Regina Noakes is a full time artist living in Western Australia. She studied at the Art Students League, Boston, MA, USA; Institute of Education, Singapore, Dip.T. ( art and music); Licenciate of Music,, Australia; Associate of Music Australia; studied painting / assistant to Professor Antonio Napoli, Capri, Italy. Regina has been teaching painting and given workshops at Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia since 2005. She has recently been invited to teach at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore. ‘Her paintings can be categorizes into observed and imaginative works. They convey a considerable range of emotions and complex psychological states in figurative compositions that are notable for their pared down power. Often there is a sense of drama emanating from an interior space. The figures in her painting look out at the world with stares that seem to reach beyond the viewer into some other and much greater space. The quality of the gazes contributes to the spiritual power of the works. They are hypnotic and at the same time contain a sense of reverie. There are many moments of drama as subtly laden with emotional undercurrents as a scene in one of Ibsen’s plays, encapsulated in a single image. Her paintings are as much about looking away from something, and trying to retain its reality in the mind’s eye, as they are about actually looking.’ Maurice Taplinger, New York. 40 solo exhibitions : Australia, Italy, USA, Malaysia
Exhibitions: – 2013 Solo Exhibition at Galleria360 Florence Italy – 2012 Group Exhibition “Christmas Expo” at Galleria360 Florence Italy – 2012 Masters and Artists of Today, Galeria Tondinelli, Rome; Museo d’Arte, Chianciano Terme; Posh Auction, Sydney; Finalist Mandorla Art Award, Perth; – 2011 Biennale of Chianciano ; ‘Four Seasons’, Barcelona Showcase, Spain; ‘Women artists and their Landscape’, Kuala Lumpur; Perth Concert Hall ; – 2009 Cossack Art Prize, Western Australia ; Three Arts Club, Chicago, Illinois; – 2008 Perth Concert Hall ; Posh Auction, Sydney ; – 2007 Portia Geach Memorial Award exhibition, Sydney ; Garrison Arts Centre, NY ; Friedrichstrausse Art Centre, Berlin ; Galerie Seyffert-Stahl, Berlin; Deck Chair Theatre Auction, Perth ; Posh Auction, Sydney ; Australian High Commission New Delhi ; Singapore Art Festival ); Sydney Art Fair.
Awards – 4 Australian Visual Arts grants; – finalist 2011 Leonardo Award, 3rd Prize, Biennale of Chianciano; finalist Cossack Art Prize; Feature artist for 2011 Cystic Fibrosis Exhibition, WA; – 2009 Cowra Regional art prize; – Cossack Art Prize: 2007 Portia Geach Memorial Award; !st Prize Manhattan Arts Exhibition, – 2003 Lorenzo Medici gold medal 4th prize, Florence Biennale; – Manhattan Arts Exhibition, NY winner 2002, 2003; – Rotary Club of Armadale, award for Outstanding Performance and Contribution to Art ; – Perpetual Trophy, WA Society of Art (overall winner 1998,1997) ; – BankWest Open Exhibition (2nd prize 1998) ; – Westpac Redlands Art Prize (1998) ; – BankWest Open Exhibition (highly commended 1997) : Sir Charles Gairdner Art Prize (1997).
Collections include: – The British Government Art Collection; – Sting MBE ; – Eric Clapton, London and Bahamas (17 paintings) ; – Royal College of Music, London; – Fulham Palace, London; – University of Cambridge; – University of Norwich; – University of London; – Ministry of Water Resources, Sultanate of Oman – Singapore Economic Board – Jean and Charles Schultz Information Centre, SSU, California ; – Brunswick Corporation, Illinois ; – Visual Arts Centre, Eastern Washington University ; – WomanMade Inc. Chicago; Atelier International, New York ; – Perth Electoral Commission ; – Toyota Australia ; – Data Analysis Australia ; – Hilton Hotel, Brisbane ; – Women’s Aid Abroad, Malaysia ; – Balya Cancer Foundation, Perth ; – Evans and Tate Wineries; – Best Western Palms Resort, Broome ; – Hale Boys Grammar School, Perth; – Methodist Ladies College, Perth. – – Numerous Private collectors.
Publications: Judith McGrath, review “New Works of Regina Noakes,” artseenwa.com September 2004 – Christine Jones, Insite Magazine, Spring Edition, September 2004 – Emma Leask, Feature article, Perth Women magazine, 03 December / 04 January Issue – Sarah McNeil, “Attic is Artists’ Haven,” Feature article, Post Impressions, Perth August 2003 – Simone Considine, “Bold Beauty,” Western Suburbs Weekly, August 2003 – Lynn DiCiero, Catalogue essay, “Women Working for Women,” Soroptimist International, Fremantle, July 2003 – Women’s Art Register, review for Gomboc Exhibition 2003 – Lynne DiCiero, Feature article, “Art in Western Australia,” The Artist’s Chronicle, September 2002 – Maurice Taplinger, “Regina Noakes Encapsulates the Human Drama,” NY review, Gallery and Studio, June 2002 – Judith McGrath, Catalogue essay, June 2002 – Renee Phillips, Catalogue essay, May 2002 – “Spotlight,” Sydney Morning Herald, March 2002 – Biennale Internationale Dell Arte Contemporanea, 3rd Edition 2001, Citta di Firenze – Diana Simmonds, “Original Regina,” Express Arts, The Sunday Telegraph, Sydney July 2001 – “Eye Catching Show,” Social Style , The Mosman Daily, Sydney 2001 – Moondance Magazine Cover page, “Celebrating Creative Women,” Summer 2001, Vol5 Ed.4 UK – “Regina Noakes Exhibition,” ARTISspectrum, NY, Vol 11/7 Spring Issue 2000 – VAST National Exhibition, Catalogue page, September 2000 – ArtMine, The New York Expo Magazine, Cover page, March 2000 – Barbara Booth, “Italian Frescoes Inspires Artist,” Arts Today, The West Australian, July 1999 – Lynn DiCiero, “Speaking of Success,” The Artist’s Chronicle, Western Australia, July 1999 – Eve Ackerman, “Time Out,” (www.artseen.vbw.com.au) Western Australia, July 1999 – Barbara Booth, “Windows of the Soul,” The West Australian, July 1998 – Gallery Round-Up, “Welcome Home,” The West Australian, August 1998 – Judith McGrath, “Messages In Colour,” Sunday Times, April 1998 – “Bold Images,” The West Australian, April 1998 – Arts Today, Cover page, The West Australian, September 1996 – The Chronicle Newspaper, Western Australia, 1996, 1998 – The Post Newspapers, WA 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000