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.
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.
2019, BIG PINK, Gallerie Pompom, Sydney, 30 October - 24 November.
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.
2019, Boundless Objects, Curated by Monika Bakke, Centro de Arte e Cultura, Evora, Portugal, October 12, 2019 - March 29, 2020
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
2019, (Selected Finalist) Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize 2019, Campbelltown Art Centre, 1 November, 3 December.
2018: (Winner) Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, South Australian Museum, 8 June - 5 August.
2018: (Selected finalist) The 40th Alice Prize. Selected Finalist. Araluen Arts Centre Alice Springs, NT.
2015: (Winner) Inaugural Paramor Prize: Art + Innovation Casula Powerhouse Art Centre, Liverpool, NSW
2013 - (Selected finalist) Fremantle Print Award Exhibition, Fremantle WA 21 September – 17 November
2012 - (Selected finalist) The 37th Alice Prize, selected contestant, The Araluen Centre, Alice Springs NT, 11 May - 10 June
Curated group exhibitions
2019, Baldessin Press - The Story, curated by Baldessin Press, Monsalvat, Victoria, 25 July - 15 September
2019, Promised the Moon, curated by Dr Ursula K Frederick, an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Fellow at the School of Archaeology & Anthropology and School of Art & Design. SOAD Gallery, 20 June - 27 July.
2019, Plant + Human, curated by Allison Holland, Australian Centre for Photography, 15 Feb - 27 April.
2018, The Art and Consequence of Collaboration. Curated by Jonathan Parsons - Artistic Director - Experimenta, for Spectra 2018 presented by Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) with University of South Australia and Experimenta Media Arts, and support from Arts South Australia. Location: South Australian School of Art Gallery (SASA Gallery), University of South Australia, Adelaide. Exhibition Dates: 4 – 26 October 2018. Travelling to UTS Gallery, 2019.
2018, Image(in)ing, Ewart Art Gallery, Sydney, curated by Jane Theau, 27 February - 17 March
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.
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
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
2019 Consultant, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown Hospital Rebuild.
2017 artsACT project Grant: research photopolymer intaglio at Baldessin Press + Studio
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:
Munro, A., & Seccombe, E. 'Getting past the basics: strategies for fostering valuable learning in studio-based higher education settings with mixed experience student cohorts.' ACUADS, Australian Council for University Art & Design Schools, 2017, https://acuads.com.au/conference/article/getting-past-the-basics-strategies-for-fostering-valuable-learning-in-studio-based-higher-education-settings-with-mixed-experience-student-cohorts/
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
Seccombe, E., 'A view from the Arboretum', Art + Australia, Issue Three (54.2): Unnaturalism, Editor Edward Colless, Melbourne University, 2018, p 78-81.
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