Tina Cherry

Tina Cherry

  • Artist’s Statement

    “My work at present is primarily a response to environmental concerns, from which the construction of synthetic and natural environments are built from monochromatic plains within my work, so to emphasise division; divisions between sentiments motivated by the speculative intellect, and those based on solid fact. Thus my conceptual concerns explore both the felt experiences (the physical reality), and the unconscious experience (intuitive reality). These concepts are made into visual form through non-representational and realistic imagery constructed within a picture plane, based on the formulation of an autonomous perspective for optimal deliverance of the philosophy I wish to relay. Restriction within the space, keeping it minimal, and using a monochromatic approach in my graphite works creates a melancholic surface, which I feel donates a naturalistic quality, edging towards the metaphysical. Thus emphasising the diminished scape, artistically conveying the effects human development has had, and will have on the physical place we exist. I want people to recognise what is missing, and be reminded of the value of what is being lost environmentally...”

  • Biography

    Australian Artist Tina Cherry, based in the small town of Crows Nest in regional Queensland, inherited her talent for drawing from her father, a gift that would be a directing focus in Ms Cherry’s life. The desirability to pursue a career as an Artist began in the Australian Capital Territory, where she was raised, and lived for twenty seven yeas. Joining the Stirling Art Group in in 1990 introduced her to the process of exhibiting, and to venture into the arts industry. The need to expand her knowledge in the field of visual arts increased over the following years, then after a move from the ACT, to South East Queensland, the dream of being a professional Artist began to take form after enrolling in a Diploma of Visual art at the Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE in Toowoomba in 2001. Over the next four years Tina Cherry’s passion for the Arts grew, and she immersed herself in the Toowoomba Art seen.

    Once she had obtained her Diploma, Tina commenced her Bachelor of Visual Arts at the University of Southern Queensland in 2006. Received the Rosemary Lakerink Memorial Award for Strongest Studio Performance in Level 3, at the School of Creative Arts at USQ on the completion of her Bachelors in 2008, Tina felt she had emerged in her chosen profession.

    Other professional pursuits Tina has engaged in with in the Arts industry have included being a Committee Member of the Toowoomba Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) from 2006 to 2008, volunteering at both the Toowoomba and Crow’s Nest Regional Art Gallery’s. In 2009, Tina assisted the Exhibition Curator, Lyn Taylor, with the instillation of the ART@Kogan Inaugural Hugh Sawrey Foundation Art Award group exhibition, as well as assisting Anthony Sawrey at the Children’s Art Village at the Art@Kogan Festival. Tina also was a member and Newsletter Editor for ACT (Arts Council Toowoomba Inc.) from 2010 to 2013, and in 2014 Tina joined the CNHS (Crows Nest Historical Society) as a an Attendant and Archivist at the Crows Nest Carbethon Museum and Village, at Crows Nest.

    Tina Cherry has exhibited her work in both solo and numerous group exhibitions, most notably in the Cam Robertson Room at the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, and at the Chinchilla Regional White Gums Gallery. Her chosen mediums rang from Oil and Acrylic painting, assemblage sculpture, to graphite drawings. From figurative depictions from life, to solemn landscape with an environmental message, Tina moves from realistic to expressionistic styling according to what is necessary in relaying each individual visual story. She is driven by inspiration, and the need to narrate through representation, to bring awareness of environmental problems stemming from the mismanagement of our local and regional areas. Currently studying Sustainability at the University of New England, in an endeavour to have a rounded understanding of social and environmental issues stemming from population growth and environmental degradation, Tina’s focus is to be a visual voice, as an environmental artist, delivering a professional statement of concern.

  • Influences

    Nature, Environmental Issues, Sustainability: Environment Art

  • Awards

    2016, Curator's choice for Things that mattered forgotten; Bunya Pine (Araucaria bidwilli) 2016, Graphite on paper,
    76.5 x 56.5, 30th Downlands Art Exhibition, Downlands College, Toowoomba, QLD

    2016, Selected work for the Toowoomba Biennial Emerging Artists Award Exhibition, and acquisition of artwork, Train of thought: Keep the coal contained, selected for Artist-Led: Crates on Wheels exhibition, touring Toowoomba Region’s schools in 2017

    2008, Rosemary Lakerink Memorial Award (Strongest Studio Performance in Level 3, School of Creative Arts, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD

    1999, Second Prize (Mrs L. Burgess Memorial, Any Subject Any Medium for Those Residing in Crows Nest's, Crow's Nest Agricultural Horticultural and Industrial Society, Crow’s Nest, QLD

    1999, Third Prize, Animal or Bird, Crow's Nest Agricultural Horticultural & Industrial Society, Crow’s Nest,QLD

    ..Notable Collections..

    2016, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba QLD: Blackout: Black Flying-fox (Pteropus alecto) (Triptych), 2016, Graphite on paper, 56.5 x 76.5cm x3

    2016 Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba, QLD: Train of thought; Keep the coal contained, 2014, graphite on paper, 56.5 x 76.5cm

    2009, What Will Be Will Be, 2008, Triptych, Graphite on Paper, 3 images - 31x68cm, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

  • Exhibitions

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS
    2019 Instudeo Art Trail, Crows Nest Arts and Crafts Inc, Crows Nest QLD
    2018 I Spy; with my little eye, Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery, Crows Nest QLD
    2016 Little Matters, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba, QLD
    2016 Toll.. a travelling exhibition, Crows Nest Regional Art Gallery, Crows Nest QLD
    2014 Toll.. a travelling exhibition, Chinchilla White Gums Art Gallery, Chinchilla QLD
    2013 Toll, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba, QLD
    2010 The Painters Cornucopia, Attic Art Space, Toowoomba, QLD
    2010 τόπος λόγος “Place Study”, Attic Art Space, Toowoomba, QLD
    2007 Placescapes, Crow’s Nest Regional Art Gallery, Crow’s Nest, QLD
    2004 Elemental Femininity, C7 Café, Toowoomba, QLD
    2003 Moving Walls, Southern Queensland Institute Of TAFE, Toowoomba, QLD

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2018 32nd Downlands Art Exhibition, Downlands College, Toowoomba, QLD
    2017 Here, There and Everywhere USQ Alumni Exhibition, the 50th anniversary of DDIAE/UCSQ/USQ and
    the 25th anniversary of USQ, USQ, Toowoomba, QLD
    2017 Artist-Led: Crates on Wheels exhibition, touring Toowoomba Region’s schools in 2017,
    Toowoomba, QLD
    2016 Toowoomba Biennial Emerging Artists Award Exhibition, Toowoomba, QLD
    2016 30th Downlands Art Exhibition, Downlands College, Toowoomba, QLD
    2016 Hampton Festival, Hampton QLD
    2015 Fastplant: A Skateboard Exhibition, No Comply & Kontraband Studios, Toowoomba, QLD
    2015 29th Downlands Art Exhibition, Downlands College, Toowoomba, QLD
    2015 Toowoomba Grammar School Art Show 1015, Grammar School, Toowoomba, QLD
    2014 28th Downlands Art Exhibition, Downlands College, Toowoomba, QLD
    2013 27th Downlands Art Exhibition, Downlands College, Toowoomba, QLD
    2012 ImpACT, Arts Council Toowoomba Members exhibition, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery,
    Toowoomba, QLD
    2012 26th Downlands Art Exhibition, Downlands College, Toowoomba, QLD
    2011 12th Group Exhibition, Made. Creative Space, Toowoomba, QLD
    2010 24nd Downlands Art Exhibition, Downlands College, Toowoomba, QLD
    2010 Gallery 53 June & July Exhibition, Gallery 35 Russell, Toowoomba, QLD
    2009 Christmas Exhibition, Crow’s Nest Regional Art Gallery, Crow’s Nest, QLD
    2009 Changing Times, Kath Dickson Community Art Space, Toowoomba, QLD
    2009 Hampton High Country Food and Arts Festival, Hampton, QLD
    2009 Abstract Realities (curetted by Kyle Jenkins & Robert Kronk) University of Southern Queensland,
    USQ Arts Gallery, Toowoomba, QLD
    2008 Graduart, USQ Arts Gallery, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD
    2008 How I See It:Works In Progress Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery,Toowoomba,QLD
    2008 22nd Downlands Art Exhibition Downlands College, Toowoomba, QLD
    2007 30 X 30 Exhibition Air Space Gallery, Toowoomba, QLD
    2007 Art Market, Kath Dickson Community Art Space, Toowoomba, QLD
    2007 Our Art, Our Children, Our Community (Kath Dickson Art Award), Kath Dickson Community Art
    Space,Toowoomba, QLD
    2007 21th Downlands Art Exhibition, Downlands College, Toowoomba, QLD
    2007 O Week – Women Passionate About Art, Women’s Network Room, University of Southern
    Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD
    2006 Student Gulled First and Second year Bachelor of Vis Arts Exhibition, Clive
    Berghofer Recreation Centre, Toowoomba, QLD
    2006 20th Downlands Art Exhibition Downlands College, Toowoomba, QLD
    2006 Volly Show by Vollies, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba, QLD
    2005 The Inaugural Art With A Heart Exhibition and Art Prize (Supporting Drug Arm), The Downs Club
    Toowoomba, Toowoomba, QLD
    2002 Evocative (Second Year Diploma of Visual Arts Students), Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE,
    Toowoomba, QLD
    1999 Crow’s Nest Show, Fine Arts Hall, Crow’s Nest, QLD
    1990 Stirling Art Group (Public Display), Collamon Court Shopping Centre, Canberra, A.C.T

  • Website

    http://tinacherry-artist.blogspot.com/

Showing all 3 artworks

Tina Cherry

I Spy; Red spider ant 2018
56 x 76 x 1 cm Graphite on paper (Drawing) $400.00

Tina Cherry

The spaces between; Cicada 2016
76 x 56 x 1 cm Graphite on paper (Drawing) $800.00

Tina Cherry

I Spy; Huntsman spider 2018
56 x 76 x 1 cm Graphite on paper (Drawing) $400.00