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Born December 13, 1963
Currently works and lives in Wilson, Western Australia
firstname.lastname@example.org ׀ www.DebraScidone.com
+61 419 806 423
An award winning artist, Debra continues to expand her vision and use of a range of artistic mediums.
The “New Beginnings” series takes her from the unknown to the unexpected.
The process creates opportunities, allowing a new sense of freedom to be extravagant. Expanding and developing a new way of expression.
The process leaves a little more intrigue, there is always more to the paintings than first meets the eye. “Angels in the architecture, the devil’s in the detail”. Leaving space and light, yet intimate detail hidden to find later.
Each painting’s story begins as simple washes and the subject emerges almost on its own, letting the paint decide the subject and her knowledge and experience over time to determine the outcome.
In 2016 Debra exhibited in Beijing and Nantoong Universities. "From Australia to Beijing", The International Watercolour Exchange Exhibition. Tsinghua University Beijing and "Australian Culture Art Exhibition", Nantoong University, China
Her passion for interpreting the world around us has given her art a unique personal quality that allows everyone to find something of their own interpretation in her art.
Largely self taught
Current member of FORM WA, Alfred Cove Art Society (President 2004, 2005), Canning Art Group (committee member2015), Melville Community Art Association.
2019 2nd Place Kondinin Art Awards, Works On Paper "Pigmy Possums in the Gum Blossom"
Winner, York Art Society Art Awards, Watercolour "Moonlit Landscape"
Highly Commended , Dalwallinu Art Awards, Photography, "Single Blue Wren"
Winner, North Midlands Art Exhibition Pastel Drawing "Wildflower Wonder - Jilbering II"
Winner MCAA Awards "Effective Use Of Colour "Moonlit Landscape"
Winner, Best Watercolour Alfred Cove Art Society "Hidden, Australian Pigmy Possum"
2018 Highly Commended, York Art Society Art Awards "You Ruffle My Feathers"
Highly Commended Cossack Art Awards "GLULP, where's your mother?"
2015 Winner Watercolours, York Art Society Art Awards "Looking for Lunch"
Highly Commended, Acrylics, York Art Society Art Awards "Whisper Pond"
People’s Choice Award, Organ Donation & Transplant Foundation of WA "Altruist Angel"
Highly commended, Beverley Art Gallery Exhibition, Pastel
2014 Winner “Best Pastel” Alfred Cove Art Society, Awards of Excellence “Wooleen Quarters”
Winner York Society, Oil or Acrylic for her M/M painting “Silt”
Highly Commended Kondinin Art Prize, Works on Canvas “Family Portrait”
2013 Highly Commended, Beverley Art Gallery Exhibition for her Acrylic “Summer Storm”
Highly Commended, Beverley Art Gallery Exhibition for her Pastel painting “Gully Walk”
President’s Award, MCAA Awards for her Mixed Media painting “Golden Leaf”
2011 Highly Commended Beverley Art Gallery Exhibition for Pastel Painting "Fierce Force"
Winner "Best Contemporary Work" Melville Community Art Assoc for Acrylics "Flight"
2009 Winner ‘Best Pastels' Alfred Cove 10th Awards of Excellence, "Sandy track II"
2008 Received 19 1st Prize Awards/ Best in Show
to 9 Highly Commended
2003 4 People’s Choice Awards
Participate in many of the Local and Regional Western Australian public exhibitions each year
2020 Joint Exhibition "Fire" with South of the River Potters at Atwell Gallery
2019 Solo Exhibition "Open Studio Exhibition" 6th Annual Exhibition
Guest Artist of the Month, Canning Health Care Centre, Canning Vale
Solo Exhibition "A Walk on the Wild Side" PAN PACIFIC PERTH 16 JULY - 23 SEPT
2018 Solo Exhibition "Open Studio Series” “ New York, New York” 5th Annual Open Studio
2017 Solo Exhibition "Open Studio Series","Back from the Country"
Joint Exhibition "Art Inspirations" Kulin Western Australia
Joint Exhibition Invited Artist, Dryandra Art Food and Wine Trail, Wickepin Town Hall, Western Australia
Solo Exhibition "Celebrating Qualering" April , Qualering Shearing Shed, Corrigin, Western Australia.
2016 Solo Exhibition "Open Studio Series" "Five Sundays in November"
Joint Exhibition "From Australia to Beijing" The International Watercolour Exhibition Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Joint Exhibition "Cultural Exchange Exhibition" Nantong University, Nantong, China
2015 Solo Exhibition “Open Studio Series” “Five Sundays in November” November
Solo Exhibition “Open Studio Exhibition” “Colour me Red, Colour me Blue” March
Solo Exhibition “Open Studio Exhibition” “New Beginnings” February
Joint Exhibition Invited Artist "Essence of Nature" Forest Heritage Centre, Dwellingup, WA
2014 Joint Exhibition “4 Artists 4 Walls” Atwell Gallery, Canning Hwy, Alfred Cove
Solo Exhibition “Open Studio Exhibition” Nov, Dec, Surrey Road Wilson
2013 Joint Exhibition "Promiscuous Poppies" 6 – 12 May Atwell Gallery
2011 Joint Exhibition "Mandjar Blues" featuring Collaborative Work, ALCOA, MPAC Gallery
Joint Exhibition Invited Artist Soroptimist Art Auction 2011 Old Bakery on 8th Gallery
2010 Joint Exhibition "Exploring the Artists Landscapes" Invited artist Atwell Gallery
Joint Exhibition "TRIO" with Mary Thomas and Chris Marshall 25-31 Oct Atwell Gallery
2009 Solo Exhibition, “Eclectic” Nov 2 – 8 Atwell Gallery, Canning Hwy, Alfred Cove
Joint Exhibition “Off the Wall” March. Atwell Gallery, Canning Hwy, Alfred Cove
Joint Exhibition “Creative Connections” Invited Artist. Victoria Park Centre for the Arts
2005 Solo Exhibition Aspro Cottage, Araluen Botanical Park
2004 Joint Exhibition 4 Artist Exhibition at Aspro Cottage, Araluen Botanical Gardens
2001 onwards - Local and Regional W.A. Art Exhibitions, group exhibitions with the Alfred Cove Art Society
ARTWORKS held in Public and Private Collections in Australia and Overseas
City of Canning
Harvey Art Gallery
National Lifestyles Villages
The Windmill - Vol 31 ed 5 April 10 2017
Madan, Manu. 2016. “Open Studio Exhibition Debra Scidone” The Australia Times - Arts, January 2016.
Scoop (054) Magazine featured “Mandjar Blues” Exhibition
Insite (27) Magazine featured “Mandjar Blues” Exhibition
ARTIST RESIDENCIES/ WORKSHOPS
Albany Summer School
Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery
Heathcote Artist Studios
Gallery Floor Talks, Atwell Gallery
Melville Community Art Association Summer School (2016,2017)
Qualering Farm, Hosted Private Workshop 2017
Corrigin Creative Arts , Corrigin, Western Australia , May 2017
Mandurah Traffic Bridge Banners, Sept 2018