Moira Kirkwood – Curriculum Vitae

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Art Education

2011: Bachelor Art Theory, COFA UNSW Paddington

2000: Advanced Diploma Fine Art West Wollongong TAFE (Painting)

1997: Certificate Fine Art West Wollongong TAFE


Formal recognition (visual art)

2019: Highly Commended, Illawarra Polish Museum Biennial Art Prize, Gwynneville NSW

2017:  Highly Commended, Illawarra Polish Museum Inaugural Art Exhibition, Gwynneville NSW

2016: Highly Commended, Wingecarribee Landscape Prize, BDAS Gallery Bowral NSW

2012: Highly Commended, Waverley Art Prize, Bondi NSW.

2011: Commended, Wingecarribee Works on Paper PrizeBDAS, Bowral NSW


Formal recognition (poetry)

2015:  3rd place, Dame Mary Gilmore Poetry Prize,  Society of  Women Writers NSW

1st Prize, Response to War & RemembranceSouth Coast Writers’ Centre

2014: Commendation, Tabor Adelaide Creative Writing Awards, for Stay.

2013: Commendation, Society of  Women Writers NSW National Poetry Competition for Moto: artist to muse

2013: Finalist, Nillumbik Ekphrasis Award, for poem Classical Landscape.

2012: First Prize, All in a Day’s Script Poetry Competition for World AIDS Day, South Coast Writers’ Centre.

2012: Prizewinner, Poetry of Place, Viva La Gong Festival Wollongong.

2011: Commendation, All Poetry Competition, Kitchen Table Poets Shoalhaven NSW, for   A Tourist in Surrey.


Workshops I’ve conducted

2015: Simply Beautiful II, Shellharbour Village Exhibition Space

2014: Finding your authentic voice, Wollongong Art Gallery

2014: Simply Beautiful, Project Contemporary Artspace Wollongong




Feast (with Virginia Settre & Susan Mcalister), group show for IAVA, Belconnen Arts Centre ACT

Making Landfall (with Jennifer Jackson) group show for IAVA, Waverley Library Galleries Bondi NSW

2014-17:  Thirroul Seaside Festival Art CompetitionThirroul NSW

2014:  Transmission, annual exhibition for IAVA , Project Contemporary Artspace Wollongong

2011-17: Co-curation of Art4Refugees Charity Show, Wollongong.

2006: Liminal Personae, group exhibition featuring 11 artists, touring exhibition Project Contemporary Artspace then Gallery 4A Sydney




October 2014: South Hill Yellow House, Goulburn




2016: Pushing boundaries, The Visible Ink 2016 anthology. 

2014: Seeking Horizons, anthology of writing from South Coast Writers’ Centre



2016: Artist Grant ($1000) Thirroul Seaside Arts Festival

2006: NSW Ministry for the Arts   $10,000  (assisting Lauren Brown)

2003: NAVA Marketing Grant     $1,000



2018: Floor Talk – Jewels in the Crown exhibition, Wollongong Art Gallery

2017: IAVA Artist’s Talks – in conversation with Jane Bennett, Wollongong Art Gallery