2004 Master of Fine Art/Printmaking (by research), COFA UNSW, Sydney
1990 Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts/Printmaking ANU, Canberra

Major Exhibitions

2011 Shifting Ground, with Geraldine Berkemeier, Red Gallery, North Fitzroy, VIC
2011 Fringe Dweller, Hardware Gallery, Sydney
2010 Remnant, Depot 2, Dank St Galleries, Sydney
2009 Works on Paper by Gary Shinfield, Arts Healing Program, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney
2009 Woodcut, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney
2007 Seven Journeys, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney
2007, 08 sink or swim, touring exhibition with Geraldine Berkemeier, Moore’s Building of Contemporary Art, Fremantle WA; Geraldton Regional Art Gallery WA; DVAA Gallery, Darwin NT and Student Space, Charles Darwin University, Darwin NT;  Australian Catholic University Gallery, Strathfield  NSW; Orange Regional Art Gallery NSW; Gold Coast Art Gallery, QLDS
2006 sink or swim, with Geraldine Berkemeier, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney
2006 stain of memory, with Paul Miller, Workshop Arts Centre Willoughby, Sydney
2004 The Space through which the Figure Moves, MFA (research) exhibition, Exhibition and Performance Space COFA, UNSW Sydney
2002 Shades of Pink, curator, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, NSW
2000 The Human Chassis, Hardware Fine Art, Sydney NSW

Other Exhibitions

2012 Wilson Visual Arts Award, Trinity Catholic College, Lismore NSW
2012, 08, 06, 02, 98 Silk Cut Award for Linocuts, Glen Ira Art Gallery, Melbourne
2012, 11, 09, 03 Outback Art Prize, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2012 Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of Ballarat, VIC
2012 Swan Hill Print and Drawing Prize, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, VIC
2012 Sydney Printmakers 50th Anniversary Touring Exhibition, Moree Plains, Gunnedah, Maitland, Wagga Wagga Regional Art Galleries
2011 Hot off the Press, Sydney Printmakers 50th, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, NSW
2011 Manly Library Artist Book Award, Manly, NSW
2011 Korean Womens’ Art Society of Sydney Exhibition, Seoul, South Korea
2011, 09, 07, 94 CPM National Print Awards, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah NSW
2011 Rick Amor Print Prize, finalist, Montsalvat VIC
2011, 09 Burnie Print Prize, Burnie TAS
2010 59th Blake Prize, NAS Gallery, Sydney
2010 36th Alice Prize, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT
2010 Something Personal, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney
2009 Arts on Paper Art Award, Banyule Arts Space, Ivanhoe, VIC
2009 14cme Biennale Internationale de la Gravure et des Nouvelles Images, Sarcelles, France
2009 Aluminium and Tin, 10 years of Hardware Gallery, Sydney
2009 From Print to Print, Sydney Printmakers, Hardware Gallery, Sydney
2009, 06, 05, 04 Fisher’s Ghost Award, Campbelltown Regional Gallery, NSW
2009, 07 Hutchins Art Prize, the Long Gallery, Hobart TAS
2009 Paper and Clay, the Mint, Sydney
2008 Gold Coast Art Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, QLDS
2008 Mapping, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney
2008 Togart Contemporary Art Award, Darwin, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine, NT
2008 Silk and Sand – Chinese and Australian Prints, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, COFA UNSW and Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
2008 Sighting the Whale, New works from Primrose Papers, Mosman Art Gallery NSW
2007 Autumn Exhibition, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney
2007, 05, 01 Hazelhurst Art Award, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney
2007, 04, 94, 90, 87 Shell Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, WA
2006, 04 Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, QLDS
2005 Prints from COFA, Chang Mai University, Thailand
2004 Without Reason, COFA Exhibition and Performance Space, UNSW Sydney
2004 Studio One Prints from the CMAG Collection, Canberra Museum and Gallery, ACT
2003 Finalist, Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney


2011 Australian Print Workshop residency
2006 NAVA Visual and Craft Artists’ Grant Scheme
2006, 92 National Print Council of Australia Commission
2004 – 2005 Australia Council Grant recipient for New Work
1989 Emerging Artists Support Scheme A.N.U. Acquisition Award, ACT


2010 Urban Animals Folio, Sydney Printmakers, NGA
2009 Arts Healing Program Collection, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney
2009 Art Gallery and Museum of the Northern Territory, Darwin NT, purchases from Sink or Swim
2009 Charles Darwin University, Darwin NT
2007 Fremantle Print Prize Acquisition for Little Creatures Collection
2006 Seed Folio, Northside Printmakers (14 artists), AGNSW
2006 Print Council of Australia, Anglican Church Grammar Melbourne, Arjo Wiggins/Canson Australia Pty Ltd, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Presbyterian Ladies College Melbourne, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, University of Ballarat, Gold Coast City Art Gallery
2004 CMAG Collection, Canberra Museum and Gallery
2003 Manly Art Gallery and Museum
2002 Charles Darwin University Collection


2010 Sasha Grishin, The metaphorical world of Gary Shinfield: the Remnant series, Imprint June 2010
2008 Jason Smith,  Liferafts,  catalogue essay, Togart Contemporary Art Award NT
2006 Isobel Johnson, sink or swim review, Imprint Sept 06
2006 John Thompson, sink or swim catalogue essay, Manly Art Gallery and Museum