News & Publications
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.
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