Barbie Kjar

b. 1957

Printmaker Barbie Kjar completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at the University of Tasmania in 1987 and a Masters degree at RMIT in 2000. She has held solo exhibitions since 1986 in Hobart, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane. She has been included in group exhibitions at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart; Korea and France. She has been artist in residence in California, Barcelona, Canberra and Tokyo. She was awarded the Trust Bank Art Award in 1992, the Conrad Jupiters Art Prize in 1999 and Victorian Arts Board Grants in 1988, 1991 and 2004. Her work is held by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the Tasmanian Museum and Gallery, Hobart; Artbank, Sydney; Parliament House, Canberra and several regional and university galleries.

PAST EXHIBITIONS

2018

In Blog

National Works on Paper – Finalists Announced

Image above: Martin King  unnatural history  N.D  graphite on drafting film, watercolour on paper  125cm x 185cm Congratulations to David Frazer, Winsome Jobling, …

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How art can change the workplace

Imagine you are walking through a soulless building. The corridors are empty. The walls are blank, save for an occasional …

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Jennifer Keeler-Milne and Barbie Kjar – Finalists in the Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize 2019

Congratulations to Jennifer Keeler-Milne and Barbie Kjar who have been announced as finalists in the Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize …

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Art in the Vines at Hanging Rock Winery

Image above: Jimmy Rix  St George and the Dragon II  Corten steel Following on from two hugely successful Art in the Vines …

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Marina Strocchi ‘New York New Work’ at Araluen Arts Centre

Image above: Marina Strocchi  Manhattan III  2019  gouache and acrylic on paper   New York New Work is the outcome of Marina Strocchi’s time …

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Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now

The work of G.W. Bot and Inge King are among 170 artists featured in the recently opened exhibition, Know My Name: …

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Margie Sheppard – Artist Feature

Image above: Margie Sheppard  Monument 2  2017  etching  edition 25  90 x 79 cm ‘Abstraction allows me to glimpse a …

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Artists for Kids’ Culture – Annual Art Auction

Image above: Graham Fransella  Figure and dog  2019  etching  edition 25  20 x 24 cm Artworks by Rosalind Atkins, Graham Fransella, Rona …

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Pam Tippett in ‘Margaret’s House’ – Margaret Olley Centre

Margaret’s pot and vases with paper daisies, 2019, oil on linen on panel, 45 x 45 cm ‘Margaret’s House’ featuring Pam …

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Danielle Creenaune – Artist Feature

The title of Danielle Creenaune’s current exhibition, ‘Fragile States,’ describes a parallel notion of fragility with respect to the state of …

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Rodney Pople – Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize 20th Anniversary

Images: Rodney Pople, Horse and figure with pom pom, 2020, scrubbed plywood, nails, screws, brass ,acrylic and cotton, string ,wax and pins, 80 …

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RODNEY POPLE ON PAPER: 1980 – 2020

Chair, 1983, pencil on paper, 30 x 21 cm RODNEY POPLE ON PAPER: 1980 – 2020 Australian Galleries (online) 2 – …

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Rodney Forbes – Winner of the Maritime Art Prize 2020

Image above: Rodney Forbes  A Submariner Dreams of Home  2020  oil on canvas Congratulations to Rodney Forbes who has been …

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