Deirdre Edwards



Biography/Artist statement 

I am a visual artist who specialises in mixed mediums and intaglio and embossed etchings. My creative practice is based between my two loves the outback and the sea. I have a Studio in Broken Hill N.S.W. and Moonta Bay, South Australia. Principally my art is contemporary with the incorporation of sporadic realism. My subject matter varies; I like a challenge and enjoy theme work. If you are looking for variety, my creative processes include canvas, paper & board with techniques ranging from vibrant textural works, soft watercolours to fine intaglio etchings. All artworks are original; I do not produce print runs. Etchings are all artists’ proofs/ “unique states” and edition variables. 

Recent Awards   

2012  Peoples Choice award, Desert equinox Solar sculpture exhibition 

2012  2nd prize Outback legends & Landscapes Award Coonamble &finalist 2 works

2012 Work chosen to be featured on Australian Rural Health Alliance 2013 calendar

2012 Finalist in Picture This Brunswick Gallery, Collectors exhibition CAS Vic.,, She Who Can Art Prize, Waltzing Matilda Art Prize, Solar Art Prize 2012,  

2011 Winner of Catholic Diocese Award, Pattern of Spirituality Exhibition, Pt Pirie Regional Art Gallery  

2011 Sonsorship BankSA Award Adelaide Fringe 

2010 NAVA  Marketing Grant Recipient for Adelaide Fringe 2011

2010 Winner of Pt Pirie Acquisitive Art Prize