Beryl Wood

Beryl grew up in Lancashire, UK and has been residing in the Gladstone region since 1983.

She started painting at the age of 60 after taking advice for health reasons.  Her life has changed tremendously since then.  She also has had theatre interests, but only at the age of 70 did she get the opportunity to fulfill this interest.

She is currently painting several works for entry into various competitions and exhibitions.

BERYL HAS BEEN VERY BUSY SINCE STARTING HER ART JOURNEY. HERE ARE SOME OF HER EXHIBITIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:

Collections

 Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum Collection, Gladstone, QLD.

 Wide Bay Capricorn Building Society Art Collection, Bundaberg, QLD.

 James Hardie Library of Fine Art Collection, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane.

 Represented in private collections in Australia and United Kingdom.

 

Exhibitions - Solo

1993 Corners of My Mind

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Gladstone, QLD

1994 Baguette Gallery, Brisbane, QLD

1995 Manitsky Gallery, Mt Tamborine, QLD

2001- 2008 Paintings by Beryl Wood, Annual solo exhibitions, Legge Gallery, Sydney

183 Regent Street, Redfern, Sydney, NSW

1999 Out of the Cover and Around The Bend

 

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum, Gladstone, QLD

2000 Under Milkwood

Legge Gallery, 183 Regent Street, Redfern, Sydney, NSW

Staircase Show

Grundy Gallery, Blackpool UK

Maids, Martyrs, Mistresses and Myths

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum, Gladstone, QLD

2008 Beryl Wood Paintings, Brisbane City Council, Museum of Brisbane QLD

2017 Wearable Art, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum

Wearable Art, Kingaroy Art Gallery

Exhibitions – Group

1992 Waterfront Artists Group, Christmas Show,

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Gladstone, QLD

1993 Waterfront Artists Group, Central Gallery, Gladstone, QLD

Potters Place, Fine Art Gallery, Gladstone, QLD

Naive Art Exhibition, McWhirters Artspace, Brisbane, QLD

1994 Regional Showcase,

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Gladstone, QLD

Waterfront Artists Group, Central Gallery, Gladstone, QLD.

1996 Waterfront Artists Group, Peace of Green,

Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Gladstone, QLD

Australian Contemporary Art Fair,

Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, VIC

Artists Books and Multiples Fair 1996, Metro Arts, Brisbane, QLD

1997 Sanquine Validictions, Legge Gallery, Sydney, NSW

1998 The Good Dam Rogue Show,

Rogue Artz, Cedar Galleries, Benaraby, QLD

Legge Gallery, Christmas Show

1999 At the Going Down of the Sun

Rogue Artz, R.S.L Gladstone, Goondoon Street, Gladstone, QLD

Awoonga Immersion –

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Gladstone, QLD

Legge Gallery, Christmas Show

2000 Legge Gallery, Christmas Show and 10 year Celebration Show

Civic Mt. Arts Inaugural Show

Melbourne Arts Festival

2002 Art to the Heart - Goondoon Street shopfronts Gladstone

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum and Gladstone City Heart Association.

Waterfront Artists, Easter Show

Exhibitions - Competitive

1991 - 2007 Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards - Exhibition of selected entries

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Gladstone, QLD.

1993, 1994, 1996 Inaugural Outback Art Prize - Exhibition of selected entries,

Broken Hill City Art Gallery, Broken Hill, NSW.

1995, 1996 Rockhampton Art Competition - Exhibition of selected entries.

Rockhampton Art Gallery, Rockhampton, QLD.

1996 Stanthorpe Arts Festival - Exhibition of selected entries,

Stanthorpe Art Gallery, Stanthorpe, QLD.

24th Annual Caloundra Arts and Crafts Festival - Exhibition of selected

entries. Caloundra Civic Centre, Caloundra, QLD.

Bundaberg Arts Festival - Exhibition of selected entries.

Bundaberg Civic Centre, Bundaberg, QLD.

Awards

1992 Local Artist Award, Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards and Exhibition.

Judge: Doug Hall, Director, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD.

1993 Winner: Oils and Acrylics Section,

Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards and Exhibition.

Judge: Ian Howard Provost & Director, QLD College of Art,

Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD.

1994 Local Artist Award, Wide Bay Capricorn Building Society Inc.

Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards and Exhibition.

Judge: Mostyn Bramley-Moore, Director of Visual Arts,

Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.

1996 Show Champion (Art) Gladstone Show Society.

1997 Joint winner of Easel Painting Section.

Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards and Exhibition.

Judge: Colin Lanceley A.O. Chairman, National Art School of Sydney, NSW.

1999 Winner Easel painting, Gladstone Picture Framing Award.

Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards and Exhibition.

Judge: Bernard Ollis, Director of National Art School of Sydney, NSW.

2000 Local Artist Award, Wide Bay Capricorn Building Society Inc.

 

Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards and Exhibition.

Judge: Wendy Sharpe, artist and tutor, National Art School, Sydney, NSW.

2001 Local Artist Award, Wide Bay Capricorn Building Society Inc.

 

Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards and Exhibition.

Judge: Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, NSW.

2003 Section One: Easel Painting - Comalco Aluminium Refinery Award.

Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards and Exhibition.

Judge: David Broker, writer, broadcaster, curator Institute of Modern Art (IMA) Brisbane.

2004 Section One: Easel Painting - Gladstone Picture Framing Award.

Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards and Exhibition.

Judge: Roger Butler, Australian Prints and Drawings curator, National Gallery of Australia.

2006 Australia Day Senior Cultural Award, Gladstone City Council.

2008 2008 Rio Tinto Alcan Martin Hanson Memorial Art Award - Overall Award

2011 2011 Gladstone Picture Framing Award, Section One Rio Tinto Alcan Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards

2014 Winner Wearable Art Award, Calliope Cat Walk

Highly commended, Section One 2014 Rio Tinto Alcan Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards

2015 Winner Wearable Art Award, Calliope Cat Walk

2015 The Gladstone Picture Framing Award, Section One, The 40th Rio Tinto Alcan Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards 2015

2017 Highly commended, Section 1, The 42nd Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards 2017

Community Projects

1998 Gladstone City Council Harbour Festival float.

Winner: Best Large Business.

1999 Gladstone City Council Harbour Festival Float.

Winner: Best Large Business.

SUNfest 99 Youth School Holiday program

Design and co-ordination of mural painting at Gladstone City Library measuring 19m x 2 m with twenty young people aged 12 - 17.

2000 Workshop tutor for Op Art at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum celebrating International Women's Day.

2001 Costume designer, writer and director for two pantomimes performed at the Gladstone Entertainment Centre.

Island Sands Festival - Costume designer for 'Molyer' play.

Costume designer and performer for 'Triplets'.

2003 SUNfest 2003 Youth School Holiday program.

Drama project collimating in a public performance at the Gladstone Entertainment Centre.

Produced scene from a pantomime for an under 10’s drama group Stagestruck performed at the Gladstone Harbour Festival.

2004 Participated in community arts project to construct mosaic mural at Gladstone Aquatic Centre under the guidance of Helen and Kriket Broadhurst.

Mobile Mural painting of a bus by artists and primary school children a Queensland Arts Council project.

Founded Bunbury Players Theatre Group, produced, set and costume design for 27 productions from 2004 to 2013 at Gladstone Entertainment Centre.

2005 Commissioned to prepare public artwork for the Gladstone CBD redevelopment, Library Square project.

2006 Finalist, Sotherton's Fashion Awards - Wearable Art.

2003-07 Director, Bunbury Players.

2009 Paint the Pillars project at the Gladstone City Library with SUNfest 2009

2015 Gladstone Region Pop Up Public Art Artist Windows, Miriam Vale Library

2016 Gladstone Region Pop up Public Art Art in Parks, David Bray Park Boyne Island

2018 Gladstone Region  part of Turtleway Artscape program – Painted first settler to the area on 18 poles, permanent installation at Wyndham Park, Boyne Island.