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Ursula Laverty

Ursula was born in London and has lived in Australia since 1949 She studied at the Winchester School of Art and continued at the National Art School, Sydney. For some years she exhibited regularly as a member of the Society of Artists and the Contemporary Art Society. Ursula is also a Foundation and Honourary Life Member of the Sydney Printmakers Society. She has won 18 art prizes, including the George Galton Memorial Print Prize. She has worked as both a painter and printmaker, and apart from four joint exhibitions with Peter Laverty, this is her twelfth solo exhibition.

Ursula is represented in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Queensland Art Gallery and regional and civic collections (including Newcastle, Bendigo, Mosman, and Manly) as well as in the collections of the New South Wales State Parliament, Artbank and the Reserve and Commonwealth Banks, Trinity Grammar School, Private Collections Australia and Overseas.

Ursula has contributed to several group exhibitions both here and overseas including "Printmakers of NSW" London and U,K (1982) and Newcastle Region Gallery's. "All creatures Great and Small" (1993). In 1993 she also published a book of her poetry and drawings "Counterpoint". She designed the commissioned Stations of the Cross for the Catholic Church at Pymble and her work has been reproduced In 5 editions of the Australian Religious Diary. Her interests in religious art has culminated, most appropriately, in her exhibition of 'Millennium Paintings' at The Artarmon Galleries in 2000 and this exhibition 'Time Remembered' at The Australian Catholic University, Canberra 2001.
(Julie Brackenreg)

Artist's note:

The paintings of this exhibition are about reality and appearances, a theme I have been interested in for some years, having always liked Plato's allegory of the prisoners and showing the cave. In and around the Millenium Year, 2000 years after the birth of Christ, I am concerned with the delineation, in a religious context, of dimensions, things seen and unseen and the limitless boundaries of space; outer space and the inner space of the mind.