About

"I didn't write the rules.
Why would I follow them?"
W Eugene Smith

Genevieve Memory works in painting, expanded practice and art writing.  Her quietly rebellious transdisciplinary works question existing power structures and their enablement through labelling practices and the signification of clothing.  Genevieve's work in the arts is guided by a respect for all people.​

 

Genevieve works predominantly in the areas of painted portraiture and expanded practice, producing transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary work that blurs or critiques conventional boundaries between established genre and media.  She works both figuratively and with abstraction.

 

Genevieve's critiquing of formal boundaries in visual art has, for her, become a metaphor for the critiquing of societal boundaries from an egalitarian perspective.  Currently, women's roles and identities as perceived by themselves and others are being explored, using the dress as the key motif.  The work addresses human dignity and the effect of labelling practices, and explores what has changed and what has stayed the same for women over time.

In August, Genevieve travelled to Bendigo where she presented The Semiotics of the Dress (Bendigo) and the community collaborative art project The Wondering Project.  She has just hosted a one-week pop-up expanded practice show, My shiny new egalitarianism, at the Glass Box Gallery, Griffith QCA.  Genevieve is looking forward to presenting the installation Dress Shop Window Wonderland in the Window Gallery, Pine Rivers Art Gallery, in February next year.  This exhibition will coincide with the commencement of her Bachelor of Fine Art Honours degree at Griffith University QCA.

Visual Art education

2020- Bachelor of Fine Art Honours, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University

2015-June 2019 - Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) with Distinction, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University

Visual Art workshops and training

October 2019 - Brisbane Portrait Prize Symposium, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University

September 2019-ongoing - observational drawing and painting classes with David Fenoglio at Atelier, Salisbury

March 2019 - professional practice workshops in pitching and grant-writing

October 2018 - Legal workshop for creative practitioners with Arts Law, Artisan

November 2017 - January 2018 - Gerhard Richter lecture series, QAGOMA

October 2017 - Gerhard Richter: Questions for Painters postgraduate symposium, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University

January 2017 - Etching course (hard and soft ground) with Simon White, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne

November 2016 - Etching and Collagraph Combined workshop with Gwenn Tasker, Impress Studios, Kedron

October 2016 - Print-making workshop (monoprint, chine colle, drypoint and screenprint) with Nancy Brown, BIA, Windsor

May 2016 - Shibori indigo dying workshop with Claudia Husband, South Brisbane

January 2016 - Etching course (hard-ground with aquatint) with Martin King, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne

Visual Art education awards

2018 - Academic Excellence award, Bachelor of Fine Art, Griffith University

2017 - Academic Excellence award, Bachelor of Fine Art, Griffith University

2016 - Academic Excellence award, Bachelor of Fine Art, Griffith University

2015 - Academic Excellence award, Bachelor of Fine Art, Griffith University

Individual Visual Art exhibitions

February-March 2020 - Dress Shop Window Wonderland, Window Gallery, Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Strathpine

October 2019-ongoing - Revolving solo exhibition at The Post Lounge, film & television post-production house, Woolloongabba

September 2019 - My shiny new egalitarianism, Glass Box Gallery, Griffith QCA Southbank

August 2019 - The Semiotics of the Dress (Bendigo)/The Wondering Project (community collaborative art project), Dudley House, Bendigo (to coincide with the Bendigo community choir Women of Note's 20th Anniversary Gala)

March 2019 - The Semiotics of the Dress, Grey Street Gallery, Griffith QCA Southbank

August 2018 - Pictures of You, Glass Box Gallery, Griffith QCA Southbank

July - December 2017 - Outside In, Level 2, St Vincent's Private Hospital Brisbane

January - October 2016 - Outside In, Level 8, St Vincent's Private Hospital Brisbane

Group Visual Art exhibitions

February 2020 - Group show at Hall and Willcox, law firm, Brisbane

January 2020 - Fifty Squared, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

August 2019 - Gems from the Closet, RQAS

October-November 2018 - Nobody wants to leave this party, Griffith QCA Graduate Exhibition, Southbank Campus

April 2018 - Blood and Water, Greaser Bar, Fortitude Valley

February 2018 - Green, Percolator Gallery

January - February 2018 - Expanded, Pop Gallery

July 2017 - Impressions 11, Impress Studios and Gallery

June 2017 - Outside In launch exhibition, St Vincent's Private Hospital Brisbane

February 2017 - New Ways of Seeing exhibition, privately hosted with Perrin Millard with guest artists Ingrid Bartkowiak, Nicole Atto and Nikki Evans

July 2016 - 50 Hour Print Project exhibition, White Box Gallery, Griffith University Queensland College of Art 

June 2016 - Outside In launch exhibition, St Vincent's Private Hospital Brisbane

May 2016 - The Abstract Exhibition, RQAS

April 2016 - Harold and Agnes Richardson Memorial Drawing Prize, RQAS

March 2016 - Diversity in Print Prize, RQAS

February 2016 - New Ways of Seeing exhibition, privately hosted with Perrin Millard

November 2015 - Dirty Fingers, Love Love Studios Milton

 

Visual art awards and exhibitions

October-November 2019 - 44th Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards, finalist for Untitled (silver shift dress) (3D category)

May 2019 - Moreton Bay Region Art Awards, finalist for Pink party dress (for Jenny) (2D category/painting)

August - October 2018 - Redland Art Awards, finalist for The Three Graces (biennial contemporary painting award)

May 2018 - Moreton Bay Region Art Awards, finalist for Linen dress (3D category/expanded sculpture)

Publications

2019 - The Semiotics of the Dress (Bendigo), exhibition catalogue essay

2019 - The Power of Feminism and Feminist Art in the Contemporary Moment, essay

2019 - The Semiotics of the Dress, exhibition catalogue essay

2019 - Griffith University diary, Pictures of You portrait series, 2017-18

2018 (25 November) - Redlands Art and Culture, The Great Day Out, Channel 7, The Three Graces features in this short video as part of the Redland Art Awards 2018 http://thegreatdayout.com.au/episodes/redlands-art-and-culture

2018 - Centenary, a collection of interviews with introductory essay to accompany the portrait series of the same name

Collections

Centenary book of interviews (2018) - National Library of Australia, State Library of Queensland John Oxley Library

Curation and co-curation

August 2019 - The Semiotics of the Dress (Bendigo)/The Wondering Project community collaborative art project (sole curator)

March 2019 - The Semiotics of the Dress, Grey Street Gallery (sole curator)

February 2018 - Green, Percolator Gallery (co-curator)

January - February 2018 - Expanded, Pop Gallery (sole curator)

February 2017 - New Ways of Seeing (co-curator)

February 2016 - New Ways of Seeing (co-curator)

Artist talks

March 2019 - Two solo artist talks for The Semiotics of the Dress

January 2018 - Group artist talk for Expanded

Collaborative art projects

March - August 2019 - The Wondering Project, Dudley House. A collaborative art project with the women from the Bendigo community choir, Women of Note

 

Visual Art memberships

2019 - NAVA

2016-2019 - QCA Print Club, Griffith University

2016-2017 - Print Council of Australia

2016-2017 - Impress Printmakers Association, Impress Studios and Gallery, Brisbane

Visual Art work experience

October 2019 onwards - Gallery sitting & art writing/editing, Griffith University Art Museum

March 2019 - Gallery sitting, Grey Street Gallery

February 2018 - Gallery sitting, Percolator Gallery

January - February 2018 - Galley sitting, Pop Gallery

July 2017 - Gallery sitting, Impress Studios and Gallery

June 2017 - Assistant to Arts Program at St Vincent's Private Hospital Brisbane

Various, 2016 - Gallery sitting, Royal Queensland Art Society

 

Music and Language education, workshops and training

2009-2013 - French language Levels 2-6, Institute of Modern Languages, University of Queensland

1996-2019 - Composer and self-publisher

1994-1998 - Choral conducting classes, various institutions

1993 - 1998 - Kodaly method classes in music and voice, Kodaly Music School, Clayfield, Brisbane

1992 - Dalcroze method classes in music and movement, Institut Jacques Dalcroze, Geneva, Switzerland

1987-1990 - Bachelor of Music Education (Classroom), University of Queensland

1987-1988 - German language, second subject in education degree, University of Queensland

1985 - 1990 - Queensland Youth Orchestra member QYOI (now QYSO), QYO II, QYO III

Music publications

2011 - Preliminary Grade SCSM Piano Examination Album, Banquet

Music commissions

2018-19 - Massed choir piece for Women of Note 20th Anniversary Gala, Bendigo, Central Victoria

2001 - Private commission

2001 - Recorder consort piece for St Laurence's College, South Brisbane

 

Music awards

2003 - Winner, Melbourne Women's Choir call for scores, Sleep and Dreams

Individual Music recordings

2000 - Scenes from an Imaginary Film, self-published

Group Music recordings

2009 - Sleep and Dreams, Voices of Birralee, directed by Julie Christiansen OAM

Music employment and memberships

1993-1999 - Brisbane North District Review Panel member for Senior Music, Board of Senior Secondary School Studies 

1991 - 2007 - Classroom music teacher, various state and private high schools and primary schools, Brisbane and Toowoomba

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