Davies, Sinead

PROFILE

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.

(Note: Sinead signs her paintings at the back: Sinead (Siggins) Davies.)

Sinead Davies with her self portrait at the 2014 Portia Geach Memorial Award

Sinead Davies with her self portrait at the 2014 Portia Geach Memorial Award

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

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.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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.

 

BRITISH  EXHIBITIONS

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.

 

COLLECTIONS

The National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.

 

EDUCATION

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

 

 

PAA exhibition at NSW Parliament House 2013 - artists Jaiwei Shen, Sinead Davies, Janis Lander

PAA exhibition at NSW Parliament House 2013 – artists Jaiwei Shen, Sinead Davies, Janis Lander