Ingrid Morley

Ingrid Morley | Biography

A classical Atelier style training with Tom Bass Studio School in Sydney marked Ingrid’s initiation into Sculpture in the 1990’s. As director of Ingrid Morley Sculpture Studio from the late 1990’s and lecturer of Sculpture with the Sydney University’s Centre for Continuing Education for 15 years, Ingrid now has a workshop based in The Central Tablelands of NSW.

A solo exhibition in the Loire Valley, France and Beijing, China and two solo exhibitions in Sydney are the markers to major shifts in Ingrid’s work practice, leading to her inclusion in large International exhibitions at home, most notable “Lovelace” an Exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. Selected group exhibitions have included the well-known Sculpture by the Sea and numerous curated representations in regional galleries.

Ingrid was awarded an Australia/China Council residency for Sculpture in 2006 and a Travelling grant for the same year. In 2011 she received a Highly commended for both work in an Urban Environment, Powerhouse Museum (Sydney), and in the University of Sydney’s Sculpture Award Exhibition.

Recently Ingrid won an acquisitive Sculpture Award for Public Art in Forbes, NSW and received three Major Awards for Sculpture in 2015: The North Sydney Art Prize, The Swell Sculpture Award on the Queensland Coast and the Moolarben Sculpture Prize from Mudgee Council. Ingrid has developed and extended her practice with changes in materials and physical location. The award of a residency in Hill End, supported by Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, in July this year, has assisted Ingrid with her ongoing practice of exploration. Ingrid will be taking up a residency near the Kosciusko National Park in December this year, awarded to her from Defiance Gallery, Sydney, for her work “Native l.”

SOLO SHOWS

2008 DEFIANCE GALLERY, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

2006 “CHINA SUITCASE” PICKLED ART CENTRE, BEIJING, CHINA

2003 “PAST” LA PETITE BRICHE, LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE

1998 ARTARMON GALLERY, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
FINALIST R SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN SYDNEY AWARD AND EXHIBITION, UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN SYDNEY. AUSTRALIA

2015 SWELL EXHIBITION CURRUMBIN COASTLINE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA 2015 “NORTH SYDNEY ART PRIZE”, COAL LOADER CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILTY, SYDNEY. AUSTRALIA

1997 – 2015 6” EXHIBITIONS DEFIANCE GALLERY, SYDNEY. AUSTRALIA

2014 “SOMEWHERE DOWN THE LACHLAN”, FORBES OUTDOOOR SCULPTURE PRIZE AND EXHIBITION, FORBES NSW. AUSTRALIA

2014 “JOURNEYS WEST” – ORANGE REGIONAL ART GALLERY . ORANGE. NSW AUSTRALIA

2013 “NORTH SYDNEY ART PRIZE” – COAL LOADER CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

2009 + 2011 + 2013 “WILLOUGHBY SCULPTURE PRIZE” – BURLEY GRIFFIN INCINERATOR, WILLOUGHBY. SYDNEY AUSTRALIA

2011 “PLEIN AIR PHOTOGRAPHIC PRIZE” PARLIAMENT HOUSE. SYDNEY. AUSTRALIA

2011 “LOVELACE” POWERHOUSE MUSEUM, SYDNEY. AUSTRALIA

2012 “UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN SYDNEY SCULPTURE AWARD AND COMPETITION” UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA.

2009 PROMETHEUS FOUNDATION ART AWARD AND EXHIBITION, QUEENSLAND.

2009 “ANIMAL FARM” BRENDA MAY GALLERY, SYDNEY.

2009 TRAVELLING EXHIBITION SCULPTURE BY THE SEA REGIONAL GALLERIES; HAZELTON, WOLLONGONG REGIONAL ART GALLERY, CAMPBELLTOWN BICENTENNIAL ART GALLERY,NSW.AUSTRALIA

1998,1999,2000,2004,2007,2008 “ SCULPTURE BY THE SEA”, BONDI. SYDNEY. AUSTRALIA

AWARDS/PRIZES/RESIDENCIES

KELTON PLAINS RESIDENCY/AWARD – DEFIANCE GALLERY,SYDNEY. OCTOBER 2015

SWELL SCULPTURE AWARD – CURRUMBIN BEACH, QUEENSLAND SEPTEMBER 2015

HILL END RESIDENCY – BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY JULY– 2015

MAJOR AWARD L NORTH SYDNEY SCULPTURE PRIZE MARCH 2015

ACQUISITIVE PUBLIC SCULPTURE AWARD, FORBES NSW SEPTEMBER 2014

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION – “LOVELACE” POWERHOUSE MUSEUM, SYDNEY NSW

HIGHLY COMMENDED L WORK IN AN URBAN ENVIRONMENT JULY 2011 – JULY 2013

HIGHLY COMMENDED – UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN SYDNEY SCULPTURE PRIZE MAY 2012

RESIDENTS PRIZE WILLOUGHBY SCULPTURE PRIZE – BURLEY GRIFFIN INCINERATOR, SYDNEY. 2009 + 2011

LADY ETHEL NOCK PRIZE FOR SCULPTURE, DEFIANCE GALLERY, SYDNEY AUSTRALIA NOVEMBER 2008

AUSTRALIA/CHINA COUNCIL RESIDENCY, BEIJING CHINA. L NEW WORK DEVELOPMENT SEPT. L NOVEMBER 2006

AUSTRALIA/CHINA COUNCIL TRAVEL SUBSIDY SEPT. –NOVEMBER 2006

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS/COLLECTIONS

OBERON AGED CARE FACILITY – LANDSCAPE SCULPTURE 2015

ROOKWOOD CEMETERY NECROPOLIS – STATIONS OF THE CROSS (OUTDOOR/BRONZE) 2006

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY COLLECTION. BATHURST. NSW. AUSTRALIA 1998

OPPENHEIMER COLLECTION, OPPENHEIMER FAMILY TRUST, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA 1985

THE LADY ETHEL NOCK COLLECTION, HONG KONG, CHINA 2006

PUBLICATIONS/BOOKS/T.V.DOCUMENTRIES COMPASS TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY ABC.TV – “STATIONS OF THE CROSS” MAY 1996

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD – “STATIONS OF THE CROSS” ARTS PAGE MAY 1996

SCULPTURE BY THE SEA “GUIDING LIGHT PRODUCTIONS” FILM DOCUMENTARY NOVEMBER 2004

CRAFTS ARTS AUSTRALIA PROFILE. ARTICLE APRIL 2003

POWERHOUSE MUSEUM, SYDNEY. BOOK/CATALOGUE “MAKE LACE NOT WAR” JULY 2011

POWERHOUSE MUSEUM/FILM DOCUMENTARY “LACIE LORRIE” JULY 2011

ABC TV NEWS DOCUMENTARY – POWERHOUSE MUSEUM, “LACIE LORRIE” – MAKE LACE NOT WAR. JULY 2012

ABC TV NEWS DOCUMENTARY “SOMEWHERE DOWN THE LACHLAN” FORBES SCULPTURE PRIZE SEPTEMBER 2014