Artist CV

Tracey Potter’s images have been described as beautiful, magical, tender,
charming and superbly poignant. Her paintings often depict birds taking
on human characteristics and are embedded with symbolism, which is used
to tell lighthearted stories that are metaphors for deeper truths and
philosophies on life. Her work is designed to make the viewer think and
ponder the world around them, and most importantly to make the observer

Tracey Potter grew up in Queensland Australia, on the sunshine coast, in
Cooroy. She moved to Brisbane after high school and studied visual arts
at university. Once completing her bachelor degree, she spent the
following five years working and later manager in an art supply shop,
while painting and exhibiting in her spare time. In 2009 Potter decided
to dedicate more time to her passion and is now painting full-time from
her studio in Brisbane. She has been exhibiting and selling artwork
locally, nationally and overseas through her Facebook fan page, as well
as in galleries, libraries and boutiques around Queensland. During 2010
Potter attracted some attention for winning 1st Prize in the Creative
Art Spectacular emerging artist prize which was judged by GOMA’s
Australian Contemporary Art Curator Francis Parker and Councilor David
Hinchcliffe, she also took away 3rd Prize in the Waterloo Bay Art
Competition judged by Catlin Pypers from the Queensland Art Gallery


2003 | Bachelor of Visual Arts - Fine Art, Queensland College of Art,

           Griffith University, Brisbane

Solo Exhibitions

2010 | Artwork by Tracey Potter, Cooroy Library, Sunshine Coast

          Pirate Birds and Gold Fish Sharks, Wynnum Library, Brisbane

Group Exhibitions

2012 | Birds & Cats, Handmade Highstreet, Brisbane

          Assorted works, The Collective Store, Brisbane

2011 | Famous Birds, Handmade Highstreet, Brisbane 

           Klimt Birds, Gallery B, Brisbane 
           Owls, Mason & Daughters Brisbane  

           Something on Your Head, The Collective Store, Brisbane

           Assorted Works, Mason & Daughters Brisbane

           Dancing Birds, The Collective Store, Brisbane

           Fish Sharks/Birds with Cats, Mason & Daughters Brisbane

           Pirate Birds, The Collective Store, Brisbane

           Birds with Hats, Bleeding Hearts Gift Shop, Brisbane

           Feature Artist - Tracey Potter, Vintage by Lou Lou, Ipswich

2010 | Flutterbies and Birdies, Tracey Keller Gallery, Brisbane

           Other MsConceptions, Level Gallery, Brisbane

           Size Matters, The SWICH Contemporary Art Space, Ipswich

           Famous Birds, The Collective Store, Brisbane

           Feline Friends, Mason & Daughters Art Dealers, Brisbane

           The Bird that Caught the Fish Shark, Handmade Heaven, Ipswich

2008 | Wish, Kiln Gallery, Brisbane

           B.A.R.I. Festival, Kiln Gallery, Brisbane

           Behind Glass, Kiln Gallery, Brisbane

           Patch, The Queensland College of Art Galleria, Brisbane  

2007 | Autumn, Kiln Gallery, Brisbane

           Delicate Weeping, Coffee Club Paddington, Brisbane

2006 | Works on Wood, Coffee Club Paddington, Brisbane

2004 | Much more than this: painting and light, Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane

           More than Beautiful: deep space exploration, Soapbox, Brisbane

2003 | Counterbalance, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane

2001 | Exsite, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane


2012 | Waterloo Bay Art Competition, Exhibitor, Brisbane

           Linden Postcard Prize, Exhibitor,Victoria.

2011 | Lethbridge 1000 , Finalist, Brisbane

2010 | Cossack Art Prize, Exhibitor, Roebourne

           Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Finalist, Caloundra

           Creative Art Spectacular, 1st Place WINNER, Brisbane

           Kennilworth Art Competition, Exhibitor, Sunshine Coast

           Waterloo Bay Art Competition, 3rd Place WINNER, Brisbane


2011 | Cathartic Exhibition and Auction - Flood Appeal Auction, Brisbane

           The SWICH Contemporary Art Space, Flood Appeal Auction, Ipswich

           Oz Material Girl and TOMG, Flood Appeal Auction, Online

           AnK Bowtique, Flood Appeal Auction, Online

           Summer Blossom, Flood Appeal Auction, Online

           Jewels by Lulu, Flood Appeal Auction, Online

           Poppyseed Markets, Flood Appeal Auction, Online

           Flick Will Fix It,  Flood Appeal Auction, Online

           White Mango, Flood Appeal Auction, Online

           Handmade Kids, Rudy and The Dodo, Flood Appeal Auction, Online

           Itty Bitty Butts, Flood Appeal Auction, Online

           Spreading Random Acts of Kindness, Flood Appeal Auction, Online

           Rspca Charity Auction, Flood Appeal Auction, Online

2010 | Creative Art Spectacular, School Fundraiser, Brisbane

           Artworker Alliance, Christmas Fundraiser, Brisbane