Exhibition CV Paula O'Brien
SOLO SHOWS
2009 After The Circus - Sunshine Coast Art Centre
Review of exhibition
1992 Surface / Resurface - Sunshine Coast Art Centre
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GROUP SHOWS
2021 Life Drawing Group Show – Sunshine Coast Arts Council, Sechelt, BC
2018 The Art of Healing – Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club
The Art Of Loss - GPAG, Gibsons, BC – Curator
Anonymous Show – Kube Studios, Gibsons, BC
Paintings From My Travels - Sunshine Coast Arts Council, Sechelt, BC
Slice of Life - Sunshine Coast Arts Council, Sechelt, BC
Friends of the Gallery - Sunshine Coast Arts Council, Sechelt, BC
2017 Life & Limn Group Show - Sunshine Coast Arts Council, Sechelt, BC
50 Canadian Things - Sunshine Coast Arts Council, Sechelt, BC
Present Tense - GPAG, Gibsons, BC
Westcoast Figurative- Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Curator
2016 Friends of the Gallery- Sunshine Coast Art Centre
2015 Both Sides Now- Gibsons Public Art Gallery
30 years of Life Drawing - Sunshine Coast Arts Council, Sechelt, BC
2013 Figures On The Coast - Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Curator
Press Release
Pecha Kucha - "Snappy Dressers", Sunshine Coast Arts Council, Sechelt, BC
Life Drawing Group Show - Sunshine Coast Arts Council, Sechelt, BC
2012 Paintings on Red Theme - Gibsons and District Public Library
Paintings on Red Theme - Gumboot Restaurant, Roberts Creek
Pecha Kucha - "Red", Arts Building, Gibsons
2010 25 Years of Life - Sunshine Coast Arts Council, Sechelt, BC
2008 Wearable Art Show - Vancouver Museum
Artists At the Nest - Swallow’s Nest, Gibsons
Friends of the Gallery - Sunshine Coast Arts Council, Sechelt, BC
2004 TEXTiles - The Ferry Building, West Vancouver
The First 25 Years Sunshine Coast Arts Council, Sechelt, BC
2002 9/11 – Sunshine Coast Arts Council, Sechelt, BC
Come Rain Or Come Shine - Seymour Art Centre, Burnaby
Bernina Wearable Art Fashion Show - Houston, Texas
Friends of the Gallery - Sunshine Coast Arts Council, Sechelt, BC
1999 Fairfield Wearable Art Fashion Show - Houston, Texas
Harmony Festival - Vancouver
1993 Regional Juried Show - Sunshine Coast Arts Council, Sechelt, BC
Images & Objects - Trail
1992 Summer Invitational Show - Sunshine Coast Arts Council, Sechelt, BC
Creative Sewing & Needlework Festival - Chatelaine Celebrity Expert, Vancouver
1991 Junque Jewelry - Honorable Mention, Imagination Market, Vancouver
Annual Juried Show- Honorable Mention, Sunshine Coast Arts Council, Sechelt, BC
Made By Hand - Paper & Felt- Harbourfront, Toronto
VGFA Group Show - Sinclair Centre, Vancouver
1990 Made By Hand-Paper & Felt - The Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver
20 x 20 x 20 - BC Crafthouse Gallery, Vancouver
Junque Jewelry- Award Winner, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby
1989 VGFA Group Show - Queen Elizabeth Theatre Mezzanine, Vancouver
1984 Young Designers - The Fashion Centre, London, England
Invitational Auction - Band Aid Famine Relief, Bradford, England
1983 Dressing Up - Rufford Art Centre, Nottinghamshire, England
Silk Week - Oakwood Art Centre, Maldon, Essex, England
Women & Textiles: Their Works & Their Lives - Battersea Art Centre, London
Goldsmith's Diploma Show - Goldsmiths College, London
1975 John Abbott Student Show - Dorval Art Centre, Montreal
Lakeshore Creative Stitchery Guild - Stewart Hall Art Centre, Pointe Claire, Quebec
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PUBLICATIONS
1996 Wearable Art Focus Issue Women’s Day Magazine
1985 Beauty Secrets: The Politics Of Beauty by Wendy Chapkiss, book cover, German version
1984 Women's Contemporary Art Diary - 1986, California
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EDUCATION
2015 Mark Heine course, Gibsons Summer School of the Arts
2012 David Goatley course, Gibsons Summer School of the Arts
2009 Nicholas Pearce course, Gibsons Summer School of the Arts
2008 Justin Ogilvie course, Gibsons Summer School of the Arts
1983 Goldsmiths Diploma, Embroidery/Textiles as Fine Arts, Goldsmiths College, London
1975*** Fine Arts Diploma, John Abbott College, Montreal
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COLLECTIONS
Coast Paper, Vancouver, BC
The Express Newspaper, London
Private Collection of The Electrum Gallery, London, England
Private Collections in Canada, USA, England, France