Poppi O’Connor

poppi oconnor

POPPI (MARY) O’CONNOR

CONTACT DETAILS

656 Hampton Street, Brighton, VIC 3186
Phone: 03 9592 1046
Mobile: 0414 709 580
Email: poppio@bigpond.com

Education

Completed Secondary Education Maryknoll College Hamilton

BA Fine Arts (Deakin)

Dip Ed (Melbourne University)

 

Employment History

1974-76                                 Freelance Graphic Illustrator

1976-83                                 Art Teacher, Sandringham Technical School.

1984-91                                 Head of Arts, Huntingdale Technical School.

1990-95                                Moderator and Reviewer for VCE Art and Studio Art

1991-10                                 Head of Arts, South Oakleigh Secondary College.

1998                                      Tutor at “Indelible Eleven Art Studio”

2006-12                               Council Executive for Art Education Victoria.

2008- Present                    Art Education Australia member.

2010- Present                    Tutor and art advisor “Ringsroadartstudio”

2010                                    Art Lecturer in Education Faculty. Australian Catholic University (ACU)

2011 – Present                    Full Time Practicing Artist/Tutor

2012 – Present                    Panel member for Exhibition selection Brighton.

2013 – Present                   Tutor Mentone Artist Society.

2016 –                                   Tutor Beaumaris Art Society.

 

Exhibitions and Awards

1987             

Exhibitor Port Fairy Art Show.

Selected for Mornington Peninsula Spring Festival of Drawing.

 

1988              

Exhibitor Port Fairy Art Show. (Awarded Best Other Medium) by Robert Ulmann

Piccolo Spoleto Art Festival.

Warrnambool Apex Art Show.

Finalist Portia Geach Art Award.

 

1989             

Exhibitor Eltham Art Award.

Exhibitor Hamiliton Rotary Art Award.

Entrant Archibald Prize.

Entrant Bendigo Art Award.

Finalist for Alice Bale Art Awards.

Exhibitor Port Fairy Art Show, (Awarded Best Other Medium)

 

1990             

Entrant Doug Moran Portrait Prize.

Entrant Archibald Prize.

Exhibitor Port Fairy Art Show. (Awarded Best Other Medium)

 

1991              

Selected for Mornington Peninsula Spring Festival of Drawing.

 

1992             

Entrant Doug Moran Portrait Prize.

Entrant Archibald Prize.1997

Selected for Camberwell Art Show.

 

1993              

Selected for Mornington Peninsula Spring Festival of Drawing

 

1995           

Selected for Mornington Peninsula Works on Paper Award.

 

1997             

Selected for Camberwell Art Show.

 

1998             

Exhibitor at “Indelible Eleven Studio”

 

1999             

Selected for Camberwell Art Show.

 

2000             

Brighton Rotary Art Show.

 

2001-09       

Independent exhibitions for various art studios, art clubs and charities.

 

2011             

Group Show “Ringsroadartstudio”

 

2012             

Finalist Camberwell Art Show.

 

2012             

Exhibition “Visually Speaking” Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, Brighton.

Group Exhibition “Ringdsroadartstudio”

Exhibitor Port Fairy/Belfast Art Show. Awarded Best Pastel Work.

 

2013              

Exhibitor Belle Arte Award.

 

2014            

Selected for Camberwell Art Show.

 

2015            

Selected for Camberwell Art Show.

Exhibition of recent works in the Poppi O’Connor Gallery at South Oakleigh College.

 

2016            

Group exhibition Kingston Art Gallery.

Solo Exhibition “Silent” G3 Artspace. Parkdale. Victoria.

Art work exhibited in various independent gallery spaces in Bayside. Victoria.

 

Works are in collections both nationally and internationally. England, Japan, USA and Canada.

 

RESOURCES

Style Drawings For Portraiture