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Marika Borlase - Contemporary Artist 

Marika has been the recipient of a number of art awards including an Anne and Gordon Samstag Scholarship (University of South Australia), a Sulman Prize finalist (Art Gallery NSW), Fred Williams Family Award (Victorian College of the Arts) and is represented in the National Gallery of Victoria, Artbank, The University of the Arts, London and many private collections in Australia and the UK.

She has also worked on commissions for the Wynne Casino, Macau and other Australian private companies.


1985 Certificate of Art and Design, Box Hill College of T.A.F.E., Victoria, Australia

1986-1988 Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art (Painting) Victoria College, Prahran Campus, Victoria, Australia

1989-1990 Post Graduate Diploma of Fine Art, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

1995-1996 Master of Arts (Fine Arts), Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London,United Kingdom


2010-current Annual Studio Exhibitions
2009 New Paintings, Flinders Lane Gallery
2007 Memory Palace, Flinders Lane Gallery
2005 New Paintings, Harrison Galleries, Sydney 
2005 Meanwhile At The Studio..., Flinders Lane Gallery
2004 Cadáver Exquis, George Paton Gallery, Union House, University of Melbourne 
1998 Out in the Midday Sun, Royal Over-Seas League, London 
1997 Out in the Midday Sun, Landings Gallery, ROSL, Edinburgh, coinciding with CHOGM 
1994 Heritage Colours, Ether Ohnetitel, Melbourne 
1993 Heritage Colours, First Draft (West), Sydney
1991 Scape, Linden Gallery, Melbourne 

2005  Meanwhile in the studio…, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria Australia

2004  Cadáver Exquis, George Paton Gallery, Union House, University of Melbourne, Victoria Australia

2000  Memory of you,  Uplands Private Space, O’Dowd Collection, Dulwich, London

1998 Out in the Midday Sun, Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, St James’ Street,London SW1

1997 Out in the Midday Sun, Landings Gallery, Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Sea’s House, Princes Street, Edinburgh

* Coinciding with The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 1997, Edinburgh.

1994 Heritage Colours, Ether Ohnetitel, Melbourne, Australia

1993 Heritage Colours, First Draft (West), Sydney, Australia

1991 Scape, Linden, St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia


2020- Michael Reid-Studio Direct, Group Landscape Exhibition curated by Amber Creswell-Bell, Sydney, NSW Australia

2020- Art Images Gallery, Landscapes Exhibition, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

2017-Current  Forman Art, Burwood , Victoria, Australia

2011-Current Various Exhibitions Online

2011 The Pet Show, Harrison Galleries, NSW, Australia

2005-2010 Various Artists, Art Galleries Schubert, Queensland, Australia

2010 Group Show, Eva Breuer Gallery, NSW, Australia

2010 Top 10 Melbourne artists respond to the theme of Drought. Australia Day, The Age Newspaper
2010 View From Here V, Flinders Lane Gallery

2009 Various Artists, Eva Breuer Gallery, NSW,Australia

2009 40 x 40 Special First Christmas Show Anthea Polson Art, Main Beach, Qld 2009 Prometheus Art Award Exhibition, Merrimac, QLD 

2009 The View From Here, Flinders Lane Gallery 

2008 The Money Myth, Toyota Spirit Gallery, Toyota Headquarters, Victoria 
2008 Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize exhibition, The Substation Arts Centre
2008 The View From Here III, Flinders Lane Gallery 
2007 Various Artists, Eva Breuer Gallery, NSW

2007 The Studio Show, Flinders Lane Gallery 
2007 The View From Here II, Flinders Lane Gallery 
2006 The View From Here, Flinders Lane Gallery 
2006 Group Show, Eva Breuer Gallery, NSW

2006 Launch, Harrison Galleries, Sydney 
2006 Sulman Prize - Finalist, Art Gallery of New South Wales 
2005 Art Sydney 05,Sydney, Australia, 

2005 Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, United Kingdom
2005 Prometheus Art Award Exhibition, Merrimac, QLD, 

2005 MLC College Acquisitive Prize Exhibition 
2004 Methodist Ladies College Acquisitive Prize Exhibition, Melbourne (Work acquired for collection)
2004 Camberwell Grammar School Old Collegian’s Invitation Exhibition, Melbourne
2004 Group Exhibition, Eva Breuer Art Dealer, Sydney
1999 Bendigo Regional Annual Works on Paper, Bendigo Regional Art Gallery 
1998 Norton Rose Reception, Quantum Contemporary Art, Royal College of Art, London, UK 
1997 Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Australian Art, Murdoch Court, National Gallery of Victoria 
1996 Contemporary Art Society Market, Royal Festival Hall, London, U.K 
1996 Royal Over-Seas League 13th Annual Exhibition, St James's Headquarters, London & Edinburgh College of Art 
1995 Home Sweet Home, Marika Borlase and Megan Campbell, Ether Ohnetitel, Melbourne 

1995 Mask, Maryborough Creative Arts centre, Victoria, 

1995 Home sweet Home Ether Ohnetitel, Melbourne 

1995 The pet show Ether Ohnetitle, Melbourne

1995 Love is a many Lacroix thing, Kazbar Bar, Melbourne

1994 A tribute to Dr Suess Ether Ohnetitle, Melbourne

1990 Tell them it was wonderful, Ian Potter Gallery, University of Melbourne

1987 Prahran Painters, Linden Gallery Melbourne

1986 B.A.D gallery, Melbourne

1985 TOP Finishing Exhibition Box Hill Community Art Centre


2009 Finalist Prometheus Visual Arts Award

2008 Finalist Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize

2006 Sulman Prize Finalist, Art Gallery of New South Wales

2006 Finalist Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Queensland

2005 Finalist Prometheus Visual Arts Award
2000 The Dwight's Prize, Education, University of Melbourne

2000 Deans Honours List, Graduate Diploma in Education, University of Melbourne 

1996 Royal Over-Seas League Travel Research Scholarship, Barcelona Residency 

1994 Anne and Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship

1993 Pat Corrigan Artists Grant

1990 Fred Williams Family Award, Victorian College of the Arts

1989 Eckersley's Art Award, Victorian College of the Arts 


The Age 11 Top Australian Artists react to the drought 2009 Australia Day Special Edition

Comic Sensibilities, The Age Melbourne, 9 July 2005, Chris Beck  

BBC Radio 4, Itchy Feet Program on Artists and travel, October 1998

Lifestyle Art from the heart of our nations, Southern Cross-502, London, June 1998,Angela Gosnell

Over-Seas, Quarterly Journal of ROSL Viva Barcelona!, March-May 1998

Recent Acquisitions, The Australian, 14 Feb 1997, Robert Rooney

Recent Acquisitions, The Age Melbourne, 8 Jan 1997, Robert Nelson

Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art, The Big Issue × Melbourne, Australia

Chris Boyd, Feb issue 1997

Artists book THE PET SHOW, May 1995 Ether Ohnetitel 72 Napier St Fitzroy

A Talent Spotted, Melbourne Times, February 1995

Tutors Chat, Council of Adult Education Melbourne, February 1995

Artist book A Tribute to Dr Seuss, December 1994 Ether Ohnetitel

72 Napier St Fitzroy

Anne and Gordon Samstag International,Visual Arts Scholarship catalogue

Samstag ’95, University of SA, Adelaide, 1995

Samstag Winners. The Advertiser, South Australia.October 1994

Weineger, P. The Age, Limelight, Samstag announcement. October 1994

Heathcote, Christopher The Age, Melbourne, June 1994

Heritage, Artists page size A3, First Draft West Gallery, NSW 1993

Brown. L. Scape Catalogue  1991

Tell them it was wonderful, Victorian College of the Arts, Catalogue, 1990


1993-1994 DULUX PAINTS, Australia,Heritage Colour Exhibitions

1995 Sub Zero, Home Sweet Home Exhibition, Ether Ohnetitel, Melbourne Australia



1991 Scape Exhibition, Television product advertisement set,Tokyo, Japan


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