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Becky Guggisberg

Artist

I am a self confessed voyeur, loving the movement, bump and flow of people  coming and going in a coastal setting. The joy, the pace, the sunshine &  relaxed state – it is a paradise for the observer who relates to the figure in a  natural context.

I am not very interested in horizons or perspective, nor the capture of time – I  want the comings and goings to walk over each other, to be playful with colour  & to remember those that were here yesterday and tomorrow.

 I want to catch the joy with hues that sing to you. I want to see the figure as  close to nude as possible as normal as possible being with one another in a  familiar environment.

I work in many layers and generally in oil paints – they are deliciously true to  their colours and abilities but I am delving into somewhat unfamiliar territory  by working with acrylic paints and watercolour appreciating that they have a  special something too.

  I tend to work with a layered approach ­ working from a canvas that already  has a starting point. I have a suggestive way of depicting the figure and how it  becomes part of the coastal story. My paintings are lively, colourful and joyful.

Curriculum Vitae

 2016

 “& Matisse came to dance” solo show at The Little Blowhole Art Bar October 2016
RU OK Mural Project at Kiama High
Finalist James Kiwi Watercolour Prize 2016 Wollongong City Gallery
Finalist Mardi Gras Regional Art prize 2016
‘Getting by with a little help from my friends’ Joint show at the old fire station gallery Kiama. April 2016

 2015

Solo show – Salty Skin – Minnamurra Café & general store 2015
Exhibition – Kiama POP – joint show at the OFS Kiama December 2015

2014

Finalist – Melbourne Fringe festival, Feck art prize
Launched BEXTA – a playful minimalist re invention (affordable original one off originals)
Exhibiting with Nortje by Geraldine – Fashion Designer
Commissioned paintings by private collectors
Exhibiting at Beachside Emporium
Commissioned work – Signage and murals at Il Locale Gelato shop Berry
Continue to be represented by Stanley Perl
Commissioned interior design project

2013

Commissioned work
Exhibition at The old fire station Gallery Kiama
Finalist: The Cricket Art Prize – International Painting prize

Exhibition at Bondi Pavilion

 2012

Northbridge Art Prize – Highly Commended Finalist
The Cricket Art Prize – Finalist 2012
Mercure Gerringong Boardroom exhibition
Joint exhibition with Auguste Blackman at The Robertson Cheese Factory Gallery Café
Finalist Mandorla Art Prize, 2012
Finalist James Kiwi Watercolour Award Wollongong City Gallery
2012 Finalist Wollongong City Gallery ‘Postcards from the Edge’

2011

Exhibiting at Beachside Emporium
Winner of the 2D prize – Gosford Art Prize 2011 www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/galleries
Finalist: Blacktown Art Prize www.artscentre.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/
Finalist: The Cricket Art Prize – International Painting prize
Exhibiting at Ollie and Me, Gerringong
Work at No 10 Arts Precinct Gallery
Finalist at Bellafest, Bellachara Gerringong
Finalist in the International Polish Drawing Prize, www.polishartfoundation.org.au/
Finalist in Flanagan Art Prize, Ballarat, Victoria www.stpats.vic.edu.au
Finalist in the National Lethbridge 10000 smalls show, QLD www.brettlethbridge.com/10000/10000.php

2010


Work exhibited at Number 10 Arts Precinct Gallery
Minnamurra General store
Small show at Parklife Gallery Café
Exhibition at Clifton Gallery
Joint exhibition at Bondi Pavilion Feb
Perl Contemporary Art has added my work to his collection www.perlcontemporaryart.com

2009

Highly Commended  award at Kiama Art Society Art Prize
Solo Show at Minnamurra General Store
Completed Advanced Diploma Fine arts at West Wollongong Tafe. Majored with distinction in Painting

2008

Joint exhibition at The Old Fire Station Gallery Kiama
Thirroul Seaside Arts Festival, art in the shops, finalist in art prize
Riverbank Gallery Canowindra, “Talls” art prize
Joint exhibition at Karoona Gallery, Wollongong
Thirroul Seaside Arts Festival Finalist

2007

Finalist in the PaddingtonArtPrize. www.paddingtonartprize.com.au

Awards

Becky occasionally enters art awards & has been a selected finalist in multiple national and international art awards including the Paddington Art Prize, the Polish drawing prize, Gosford painting prize, The Flannigan Art Award, the cricket art prize, The Mandala Award and the FECK art award.

Her watercolour was a finalist in the James Kiwi award in 2016. Her work is held in collections in Australia and the UK. Becky has been commissioned for painting, graphic design, interior and exterior design. She has just completed a student welfare mural project with students from Kiama high on the theme of RU OK?

Bexta – The Chicksta With The Texta

Bexta does a lot of the things the more ‘professional’ Becky Guggisberg doesn’t.
She is simple, funky and carefree

Betxa: local artist making live now, creative, affordable art with a sense of freedom & playfulness.

I Will Carry Your Secrets 2016
46 x 46cm Acrylic on Canvas
$250
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Freedom 2016
46 x 46cm Acrylic on Canvas
$300
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You Are Gold 2015
54 x 54cm Mixed Media
$350
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Bombo Sailor 2015
61 x 61cm Acrylic on Canvas
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Retro Pop 2015
61 x 61cm Polymer on Canvas
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Bexta Exotica 2015
60 x 60cm Oil on Board
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Becky’s artworks add life and colour to our home and bring a real sense of optimism and joy to our living areas.

Linda Tucker

MORE INFORMATION
VISIT SELECTED WORK AT BECKY’S STUDIO BY APPOINTMENT OR VISIT

Beachside Emporium,
44 Manning Street,
Kiama,
NSW 2533, Australia
Email beachsideemporium@gmail.com

CONTACT

Mobile 0415 062 466
Email art@beckyguggisberg.com.au