Cumpston Research

This cv is on the Gallerysmith website

Nici Cumpston,
Barkindji language group
Born 1963, Adelaide, South Australia,

EDUCATION
2004 Bachelor of Visual Arts – Photography – Honours, University of South Australia
2001 Bachelor of Visual Arts – Photography, University of South Australia
1994 Advanced Diploma in Applied and Visual Arts, North Adelaide School of Art

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
2009 Board Member, Tandanya, National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide
2008 Assistant Curator, Indigenous Art, Art Gallery of South Australia
2006-08 Lecturer - Photography and Indigenous Arts, Cultures and Design, University of South
Australia
2007 - 09 National Indigenous Arts Reference Group, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Arts Board, Australia Council
2004 - 09 Panel member, selection committee, Art in Public Places, Arts SA
1996-06 Lecturer – Photography, Tauondi Aboriginal Community College

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2009 Attesting, Gallerysmith, Melbourne (solo)
Western Australian Indigenous Art Award, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
26th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of
the Northern Territory, Darwin
BITE: Recent Additions to the Flinders University Art Museum Collection, Flinders
University City Gallery
2008 25th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of
the Northern Territory
The Haunted and the Bad, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda, curated by
Julie Gough
Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW
Uneasy: Recent South Australian Art, Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide, curated by
Timothy Morrell

Shards, SA School of Art Gallery, University of South Australia
2007 Power & Beauty: Indigenous Art Now, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
24th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of
the Northern Territory, Darwin
Hobart City Art Prize, Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
Responses to Landscape, Wilderness School, Adelaide
Scotch College Fine Art Exhibition, curated by Paul Greenaway, Scotch College,
Adelaide
Indigenous Responses to Colonialism – Another Story, Artspace, Adelaide Festival
Centre
170-174 Abbotsford St, North Melbourne, Victoria, 3051 www.gallerysmith.com.au
River Murray Art Prize, ‘The Culture of the River Murray’, People’s Choice Award,
Waikerie Institute
2006 Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Artist Award, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
The Murray Cod: much more than just the biggest fish in the river, National Tour NETS
Victoria, Melbourne Museum, 2006-08
Palmer Project Winter Landscape, Murray Darling Palimpsest, Palmer, South Australia
Introducing…Nici Cumpston, Lorraine Austin and Helen Tiernan
Cooee Aboriginal Art, Sydney
Stories: Country Spirit Knowledge & Politics, Lake MacQuarie City Art Gallery
NAIDOC Week 2006 Respect the Past – Believe in the Future, Nici Cumpston and
Darren Siwes, SA Department of Health
Emerging Talent, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre
2004 Holy Holy Holy, Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide Festival of Arts 2004

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