Annette Raff - Curriculum Vitae

 

Contact Details
6 Sapphire Street, Hollywell, Gold Coast, Qld, 4216.
Phone: 0419 637452
email: annette@watercolourlessonsonline.com
website: www.watercolourlessonsonline.com

 

Formal Art Education
2014-2017 BA (Fine Art) Curtin University, Western Australia
1989-1990 AdvCertArt&Design, Yallourn College of Technical and Further Education, Victoria

Television Interview
2014 Natalie Sprott, Interview by Sofie Formica, Channel 7, Brisbane, Qld. “A Day on the Tram”, Great South East, 12 Oct 2014. Interview on the Gold Coast Arts Scene and the Royal Qld Art Society.

Selected Exhibitions
2011 Group Exhibition. Power of 7 Brushes, Robina Art Gallery, Gold Coast, Qld.
2010 Solo Exhibition. Gold Coast City Gallery – Arts Centre Cafe, Gold Coast, Qld
2009 Solo Exhibition/Artist in Residence. Masham Arts Festival, Yorkshire UK
2006 Joint Exhibition. Simply Watercolour, Royal Qld Art Society, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Qld
2002 Baze Road Gallery. Favourite Things, Baze Road Gallery, Gold Coast, Qld

Awards

  • Australian Artist Magazine – ‘There’s Rhythm in the Trees’ – Finalist July 2012
  • Mortimore Art Prize – ‘Gently Fades to Gray” & “Homeward Bound’ – Finalist 2012
  • Royal Qld Art Society Big Art Awards – Watercolour – Gouache, ‘Beyond Blue’1st Prize 2011
  • The Artist Magazine 28 Annual Art Competition –   Portraits/Figures, ‘Anna Under the Palms‘ – Finalist 2011
  • d’Arcy Doyle Art Awards – Portraits – ‘Love Those Sundays‘ – 1st Prize 2010
  • Mortimore Art Prize – Landscape – ‘Dancing Light – Boreen Pt‘ – Finalist 2010
  • International Artist Magazine – ‘Warm Breeze Through the Pandanus’Finalist June-July 2010
  • d’Arcy Doyle Art Awards – Portraits –Distant Thoughts‘ –  2nd Prize  2009
  • Royal Qld Art Society Big Art Prize – Watercolour–‘Mysterious Wisteria’ -1st Prize  Section 2009
  • Australian Artist Magazine – ‘Emma Under the Palms‘ – Finalist December 2008
  • Tattersall’s Landscape Prize  – ‘Beyond the Causarinas‘ –Finalist 2008
  • Winsor & Newton Opera Rose Competition – ‘Thoughts Distant’Finalist 2008
  • Pacific Fair 30 Icons Competition – 3rd Prize 2008
  • Qld Art Society Annual Exhib.- Watercolour– 2nd Prize  2005
  • Gold Coast Show – Watercolour – ‘Cabarita Beach1st Prize 2005
  • Australian Artist Magazine – ‘Cabbage Shadows’ – Finalist June 2005
  • Springwine Festival Montville – ‘Fruit of the Vine‘– 2nd Prize 2003
  • Watercolour Society of Old – ‘Blue Moods1st Prize 2003
  • Gold Coast Show – Watercolour Section –  – 1st Prize 2003
  • Maleny Art Awards – Watercolour  – ‘Lookout Tower‘ –  3rd Prize 2002
  • Various Commendation Awards – 2000 – 2007
  • Yallourn College Vic – Most Outstanding Applied Art Student 2nd Year – 1989

Publications

  • International Artist Magazine – ‘Warm Breeze Through the Pandanus’ –  Photo and Editorial – Finalist June/July 2010
  • Paradise Magazine, Gold Coast Bulletin Featured Artist Editorial -‘Painting at the Speed of Light‘ – Sept 9-10 – 2006
  • Australian Artist Magazine – “Cracking the Watercolour Code”Featured Artist 2006
  • Australian Artist Magazine – Finalist – Dec 2012, Jun 2012, Mar 2013, Dec 2008, June 2005

Exhibitions

  • Robina Art Gallery 2011 – “Power of 7 Brushes” – Joint Exhibition
  • Robina Art Gallery 2011 – “Power of 7 Brushes” – Joint Exhibition
  • Gold Coast Arts Centre Cafe Oct 2010 – Solo Exhibition
  • Masham Arts Festival 2009, Yorkshire UK, – International Artist in Residence,  – Solo Exhibition
  • Tattersalls Landscape Art Prize, 2008 – Selected Exhibition
  •  Royal Qld Art Society 2006 – “Simply Watercolour” – Joint Exhibition
  • “Artsome Foursome” 2004 – Group Exhibition
  • Baze Road Gallery 2002 – “Favourite Things”  – Joint Exhibition

Relevant Professional Practice

2012 to 2014 F & W Media (Artists Network University) Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.Art Instructor, Online Courses, Design syllabus for 4 week courses, facilitate and instruct on an ongoing basis. To provide critiques, follow up student questions and offer additional student support.

1997 Gold Coast Institute of TAFE, Ashmore, Gold Coast. Adult Community Education Art Tutor, Watermedia, Mixed media and Fundamentals of Design

1997 to present Royal Qld Art Society, Broadbeach, Gold Coast. Art Tutor, 

1998 to 2007 Framed Just for You, Gallery Studio, Brisbane Rd, Labrador, Gold Coast
Art Tutor, Regular Weekly Lessons. Design and teach adult classes in Drawing, Life drawing, Watermedia, Mixed media and Fundamentals of Design.

1995 to present Artist’s Home Studio, Gold Coast – Art Tutor, Weekly Classes Watercolour and Drawing

2009 to present – Visiting Artist Tutor for between 2 to 7 day workshops – various regional locations

Residencies

2009 Masham Art Fair, Masham, North Yorkshire, England
2017 Australian National Symposium Non-Surgical Aesthetics, Gold Coast, Queensland

 

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