Di Holdsworth


Curriculum Vitae

Represented by Stella Downer, Fine Art Sydney

Solo Exhibitions

2012 Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney, Circus
2010 Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney, Fly Me to the Moon
2008 Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney, Turn, Turn, Turn
2007 Rex-Livingston, Art Dealer, Sydney, Music Box Assemblage
2006 Rex-Livingston, Art Dealer, Sydney, Mechanical Photomontage
1993 Crawford Gallery, East Sydney
1992 Technology Centre, University of Wollongong

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Re-creation, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
2017 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, Sydney
2017 A Stella Renaissance, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
2017 North Sydney Art Prize, The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability, Waverton
2016 Fisher’s Ghost, Contemporary Art Prize, Campbelltown Arts Centre
2016 St George Art Awards, Hurstville Museum and Gallery
2016 Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
2015 Defiance Gallery, Sydney, 20th Miniature Sculpture Show
2015 Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
2014 Deakin University Contemporary Sculpture Award, Deakin University
2014 Defiance Gallery, Sydney, 19th Annual Miniature Sculpture Show, Minumental
2013/14 Theme Gallery, Museum of Sydney, Suburban Noir, curated by Peter Doyle
2013/14 Blue Mountains City Art Gallery, Katoomba, Keepsake, curated by Rilka Oakley
2013 Defiance Gallery, Sydney, 18th Annual Miniature Sculpture Show
2012 Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers’ Bequest, Hello Dollies, curated by Dr Shirley Daborne
2012 Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney, Five Bells: A Visual Ode to Sydney
2012 Defiance Gallery, Sydney, 17th Annual Miniature Sculpture Show, Tiny Titans & Miniliths
2011 Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor, The Golden Age, curated by Rhett Brewer
2011 Defiance Gallery, 16th Annual Miniature Sculpture Show, Sydney, Mini-majors
2011 NG Art Gallery, Sydney, A Cabinet of Curiosities, curated by Nicky Ginsberg and Alexandra Sutcliffe
2010 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize
2010 Defiance Gallery, Sydney, 15th Annual Miniature Sculpture Show, Defiant Little Devils
2010 Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney
2010 Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor, Mini-works
2009 Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney
2009 Fisher’s Ghost, Contemporary Art Prize, Campbelltown Arts Centre
2009 Manning Art Prize, Manning Regional Gallery, Taree
2009 Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor, Mini-works
2008 Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney
2008 John Paynter Gallery, The Lock-up Cultural Centre, Newcastle, Postcards III, curated by Lisa Slade
2007 Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers’ Bequest, Another Little Piece of my Heart
2007 Rex-Livingston, Art Dealer, Sydney
2006 Rex-Livingston, Art Dealer, Sydney
2005 Rex-Livingston, Art Dealer, Sydney
2004 UWS, Fine Art Lecturers’ Exhibition, Space YZ, UWS, Kingswood
1996 WSI, Nepean TAFE Fine Art Teachers, Exhibition, Trapezium Gallery, Kingswood
1995 Sydney Fringe Festival, Nepean Art House, Penrith, Concerns beyond the Perimeter
1994 Nepean Art House, Penrith, Seeing Voices Hearing Visions
1993 Space YZ, UWS, Kingswood, No Angels No Trumpets
1990 New England Regional Art Museum, Variations
1989 EMR Gallery, Redfern, NSW
1988 Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers’ Bequest, Images 

Prizes and Scholarships

2013 The Normyle Artists Residency on the Monaro Prize, Defiance Gallery, 18th Annual Miniature Sculpture Show
2009 Manning Art Prize, Highly Commended, Manning Regional Gallery, Taree
1991 Australian Post Graduate Course Award, University of Wollongong

Academic Qualifications

1992 Master of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong,
1989 Bachelor of Arts, Visual Arts, with Distinction, Western Sydney University
1985 Certificate of Art, St George TAFE


2014 The Australian, Forgotten suburbia in Sydney photographic exhibitions, 15th March, Christopher Allen
2013/14 Keepsake Exhibition Catalogue, Blue Mountains City Art Gallery, Cultural Centre, Katoomba
2012 Art Almanac, September, Featured Exhibitions
2012 Sydney Morning Herald, Open Gallery, October 13-14th, Michael Fitzgerald
2012 The Big Lamington, Online Review, October 20th
2012 Yolk Collective, Online Review, 12th May
2011 The Golden Age Exhibition Catalogue, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
2011 SMH, Open Gallery, June 11th-12th, Lynn Dwyer
2011 SMH, The Planner, June 25th-26th
2009 Art Collector, October/December 2009
2008 Newcastle Herald, Different Strokes, December 20th, Jill Stowell,
2008 SMH, Metro Picks, October 24th -30th, Tracey Clement
2008 SMH, The Planner, October 18th
2008 Visual Arts- A resource for Units 2A-2B, HSC textbook, by Lynda Kuntyi & Beth Harcourt, Impact Publishing