Pamela Griffith, nee Gittoes, was born in Australia into an artistic family. She trained as an Art Teacher at Sydney Teacher's College and East Sydney Technical College and received the Art 1V Prize for first place throughout the course. At a later date she completed a Bachelor of Art Education at Alexander Mackie College, Sydney. She has taught in Secondary Schools, Technical Colleges, Colleges of Advanced Education, Universities, privately in her own studio, and in numerous community workshops throughout Australia.

 

Pamela is an acclaimed artist who has worked on many varied projects. She believes Art is to be enjoyed and she accepts the challenge to reach every one. In this spirit she designed the compact disc cover for the jazz group Galapagos Duck, entitled "Lonely George". The Department of Foreign Affairs supported her Exhibition in Hong Kong when she and Don Harper and his jazz group represented Australia in 1995. The etchings produced for this project illustrate a compact disc of his music "Images of Australia" produced by the ABC.

 

Many people remember the toile fabrics Pamela designed for the Australian Bicentenary and the Beatification of Mary MacKillop. The Pope made particular mention of the beauty of the Mary MacKillop fabric in the Powerhouse Museum collection when he visited Australia.

 

The current licences from the Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW have watercolour Waratahs on them, designed by Pamela, who worked with the team who created this high technology card.

 

In 2001 Pamela designed a hanging embroidery for the Foundation for Creative Enterprise that was made possible by the award of an Australian Commonwealth Government Federation Grant. The Creative Embroiderers of the Penrith Valley completed the project in 2001. It was unveiled at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith, by the Governor General of Australia, His Excellency the Right Reverend Dr Peter Hollingworth AC OBE.

 

Hazelhurst Regional Gallery honored Pamela by showing her work across painting, watercolour and printmaking. This survey show was assembled by External Curator Prof Joanna Mendelssohn, College of Fine Arts, UNSW. The Exhibition was opened by Alan Jones in April 2005.

 

Pamela has also had one woman shows at Bundaberg Regional Gallery and at Fairfield City Gallery( Curated by director Gavin Fry). The work she did on the Lord Howe Island Suite was featured by the Riverina Regional Gallery in 2006.

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet commissioned Pamela to produce one of three iconic images of Australia for inclusion in a folio presented to the 21 Heads of Nations attending APEC 2007 in Sydney,as a gift from the people of Australia. The limited edition of her book "Australia - an artist's journey through the landscape" was also presented to the Economic Heads of the 21 member nations of APEC.  

 

Pamela's main vocation is in the creation of original works of art in the traditional mediums of oil and acrylic painting, and in limited edition prints. Over the past 30 years she has produced over 300 editions of etchings and lithographs, capitalizing on her undoubted talent as a draughtswoman. She currently also produces some 20 to 30 major paintings each year, principally in oils, but including acrylics, water-colours and pastels where the subject is better suited to those media. Her subject matter ranges across still life, landscape (often with an environmental theme) and portraiture.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions

1978

Blackfriars Gallery, Glebe, NSW

Something Special Gallery, Bexley, NSW

Von Dorff Gallery, Ramsgate, NSW

1979

Something Special Gallery, Bexley, NSW

1980

Old Brewery Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW

Young Masters Gallery, Brisbane, Qld.

Orly Gallery, Flushing Meadow, New York, USA

Christopher Alexander Gallery, Wentworth Falls, NSW

Roseville Gallery, Roseville, NSW

1981

Something Special Gallery, Bexley, NSW

Barry Stern Galleries, Paddington, NSW

Cobb Hall Gallery, Mittagong, NSW

Young Masters Gallery, Brisbane, Qld.

1982

Barry Stern Galleries, Paddington, NSW

Something Special Gallery, Bexley, NSW

Christopher Alexander Gallery, Wentworth Falls, NSW

Gambrawatha Gallery, Albury, NSW

1983

Clareville Gallery, Clareville, NSW

Pavan Galleries, Manly, NSW

University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW

Bridge Street Gallery, Sydney, NSW

1984

Weswall Gallery, Tamworth, NSW

Barry Stern Galleries, Paddington, NSW

1985

Breewood Gallery, Katoomba, NSW

Bridge Street Gallery, Sydney, NSW

Something Special Gallery, Bexley, NSW

Young Masters Gallery, Brisbane, Qld.

Stadia Graphics Gallery, Paddington, NSW

Gates Gallery, Neutral Bay, NSW

Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle, NSW

William Curtis Gallery, Perth, WA

1986

Old Brewery Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW

Weswall Gallery, Tamworth, NSW

Hangups Gallery, Brisbane, Qld.

The Yarn Market, Molong, NSW

Gallery Image, Armidale, NSW

University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW

Old Brewery Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW

Barry Stern Galleries, Paddington, NSW

Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle, NSW

1987

Bundaberg Art Gallery, Bundaberg, Qld.

Breewood Gallery, Katoomba, NSW

Tynte Gallery, Adelaide, SA

Gates gallery, Neutral Bay, NSW

Beaver Galleries, Deakin, ACT

Christopher Alexander Gallery, Wentworth Falls, NSW

1988

Tynte Gallery, Adelaide, SA

Old Brewery Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW

Graphic Art Gallery, Bondi Junction, NSW

Allyn Fisher Art Gallery, Bendigo, Vic.

Barry Stern Galleries, Paddington, NSW

Mary Reiby Gallery, Enmore, NSW

Royal Australian Historical Society, Sydney, NSW

1989

Breewood Gallery, Katoomba, NSW

Barry Stern Galleries, Paddington, NSW

1990

Beaver Galleries, Deakin, ACT

Tynte Gallery, Adelaide, SA

1991

Barry Stern Galleries, Paddington, NSW

Beaver Galleries, Deakin, ACT

Mary Reiby Gallery, Enmore, NSW

1992

Barry Stern Galleries, Paddington, NSW

Anglican Retirement Village, Castle Hill, NSW

Dubbo Regional Art Gallery, Dubbo, NSW

1993

Kensington Gallery, Adelaide, SA

Barry Stern Galleries, Paddington, NSW

Mary Reiby Gallery, Enmore, NSW

1994

Bungendore Woodworks Gallery, Bungendore, NSW

Gallery Gibraltar, Bowral, NSW

Barry Stern Galleries, Paddington, NSW

Mary Reiby Gallery, Enmore, NSW

1995

Shirley Wagner Gallery, Hong Kong

Fringe Club, Hong Kong

Heineken Gallery, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Hong Kong

Gallery Gibraltar, Bowral, NSW

Barry Stern Galleries, Paddington, NSW

Wall Street Exchange, Qantas Terminal, Sydney, NSW

Bungendore Woodworks Gallery, Bungendore, NSW

1996

The Private Gallery, Surry Hills, NSW

1997

North Shore Fine Arts Gallery, Neutral Bay, NSW

Riverina Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW

Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Bundaberg, Qld.

Barry Stern Galleries, Paddington, NSW

Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith, NSW

Wollongong City Art Gallery, Wollongong, NSW

1998

Fairfield Heritage Centre, Fairfield, NSW

Headmasters Gallery, St. Ives, NSW

Bungendore Woodworks Gallery, Bungendore, NSW

Galeria Aniela, Kangaroo Valley, NSW

1999

Solander Gallery, Yarralumla, ACT

Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle, NSW

2000

The Private Gallery, Surry Hills, NSW

Forest Gallery, Benandarah, NSW

2001

Qdos Gallery, Lorne, Vic.

Porters Gallery, Kenthurst, NSW

Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle, NSW

2002

Headmasters Gallery, St. Ives, NSW

Grosvenor Galleries, Lane Cove, NSW

2003

Castlemaine Art Festival, Castlemaine, Vic.

Grosvenor Galleries, Lane Cove, NSW

Bungendore Woodworks Gallery, Bungendore, NSW

Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle, NSW

Headmasters Gallery, St. Ives, NSW

2004  

Grosvenor Galleries, Beverly Hills, NSW

Boyd Fine Art Gallery, Narellan, NSW

Kensington Gallery, Adelaide, SA

2005

Regional Gallery Exhibition, Hazelhurst Gallery, Gymea, NSW

Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle, NSW

2008

Eden Gardens, North Ryde, NSW

2009

Bungendore Woodworks Gallery, Bungendore, NSW

Marianne Newman Gallery, Crows Nest, NSW

2010

Peter Pinson Gallery, Woollahra, NSW

2012

The Design Gallery, Terrigal, NSW

Sassafras Gallery, Kurrajong, NSW

Grenfell Regional Gallery, Grenfell, NSW

2013  

The Design Gallery, Terrigal, NSW

Tempe House, Wolli Creek, NSW

2014

Galeria Aniela, Kangaroo Valley, NSW

2016

Bungendore Woodworks Gallery (co-exhibiting with Greg Hansell in "Slow Burn"), Bungendore, NSW 
 
 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1978   Griffith Studio and Graphic Workshop, Blackfriars Gallery, Glebe, NSW
1979   Inaugural Exhibition, Southern Creative Printmakers Association, Something Special Gallery, Bexley, NSW
            The Print Prize, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
1980   The Print Survey, Cell Block Auditorium, Darlinghurst, NSW
            Prints by Southern Printmakers and Contemporary Art Society, Q Gallery, Drummoyne, NSW
1985   The Lord Howe Island Project, Stadia Graphics, Paddington, NSW
1987   Invited Artist, Sydney Printmakers, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, NSW
            New Art One Artists, Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney, NSW
1988   Maritime Artists, Museum Laperouse, La Perouse, NSW
1989   100 x 100 Project, Print Council of Australia, Beaver Gallery, Canberra, ACT
1991   Prints Galore, Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong, NSW
            Australian Printmaking, the Second Wave, Joseph Lebovic Gallery, Paddington, NSW
            Hard Pressed; Paper and Clay, Jan Taylor Gallery, Annandale, NSW
            International Works on Paper Fair, RAS Showground, Sydney, NSW
1992   Australian Women Painters, Capricorn Galleries, Fitzroy, Vic.
            Tribute to Ronaldo Cameron, Lake Macquarie City Gallery, NSW
1993   Prints and Potters, Botanical Gardens Gallery, Sydney, NSW
            Invited Artist, Sydney Printmakers, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1994   Relatively Speaking, James Harvey Gallery, Newtown, NSW
1995   Five of Sydney's Great Women Painters, Kensington Gallery, Adelaide, SA
1996   SCEGGS Redlands Westpac Invitation Art Prize, Mosman, NSW
1997   Images of Australia, Wollongong City Art Gallery, Wollongong, NSW
2000   Australian Identities in Printmaking, Wagga Wagga Regional Gallery, NSW
           Bali Welcomes the Third Millenium, Rudana Art Foundation and Gallery, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
            Art Cure 2000, Gadfly Gallery, Dalkeith, WA
2001   Birds in Art, Birds Australia, exhibition and internet auction (invitation only), Sydney, NSW
2003   Something Special, Bungendore Woodworks Gallery, Bungendore, NSW
2004   Printmaking Exhibition, Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong, NSW
2005   25 Year Celebration, Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle, NSW
            Woollahra Times Gallery, Spring Exhibition, Woollahra, NSW
            The Art Lounge Gallery, Opening Exhibition, Woolloomooloo, NSW  
2007   Collected Women, Wollongong City Art Gallery, Wollongong, NSW
            Approaches to Land and Landscape, Bungendore woodworks Gallery, Bungendore, NSW
            Australia to Italy, Cividale del Frinli, Italy
2008   Drawn From Life, Marianne Newman Gallery, Crows Nest, NSW
            A Bird in the Bush, Bungendore Woodworks Gallery, Bungendore, NSW
2009   Darwin and Evolutionary Aesthetics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
            Kedumba Drawing Award, Wentworth Falls, NSW
2010   St George Art Awards, Hurstville City Gallery, Hurstville, NSW
2011   Prints from the Griffith Studio, 1978-2011, Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery, Gymea, NSW
2012   You are Here, Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong, NSW 
          The Agent Orange Exhibition, Mori Gallery, Sydney, NSW 
          Prints and Paintings, Grenfell Regional Gallery, Grenfell, NSW
2013   What Lies Beneath, Goulburn Regional Gallery, Goulburn, NSW
2014   Small Images, Big Names, Galeria Aniela, Kangaroo Valley, NSW
2015   Reef, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, Qld
2016   Directors Pick, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Qld
          Prints from the Griffith Studio, Bungendre Woodworks Gallery, Bungendore, NSW
 

 

 

 

 

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