Sinead Davies (nee Siggins) was born in Ireland. She received her Art Education in London. She now lives and works in Sydney. Sinead Davies moved to Australia in 1983 and is an Australian Citizen.
Sinead has worked as a Fine Artist, a Creative Director and a part time Lecturer in Design at UNSW FBE 1995-2010
Sinead works from the figure, and her portraits take a long time to develop, with planes of colour defining form and describing light. Sinead also paints still life subjects, and land based images, often including the figure, and sometimes the sea. Her paintings have been finalists in the major national portrait awards in Australia.
(Note: Sinead signs her paintings at the back: Sinead (Siggins) Davies.)
2017 – Portia Geach Memorial Award
2017 – Salon des Refuses – S.H. Ervin Gallery Sydney.
2017 – BP Portrait Award, London
2016 – WA Black Swan Portrait Prize, Perth.
2015 – Portia Geach Memorial Award
2014 – Portia Geach Memorial Award
2013 – Portia Geach Memorial Award
2010 – Salon des Refuses – S.H. Ervin Gallery Sydney.
2009 – Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize S.H. Ervin Gallery Sydney.
2008 – Doug Moran National Portrait Prize Exhibition State Library Sydney.
2008 – The Blake Art Prize for Religious Painting Exhibition. National Art School Gallery Sydney.
2009/08 – ANL Marine Art Prize Exhibition Melbourne.
2006 – Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize S.H. Ervin Gallery Sydney.
2005 – Portia Geach Memorial Portrait Prize S.H. Ervin Gallery Sydney.
2010 – “Face Off ” – PAA Portrait Exhibition MLC Gallery Sydney
2009 – Unsung Heroes – PAA Portrait Exhibition Parliament House Canberra
2008 – “Members of Parliament” – PAA Portrait Exhibition Parliament House Sydney
2009/8/7 – Delmar Gallery On the Shelf
2007/8 – Postcard Exhibition Grafton Regional Gallery
2006 – Mixed Exhibition Maunsell Hughes Gallery Woollahra
2005 – Mixed Exhibition Maunsell Hughes/Barry Stern Gallery Paddington.
1982 – Selected for British Drawing at the Hayward Gallery.
1982 – Selected for Camden Arts Annual Exhibition London .
1981 – Selected to represent Ireland in the Cleveland International Drawing Biennale.
1980 – Selected for the British National Travelling Exhibition Tolly Cobbold.
The National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.
2017 Master of Art, University of New South Wales Art & Design.
1976 to 1980 – Studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art London (Now part of University of the Arts London.)
1978-79 – Awarded the Byam Shaw Scholarship
1976 -1980 – Provided with a grant from the Inner London Education Authority
1980 – Awarded the British Foundation Institute Award Royal Academy of Art