Anita Laurence


Born in Hobart Tasmania Australia (grew up in Warrandyte Victoria)


1981-1983 Degree Fine Art Painting Prahran College

1998 Diploma of Education The University of Melbourne

Biographical Detail

2016     Painting, printmaking and bookbinding in King Valley NE Victoria with husband Bill Young since 1999

Assistant to Bill Young in custom printing workshop

Artist in Residence The Art Vault Mildura annually since 2009

The Muse Gallery ongoing exhibitions group and solo 2003-2016

‘Eventide’ artist print exchange curated by Rona Green

King Valley Art Show Inc. President 2014-2016, committee member since 2004

2015     Wangaratta Art Gallery acquisition committee

2013     Commission with Sculptor Malcolm Laurence to design commemorative sculpture for St Bernard’s Primary School
Wangaratta 50th Anniversary

‘Across the Arts’ workshop presenter simple bookbinding

2009     Cork Printmakers Cork City Ireland visiting artist

2009     Acquired by the Silk Cut Foundation Collection gifted to the National Gallery of Australia

2007     Co-organiser of ‘Where There’s Smoke…’ an exhibition of community photos from the 06/07 King Valley bush fires
Winner of Rural City of Wangaratta Community Event of year for this project.

2005     Mosaic Sculpture: assisted Deborah Halpern with ‘Portal to Another Time and Place’ Sculpture for the Helen
Lempriere Sculpture Award

Artist in Schools for Rural City of Wangaratta ‘Regeneration Project’ for Seniors Week

King Valley End of Harvest Fiesta, Seed Mosaic/Rangoli children’s art activities

2004     Vietnamese Printmaking workshop with Nguyen Van Cuong at Lancaster Press Brooklyn Victoria

2001     Mosaic paver project with Edi Upper Primary School

1999-2008     Casual relief teaching art in NE Victorian regional primary, secondary and tertiary schools.

1996     Mosaic Sculptures: assisted Deborah Halpern with her ceramic sculptures for commission and exhibition

1994-1998     Limited Edition Prints published by Chrysalis Publishing

1994     Hand colourist at Chrysalis Publishing for prints by Michael Leunig, John Spooner and Geoff La Gerche

1993-1998     Sophia Mundi Rudolph Steiner School part-time teaching printmaking, drawing and bookbinding

1992     Artist in Schools at Bright P-12 College

1991     Initiated ‘Developing Creativity in the Community’ a Country Education Project

1985 -1993     Limited edition prints published by Port Jackson Press

1984     Began making prints with Bill Young



Editions 2016, Tacit Contemporary Art Abbotsford

Eventide‘ print exchange exhibition, Mornington Penisula Regional Gallery

Collected II‘, Wangaratta Art Gallery

King Valley Art Show

Art4All, Fairfield


Rick Amor Print Prize, Monsalvat Eltham

Hume Contemporary Art Award, Arts Wodonga ( People’s Choice winner)

Gippsland Art Gallery Print Prize

Silk Cut Award finalist exhibition, Glen Eira Council Gallery

Art Dreaming’ Across the Arts group exhibition, Wangaratta Art Gallery

Art4All Fairfield

Collecting & Growing’ Wangaratta Art Gallery

Hart Art, Hartwell PS Art Show

New Work’, The Art Vault Mildura (solo)

Burnie Print Prize, Burnie Regional Art Gallery Tasmania

Editions 2015, Tacit Contemporary Art Abbotsford


Silk Cut Award Finalist Exhibition, Glen Eira Council Gallery

Jazz and Blues Interpreted’, Wangaratta Art Gallery

Hume Contemporary Art Award, Arts Wodonga

King Valley Art Show

2013 ‘Town & Country’, The Art Vault Mildura (solo)

Tree Project’, Cascade Print Workshop Maldon Mansfield Spring Arts Festival

Hume Contemporary Art Award, Arts Wodonga

Hart Art’, Hartwell PS Art Show (feature artist) Best in Show


Town & Country’ The Muse Gallery of Milawa (solo)

Twenty-One’ Cork Printmakers, Cork City Ireland celebrating 21 years

Along The Way’, The Art Vault Mildura (solo)

All Sorts of Snippets’, Falkner Gallery Castlemaine

Hume Contemporary Art Award, Arts Wodonga


Harvest Market Exhibition, Yalumba Wine Room Angaston (solo)

Biting Issues’, Cascade Print Workshop Maldon

Fair & Square’, print exchange curated by Rona Green, Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga

Paintworks’ recent paintings by artist working in North East Victoria, Wangaratta Art Gallery

The Art Vault Collection’, Swan Hill Art Gallery

Alone Off The Press’ contemporary monotypes, The Left Hand Gallery Braidwood

Silk Cut Award Finalist Exhibition, Glen Eira Council Gallery

Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre Foyer (solo)

Paradise and Other Places’, Falkner Gallery Castlemaine (solo)

Lancaster Press annual lithograph exhibition, Brooklyn


SunRaysed’, Art Vault Mildura (solo)

Here and There’, The Muse Gallery of Milawa (solo)

Silk Cut Award exhibition, Glen Eira City Council Gallery

Lancaster Press annual lithograph exhibition, Brooklyn

Light on the Landscape’ Works from the Rural City of Wangaratta Collection, Wangaratta Art Gallery


Horizons’ Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery (solo)

Bill Young’s Printers Proof exhibition, Albury Regional Art Gallery NSW

Silk Cut Award exhibition, Glen Eira City Council Gallery

Wangaratta Cardio-Respiratory Centre


‘Dwell’ north east regional artists travelling exhibition outreach project of Wangaratta

exhibitions Gallery

‘Outskirts’ regional artists Benalla Art Gallery


Alpine Style ‘20 Perspectives’, Dinner Plain


Alpine Style ‘20 Perspectives’, Dinner Plain


The Memory Project’, Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery


Art @ the Port’, Port Phillip Special School

Jazz Art’, Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery

The City of Hobson’s Bay


Longitude & Latitude’, Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery

Arthaus Group Exhibition, Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery


Surface 2 Surface’ NE Regional printmakers, Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery

Jazz Art’, Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery


Flower Power’, Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery

Meeting of the Waters’, Arthaus Wangaratta

King Valley Virgin Wine and Food Art Exhibition


Night Garden’, Arthaus Wangaratta


Body and Soul’, Wangaratta Jazz Festival


Australia Felix fringe Exhibition Benalla

Out of the Drawers’ A R T Gallery Eden Melbourne

Cornucopia’ A R T, Gallery Eden Melbourne


Impressions’ A R T,  Gallery Eden Melbourne


Australian Contemporary Art Fair 5 Chrysalis Stand


Australian Contemporary Art Fair 4 Chrysalis Stand

Visions of the Landscape’, Veritas Galleria Eldorado

Courier Gallery Mansfield (with Debra Patterson & Ann Ferguson)


In Bloom’ Exhibition of oil paintings linocuts and monoprints Baysics Café Brighton (solo)



Glimpses of Treasure’, Margot Knox Studio Gallery Melbourne


Visions of Australia’, Gryphon Gallery Melbourne


Warrandyte Post Office Preservation Group Exhibition


Box Hill Acquisitive Prize


Prahran Painters Exhibition

Commissions and Prizes


People’s Choice Award – ‘Mt Stuart‘ Hume Contemporary Art Award Arts Wodonga

Wangajazzaratta’ acquired Wangaratta Art Gallery


Hart Art’ Best In Show for etching ‘Our Place


Acquired Silk Cut Collection gifted to National Gallery of Australia


Rural City of Wangaratta Australia Day Community Event Award for ‘Where There’s Smoke… ’ community fire photo exhibition


7th Annual King Valley Art Exhibition, Winner Contemporary Section


King Valley Virgin Wine and Food Festival Exhibition, Winner of 2 sections


19th Wangaratta Art Show, Winner of works on paper section


Brotherhood of St Laurence ‘Hollingworth Trust Collection’ Linocut title ‘The Home


National Gallery of Australia Silk Cut Foundation Collection, National Australia Bank, Wangaratta Art Gallery Collection, Mildura Arts Centre, Charles Sturt University Collection, Mornington Penisula Regional Art Gallery and private collections in Australia, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, NZ, UK & USA .