Judith Van Heeren

born 1961, Den Haag, Netherlands
lives and works Melbourne


1981 Diploma in Fine Arts (Painting), Claremont School of Arts, Perth
1989 Grad. Dip. in Fine Arts (Painting), Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne


2020 Numinous, Murray White Room, Melbourne
2018 Sea garden, Murray White Room, Melbourne
2017 Sea garden, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
2016 Murray White Room, Melbourne
2013 Murray White Room, Melbourne
2011 Murray White Room, Melbourne
2009 Murray White Room, Melbourne
2008 Judith Van Heeren, ACCA @ Mirka at Tolarno Hotel, Melbourne
2007 Murray White Room, Melbourne
2005 Aviary, Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney
2003 Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney
2002 Fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne
2001 Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney
1999 Crawford Gallery, Sydney
1994 Temple Gallery, Melbourne
1992 Gore Street Gallery, Melbourne
1990 Mirrors to Ourselves, Linden Gallery, Melbourne
1985 Gallerie Dusseldorf, Perth
1982 FTI, Fremantle


2019 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo
Sublime Sea, Mornington Peninsula Regional Art Gallery, Mornington
Len Fox Painting Award 2019, Castlemaine Art Museum, Victoria
Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize 2019, Ravenswood, New South Wales (finalist)
Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize 2019, Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre, Brighton, Victoria
2015 Spring 1883, The Establishment Hotel, Sydney
2014 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize exhibition (finalist), Geelong Art Gallery, Victoria
2013 Murray White Room, Sydney Contemporary 2013
Murray White Room, Art Basel Hong Kong 2013
2012 Animal Kingdom, Gippsland Art Gallery, Victoria
2011 The New Arcadia, Lismore Regional Gallery, NSW
PREVIEW11, Murray White Room, Melbourne
2010 On this island, meeting and parting, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre;
Bathurst Regional Gallery, and travelling
2009 GROUP 02, Murray White Room, Melbourne
2007 PREVIEW 07, Murray White Room, Melbourne
2006 Launch, Harrison Galleries, Sydney
2005 Nature by Proxy, Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney
2002 Heat, Noosa Regional Gallery, Noosa
1997 Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1996 Studio Past and Present, Linden Gallery, Melbourne
1994 Children, Artists and Endangered Animals, Linden Gallery, Melbourne
1992 Postcard Exhibition, Linden Gallery, Melbourne
Food in Art, Tolarno, Melbourne
1989 2 x 7, VCA Postgraduate Exhibition, Ian Potter Gallery, Melbourne
1988 St Kilda One Acquisition Exhibition, Linden Gallery, Melbourne
1987 Among the Souvenirs, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
1986 Living Rooms, Praxis Gallery, Fremantle
1986 Vestiges, Praxis Gallery, Fremantle
1985 Eromance Show, Praxis Gallery, Fremantle
1985 Ninth Anniversary Exhibition, Gallerie Dusseldorf, Perth
1984 New Graphics Show, Nolan Room, University of Western Australia


National Gallery of Victoria
Art Gallery of Western Australia
City of Stonnington
City of Port Phillip Collection
Australian Catholic University
Holmes à Court Collection
RACV Collection
Private Collections


1993 Painting for Melbourne Theatre Company production of M. Butterfly, Melbourne
1992 Poster for St Kilda Festival, Melbourne
1989 Theodore Urbach Award, Victorian College of the Arts
1987 Banner for Australian Bicentenary, Perth
1985 Poster for Eromance show, Fremantle
1983 Poster for Spare Parts Theatre Company, Fremantle
1983 Supreme Art Project, Perth City Council, Supreme Court Gardens, Perth


2018 Artist in Residence, Freemantle Arts Centre, Perth
2010 Moya Dyring Studio at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris


2018 Sea Garden, The Australian, April 4, 2018
2013 Megan Backhouse, The natural order of things, The Age, April 13, 2013
Dan Rule, Judith Van Heeren’s Imagined Menagerie, Broadsheet, April 19, 2013
2009 Paul Flynn, On this island, meeting and parting, Artist Profile, Issue 09, 2009
ABC TV, Sunday Arts program, screened Sunday 8 November 2009
2007 Must See, Artist Profile, Spring 2007
Jarrod Rawlins, Space Invaders, Flash Art International, March-April 2007
Sam Leach, Opinion: Judith Van Heeren, artinfo.com.au
Penny Webb, Right Here, Right Now, Sightlines, The Age, 9 February 2007
2006 N. Peters, The Dutch Down Under 1606-2006, University of WA Press
2003 Patricia Anderson, Weekend Australian, September 2003
1994 Robert Nelson, The Age, 13 November, Melbourne
1986 David McNeil, Praxis M, No. 13, Winter, Perth
1986 David Watt, Praxis M, No. 12, Autumn, Perth
1985 David Watt, Praxis M, No. 10, Autumn, Perth
1985 David Bromfield, Art Network, Spring 1985
1984 Murray Gleeson, West Australian, Perth
1983 Julian Goddard, Sunday Independent, Perth
1982 Subiaco Post, Perth