Siv Grava body of work

Moran Portrait Prize winning artist Siv GravaOver the past twenty-eight years, Siv Grava has divided her time between Community Cultural Development and studio based art practice.  Her achievements include:

Awards & prizes

  • 2004 – 6 Two year CCD Fellowship, Australia Council
  • 2003 – SA Advertiser Critics Award
  • 2002 – Port Pirie Prize
  • 2000 – Bishop De Campo Inaugural Award
  • 1998 – Central Eyre Peninsula Prize
  • 1995 – Whyalla Art Prize – People’s Choice
  • 1992 – Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
  • 1980 – Victorian College of the Arts Painting Prize

Selected Major Exhibitions

  • 2009 – Untitled, Art Images, Adelaide
  • 2006 – Untitled, Anne Harari Art, Melbourne
  • 2005 – Untitled, Art Images, Adelaide
  • 2003 – Untitled, Art Images, Adelaide
  • 2002 – Drawn to the Edge – A Retrospective, Port Pirie Regional Gallery
  • 2001 – Untitled, Art Images, Adelaide

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2010 – Vanuatu – Moulin Rougue Gallery, Kapunda
  • 2008 – Terra Spiritalis – Murray Bridge Regional Gallery
  • 2007 – Thinking in Three Dimensions – Riddoch Regional Gallery, Mt Gambier
  • 2006 – The French Connection – Bella Cosa Gallery – Fleurieu Biennale
  • 2006 – Visions – Port Pirie Regional Gallery
  • 2004 – Doug Moran Portrait Prize – State Library, Sydney, National travelling
  • 2004-7 – Waterhouse – SA Museum, Adelaide
  • 2002-3 – Hearsay – Adelaide Fringe Festival
  • 2002-4 – Sculpture on the Cliffs – Elliston.SA
  • 2003 – From the Winds – Newlands Gallery, Port Adelaide
  • 2000-02 – Di Antara Dua Pedalman / Between Remote Regions - SA Regional tour, Adelaide, National Gallery of Malaysia and five regional galleries, Malaysia

Collections

Tweed River Gallery; State Bank of South Australia; Country Arts SA, Adelaide; Port Pirie City Council; Elliston District Council; Whyalla City Council; Diocese of Port Pirie.

Numerous private collections and portrait commissions Australia, Sweden and Unites States of America.

Related professional activity

  • 2007 – COMMISSIONED SCULPTURE – Mt Gambier City Council, Limestone Symposium.
  • 2006 – REGIONAL ARTS SUMMIT, Parliament House, Canberra
  • 2005 – KEYNOTE SPEAKER – State Regional Arts Conference, Riverland, SA
  • 2002-6 – Coordinated ‘SCULPTURE ON THE CLIFFS’ Arts Festival, Elliston, SA
  • 1997 – SA REPRESENTATIVE Community Cultural Development, Australia Council Sydney
  • 1994 – Curator, STATE OF THE ART / ART OF THE STATE; State touring exhibition

Community Cultural Development Projects

Since 1983 Siv Grava has been involved in numerous CCD projects in Victoria, SA and NT, including:

  • 2003-2004 – Hearsay Project – Baxter Detention Centre, SA
  • 2003- 2004 – Cross Cultural Collaborations Project – Ceduna & Elliston, SA
  • 1997 – Warumungu Interpretative Centre, Nyinka Nyu Nyu mural,Julalikari Council, Tennant Creek, NT. Working with the Warumungu people over three months to design a culturally sensitive mural for their Interpretative Centre around a sacred site

List of CCD projects in Vic, SA & NT

  • 2009 – Marree and Copley – Flinders Ranges Indigenous murals project
  • 2009 – Port Augusta Re-imagines – indigenous exhibition project
  • 2007 – Copley and Neppabunna – Flinders Ranges indigenous murals project
  • 2007 – Mentored indigenous artist, Beaver Lennon
  • 2002-6 – Co-ordinated Sculpture on the Cliffs Arts Festival.
  • 2004
    • Hearsay Project – Baxter Detention Centre, SA
    • Cross Cultural Collaborations Project – Ceduna & Elliston, SA
    • Tennant Creek Historical mural, NT / High School Mural, Tennant Creek, NT
    • Aboriginal Women’s Centre mural, Elliot, NT
  • 2003
    • Tumby Bay – environmental signage project , SA
    • Streaky Bay – Come Out Festival, SA
  • 2002 – Kapunda, SA – Mural:Signage: Banners project, SA
  • 2001
    • Arno Bay mural project, SA / Kimba Agricultural Show Mural, SA
    • Rotunda Arts Society mural project, Tumby Bay, SA
  • 2000
    • Centennial of Federation Mural, Cleve, SA
    • Tall Ships of Wallaroo Mural, SA
  • 1999
    • Bond Street Medical Centre Mural, Ringwood VIC
    • Pitjat jant jara Lands Fregon, – Womens Centre Mural, SA
    • Meningie Community Hospital Mural SA / Wallaroo community Mural, SA
  • 1998 – Pitjat jant jara Lands – Murals/ workshops, Fregon and Nyapari, SA
  • 1997
    • Warumungu Interpretive Centre, Nyinka Nyu Nyu mural, Tennant Creek, NT
    • Port Augusta TAFE day care centre mural, SA
    • Drinkwise mural, Tennant Creek Hospital, NT
    • Reconciliation Mural, Port Augusta, SA
    • Port Augusta Gaol mural project, SA
    • Railway station redevelopment project, History of Port Augusta Mural, SA
  • 1996
    • Pitjat jant jarra Lands, Women’s Centre mural, Ernabella, SA
    • Wudinna Community Mural, SA / Streaky Bay Area School Mural, SA
    • Silk painting workshop, TAFE Leigh Creek, SA
  • 1995
    • Solomontown Beach redevelopment project, – Story of Port Pirie mosaic, SA
    • Historical mural project Elliston, SA / TAFE Mural, Coober Pedy, SA
    • Community and schools murals project, Lock, SA
    • Silk hanging commission- indigenous artists, SA
    • LEAP Art Training program, Tennant Creek / CDEP mural, Ali Curung, NT
    • Historical Mural Project, Murray Bridge, SA
    • Banners and murals, CDEP, Julalikari Council, Tennant Creek, NT
  • 1993
    • Serpent project – Enviromental multi-media arts project in 12 outback towns
    • CDEP mural training project, Tennant Creek, NT
  • 1992
    • Agricultural Hall Mural, Elliston SA
    • Mosaic stobie poles project, Port Lincoln
  • 1991 – Youth arts mural, Whyalla, SA
  • 1991
    • Marree Hotel, Historical Mural, SA
    • Hawker community murals project, SA
  • 1990
    • Coober Pedy TAFE mural, SA / Gladstone Mobile Library mural, SA
    • Aboriginal drug and alcohol rehabilitation mural, Baroota, SA
    • Davenport Aboriginal community murals, Port Augusta, SA
    • Tji Tji Wiltja mural, Port Augusta, SA
  • 1989 – Augusta Park High school mural, SA
  • 1988 – Oakleighleigh Railway Station Arts Project – youth : elderly citizens, VIC
  • 1987 – Altona Civic Centre Mural, VIC
  • 1987 – Multicultural Family Life Mural Project – Oakleigh, VIC
  • 1987 – Youth Employment and Support Scheme, Nunawacting VIC
  • 1986
    • Market Pylons Muralsls Project, Dandenong, VIC
    • Diamond Creek Technical School, Artist in Schools Program, VIC
  • 1985 – Artist in Schools Program, Nunawading High School, VIC
  • 1984 – Footscrays City Council, Town Hall Mural, Vic
  • 1984 – Peoples History of Footscray Mural – Footscray Community Arts Centre, VIC