The artist in her studio with Taming the Furies
SYLVIA SIDDELL ONZM
Born Auckland 1941
Sylvia Siddell has exhibited regularly throughout New Zealand since 1975. She has also exhibited in Australia and Spain. Her work is now in many public and private collections in New Zealand, Australia, USA, England, Indonesia and Germany.
In the Queen's Birthday and Golden Jubilee Honours 2002 Sylvia Siddell was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in recognition of services to painting.
While still producing detailed drawings her more recent exhibitions have featured paintings in oils
2005 Artis Gallery Auckland “Couch”
2002 Artis Gallery Auckland “Readings”
2000 Artis Gallery Auckland “Fragments From a Life”
1998 Artis Gallery Auckland “A Rich Life,”
1996 Artis Gallery Auckland “Collections Recollections, “
1994 Auckland City Art Gallery~ Survey Show "Slaughter of the Innocents"
1995 Hawkes Bay Museum ~Survey Show “Sylvia Siddell’s Dinner Party”
1992 Chiaroscuro Gallery, "Slaughter of the Innocents
1990 Proba Gallery Auckland "Dinner Parties"
1988 Eastern Southland Art Gallery, Gore "Sylvia Siddell, Works on Paper”
1987 His Majesty's Arcade, Auckland, "Beds and Things"
1985 Dennis Cohn Gallery, "Domesticity Revisited"
1983 Louise Beale Gallery, Wellington. "Suburban Morning"
Denis Cohn Gallery, "Intrusions"
1982 Denis Cohn Gallery, ,"Separate Rooms"
1980 Barry Lett Galleries, "The Inheritors"
Waikato Society of Arts
1979 Barry Lett Galleries, "Cordon Noir"
1977 Barry Lett Galleries, S "One Day in the life of Mrs S.”
Artis Gallery Auckland "Drawings".
Wairarapa Art Museum, Masterton, "Good Art"
Dowse Art Gallery, Wellington.
International Illustration CyberNet Exhibition - Korea.
Contemporary Art International Exchange - Prague.
Fringe of Heaven, Lopdell House Gallery.
Tane Whakapiripiri Awataha Marae
Tooth and Claw Auckland City Art Gallery.
Liquid Jade Manawatu Art Gallery Palmerston North
Conversations with Judy Chicago Fisher Gallery
After Dark Robert McDougall (Christchurch Art Gallery
Re-visioning the Real A Touring Exhibition N.Z.
Art in the City Lopdell House Auckland
Food the Vital Stuff - Auckland City Art Gallery
Persuasion of the Real - A Touring Exhibition
Lopdell House Gallery
Hawkes Bay art Museum
Gisborne Art Gallery
Manawatu Art Gallery
1994 Lopdell House "Domestic Bliss"
1993 Portfolio (and Tour N Z ) "Peaceworks"
Dunedin City Art Gallery "From Liquid Darkness"
Judith Anderson Gallery "Centennial Suffrage Year"
Robert McDougall Gallery Christchurch
George Fraser Gallery "Temple of Flora"
Chiaroscuro "The Modern Myth"
Canterbury Society of Arts, Real - Surreal
Mt Eden Artists in Action
Artis Gallery, Auckland, Interiors
Waikato Art Museum, Works from the Collection
Epsom Girls' Grammar School
Chiaroscuro, Urban Metamorphosis
Outreach, Marks and Milestones
Artis Gallery, The Figure
Customhouse Auckland, James Wallace Collection
Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Images of Home and Garden
Aotea Centre, Auckland Children's Hospital
Chiaroscuro Gallery,Opening Show, New Visions
Northland Gallery, Whangarei. Auckland Printmakers
Pumphouse Auckland, Prestigious Artists
Canterbury Society of Arts, The Chair
Portfolio Gallery, Auckland Drawings
Auckland Society of Arts, Work by the Tutors
Charlotte H Gallery, Still Life
Aotea Centre Auckland "Curtains Up'
Artspace Auckland, Art Against Aids
Muka Studio Youth Prints in Auckland Wellington
Lopdell House, Wild West Art Show
Outreach, Cover to Cover (books)
Canterbury Society of Arts, Self Portraits
Auckland Society of Arts, The Tutor's Show
Auckland City Art Gallery, Artist's Choice
Brisbane, Mezzanine Gallery. International Women
Eastern Southland Museum, Gore. Guest Artist
Outreach, Elegant Miniatures
Muka Studios at the Regent, Past Present Future
Louise Beale, Wellington. Christmas Show
Auckland City Art Gallery, Indoor - Outdoor
Auckland Museum, Art of Nature
Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Paper Treasures
Dowse Art Gallery, Recent Acquisitions
Te Awamatu Arts Festival
Jeanne d'Estienne Gallery, Opening Show
Fisher Gallery Pakuranga, Screens
Auckland City Art Gallery, Lithographs for Youngsters
Wellington City Art Gallery, Lithographs
Aids Foundation Auction
Louise Beale Gallery, Wellington
Auckland Society of Arts, Tutors
Mt Eden Festival
Auckland City Art Gallery, The Print - Methods and Masterpieces
Suter Art Gallery~, Nelson. The Self
Wellington, Flying Kiwi Arts '86. Visual Diaries
Suter Art Gallery~, Goodman Suter Biennial
Auckland City Art Gallery~, Works From the Collection
Melbourne Etching Supplies, N Z Printmakers
Lopdell House Auckland, Opening Show
Robert McDougall Gallery, A Piece of Art for Peace
Auckland City Art Gallery, ANZART 85
Artist's Book Show
Louise Beale Gallery, Wellington
Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch
Fisher Gallery, The Folding Image (screens)
National Gallery, Wellington. Recent Acquisitions
Auckland Society of Arts, Drawings
National Gallery Wellington, Content - Context
Auckland City Art Gallery, "Anxious Images"
Aspects of Recent New Zealand Art (Toured New Zealand)
Robert McDougall Gallery Christ church
Outreach, Visual Diaries
Rotorua Art Gallery~, Guest Artist
Finalist, Team McMillan Ford Competition
1982 Bilbao Spain,Muestra Internacional de Arte Grafico "Arteder 82"
Hawkes Bay Art Gallery~, Napier. Guest Artist
Outreach, Women by Women
New Vision, Auckland Festival Exhibition
Maidment Theatre, Festival of Feminist Art
Outreach, Works on Paper by Women
New Vision, Amnesty International
Manawatu Art Gallery, Artist's Boxes
Outreach, Images of Men
Elva Bett, Wellington, Christmas Show
Barry Lett, 15th Anniversary Exhibition
Outreach, Women in the Arts
Peter Webb, Kites and Masks
Wellington Womens Gallery
Dennis Cohn Gallery, The New Zealand Nude
Peter Webb Gallery, Figurative Artists
Bay of Islands Arts Festival
Denis Cohn Gallery ,Opening Show.
1977 Barry Lett Galleries, New Year New Works
Mollers Christmas Shows, Auckland
Avondale College Art teacher: R.N.Field
1964-65 Auckland Post Primary Teacher's College.
1967 Auckland University Summer School
Tutor: Colin McCahon
1970 Auckland Society of Arts night classes
Tutor: Louise Henderson
1975-76 Auckland Technical Institute night classes
1983 Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council Grant to study etching
1964 Fiji Tonga
1977-88 Several trips to Australia.
1981 U.S.A. Tokyo
1989 London and Paris.
2001 U.K. U.S.A.
1983-1990 Tutor life drawing Auckland Society of Arts
1987 Judge Auckland Society Member's Awards
1988 Judge New Zealand Library Assn. Book Awards
Judge Lion Breweries Art Awards
Judge Blockhouse Bay Logo Award
1989 Selector Auck. Studio Potters 25th Annual Show.
1990 Judge Auckland Society Arts Autumn Awards
1991 Tutor Lopdell House, Titirangi
1992 Tutor Blockhouse Bay Community Centre
Judge North Shore Art Awards
1993 Tutor Elam Summer School
1995 Judge Waiheke Art Awards
1996 Judge Mt Eden art awards
Judge Iris Fisher art awards
1998 Workshop Lopdell House
Workshops Auckland College of Education
1999 Tutor Nelson Polytechnic
Judge Telecom Art Awards
Artist in Residence Iona College