Metka Skrobar
Curriculum Vitae
Studies
1970 Diploma of Education, Victoria
1978 Diploma of Eucation for Visual Arts- University of Southern Queensland
1989 - 93 Studies at Summer and Winter Schools - On Campus Studies and Workshops
at University of Southern Queensland
1992 Private Studies - Master Watercolourist - France Slana - Slovenia
Solo Exhibitions
2012 Qantas Founders Museum and Gallery- Longreach, Queensland
2012 Miles Regional Art Gallery, Dogwood Crossing- Miles, Queensland
2011 Galerija Grad, Slovenska Bistrica City Gallery and Museum- Slovenia, EU
2010 The Grassland Regional Art Gallery- Tambo, Queensland
2009 The Grassland Regional Art Gallery- Tambo, Queensland
2009 CWM Galleries, Woollahra- New South Wales
2008 Quilpie Regional Gallery- Quilpie, Queensland
2002 Convent Gallery- Daylesford, Victoria
2001 Grand View Fine Art Gallery- Cleveland, Queensland
2000 Sylvannia Gallery, Sydney- New South Wales
1998 Everglades Gallery- Port Macquire, New South Wales
1997 Eltham Gallery- Melbourne, Victoria
1996 Red Hill Gallery- Brisbane, Queensland
1996 Warwick Regional Gallery- Warwick, Queensland
1995 Downs Gallery- Toowoomba, Queensland
1994 Red Hill Gallery- Brisbane, Queensland
1994 The Crafters Gallery- Mt Tamborine, Queensland
1993 Red Hill Gallery- Brisbane, Queensland
1992 Everglades Gallery- Port Macquarie, New South Wales
1992 ANA Hotel- Gold Coast, Queensland
1992 The Crafters Gallery- Mt Tamborine, Queensland
1991 McWhirter's Artspace- Brisbane, Queensland
1990 Hyatt Hotel- Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
1990 ANA Hotel- Gold Coast, Queensland
1989 Eltham Gallery- Melbourne, Victoria
1988 Visions Gallery- Gold Coast, Queensland
1987 Central Bank- Maribor, Slovenia, EU
Awards
2011 Landmark Art Show- First Prize Traditional Watercolour, Mitchell, Queensland
2006 Landmark Art Show- First Prize Overall, Mitchell, Queensland
2003 Trinity Lutheran College-Acquisitive Prize, Queensland
2002 Bundaberg Arts Festival-People's Choice, Queensland
2001 Bundaberg Arts Festival - First Prize, Watercolour, Acquisitive, Queensland
2001 Bundaberg Arts Festival - First Prize, Overall, Acquisitive, Queensland
2000 Currumbin Festival of Arts - First Prize, Queensland
1999 Marymount Art Exhibition - First Prize, Queensland
1997 Currumbin Festival of Arts- First Prize, Queensland
1996 Martin Hanson Memorial Art Exhibition- First Prize, Public Choice,
Gladstone Regional Gallery, Queensland
1996 Arts Queensland Grant for Professional Development
1994 Currumbin Festival of Arts- First Prize, Queensland
1994 Slovenian Association Art Exhibition- First Prize, Victoria
1986 Nerang Festival of Art- Second Prize and Highly Commended, Queensland
1984 Queensland Art Society Annual Exhibition-Second Prize, Highly Commended
1983 Trinity Lutheran Art Show- Acquisitive, Queensland
Selected Group Exhibitions
2005 Spirit of the Outback - Winton, Queensland
2001 Red Hill Gallery - Brisbane, Queensland
1998 Two Artist Exhibition - Sylvania Galleries, Sydney, New South Wales
1997 Martin Hanson Memorial Art Exhibition - Gladstone Regional Gallery, Queensland
1996 Hibiscus Gallery - Tasmania
1996 Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania
1996 Framed Darwin Gallery, Darwin, Northern Territory
1996 National Museum of Art - Ljubljana, Slovenia
1996 Central Gallery - Maribor, Slovenia
1996 Doljenska Gallery- Slovenia
1996 Carinthia Gallery- Austria
1996 Central Gallery of Trieste- Italy
1996 Red Hill Gallery, "Two Artists"- Brisbane, Queensland
1995 Albert Shire Regional Gallery- "Five Rivers", Nerang, Queensland
1994 Inaugural Australian International Miniature Art Competition
Gold Coast City Gallery, Queensland
1992 Australian Society of Miniature Art- Hobart, Tasmania
1991 Australian Guild of realist Artists- Mildura Regional Gallery, Victoria
1991 Bookplate & Artists' Book Exhibition- McWhirter's Artspace, Brisbane, Queensland
1990 Australian Society of Miniature Art- Darwin, Northern Territory
1991 Australian Guild of Realist Artists- Melbourne, Victoria
1991 Exhibition of Slovenian Artists- Melbourne, Victoria
1989 Aberdare Art Prize- Ipswich City Gallery, Queensland
1989 National Women's Exhibition- Centre Gallery, Gold Coast, Queensland
1988 Exhibition of Slovenian Artists- Melbourne, Victoria
1988 Electrokovina Exhibition- Maribor-Slovenia
1988 International Exhibition- Ljubljana-National Gallery, Slovenia
1987 Electrokovina Exhibition, Maribor-Slovenia
Selected Publications & Editorials
2012 "Wide Open Spaces", Marina Saint James, Visual Art, Gold Coast Bulletin, Queensland
2011 "Ordinary People", Amanda Watt, QWeekend, Courier Mail, Queensland
2011 "Where ever I go, I have a sense of coming Home", Polona Preseren, Sinfo, Slovenian Government Communication Office, Ljubljana ( International Distribution)
2010 "Anthology of Slovenian Artists and Sculptors in Australia", D.Gelt
2009 "This Ancient Land", Limited Edition Book, Metka Skrobar
1996 "Bridge from Australia to Slovenia", Ivan Cimerman, Rodna Gruda International Magazine
1994 "An Escapist Diversion", N. Ingram, Visual Art, Gold Coast Bulletin
1994 "James Hardie Collection of Australian Art", State Library of Queensland
1994 "Metka the Blithe Spirit of the Rainforest", Di Watson, Queensland Homes 1993,
New South Wales Homes 1994, Victoria Homes 1994
1992 "Artistic Rewards of going up in the World", N. Ingram, Visual Art, Gold Coast Bulletin
1991 "A Dictionary of Women Artists of Australia", Max Germaine, Craftsman House, Sydney
1991 "The Rainforest", by Metka, Collection of State Library of Queensland, "Handmade Books of Australian Artists"
1990 "Artists & Galleries of Australia", Max Germaine, Craftsman House, Sydney
1990 "Yugoslav Australian Journal", Nova Doba, D. Jaksovic, Sydney
1990 "An Escapist Diversion of Colour", Professor Sasha Grishin, The Canberra Times
1988 "Visual Art", Gold Coast Bulletin, J. Millington
1988 "Visual Art", Dr C. Augustin, Vecer Ljubljana
1988 "A Walk Across Australia", M. Persic, Vestnik, Australian Messenger, Melbourne
1988 "Artworks of Slovenian Emigrants", Dr. C. Augustin, Rodna Gruda,
Exhibition in Cankar Cultural Centre, Ljubljana
1987 "Metka's Love of Art", J. Preseren, International Magazine for Slovenian People, Ljubljana
Commissions
Treasury Casino, Brisbane, Queensland
ANA International Hotel, Gold Coast, Queensland
ANA International Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
Pioneer Concrete, Brisbane, Queensland
Hilton Hotel, Brisbane, Queensland
RACV Art Collection, Royal Pines Hotel, Gold Coast, Queensland
Collections
"Slovenska Bistrica Castle", Museum and Gallery Art Collection, Slovenia, EU
Gold Coast City Art Gallery Collection - Queensland
James Hardie Collection of Australian Art- Queensland State Library
The Grassland Regional Gallery Collection- Tambo, Queensland
Federal Government, Prime Minister's Office - Brisbane, Queensland
Prime Minister, Janez Jansa- Republic of Slovenia - Private Collection, EU
Embassy of Slovenia- Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Waggamba Shire Regional Gallery- Goondiwindi, Queensland
Slovenian Association Art Collection- Eltham, Victoria
Treasury Casino - Brisbane, Queensland
ANA Hotels- Gold Coast, Tokyo, Japan
Pioneer Concrete of Australia, Brisbane, Queensland
Hyatt Hotel, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
RACV Art Collection, Royal Pines Hotel, Queensland
Private School Collections in Queensland and Victoria