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Catherine Truman

Catherine Truman is co-founder and current partner of Gray Street Workshop in Adelaide, South Australia. Established in 1985, it is one of Australia's longest running artists' co-operatives. She has traveled and exhibited widely nationally and internationally and is represented in a number of major national and international collections including the Pinakothek Moderne Munich, Museum of Auckland, National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Queensland Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Powerhouse Museum Sydney, Art Gallery of South Australia and Artbank In 2007 she was awarded an Australia Council Fellowship and selected as a Master of Australian Craft 2008-2010.

She has researched historical and contemporary anatomical collections worldwide and has participated in a number of art/science- based projects such as Reskin an ANAT Wearable technology Lab, Australian National University, With the Body in Mind (a multidisciplinary art/sciences forum presented through Arts in Health, Flinders Medical Centre and Not Absolute an exhibition of collaborative works by artists and medical researchers and scientists held at Flinders University Art Museum, 2009.

In 2008 Truman was invited to participate in Thinking Through the Body (ARTLAB) –an interdisciplinary research project exploring the use and potential of touch, movement and proprioception in body-focused interactive art practices co-coordinated by Dr George Khut and Dr Lizzie Muller. The first public presentation of this research was held in Performance Space, Sydney, 2009. Thinking Through the Body continues to operate as a research ensemble. Since 2009 Truman has been artist in residence in the Autonomic Neurotransmission Laboratory, Anatomy and Histology, Flinders University, Adelaide. In 2010 Truman and neuroscientist, Professor Ian Gibbins were awarded a Teaching and Learning Innovation grant (Flinders University) to carry our their research project entitled: Translating the Body: the choreography of representation in anatomy teaching.

Other group exhibitions 

2011-2009 Collect, Saachi Gallery, London, UK, SOFA NY, New York, USA

2010 Abstract NatureSAMSTAG Art Museum, University of South Australia

Gray Street Workshop Celebrates 25 years, Art Gallery of South Australia

2009 Not Absolute: translating the body, City Gallery, Flinders University Art Museum, South Australia

2008 Lifelikesolo exhibition, Galerie Ra , Amsterdam, Netherlands

Collect, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

SOFA, NY, New York, USA

2007 Schmuck '07; Munich, Germany

2006-7 Luminaries; Sydney College of the Arts Gallery, University of Sydney, Australia

2005-06 Academici; Monash University Art Gallery, Melbourne; British School Gallery, Rome, Italy

2005 Signs taken for wonders: Gray Street Workshop celebrates 20 yearsSouth Australian School of Art Gallery,

University of South Australia, Galerie Ra, Amsterdam

Transformations: the language of craft;National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

2004 2004: Australian Culture Now; Ian Potter Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

2004–03 Light BlackJamFactory, Adelaide; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo & Kyoto, Japan

2002 Material Culture; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

2001–00 2000 Frankfurt International Craft Triennale; Museum fur Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt, Germany; Art Gallery of

South Australia, Adelaide

2001 Sensuous Interiors Under Scrutiny; Gallery Funaki, Melbourne

Circling the Square: Gray Street Workshop 15 Years on; National & Asialink tour

2000 Gray Street Workshop:15 Years; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

1999 Schmuck '99; Munich, Germany

1998 Invisible Places To Be; Fingers Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand (Solo)

Australian Craft; Hokkaido Museum, Hokkaido Japan; The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

1997 Catherine Truman: Carvings; Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin (Solo)

Seppelt's Contemporary Art Award; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

1994–92 Lifeboat: Carvings by Catherine Truman; JamFactory, Adelaide; Craftspace, Sydney; Craftwest