Valerie Keenan - Visual Artist

Curriculum Vitae

Valerie KEENAN
Visual Artist
PO Box 795,
Tully. 4854

QUALIFICATIONS

2003-7  PhD – Visual Arts University of Southern Qld (submitted)
            (Recipient of USQ University Scholarship)
2000/1  Bachelor of Visual Arts (HonorsUniversity of Southern Queensland
1998     Bachelor of Visual Arts Queensland University of Technology

PRESENTATIONS

2006 Museums Australia National Conference ‘Exploring Dynamics’ (bursary recipient) 2005 Cardwell Historical Society
2005 Social Change in the 21st Century Conference
2005 QUT Carseldine
2005 Women in Research Conference – CQU, Gladstone (bursary recipient)
2005 USQ Faculty of Arts Research Seminar COLLECTIONS

My work is held in a number of public and private collections including: James Hardie Collection, State Library of Qld, Wesley Hospital Collection, Brisbane Cairns Port Authority, Mareeba Shire Council

EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS (Selected)
Solo
2007 A Curious Cabinet, Sugarama Gallery, Mourilyan Sugar Museum, Mourilyan and The Gallery, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba
2001 Bellenden Women Wesley Hospital, Brisbane and University Gallery, Toowoomba 1999 Law Society Exhibition Space, Brisbane
1998 Doggett Street Gallery, Brisbane
1996 The Last Artpost/The Verandah Gallery, North Qld

Other
2004 Post Graduate Exhibition, Toowoomba
2003 Altitude, Flying Arts, Mt Isa 2001 30 Years of Flying Arts – Mt Isa and Brisbane 2000/1 Flying Arts Ink – A Lyre Bird Press Production
1998 Artistcare Student Drawing Exhibition
1996 Tableland Printmakers B/ah B/ah AssemBLAHge Cairns Post Artist of Year Exhibition Awards 1997 Flying Arts Shell Award Southern Region; Maleny Art Exhibition 1996 Tully Show Assn; Cairns Show Assn; Mareeba Shire Council Bursary
1996 Professional Development Bursary to attend RGAQ Workshops Grants
1998 Zetta Florence Collection Grant, QUT Student Guild Women’s Creative Arts Grant; RADF Cardwell & Mareeba

PUBLISHING
Online paper - Writing Back to Willie in "The International Journal: The Arts in Society", Common Ground Publishing, Melbourne, 2007

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITONS
1999-2004 Office Manager Queensland Community Arts Network Inc.
Prior
Administrative Positions Various industries in Qld & PNG Construction Tourism and Arts
1996 Member of Board of Management Flying Arts Inc.
1993-6 Regional Representative NQ Flying Arts Inc.

Knowledge of computerized photo and data based programs, accounting, spread-sheets and word documents. I have worked in team orientated situations as well as independently – negotiating and implementing staff and volunteer programs. As well as reception, clerical and day-to-day operations within an administrative setting I have been involved in developing organizational strategic planning and re-structure as well the development of systems to support administrative practices.
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