Elyss McCleary    


2016      Master of Contemporary Art, Faculty of Victorian College of Arts, University of Melbourne
2008     Bachelor of Fine Art (Drawing Major), RMIT University, Melbourne                                                                                
1999      Diploma Fine Art Photography, National Art School, Sydney
1996      Diploma Drawing Fundamentals Western Institute Technology, Sydney


Cartoon Landscapes, FORT DELTA (solo exhibition) Melbourne                                                                                                                        The Terrible Tide (collaboration with Rebecca Delange and Jordan Wood) The Lost Ones, Ballarat                                                     Saturday feels like Vermillion then Cherry Red (solo exhibition) Stacks Projects, Sydney                                                                        Natural Ways (curating) Arts Project Australia, Melbourne


2017       Settings, Nth Space, Melbourne                                                                                                                                                      2016       Bedrooms, Rubicon Ari, Melbourne
2013       Estimating a Fort, C3 Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne
2010       Shutter Speed Luminosity, Brunswick Arts Space, Melbourne
2007      Shoulder to Shoulder,First Site Gallery, Melbourne


2018        Variations, Collins Place Gallery, Melbourne                                                                                                                                  2018       Extended Gestures, Arcade Projects, Melbourne                                                                                                                          2018       Summer New James Makin Gallery, Melbourne                                                                                                                                  2017       The Man with Three Names, LON Gallery, Melbourne                                                                                                                    2017       The Means Makes the Ends, Tristian Koenig Gallery, Melbourne                                                                                                   2017        B-Side, BLINDSIDE  Ari, Melbourne                                                                                                                                                2017        Open House, True Estate, Melbourne                                                                                                                                             2017        The Deafening Sounds of These Drawings, Flash Night KINGS Ari, Melbourne
2017        Primacy, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne
2017        Nillumbik Prize, Barn Gallery, Melbourne                                                                                                                                         2017        Group Show, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne                                                                                                                             2017        What’s Happening Here, Town Hall Gallery, Melbourne                                                                                                                2017        Summer 40, Rubicon Ari, Melbourne                                                                                                                
2016        Masters Graduate Exhibition, Victorian College of The Arts, Melbourne                                                                                     2016        Twelve, Koskela, Sydney
2016        Incinerator Art Award, Incinerator Gallery, Melbourne
2016        M Collection Art Award, Gallery Smith, Melbourne
2015        Joy to the Other World, VCA Student Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
2015        A Second Shadow, Prelude and Trail, The Lock Up, Newcastle
2014        The Invisible Link, C3 Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne
2012        Odjek Resonance, International Art Studio, Valjevo
2012        Visible Horizon, Library Art Space, Melbourne and Airy Gallery, Yamanashi
2011         Google me this, Library Art Space, Melbourne
2011         Extra 101110,  Library Art Space, Melbourne
2010        Star Abstraction Gilligan Grant Gallery, Melbourne
2009       Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize finalist, Adelaide Perry Gallery, Sydney
2009       Flanigan Art Prize finalist, St Patricks College, Ballarat
2009       Variable Actions, Projects Space, Melbourne
2009       Chronicle, Library Art Space, Melbourne
2008       Four Flights, Guildford Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2008       Post Authorship, Nexus Art Space, Manchester
2008       This Very Body, with Hetty Biaz and METACENTA, The Drawing Room, Melbourne
2007       Brett Whitely Travelling Scholarship, Brett Whitely Studio, Sydney
2005       Collage A Trios Per Square Metre Gallery, Melbourne
2001        Extinction Denied, Volvo Gallery, Sydney
2001        The Spy Light, collaboration with Kim Deters, Club 77, Sydney
1999         Geoffrey Smart Drawing Prize Finalist, Cell Block Theatre, Sydney
1999         One, First Draft , Sydney
1995        Western Institute of Technology Drawing show, Penrith City Library, Sydney

CURATORIAL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2017       Song Till the End Laura Sheehan solo, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne                                                                                    2015       A Second Shadow, Prelude and Trail, curated by Doug Heslop and Elyss McCleary, The Lock Up , Newcastle
2015       Drawn Together, curated by Suzanne Brown and Elyss McCleary, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
2014       Movement and Actions, Observations of the MTC Rehearsal Space, Fairfax Theatre, Arts Centre, Melbourne
2014       Into the Vault and Out of the Box, curated by Elyss McCleary and James McDonald,  Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
2011        The Fluid ink Project, curated by Ailey Ball and Elyss McCleary Brunswick Arts Space, Melbourne
2011        Google me this, curated by Elyss McCleary and Carmen Reid, Library Art Space, Melbourne
2011        Drawspace, curated by Lindy Macauley and Elyss McCleary. Glen Eira Town Hall, Melbourne


2012        International Art Studio Radovan Trnavac Mica, Valjevo
2011        Janet Holmes a Court Artist Grant NAVA with Carmen Reid for Google me this
2009      Projects Space Residency, Variable Actions with Adam John Cullen, Boe-lin Bastian, Rebecca Delange, Alice Parker
               Sarah Martin, Mark Reid and Pip Wallis
2007      Highly Commended Brett Whitely Travelling Scholarship


2017        Macquarie Bank Collection, Sydney                                                                                                                                              2012        Serbian National Art Collection, Belgrade