Belinda “Billy” Nye

I am a Melbourne-based printmaker, documenting Australian suburbia through the artistic lens.  My primary mediums of choice are oil painting and printmaking, particularly the process  of woodcutting. Every print I make is months of carving into a plate, printing and carving some   more, creating a labour of love through detail.

After printing on archival quality printmaking   paper, I begin the process of hand painting, spending hours individualising each print. The process of printmaking in this manner is extensive but the results are always striking, each print   with its own original quality.

Background

I started my creative career as a photographer working in London.  After being accepted into the London University to study photography, I opted out to go to New York and marry instead. Whilst living in New York I joined the Hampton’s Photography Group, New York and began a photography business. In 2009 I graduated with a Diploma of Visual Arts, majoring in painting and printmaking.

I now reside on the Mornington Peninsula and have my own studio equipped with printing press. After completing a Cert 4 in Workplace Training and Assessment I was able to begin teaching. Recently completing a Double Degree in Fine Art and Visual Culture I now teach printmaking on the Peninsula and exhibit my paintings through Manyung Gallery.

Billy's Publications, Qualifications, Awards and Contact Information

2007 – Ron Rado Memorial Art Prize – Encouragement Award
2007 – Cube 37 6th Degree Art Prize – Finalist
2007 – Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, “Works on Paper” – Finalist
2008 – Curator Printmaking Exhibition Rotary Mornington 1st show
2008 – Published Artist Palette Mag. Issue #68. (Printmaking and Woodcut Demonstration Tutorial)
2008 – Chisholm, Frankston TAFE – “Printmaking Award”
2008 – Apartment Therapy’s Melbourne Based Artists Publication
2009 – Redbubble Feature on Dry point Etching Publication
2009 – “SHE 2009”, Walker Street Gallery Dandenong – Finalist
2010 – Printmaking Mornington Rotary Art Exhibition – Commendation
2010 – Featured In INSIDE SOLO Magazine Issue #18 and Issue #21 Publication
2011 – Hertfordshire Chorus Poster & Artwork for Barbican United Kingdom “Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem”
2012 –Mornington Rotary Art Show – “Best Other Medium”
2012 – Flinders Art Show – “Poppy Award (Best Floral Work)”
2012 – Pink Lady Art Exhibition, Brighton – Award for Excellence in Printmaking
2013 – Mornington Rotary Art Show – High Commendation
2013 -The Peninsula Art Show – “Best In Show”
2013 – True Roots Printmaking Exhibition, ‘Oak Hill Community Gallery’ – Commendation Award
2013 – Flinders Art Show – “Poppy Award (Best Floral Work)”
2013 – Continental Hotel, Sorrento – Solo Printmaking Show
2013 – Making an Impression – Pearl Magazine Issue #15, 2013 publication
2014 – Cube 37, Frankston – Winner of “The Edge” award
2015 – Annual Sorrento Continental Art Prize – Highly Commended
2016 – Derinya Art 30 x 30cm Show – “Best in Show”
2017 – Solo Show, Oak Hill Gallery – University Final Exhibition
2017 – Graduate – Double Bachelor Degree in “Fine Art and Visual Culture”
2017 – Manyung Gallery Solo Exhibition (Australian Backyard Swimming Pool Series)
2017 – Rona Green Print Exchange 2017 – Collingwood, Melbourne

  • Diploma of Visual Arts – Chisholm TAFE (2009)
  • Certificate 1V Workplace Training and Assessment TAA (2010)
  • Working With Children Check (02644755-01)
  • Private printmaking tutor (2010-present)
  • BA in Fine Art and Visual Culture – Curtin University
  • Currently receiving painting mentorship from Marek Wilinski

Belinda “Billy” Nye
Mobile: 0421 617 695

Emails:
billyleeartist@bigpond.com
belindanye@bigpond.com

Websites:
peninsulaprintmakers.com
instagram.com/belinda.nye_art/

Some of Billy’s Works

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