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

HOLDING GROUND #savearthursseat

The work of 76 leading contemporary artists comes together in HOLDING GROUND, an online art exhibition fundraiser to help stop …

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2021 Burnie Print Prize Finalists

Image above: Danielle Creenaune  Silent falls: Carrington  2020  stone lithograph and chine colle  52 x 43 cm Congratulations to the …

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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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Martin King – Splash: McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award

Martin King  sometimes the blind must lead the blind  2021  watercolour on drafting film and paper  119 x 178 cm Congratulations to Martin King who …

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Graeme Drendel, Cathy Weiszmann and Christine Wrest-Smith – The Naked & Nude Art Prize 2021 Finalists

Image above: Christine Wrest-Smith  Strength and Presence Congratulations to Graeme Drendel, Cathy Weiszmann and Christine Wrest-Smith for being selected as …

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Angus Fisher – Finalist in Environmental Art and Design Prize 2021

Image above: Angus Fisher  Marajo  2020  ink pen and watercolour on paper  55 x 75 cm Australian Galleries is excited to …

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Geoffrey Ricardo – New Sculpture at ‘Orana’

This incredible new sculpture by Geoffrey Ricardo is currently being installed at the new sustainable housing development ‘Orana’ in Clyde …

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Peter Wegner – Drawn From Life

Image above: Close-up detail of Portrait Magazine featuring Peter Wegner’s drawings of Marg Mossop (2015) and Hilda Heley (2015) In …

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Martin King – Artist Feature

Image above: Martin King  tree of life, unsuccessful species  2021  etching, drypoint, chine collé and hand colouring  edition 3  168 …

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Jazmina Cininas – Eglė and the Iron She-Wolves

Image above: Jazmina Cininas  Trans Baltic-Tasman Crossing  2018  artist book with collage  21 x 14 x 2.5 cm Following an …

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Vale Mandy Martin 1952-2021

Vale Mandy Martin 18th November 1952 – 10th July 2021 Today we farewell artist and friend Mandy Martin. Mandy was a highly …

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Michael Snape – Feature on Archibald Portrait of Stuart Purves

Image above: Artist Michael Snape and Stuart Purves alongside Michael’s Archibald Finalist painting of Stuart Purves. “Stuart Purves has been …

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Rosalind Atkins, Philip Davey, David Frazer and Mary Tonkin – The Big Tree and Other Landscapes From the Whitehorse Art Collection

Image above: Mary Tonkin  Crack, Kalorama  2012  oil on linen  62 x 68 cm Featuring a selection of artworks from …

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