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EDUCATION

2006 – 2008   Master of Arts (Art in Public Space) with Distinction, RMIT University
1999 – 2003   Bachelor of Arts (Painting)(Hons) with Distinction, RMIT University
1998 – 2000   Bachelor of Design, Graphic Design – Swinburne University

PUBLIC ART PROJECTS

2016               ‘Vibrant Possibilities’ Collaborative Mural – St Catherines School, Toorak
2016               Ovation Collaborative Mural – Ovation Cruise Ship
2016               Shipping Container Mural – NightJar Festival, Torquay
2015               Mary Davis Centre Painting Installation Project – St Catherines School, Toorak
2015               Hop for Hope, The Alannah & Madeline Foundation – Yarra Valley Chocolaterie
2015               Brooklynk Residency Mural Projects – Brooklyn & Washington Heights, NYC
2013               Balmoral Regional Mural Project – Balmoral, Victoria, February
2012               To Sile with Love – Sile, Istanbul, Turkey
2012               Eureka Level 89 – Live Painting Performance, Eureka Tower, Southbank
2012               Chromablitz – Dandenong Market, Drum Theatre, Thomas Street Carpark, Dandenong
2012               Obus / LMFF Wall Painting – Obus Flagship Store, Flinders Ln, Melbourne
2011               Quirk & Co. – Public Artwork Commission, North Melbourne
2011               Apsley Regional Mural Project – Apsley, Victoria
2011               Melbourne Central Live Painting Project – Melbourne Central, Melbourne CBD
2011               Trust Project – Curzon Place, North Melbourne
2011               Gertrude Projection Festival – Gertrude St, Fitzroy
2011               Dagmar Rousset Exhibition & Window Installation – Dagmar Rousset, Fitzroy
2010               Sile/ Istanbul – Europe’s Capital of Culture Public Art Project – Turkey
2010               POD Project – Incinerator Arts Complex, Moonee Ponds
2010               Chromacut – Signal Building, Northbank, Melbourne
2010               Chromaphos – Euroluce, 20 Russell St, Melbourne
2009               Viachroma – Dandenong Station, Dandenong
2009               Winter Art Projection – Thomas Street, City of Greater Dandenong
2008               Italy Project – Monash University Prato Centre, Palazzo Vaj, Italy
2008               Common Gesture – Painting Installation, RMIT University Building 15
2008               Window PaintingDe/personalising the Studio – City of Greater Dandenong
2008               The Works Painting Installation – Burwood Rd Hawthorn
2008               Building 50 Painting Installation – RMIT University, Orr Street Carlton
2007               China Project – Shaanxi University of Fashion and Art, Xian Yang, China
2006               Snow Show – Public Art Project, Mt Buller

CORPORATE PROJECTS

2015               Four Tonne Project – Four Winds Vineyard, Canberra
2015               Nike Player Space – Australian Open – Melbourne CBD
2014               Time Architects Boadroom Project – Leicester St, Carlton
2014               Dulux 2014 Colour Forecast
2013               Stratus Property Development Foyer – Lygon Street, Brunswick
2013               Mutual Store Apartment Building Foyer – Degreaves Street Melbourne CBD
2013               C3 Property Development – Sydney Road, Brunswick
2013               Moore St Studio – Fitzroy
2013               Mecca Cosmetica – 30 Stores Nationally, Myer Windows

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014               Inamorata – Koskela, Rosebery, Sydney
2011               Colour Storm – Area Contemporary Art Space, Brunswick Street Fitzroy
2010               Common Gesture Subdivision – Area Contemporary Art Space, Brunswick Street Fitzroy
2008               Process Paintings – Sale Regional Art Gallery, Sale, Gippsland
2007               New Work – Area Contemporary Art Space, Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
2005               Try Some Raspberri? – Absolut Art, The Metropol, Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
2005               Leaf Morphogenesis – [MARS] Melbourne Art Rooms, Bay Street, Pt Melbourne
2005               Leaf Morphogenesis – Area Contemporary Art Space, Brunswick Street Fitzroy
2004               Selected Works – Milk, Fitzroy Street, St. Kilda
2003               Plastic Canvas – First Site Gallery, Swanston Street, Melbourne
2002               Are We Having Fun Yet? – Collingwood Gallery, Smith Street, Collingwood
2000               Recent Works – Upstairs Fitzroy Gallery, Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015               Southern Skies, XY Atelier Gallery – Lower East Side, New York City
2015               Hop For Hope, Charity Fundraising Exhibition for the Alannah & Medeline Foundation
2015               Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Icecreamery, Yarra Valley
2014               The Big Design Market – Royal Exhibition Buildings, Carlton
2014               Finders Keepers – Royal Exhibition Buildings, Carlton
2013               The Big Design Market – Royal Exhibition Buildings, Carlton
2013               New Works – Tigerfish, Bell Street, Torquay
2013               Design Made Trade – Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Southbank
2012               Jardan Exhibition, Saturday in Design – Rokeby Studios, Collingwood
2012               Design Made Trade – Royal Exhibition Buildings, Carlton
2012               Design Futures, Design & Decoration – Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Southbank
2012               Art Melbourne – Royal Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne
2012               Fluoresce, National Gallery of Victoria – NGV Studio Residency, Federation Square
2011               Design Made Trade – Royal Exhibition Buildings Melbourne
2011               Art Melbourne – Royal Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne
2009               Cross Cultural Mural Project – Area Contemporary Art Space, Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
2008               Made in Italy – Area Contemporary Art Space, Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
2008               RMIT/Monash Onsite Project – Monash University Prato Centre, Palazzo Vaj, Italy
2008               Mark Make – Area Contemporary Art Space, Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
2008               Fluoresce Part 3 – Area Contemporary Art Space, Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
2007               China Project – Area Contemporary Art Space, Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
2007               Snow Show Part 2 – First Site Gallery, Swanston Street, Melbourne
2006               Gardens of Earthly Delight – City Museum, Spring Street, Melbourne
2006               We Must Support Ourselves – Spacement, Flinders Lane, Melbourne
2005               Fluoresce Part 2 – Area Contemporary Art Space, Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
2005               Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award – Werribee Park Mansion
2004               Home Is Where The Art Is – Open Space, Franklin Street, Melbourne
2004               Fluoresce – Area Contemporary Art Space, Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
2004               Slips, Shifts & Reversals – Conical, Rochester Street, Fitzroy
2003               Graduate Exhibition – Dickerson Gallery, Waltham Street, Richmond
2003               Piece of Paper – Performance, Parliament Steps, Spring Street, Melbourne
2003               Odd – First Site Gallery, Swanston Street, Melbourne
2003               Reflector 03 – Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre, Davey Street, Frankston
2003               Reflector 03 – Maroondah Estate Gallery, Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood
2003               Pre-Flight – Honours Show, Faculty Gallery, RMIT University, Melbourne
2003               Siemens Scholarship Exhibition – RMIT Gallery, Swanston Street, Melbourne
2003               RMIT Honours Graduate Exhibition – RMIT School of Art & Culture, Melbourne
2003               New Collectables Art Auction – First Site Gallery, Swanston Street, Melbourne
2002               Emerging Artists Program – Mira Gallery, Flinders Street, Melbourne
2002               Nu Arte #2 – 4 Cats Gallery, Johnston Street, Abbotsford
2002               Dolly – Gossard Building, Franklin Street, Melbourne
2010               Graduate Exhibition – RMIT University School of Art & Culture, Melbourne
2001 – 2002   Siemens – Bayswater Office, Victoria
2001               Nu Arte – Mansour & Hill, La Trobe Street, Melbourne
2001               Darebin LaTrobe Acquisitive Art Prize Exhibition – The Gallery, Bundoora
2001               New Collectables Auction – First Site Gallery, Swanston Street, Melbourne
2000               Blur Magazine Design Exhibition – Swinburne University, Prahran
2000               Absent Graduate Exhibition – Graphic Design, Swinburne University, Prahran
1998 – 1999   St Vincent’s Hospital – Victoria Parade, Melbourne
1999               dRAW Drawing Exhibition

GRANTS & AWARDS

2011               Artstart Grant, Australia Council
2009               City of Melbourne Arts Grant – Signal Category
2009               JBSeed Art for the Public Grant
2005               City of Yarra Community Innovation Grant
2005               Finalist Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award
2003               Finalist Siemens Scholarship
2002               RMIT School of Art and Culture Award – Painting
2001               Finalist Darebin LaTrobe Acquisitive Art Prize
2000               Golden Key National Honour Society
1998               Slawa Duldig Memorial Art Award

RESIDENCIES

2016               St Catherine’s School, Toorak
2015               Brooklynk Residency Mural Projects, Brooklyn & Washington Heights, NYC
2015               St Catherine’s School, Toorak
2012               Belediyese Municipality, Sile/Istanbul, Turkey
2011               Lorenzetti Galerie, Lyon, France
2010               Belediyese Municipality, Sile/Istanbul, Turkey
2008               Monash University Prato Centre, Palazzo Vaj, Italy
2007               Shaanxi University of Fashion and Art, Xian Yang, China

PUBLISHED WORK

2016               Deco Home, ‘Art Attack’ Jan-March – Germany.
2015               Owning It – A Creatives Guite to Copyright, Contracts and the Law – Sharon Givoni, Creative Minds Publishing, Page 50.
2015               The Happy Cookbook – Lola Berry, Pan Macmillan Australia, Pages 85, 90, 141, 160
2015               Unexpected Art, Serendipitous Installations, Site-Specific Works, and Surprising Interventions – Jenny Moussa Spring, Page 110-111
2015               Home Beautiful, Inspire {Home Truths} – Vera Klein, Page 28, February
2015               Colourful Approach Wins Out, Melbourne Leader – January 27
2015               Martinich Brushes Aside Competition – Business Beat, Geelong Advertiser – January 7, Page 28
2015               Adore Magazine – Whats New – Annual Edition, Page 11
2014               Ebsworth Green Square Property Development – Mirvac, Cover
2014               Dinner Date. Inside Out Magazine – Pheobe McEvoy, December, Page 62
2014               MX Magazine -MxStyle – November 19, Page 22
2014               Interiors – Colourful Character, Herald Sun Home Magazine – October
2014               She’s the cheese and I’m the macaroni, This is Roshambo – September (Online)
2014               Martinich&Carran, Winkelen Magazine – August (Online)
2014               #100 Collectors Issue Cover Story, Real Living Magazine – July Issue 100
2014               The Block Magazine, Fans Vs Faves – Chantelle & Steve
2014               The Block television show, Fans Vs Faves – Chanel 9
2014               Bright Sparks, Home Beautiful Magazine – Ruth Welsby, May
2014               Cover Story: Art & Soul, Herald Sun Home Magazine – Eliza Hope, February
2013               Gallery, NGV Magazine – November
2013               Load Bearing, The Australian Magazine – Jill Rowbotham, May
2013               Upfront, Green magazine – Issue 33
2013               Colour Forecast, Home Beautiful – November
2013               Take it Outside, House & Garden – Janet James, November
2013               Belle Inbox, Belle Magazine – October/November
2013               Online Stores, Inside Out Magazine – October Issue 107
2013               Cover Story Shake it Up!, Real living Magazine – Sarah Ellison, October Issue 92
2013               Cover Story Perfect Match, The Sunday Age Home Style Magazine – Zinta Jurjans Heard, September 29
2013               Savvy Shopper, The Sunday Age ‘M’ Magazine – Emily Ward, August 25
2013               How to keep the fun in functional, The Sunday Age Domain – Ann Pilmer, May 12
2013               Martinich & Carran, The Design Files – February
2013               By Design, Gourmet Traveller – April
2013               Public Mural to open at Balmoral, Wimmera Mail Times – March
2013               Balmoral’s Vibrant Wall of Colour, The Hamilton Spectator – March
2013               Object of Desire, Weekender, The Age Good Weekend Magazine – March
2013               Bright Side, The Age Sunday Life Magazine – January
2012               Right Now Design, Belle Magazine – Christmas Edition, December/Jan
2012               Curve Appeal, Inside Out Magazine – June
2012               Modern Romance, Inside Out Magazine – June
2012               The Eyes Have It, House & Garden – June
2012               Transforming the Ordinary, Acclaim Magazine – May 16
2012               Where the Art Is, The Sunday Age – back page, May 27
2012               The Sunday Age Melbourne Inside Out Magazine – May 29
2012               Art Melbourne 2012, The Age – Robert Nelson, May 30
2012               French Lessons, Broadsheet – James Cameron, January 18
2011               Street Art a Lyon, Lyon Tribune – Cover, December
2011               Interview – Public Artist Rowena Martinich – Lucy Feagins, The Design Files (Online), August 5
2011               Inside Info – The Talk of the Town – Watch This Face – Peter Barrett, The (Melbourne) Magazine, Issue no. 81, July 2011. Page 17
2011               Collect Call – Stephen A Russell & Mary-Jane Daffy – The Melbourne Weekly, May 18, Cover, Page 18 & 19
2011               Interview: Rowena Martinich – Alison, Desktop – The Culture of Design (Online) April 21
2011               Art Melbourne – Broadsheet Melbourne, April 7
2010               Who stole the southern cross? A cautionary tale for public art – Kevin Murray, Artlink, Art in the Public Arena, Vol 30 no 3
2009               Colour for Commuters – Jeff Jones, The Leader, December 14, Page 9
2009               On public art, Rowena’s train of thought is just dandy – Harbant Gill, Herald Sun, December 15, Page 61
2009               New Artwork Unveiled at Dandenong Station – The City – Greater Dandenong’s monthly publication, December, Page 21
2009               Abstract Transit – Lucy Di Paolo, The Journal, December 21, Page 13
2009               Station Artscape Goes Up – Lia Bichel, Star, December 17, Page 4
2009               Glass Walkway Artwork for Dandenong Station – Stakeholder – Greater Dandenong’s Business News, December, Page 12
2009               Strong Foundation. Built Environment, Construction & Infrastructure – RMIT University, Page 17
2009               RMIT Postgraduate Art in Public Space Guide – RMIT University
2008               High Sprays – Harbant Gill,Herald Sun, 23rd June, Page 34
2008               Design is a Verb – Catalogue,State of Design Festival
2008               Our World, Our Creation – tate of Design Festival Insert, Herald Sun 10th July, Page 3
2008               RMIT University Postgraduate Course Guide – RMIT University, Page 6
2008               Process Paintings – Catalogue, Sale Regional Gallery
2007               New Work – Catalogue, Area Contemporary Art Space
2006               Snow Show – Catalogue, RMIT Union Arts
2006               10 Years Underground – First Site Gallery & RMIT Union Arts
2005               Out On Display – Australian House & Garden, May, Page 200-201
2005               Family Planning – Adam Shand, Qantas Magazine, August, Page 50-51
2005               Leaves Plenty To Think About – Bill McAuley, Herald Sun,9th May, Page 5
2005               Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award – Catalogue
2003               Plastic Canvas – Catalogue. Iwona Janczewski, RMIT University
2003               Plastic Fanplastic – Iwona Janczewski, Edition Three, Acca Online Magazine
2003               Reflector 03 – Catalogue, Sophia Xeros-Constantinides, RMIT University
2003               RMIT Honours Graduate Exhibition – Catalogue, RMIT University
2002               Public Hangings – Andrew MacKenzie. Channel 31 Television
2002               RMIT Graduate Exhibition – Catalogue, RMIT University
2001               2001 Darebin La Trobe 2001 Acquisitive Art Prize – Catalogue
1998               Art Connections – 2nd Edition, Jenny Aland, Max Darby, Heinemann Press

COLLECTIONS

Tim Etchells – Director of Art Melbourne
Eric Bana – Sydney
Claire Cousins Architects – Melbourne
Simson Cards – Fitzroy
Time Architects – Carlton
Mim Designs – South Yarra
Stratus Building – Brunswick
Mutual Store Apartments – Melbourne CBD
Adina Mascot – Sydney
Facebook Head Office – Sydney
Warwick Fabrics – Toorak
Mirvac – Sydney
Shaanxi University of Fashion and Art – Xian Yang, China
Monash University Prato Centre, Palazzo Vaj – Italy
RMIT University, City Campus – Melbourne
Health Super Head Office – Burke Road Camberwell
Ricoh Head Office – Church Street Richmond
Extensive Private Collections