DR Elizabeth Gower

DR Elizabeth Gower




  • Elizabeth Gower has held over 30 one-person exhibitions throughout Australia and in New York, Paris, Sharjah and London. She is currently represented by Sutton Gallery in Melbourne and Milani Gallery in Brisbane.

    Selected group exhibitions include: 'Melbourne Now' NGV: Australia, Melbourne (2013/14), 'Collage in Australia' Heide, Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (2013). Cubism and Australian Art' Heide, Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (2010). 'Stick It!' Ian Potter Centre, NVG: Australia (2010). 'Imaging the Apple' AC Institute, New York (2010). 'Live in the Limo' Armory Art Fair, New York (2009). 'Pan-demonium' AC Institute, New York (2009). 'Material Afterlife' Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Michigan (2009). '1000 Drawings' Artists Space, New York (2008). 'This Crazy Love' Linden, Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2007). 'Mesh' The Art Gallery Nanyan University, Singapore (2003). 'Pen to Pixel' Ian Potter Centre, NGV: Australia (2003). 'Fieldwork Australian Art 1968-2002' Ian Potter Centre, NGV: Australia (2002). 'ARCO Contemporary Art Fair' Madrid (2002). 'Good Vibrations: the legacy of Op art in Australia' Heide MoMA, Melbourne (2002). 'Paperworks' Queensland Art Gallery (2002). 'Clemenger Contemporary Art Award' MoMA at Heide, Melbourne (1999). 'Gramercy Art Fair' New York (1998). 'Beyond the Quilt' Maidstone Museum and Art Gallery, London (1997). 'Perspecta' Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (1997). 'Inherited Absolute' ACCA, Melbourne (1992). 'Off The Wall - In the Air: A Seventies Selection' Monash University Gallery, Melbourne (1991). 'Embracing Space' Art Gallery of Western Australia (1991). 'Neighbours' Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (1991). 'John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize' National Gallery of Victoria (1988,1983 &1979). 'Backlash, Australian Drawing Revival' National Gallery of Victoria (1987). 'Australian Perspecta' Art Gallery of New South Wales (1985 & 1981). 'Isolaustalia' Gallerie Lillo & Fondazion   




Additional Grant Information

  • Elizabeth Gower has been the recipient of numerous awards and prizes including 3 Australia Council New Work grants, Victorian Ministry for the Arts, NETS Victoria Touring Grants, Alliance Francasie Art Fellowship, Dr Denise Hickey Memorial Scholarship, Australia Postgraduate Award, American Australian Association-Dame Joan Sutherland Fund.

    Studio residencies include: Arthur Boyd Paretaio Studio in Italy, Australia Council Studio in Barcelona, Dr Denise Hickey Studio at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, Australia Council Greene Street Studio, New York, and Point B residency New York.

    Public Art work commissions include:  for Victorian Ministry for the Arts painted tram project, Melbourne World Trade Centre, MCG Great Southern Stand, Southgate, Panorama Apartments, Inkerman Street Pulse Apartments and Sydney Olympics Superdome.   


Education and training

  • PhD, Monash University 2014
  • MA, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 1996
  • Dip Ed, Toorak Teachers College 1974
  • Dip A&D, Prahran College of Advanced Education 1973

Awards and honors

  • Australia Council studio residency in New York, Australia Council, 2008
  • Studio residency at Cit~ Internationale des Arts, Paris, awarded by Art Gallery of New South Wales, Dr. Denise Hickey Memorial Scholarship, 2007


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