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b. 1969, Australia

Narelle Autio Biography

Narelle Autio’s vibrant images of Australian outback and coastal life have won her widespread acclaim, and continue to capture the hearts and imaginations of viewers. Her sophisticated use of colour, light and composition, create photographs that evoke the complexity, drama and beauty of the landscape that is otherwise eroded by postcards and clich├ęs.

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Autio has an impressive list of accolades. She is a finalist in the prestigious 2014 Basil Sellars Art Prize. She was named in Australian Art Collector Magazine's "50 Most Collectable Australian Artists" in 2001, and has won World Press Awards, an American Picture of the Year Award and a Walkley Award. In 2002, she was the first Australian to win the prestigious Leica Oskar Barnack Award with her series Coastal Dwellers, now the series Watercolours (2001-2004), which toured in Leica galleries worldwide. She has been featured in numerous national and international exhibitions, including FotoFreo (2010; 2004), Light Sensitive: Contemporary Australian Photography (2006-2007), Fifth Leica/CCP Documentary Award (2006), Art Cologne (2005), Noorderlicht Fotofestival (2002), and Summer Life, Alice Austin House Museum, New York (2003). Her work is held in the collections of the AGNSW, Parliament House Collection, Artbank, NGV, Samstag Museum of Art, Australian National Maritime Museum, as well as many private and corporate collections.For a full CV please contact the gallery.

Text courtesy Stills Gallery.

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