Louise Paramor

She is well known for her large-scale public art commissions, which often combine formal concerns with a pop-inspired sensibility. Recent commissions include Panorama Station on the Peninsula Link Freeway in Melbourne (2012), and Feeling Machines at Bowden Main Park in Adelaide (2016).

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November 2019

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November 28 - December 21
Finkelstein Gallery, Basement 2, 1 Victoria St
Windsor, Vic 3181 Australia
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Louise Paramor graduated from the Western Australian Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting (1985) and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Sculpture at the Victorian College of the Arts (1988).

She is well known for her large-scale public art commissions, which often combine formal concerns with a pop-inspired sensibility. Recent commissions include Panorama Station on the Peninsula Link Freeway in Melbourne (2012), and Feeling Machines at Bowden Main Park in Adelaide (2016).

Paramor has regularly exhibited her work nationally and internationally since 1988, and has been awarded several grants and international residencies including an Australia Council Fellowship at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 1999-2000. In 2010 she won the prestigious McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award with her piece Top Shelf.

 

Recently, the National Gallery of Victoria invited the artist to take over a dedicated space of The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia with a specially commissioned installation involving a series of new paper sculptures that reference her earlier artistic practice, in conjunction with a survey of her recent colourful plastic assemblages. The exhibition, Palace of the Republic, took place from 17 November 2017 until 18 March 2018.

Paramor’s work is held in the following collections: the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Curtin University (Perth), Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of WA, Monash University Museum of Art, Artbank, Gen Eira City Council (Melbourne), McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park (Victoria), and the Gold Coast City Art Gallery.

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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019         Divine Assembly, Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, WA

 

2017         Palace of the Republic, NGV Australia, Federation Square, Melbourne

 

2016         Boomtown, Karen Woodbury Fine Art, Melbourne

 

2014         Supermodel, Turner Galleries, Perth

2014         New Order, Benalla Regional Gallery, Victoria

 

2013         Emporium: a survey 1990-2013, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Melbourne

 

2011          Stupa City, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne

 

2009         Mood Bomb, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne

 

2008         Square, Turner Galleries, Perth

 

2007         Show Court 3, (curated by Jane O’Neill) Rod Laver Arena Complex

 

2006         A Bunch of Flowers, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

 

2005         Classic Shazzy, Stichting Duende Aktiviteiten, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2005          Up She Goes, Linden – St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne

 

2003          immer dein, Breitengraser-room for contemporary sculpture, Berlin

2003          Heart-On, Project Space, RMIT

 

2002          The Love Artist, Breitengraser-room for contemporary sculpture, Berlin

 

2001          Outback Heat, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Germany

2001          Heart-On, International Art Space Kellerberrin Australia (IASKA)

2001          Lustgarten, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne and Artspace, Sydney

 

2000          Lustgarten, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin and Schloss Pillnitz, Dresden

2000          foam-born, Breitengraser-room for contemporary sculpture, Berlin

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