Colour is the driving force behind Ballard’s unique style called ‘Fragmatism’. Here images float, dissolve and fragment across the canvas, and beauty is often camouflaged. Deconstructed shape and reconstructed colour is always the focus of her work.
Her artistic response produces dreamscapes that float from the landscape to the ocean. She celebrates the small beauties that surround us through her still life pieces.
Ballard has exhibited both nationally and internationally. She has completed many Art Residencies including stays at the prestigious
Art Students League of New York, in Venice at
the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, and at Monsalvat in Victoria, Australia’s oldest art colony.
She believes that colour has the power to enrich and uplift our lives. Her artworks invite collectors to escape into a world of colour that is always ‘bright beyond beige’.
University of Newcastle, Australia 2002
Bachelor of Design (Graphics) B.A.D.
Art Residencies & Overseas Painting
2021 – UPCOMING: Chateau Orquevaux, South of France. AWARDED the The Denis Diderot A-I-R Grant
2019 – Mornington Peninsula Art Residency at Police Point, Victoria
2016-19 – Painting in the Tropics: Savusavu Fiji
2015 – Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venice, Italy
2014 – Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venice, Italy
2013 – New York: Art Residency with The Art Students League. AWARDED the Ruth Katzman Scholarship
2012 – Residency at Monsalvat, Melbourne
2011 – New York: Art Residency with The Art Students League of New York
2010 – Spain: Plein-air Painting in Barcelona & Andalusia
2009 – France: South of France with Promenarts Gallery
2020 – ‘VERGE’ Solo Show Manyung Gallery
2019 – ‘Pondering’ Singapore Art Fair
2019 – ‘INTO THE WILD’ Show, 3 artists show. Milk Factory Bowral, Sep
2019 – ‘Outliers’ Show, Glebe Shop Gallery, May
2018 – ‘COASTAL’ Solo Show Manyung Gallery, Oct
2018 – ‘Outliers’ Show, GalleryONE88, August
2018 – DISPLAY Show Croll Real Estate, July
2018 – ‘Outliers’ Show, Hunter’s Hill, May
2018 – Surtex 2018 Artshine Gallery, New York, May
2018 – Solo Show ‘Colour of Venice’ Solo Show, Yuga Gallery, Feb
2017 – Solo Show ‘Fragmatism’ Solo Show, Artshine Gallery, Oct
2017 – ‘Outliers’ Show, Watchhouse Gallery, Jul
2016 – Solo Show, Paradise, Artshine Gallery, Sydney, June
2016 – Duo Show, Flow, Gallery One88, Blue Mtns
2016 – SOLO Display, Hunters Hill POP UP Art Show, Sydney
2016 – Solo Show, Colour Walk, Xavier Art Space,
St Vincents Private Hospital
2015 – Solo Show: Flourish, Breathing Colours Gallery, Sydney
2014 – SOLO SHOW Cangiante, CK Gallery, Sydney
2014 – Duo Show CHROMA Tap Gallery
2013 – SOLO Show: Riversong, Ginkgo Gallery, Sydney
2012 – Duo Show: Verve, Art2muse, Double Bay, Sydney