WILMA TABACCO | SCYLLA AND CHARYBDIS

9 MARCH - 3 APRIL 2016 

 

The Nancy Sever Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent work by Wilma Tabacco.  

Wilma Tabacco is a committed artist with an extensive and diverse exhibiting history, both in Australia and internationally, who strives to create a world without ordinariness, encouraging students and artists to step out of their comfort zone, to leave the familiar for the unfamiliar and to swap the easy for the difficult.

She was born in Italy and has lived in Australia since childhood. She received a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University in 1972 and Diploma of Education in 1973. In 1979 she undertook a Diploma of Fine Art at Phillip Institute, Melbourne and, while lecturing in painting and drawing at the University of Melbourne, continued studies at RMIT University where she completed a Master of Arts in 1995 and a PhD in 2006. Wilma has lectured variously in painting, drawing and printmaking at the University of Melbourne, the Canberra School of Art and at RMIT as part of their international program in Hong Kong and in Melbourne. She has contributed significantly to arts education through her academic work in various Australian and overseas Universities, working in research, painting and drawing and with national and overseas postgraduate supervisions at PhD level.

She has received several grants from the Australia Council Visual Arts and Craft Board, including a studio residency in Italy, and has also worked and exhibited in Seoul as the recipient of an Asialink residency in Korea. In 2011 she, together with Dr Irene Barberis, established Langford120, a contemporary gallery space in Melbourne, which she currently co-directs.

Referring to John Kantor’s catalogue essay for Frank Stella's retrospective exhibition which recently concluded at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and which reads:

“Making work that is at once critical and personal is one of the central challenges facing any artist worthy of the name… In their extremes, both options are undesirable. Being an artist today entails navigating these twin perils by seeking to know what you are doing and simultaneously always trying to unknown it. It means recognising the terms of an ongoing conversation, while also giving it a personal inflection…To recall Barnett Newman's famous quip, it can feel like having to be both ornithologist and bird at the same time.”

Wilma Tabacco explains that “there are other perils to negotiate, of course, but these are usually masked by a work’s physical and pictorial resolution. The selection of these particular works (or more accurately, suites of works) assembled especially for this exhibition reflects my negotiation of these “twin perils” through the exploration and articulation of a pictorial vocabulary rooted in abstraction”.

Available works:

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Views of the exhibition:

 

WILMA TABACCO | BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

 

www.wilmatabacco.com

Wilma Tabacco was born in the province of L’Aquila, Italy and has lived in Australia since childhood.  She received a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University in 1972 and Diploma of Education in 1973.  In 1979 she undertook a Diploma of Fine Art at Phillip Institute, Melbourne and whilst lecturing in painting and drawing at the University of Melbourne, continued studies at RMIT University where she completed a Master of Arts in 1995 and a PhD in 2006.  Wilma has lectured variously in painting, drawing and printmaking at the University of Melbourne, Canberra School of Arts and at RMIT as part of the international programme in Hong Kong and in Melbourne. She has received several grants from the Australia Council Visual Arts and Craft Board including a studio residency in Italy, and has also worked and exhibited in Seoul as the recipient of an Asialink residency in Korea.

In 2011 she, together with Dr Irene Barberis, established Langford120, a contemporary gallery space which she currently co-directs.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016    Scylla and Charybdis, Nancy Sever Gallery, Canberra

2015    Cycladic, Langford120, Melbourne

2014    Gilded Lies, Langford120, Melbourne

2013    Gilt Edge, Langford120, Melbourne

2012    Zaffiro, Langford120, Melbourne

2011    Who’s afraid of greenpinkpurpleblue? with Irene Barberis, Langford120,  

            Melbourne   

2009    Picture This…, Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra

            Flights of Fantasy, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

2007    In The Blinking of An Eye, Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra

2006    Ave atque Vale (for now), Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

2005    A Brush with Colour, Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra

2004    Slipstream, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

Tease, Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra

Agrodolce Bliss Bomb, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

2000    Up Down In Out, Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra

1999    Ghostbusting, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

Saying it with Flowers, with Irene Barberis, Geelong Art Gallery, Victoria; Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Victoria; The University Gallery, Tasmania; Albury Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales; RMIT Gallery, Melbourne

1998    Cherry Blossom Time, aGOG, Canberra

Saying it with Flowers, with Irene Barberis, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide

1997    Cuts, with Irene Barberis, Victoria University Gallery, Melbourne

            Conversations, with Jan Murray, Westspace Gallery, Melbourne

            Primavera, Kookmin University Gallery, Seoul, Korea

            Pot-Pourri, Savina Gallery, Seoul, Korea

            Pageant, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

1996    Tripping, Photospace, Canberra School of Art, ACT

1995    Relocations, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne

            Fabrications, aGOG, Canberra

            Les Fleurs, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

1994    Florilegia, Chiesa di S. Massimo, Opi di Fagnano Alto, Italy

1993    La Nouvelle Constellation, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

1991    Continental Crossings, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

            Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

1989    Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

1988    Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

            Holdsworth Contemporary Gallery, Sydney

 GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 2015    Artpeace, Sagra, Melbourne

            Neo-0-10, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne

            After 65: The Legacy of OP, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Victoria

2014    National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria

            Dark: More than Black, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne

            Blue on Blue, Langford120, Melbourne

            Reconfigurings, Langford120, Melbourne

2013    Abstraction 12, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne

            Squaring Up, Langford120, Melbourne

            Thirteen, Langford120, Melbourne

            Contemporary Australian Drawing 3, New York Studio School, New York

2012    Room; A Series of Schemes, Scheme Four: Laundry/Bathroom, Langford120, Melbourne

A Selection from Crossing the Line: Drawing in the Middle East, Langford120, Melbourne

Crossing the Line: Drawing in the Middle East, Tashkeel Gallery, Dubai

NONOBJECTIVE – present, Curator, Stephen Wickham, Langford120, Melbourne

Contemporary Australian Drawing 2, Wimbledon SPACE, London & Langford120, Melbourne

2011   Fun with Colour, Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie, NSW

           100 Project, Blackartprojects, Langford120, Melbourne

2010    Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Ballarat Gallery, Victoria.

            Colour Tone and Tint, Drawingspace, RMIT, Melbourne.

            More, The Arts Gallery, University of Southern Queensland, Queensland. 

            Magnetic Islands, Project Space, RMIT, Melbourne.           

            Contemporary Australian Drawings 1, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne.

2009    Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize 09, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria.        

Reductive, ACGA Gallery @ Fed Square, Melbourne.        

Drawing of the World/World of Drawing, Museum of Art, Seoul National University, Korea.          

Surveying the Field, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, Melbourne.

Books crossing, from the Deakin University Artists Book Collection, Geelong Gallery, Victoria.

            Regards Croises: Australie – France, Espace Beaurepaire, Paris, France

2008    Transcentric, Lethaby Gallery, Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, London

            Secondary Sources, School of Art Gallery, RMIT, Melbourne        

            From Mao to Now, Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales                                        

 2007   Room: A Series of Schemes – Scheme Three: Living Room, Counihan Gallery In Brunswick, Melbourne

 

Room: A Series of Schemes – Scheme Two: Kitchen Dining, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne, Innovators 3, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne

Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria

2006    Fletcher Jones Art Prize, Geelong Gallery, Victoria

If You Were to Collect… Elements of Abstraction, Deloitte Corporate Offices, Melbourne

X Marks the Spot, RMIT School of Art Gallery, Melbourne

2005    Wilma Tabacco and Noël Skrzypczak in Collaboration, Dudespace, Melbourne

Room: A Series of Schemes, Forty-five Downstairs, Melbourne

The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria

2004    Disorientate: Colour, Geometry and the Body, Plimsol Gallery, Hobart

National Works on Paper Award, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria

            Seeing Red, Maroondah Art Gallery, Melbourne

2003    Return Nature II: Pastoral, Nanjing Shenghua Arts Centre, Nanjing, China

Embark/Disembark: An Exploration of Cultural Dislocation, Immigration Museum, Melbourne

            The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize 2003, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria

            The Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria

In the Presence of Passion, Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra

Paris Art Fair, The Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Four, holmes à court Gallery, Perth

North: Art from the Other Side of the Yarra, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne

Mystic Medusa on Art, New Contemporaries Gallery, Sydney

Reunion, The Art of 16 Graduates, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne University

            Odd, Faculty Gallery, RMIT University, School of Art and Culture

Season’s Greetings, Post Master Gallery, Melbourne

2002    Good Vibrations, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne

Kiss My Art, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Sydney Road, Brunswick, Melbourne

Geelong Contemporary Art Award, Geelong Art Gallery, Victoria

John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, Victoria

2001    Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

The Hutchins Art Prize, The Long Gallery, Hobart

Nillumbik Invitational Art Award, Monsalvatt, Victoria

            Painted Spaces, Rice Talbert Museum, Edinburgh, UK

            Little Treasures, RMIT Gallery, Storey Hall, Melbourne

2000    Korea-Australia Print Exchange Exhibition, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne

            Liberty, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne

            Not the Done Thing, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney

            Melbourne Artfair 2000, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

On the Brink: Abstraction of the 90s, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne

            Printed Proof, Canberra Contemporary Artspace, Canberra

            Artists Books Day, Grahame Galleries, Brisbane

            A Matter of Distance, Linden Gallery, Melbourne

            Triptych Show, Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra

            Painted Spaces, ACCA, Melbourne; New Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

            We are Australian, Volvo Gallery, Sydney and touring Australia

1999    A Letter to Picasso: The Stamp in Contemporary Art, Post Master Gallery, Melbourne

Grands et jeunes d’aujourd’hui, Espace Eiffel-Branly, Paris, France

Bernheim Invite L’Australie, French National Library Festival, Noumea, New Caledonia

Real Abstraction, Victoria University Gallery, Melbourne (curated by Wilma Tabacco)

            Works on Paper, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

1998    People of Australia-Richness in Diversity: Identity Art, Australian Museum, Sydney and touring The Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia,                           Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea

The Art Files, Gallery Art-O-Mat installation, curated by Wilma Tabacco and Stephen Spurrier, Sixth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

            RMIT Fine Art, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

            The Cask, VicHealth Access Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Korea/Australia Exchange Exhibition of Prints, The Contemporary Museum of Seoul, Korea

            Propositions Australiennes, Galerie Luc Queyrel, Paris

            The Autumn Show, La Trobe Street Gallery, Melbourne

Mask Auction, The Jewish Museum of Australia at Distelfink Gallery, Melbourne

Nature: Traditional & Contemporary, Cooloola Shire Public Gallery, Queensland

            Werther School, Span Galleries, Melbourne

1997    Patterning, curated by Merryn Gates, touring Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manila;   Regional centres, Philippines; Jakarta, Indonesia; Canberra School of Art Australia; Silpakorn University Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

Notations, Victoria University Gallery, Melbourne

Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Geelong Art Gallery, Victoria

The Central Queensland Art Purchase, Rockhampton Art Gallery, Queensland

Re:search, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania

1996    The Art Game, Gallery Art-O-Mat installation, curated by Wilma Tabacco and Stephen Spurrier, at the Fifth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

1995    12th Biennial Spring Festival of Drawing, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria

Blundstone Contemporary Art Prize, Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Tasmania and touring

Our Parents’ Children, curated by G Pradolin, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

            City of Hobart Art Prize, The Carnegie Gallery, Hobart

            Group Masters Exhibition, RMIT Faculty Gallery, Melbourne

The Situation Now: A Survey of Local Non-Objective Art, curated by Christopher Heathcote, La Trobe University Art Museum, Melbourne

Recent Acquisitions: Deakin University Art Collection, Geelong Art Gallery, Victoria

1994    Fourth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

Artomatch, Gallery Art–O–Mat installation, at the Fourth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

            James McCaughey Memorial Prize, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

RMIT / LICT Exhibition, Australian High Commission, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

            The House, Lighthouse Foundation Art Auction, Sotheby’s, Melbourne

            Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast City Gallery, Queensland

1993    Contemporary Australian Paintings - Works from the Allen, Allen & Hemsley Collection, at the Melbourne International Festival, Westpac Gallery, Melbourne

‘VITEA: A.I.P.#7’, Fifth Sculpture Triennial, RMIT Faculty Gallery, Melbourne

            Margaret Stewart Endowment B, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

            Recent Acquisitions, Waverley City Gallery, Melbourne

            Margaret Stewart Endowment, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

1992    C.D. Art, Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra

Rediscovery: Australian Artists in Europe 1982-1992, Australian Pavillion, World Expo, Seville, Spain; Australian Embassy, Paris, France

            Small Works – Wide Vision, Downlands Art Exhibition, Queensland

            Third Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

Gallery Art–O–Mat, automatic vending machine installation at the Third Australian Contemporary
Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

Il Disegno Ritrovato, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Salone San Francesco, Como, Italy                                                                                    

1991    Freedom of Choice, curated by Maudie Palmer, Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne

Art and Architecture, Atrium, Architecture and Planning Dept., University of Melbourne

1990    Niagara Galleries at Hill-Smith Gallery, Adelaide

Second Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

            Art From Elsewhere, The University of Tasmania, Hobart

            Niagara Print Exhibition, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

1989    Niagara at Watters, Watters Gallery, Sydney

            Eight Women Printmakers, Stuart Gerstman Gallery, Melbourne

            Lloyd Rees Memorial 9’ x 5’ Exhibition, Linden Gallery, Melbourne

1988    New Art Three, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

            Diamond Valley Art Award, Victoria

            Print in Context, Print Council of Australia, Melbourne

Art of the Unique Print, Festival of Perth and touring Western Australia and USA

100 x 100, Print Portfolio Exhibition, Print Council of Australia; 70 Arden St, Melbourne

            Diamond Valley Art Award Exhibition, Victoria

            First Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

            Watercolour Australia, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Victoria

            Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre Acquisitive Prints Exhibition, Victoria

Goldfields Print Award Inaugural Exhibition, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Victoria

1987    Box Hill Invitational Print Exhibition, Melbourne

            Fremantle Print Award Exhibition, Western Australia

            Spring Festival of Drawing, Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre, Victoria

            Swan Hill Print & Drawing Exhibition, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Victoria

1986    Invitational Print Exhibition, Reconnaissance, Melbourne

1986    St. Kilda Arts Festival Exhibition, Linden Gallery, Melbourne

1982    Contemporary Artists Exhibition, Niagara Lane Galleries, Melbourne

            Pitspace, Phillip Institute of Technology, Melbourne

 

COMMISSIONS

 

2000    Christmas Stamp Design Commission, Australia Post

1998    The Stamp Collection, Ugg Boot Press, Victoria

1997    Print Council of Australia, Limited Edition Print, Victoria

1990    Banner Project, Arts Building, Institute of Education, University of Melbourne, Victoria

1988    100 x 100 Print Portfolio, Dr. M. Lefevbre, Print Council of Australia, Victoria

 

 

GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES

 

1999    Arts Victoria, Artists Development Grant

1998    Nets Victoria, Exhibition Development Fund Grant

1996    Australia Council, Visual Arts Craft Fund, Project Grant, New Works

            Artist-in-Residence, Canberra School of Art, ACT

            Asialink Residency, Seoul, Korea

1992    Australia Council, Visual Arts/Craft Board, Artists Development Grant

1990    Australia Council, Visual Arts/Craft Board, Overseas Residency in Italy

 

COLLECTIONS

 

Anglican Church Grammar, Queensland

Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Victoria

Artbank, NSW

Australian National University, Canberra

Benalla Art Gallery, Victoria

Bendigo Regional Art Gallery, Victoria

Canberra University Collection, ACT

Canson Australia Pty Ltd

Deakin University Collection, Melbourne

Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Italy

Geelong Art Gallery, Victoria

Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie, NSW

Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar, Melbourne

Latrobe Valley Arts Centre, Victoria

Latrobe University Gallery, Melbourne

Mildura Arts Centre, Victoria

Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Print Council of Australia, Melbourne

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane

Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Tasmania

RMIT University Collection, Melbourne

University of Southern Queensland, Queensland

University of Tasmania, Hobart

Warrnambool Regional Art Gallery, Victoria

Waverley City Gallery, Melbourne

Private Collections in Australia, USA, France and Italy

 

PUBLICATIONS

CATALOGUES AND BOOKS

 Cycladic, Catalogue text, Sophia Errey, Wilma Tabacco

After 65: The Legacy of OP, Latrobe Regional Gallery, essay J. Miller, 2015

2014 National Works on Paper, MPRG

The Drawn Word, S. Farthing, Dr J McKenzie (eds.) Studio International & Studio Trust, 2014

Abstraction 12, Charles Nodrum Gallery, 2013

Gilt Edge, Catalogue essay, Sophia Errey, 2013

Janet Mckenzie, Contemporary Australian Drawing, Volume 1, Palgrave Macmillan, Melbourne, 2012,

Soo-Hong Jhang, Drawing of the World/World of Drawing, exhibition catalogue, Museum of Art, Seoul National University, 2009

David Hagger, reductive, exhibition catalogue, ACGA Gallery

Wilma Tabacco, Flights of Fantasy, exhibition catalogue, Niagara Publishing, 2009

Fiona Capp, The Living Room, exhibition catalogue, Counihan Gallery, 2007

Fiona Capp, If you can’t stand the heat…, exhibition, Linden, 2007

Wilma Tabacco, Slipstream, exhibition catalogue, Niagara Publishing, 2004

I Dover, embark/disembark: an exploration of cultural dislocation, exhibition catalogue, Immigration Museum, Melbourne, 2003

S Hewitt, Reunion: The Art of Sixteen Graduates, exhibition catalogue, University of Melbourne, 2003

John McDonald, Mystic Medusa on Art, 2004 Astrology Calendar, New Contemporaries Gallery, Sydney, 2003

C. Heathcote, North: Art from the Other Side of the Yarra, LaTrobe University Art Museum, 2003

Four, exhibition catalogue, Niagara Galleries/holmes à court Gallery, Perth, 2003

Mystic Medusa, Mystic Medusa on Art, exhibition catalogue, New Contemporaries Sydney, 2003

Cover of Media and Arts Law Review, vol.7, March 2002

Zara Stanhope, Good Vibrations, exhibition catalogue, Museum of Modern Art, Heide, 2002

Edward Colless, Agrodolce Bliss Bomb, exhibition catalogue, Niagara Galleries, 2002

Cynthia Troup, A Matter of Distance, exhibition catalogue, Linden Gallery, 2000

Daniel Thomas, Painted Spaces, exhibition catalogue, Rice Talbert Museum, UK, 2000

Geoff Le Gerch and David Thomas, We are Australian, exhibition catalogue, 2000

M Gates, A Letter to Picasso, exhibition catalogue, 1999

RMIT Fine Art at the Hong Kong Art Centre, exhibition catalogue, RMIT, 1998

A Decade of Contemporary Australian Printmaking, exhibition catalogue, The Contemporary Museum of Seoul, Korea, 1998

The Cast, exhibition catalogue, Fringe Festival, 1998

Wilma Tabacco and Irene Barberis, Saying it with Flower, exhibition catalogue, 1998

Masks, exhibition catalogue, The Jewish Museum of Australia, 1998

K Wilson, Nature: Traditional & Contemporary Visions, Cooloola Shire Public Gallery, Queensland, 1998

M Scott and P Zika, research, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, 1997

M Gates, Patterning: Layers of Meaning in Contemporary Art, exhibition catalogue, Canberra School of Art, 1998

Central Queensland Art Purchase, Rockhampton Art Gallery Trust, Queensland, 1997

Pot- Pourri, exhibition catalogue, Savina Gallery, Korea, 1997

Don Williams and Colin Simpson, Art Now Contemporary Art Post-1970 Book Two, McGraw Hill, Australia, 1996

G. Pradolin, Our Parents’ Children, exhibition catalogue, Access Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, 1995

Christopher Heathcote, The Situation Now: A Survey of Local Non-Objective Art, exhibition catalogue, La Trobe University Art Museum, 1995

Recent Acquisitions: Deakin University Art Collection, exhibition catalogue, Geelong Art Gallery, 1995

Wilma Tabacco: Les Fleurs, exhibition catalogue, Niagara Galleries, 1995

Alan McCulloch, revised by Susan McCulloch, Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Allen & Unwin, 1994

Art Right Now, cd-rom, Discovery Media, 1994

Contemporary Australian Paintings-Works from the Allen Allen & Hemsley Collection, Westpac Gallery, 1993

Wilma Tabacco: La Nouvelle Constellation, exhibition catalogue, Niagara Galleries, 1993

Small Works - Wide Vision, Downlands Art Exhibition, 1992

Wilma Tabacco, exhibition catalogue, Niagara Galleries, 1992

J Holmes and E Colless, Rediscovery: Australian Artists in Europe 1982–92, exhibition catalogue, 1991

Elizabeth Cross, Freedom of Choice, exhibition catalogue, 1991

Neville Drury, New Art 3, Craftsman Press, 1989

 

ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

 

D Rule, ‘In the Galleries’, Spectrum, The Age, 19 December, 2015

R Schirru, ‘La mappa archeologica delle emozioni, Il Globo, 7 December, 2015

J McKenzie, http://www.studiointernational.com/index.php/wilma-tabacco-gilt-edge

D Raintree, ‘Gilt-edged visual manifestations’, The Age, May 29, 2013

K Kincade-Sharkey, ‘Place of desire and sapphire’, North & West Melbourne News, March 10, 2012

R Nelson, ‘Geometric Gems with Kinetic Jives’, The Age, February 8, 2012

S Pottinger, ‘Shows display giddy variety of imagery, colour,’ The Chronical, Sept. 11, 2010

D Rule, ‘Around the galleries’, The Age, April 11, 2010

G G Hubbard, ‘Arte, cultura, identità, simbolismo e creatività’, Il Globo, July 20, 2009

S Grishin, ‘Discipline and chaos’, Canberra Times, August 24, 2009

S Robson, ‘Art takes on living spaces’ Moreland Leader, December 3, 2007

S Grishin, ‘Colourful sweeps’, Canberra Times, November 23, 2007

E Bartlem, ‘Room: A series of schemes, Scheme 3 – Living Room’, Trouble, Nov., 2007

R Nelson, Show your wit, but not your poetry, The Age, August 29, 2007

F Capp, Drudgery or inspiration? The Age, August 18, 2007

J Makin, Wilma earns her stripes, Herald Sun, June 14, 2006

G Hubbard, ‘Quando l’ispirazione va in cucina’, Il Globo, August 23, 2007

S Grishin, ‘Inner strength on display’, Canberra Times, 29 September 2005

G Hubbard, ‘Contenuti ed estitica dello spazio privato’, Il Globo, 28 July, 2005

Philip Watkins, ‘Disorientate: Colour, Geometry and the Body’, Artlink, vol. 25 no.1, 2005

J Makin, ‘In search of gold’, Herald Sun, May 24, 2004

R Nelson, ‘Tabacco in playful mood’, The Age, May 14, 2004

Robert Cook, ‘Fizz for eyes’, West Australian Saturday Extra, June 28, 2003

P Hill, ‘Magical mystic tour’, Spectrum, The Sydney Morning Herald, 31 May 2003

R Nelson, ‘A year of grand openings’, The Age, 25 December 2002

R Nelson, ‘Good vibrations to test the retina’, The Age, 16 November 2002

A Barclay, ‘Optical Nerve’, Herald Sun, 6 November 2002

A Crawford, ‘Sydney Road’s New Soul’, The Age, 1 October 2002

R Nelson, ‘Prize show offers fascinating tour of new directions’, The Age, 21 Sept. 2002

S Barron, ‘Geometric abstractions and witty sculptures’, Canberra Times, 23 August 2002

A. Jarvis, ‘Wilma Tabacco’s Slant on Illusion’, Richmond News, 23 July 2002

Arty Facts,  ‘Earning her stripes’, Herald Sun, 6 July 2002

M Backhouse, ‘Colours jar and jostle’, The Age, 6 July 2002

J Makin, ‘Wilma Tabacco-Agrodolce Bliss Bomb’, Herald Sun, 8 July 2002

A Frost, ‘check mate’, Australian Style, No 64, July, 2002

E Mahoney, ‘Edinburgh’s dangerous wallpaper’, The Guardian, 25 February 2001

J Calcutt, ‘Painted Spaces, Scotland on Sunday’, 18 February 2001

S Grishin, ‘Not purely minimalist’, Canberra Times, 6 May 2000

R Cerbona, ‘Sand and sensuality’, Canberra Times, 4 May 2000

R Nelson, ‘Taking space for a walk’, The Age, 19 April 2000

S Carroll, ‘Identifying the creative gene, The Age: Extra, 20 Nov 1999

O Cameron, ‘Double act’s flower power’, Herald Sun, 16 July 1999

R Rooney, ‘Gallery closure takes shine off celebrations’, The Australian, 9 July 1999

R Rooney, ‘The Big Flower Show’, Straits Times, Singapore, 6 July, 1999

J Makin, ‘Choice Views’, Herald Sun, 5 July 1999

L Ancilli, ‘SBS Radio, Italian Language Program’, 28 June 1999

G Pignatelli, ‘SBS Radio, Italian Language Program’, 4 June 1999

J McIntyre, ‘Cup of tea put this flower show on road’, The Examiner, 17 April 1999

S Thou, City Park Community FM Radio, Launceston, 1 April 1999

M Stevenson, ‘Flowers tell a story’, The Examiner, 10 April 1999

M Stevenson, ‘Duo has blooming lovely art symbols’, The Examiner, 3 April 1999

S Barron, ‘Stunning abstract paintings’, Canberra Times, 15 September 1998

J Spinks, ‘Re-search’, Art & Australia, Vol.35, No.3, 1998

B Masood, ‘The modern primitive’, The News on Sunday, Pakistan, 28 September 1997

K Strickland, ‘Art for hire’, Weekend Australian Review, 22 November 1997

A & C Kolon Television, 12 May 1997, Seoul, Korea

Arts & Culture Interview, 20 May 1997

The Korea Herald, 14 may 1997

The Korea Times, 11 May 1997

F Capp, ‘Where Fish Once Swam’, Art Monthly, March 1997

V Trioli, ‘Below the surface lies the treasure’, The Age, Metro, 31 January 1997

S Barron, Canberra Times, 7 October 1995

M Galuzzi, ‘Artists & Migration – Italian Language Program’, SBS Radio, 9 November 1995

‘Italian Language Program’, SBS Radio, 23 February 1995

SBS Radio, interview, 3 February 1994

M Sierra-Hughes, ‘Flowers with Flair’ Herald Sun, 8 March, 1995

R Nelson, The Age, 8 March 1995

‘McCaughey Prize’, Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, 1994

‘Review’, ABC TV, 10 October 1994

C Heathcote, The Age, 20 August 1993

I Findlay-Browne, ‘Art-O-Matic Trick & Treat’ Asian Art News, Vol. 2 No. 6, 1992

L Girdwood, ‘The French Connection’ Artifacts, November 1992.

C Green, ‘Wilma Tabacco – Niagara Galleries’ Artforum International, October 1992

R Lancashire, ‘Exposing Ourselves To Art’ The Age, 20 September 1992

S Apthorp, ‘Artists On A Journey Of Discovery’ The Age, 17 July 1992

S Apthorp,  ‘The Gain In Spain’ The Bulletin, June 1992

C Heathcote, The Age, 11 December 1991

E Cross, ‘Art and About’, 3PBS FM Radio, 2 May 1991

C Heathcote, The Age, 15 May 1991

C Lew, Melbourne Times, 8 May 1991.

S Leggett, The Mercury, 15 September 1990

B Watson, Sydney Morning Herald, 10 February 1989

G Catalano, The Age, 23 August 1989

G Catalano, The Age, 20 July 1988

F Capp, The Age, 19 February 1988

R Millar, The Herald, 18 M