Multi-award-winning artist Claire Tozer is well-acquainted with ink pens being a trained graphic designer, and uses them to build and weave lines to create symbolic marks in her artworks. Her passion for drawing is pigmented in the ink pen, as she retraces her experience of the Australian landscape layer by layer. She muses on the enduring nature of the Australian wilderness through her total immersion of the outback and coastal landscapes.
Tozer has won multiple awards, including the prestigious KAAF (Korean-Australia Arts Foundation) Art Prize in 2018. One of her works was selected for the Salon Des Refusés at the Wynne Section S.H. Ervin Gallery in 2016. Her works are widely collected in private collections in Australia and overseas, as well as in the public collections of the Kedumba Drawing Collection in the Blue Mountains and the Korean Cultural Centre in Sydney.
2018 Timeless, Thienny Lee Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2022 Interlace, Rochfort Gallery, North Sydney
2021 Dobell Drawing Prize No.22, Regional Travelling Exhibition 2021-2023
2021 Past Winners and Selected Finalists form KAAF Art prize, Korean Cultural Centre
2020 Twelves Artists, The Creative Space, North Curl Curl
2020 Isolation, Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW
2019 Landscape, Rochfort Gallery, North Sydney
2019 Landscape, The Stables Gallery, Oxford Falls
2019 Girt by Sea, Rochfort Gallery, North Sydney
2018 Australian Landscape, Rochfort Art Gallery, North Sydney
Previous years: Art Gallery on Ocean View, Ettalong; Delmar Gallery; Mura Clay Galleries; Kings School Art Show; Balmain Art Fair; Collaborative Art Exhibition for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Artists – Gosford Regional Gallery; Workshop Arts Centre Art Fair; Like Minds Café, Avoca Beach; Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre; Royal Easter Show
Graphic Design Highlight: Designed the 1988 Australian Bicentenary UNICEF card
Winning Art Prizes
2020 Ewart Art Prize, Highly Commended, Drawing Category.
2019 Kedumba Drawing Awards, artwork purchased by the Trustees.
2019 Hornsby Art Prize, Category Winner, Drawing Section.
2019 Gosford Regional Art Prize, Highly Commended.
2018 KAAF (Korean-Australian Art Foundations) Art Prize, First Prize Winner
2018 Northbridge Art Prize – Category Winner, Work on Paper.
2006 Ewart Art Prize – Highly Commended, Painting
2005 Ewart Art Prize – Highly Commended, Painting
1980 Willoughby Art Prize – Highly Commended, Photograph (judge – Max Dupain)
1980 Parramatta Art Prize – Highly Commended, Painting
Art Prizes – Finalist
2021 Gosford Regional Art Prize, Gosford
2021 Dobell Drawing Prize No.22, National Art School, Sydney
2020 Ravenswood Woman’s Art Prize, Sydney
2020 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, Sydney
2019 KAAF Art Prize, (Korean Australian Arts Foundation), Sydney
2019 Kedumba Drawing Awards, Katoomba
2019 Hornsby Art Prize, Sydney
2019 Gosford Regional Art Prize
2018 KAAF Art Prize, (Korean Australian Arts Foundation), Sydney
2018 Ravenswood Woman’s Art Prize, Sydney
2018 Northbridge Art Prize, Sydney
2017 KAAF Art Prize, Sydney
2017 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, Sydney
2017 Pro Hart Outback Art Prize, Broken Hill
2017 Gosford Regional Art Prize, Central Coast, Gosford
2017 Hunters Hill Art Prize, Sydney
2017 Ewart Art Prize, Sydney
2016 and Before
Previous years: Willoughby Art Prize; Woollahra/Waverley Art Prize; Gosford Regional Art Prize; Parramatta Art Prize, Hunters Hill Art Prize; Ewart Art Prize; Ryde Art Prize; Kings School Art prize; St Josephs Art Prize
2006 Salon Des Refusés – Wynne Section, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1976 – 1978 Alternate HSC – Sturt Workshops (Graphic Design and Crafts) Mittagong
1978 – 1981 Diploma in Graphic Design – Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Victoria
1984 – 1997 Contemporary Art – Workshop Arts Centre, Willoughby, Sydney NSW
2019 Kedumba Drawing Collection, Blue Mountains
2018 Korean Australian Arts Foundation (Korean Cultural Centre) Sydney
Australia and Overseas