2001-2008          PhD, Art History, LaTrobe University
                           Thesis  - ‘The political and the avant-garde in the work of
                           Vivienne Binns’ (submitted August 2007)
1999                   Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary). RMIT.

1997-1998           Diploma of Arts – Visual Arts. NMIT         
                            Major – painting: Minor – printmaking.
1992-1998           Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours). LaTrobe University.
                            Major – Art History: Minor – English.
                            Honours thesis – ‘Two Decades of American Painting in Australia
                            – Influence and Impact’.

Solo Exhibitions

      2013        The Obsessions of a Woman of a Certain Age - Cohen & cats,
                      69 Smith Street Gallery, Fitzroy.
      2011        Word and Image, Synergy Gallery, Northcote.
      2003        Linocuts, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong.
      2001        Femme, Firestation Print Studio Gallery, Armadale.

Selected Group Exhibitions

      2015        White Shoe Box Gallery, Castlemaine State Festival, Castlemaine.      
      2015       Just a Second – Print exchange, ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, New York.-      
      2015       Winged Messengers print exchange, Hahndorf Academy, Hahndorf, S.A.
      2014        Bears and Blooms print exchange, Red Poles gallery, McLaren Vale, S.A.
      2013        Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here, Alwen for the Arts, New York.
      2013        My Word, Upstairs at the Napier, Fitzroy
      2012        Cover to Cover, artists book exhibition, Bribie Island, QLD.
      2012        Compact Prints International Exhange Exhibition, Umbrella Studios, Townsville QLD.
      2012        7th Annual Artists Book exhibition, Artisan Books, Fitzroy.  
      2012        After-Image, Fire Station Print Studio Gallery, Armadale.    
      2011        Silkcut Award for linocut prints, (finalist) Glen Eira City Gallery.    
      2011        Manly Library Artists Book Award, (finalist) Manly, NSW
      2010        This Positive Life – The Art of Experience, Banyule Art Space, Ivanhoe.
      2010        International Postal Art Project, Bristol, UK
      2010        Text as Image, Synergy Gallery, Northcote
      2010        One Cup / 48 Teaspoons, Hand Held Gallery, Melbourne.
      2010        Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, St. Kilda
      2009        Belle Arti Art Award, Chapman and Bailey, Abbotsford. 
      2009        Palm Reader, Hand Held Gallery Melbourne
      2009        Northern Exposure, High Street Northcote Arts Festival, 2009
      2009        Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, St Kilda
      2007        Linden Postcard Show, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, St Kilda
      2006        Art at Burnley Harbour, CAS, Richmond, 2006
      2005        Genetics, Women’s Art Register members’ exhibition, Melbourne
      2004        SeeingRED, Maroondah Gallery, Ringwood
      2004        Movement, Dante’s Upstrairs, Fitzroy.
      2004        The Postcard Show, Linden, St. Kilda.
2003        A4 Art, Westspace, Melbourne.
2003        Recent Works, Goya Galleries, Southbank Melbourne.
2003        SHE – The Spirit of Life, Walker Street Gallery Dandenong.
2003        Artz Blitz, Kingston Art Centre, Moorabbin.
2003       The Postcard Show, Linden Gallery, St Kilda.
2002       A4 Art, Westspace, Melbourne.
2002       Weaving Narratives, Synergy Gallery, Northcote.
2002       Smorgon Steel Contemporary Art Prize, Williamstown.
2002       SHE Who Seeks The Truth, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong.
2002       The Postcard Show, Linden Gallery, St Kilda.
2001       Found Objects, Synergy Gallery, Northcote.
2001       Artz Blitz, Kingston Art Centre, Moorabbin.
2001       SHE Who Must be Obeyed, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong.
2001       The Postcard Show, Linden Gallery, St Kilda.
2000       HEART – Her Art, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong.
      1998       Graduate Exhibition, Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE. Preston.
      1998       Not the Silk Cut Show, Firestation Print Studio Gallery, Armadale.
      1998       Group show, AHHA Gallery, Abbotsford.
      1996       Three for All, Roar Studios, Fitzroy.
      1995       Darebin Contemporary Art Show, Northcote.
      1994       Postcards from Fitzroy, Fitzroy.


Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE.
Northern Melbourne Hospital, Epping.
Private Collections


      2012                  Vivienne Binns, Art and Life,  La Trobe University Museum of Art.
      2010                  Text as Image, Synergy Gallery (artist-run space), Northcote
      2010                  Recycle, Synergy Gallery (artist-run space), Northcote.
      2006                  Between the Covers: Printmakers, Books and Narrative,
                                La Trobe Univerity Museum of Art.


Vivienne Binns, Art and Life, La Trobe University Museum of Art, 2012.
Catalogue essay, Re-evolution, Deborah Klein, Woodbine Art, Malmsbury, 2011
‘Glen Skien – the poetry of the everyday’, Imprint, Vol 46. No 2, Winter 2011, p.15.
‘Erica McGilchrist drawings at Heide’, Women’s Art Register Bulletin, 4, 2012.
‘Simryn Gill’s Altered Book Works’, Australian Book Arts Journal, 3, December 2010, pp.40-43
DAAO (Dictionary of Australian Artists Online) ‘Vivienne Binns’
‘Bird in Hand’, exhibition review Oh Bird, Glen Skien, Trouble magazine, June 2010, pp.66-7.
Everything old is new again Vivienne Binns exhibition review, Trouble magazine,
December 2008/January 2009, pp.14-5.
DEBORAH KLEIN Out of the Past 1995 – 2007 exhibition review, Trouble magazine, May 2008, pp. 34-5.
If the Shoe Fits Mari Hirati exhibition review, Artshub, May 2008
The Big Smoke catalogue essay, Blindside, Melbourne, 2008.
‘Biography: Vivienne Binns’, in Vivienne Binns exhibition catalogue, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, October 2006, pp. 30-41.
Between the Covers: Printmakers, Books and Narrative catalogue, La Trobe University Art Museum, 2006.
‘One artist’s investigation of Australia’s place within the Pacific region: Vivienne Binns’ Pacific Works’ in Australian Perspectives online journal (refereed).
‘Karen Ferguson’s Pear Tree (memento mori) exhibition review’, Women’s Art Register Bulletin, 40, Winter 2006, p.6.
‘Vivienne Binns. Pushing boundaries, Breaking New Ground’, Women’s Art Register Bulletin, Spring 2004, pp.14-18.
‘Genetics: Women’s Arts Register Members’ Exhibition, Review’. Women’s Art Register Bulletin, Spring 2004, pp. 4-7.


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