Saturday, June 23, 2007

Forest Compositions

Forest Composition, 2006
Dyes extracted from native trees on paper

Sacred Circle

Design Centre of Tasmania, 2005
Charcoal on paper/ Installation

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae: Chantale Delrue


2006 Masters in Fine Arts University of Tasmania
1988 BA, Fine Arts, major in ceramics. TSIT, Launceston .
1978 Dip Education, Antwerp Belgium.
1973 Dip. Painting, Brussels, Belgium


2018   Collecting Women, Rosny Farm Art Centre, Rosny Tasmania

2015   Trans-plant, Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Belgium

2013   Waiting for Mr Banks, Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, Hobart.

2011  Imaginal Journeys, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool, Victoria.
2007 Tales from the Forest, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania
2006 The sacred Tree, Plimsoll Gallery, Centre For the Arts, Hobart Tasmania
2005 Oerwouden en Eilanden, Gallery Blokes, Pepingen, Belgium.
Sacred Circle, Design Centre of Tasmania, Launceston.
Wonders, Moonah Art Centre, Moonah.
2004 Tree Tales, Entrepot gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart.
2003 The Sacred Tree, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobart
1995 Midlands visitations and other journeys, Watsons Fine Arts Dealers, Launceston Tasmania.
The journey, Distelfink Gallery, Melbourne.
1993 Flying with the Spirit, Nexus Gallery, Lions Art Centre Adelaide.
1992 Illusions, Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart.
Ceramic Mural, Art House Inc., Launceston.
University of Tasmania, Launceston.
1990 Cockatoo Inc. Launceston, Tasmania.
1989.Expressions, Devonport Regional Art Gallery, Devonport, Tasmania.
1988 Recent Ceramics, T.S.I.T., Gallery "B", Launceston, Tasmania.
Memories of the Northern Territory and Japan, Old Bakery, Lane Cove, NSW.
1983 Warrnambool Regional Art Gallery, Victoria.


Involved over 40 group exhibitions in Australia, Indonesia, Japan and Europe.

2022   Gillanders Gondwana, Woolmers Estate, Tasmania

           The language of Textiles Unravelling Ornament, Hadley's Orient Hotel, Hobart

2021   Celebrating the LandscapeHandmark Gallery Hobart

           Flora of Windsong, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart

           Frederick Mackie, Quaker Plantsman,RTBG, Hobart

2020   Hidden Histories, Narryna , Hobart 2020

2018   Fragments of the forest, Art 1030, Shaerbeek Brussels, Belgium

2018   Davidsfonds Herdersem, Belgium

2017   RevFerence( sic), Contemporary artists intrude on the Allport.

           Works on Paper, Handmark Gallery, Hobart

An Exotic Garden, Unlocking the Botanical Journey, Port Arthur 

2016  Waterhouse Natural Science and Art Prize, South Australian Museum and Art Gallery, Adelaide

            Procession, Moonah Arts Centre, Moonah

Drawn into the Unknown, Rosny School House Gallery, Rosny

2015   Botanical Exhibition, with Lauren Black, J. Payne, R. Mayo, Handmark 

            Exquisite, Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart and Rosney Schoolhouse 

            Mechelen, Belgium

2012   Petite, Wangaratta Art Gallery, Victoria

           Works on Paper, Handmark Gallery, Hobart

2010   Touring show to Regional Centers in Tasmania, with Lorraine Biggs

2009   Light and Shade:  Carnegie Gallery, Hobart: Delrue and Biggs.

           Reframing Darwin: Evolution and Art in Australia, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne

           Reflecting Place:Handmark Gallery, Richardson, Delrue and Berg.

           Reflections on Beauty and Decay,The Barn Gallery,Rosny, 

2007   Hutchins Art PrizeLong Gallery Hobart

2006  National Multicultural Festival, Canbera
2005  Moonah Art Centre, Moonah
2004  Moonah Art Centre, Moonah
2000  Canberra Museum and Art Gallery, ACT.
1997  Cowra Festival For International Understanding, Cowra, NSW
1995  Launceston General Hospital
1989  Ikeda Sister City, Ikeda, Japan.


2004 - Mountain Festival, Hobart: Shoreline artistic director for sculptural installation and performance celebrating life on the Eastern Shore. Collaboration with Mixed Media Productions.
- Mountain Festival, Hobart: Invertebrates, visual artist for performance on Mount Wellington.
2003 - Community Spirits, artistic director for installation at St Matthew’s Church, Glenorchy.
2002 - Mountain Festival Hobart, artistic director for Alive on the Mountain, performance with the Mountain Orchester, collaboration with Tanya Bosac.
2001 - Migrant Resource Center, Hobart: Textile and large-scale puppet project with refugees
2000 - Mount Nelson community: The Swift Parrot, mural painting.
- Glenorchy City Council: The Works, project
1999 - Creative Living Center: project for the Burnie City Lights Festival.
1997 - Collaboration with Tasdance, to commemorate one hundred and fifty years of circus in Australia.
- Visual artist for “the Journey” in conjunction with Ripe Theater, Launceston.
1995 - Collaboration with Gambit Theatre, Launceston.
1994 -Multicultural wall hanging, Migrant Resource Center, Launceston,
-Trevallyn Mural, Trevallyn Primary School, Launceston.
1993 -Collaboration with Tasdance, artistic director Tim Newt and composer Steven Leech. for the Illuminations II performance.
1992 -Collaboration with Tasdance, Visual Artist for the first Illumination I performance.
1988 -Artist, designer for Rainbow Serpent, Project for the Bicentennial Commission.
1986 - Visual Artist for the Teenage Road Show working on Arts projects in Aboriginal and outback communities in NSW, Queensland and the NT.
1985 -Artist director mural, Alice in Wonderland, Launceston General Hospital.


2011 Holman Clinic, Launceston, works on paper, commission trough Arts for Public Buildings.
2004 Strahan Medical Centre, Strahan, work on paper, commission trough Arts for Public Buildings.
2003 Mosaic wall project for the National Europe Centre at the Australian National University, ACT.
2002 Australian National University, sculpture gardenEvolution/Involution’ mosaic pavement.
2001 Federation Project, commission for Glenorchy City Council, mosaics for footpath on Main Road.
2000 Westbury Primary School: for mosaics for school entrance.
1999 Devonport City Council: Gateway to Tasmania mosaic walls for the entrance of Muray street.
1998 Devonport High School: mosaics for the entrance foyer of the school.
Burnie City Council: Commission of series of banners.
Cowra Festival For International Understanding: commission of ‘Mie Katoen’ Belgian Giant .
1996 Fairvieuw Primary School, New Norfolk: mosaic floor for foyer.
1995 Reece High School, Devonport: mosaic floor for foyer.
Lilydale High School: ceramic vessel and oil painting for school collection.
1994 Hotel Le Meridien, Noumea: sculptures for water feature at the entrance of the hotel.
1992 Nixon Street Primary School: ceramic mural
Strahan Visitors Centre/Robert Morris Nunn and Associates: Ceramic wall sculpture.
1990 Ikeda Sister City Committee: ‘Sister City’ mural in Ikeda Osaka Japan



Art Bank, Foundation Verbeeke Belgium, Warrnambool Art Gallery, University of Tasmania, Devonport City Council, Footscray City Council, Holman Clinic Launceston, Ikeda City Council Japan, Australian University ACT. Ikeda Sister City Committee: ‘Sister City’ mural in Ikeda Osaka Japan 

Private collections in Europe, Japan, Philippines, USA and Australia. 


-  Kingdom of Belgium, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Street Art, Belgium, Volume 2, 2023, p 69

- The Language of Textiles:Unravelling Ornament, Hadley's Orient Hotel, p 5, p 22, Exhibition Catalogue, catalogue essay by Dr Llewellyn Negrin

- Linda Smith, A silver lining to lockdown, Tasweekend, September 19-20, 2020 p15-16

Narryna:Hidden Histories,2020, Exhibition Catalogue, catalogue essay by Dr Llewellyn Negrin

- Trans-plantCultuurcentrum Mechelen, Belgium, exhibition catalogue 2015

- Kelly Sean,Light and Shade, catalogue, 2009

- Dr Hoorn, Jeanette, Tales from the Forest, exhibition catalogue, 2007

- Mansfield, Janet, Ceramics & the Environment, Crows Nest NSW: Allen and Unwin, 2006, p.184.
- Claiming Ground: Twenty-five years of Tasmania’s Art for Public Buildings Scheme, Arts Tasmania,       Hobart, 2005, p. 46,.
-The place where three dreams cross, exhibition catalogue, University of Tasmania, 2005, pp. 8 – 9.
- Klaosen, Diane, “Chantale Delrue’s Mosaics”, Ceramics Technical, May 2004, pp.41- 44

Arjan KokArtist for the people,  Pottery in Australia Vol 41, nr1 March 2002

Elizabeth Dean, Chantale Delrue, Glenorchy’s 100 Stories from 100 years

- Ikin, Robert, “The Journey”, Pottery in Australia, 1996, Page 59.
- Frost, Annabel, “Images for Contemplation “ Australian Country Style, July 1995, pp.108-.111.
- Greg Leong, “A Belgian Artist’s work in Tasmania”, Artlink, Vol 12 No 3 Spring 1992, pp. 79 - 80.
- Blair, Charles, "Beyond the Persona", Craft Arts International p. 52 - 56 August Oct. 1991, pp. 53 – 56.
- Germaine, Max, Artists and Galleries of Australia: Vol. One, Craftsman House, Roseville, 3rd ed. 1990
-International Leaders in Achievement, 2nd ed., International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England.
- Backhouse, Sue, Tasmanian Artists of the Twentieth Century, Pandami Press, Hobart, 1988 p. 59.
- Schrauwen, Griet, "Chantale Delrue" Knack Weekend Magazine, - March 1988. pp. 3 and 28 - 33.
- Deeth, Jane, “Chantale Delrue”, Pottery in Australia, Volume 27 February 1988. pp 14- 15.
- Who is Who in Europe, International Biographical Centre Cambridge, 7th ed, p. 625.
- Morris Nunn, Miranda, “Leading the Parade”, Craft Tasmania, Volume 16 No. 3 1986. p. 11.
- Public Art in Launceston, catalogue of selected sculptures, murals and monuments, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston 1986
- Ernest, Kay, (editor), Who's Who in Australasia and the Far East, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, 1989, p 134.


2015   Arts Bridge Grant, Arts Tasmania, towards exhibition Transplant in Belgium

2007  Tasmanian Regional Arts, towards UNIMA conference and travel in Europe
2005  Arts Bridge Grant, towards exhibition in Belgium
1995  Quick Response Grant, through Arts Tasmania, towards exhibition at Distelfink Gallery in Melbourne.
1993  Pat Corrigan Artist Grant to assist with exhibition at Nexus Gallery in Adelaide
1990  Japan Australian Foundation Grant to do research in Japan
1989  Workshop Development Grant, Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board towards the purchase of equipment.
1988  Bursary from Victorian Ministry for the Arts to attend 'Creative Cities' Melbourne.


2016  Waterhouse Natural Science and Art Prize, Finalist

2013  Finalist in the Bay of Fires Art Award, St Helens Tasmania

2012  Finalist in the Bay of Fires Art Award, St Helens Tasmania

Finalist in the Art Concerning EnvironmentAward, Scope Galleries,      Warrnambool, Vic

2005  Inaugural Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women, awarded for contributions to the arts.
2002  Material Girl, Woman Tasmania, Highly Commended, Drawing Award.
1998  The Apex Club Of Tamar inc.: award for best constructed float.
1997 Cowra’s Festival of International Understanding: award for most unique participant.
1995 Multicultural Art for decorative ceramics.
1993 Nominated for the Ross Bower Award, Australia Council for the Arts
1983 Acquisition Award, Footscray City Council.