Pennie Pomroy

born

1979, Sydney

education

2005  Graduate Diploma in Education (Visual Arts) – University of Technology, Sydney

2004  Postgraduate studies – Printmaking – The Slade Institute, London

2003  Bachelor of Fine Arts – National Art School

2000  Bachelor of Arts – University of Sydney

solo exhibitions

2016  Wonder Land, Broken Hill Regional Gallery, Broken Hill

2016  Solo show, SLOT Gallery, Sydney

2015  Back to earth, Sous Le Soleil Gallery, Sydney

2014  Flight of Fancy, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Sydney

2009  Postcards from Tomorrow, Marie France Gallery, Sydney

2004  UN(T)RAVEL solo show, 4th Floor Gallery, Sydney

selected group exhibitions

2015

40/40 Grand Visions/Small Images, Wagner Gallery, Sydney

Balmain Art Fair, Sydney

Generations, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

Ryde Women’s Art Prize, See Street Gallery, Sydney

Hunters Hill Art Prize, Hunters Hill Town Hall, Sydney

2014

Small Images Grand Visions 40/40, Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney

Summer Show, Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney

2013

Christmas Cracker, ESP Gallery, Sydney

Small Images Grand Visions 40/40, Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney

Hornsby Art Prize, Wallarobba Gallery, Sydney

We Heart Glebe, Gallery Red, Sydney

Mortimore Art Prize, touring Australia

Glebe Art Prize, Benledi, Glebe Library, Sydney

Moments of Improvisation, Art Moment Gallery, Sydney

Kogarah Art Prize, Kogarah Cultural Centre, Sydney

Women on Boards, International Women’s Day Art Prize, Tap Gallery, Sydney

2012

40 x 40 Art Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

Small Images Grand Visions 40/40, Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney

Animalia, Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney

Erko Art Fair, Art and About, Erskineville Public School, Sydney

ArtFido Art Prize Exhibition

Blacktown City Art Prize, Blacktown Arts Centre, Sydney

Salon des Refuses, Blacktown City Art Prize, Max Webber Library, Sydney

Mortimore Art Prize, touring Australia

Sydney Fringe Festival, Artcore Guerilla Art Fair, The Imperial Hotel, Sydney

Sydney Canvas Company Prize for Painting, ESP Gallery, Sydney

Art in the Park, Rose Bay, Sydney

Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize, Best of the Rest, ESP Gallery, Sydney

Waverley Art Prize, Waverley-Woollahra Art School, Sydney

Kogarah Art Prize, Kogarah Cultural Centre, Sydney

AlumNow, Lavender Bay Gallery, Sydney

Women on Boards, International Women’s Day Art Prize, Tap Gallery, Sydney

Long Hot Summer, Traffic Jam Galleries, Sydney

2011

Hornsby Art Prize, Cherrybrook Community and Cultural Centre, Sydney

Group Show, Wahroonga Public School, Sydney

2010 

Group Show, Pymble Uniting Church, Sydney

2007 

Square Dance, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney

Group Show, Balmain Watch House, Sydney

2006

Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

Art on the Rocks, ASN Gallery, Sydney

City Ed, Art you can Afford, St Andrews College, Sydney

2005

Oxfam Exhibition, St Andrews College, Sydney

The Dog show, A-Space on Cleveland, Sydney

2004

City Ed, Art you can Afford, St Andrews College, Sydney

Dunmore Lang College Exhibition, Macquarie University, Sydney

2003

National Art School Graduation Exhibition, Cell Block Gallery, Sydney

Art on the Rocks, ASN Gallery, Sydney – by invitation

Rugby World Cup, Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney

Dabs and Slabs, Cell Block Gallery, Sydney

The Life and Times of Godwin Laus, Stairwell Gallery, Sydney

2000

Space, Senior Art Students Exhibition, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney

Art and Photographic Competition, Sydney University, Sydney

awards

2015  Finalist, Ryde Women’s Art Prize, See Street Gallery, Sydney

2015  FInalist, Hunters Hill Art Prize, Hunters Hill Town Hall, Sydney

2014  Finalist, Women on Boards, International Women’s Day Art Prize, Tap Gallery, Sydney

2014  Finalist, Art Beat Prize, Moriah College, Sydney

2013  Commended, Kogarah Art Prize

2013  Finalist, Mortimore Art Prize, touring Australia

2013  Finalist, Hornsby Art Prize, Wallarobba Gallery, Sydney

2013  Finalist, Women on Boards, International Women’s Day Art Prize, Tap Gallery, Sydney

2012  Finalist, 40 x 40 Art Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

2012  Finalist, ArtFido Art Prize

2012  Finalist, Blacktown City Art Prize, Blacktown Arts Centre, Sydney

2012  Finalist, Salon des Refuses – Blacktown City Art Prize, Max Webber Library, Sydney

2012  Finalist, Mortimore Art Prize, touring Australia

2012  Finalist, Waverley Art Prize, Waverley-Woollahra Art School, Sydney

2012  Finalist, Kogarah Art Prize, Kogarah Cultural Centre, Sydney

2012  Finalist, Women on Boards, International Women’s Day Art Prize, Tap Gallery, Sydney

2012  Finalist, Sydney Canvas Company Prize for Painting, ESP Gallery, Sydney

2012  Finalist, Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize, Best of the Rest, ESP Gallery, Sydney

2011  Finalist, Hornsby Art Prize, Cherrybrook Community and Cultural Centre, Sydney

2006  Finalist, Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

2006  Finalist, Art on the Rocks, ASN Gallery, Sydney

2003  Winner, Fourth Floor Gallery Prize for Excellence in Painting, National Art School

2003  Visa commission for the Rugby World Cup

2003  Winner, Peoples Choice Award, Art on the Rocks

2000  Winner, 1st Prize Noel Chettle Senior Art Competition University of Sydney

2000  Winner, 2nd Prize Art and Photographic Competition University of Sydney

publications

Allens Art Journal  ‘Realms beyond reality: absurdity, whimsy, and surreality in Australian Contemporary Art’ 2015

Mamamia – Voulez-vous Project, May 2014

Inner West Courier – We Heart Glebe 2013

Kogarah Life – Kogarah Art Prize, 2013

Sydney Morning Herald, 2003

Honi Soit – The Art Review, 2000

collections

Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, Australia

Allens Linklaters, Australia

Visa, Australia

Private collections: Australia, England, South Africa, New Zealand, and France

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
18 Nov 2016 – 29 Jan 2017
Wonder Land – Pennie Pomroy

Pennie Pomroy. Day Fine Art 5

With a passion for space, landscape and their impact on human behaviour, Pomroy depicts the important role our environment plays in forming our identities as humans.

Drawing on her youth spent in the Upper Hunter Region, Pomroy explores the subject of the natural world in a reminiscent, romantic and youthful manner. Using extreme differences of the Australian landscape, Pomroy creates a platform to question the impossible. The intangible, the uninhibited and the unconscious are explored in an expression of youthful exuberance that leaves us only to imagine. We are left pondering what is lost in adult life and encouraged to re-connect with our imagination and whimsy; to re-think our environment and how it interacts with those within it.

A graduate from The National Art School, Sydney and The Slade Institute, London, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery welcomes Pennie Pomroy for her 6th solo show, running until the 29th January 2017.