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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Maryanne Coutts – ‘Life Drawing Live’ on SBS

Image: Maryanne Coutts (left) and Wendy Sharpe (right). Courtesy of SBS ‘Life Drawing Live’ is set to become Australia’s first …

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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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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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Art in the Vines at Hanging Rock Winery

Image above: Jimmy Rix  St George and the Dragon II  Corten steel Following on from two hugely successful Art in the Vines …

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Marina Strocchi ‘New York New Work’ at Araluen Arts Centre

Image above: Marina Strocchi  Manhattan III  2019  gouache and acrylic on paper   New York New Work is the outcome of Marina Strocchi’s time …

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