN9, Jan 28.
The Canberra Times, Art, Sasha Grishin, Feb 27, p26.

Academy of Fine Art, Wroclaw; City Art Print Collection; University of Wollongong Permanent Art Collection; University of Sydney Union Collection; Queensland University of Technology; Grafton Regional Gallery; Print Council of Australia; Artbank; Telstra Collection; University of Western Sydney MacArthur; Copper Engraving Centre, Lubin, Poland; Nicolaus Copernicus University,Torun, Poland; UK, USA, Poland, Germany, Italy, Japan, France.


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