TESS HORWITZ  o  TONY STEEL

artists in the public sphere

CV - Tess Horwitz

Born 1952, Sydney, Australia

Part-time lecturer, Canberra School of Art and C.I.T.

Educator, National Gallery of Australia

QUALIFICATIONS
1996M.A.(Visual Arts), Canberra School of Art
1990City Art Institute, Post-Grad Diploma in Prof Art Studies
1979, 1981East Sydney Tech College, Art Certificate, Post-Certificate
1978University of Sydney, Arts-Law, B.A. Honours
PUBLIC WORKS
2001-2Art works for Mawson Shopping Centre, with Tony Steel and Bev Hogg
2001-2Art works for Jamison Centre, with Tony Steel
2001Design work with architect on integration of art into buildings at Orana School, Weston, Canberra
2000‘Whirligigs 2000’, Aerial decorations, with Tony Steel, Civic Square, Canberra, for Olympic/Floriade/Federation/Australia Day events
2000Mosaic walls at Watson Shops, Canberra, with Tony Steel and community
2000Mosaic, Carlo’s Restaurant foyer, Watson, Canberra, with Tony Steel
SOLO AND JOINT EXHIBITIONS
1999-00The Convict and The Jew, collaborative installation with Sue Pedley, Canberra Contemporary Art Space and 24 Hr Art, Darwin
1996How to Handle Reading the News, A.N.C.A. Gallery, Canberra
1995Seeding Clouds, Canberra Contemporary Art Space
1991The Marginal Sea, aGOG Gallery, Canberra
1990-91Under the House, collaborative drawing installation with Matthew Tome, Artspace, Sydney and 24 Hour Art, Darwin
1987A Self-Portrait of My Mother in Two Places, collaborative installation with Roger Crawford, The Performance Space, Sydney
1987Lattice, First Draft, Sydney
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2002Gum, Foyer, Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra
2001Hostage to Fortune, Tuggeranong Arts Centre Gallery, Canberra
2001The Secret Life of Plants, Academy of Science, in association with the Fourth International Legume Conference, ANU, Canberra
2001Celebration?, ANCA Gallery, Dickson, Canberra
20004 ply, The Gabriel Gallery, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne, Fringe Festival event
1999-2000‘Tick Tock’, companion volumes printed from drawings, Galerie Constantinople, Queanbeyan
1999shields, Women in Action community project, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney
1998shields, Women in Action community project, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne
1998shields, Women in Action community project for Second National Canberra Sculpture Forum, Lennox Gardens, Canberra
1998Co-Existence, Australian Artists Against Racism exhibition, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney and Spark Gallery, University of Wollongong
1997Australian Artists Against Racism: Collaborate for tolerance and respect, Canberra School of Art Foyer Gallery
1997Winter Light, aGOG , Canberra
1996Ten, 10 year anniversary exhibition, First Draft, Sydney
1995A Changing Landscape, The Nolan Gallery, Lanyon, A.C.T.
1995Politique, Canberra National Sculpture Forum, public sites
1994-95Moments of (In)Attention, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
1993Catalysts: Recasting Public Art, Nolan Gallery, Lanyon, A.C.T.
1991The Intimate Experience, Ivan Dougherty, Sydney
1990Same Ground: Different Places, Chameleon, Hobart
1988Moet and Chandon Touring Exhibition, State Galleries and NGA
1986A Certain Likeness, Artspace, Sydney
1986Self Image-The Immolation Mirage, The Lewers Bequest and Penrith Regional Art Gallery, Sixth Biennale of Sydney
COLLECTIONS
University of Western Sydney, ‘Exposition’ series
National Gallery of Australia, drawings and roneos
Museum of Modern Art, New York, roneo drawings in 'Tick Tock' publication
Private collections, Australia, USA, Spain, Germany
GRANTS
2001ArtsACT Grant of $6000 for producing a marketing kit with Tony Steel on joint public art practice
1999Member of five woman group Women in Action, recipient of Veterans’ Affairs Department Grant of $1000 and Pat Corrigan Artist Grant of $500 for shields project
1998Member of Women in Action, recipient of VACB CEAD grant of $19,850
1997Member of Women in Action, recipient of CAPO grant of $2800
1996Member of five woman group Politique, recipient of VACB Professional Development Program Grant of $10,000
1991Visual Art/Crafts Board Artist-in-Residence Project Grant, Total project costs: $16,000
1989VACB Curator-in-Residence Project Grant, $6,280
1987Visual Arts Board Project Grant, $3,173.07
EMPLOYMENT
2002Lecturer, part-time, Design Faculty, C.I.T.
1999-02On-call Educator, National Gallery of Australia
1999-02Lecturer, part-time, Core Studies Workshop, Canberra School of Art
1991-98Lecturer, full-time and part-time, Art Theory Workshop and Foundation Workshop, Canberra School of Art
1988-89Lecturer, Post-Graduate Course, Foundation Tutorials, Studio Practice, City Art Institute, Sydney
1988Guide-Lecturer, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
1987-89Teacher, Art Survey, Painting, Drawing, Hornsby Technical College
1986-89Teacher, Drawing, Painting, Art Survey, East Sydney Technical College
1976-78Tutor, Department of Government, University of Sydney
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN ART FIELD
1996-1999Administration of shields project, as part of Women in Action
1997Co-organiser AAAR exhibition, Canberra School of Art Foyer Gallery
1989Judging Panel, Moet and Chandon Prize show
1989Artist-in-Residence, Hornsby College of T.A.F.E., Sydney
Curator-in-Residence, Chameleon, Hobart
1989Member, Project Grants Committee, Visual Art and Crafts Board, Australia Council
1985-87Coordinator, First Draft venue project
PUBLICATIONS AND MEDIA
2001Commentary on The Secret Life of Plants exhibition in The Canberra Times, Radio National, Arts ACT on local radio, The Country Hour on radio, 2XX radio, July 2001
2000Romaldo Giurgola, ‘To Be Site Specific’, Muse, No. 202, Dec/Jan 2000, p. 5
2000Watson shops mosaic, The Chronicle, 20 June 2000, p. 4
2000Watson shops mosaic, The Canberra Times, 17 June 2000
2000Radio interview with Shane McMillan, 666 ABC Canberra on Watson shops mosaic, 24th May 2000
2000Isabella Reich,’The Convict and The Jew: Sue Pedley and Tess Horwitz’, Eyeline, No. 41, Summer 1999-2000, p. 52
2000Emma Chadwick, ‘Artists light way to their past’, Northern Territory News, 11 February 2000, p. 18
1999Sasha Grishin, ‘Ancestral tales and memories’ The Canberra Times, 10 October 1999, p. 21
1999Anne Brennan, ‘The Convict and The Jew - marks, gestures, sounds and maps’, Catalogue essay for the exhibition ‘The Convict and The Jew’
1999Commentary on shields project in Muse (April 1998, No. 172, p. 5 and May 1998, No. 173, p. 21), Textile Fibre Forum Newsletter (March 1999, No. 37, p. 1), Brimbank Messenger (Melbourne, 17 November 1998, p. 18), The Mail (Melbourne, 18 November 1998, p. 7), Liverpool City Champion (10 March 1999, front page.).
1998Vivienne Binns, ‘shields and the role of community in the arts’, Art Monthly Australia, May 1998, No. 109, pp. 13-14
1998The Canberra National Sculpture Forum 98 catalogue
1996Deborah Clark, Catalogue essay, ‘How to Handle Reading the News’, ANCA Gallery, Canberra, August1996
1995Sasha Grishin, ‘Conventional Departures’, The Canberra Times, 24 October1995, p. 18
1994Chris Chapman, ‘Carnivorous Plants’, Art & Australia, Vol. 32, No. 1, Spring 1994, pp. 92-97
1993Deborah Clark, ‘Drowning and Waving’, Art Monthly Australia, No. 60, June 1993, pp. 17-19
1991Australian Women Artists Calendar
1991Catalogue, ‘The Intimate Experience’, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
1988Catalogue, ‘Moet and Chandon Touring Exhibition’
1987Anne Macdonald, ‘The Painted Snapshot’ and ‘Lattice’, Photofile, Vol. 5, No. 3, Summer 87-88, pp. 33-34