Curriculum Vitae
Marika Bryant Visual Artist

Education:

Graduated Bachelor Visual Arts, Southern Cross University, Lismore Campus – 2004 This encompassed one semester as an exchange student at Pratt College, Manhattan, USA. Painting and Ceramics majors.

Affiliations and Representative sites
PAN (Practicing Artists Network) www.panbyronbay.com 
ART ASPECTS GALLERY  www.artaspects.com.au  
ABC ARTPOST
http://www.abc.net.au/tv/artpost/search.htm?owner=404496&type=photo


Published:
Byron Life Magazine - August/September 2018
Healing Times - 2018
Art for Walsh Bay Arts Table Auction, November 2014: Regional Arts NSW
'Velocity' in flight magazine
'Coast and Country' magazine
'Art of Healing' magazine March/April/May 2009 edition
Byron Bay Art Diary 2008
'Brush with Verse' Border Art Poetry Collective
Byron Shire Echo - various 
Writing reviews, news and articles:
Australian Stagwww.australianstage.com.au 
Artery column for  Bangalow Heartbeat

 
Prizes, Awards and Affiliations:

Art 4 Art's Sake - contemporary art group September 2018 and July 2019, Federal Hall and Federal Church
PopCar Wrap Car Artwork prize (inaugural) 2019
Arts NSW Peer Register - up to and including June 2017 
Tender won:  City of Sydney Writers Panel
Notice 2011: Chair Judge for Caldera Art Exhibition; Assist/Curate Caldera Art Exhibition Murwillumbah
2008 FEHVA Landscape prize
Tenterfield 'Brush with Verse' Art and Poetry First Prize
North Coast National:  First Prize Contemporary
Oxfam 'Canvas for Change' Third Prize
Accepted New Pacific Studios, Mount Bruce Art Residency, NZ
 
Public Art:
Mullumbimby Laneway - part of Imagine the Land project:
The Pigment Paste-Up Project & supporting the Imagine the Land Project's Tocca la Terra at the Rome Museum of Contemporary Art - MACRO ASILO Curatorial Project.  
Wall Mural, 2NCR Radio Station, Lismore, NSW

Past Exhibitions and Representations
Art 4 Art's Sake Group Exhibition Federal Hall Byron Hinterland 2019
PAN Birdcage Project, part of Ingenuity Sculpture Walk, November 2019
Art in the Paddock, Grafton Regional Art Foundation, Yulgilbar Castle, June 2nd 2019
Ocean Shores Art Prize, Ocean Shores, May 2019
Art 4 Art's Sake group exhibition, Federal School of Arts, September 2018
PAN 'Things I saw Today' NRCG Ballina 2018
PAN2 Group Exhibition Lone Goat Gallery Byron Bay NSW
Opening 25th September 2015 - 7th October 2015
The Channon Gallery, The Channon, NSW
Group smalls exhibition
Art Aspects, Lismore, NSW ongoing
'Panique' Group Exhibition 7th January-1st February 2015
'Panoply' Group Exhibition, Lone Goat Gallery, Byron Bay, NSW
Art Aspects, Lismore, NSW
Barebones, Bangalow, NSW
Federal Village Gallery, Federal, NSW
'Dreams' Group Exhibition Art There Collective, Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina, NSW
'Landscapes of Desire': Solo Exhibition The Channon Gallery, The Channon NSW 
'A Night Under the Stars' NORPA Fundraiser and Art Auction, Eureka NSW
Group Show Channon Gallery, Channon, NSW
Barebones Gallery, Bangalow, NSW
Monthly representation Moller Pavilion, fourth Sunday of the month, Bangalow Showgrounds, Bangalow, NSW
The Front Room, Billinudgel, NSW
Cultiver, Ipswich, Queensland

2012 Exhibitions and Representations
Barebones Gallery, Bangalow, NSW
Artfelt Art Exhibition, selected finalist 'On Light and Darkness' exhbition at Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina.
Caldera Art Exhibition, Murwillumbah Civic Centre
Selected as finalist showing in Beaudesert Gallery, Beaudesert, Queensland.
The Channon Gallery, The Channon, Northern NSW
Art There Collective, fourth Sunday of the month, Moller Pavilion INSIDE the Bangalow Showgrounds (band end) coinciding with the Bangalow Market Day, Bangalow, NSW
Save the Heart of Federal Art Auction, Federal, NSW
Armistead's Gallery, Lismore, NSW
Federal Village Gallery, Federal, NSW
Cultiver, Ipswich, Qld
ConArtists Market, Lismore, NSW
Forest to Furniture, Tenterfield, NSW


2011 Exhibitions and Representations
From the Mountains to the Sea: solo exhibition, Sunlight Room, Armidale Art Gallery, Armidale
A Recollection of New Beginnings: group exhibition, The Channon Gallery, The Channon, NSW
CASPA Art Expo, Lennox Head Cultural Centre, Lennox Head, NSW
Artfelt Art Prize Selected Finalist, Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina, NSW
Little Art Shop, Alstonville, NSW
Caldera Art Exhibition, Murwillumbah Cultural Centre, Murwillumbah, NSW
Robyn Bauer Gallery, Paddington, Qld
CK Gallery, Newtown, Sydney, NSW
A Brush with Peter Allen, Forest to Furniture Gallery, Tenterfield, NSW
Working with Creation, NEXT SCU Gallery, Lismore, NSW
Art Aspects, Lismore, NSW
Armisteads Gallery, Lismore, NSW
Barebones Art Space, Bangalow, NSW
Federal Village Gallery, Federal, NSW
 
PAST HISTORY:
2010 - Exhibitions and Representations
Caldera Finalists Exhibition, Northern Rivers Gallery, Ballina NSW
Caldera Art Exhibition, Murwillumbah Civic Centre, Murwillumbah NSW
Cafe Trail, Lismore Tourism - Lismore NSW
Artfelt Art and Prize Exhibition, Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina NSW
Little Art Gallery, Alstonville, NSW
Scissors, Paper, Glue Exhibition, still@thecentre Gallery, Byron NSW
Rivers of Life Exhibition, Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina NSW
Byron Arts Classic Exhibition, Byron Community Centre, Byron NSW
Representation at Lismore Private Hospital, Lismore NSW
Federal Village Art Gallery, Federal NSW
Barratt Galleries, Alstonville, NSW
Art Aspects Gallery, Lismore NSW
 
2009 - Exhibitions
Roxy Gallery, Kyogle NSW
One Community group exhibition at Joshua Levi Galleries, Brisbane, Qld
Art on the Move group exhibition part of the Lismore Cafe Trail, at Luv a Coffee, Lismore, NSW'Postcards' group exhibition at Waywood Gallery, still @ the centre, Byron Bay, NSW 
FEHVA exhibition and art auction A & I Hall, Bangalow, NSW 
EnVite Art Prize and Group Exhibition, Nimbin Artists Gallery, Nimbin, NSW
Creatures Group Exhibition Waywood Gallery Still@theCentre Byron Bay
Artworkers Alliance with Chapman and Bailey group exhibition Metro Arts, Brisbane
Barebones Gallery, Bangalow, NSW
Barratt Galleries, Alstonville, NSW
Art Aspects Gallery, Lismore, NSW
2008 – Exhibitions and Representations
 
Natural Selection by Marika Bryant, In Good Company, Byron Bay, NSW
Culture Trail Invercauld House Lismore, part of Lismore Tourism
and Armisteads Gallery
Portside Wharf Art Fair, Hamilton, Qld
Border Art Prize, Tweed Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW
Smalls Exhibition, Waywood Gallery, Byron Bay, NSW
Summer Art Sale, The Buttery, Bangalow, NSW
Heartfoundation Art Exhibition, Powerhouse, New Farm, Qld
Chyrsalis Eco 4ZzZ Music and Art, at the Zoo, Fortitude Valley, Qld
Waywood Gallery "Words in Art" exhibition, Byron Bay, NSW
Smalls exhibition Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
Barebones Artspace, Bangalow, NSW
Art Aspects, Lismore, NSW
Barratt Galleries, Alstonville, NSW
Arthouse Australia, Yamba, NSW
Forest to Furniture, Tenterfield, NSW
Art on Sunday, artist collaborative, A & I Hall, Bangalow, NSW
Affordable Art, Buttery Fundraising Initiative, Bangalow, NSW
Fear, Masks and New Beginnings exhibition, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Port Melbourne, Vic
FEHVA exhibition, A & I Hall, Bangalow, NSW  
 
2007  Exhibitions and Representations
Invercauld Convention Centre, Lismore, NSW
Chocolate Bar, Lismore, NSW
Arthouse Australia, Yamba
Waywood Gallery, Byron, "Smalls Exhibition"
In Good Company, Byron
Artemis of Aberdeen Group Artists’ Exhibition, Aberdeen, NSW
Barratt Galleries, Alstonville, NSW
Federal Village Gallery, NSW
Barebones Artspace, Bangalow, NSW
Armistead’s, Lismore, NSW
Art Aspects, Lismore, NSW
Art on Sunday – A & I Hall, Bangalow, NSW
Border Art Prize – Gold Coast Art Centre, Surfer’s Paradise, Qld
Still at the Center PAN group show Flash in the Pan
Artists Collaborative Exhibition – Waywood Gallery, Byron Bay, NSW
Brush with Verse Forest to Furniture Gallery, Tenterfield, NSW
Off the Wall internet site, Sydney and Melbourne selection 
 
2006 – Exhibitions and Representations
Latte (Lismore Regional Gallery initiative) – Luv a Coffee, Lismore NSW 2006 – Group Exhibitions
Buttery Affordable Art Exhibition – Bangalow, NSW
Coraki Tee Tree Art Prize exhibition – Coraki, NSW
North Coast National Exhibition – Lismore, NSW
Federal Community Fundraising Exhibition – Federal, NSW
CASPA Fundraising Exhibition – Clunes, NSW
Cape Gallery – Byron Bay, NSW
Art Aspects Gallery – Lismore, NSW
Armisteads Gallery – Lismore, NSW
FEHVA (Forty Eight Hours of Visual Art) – Byron Bay, NSW
Federal Village Gallery – Federal, NSW
A&I Hall "Art on Sunday" – monthly exhibition Bangalow, NSW
Lismore Echo – Lismore, NSW
 
2005 - Exhibitions and Representations
Armistead’s Gallery – Lismore, NSW
Pogel’s Café and Gallery – Federal, NSW
McKenzie Cox Solicitors – Lismore, NSW 
Art Aspects Gallery – Lismore, NSW
Regional Treasures Lismore Regional Art Gallery – Lismore, NSW
Coraki Tea Tree Exhibition – Coraki, NSW
North Coast National Exhibition – Lismore, NSW (First Prize, Cont Art Division)
CASPA Art Auction – Lismore, NSW
St Bernard’s Hotel Art Prize – Tambourine Mountain, Queensland
Armistead’s Gallery – Lismore, NSW
A & I Hall "Art on Sunday" – Bangalow, NSW
Barebones Gallery – Bangalow, NSW
 
2004 – Exhibitions and Representations
 
Tenterfield Shire Council "Brush with Verse" competition – First Prize
Casuarina Exhibition
Rush Exhibition, Next Gallery, Lismore, NSW
Day Spring Chapel Exhibition, SCU Campus, Lismore, NSW

Graduation Show Exhibition, SCU Campus, Lismore, NSW