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about jacqueline


Nationality: Australian
Date of Birth: 1st July 1963
Status: Single Mother of two children

Work Experience

January 2001 - present
Fulltime artist.

February 1986 - January 2001
Advertising art director working variously in Melbourne, Singapore and Sydney, the last seven years of this period at Ideaworks, a Sydney advertising agency , and at the same time finalised my BFA and commenced exhibiting my own work.


Tertiary Education

1992 - 1997
University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts B.F.A. Major: Painting

1982 - 1985
Chisholm Institute of Technology, Melb. B.A. Major: Graphic Communication


Secondary Education

1976 - 1981
Mount Elizabeth High School H.S.C. Melbourne


Additional Experience

February 2002
Exhibition Coordinator for Kapunda Regional Gallery annual program

August 1998
Guest lecturer BFA painting students UNSW COFA for their Professional Practice

February 1998
Student of Graham Nickson's Drawing Marathon, Adelaide. Invited to New York.



Sydney Morning Herald
Barossa Herald
The Leader
Home Beautiful
House and Garden
Inside Out Magazine
Qantas Magazine
Your Garden
The Advertiser
Burke's Backyard Magazine
Australian Good Taste



As well as approximately 40 group shows in Sydney I have held four solo exhibitions.
Highlights include:

Group Exhibitions

March 2004
Backyards & Blooms Jacqueline Coates and Moona Nookenba Artistic License Adelaide November 2003

November 2002
The Festival of the Winds Sculpture Exhibition Elliston

February 2002
Portia Geach Women’s Portrait Prize Sydney 1997

Solo Exhibitions

May 2003
Ripe Viva - the flower store, Angaston

March 2003
Desideratum Rushcutters Bay Gallery, Sydney

October 2002
Jacqueline Coates Recent Paintings The Adelaide Rose Festival

August 2002

Jacqueline Coates “Southern Influences” 1+2 Artist Studios Gallery, Sydney

December 2001
Jacqueline Coates “Petal Overtones” Craneford Wines, Truro, S.A

November 2000
Jacqueline Coates 1+ 2 Artist Studios Gallery, Sydney

September 1997
Jacqueline Coates Under My Skin Watch This Space, Alice Springs

November 1996
Jacqueline Coates Arteries Side on Studio, Sydney p> 


Teaching Experience

Elliston Area School as part of the Whistling in the Winds Sculpture Festival, March 2004
Teaching experience includes leading senior students from Elliston Area School and surrounding schools who were transported to Elliston Area School for the experience, in a mini one day rose painting workshop where students painted on board with acrylics, tonally and then in colour, followed by oil glazes. I also provided materials for a rose mural. Information regarding technique and materials was shared with the local art teachers.

Jacqueline Coates One Day Rose Painting Workshops
These are conducted at my home in South Australia (every three months), in Sydney, Brisbane and Wellington, NZ annually. I teach up to 15 people in the workshops. The workshops have been a huge success. The aim is to empower people to paint, and to create accessible pathways for those with little experience to achieve a great result. The results seem to create confidence in the participants and from the feedback I receive, it is apparent that many are inspired to go on to paint more art works.

Jacqueline Coates Art Class Series One and Two
These are a series of six classes held on Wednesdays between 10 and 2pm at my home in South Australia for a maximum of 6 participants which provided the opportunity to explore painting in more depth resulting in a larger more complex and highly finished work of art. Series One class this year focused on the composition, drawing up, and painting of a still life of local autumn produce. Participants created two compositions from which to choose; quinces, figs and pomegranates, or a selection of patterned pumpkins, squashes and marrows. Finished paintings were in the form of long canvas on stretcher panels. The Series Two currently in progress has roses as the subject matter. Participants create compositions with a selection of blooms varying in colour and complexity of structure resulting in a 70cm square canvas on stretchers painting.


Other Activities

Licensing Agreement
Hale Imports of Sydney who supply to David Jones and other quality outlets Australia wide and overseas are now producing my work, a selection from my rose paintings, on fine bone china cups, and dining mats.

Jacqueline Coates Prints on Canvas Range
In November 2003 I launched a range of prints on canvas.