Armstrong, Coralie

 

[Coralie Armstrong 1945-2017 was an artist, conservationist and volunteer palaeontologist at the South Australian Museum. Coralie painted the Australian landscape and wildlife as well as the portraits she exhibited with PAA. The photo at the bottom of this page was taken at our last exhibition in Melbourne 2014 ]

 

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

“I was born in 1945 in central western NSW. I studied science at the University of Sydney, and then I attended evening classes at the Royal Art Society of NSW in 1966, 1967, 1970 with Allan Hanson and Fred Bates. I was a scholarship student in 1967 which included landscape watercolour classes with G. K. Townshend. I attended evening art classes in London in 1968 and 1969 with Raymond Coxon, and landscape classes with Fred Bates in Sydney from 1970 to 1980. I moved to Adelaide in 1981 and attended tutorials in painting with Bruce Vinall in 1981 – 86 and with Robert Hannaford in 1984.”

AWARDS in regional shows in Australia

Condobolin 1972, 1973, 1975

Wellington 1976

Dubbo 1983, NSW

Alice Springs, NT 

Campbelltown 1988

Tea Tree Gully 1984, 1986, 1988,

Murray Bridge 1992, 1995, 2000,

Lobethal 1992, 1994, Balaklava 2000 (miniature)

Clare SA 2003

The Princes Fine Art Exhibition 1996. Winner of  Princes Fine Art Award with the painting ‘Tanunda’.

“Rocks”, a watercolour painting, was acquired by Broken Hill City Art Gallery in 1993.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

1973 – finalist – Wynne Prize – painting of the Bogan River
1974 – finalist Portia Geach – a portrait of Judge Frank McGrath
1987 – finalist the Doug Moran Portrait competition – the portrait of Lofty Ward awarded “Commended

 

EXHIBITIONS

The Royal Art Society (NSW) 1972
Holdsworth 1976
Lithgow Valley Pottery 1977
Lombard (Adelaide) 1985
Royal Art Society (NSW) 1990
Royal SA Society of Arts Gallery 1995
John Dunn Gallery, Bridgewater 1996 and 1998
Albert Street Gallery, Mittagong (NSW) 1997 and 2000
Greenhill Gallery 2001 and 2003 (group),
The Place on Unley 2002
Scarlatties Cellar Door Gallery, Clare Valley 2003

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

A member of the Australian Watercolour Institute since 1973;  a Fellow of the Royal Art Society of NSW; and a Fellow of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

“Best of Watercolour – Painting Light and Shadow”, selected by Betty Lou Schlemm, edited by Sara M Doherty; Quarry Books, Gloucester, Massachusetts, 1997.
“Australian Watercolour Institute 75th Anniversary 1923 – 1998”, published by the Beagle Press for the Australian Watercolour Institute, p 26, 27.
Australian Artist Magazine’s Watercolour Annual 1998, p 11.
Australian Artist 178 April 1999, p 18
Australian Artist 180 June 1999, p 88 – 93.

 

Coralie Armstrong -  PAA exhibition 2014

Coralie Armstrong – PAA exhibition 2014


3 Responses to Armstrong, Coralie

  1. Dear. Mr. Armstrong,

    When looking for an Artist with the name of B. Armstrong, I opened your website. I live in Germany now and would like to ask your assistance in finding a proper address to address my surch for that B. Armstrong. I lived in Port Macquarie for 10 years and came across a picture of him, which I bought. It was sold in a barn west of Coff’s Harbour, signed B. Armstrong. The picture is made of natural materials such as bark, seeds etc., utilizing shade and perspective in a most admirable way. The picture represents the australian landscape in a most beautiful way. The frame is of wood and much used, If you think you could help to trace it, I will be delighted to send you a picture, also of the signature. It does not mention the year it was done.

    Thank you for your help,

    Best regards,

    Karin von Herrath

  2. Hello
    My father is the son of lofty ward who is shown in the works of coralie armstrong having won an award in 1987.Do you know where this painting is located? Also we have two paintings from her at that same time.

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