Karen Maree Preston   PhD (UWS), M Ed (Deakin), GDip Ed (GIAE), Dip A&D (CIT) 


Tertiary Study 

1998-2004         Doctor of Philosophy (Critical Social Sciences), University of Western Sydney, Australia 

1990-1994         Master of Education, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, Australia 

1979-1984         Graduate Diploma in Education, Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education, Churchill, Australia 

1979                     Postgraduate Diploma Visual Arts, Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education, Churchill, Australia (incomplete) 

1976-1978         Diploma of Art and Design, Caulfield Institute of Technology, Australia                            

Group Exhibitions 


2009                 Autumn Salon 
                             Switchback Gallery, Churchill , Australia
                             Painting and sculpture 

2008                 Beginnings 
                             The Vault Gallery, Trafalgar, Australia 
                             3 person show 
                             Paintings 
1993 
August            The Cubbies Show 
                            Roar 2 Studios, Fitzroy, Australia 
                            Paintings 

1992 
November     No-vacancy Street Art Project 
                           Mornington Peninsula, Australia 
                           Installation

September   The Leap 
                           Roar 2 Studios, Fitzroy, Australia 
                           4 person show 
                           Paintings 
    
                           Metamorphosis
                           Rogues Gallery, Red Hill, Australia 
                           Paintings and sculptures
  
July                  Members’ Show 
                          Roar 2 Studios, Fitzroy 
                          Paintings 

June               Mornington Peninsula Contemporary Artist Exhibition 
                          Mornington Peninsula Art Centre, Mornington, Australia 
                          Painting 

1978-1992  Various group exhibitions and community art projects 
    
Collections 
                           HR White Collection Trinity College, Melbourne University , Australia
                           Artbank Australia 
                           Council to Homeless Persons, Australia
                           Various private collections
 
Commissions                         
                          Sunrider Industries, Melbourne, Australia 
                          Paintings
                          Burnt Toast Café, Peninsula Youth & Family Services, Mornington                 
                          Mural

Exhibitions Curated 

1996               Pictured in the Lucky Country 
                          Photographic exhibition depicting homelessness in Australia. 
                          Auspiced by the Council to Homeless Persons and The Salvation Army 

1988              Images of Homelessness
                         Photographic exhibition depicting life on the streets in Fitzroy and St Kilda

Publications 

2007                Looking into the outside: The windows of Bertinoro 
                           Contexts. 6 (2). pp. 52–58 
                           Photo-essay

2000                Looking You in the Face  
                            Blackflash, 18(1) 
                            Photo-essay 

1996                 Homelessness and Young Women 
                            The Big Issue Australia, No 1. June 1996. 
                            Front cover and photo-essay


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