Jayne Dyer

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1994 Master of Art painting/research, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT)

1989 Bachelor of Fine Art Hons, RMIT

1987 Bachelor of Fine Art, RMIT



1998 Art Advisor, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing

1997- cont Head of Public Programs, National Art School, Sydney, F/T position

1995-96 Painting/Drawing Lecturer, NAS & University of Western Sydney, P/T position

1988-94 Painting/DrawingLecturer, Monash University, F/T tenured position

1987-93 Painting/DrawingLecturer, RMIT, P/T position

1984-86 Artist/ Art Education Officer, National Gallery of Victoria & Museum of Victoria, P/T position



2008 Australia Council for the Arts, new work grant ($20,000)

2007/8 Asialink/Australia Council Residency, Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan (Oct-Dec 2008)

2006 Artist-in-Residence, Lingnan University, Hong Kong (March-May 2007)

2005 Commonwealth of Australia public service medal (PSM) outstanding service, arts & education

2005 FONAS ASX Travel Grant

2005 FONAS Studio Residency, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris

2005 World Year of Physics Art Prize (3 rd prize) Macquarie University, NSW

2000 National Art School Travelling Scholarship, Sydney (project Hong Kong)

1997 AGNSW Residency, Moya Dyring Studio, Cite Internationale Des Arts, Paris (for 1999)

1996 Solo and group exhibition grants (Beijing) Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade

1996 Materials grant, Art Spectrum, Vic

1995/6 Asialink VACB/Australia Council Residency, Beijing

1993 Research grant, Monash University

1991/2 Residency, Verdaccio Studio, Italy, Monash University

1990 Commonwealth Scholarship, University of Tasmania



2007/6 Commissioned installations for Sydney Writers Festival at Sydney Theatre, stage design,

Sydney Writers Festival Launch , The Royal Mint, HHT & Parramatta Riverside Theatre

2003/4 Sitework: Hong Kong , documentation street project in China

1995Sitework: Critical Distance, documentation artwork in public locations in Australia

1994Crossovers Site(s) projects and symposium, University of Tasmania



The Australian Embassy, Beijing; Artbank; Monash University; RMIT; Macquarie Bank; Maroondah Art Gallery, Vic; Lingnan University, Hong Kong; corporate and private collections in Australia, Hong Kong, China and England


REPRESENTED Uber Gallery Melbourne, Australia; King Street Gallery on William, Sydney, Australia



2008 The ReadingRoom Uber Gallery, Melbourne

2008 White Work King St Gallery on William, Sydney

2007 WORDS FORPICTURES Lingnan University, Hong Kong

2007 Spare Room Elizabeth Bay House Museum, Sydney (3 person)

2006 Stutter Uber Gallery, Melbourne

2006 One Reading Sydney Writers Festival Launch, The Royal Mint, Historic Houses Trust, Sydney

2006The Reading Room SydneyWriters Festival, Sydney Theatre stage

2005 Shadowlands Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China

2005greyspace Yoshi Kono Gallery, Osaka, Japan

2003 greyspace Gallery SP, Sydney

2002 Site-lines John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong

2002 Site Gallery SP Sydney

2002 Mapping the Sky Gallery SP, Sydney

2000 Mapping the Sky John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong

1999 Site: Post Paris Span Galleries, Melbourne

1998Critical Influence Ivan Dougherty Gallery, UNSW

1997 Site George Gallery, Melbourne

1996Site Central Academy of Fine Arts Chien Lie Hall, Beijing, China



1995 Site Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre Regional Gallery, Vic

1994Heat Meridian Gallery, Melbourne

1994 Heat Faculty of Art and Design Gallery, RMIT

1992Site Gore St Gallery, Melbourne

1991 Botanical Gallery, Melbourne



2008 China / Australia Song Zhuang Museum, Beijing

Luminous Dark Bleitreu Gallery, Berlin (July)

China Art Projects Launch, Two Lines Space, Beijing

Residency artists Taipei Artist Village Gallery, Taiwan (Nov)

Compositions King St Gallery on William, Sydney


2007/8 Process -Journey touring Red Gate Gallery at the Watchtower and Australian Embassy, Beijing; Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai, Sino HK Art Project Space, Hong Kong, regional Australia. Funded Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Beijing & Australia/China Council


2007 Translucent Text Red Gate Gallery, Beijing (4 person)

Ten Years of Images Too Art Gallery, Hong Kong Art Centre

Artefact City Museum at Old Treasury, Melbourne

Artist Books 5 th Annual Sydney Book Fair, represented by Cross Art Projects

  • Praise of Shadows King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney (3 person)

Art Interchange Museum of Contemporary Art, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea & NAS, Sydney

Linden Postcard Show 2006 Linden , St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne

Twenty/20 Vision Parliament House, Sydney

Pataphysical Pending Machine AGNSW

Pataphysical Pending Machine Liverpool Regional Museum

The Delmar Codex Delmar Gallery, Sydney

Melbourne Art Fair 2006 represented by Uber Gallery

Shanghai/Australia Jingan Cultural Exhibition Centre, Shanghai, China

The Blake Prize NAS Gallery, Sydney, touring NSW 2007


Altitude Shepparton Regional Gallery, Vic

Annual Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris

Small Offerings Cross Art Projects, Sydney

Australian Paper Fair Sydney represented by Uber Gallery

Art Sydney 05 represented by Uber Gallery

World Year in Physics Art Prize Macquarie University Gallery


2004 Drawing Dust Maroondah Regional Gallery, Melbourne

Altitude Launch Dante Gallery, Melbourne

Altitude Billboard project , Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Melbourne

Group Exhibition John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong

Group Exhibition Gallery SP, Sydney


2003 Drawing Dust Span Galleries, Melbourne & Red Gate Gallery, Beijing . Funded Arts Victoria

Altitude John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong

Blake Prize for religious art Sir Herman Black Gallery, University of Sydney, touring Grafton Regional Gallery; ACU National, Sydney & Melbourne; Stanthorpe Regional Gallery 2004


2002 2002 - The Year in Art National Trust SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney

Dialogue with the Watchtower Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

Dialogue with the Watchtower Melbourne Art Fair, represented by Red Gate Gallery, Beijing

Hobart Art Prize 2002

Open Studio Ultimo Project, Sydney

Open Studios Art & About: the city as a canvas City of Sydney & NAS initiative

Stable Exhibition Gallery SP, Sydney

Group Exhibition John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong



2001 Australian Paper Art Awards 2001 touring 2001/2 The George Adams Gallery, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne, UTS Gallery, Sydney

A Studio in Paris: Australian artists at the Cite National Trust SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney

31st Alice Prize The Araluen Centre, Alice Springs

The Hutchins Art Prize 2001 The Long Gallery, Hobart

Hazelhurst Art Award Hazelhurst Regional Gallery

Ignite National Art School, Sydney curated by Barbara Tuckerman

Landscape Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Canberra

Australian Paper Fair Sydney represented by Akky Von Ogtrop

Artist Books Fair Brisbane represented by Akky Von Ogtrop

Group Exhibition John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong

  • London Art Fair London
Half Metre Square Cellblock, National Art School, Sydney

Redlands Westpac Prize Mosman Regional Gallery, Sydney

Big Small John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong


1999 Kunst Rai Art Fair, Amsterdam, represented by Akky Von Ogtrop Fine Art, Sydney

International Works on Paper Fair ,Sydney, represented by Akky Von Ogtrop Fine Art

We Are Australian touring metro and regional galleries Australia 1999-2002

Hung, Drawn and Quartered Mary Place Gallery, Sydney

Cite Internationale Des Arts Paris


1998 Skin Culture touring 1998/9 George Gallery, Melbourne; John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong; La Salle Gallery, Singapore; Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney

Transformations digital imaging, Storey Hall, RMIT

Co-Existence touring Hogarth Galleries, Sydney; Wollongong University, NSW

Pas D  Accrochage En Publique NAS

Shields Lennox Gardens, Canberra National Sculpture Forum

To the Wall and Back Span Gallery, Melbourne


1997 Affinities - Australian and Korean artists interact touring 1997/8 Tin Sheds, Sydney; Watt Space, Newcastle University; Canberra School of Art; Walker Hill Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Field of Dreams message sticks for native title, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney; Parliament House, Canberra

Artist’s Books touring Riddoch Regional Gallery Mt. Gambier, Sth Australia; Main St Editions Gallery, Hanndorf, Sth Australia

Works on Paper John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong


1996/7 Oblique Travellers touring Michael Wardell Gallery, Melbourne, Annandale Galleries, Sydney; Australian Embassy, Beijing; Galerie Boomerang, Amsterdam


1996 The London Artists 96 Book Fair Concourse Gallery, Barbican Centre, London

World Money Fax Art, Shanghai Hua Shan Art School Gallery, China

Continuum NAS

Celebrate Australia China Gallery, Hong Kong


1995Australia Felix Festival, Benalla, Vic

Past Shelf Life Meridian Gallery, Melbourne


1994 China Art Expo Guangzhou, China

Australian Artists Redgate at Song He Tang, Beijing, China

Artomatch Gallery Artomat vending machine project, ACAF 4

Site Museum of Natural History, Launceston

ACAF 4 (Meridian Gallery)


1993 Threads McClelland Regional Gallery, Langwarrin, Vic

Mini Print International 13 touring exhibition Spain and England

Miniatures Melbourne University

Recent Paintings and Drawings Westspace Gallery, Melbourne


1992 Gore St Gallery, Melbourne

Mini Print International 12 Cadaques, Spain

RMIT Faculty Gallery MA Candidature exhibition


1991 Gore St Gallery, Melbourne


1990 North Adelaide School of Art Gallery

Mini Print International 10 Cadaques, Spain

Art Workz Two Melbourne



1989 Art Workz One Melbourne

Boxhill Invitation Prize

Crafts Council of the Northern Territory Gallery, Darwin

Abdullah Conn Prize RMIT

1988 Mini Print International Cadaques, Spain, Roar Studios, Melbourne


1987 International Graphics Art Foundation Miniature Print Biennial Connecticut and NY

St Kilda Arts Festival Linden Gallery, Vic, Biennial Drawing Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre


1986 St Kilda Arts Festival Linden Gallery, Vic, Biennial Prints Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre

Prints 84, 85, 86 Gryphon Gallery, Melbourne University



2008 China Art Projects launch catalogue

Luminous Dark catalogue. Essay by Jayne Dyer

Jayne Dyer 2006-2008catalogue

The Reading Room Uber Gallery catalogue. Essay by Damian Smith

2007 Jayne Dyer, Translucent Text China Today, New York Arts magazine, Aug 07

Elaine YauBlack, red and whiteSouth China Morning Post, 30/5/07

Jean WrightPage TurnerBelleMarch issue

Process-Journey catalogue. Essays by Kelly Gellatly, Curator, Contemporary Art, NGV; Damian Smith, Curator, Maroondah Gallery, Melbourne; H. E. Dr Geoff Raby, Australian Ambassador, China

Translucent Text catalogue

Words for Pictures catalogue, Mette Hjort & Frederick Nesta essays

Spare Room catalogue, Jennifer Barrett & Scott Carlin essay

Spare Room Insites, winter 2007

Tracy Clements, Three artists have their wicked way with a grand 19 th century house review, Metro

Sydney Morning Herald 17/08

Artists meet history News, Wentworth Courier 18/07

2006 Robert Nelson Festivity low, quality high The Age 27/12

Robert NelsonOn paper, a closed bookArts & Culture The Age 3/5

Susan Wyndham Artistry in the Background Undercover, Spectrum, SMH 13/5

Art Interchange catalogue, Korean & Australian exchange exhibition

Stutter Uber Gallery catalogue. Essay by Lesley Harding, Curator Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melb

Jo HigginsPicture BookState of the Arts online review 4/06

Artists at Home Belle April/Maypg22

Tracey ClementMetro PicksIn Praise of Shadows Sydney Morning Herald, 3/2

The Blake Prize 2006 catalogue

2005 Graeme Sullivan Art Practice and Research Sage pub. Cal, USA 2005 pp133-135

Walking the Line exhibition catalogue pg7

Art NotesAsia Art Monthly Sept 2005; Art Notes AsiaArt Monthly Nov 2005

2004 35,000 days in Asia Asialink Arts Residency Program publication

2003 Profile Art Almanac, Sept 2003

Peter Hill, Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald, 6/12

2002 Simon Rees Review, Art & Australia, Dec 2002

Victoria Hynes Pulp Fiction Metro Sydney Morning Herald, 15/3

Victoria Hynes Critics Picks Metro, Sydney Morning Herald, 7/6

Artichoke 2SER, interview with Fran Morgan, 10/5

Sasha Grishin, Little gems within a diverse group, Canberra Times, 9/5

2001 A Studio in Paris: Australian artists at the Cite catalogue

Australian Paper Art Awards 2001 catalogue, introduction by Lesley Harding, curator

Peter Hill, Australians who made the French connection, The Sydney Morning Herald, 21/5

ABC News, interview with national arts reporter Anne Maria Nicolson, 3/5

1999 Kunst Rai Amsterdam Art Faircatalogue

Works on Paper Fair Sydney catalogue

Nava Newsletter, Abstract from Art of Sight: Art of Mind forum, 3/99, pg 8

Jodie Thiessen Fresh Air for HK Australian Collectors, Jan 99



1998 Seven Artists in Residence Jayne Dyer-Beijing, Artlink, Vol 18 No. 4, pp 32-33

Skin Culture – Australian Art in Hong Kong , Aust. Chamber of Commerce Oct. 98, pp 44-45

Anna Clabburn Private Meanings within Public Art The Age 17/6

Celia Ko Skin Culture Pace Interior Magazine, Hong Kong

Birong Wang To the Wall and Back exhibition essay

Skin Culture SOCOG catalogue, Reaching the World Festival, pg 66

Jason Gagliardi Skin of a culture peeled away Sunday Morning Post, Hong Kong, 18/10

Art & Australia, Gallery Survey, Vol 30 No. 1, pg 104

Anita Bragge Skin Tight but Right Sun Herald, 13/6

Mary Lou Jelbart Arts National ABC Radio, 14/6

Neville Drury Images 3 Craftsman House, 1998

Louise Adler Arts Review Radio National, 17/2

Nick Waterlow, Joanna Mendelson, Graeme Sullivan Critical Influence catalogue

Micheal Wardell Skin/Culture catalogue; Shields catalogue

S Ainger Critical Influences Uniken, UNSW No 442, pg 11 13/2

1997 Hannah Fink, Second Contact Affinities catalogue

Sasha Grishin European Visions of the Other Art Monthly Dec 96

Sue Dewar, Asian Art News Jan

1996 Site catalogue, Beijing; Oblique Travellerscatalogue, Peter Timms essay

Robert Rooney, Art on Friday, The Australian 9/8

1995 Australia Felixcatalogue ; City of Hobart Art Prize catalogue

Sue Dewar Meridian Artists at Song He Tang Asia Pacific Sculpture News Winter

1994 Helga Lasschuyt, Roger Taylor China Expo 94 IIAS Newsletter 4

Panorama Beijing TV Dec 94

Roger Taylor The Art Show 3RRR, interview 4/7, Report from Beijing & Guangzhou 20/11 & 27/11

Australian Painting and Sculpture China Art Daily 5/11

Meridian to Beijing News Briefs, Asian Art News Nov/Dec 94

Susan McCulloch, Meridian Mounts China Mission The Age 7/11

Meridian at Song He Tang catalogue, 2 nd China Art Expo catalogue

Sandra Taylor, Jayne Dyer in Conversation Interacta 3/94

1993 AIAE conference programPast Perfect: Future Tense, The Big Picture

1985 150 Victorian Women Artists Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council/Myer Foundation/Women 15



2008 Presentation China Residencies, Worldwide/Art World forum, Heide Museum of Modern Art and Asialink, University of Melbourne, July 08;Presentation The China Experience, in conjunction with Yin Yang exhibition, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, Aug 08; China Now, ABC Radio, interview with Julie Copeland, Aug 08; Joy Radio, interview with Simon Terry, Aug 08

2007 Presentations The book project & Dashanzi District, Beijing ,Lingnan University HK & Hong Kong Art School (HKAS), Hong Kong Arts Centre; Floor Talks, Elizabeth Bay House, Sydney

2006 Forum presentation, HKAS

2005 Forum presentation, National Art School

2004/3/2 Artist presentation, Hong Kong Arts Centre

2002 Artist floor talk for 2002 The Year in Art National Trust SH Erwin Gallery, Sydney

2001 Advocacy & the Arts , Keynote address, AIS annual conference Sydney

Turbulence VAN group, Rose Siedler House, Sydney

Artist slide presentation and panel discussion SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney

Forum panel discussion ’The role of the contemporary’ National Art School

2000 Artist slide presentation Visual Arts Network group, Sydney

1998 Paper Rorsharch: A Reflection on Meaning, Art of Sight: Art of Mind NAVA forum

Paper Contemporary Australian Art and Practice in the 1990’s, Agfa Gallery, Hong Kong

Artist floor talk, Symposium, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney

1996 Asialink Forum, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

Paper Diversity in Australian Art Practice, Shanghai University, China

Presentations at Artist lecture programs NAS, Tafe, COFA

1995 Artist lecture program, TAFE Melbourne and Sydney

1994 Paper Painting Re-Framed AIAE conference, Sydney

Presentations at Artist lecture programs, NAS, RMIT, TAFE Melbourne and Sydney

1993 PaperA Fragile History AIAE conference, Melbourne

1992 PaperRelative Truths: Painting AIAE conference, Hobart; Artist lecture program, RMIT



  • Numerous advisory and organisational positions including:
  • Art Advisor to Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, incl. promotions and public program events, 2008, on-going
  • Invited program organiser and manager, DFA professional practice 4 day seminar in Beijing, incl. museum/commercial gallery and artist studio visits, curator talks, accommodation, transport. May 2008
  • Invited guest artist/lecturer, BFA & MFA programs at Hong Kong School of Art co-presented with RMIT University , degree awarded by RMIT University May 2008, Jan/May/Aug 2007, May/Aug 2006, May 2004, Feb/Nov 2003
  • Invited external examiner Doctoral candidate RMIT 2005/2004/2002/2001, external examiner Master of Fine Art candidates College of Fine Art UNSW 2005/2002 and Sydney College of the Arts 2004, external examiner Master of Art candidates RMIT 1999/6/5 and RMIT MFA program in NZ 1999, UWS (Nepean) 1998/7, 2006
  • Judge/guest speaker regional and national art awards/exhibitions 2007/6/5/3/2/1
  • Curated Threads 1993, Fibre Art1988, McClelland Regional Gallery, Vic
  • Delegate Arts Summit, joint project NAAE/Australia Council 4/93; delegate NAAE Forum, 8/93
  • Delegate NAEA conference, Kansas City 1990
  • Organised/conducted workshops for the Dept of Education/Arts, Victoria & Tasmania 1991/90/89/88