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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Dianne Fogwell: In Conversation with the Artist

Dianne Fogwell has been an exhibiting artist since 1979, and is one of the most respected printmakers and artists’ book …

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Rona Green: Just Hanging Around

Image above: Rona Green  Pascal  2017  hand coloured linocut  57 x 57 cm Rona Green is renowned for her strikingly …

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Lorne Sculpture Biennale: Cocktail Party & Fine Art Auction

Image above: Terry Matassoni  What took you so long  2001  lithograph  16 x 21 cm In late January 2021, Lorne …

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Belynda Henry – Arts-Matter Interview

Arts-Matter recently hosted an evening at Australian Galleries to celebrate the opening of Belynda Henry’s current solo exhibition, “To Paint …

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Nick Howson – Melbourne bollards

Nick Howson, renowned for his murals on the streets of Richmond, has recently taken to spray painting the bollards in …

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‘First Light: the art of Peter Kingston’ – S.H Ervin Gallery

Image: Peter Kingston, Lady Herron II (2014), oil on canvas, 111 x 141cm First Light: the art of Peter Kingston …

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National Gallery of Australia – Mandy Martin acquisition

Congratulations to Mandy Martin’s whose powerful and large-scale painting Wanderers in the Desert of the Real: Wallerawang Powerstation has recently …

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Peter Wegner – Before Hand – The private life of a portrait

This wonderful portrait of Professor Graeme Clark by Peter Wegner is now showing in the exhibition Before Hand – The private …

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Jimmy Rix – Parliament House Art Collection acquisition

Jimmy Rix  A Symbiotic Relationship  2018  cast bronze with steel base  47 x 62 x 26 cm  edition 9/9 Congratulations …

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Jennifer Keeler-Milne – Finalist in the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, SAM

Images: Beetles, bugs and butterflies, charcoal, paper, timber, glass, 7 domes, dimensions variable Jennifer Keeler-Milne’s beautiful work comprised of double …

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