Rita Lazauskas

CV

Bio

2012 – current Director Amazigh Cultural Tours Morocco

2016 Acting Director, Wangaratta Art Gallery (June- Sept)

2012 Riverina TAFE Arts & Media sessional teacher – drawing

2009 – 2013 Rural City of Wangaratta, Wangaratta Art Gallery, Exhibitions Officer

2006 – 2008 Albury City, Exhibitions & Collections Curator

1999 – 2006 Albury City Council – Albury Regional Art Gallery, Curator/Public Programs

2001 Burke Museum Curator ‘Following the Fortune Hunters’ Visions Touring Exhibition

1998 Albury Gallery Project Coordinator ‘Trading Places’ public art project

1998 Riverina TAFE Arts & Media sessional teacher – drawing and painting

1996.1998 Goulburn Ovens TAFE Arts & Media sessional teacher – drawing

1989 Wangaratta TAFE Painting tutor Beechworth Training Prison

Curator Touring Exhibitions

2008 STEP RIGHT UP: The Circus in Australian Art – AlburyCity – Visions Touring Exhibition

2006 Treasures of the Daniel Gift: AlburyCity Touring Exhibition

2005 Black Photography: AlburyCity Collection Touring Exhibition

2004 Face to Face: AlburyCity Photography Collection Touring Exhibition

2001 Following the Fortune Hunters: The Art & Culture of the Ovens Goldfields, Burke Memorial Museum Visions Touring Exhibition

Education

2001 Master of Visual Arts, Monash University

1996 Grad. Diploma of Arts (Visual Arts), Monash University Gippsland

1990 Bachelor of Arts – Visual Arts, Gippsland Institute & Wodonga Institute

Training & Professional Development

Includes:

· NSWTAFE Work Activity Construction OH&S Induction Training

· WorkCover NSW Implementing OHS Risk Management in the Workplace

· Interview Essentials

· Public Speaking

· Museums Australia (VIC) Handling workshop

Other: attend industry seminars, training sessions, conferences, festivals including 2007 Venice Biennale, 2007
Documenta Kassell Germany, 2014 & 2016 Marrakech Biennale, regular tours of regional, state, national
and international galleries, etc.

Community Arts Experience

· Member Beechworth Arts Council inc. since 1983. Secretary 1990-1996

· Founding member Left Bank Artists Cooperative Ltd. artist-run exhibition space and Trading Cooperative, Member 1994-2004 Director/secretary 1994-2000

· Advisory committees – previous member; La Trobe University Beechworth Campus Community Advisory Committee; Indigo Shire Arts & Cultural Advisory Committee: Burke Memorial Museum Advisory Committee 2009-11

· Guest Speaker: Kaunas Artists Society, Lithuania 1992, Museums Australia Conference 2000,
MGFNSW Seminar program 2002, VAPS State Conference 2005 & 2007

· Outside Assessor: Charles Sturt University BA Photography, Riverina TAFE Arts & Media

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 Collected ll, Wangaratta Art Gallery

2012 Swan Hill Print & Drawing Acquisitive Awards, Swan Hill Art Gallery

2011 Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2010 The Other Side: Australian Lithuanian Identity, GallerySmith

2009 Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Albury Art Prize, Albury Art Gallery NSW

2008 Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery
Jacarandah Acquisitive Drawing Award, Grafton Regional Gallery

2007 Dominique Segan Drawing Prize, Castlemaine
Hutchins Works on Paper Exhibition, Hobart

2006 Swan Hill Print & Drawing Acquisitive Awards, Swan Hill Art Gallery

2006 Libris Awards, Artspace Mackay

4th International Artist’s Book Triennial Vilnius 2006, Lithuania

2005 Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of NSW

Hutchins Art Prize, Hobart

2004 Citigroup Private Bank Australian Photographic Portrait Prize, AGNSW

Hutchins Art Prize, Hobart

Blackfriars Drawing Acquisitive, Cootamundra

2003 Hazelhurst Award for Art on Paper, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery

2002 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Grafton Regional Gallery

2001 Federation, But who makes a nation?, MGFNSW touring exhibition

2000 En Route, Glen Eira City Gallery

Portia Geach Exhibition, S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney

Solo Exhibitions

2016 A Moroccan Souk (in Milawa), Milawa Pop Up Gallery

2009 the true adventures of paperclipman, Art Space Wodonga

2009 Daily Drawing Project, Shepparton Art Gallery

2007 Daily Drawing Project, Bega Regional Gallery

2002 Book of Days, Left Bank Artists Cooperative Ltd. Beechworth

2001 Observational Drawing, Creators Gallery, Wodonga

1982 Subject Witness Participant, Monash University Switchback Gallery, Subject Witness Participant, Albury Regional Art Gallery

Grants

Museums Australia Bursary, 2002 National Conference

2001 Gordon Darling Grant (New York Studio School/Adelaide Drawing Marathon)

NAVA Pat Corrigan Artists Grant – 1991 (solo) & 1992 (group)

Prizes

2011 Wodonga Hume Award, 2010 The Other Side Australian Lithuanian Identity Highly Commended, 2009 Wodonga Hume Award Highly Commended, 2004 Blackfriars Drawing Acquisitive, Tallangatta Art Prize 1990, 1993

Collections

Monash University Faculty of Art & Design

Indigo Shire Council

Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery

Tallangatta Community Centre

Blackfriars Trust

Albury Regional Art Gallery

Bibliography

‘The Albury Art Prize’ – Jacqui Durrant, Art Monthly #236 2010/11, p63

‘Tumult Captured on Paper’ – Christopher Allen, The Australian 13/11/09

‘Rita Lazauskas: Daily Drawing Project’ – Julie Adams, Imprint Vol 44 #3 Spring 2009 Art Monthly – June 2005

Australian Photographic Portrait Prize – Lee Tran Lam, State of the Arts, April 2004

Monash Gallery of Art Newsletter – #12 Winter 2003, p7

‘Federation, But Who Makes a Nation?’ – MGFNSW catalogue 2001

Oxford Poetry Monthly – cover image

‘Taking space for a walk’ – Robert Nelson, The Age 19/4/2000

‘Me, myself, an eye’ – Bruce James, Sydney Morning Herald 31/10/98 p12

Impact: art for a world identity, Monash University Faculty of Art & Design 1998

Monash University Faculty of Art & Design ISBN 0732621402