Maryanne Coutts

b. 1960

Painter Maryanne Coutts completed a PhD at the University of Ballarat in 1999 and has taught at Monash University, the Australian Catholic University and the National Art School, where she is currently Head of Drawing. Her thick, weighty gouache and watercolour works depict ambiguous, dark and often unsettling landscapes and anonymous figures.

Coutts has held over 25 solo exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart and Ballarat over the last 30 years. Her work has been included in group exhibitions throughout Australia and overseas. She was awarded the Portia Geach Memorial Award in 2007 and has been a recent finalist in awards such as the Dobell Drawing Prize, Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing and the Kedumba Drawing Prize. Her work is held by several Australian regional and tertiary collections.

PAST EXHIBITIONS

2018

2017

In Blog

Finalists in the 2020 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize

Above image: Janet Luxton, Suffolk Sheep, 2018, oil on Belgian linen, 130 x 110cm A huge congratulations to Maryanne Coutts, Harrie Fasher, …

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2020 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing – Finalists Announced

Image above: Jennifer Keeler-Milne, 6 sketchbooks (2019), paper, coloured pencil and card, 8 x 56 cm (each) Congratulations to Jennifer Keeler-Milne, …

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Dobell Drawing Prize 2019, National Art School

Above image: Richard Goodwin, Chaistic Space Algorithm (2018), charcoal and acrylic paint on canvas, 200 x 200 cm Congratulations to …

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Mary Tonkin – Artist Feature

Image above: Ramble, Kalorama  (detail)  2017-19  oil on linen  180 x 1890 cm Mary Tonkin has a unique ability of capturing …

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Rodney Forbes – Artist Feature

Rodney Forbes’ paintings address deeply poignant subject matter through dreamlike and surreal imagery. Figures and objects float against his trademark …

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Sue Anderson: “Savouring moments of artistic escape”

“Two weeks into lockdown, wading through the bleakness of pandemic panic, impending winter, and the wild west of Collingwood’s tumbleweed …

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