Academic Achievements

  • 2017,  PhD, Australian National University, College of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Art & Design, Photography and Media Arts. 
  • 2004, Master of Philosophy (Visual Arts), Australian National University, School of Art. 
  • 1996, Post-Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney. 
  • 1990,  Bachelor of Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. 
  • 1986, Commenced a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the Darwin Institute of Technology. 

Collections

  • 2017, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, In Our Own Time, (2016) 6 panel inkjet print on mirrored composite board.
  • 2017, ANU Research School of Biology, Commissioned panels, permanent display.  
  • 2016 Australian War Memorial, Crossing the line, (2016), screen print on Stonehenge
  • 2015 Casula Powerhouse Art Centre Permanent Collection. Virtual Life, (2015), inkjet print on composite board.
  • 2015, National Gallery of Australia Print Collection, Creaturepede, (2003), inkjet print on paper
  • 2015, Australian War Memorial, Rosette, (2015), screen print on Kozo
  • 2014, New Parliament House, Australia, Canberra. Nanoplastica (2008-2014), single channel digital projection installation
  • 2008 Canberra Museum and Gallery, Nanoplastica (2008), 3 channel digital projection installation
  • 2002 National Gallery of Australia, 1994 Partners in Print portfolio, Strange light, (1994), screenprint on paper
  • 1997 Wagga Wagga Art Gallery permanent Collection, Do you read me over? portrait of an astronaut, (1995), multipanel screenprint on paper
  • 1996 UWS, Macarthur National Printmedia Acquisitive collection, Snake, (1995), screenprint on paper.
  • 1993 Wollongong University permanent Collection, Mothers, death, 2 worlds and sea things, (1992), linocut on paper.

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017, The Lady Botanist, Megalo Print Studio & Gallery, 8-31 April.
  • 2016, Out of Season (PhD Examination Exhibition) ANU School of Art Gallery
  • 2016, Metamorphosis, Brenda May Gallery, Dank St, Waterloo, Sydney. 9 July – 4 Aug.
  • 2014,  A zone of Living things, Dominik Mersche Gallery, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney, 8-31May
  • 2013, Science Fiction, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Supported by the Centenary of Canberra. 16 Aug – 16 Sep
  • 2008, Nanoplastica, 23 May - 5 July, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gormon House, Canberra, ACT
  • 2004, Surface for Air, 2x4 Masters and PHD graduation exhibition 2004 ANU School of Art Gallery, 29th April - 1May
  • 2002, Work from the Megalo Residency Photography Gallery Space, ANU School of Art, 
  • 1998, SATELLITE space and other measurements. TAP Gallery, Sydney.

International exhibitions

  • 2015, Aesthetics of Manufacture, Sheffield Design Week, Butcher WorksGalley, UK, curated by Carle Baugh, Sheffield, UK. 
  • 2014, Natural History Museum, Tomography for Scientific Advancement exhibition – and highly commended finalist
  • 2012, Time & Vision, Curated by Paul Bayley, 20 years Australia Council for the ArtsLondon Studio Residency Exhibition, Barge House, London, 20 Oct – 11 Nov
  • 2012 Nanoplastica, So far The Future, London, UK 21-23 June (solo)
  • 2006 Super Natural, with Alison Munro. Alsager Art Centre, Faculty of Performing and Visual Arts Manchester University, Cheshire, UK.
  • 2003,  A Borderless State, the Miskolci Galleria, Prague, curator Dr Paul Thirkell, Centre for Fine Print Research, University of West England.
  •  2000, Y2K International Print Exhibition, National Taiwan Arts Education Institute,  Taiwan, and Tokyo Fine Arts University, Japan
  • 1998 2nd International Triennial of Graphic Art. The Labyrinth: Visions andInterpretations of the Eternal Myth in Contemporary Printmaking Prague 

Curated group exhibitions

  • 2017, Backyards, curated by Waratah Lahy and Anne-Marie Jean, May Space Sydney, 19 September - 7 October
  • 2017 Aura: Repetition, Reproduction, and the Mark of the Artist, Curated by Ben Rak, Manly Art Gallery & Museum 14 July – 3 September [Travelling- Wagga Wagga Art Gallery 9 December 2017 – 4 March 2018; ANU School of Art & Design, 23 April - 20 May, 2018.] 
  • 2017, How Does Your Garden Grow? Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW, 3 Feb - 18 March.
  • 2017, Pareidolia: cloud gazing, group show, curated Megalo Print Studio + Gallery, 8-30 March
  • 2017, Making Design Research, ANU SoA&D Gallery, 18-25 Feb
  • 2016, Contour 556: interventions in the landscape, curated by Neil Hobbs, Canberra Public Art Festival 22 Oct - 13 Nov
  • 2016, Notfair: Sign O’the Times, curated by Kirsten Rann, 16-21 August 2016, 524 Flinders St, Melbourne.
  • 2015, Light Speculation, The Carlton Connect Initiative, The University of Melbourne, curated by Dr Renee Beale, July 2015.
  • 2013, Think it, make it share it, RiAus, The Science Exhange. Adelaide. SALA    Festival, Curated by ANAT, 2 August - 30 August 2013
  • 2013, Fremantle Print Award Exhibition, Fremantle WA 21 September – 17 November
  • 2013, Synapse a Selection, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, 8 June- 14July
  • 2013, Bad Girls, Gorman House, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, curated by Annie Doyle Wawrzynaczak, 8 February – 16 March
  • 2012, Crossing the Rubicon, with Ellis Hutch, ANCA Studios & Gallery, Dickson,  Canberra, 24 October – 4 November 2012, The 37th Alice Prize, selected contestant, The Araluen Centre, Alice Springs NT,  11 May - 10 June
  • 2011, Natural Digression, University of Technology, Sydney – group show with PenelopeCain, Waratah Lahy, Al Munro, Kirsten Farrell, Ellis Hutch, Rose Montebelo,  March, forthcoming. 8 March - 12 April + at Level17 Artspace, Victorian University,  12-23 October, 2010
  • 2011, Imitation of Life, Canberra Musuem & Gallery, curated by Deborah Clark
  • 2011, Genart_sys | a window on digital culture, Australia Council for the arts, 28 January- 16 March URL http://www.genartsys.com/
  • 2003,  24/7. Exhibition Home. artsACT public art project in conjunction with ACT housing and ACT Craft. Curated by Barbara McConchie
  • 2001,  No Muttering, contemporary printmedia, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, The University ofNSW; Gosford Regional Art Gallery, NSW; The Queensland University ofTechnology Art Gallery, Brisbane; curatorRilka Oakley.
  • 2001, Wild Sheep Chase. Group show of contemporary Print and Photo media. Curated by Patsy Payne and Denise Ferris. CSA Gallery. ANU. ACT.
  • 2000, Vacant Possession. Collaborative Installation with video projection, sound and mixed media. with Scot Gordon, Cassie McCullagh and Rob Laurie. PROJECT, Centre for Contemporary Art. Wollongong.
  • 1999, Moments, Christopher Thomas Art and Design. Adelaide. S.A.

Screenings

  • 2013, Nanoplastica, This is Not Art Festival Building Projection Screening, Hunter Street, Newcastle,  October – November  
  • 2010, Nanoplastica, at Linear Progressions: where art meets science, (panel selection) curated by QUTCreative Industries, screening at Precinct Parer Place, Kelvin Grove Urban Villagescreens, selected Screens at Gardens Point & Federation Square, 14th – 22nd August.
  • 2010, Paro: mental commitment robot, VIRION, QUT, from 19 July to 1 August 2010, a screen based digital art exhibitionthat links to public sites across Brisbane, focused in the Kelvin Grove UrbanScreen Network http://virion2012.com.au/submission/paro-mental-commitment-robot
  • 2009, Oct 19 – Nov 19  Nanoplastica on the Big Screen, Federation Square, MelbourneCentral Business District, curator by Melissa Delayney, notes on the underground.
  • 1996, Tool2ob Sydney/Berlin First International Virtual Exhibition Screening.  ARTSPACE, Woolloomooloo, curated by Uban Excile, Graham Crawford andGavyn Lister

Residencies

  • 2015, Natural History Museum Micro-CT laboratory, London, June – July 2015.
  • 2012, Australia Council for the Arts London Studio Residency 14 May – 18 August.
  • 2012, Millennium Seedbank, RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place, West Sussex, UK. 1-14 May. 
  • 2010, Synapse Residency, Visiting Fellow,  Department of Applied Mathematics, School of Physics and Engineering.
  • 2010, Artist in Residence Department of Applied Mathematics, School of Physics and Engineering, ANU (ArtsACT grant).
  • 2010, Plants Under the Microscope, High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre, CSIRO, 1 October – 30 November.
  • 2007, Megalo Print Studio + Gallery, Artist in Residence + Materials Award, Watson.
  • 2006 - 2008 Artist in Residence Department of Applied Mathematics, School of Physics and Engineering, ANU (ArtsACT grant).
  • 2002, Megalo Print Studio + Gallery, Artist in Residence + Materials Award, Hackett.
  • 1994-96, Artist in residence, VisLab, The University of Sydney.

Academic Scholarships and Awards

  • 2016, Recipient ANU Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Enhancement Grants for Semester 1, 2017. Dr Al Munro and Ms Erica Seccombe (School of Art, Textiles): The Open Studio: Supporting Student Learning in Visual Art Settings with Digital Demonstrations.
  • 2013,  Inaugural ANU Vice Chancellor’s College Artist Fellowship Scheme
  • 2013, ANU School of Art, EASS Postgraduate Materials Award
  • 2012,  HDR Travel Research Field Trip, UK
  • 2010, Synapse Art Science Collaborations, Australian Network for Art and Technology ANAT, Visiting Fellow, ANU Department of Applied Mathematics
  • 2011,  Australian Postgraduate Award 2011-14
  • 2003, ANU School of Art Materials Award.
  • 1986-87, Northern Territory Government Bachelor of Arts Scholarship (4yrs)

Recent Grants, Scholarships and Commissions

  • 2016, Capital Arts Patrons, CAPO Fellowship
  • 2015, First Prize, acquisitive, Inaugural Paramor Prize: Art + Innovation Casula Powerhouse Art Centre, Liverpool, NSW
  • 2014, artsACT project Grant to take up Artist in Residence, Natural History Museum, London, 2015
  • 2013, Commission, Centenary of Canberra, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Science Fiction
  • 2011, Commission, High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre, CSIRO,  Permanent foyer installation
  • 2010, Australia Council for the Arts London Studio Residency - May - August 2012
  • 2009, ArtsACT project grant for 2010 Visiting Fellow, ANU Department of Applied Mathematics
  • 2007, George Mora Foundation Fellowship - Inaugural short-listed award     recipient
  • 2007, Megalo Print Studio Artist in Residence and Materials Award (Watson Studios)
  • 2006, ArtsACT grant for 3-month artist in Residence, ANU Department of Applied Maths,
  • 2005, Craft ACT, Craft-in-site writing grant for unMagazine, issue 5
  • 2003, ANU School of Art Materials Award.
  • 2002, Megalo Print Studio Artist in Residence and Materials Award. (Hackett Studios)

Published conference papers:

  • Seccombe, E, ’Relocating the real: experiencing nature in the fifth dimension’ AAANZ 'Inter-discipline' conference proceedings | December 2014 http://aaanz.info/aaanz-home/conferences/aaanz-inter-discipline-proceedings
  • Seccombe, E, ‘Grow: an investigation of 4D Micro-CT’, SPECTRA 2012 conference proceedings, CSIRO Discovery Centre. (forthcoming March 2014)
  • Seccombe, E. ‘Grow: visualising nature at nanoscale,’ EVA LONDON 2012 - Electronic Visualisation and the arts.  ISBN 978-1-780171-59-3 Eds. Dr Stuart Dunn, Prof. Jonathan P. Bowen, Dr Kia Ng – (Peer reviewed)
  • Seccombe, E., ‘GROW: visualising nature at nanoscale’ The first International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections between Art, Science and Culture. “New Imaging: transdisciplinary strategies for art beyond the new media” – (Peer reviewed)

Essays published in journals + magazines: print + online

  • Robins, V. & Seccombe. E., ‘3D X-ray Art’, Journal of Australian Physics, volume 52, NO 1, Jan-Feb 2015, p 18-22
  • Seccombe, E., ‘Synthetics: Stephen Jones’, Book review, Art Monthly Australia, issue #247 March 2011
  • Seccombe, E., ‘Oz East Ender’, Art Monthly Australia, issue #254 October 2012
  • Seccombe, E., ‘Dimensions Variable Contemporary Sculpture Festival Canberra 2005’, unMagazine, issue 5, web supplement
  • Murphy, K. & Seccombe, E., ‘Walking Zero: Nakahashi Katsushige’, Art Monthly Australia #155, November 2002. A collaborative project with artist Kate M Murphy to review the performance of Japanese artist Katsushige at the sight of the Cowra prisoner of war camp on 29th September 2005.

Representations: text, print and online

  • Aura: Repetition, Reproduction, and the Mark of the Artist, catalogue, curated by Ben Rak, essay by Glen Barkley, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, 2017.
  • Payne, Patsy, 'The Lady Botanist - Erica Seccombe,' Imprint Magazine, May 2, 2017, online http://imprint.org.au/printmaking/the-lady-botanist-erica-seccombe/ 
  • Visualisations merge art and science to reveal details of larval growth, National Computational Infrastructure, NCI, Research Highlights http://nci.org.au/research/visualisations-merge-art-science-reveal-details-larval-growth/
  • Sellah, Anna, 'Mungbeans like you have never seen them before', ABC Science online article, posted, 18 January, 2016, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-18/x-ray-vision-shows-seeds-sprouting/6900460
  • Jayhoon, W., ‘ANU School of Art PhD Candidate wins $20K Art Prize’, Woroni, March 10, 2015
  • Pryor, Sally. ‘Art versus science’ The Canberra Times, Saturday, February 21, 2015
  • Ferris, D.; Jolly, M.; Riddle, A.; ‘Utopia within, across & beyond the university’, Real Time, issue #116 Aug-Setp 2013 pg.6  
  • Dawkins, Urszula, 'The science and art of tangible things’, RealTimeArts Magazine 7-16 June 2013, This article first appeared on RT's ISEA2013-in RealTime blog
  • Broker, David, ‘Science Fiction’, exhibition catalogue and essay, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, 2013
  • Time & Vision, publication to commemorate 30 years of the Australia Council for the Arts London Studio, Published by ACME, London, 2012
  • Clark, Deborah, Imitation of Life: Memory and Mimicry in Canberra Region Art, Exhibition Catalogue entry, ‘Erica Seccombe’ 2011, pp. 12-14.
  • Rann, Kirsten, ‘To see what we don’t yet know what we are seeing’, Art Monthly Australia, issue #237 March, 2011, pp.12-14
  • Cosmos Magazine, ‘Lateral Selection,’ NO 39, 2010, pp.32
  • Broker, David, ‘Nanoplastica’, exhibition catalogue and essay, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, 2008
  • Smith, Russell, ‘place face down to copy.’ Eyeline, No: 54, Winter 2004, pg 50.
  • Burtt, Cliff. ‘Place made – Fifth Australian Print Symposium.’ Artlink, Vol 24 No2. 2004 p.91.
  • Mann, Allan. ‘No Muttering Print Symposium’ review. Imprint Summer 2001, Volume 36, No:4. pg 8.

Documentary, features & interviews

  • ABC Landline, 2016. PhD Research, "Grow: experiencing nature in the fifth dimension.'
  • TED X Canberra. Erica Seccombe, Experiencing Nature in the Fifth Dimension, online Youtube, pubished 2014
  • ABC 7.30 Report, 29 September 2013, Beautiful Monster
  • Art Monthly Australia #254, August 2013, Cover,
  • Benson, Tracey M. ‘All about X,O and 1 – an interview with Erica Seccombe, http://mediakult.wordpress.com/2011/09/22/all-about-x-0-and-1-an-intervi... 2011
  • Damien McDermett, ‘Artbreak' 5 Part documentary series, Series 4, featuring Erica Seccombe and Professor Tim Senden, SBS, STVDIO channel, aired DEC 2011, SBS television and Youtube,
  • From Research to Reality (Season 1, Episode 3) Part 1 of 3, Queensland University of Technology