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REGINA HONA (AGRAF)

Born and lives in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

 

ART STUDIES

2018 Planned study and painting retreat in Europe – February to November
2009 Study tour with lectures and workshops in Washington DC and Albuquerque NM, USA
Further Studies Attended various classes and workshops by Walter Magilton, Maxwell Wilks, Shirley Strafford, Peter Smales, June Woods and Yvonne Audette to experiment and try other mediums
1980-1984 Helga Ivanyi – Classical tonal oil painting

 

EXHIBITING & AWARD CAREER HIGHLIGHTS (Abridged)

2017 Winner, Best Pastel, San Remo Rotary Art Show
Winner, Best Pastel, Knox Rotary Art Show
Winner, Best in Show, The Australian Guild of Realist Artists’ (AGRA) Summer Exhibition
2016 Winner, Best in Show, The Australian Guild of Realist Artists’ (AGRA) Spring Exhibition
Honorary Life Membership awarded – Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia
Group Exhibition – Sidestreams – Then & Now, The Barn Gallery, Montsalvat, Fusion6
Finalist, Perc Tucker Portrait Painting Prize, Townsville Regional Gallery, QLD
2015 Solo Exhibition – Quadrant Gallery Victoria
Archibald Entry Delta Goodrem (Musician, Singer, Entertainer)
Winner, Best Seascape, Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia (PSVA)
2014 Group Exhibition – Australians at Work, Portrait Artists’ Australia, Melbourne
Joint Exhibition – Brialyn Boathouse Gallery, Victoria
Group Exhibition – Friend’s Gallery, Malvern, Victoria
2012 Winner, Ming Mackay Award, PSVA
Winner, Best in Show Runner-Up, Pastel Society of Victoria Australia (Portrait)
Group Exhibition, Portrait Artists’ Australia, Sydney NSW
2011 Group Exhibition, Detour – Portraits From A Hard Road, Fusion6, Melbourne VIC
Group Exhibition, All The World’s A Stage, Portrait Artists’ Australia, Melbourne
Group Exhibition, Melba’s Marvellous Melbourne, VAS Gallery, Melbourne
2010 Winner, A.M.E. Bale Art Prize, Best Work on Paper (Portrait), Melbourne
Selected Hidden Faces of the Archibald Exhibition, Melbourne
Archibald Entry Neil Grigg (Milliner to the Stars)
Group Exhibition – Friend’s Gallery, Malvern, Victoria (consecutively 2000 to 2010)
2009 Finalist, ANL Maritime Prize Exhibition, Melbourne
Guest Artist, St. Kevin’s College, Toorak, VIC
Winner, Ming Mackay Award, PSVA
Winner, Best in Show, AGRA, Summer Exhibition
Winner, Best in Show Runner-Up, Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia (Portrait)
2008 Fellowship awarded – The Australian Guild of Realist Artists’ (AGRA)
Winner, Best Figurative, Pastel Society of Victoria Australia Annual Exhibition
Finalist, Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize, Bega, NSW
Finalist, A.M.E. Bale Art Prize, Works on Paper
Finalist, ANL Maritime Prize Exhibition, Melbourne VIC
Medallion Exhibition, AGRA Galleries, Camberwell, VIC
Selected Group Exhibition, Hidden Faces of the Archibald, Melbourne, VIC
Archibald Entry Krista Bell (Children’s Author)
2007 Winner, Terry Collins Medallion Award, AGRA, Camberwell, VIC
Winner, Best in Show, AGRA, Spring Exhibition
Finalist, ANL Maritime Prize Exhibition, Melbourne VIC
Finalist, James Farrell Self-Portrait Selected Exhibition, Castlemaine Regional Gallery
Joint Exhibition, Maling Road Gallery, Canterbury VIC
Group Exhibition, About Face, Fusion6, Melbourne (toured nationally until Jan 2010)
2006 Finalist, Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize, Bega, NSW
Group Exhibition, Fusion6, Arlington, VIC
Joint Exhibition, White Hill Gallery, Red Hill VIC
Finalist, The A.M.E. Bale Art Prize, Travelling Scholarship, Glen Eira VIC
2005 Solo Exhibition, AGRA Galleries, Camberwell VIC
Finalist, ANL Maritime Prize, Melbourne VIC
Winner, Best in Show, Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia
Winner, Ballast Stone Wine Award, Victor Harbor Rotary Show, South Australia
2004 Solo Exhibition, White Hill Gallery, Red Hill VIC
Finalist, ANL Maritime Prize, Melbourne VIC
Winner, Best Pastel, San Remo Rotary Show, VIC
Winner, Best Painting (Kevin A. Taylor Award), Australian Art Excellence Awards VIC
Winner, Best in Show, Pastel Society of Victoria Australia (Portrait)
2003 Winner, Best Seascape, Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia
2002 Solo Exhibition, Ecliptic Gallery, Armadale VIC
Winner, Best in Show, MAS Autumn Exhibition, Malvern VIC
2001 Group Exhibition, David Sumner Gallery, Adelaide S.A.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Magazine, Pratique des Arts, Special Supplement #23, 2014
Book – Travel Inspiration, by Regina Hona, May 2014
Book – Luminous Colour, Showcasing Australian Pastel Artists 2014
Book – The Artists’ Book, Portrait Artists’ Australia, 2012
Book – Detour, Portraits From A Hard Road, by Fusion6 – November 2011
Book – Best of Worldwide Charcoal, Pastel & Pencil Artists, Vol II, 2011
Book – About Face, by Fusion6 – December 2007
Magazine, International Artist – Aug/Sep 2007, #56
Magazine, Australian Artist – July 2007, #277
Magazine, Australian Artist – May 2006, #263
Herald Sun Newspaper – April 26, 2006 (feature article)
Magazine, International Artist – Dec/Jan 2004, #34

 

AFFILIATIONS

Fellow of The Australian Guild of Realist Artists’ Ltd (AGRAF)
Honorary Life Member of The Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia Inc.

 

ABN: 14 271 590 744