Artist Biograpghy 

 

Personal Details

 

Name: Lisa Pollard

 

Telephone: 0403 186 146

 

Email: lisapollard@mail.com

 

Website: www.lisapollard.com

Design - Shop Vida & Society6

 

 

 

Lisa Pollard was born in Melbourne in 1969, and now works and lives in Newcastle. Pollard studied art in Brisbane, Sydney, London and Newcastle. Pollard worked in education for thirteen years and is also a trained Yoga & meditation teacher & Mindfulness-based stress reduction facilitator with more than twenty seven  years of self-practice and teaching experience. Pollard has been exhibiting her paintings up and down the East coast of Australia and in many group shows in Sydney and The Hunter Valley Region, since 2001. Lisa has a strong interest in design and enjoys seeing her creative pursuits transferred into designs, collaborating with Shop Vida and  Society6.

 

Education 

 

Tertiary

 

1987-1989 Diploma of Teaching (Primary), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane (Extra art electives taken in Painting 1 & 2)

 

1999-2001 Degree of Bachelor of Education, Griffith University, Brisbane

(Art electives in Drawing & Ceramics)

 

Tafe

 

2008-2009 Certificate IV, Fine Arts

2010-2011 Diploma of Fine Arts (Not completed)

Designer - Vida - 2016 www.shopvida.com

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2014 Adamstown Uniting Church, Elemental, Newcastle

2012 True Vision Gallery, Lisa Pollard, Redhead

2008 John Miller Galleries, As It Is, Newcastle

2008 Café Gallery 13, Lorn, Hunter Valley

2007 Tamburlaine, Pokolbin, Hunter Valley

2007 Café Gallery 13, Lorn, Hunter Valley

2006 Cafe Gallery 13, Lorn, Hunter Valley

2004 Anouska's Café Gallery, East Maitland, Hunter Valley

2004 The Bower, Manly, Sydney

2004 Ocean Shores Resort, Salamander Bay

2003 John Miller Galleries, Colouring in the Future, Newcastle

 

Selected Group Exhibitions, Art Shows & Gallery Representation

 

 

2019 NEXUS, Newcastle Grammar School Arts Department

2018 NEXUS, Newcastle Grammar School Arts Department

2017 Sanctuary, Gallery 139, Newcastle

2017 NEXUS, Newcastle Grammar School Arts Department

2017, Collectors Care Art Exhibition,  Newcastle

2017 THREE, Gallery 139, Newcastle

2017 Designs Online, Society6, www.society6.com

 

2016 Collaboration with ShopVida www.shopvida.com

2016 Abstract + Gallery 139, Newcastle

2016 Newcastle Grammar, Nexus, Annual Art Show, Newcastle 

2016 Group Show, Finite Gallery, Caves Beach

 

2015 10th Annual Collectors Care, Samaritans Art Show, Newcastle

2015 Unspoken, Nanshe Gallery, with Jill Orr, Hamilton, Newcastle

2015 C Studios  Art Gallery, Contemporary & Fine Art, Newcastle 

2015 Back to back Galleries, Small:Fraternity, Futility & Hope, Newcastle

2015 Newcastle Grammar, Nexus, Annual Art Show, Newcastle

 

2014 Newcastle Grammar, Nexus, Annual Art Show, Newcastle

2014 Finite Gallery, Kiss My Arts 2, Caves Beach

2014 Back to Back Galleries, Small: believe in magic, Newcastle

2014 Hunter Valley Grammar School, Inspired, Ashtonfield

2014 Selected for Laman St Art Prize, Back to back Galleries, Newcastle

 

2013 Hunter St Tafe Gallery, Forsythes Collectors Care, Samaritans Art Show, Newcastle

2013 Group Show, Finite Gallery, Caves Beach

2013 Newcastle Grammar, Nexus, Annual Art Show, Newcastle

2013 Back to back Galleries, Small: the birds the bees & the trees, Newcastle

 

2012 Front Room Gallery, Forsythes Collectors Care, Samaritans Art Show, Newcastle

2012 Newcastle Grammar School, Nexus, Annual Art Show, Newcastle

2012 Back to Back Galleries, Small: a matter of time, Newcastle

 

2011 Back to Back Galleries, Small: cornucopia, Newcastle

2011 Front Room Gallery, Forsythes Collectors Care, Samaritans Art Show, Newcastle

2011 Vivid Art Gallery, Cessnock

2011 Webb’s Gallery, Kahibah

2011 Newcastle Grammar School, Nexus, Annual Art Show, Newcastle

Selected artist for door raffle

 

2010 School of the Arts Gallery, Xmas Exhibition, Newcastle

2010 Front Room Gallery, Secondary Colours, Diploma Students, Newcastle

2010 Newcastle Grammar School, Nexus, Annual Art Show, Newcastle

2010 Front Room Gallery, Forsythes Collectors Care, Samaritans Art Show

2010 Curator, Palette, Front Room Gallery

 

2009 Photography Exhibition, Roll, Shoot Snap, Front Room Gallery,

2009 John Miller Galleries, Newcastle by Name 2, Newcastle

2009 School of the Arts Gallery, Xmas Exhibition Newcastle

2009 Newcastle Grammar School, Nexus, Annual Art Show, Newcastle

 

2008 Newcastle Grammar School, Nexus, Annual Art Show, Newcastle

2008 Forsythes Collectors Care, Front Room Gallery, Newcastle

2008 Greenway Gallery, Scarlet Show

2008 Front Room Gallery, Newcastle, Maritime Annual Art Prize

 

2007 Front Room Gallery Forsythes Collectors Care, Newcastle

2007 Gallery Oscar, Pymble, Sydney

2007 Nexus, Newcastle Grammar School, Annual Art Show, Newcastle

2007 Lorn Gallery, Feathers, Fur or Fins, Lorn

2007 Red Hill Fine Art Galleries, Paddington, Brisbane

2007 Emporium Gallery of Fine Art, The Valley, Brisbane

2007 Tighes Hill Gallery, Tighes Hill, Newcastle

2007 Hunter Valley Annual Art Show, East Maitland

2007 Audi Gallery, Cooks Hill, Newcastle

2007 Urban Exotic, Cooks Hill, Newcastle

 

2006 Audi Gallery, Cooks Hill, Newcastle

2006 Tighes Hill Gallery, Reflections, Tighes Hill, Newcastle

2006 Red Hill Fine Art Galleries, Paddington, Brisbane

2006 Emporium Gallery of Fine Art, The Valley, Brisbane

2006 Urban Exotic, Cooks Hill, Newcastle

2006 Gallery Oscar, Pymble, Sydney

2006 Picture This, Broad beach, Gold Coast

 

2005 Laguna Annual Art Show, Wolombi

2005 Tighes Hill Gallery, Tighes Hill, Newcastle

2005 Trinity Art & Craft Exhibition, Trinity Lutheran College, Gold Coast

2005 Morpeth Art Studio, Morpeth

2005 Urban Exotic, Cooks Hill, Newcastle

2005 Red Hill Fine Art Galleries, Paddington, Brisbane

2005 Emporium Gallery of Fine Art, The Valley, Brisbane

2005 Gallery Oscar, Pymble, Sydney

 

2004 Trinity Art & Craft Exhibition, Trinity Lutheran College, Gold Coast

2004 Salmon Galleries, North Shore, Sydney

2004 John Miller Galleries, Foolscap Art Prize, Newcastle

2004 Tighes Hill Gallery, Tighes Hill, Newcastle

2004 Laguna Annual, Art Show, Wolombi

2004 Hunter Valley Annual Art Show, East Maitland

2004 Artworks Gallery, Southport, Gold Coast

2004 MLC Gallery, Ultimo, Sydney

2004 Gallery Oscar, Pymble, Sydney

2004 Red Hill Fine Art Galleries, Paddington, Brisbane

2004 Emporium Gallery of Fine Art, The Valley, Brisbane

 

2003 Charles Ginn Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane

2003 Art Gallery Schubert, Main Beach, Gold Coast

2003 Bare Bones, Bangalow

2003 Waywood Gallery, Byron Bay

2003 The Cape Gallery, Byron Bay

2003 Gallery Oscar, Pymble, Sydney

 

2002 Charles Ginn Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane

 

2001 Charles Ginn Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane

 

Art Courses

 

2002            Photograpghy, Collage & Virtual Art Forms, Catholic Schools Office, Diocese of  Maitland-Newcastle

1999            Life darwing, Art Shop, Brisbane

1998            Illustration, Design & Collage, David Waller, Eastern Suburbs Regional Evening  College, North  Bondi, Sydney

1997            Children’s Book Illustration, Priscilla Nielson, Eastern Suburbs Community  College, Bondi, Sydney

1995            Introduction to Illustration, The City Literary Institute, London

1994            Developing a Sketchbook, Sue Murdoch, The City Literary Institute, London

1994           ‘The Amazing Me’. Photography in the Primary Classroom, The Photographers   Gallery,  London

1993            Drawing & Progression, Maurice Barrett, Professional Development Course, Tower   Hamlets, London

1993            Art in Topic Work, Steve Herne, Professional Development Course, Tower Hamlets,   London

1993            Acting Post-Holder Art Working Party, Writing an Art Policy for Tower Hamlets,  Steve Herne,

                     Professional Development Course, Tower  Hamlets, London

1993            Life Painting, The City Literary Institute, London

1992            Colour Course, Steve Herne, Professional Development Course, Tower Hamlets,  London