Heather Shimmen

b. 1957

Expressionistic and figurative printmaker Heather Shimmen was born in Melbourne and completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at RMIT in 1978. Shimmen has held solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Canberra and Adelaide. Her work has been included in numerous group shows, including exhibitions at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and the Print Council of Australia, Melbourne. Shimmen was awarded Victorian Arts Board grants in 1983 and 1989, Print Council of Australia Member Patron print prizes in 1983, 1991 and 2000, and the silk cut award for linocut print press in 1998. She has taught at several institutions including the Lincoln Institute, Monash University and RMIT. Shimmen’s work is held by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart; the Australian War Memorial, Canberra; Artbank, Sydney; the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne and several regional and university collections.

PAST EXHIBITIONS

2021

In Blog

Artists For Kids Culture – Annual Art Auction

This years’ Artists For Kids Culture Art Auction will include artworks by Rosalind Atkins, Rona Green, Martin King, Lewis Miller, …

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Ink Masters Print Exhibition 2021 – Dianne Fogwell, Glenda Orr and Heather Shimmen

Image above: Heather Shimmen  Sighted  2021  linocut and ink on paper  edition 25  112 x 76 cm Congratulations to Dianne …

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Entrancing Others: A Group Exhibition – Gippsland Art Gallery

Image above: G.W. Bot  Other glyphs  2020  linocut 38 x 38 cm – Photography courtesy of Tim Gresham Sue Anderson, …

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Jenny Rodgerson & Peter Wegner – Finalists in The Lester Prize 2024

Above image details: Jenny Rodgerson Mum’s orange cardigan  2024 oil on linen 60 x 40 cm Congratulations to Jenny Rodgerson and …

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Holly Grace & Sarah Tomasetti – Finalists in the 2024 Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize

Image above: Sarah Tomasetti From Balpatta X 2024 145 x 150 cm pigment oil and marble dust on fresco Congratulations to Holly …

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2024 Salon des Refusés at S.H. Ervin Gallery

Image above (left to right): Graeme Drendel Portrait of Rick  2024 oil on canvas 41 x 31 cm | Michelle Hiscock …

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Janet Luxton – Finalist in the Artists for Conservation International Exhibition

Image above:  Janet Luxton  Giant Australian Cuttlefish  2021  oil on canvas  120x160cm Congratulations to Janet Luxton who has had two …

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Wayne Eager – Interview in Studio National

Above image: Wayne Eager, Allegory I  2023 oil on linen 95 x 133 cm Wayne Eager was interviewed by Janet …

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Omina Art Prize Finalists – Kate Hudson, Martin King, Robin Stewart and Marina Strocchi

Image above: Marina Strocchi The vineyards of Madden’s Lane 2023 acrylic on linen 122 x 152 cm Congratulations to Kate …

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Jennifer Keeler-Milne – Ravenswood Art Prize Finalist

Congratulations to Jennifer Keeler – Milne for being selected as a finalist in the Ravenswood Art Prize 2024 for her …

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Introducing the Sydney Stock Rooms

Australian Galleries is thrilled to introduce our most recent gallery space ~ the Sydney Stock Rooms. Located directly opposite our …

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Jimmy Rix interview for Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2024

In a fascinating artist interview for Sculpture by the Sea,  Jimmy Rix shares insights into the themes which inspired his …

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Julian Twigg ‘Long Haul’ – short film and interview by Peter Lamont

Portrait of Julian Twigg by Peter Lamont Filmmaker Peter Lamont of Handmade Films has created a wonderful short film on …

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