About

About Ross Potter

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Ross Potter is a Western Australian artist based in Fremantle.

Originally from Brisbane, Potter made his move to the West Coast in 2007, working in the steel industry and creating art in his spare time. In 2011 he decided to take his art more seriously with the creation of his first solo exhibition. Potter’s passion for the arts continued to grow as his practice developed, leading him to pursue his artistic career full time in 2013. The artist now works from his studio based at Heathcote in Melville.

Using Graphite on Paper, Potter dedicates his time to capturing the details in our everyday lives and finds escapism can exist in the simplicity of our very own reality. Altering perspectives and challenging our sense of place, Potter’s work captures the slow evolution of the urban landscape and how we as a community interact with our surroundings.

 

Ross Potter CV

Exhibitions
2018 - Animaze - Fremantle Arts Centre 
2018 - Scene - Group exhibition, Nyisztor Studio Melville 
2018 – Dark Swan - Group exhibition, PSAS Fremantle
2017 - High Tide 17 - Group Exhibiton in Fremantle
2017 - Horse Drawn - Group Exhibition at MJAC (Midland)
2016 - From There to Here - Solo Exhibition at Art of Freo
2016 - WOOD - Solo Exhibition at PSAS
2016 - Busselton Art Awards
2016 – Sticks and Stones – Feature artist at the Mazenod College Art Exhibition
2015 – AS IS – Solo Exhibition at The Moores Building, Fremantle
2015 – The Troubadour - Finalist in the Black Swan Portraiture Prize
2015 – Succinct Fremantle - Solo Exhibition at PS Art Space, Fremantle
2014 – Aspects of Trust – Joint Exhibition at Samson House, Fremantle, as part of the National Trust Western Australian Heritage Festival
2013 – Piccolo - Solo Exhibition at The Moores Building, Fremantle
2013 – The Free Antiques Campaign @ The Esplanade by Rydges – Solo re- exhibition of selected works, as part of the Fremantle Heritage Festival
2012 – The Free Antiques Campaign – Solo Exhibition at The Moores Building, Fremantle
Workshops/ Residencies 


2018 - Artist in Residence, Animaze, Fremantle Arts Centre
2018 - Artist in Residence, WOW Festival, Geraldton
2018 - Artist in Residence St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls
2018 - Artist in Residence Applecross Specialist Art Program
2017 - Community sketching workshops for Black Swan Portrait Prize
2017 - Community sketching workshops for Joondalup CIAA
2017 - Professional Development Workshop at Santa Maria College
2017 - Community sketching workshops for Fremantle Heritage Festival
2017 - Artist in Residence at Applecross SHS GATE programme
2017 - Artist in Residence at Midland Junction Arts Centre
2017 - Artist in Residence at Beehive Montessori School 
2017 - School Holiday Workshops for the City of Fremantle
2015 – Free drawing workshops for the public (adults and children) as part of the Fremantle Heritage Festival
2014 – Workshops with year 5/6’s at The Beehive Montessori School
2014 – ‘Sharpen Your Pencil’s’ Drawing workshops for the National Trust of Australia (WA) for the Western Australian Heritage Festival (adults and children)
2013 – Artist in Residence at the Rockingham Montessori School Adolescent Programme
2013 – ‘Sharpen Your Pencil’s’ series of workshops for children through the National Trust of Australia (WA)
2012 – Artist in Residence at the Beehive Montessori School Adolescent Programme
Awards 

 

2018 - Winner, Drawing Award, City of Melville Art Award 
2018 - Finalist in the Bussleton Art Award 
2018 - Finalist in Shirley Hannan National Portrait award, Bega Valley
2018 - Finalist in Claremont Art awards
2018 - Winner, Works on Paper Award in Joondalup Community Art Awards
2017 - Finalist, Claremont Art Award
2017 - Finalist, Black Swan Portraiture Prize
2017 - Winner, People’s Choice awardJoondalup Invitation Art Awards
2017 - Finalist, Midwest Art Award
2017 - Invited to sit on the judging panel for the Gwenyth Ewan Award
2016 - Highly Commended, York Art Award
2016 - Highly Commended, Melville Art Award
2016 - Invited to sit on the judging panel for the Gwenyth Ewan Award
2016 - Finalist, Busselton Art Awards
2015 – Finalist, Black Swan Portraiture Prize
Acquisition
2018 - Salvaging the Unbroken, City of Melville Art Collection 
2016 - Parallel, WOOD exhibition, acquired by the Janet Holmes a Court 
Collection 

Funding
2017 - WHALE, DCA via "High Tide 17"
2016 - WOOD, City of Fremantle

 

Contact rosspotter@iinet.net.au for more information

 

 

 

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