Carmel Byrne

Carmel Byrne

Sydney, NSW, Australia

About Carmel Byrne

As an unrepresented artist I'm in the middle of setting up my own art space to help support myself, my practise and to help support other artists a well. The one thing we didn't learn in art school was business skills and I'm on a kind of venture to see if artists can model a sustainable business through businesses that comprise of a number of income streams. In the meantime I also continue to make my own work. The mystery of oil paint will never die for me and the emotional intelligence of drawing is close to my heart.


Master of Fine Arts (Research), College of Fine Art, UNSW
Bachelor of Arts (Visual) Hons, Australian National University
National Art School, Sydney, Diploma in Arts (Fine Arts)


2014 "Census" Scratch Art Space, Sydney
2010 "Forecast" Kudos Gallery, Paddington, Sydney
2007 "Two Worlds Clash" Tooth, Sydney
2001 "FUNK" PKW Gallery, Singapore

2014 "Pendulum: actions of gravity and acquired momentum...", installation collaboration, SAS Gallery
2012 "DeTour" Collaborative installation with Joshua Rampage, SAS Gallery, Sydney

2013 "SAS Stock Show", SAS Gallery, Sydney
2013 "Three Circles", Group exhibition, SAS Gallery, Sydney
2012 "Scratch Art Space: Ten Years Inside Out" Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Sydney
2011 "The Gathering" TAP Gallery, Sydney
2011 "Exchange" Gatakers Gallery, Maryborough, QLD
2011 "Postcards From the North" ESP Gallery, Sydney
2009 "Tim Olsen Drawing Prize" Kudos Gallery, Sydney
2008 "Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize" Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Sydney
2007 "Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize" At The Vanishing Point Contemporary Gallery, Sydney
2007 "Harmony with White " Sabaai Gallery, Sydney
2005 "Migration" Glass Eye, Program of video works by contemporary artists, Brooklyn, NY
2004 "Bermuda Biennial" Bermuda National Gallery, Bermuda
2004 "Field of Vision: New York" the lab gallery, New York, USA
2004 "Computer Generated Art", Bermuda Society of the Arts, Bermuda
2003 "Art on the Rocks" ASN Gallery, Sydney
2003 "Boxed ii" PKW Gallery, Singapore
2002 "Blake Touring Exhibition" Eastern States of Australia until 2003
2002 "Annual Exhibition" New Arts Program, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, USA
2001 "Blake Prize" S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2000 "Buntus 2000: International artist collective exhibition" Ardara Artists Resource Centre, Dublin, Ireland
2000 "50 little piggies and then there were none" PKW Gallery, Singapore
1999 "The Drawing Show" Artspace71, Canberra
1999 "Dreaming Weereewa" Photospace, CSA, Canberra
1998 "Dobell Drawing Prize" Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney; Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne
1997 "In-Between", two person show, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree, Australia
1996 "Logan Art Award" Logan Art Gallery, Brisbane
1996 "Six Women" Barry Stern Gallery, Sydney
1995 "Waverley Art Prize" Waverley-Woollahra Arts Centre, Sydney
1994 "Portia Geach Memorial Award Exhibition" S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1994 "Alice Prize" Alice Springs Art Foundation, Alice Springs
1994 "Warringah Art Prize" Sydney

2000 "Omniblok", Small Red Door Gallery, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
1995 "Walking View: Native Installations" Darlinghurst, Sydney