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

2021

In Blog

Barbie Kjar – Winner of the 2024 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing

Image above: Barbie Kjar and her winning work No Expectations  2024 Photograph by Louisa Chircop Congratulations to Barbie Kjar, Winner …

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Barbie Kjar & Stephanie Monteith – Finalists in Hazelhurst Works on Paper Award

Barbie Kjar  Lion Tides  2023  Mokulito drypoint relief print and stencils  380 x 224 cm Congratulations to Barbie Kjar and Stephanie …

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Barbie Kjar – Mokulito Workshop at Baldessin Studio

Image above: Barbie Kjar  Scarab  2022  mokulito  56 x 76 cm. Join Barbie Kjar in a 2-day Mokulito workshop at …

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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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Congratulations Martin King – Finalist in The Alice Prize

Martin King  ledger of the lost years ‘24 and ‘25′  N.D  graphite, watercolour and gouache on drafting film and paper  …

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Dianne Fogwell – ‘Prescience’ Exhibition at Geelong Gallery

Image above: Dianne Fogwell  Prescience  2023  linocut and woodcut  4,500 x 145 cm  – installation at Geelong Gallery Congratulations to …

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Raymond Arnold Highly Commended & Rodney Pople a Finalist in the 2024 Glover Prize

Image above: Raymond Arnold Congratulations to Raymond Arnold, who has been Highly Commended in the 2024 Glover Prize, and to …

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The 2024 Palmer Sculpture Biennial

Image above: Greg Johns  The Kiss (Buried Alive)  2022-23  Corten steel  140 x 486 x 18cm “Congratulations to Greg Johns …

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