Australian Art


An Hydraulic Excavator
An Hydraulic Excavator

  • Contemporary
  • Landscape
  • Painter
  • Realist
  • Still Life
  • Established

‘Many years ago I was idly following a truck on my way to work when I actually looked up at it, and its size and compositional strength within the confines of the country road were stupendous. It was a grain truck, a hexagonal tank supported on rows of joists, and I never found that truck again, but I did find 'Truck No 1' parked by the side of the road, so painted that instead and, over the years, I have again and again been caught breathless by yet another bloody truck, which I have then felt utterly compelled to capture and paint. They have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with Jeffrey Smart. ‘
The Truck
The Truck

Elizabeth Doidge
Education: 1963 - 1965 Pre-Dip in Art & Design at the SW Essex School of Art, NE London
1965 - 1968 DipAD (Hons F A) at Gloucestershire College of Art & Design, UK
1968 Awarded, but declined, a place at the Royal College of Art, London
1983 Migrated to Australia with accountant husband and year-old son
1968 - 1990 Worked in Bookkeeping and, subsequently, Accounting
1990 Recommenced painting

Solo Exhibitions: 1995/96 With Tony Flint at the New Land Gallery, Port Adelaide
June 1996 With Mac Betts at the Greenhill Gallery, N Adelaide
Sept 1999 Art Images, Adelaide
Sep/Oct 2000 Art Images, Adelaide
Nov 2001 Richmond Galleries, Melbourne
June 2002 With Jane Beasley at Norton Gallery, Sydney
Sept 2003 Stella Dimadis Galleries, Melbourne

Selected Group Exhibitions: 1996 - 1998 Touring exhibitions, `perceptions: Distance’ and State of the Art 4
1997 At Dridan Fine Arts, McLaren Vale and The Old Police Station, Goolwa, SA
1997 - 1998 Frequently, at the Greenhill Gallery, N Adelaide
1997 - 1998 Frequently with the Royal SA Society for the Arts, Adelaide, gaining 4 awards of Merit and a Fellowship.
Sept 1998 Showcased at the George Gallery, Melbourne
1999 - 2001 Frequently, at Art Images, Adelaide
March 1999 `The Games People Play’ for Sportraits Intn'l, Globe Gallery, Sydney

Nov 1999 ‘Future Works’, New Land Gallery, Port Adelaide

Mar 00–Mar 01 Between Remote Regions touring exhibition (S Australia and Malaysia)
July 01 At Norton Gallery, Sydney
Dec 02 Christmas Show at Greenhill Galleries, Adelaide
Nov 03 'Urban Realism' at Soho Galleries, Sydney
Pivotal Galleries Opening Exhibition
Feb 04
April 04 ‘An Affinity’ Pivotal Galleries
Affordable Art Show, Melbourne

Publications & Prizes: Nov 1997 Cover of the Adelaide Review, prompting a congratulatory postcard from Jeffrey Smart in Tuscany.
Jan 1999 Included in `Another 50 to Watch’, the Australian Art Collector
Oct 00 Included in ‘Smart Art Under $2000’, the Australian Art Collector
Nov 02 Illustrating the Fleurieu Prizes Catalogue
Nov 02 Won the $10,000 Fleurieu Vistas Prize

Collections- Sales & Commissions Private, in New York, Adelaide, Melbourne, Canada and the UK
Country Arts SA and Business SA
Australian Art Collections who have also produced two prints for sale in Europe
2 Wine Labels for Wilson Vineyards, one of which, Vines in Autumn, won the FINAT Prize for Letterpress Printing in France


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