Australian Art


The optimist 1.
The optimist 1.

AKA: Zoe Horsfall

Born: 1971 Melbourne
  • Contemporary
  • Established
the optimist 2.
the optimist 2.



1994 BA in Visual Arts: Painting
2000 Graduate Diploma, Film and Television
(Interactive Media), Victorian College of the Arts

Solo Exhibitions
2002 Underwater Judith Pugh Gallery
2003 New Work Judith Pugh Gallery
2004 Crash Judith Pugh Gallery
2005 The Optimists Judith Pugh Gallery

Group Exhibitions
1999 False Attachments, Roar Galleries (3 Artists)
2000 Engine 6, VCA Interactive Media Graduate Exhibition
In The Name of the Dog, Roar Galleries
Art for Sale, Roar Galleries
2000 2001 The Black Show, Theatreworks, St Kilda
2001 308B The Counihan Gallery
Luscious Festive Treats Judith Pugh Gallery
2002 Women Behaving Beautifully Judith Pugh Gallery
2003 The Figure Judith Pugh Gallery
2005 not so fragile Judith Pugh Gallery

Films, Videos, Interactive Projects
2000 Wedding
Ruby Harrison
2001 3:17AM, (writer/director)
Waiting for Gerrard, or how would you define surrealism, (co-director)
2002 What Colour Blue?
kNot @ Home: Collaborations with youth at risk of homelessness
Day of Dreams
2003 End of the Line
Pauls Pot Plant
Catalyst: The Laneways Project
2004 Tricky Situations
Eating The City
The Closet
2005 Art on Film

Awards and Festivals
2000 Australian Film Commission New Media Script Award
2001 Finalist, Henri Langlois Poitiers International Student Film Festival, France Orloff Travel Scholarship (For Henri Langlois)
VCA Alumni Travel Bursary
Featured Artist, Mill Valley Film Festival, San Francisco, USA
Australian Film Commission Travel Grant (for Mill Valley)
2nd Prize, Exponor International Interactive Film Festival, Portugal
2002 Finalist, ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) Awards, Australia
Featured Artist WOW Film Festival - Sydney
Featured Artist, Videoformes, Clermont, France
Melbourne Fringe Festival. Collaboration, Knot @ Home
Melbourne Festival multimedia theatre project, Knot @ Home


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