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Working at Steindruck München (Workshop for Stone Lithography, Munich).

Penelope Richardson

Since 2008, Australian artist Penelope Richardson lives and works in Munich, where she is a founding member of Atelier Lindwurm. Prior to arriving in Germany she had studios based in Melbourne (1995-2008), Bogotá (1992-1995) and Sydney (1988-1992).

Among other things, she taught screen-printing and mural painting at “Garage Graphix” in Western Sydney. In Bogotá she worked on art projects inside two city jails together with artist Jaime Avila-Ferrer, was a member of the “Colectivo Martes” and exhibited widely. While in Melbourne she curated several cross-cultural exchange projects, the first Colombian-Australian artistic exchanges, before the days of social media.

Growing up in Sydney, she did her undergraduate studies at the National Art School and Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney University. Later she undertook postgraduate studies at the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá before returning to Australia to complete her Master of Fine Arts at RMIT University, Melbourne.

Since the 1990‘s she has been integrating painting and digital print techniques alongside drawing in her work as seen in her exhibitions “Under World“ West Space, Melbourne , “Confess”, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne and “Überwelt”, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne, and “Luftgespinste“, Kunstforum Arabellapark, Munich.

Since moving to Germany Richardson has partaken in numerous exhibitions, worked regularly in the Steindruck München – a workshop for stone lithography, and received a studio assistance grant from the City of Munich.

Her work is found in public and private collections in Australia, Colombia, Canada, Switzerland, Germany and England.


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