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JOANNE RITSON

Born Iona, Australia
Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia

Individual exhibitions
2003 Waxen, PB Gallery Swinburne, Melbourne
1999 Wallwork 1998 to 1999, 1st Floor Artists & Writers Space inc., Melbourne
1997 Wallwork Sulphur, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne
1995 Wetware, 1st Floor Artists & Writers Space inc., Melbourne
1989 A Creation Landscape, MCA Gallery, Melbourne
1988 Site of Execution, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

Group exhibitions
2006 Open Studio, 1st Floor 62 Chapel Street Windsor. Joanne Ritson and Sarah Ritson
2005 Optus Centre foyer, Melbourne.  Curated by Kirsten Rann
2002 1st Floor Final Exhibition, 1st Floor Artists & Writers Space inc., Melbourne
2001 Something for the Ladies…, Penthouse & Pavement, Melbourne
2001 1st Floor Fundraiser, 1st Floor Artists & Writers Space inc., Melbourne
2000 Episode, Patrizia Autore Gallery, Melbourne.  Curated by Peter Robertson
2000 Microcosmos, PB Gallery, Swinburne College, Melbourne. Curated by Constanze Zikos
1999 1st Floor Fundraiser, 1st Floor Artists & Writers Space inc., Melbourne
1998 One Hour Photo, 1st Floor Artists & Writers Space inc., Melbourne.Curated by David Rosetzky and Jacinta Schreuder
1997 Julia, Sarah and Joanne Ritson, Temple Studio, Melbourne
1996 Swim 2, Project Space, RMIT, Melbourne.
Curated by Kate Beynon and Megan Marshall
1996 Shifting Grounds, Moonee Valley Festival exhibition, Melbourne. Juried by Christopher McAuliffe
1995 Decadence: 10 Years of Exhibitons at 200 Gertrude Street, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne
1991 Artists Make Books, Linden St Kilda Arts Centre, Melbourne. Curated by Christine Johnson
1991 Swim Fundraiser, Linden St Kilda Arts Centre, Melbourne. Curated by Cathy Temin
1989 The Keith & Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship Exhibition, Melbourne
1988 Vasari Revisited: A Kunstkammer in Melbourne, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne.  Curated by Michael Graf
1987 Ormond College Welcomes New Art, Ormond College, University of Melbourne, Melbourne.  Curated by Tony Clark
1986 The Gothic: Perversity and its Pleasure, Institude of Modern Art, Brisbane; 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne; Chameleon Galleries, Hobart.  Curated by Robyn McKenzie

Residencies
1998 Gunnery Studio at Artspace, NSW Ministry for the Arts, Sydney
1989 Parataio Studio, Australia Council, Italy

Awards
1998 New Work Grant, Australia Council
1996 First Prize, Contemporary Art, Shifting Grounds, Melbourne
1986 Hans & Sylvia Sumberg Acquisitive Prize, VCA, Melbourne
1985 The Dean’s Travel & Study Award, VCA, Melbourne
1984 Fred Williams family Prize, VCA, Melbourne

Bibliography
Nicole Tomlinson, Wallwork 1998 to 1999 Catalogue, 1st Floor, Melbourne, 1999
Tony Clark (signed A.J.C.), Joanne Ritson, Wallwork Sulphur Catalogue, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, 1997
Sarah Tutton, Mixing Metaphors, Wetware Catalogue, 1st Floor, Melbourne, 1995
Sarah Tutton, Mixing Metaphors, 1st Floor A4/95, 1st Floor, Melbourne, 1995
Robyn McKenzie, Peter Cripps Interviews, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 1986
Heather Curnow, New Frame Work for Feminist Expression, The Mercury, Hobart, 1987
Gary Catalano, Surviving the Avalanche, The Age, Melbourne, 1987
Robyn McKenzie, The Gothic: Perversity and its Pleasure Catalogue, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, 1986
Heather Kennedy, The Art of Tomorrow, The Age, Melbourne, 1987

Qualifications
1986 Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting), Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
1983 Foundation Year Art, Prahran College, Melbourne

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