Curriculum Vitae

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Art Education

2007
Bachelor of Arts (Art) Curtin University of Technology.
2005
Assoc. Deg. in Fine Art, Curtin University of Technology.
1999
Curtin College of Higher Education Certificate 3 in Art Fundamentals.
1989
Certificate in Industrial Machining - sponsored by Textile, Clothing and Footwear Council.

Solo Exhibitions

2009
Tania Spencer – Introspective, Works from 2006-2008, Painted Tree Gallery, Northcliffe, Western Australia
2008
Searching, Mining Hall of Fame, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
2007
Seeking Insight… Unity? Access Gallery; John Curtin Gallery; Curtin University of Technology, Bentley, Perth Western Australia

Group Exhibitions

2012
  • Safekeeping, Perth Town Hall, Perth, Western Australia
  • Ten(t), Australian Museum - Albany, Albany, Western Australia
  • Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, Perth, Western Australia
  • Sculpture Inside, Cottesloe, Perth, Western Australia
2011
  • Love Lace Powerhoue Museum International Lace Award, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Sensorial Loop 1st Tamworth Textile Triennial, Tamworth Regional Gallery, Tamworth, New South Wales
  • Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Sculpture Inside, Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, Western Australia
  • Sculpture Inside, Cottesloe, Western Australia
  • Castaways, Rockingham, Western Australia
  • Paperartzi 011, Perth International Arts Festival, Regional Group Exhibition, Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany, Western Australia
2010
  • The Inner Landscape, Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, Western Australia
  • GetSmart, John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University, Bentley, Perth, Western Australia
  • Art in Bloom, Western Australian Art Gallery, Perth, Western Australia
  • Castaways Sculpture Awards, Rockingham, Perth, Western Australia
  • Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, Perth, Western Australia
  • Sculpture Inside, Cottesloe, Perth, Western Australia
  • Stations of the Cross, Wesley Uniting Church, Perth, Western Australia
  • The Knitted Fence, installation, collaboration with Phyllis Dunham, Beaufort Street Festival, Mt Lawley, Western Australia
2009
  • Mine Own Executioner, Mundaring Arts Centre, Perth, Western Australia
  • Paperartzi 09, PIAF Regional Group Exhibition, Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany, Western Australia
  • Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, Perth, Western Australia
  • Sculpture Inside, Cottesloe, Perth, Western Australia
  • Bunbury Biennale, Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, Bunbury, Western Australia
  • The Knitted Façade, Installation, Art in Motion, With Phyllis Dunham, Lake Grace Multi Artspace, Western Australia
2008
  • Not In My Lifetime, Moores Building, Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia
  • Sculpture by the Sea & Sculpture Inside, Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales 
  • International Sculpture Exhibition-Hyogo and West Australian State Exchange, Asago Sculpture Park and Museum, Japan
  • Art in Bloom, Western Australian Art Gallery, Perth, Western Australia
  • Sculpture by the Sea & Sculpture Inside Cottesloe, Perth, Western Australia
  • City of Melville Sculpture Walk, Piney Lakes Environmental Centre, Winthrop, Perth, Western Australia
2007
  • Sculpture Survey 2007, Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park, Middle Swan, Western Australia
  • Inaugural Sculpture Exhibition, Royal Agricultural Society, Claremont Showgrounds, Western Australia
  • Living Fibre Artists WA, Studio Showcase, Melville, Western Australia
  • Holberry House Sculpture Walk, Nannup, Western Australia
  • Artbound Sculpture Award, Southbound Festival, Busselton, Western Australia
  • Castaways Sculptural Art Awards, City of Rockingham, Rockingham, Perth, Western Australia
  • City of Melville Sculpture Walk, Piney Lakes Environmental Centre, Winthrop, Perth, Western Australia
  • Over the Garden Fence and in the Bush, Lake Grace Multi-Artspace, Lake Grace, Western Australia
  • Boardwalk Sculpture Festival & Award, Mindarie, Perth, Western Australia
  • Exploring Art, Lake Grace Multi-Artspace, Lake Grace, Western Australia
2006
  • Dare to Differ: Contemporary Quilts, Prospect Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia
  • Hotspot, PIAF Regional Group Exhibition, Lake Grace Multi-Artspace, Lake Grace, Western Australia
  • Quick Quilts, Lake Grace Multi-Artspace, Lake Grace, Western Australia
  • ART2WEAR, garment & performance Lake Grace Multi-Artspace, Lake Grace, Western Australia
  • City of Melville Sculpture Award, Melville, Western Australia
  • Wheat, Lake Grace Multi-Artspace, Lake Grace, Western Australia
  • Misinformation, Wheatbelt Cultural Forum, Temporary Exhibition Space, Lake Grace, Western Australia Curtin University Art Graduate Exhibition, Margaret River Education Campus, Western Australia
2005
  • Liminal, Perth International Arts Festival, Regional Group Exhibition, in conjunction with Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany, Western Australia,Lake Grace Multi-Artspace, Western Australia
  • ART2WEAR, performance and garment exhibition, Lake Grace, Western Australia
  • Chair, Invitational Exhibition, Lake Grace Multi-Artspace, Western Australia
2004
  • Welcome, Perth International Arts Festival, Regional Group Exhibition, Albany Port, Albany, Western Australia
2002
  • Student Exhibition, Curtin Regional Education, Avon Valley Arts Centre, Northam, Western Australia
  • Our Salt Lakes, Lake Grace, Western Australia
  • Prints Plus, Lake Grace, Western Australia
  • Art Fundamentals Student Exhibition, The Cannery, Esperance, Western Australia

Commissions

2010
Flood Markers, Interpretive Sculpture, Shire of Lake Grace, Western Australia
Storytrail, Shire of Lake Grace, WA
2009
Fallen Ghost, Northcliffe Sculpture Walk, Understaory, Northcliffe, Western Australia
2008
Various private commissions

Collections

2011
Tamworth Regional Gallery
2009
City of Bunbury
2008
City of Melville
2007
Gomboc Gallery & Sculpture Park
2006
City of Melville,Textile Collection
2000
Walker’s Vineyard
Various private collections.

Achievments

2011
  • Clitheroe Emerging Sculptor Mentorship, with Mentor - Brian McKay
  •  Artstart Grant, Australia Council, for development of small scale objects and professional practice.
2010
  • Castaways Sculpture Awards, Alcoa Major Sculpture Award, Rockingham, Perth, Western Australia
  • Highly Commended, Open Section Newdegate Field Days Art Awards, Western Australia
2009
  • Acquisition Prize, Bunbury Biennale 09, Bunbury, Western Australia
  • Winner – Open Section Newdegate Fieldays Art Awards, Western Australia
2008
  • Highly Commended - Open section Newdegate Field Days Art Awards, Western Australia
  • Winner of NAB Western Australian Sculptor Scholarship, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, Perth, Western Australia
  • Winner NAB Kids Choice Award, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, Perth, Western Australia
2007
  • Country Arts WA Registration Grant, State Arts Conference, Pulse, Denmark, Western Australia
  • Curtin Guild Grant “On Show”Access Gallery, John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
2006
  • Judges Choice - City of Melville Art Awards, Melville, Perth, Western Australia
  • Finalist - Artbound Sculpture Award, Southbound Festival 2007, Busselton, Western Australia
  • Highly Commended - Open Section Newdegate Field Days Art Awards, Western Australia
2005
  • Country Arts WA Travel and Registration Grant, National Arts Conference, Meeting Place, Horsham,  Victoria, Ausralia
2004
  •  Highly Commended, Sculpture Section - Kulin Bush Races Art Exhibition, Western Australia

Reviews and Publicity

2012
  • Sensorial Loop – 1st Tamworth Textile Triennial, Feature - Art Almanac, October, p6
  • 1st Tamworth Textile Triennial, Dr Julia Jones, CraftArts International, No 84, p114
  • Lace - In search of Openwork Structures, Lindie Ward, CraftArts International, No 82, p81
  • Fifth Sculpture by the Sea for Local Artist, Wagin Argus, Feb 23, p8
  • Sculpture by the Sea 2012, Lakes Link News, Vol 18, Feb 16, p7
2011
  • Sculpture by the Sea Touch for Yallingup, Troy Douglas, Busselton-Dunsborough Times, May 6, p21
  • Lake Grace Artist to Feature inSculpture by the Sea, Wagin Argus, March 10, p11
  • Love lace Exhibition, Lakes Link News, Vol 17, Sept 15, p35
2010
  • Sand-made Pleasures, The West Australian, Ric Spencer,March 19, p7.
  • Sculpture by the Sea: Cottesloe 2010, Reviewed by Judith McGrath
  • Lake Grace Women Exhibit Pieces in Sculpture by the Sea, Wagin Argus, March 11, p10.
  • Castaways Sculpture Awards, Lyn DiCiero, The Artists Chronicle, Issue 132 May 2010, p6-7.
  • Shadow Play Wins Judges Over, Deborah Williams, Weekend Courier, May 7,p32
  • Artist in the Spotlight, Sam Jordan Jones, the Narrogin Observer, May 19, p18.
  • Castaways Sculpture Awards 2010, City of Rockingham, DVD, produced by Lee Kennedy @ www.studiokraze.com
  • Storytrail Launced in Lake Grace, Wagin Argus April 22, p7.
  • Town Geared for the Past, Narrogin Observer, April 21, p3.
  • Wire in the Blood, Bobbie Hinkley, Ripe Magazine, Volume 4 Sept 2010, p4-5.
  • Art in Bloom, Lakes Link News, Vol 16, Issue 18, Sept 30, p9.
  • So where have all the T-Shirts Gone? Lakes Link News, Vol 16, Issue 23 Dec 9, p38.
2009
  • Sculpture by the Sea:Cottesloe 2009, Reviewed by Judith McGrath
  • City of Melville Art Collection, Textiles 2009, Catalogue, p21.
  • Tania Spencer, Art Education Association of Western Australia, Journal, September 2009, p2-3.
  • Conceptual Art from Everyday Fencing Wire, Manjimup-Bridgetown Times, Apr22, p13.
  • Mine Own Executioner 2009, Mundaring Arts Centre, Catalogue.
  • Bunbury Biennale 09, Catalogue, p37.
2008
  • Trendy Work of Visual Artists, Mary Lyn Mather, Kalgoorlie Miner Nov 7, p19.
  • Magic and Mystique, Mary Lyn Mather, Kalgoorlie Miner Oct 10, p15.
  • Probing Different Spaces, Mary Lyn Mather, Kalgoorlie Miner Oct 3, p15.
  • Unconventional Look at the World, Mary Lyn Mather, Kalgoorlie Miner Sept 26, p14.
  • Regional Art Showcased in Searching Exhibition,
  • Tania Spencer Artist, Interview with Liz Pye on radio@curtin.edu.au
  • Weaving a Way to a Creative Career, RRR Network News, Winter 2008
  • Life’s a Beach for Sculptors, Steven Bevis, Today, The West Australian, March 13, p8.
  • Sculpture by the Sea Scholarship Winner Announced, Perth Now, www.news.com
  • Snakes Alive, Wagin Argus, p9, Feb 28.
  • Curtin Graduate ‘Wired’ for Success Thanks to Regional Remote and E-Learning Program, Samantha Smith, Curtin Press Release, C103/08, April14, 2008
2007
  • Gomboc Sculpture Survey 2007, Gallery Watch, CTV  Production, Series 18, episode 10, produced by  Tibor Mezaros.
  • Meet Artists Pippin Drysdale and Tania Spencer at Gallery, Wagin Argus, Jul 26, p7.
  • Sculpture Survey 2007 @ Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park, Reviewed by Judith McGrath
  • Melville Piney Lakes Sculpture Walk 2007, Gallery Watch, CTV Production, Series 17, Episode 12,  produced by Tibor Mezaros.
  • Over the Fence a Hit, Wagin Argus, May10, p8.
2006
  • Wired for Extreme Knitting, Augusta/Margaret River Mail, Nov 22, p8.
  • Knitting is not just for Nannas, The Capes Herald, Nov.

Associated Experience

2012
  • Recycled Plastic & Wire Workshops, Hopetoun Progress Assn, Hopetoun.
2011
  • Alcoa Education Program Workshops, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe.
  • Working With Wire Workshops, Dryandra Crafters.
  • Working With Wire Workshops, Bunbury Regional Art Galleries
  • Wire Sculpture, Bridgetown Senior High School
  • Recycled Plastic & Wire Workshops, Darkan Primary School & Bloom or Bust Festival
  • Wire Sculpture, Cervantes Cultural Group, Cervantes
2010
  • Judge, Wagin Woolarama Art Exhibition
  • Alcoa Education Program Workshops, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe.
  • Working With Wire Workshops, Jurien Bay Arts Group.
  • Knitting In Circles, performance, interactive group knitting project, Beaufort Street Festival, Mt Lawley Perth, Western Australia.
2009
  • Recycled Plastic Workshops, Hyden Primary School.
  • lcoa Education Workshops, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe.
  • Art2Wear, Garment Construction, Lake Grace District high School.
  • Community Workshops in Wire, Northcliffe, WA
  • Sculpture by the Sea Conference: Sculpture in Public Space, Presentation, WA State Library.
2008
  • Judge, Golden Mile Arts Group, Members Exhibition, Kalgoorlie.
  • Working with Wire, Studio Workshop, Curtin University, Kalgoorlie Campus.
2007
  • Working with Wire, Studio workshop, Curtin University, Margaret River Campus.
  • Encaustic Painting, Lake Grace Multi-Artspace.
  • Marks in Paint, acrylic paint, Lake Grace MultiArtspace.
  • Bottles to Beauty, Recycled PET bottles, Lake Grace.
2006
  • Knitting In Circles, performance, interactive group knitting project, Lake Grace.
  • Knitting Instruction, Lake Grace Youth Advisory Council.
  • Wheat Symbols, Wheatbelt Cultural Forum, Lake Grace, Wheat and Hot glue workshop.
  • Exhibitions Coordinator, Wheatbelt Cultural Forum, Lake Grace.
  • Lakes Cultural Reference Group, Cultural Mapping for the Shire of Lake Grace.
2005
  • ART2WEAR, Papier mache construction Lake Grace District High School.
  • Sticks & Stones, found object manipulation, Wheatbelt Cultural Forum, Moora.