Born in Melbourne. Lives and works in Melbourne.
2016 Factory 49 Paris Residency, Paris
2013 Point B Studio Residency, Williamsburg NYC
2013 Dame Joan Sutherland Fund
2008 Redgate Studio Residency, Beijing China
1991-1994 Lived and worked in France and England.
1986-1988 Bachelor of Fine Art, RMIT University, Melbourne
Curatorial projects, The Exquisite Palette 2010-2018
Board member at Sandbox Studios Melbourne
2019 Little Daydreams (petites rêveries) Factory 49 Paris, Paris, France
2019 All the Birds are Singing. Joshua Liner Gallery NYC
2018 Red, Black and Blue. Five Walls, Melbourne
2018 Butterflymilk NY, 57W57 Arts, New York City, USA
2018 The Alliance, with Cat Poljski. Neospace, Melbourne
2016 Bonbons & Cameos (with Richard van der Aa) : Factory 49 Paris, Paris, France
2016 Little Perhaps, ARCADE, Melbourne
2016 The Bride of Quietness, 120 Langford Gallery, Melbourne Australia
2015 Pared (with Ian Wells) St. Heliers, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne
2014 Studio Works Point B Residency Williamsburg, NYC
2013 To Where When Lingers, Factory 49 Sydney
2012 Long Loves Days, Factory 49 Sydney
2012 ENP Louise Blyton, Everything Nothing Projects, Canberra
2011 Sugarland, Dianne Tanzer Gallery Melbourne
2010 I Carry Your Heart, Motor Works Melbourne
2010 Pollen, Dianne Tanzer Gallery Melbourne
2009 Cloak, Dianne Tanzer Gallery Melbourne
2009 Kobold Cave, Mailbox 141, Melbourne
2008 Sweet Delirium, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Redgate Open Studio, Beijing China
2004 Butterflymilk, Dante’s Upstairs Gallery Melbourne
2002 Recent Works, Ume Nomiya Melbourne
2000 Recent Works, Fire Station Gallery Melbourne
1990 Prints and Paintings, York Street Press Melbourne
Selected Group Shows
2019 Drawing Now. Institute of Contempory Art, Maine College of Art. USA
2019 Shades of Grey. Tacit Galleries, Melbourne
2019 MOFO. Poimena Art Gallery, Tasmania
2018 Pulse Contemporary Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL (Joshua Liner Gallery)
2018 Of Colour and Light. Westend Art Space, Melbourne
2018 Infinite Worlds/ Infinite Probabilities. University of Southern Queensland Art gallery
2018 Support Structure. La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo
2018 MONOCHROME: Empty & Full. Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
2018 Abstraction Twentyeighteen, 120 Langford, Melbourne
2018 Colour Run. Braemar Gallery, Springwood. NSW
2018 Summer Mixer. Joshua Liner Gallery, NYC
2018 ICONS W13. KNO (Kyiv Non Objective) Mikhail Bulgakov Museum, Kyiv
2018 Structure Games. Galerie Olivier Nouvellet, Paris France
2018 Vivid. C&B Gallery, Melbourne
2017 Downshifting, Denver Colorado USA
2017 Shades of Grey, Tacit Contemporary, Melbourne
2017 Chromatopia - A History of Colour (guest curator) Tacit Contemporary, Melbourne
2017 Visions of Utopia, Penrith Regional Art Gallery & The Lewers Bequest NSW
2016 Visions of Utopia, Wollongong Art Gallery NSW
2016 NEO-O-10 #2 Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne
2016 Réalités Nouvelles - Hors Les Murs : Manoir d'Ettouteville, Normandy, France
2016 Opaque Transparency : a ParisCONCRET project, IS-projects, Leiden, Netherlands
2016 Shades of Grey, Tacit Contemporary, Melbourne
2016 Opaque Transparency : a ParisCONCRET project, le Pavé d’Orsay, Paris, France
2016 Of Colour and Light- Abstraction in Victoria, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne
2015 Magical, curated by Rona Green, Neo Space, Melbourne
2014 Tangible, Reductive Survey Show Trocadero ArtSpace Curated by Ian Wells and Louise Blyton, Melbourne
2013 Manic Episode 3, Part 2, TAS Temporary Art Space, Groningen, Netherlands
2013 Biennale Internationale d'Art Non Objectif de la ville de Pont-Den-Claix France
2013 Colour In, 120 Langford, Melbourne
2012 The Subjective Object, Paris CONCRET, Paris.
2012 Scope Miami, Factory 49, Miami ,US
2012 Show White, Black Arts Project, Melbourne.
2012 “inventaire” Grenoble, France.
2012 Non- Objective Conversations X 4, SNO, Sydney.
2012 Un:sighted Forty-Five Downstairs, Melbourne.
2012 Maniac E3, Hamburg, Germany.
2011 Monochrome, Everything Nothing Projects, Canberra.
2011 Saturation Point.......International Survey of Reductive Art, Acquire Gallery London, England
2011 Manica, Brickhouse Art Gallery, Sacramento, California.
2010 Network, Ballarat Gallery Victoria
2010 Blake Prize- Finalist
2010 52. Geelong Gallery, Curated by Rona Green
2009 The Shilo Project, The Ian Potter Museum of Art Curated by Chris Mc Auliffe
2009 Reductive, ACGA Gallery Federation Square. Curated by David Hagger
2009 Hybrid, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery
2007 50 Exhibition, Geelong Gallery. Curated by Rona Green
2006 Dagmar Art Consultants, Melbourne
2005 Melbourne Abstraction, Red Gallery Melbourne
2005 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Finalist, Sydney
2005 All Creatures Great and Small, Motorworks Gallery Melbourne
2004 The ANL Maritime Art Prize, Finalist, Melbourne
2004 Impressions, Australia Print Workshop Melbourne
2004 A4 Art, Westspace Inc Melbourne
2003 White Cube Project, Dante’s Upstairs Gallery Melbourne
2003 DeConstruction, Dante’s Upstairs Gallery Melbourne
2003 Cool, Brett Ballard Gallery Sydney
2002 New Works, Cube Gallery Adelaide
2001 Abstraction: Spirit, Light, Pure Form. Curated by Charlie Sheard, Tim Olsen Gallery Sydney
2001 Delicious, Sofitel Melbourne
2000 Nesting, Fire Station Gallery Melbourne
1999 Soft Geometry, Upstairs Gallery Melbourne
1997 Open Space Gallery Melbourne
1992 Irish Republic, Irish Embassy, London
1990 11, York Street Press Melbourne
1989 Group Show, York Street Press Melbourne
1988 Mornington Printmaking Prize, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington
1988 Fremantle Printmaking Prize, Perth
Geoform, curated by Julie Karabenick- https://geoform.net/artists/louise-blyton/
Handmade Flims. Directored by Pete M Lamont.- https://handmadefilms.com.au/louise-blyton-quiet-conversations/
2008 "Contemporary Art Studio". Hunan Fine Art Press. Produced and edited by Beijing Art Media Centre.
2007 50 Printmakers Exhibition Box Set
2005 Melbourne Abstraction, Jeff Makin Herald Sun 4/10/05
2001 Abstraction: Spirit, Light, Pure Form. Catalogue essay by Charlie Sheard. Tim Olsen Gallery Sydney
Louise Blyton is a reductive artist exploring the romance of raw linen and dry pigment.
Her work is often in the form of shaped canvases or three dimensional wall sculptures.
Experimenting with colour, light and form, she explores the fragility of beauty through
subtle shifts of colour in layers. The structure of Blyton’s work appears strong and bold,
yet it is fragile and reveals evidence of the hand and thus invites a quiet meditation be-
tween viewer and work.
Blyton was born in Melbourne and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art at RMIT
University in 1988. She has exhibited widely in numerous group exhibitions and has also
curated group shows. She has had over 17 solo exhibitions, has lived and worked in France
and England and held Residency at Redgate Studio in Beijing, China, Point B studio Williamsburg NYC USA,
and Factory 49 Pop Up in Paris France.
Her work is held in private collections in Australia, England, France, Portugal, China, Hong Kong, Kyiv and the USA.