Australian Art, Authentic and Iconic
Finding Inspiration in Every Turn
About Tracey Esteves
“The subject matter is distinctly Australian…the audience instantly recognises it…it’s part of our DNA.” Johnny Romeo Internationally acclaimed Australian Pop Artist (Katoomba 2018).
I am a proactive and passionate visual artist, a “mixer “and “producer “of figurative culturally Australian inspired works. My artwork references Australian history, and iconography and explores the varying relationships between popular culture and fine art. My work appropriates, produces and mixes images from popular Australian culture which merge high and low art, and explore colour and shape. My artwork captures the viewer providing a sense of familiarity and enchantment within my culturally Australian inspired works.
I have a preoccupation with the formal elements of surface, space, pattern, and colour, and an intellectual interest in exploring place, narrative and identity. My artworks reflect elements of pop art, of post-modern appropriation, of formalism, and an appreciation of texture, line, colour and shape.
"Tracey Esteves Art's bold, iconographic style makes her a distinctly recognisable artist in the Australian contemporary art space. "Frances Keevil Gallery Double Bay
"Tracey Esteves Art uniquely combines elements of Pop Art, Formalism and Post-Modernism in her iconographic work.
Expect bold colours, defining lines and characteristic stylisation in her latest exhibition." Frances Keevil Gallery Double Bay
Bachelor of Art Education (City Art Institute) currently COFA
1982 – 2019 Practicing artist.
1986-2019 Visual arts High School Teacher specialising in painting and art theory.
1991-2017 Visual Arts Coordinator, secondary teaching.
2018 – 2021 Creative and Performing Arts Coordinator, secondary teaching.
2018 May 19th – 26th- First Solo Art exhibition “AUSTRALIAN LEGENDS AND STORIES” Gallery 0ne 88 Fine Arts Katoomba opening address Johnny Romeo. Curator Victor Peralta.
2018 August 1st- September 6th -Solo Exhibition “AUSTOPIA” Downing Centre Foyer Display Cases, Sydney.
2018 December 3rd – January 5th - Solo Exhibition “THE LUCKY COUNTRY” Art house Hotel Sydney, Galleries Victoria Sydney.
2019 January 3rd- February 5th Solo Exhibition “A SENSE OF BELONGING” Dragon’s Lair Gallery, Hurstville Museum and Gallery. Curated by Dr Birgit Heilmann MPHA
2019 March 5th – 24th TRACEY ESTEVES new collection exhibition Frances Keevil Gallery Double Bay
2019 28th May -16th June “EQUUS” Art group exhibition Frances Keevil Gallery Double Bay
2019 26th May- 24th June “AUSTOPIA No.2” Solo exhibition Downing Centre Sydney
9th November “SOLO SHOW” Collaboration with Proud Living Silverwater 12 artworks on display in showroom
2019 24th October- 27th October “THE OTHER ART FAIR” Barangaroo Sydney
2019 8th November “WUNDERLAND” exhibition Tamarama Beach in conjunction with Sculptures by the sea.
2019 13th December to 15th December Group show “VIP LIPS”, Gallery 109 Manly Sydney Australia
Feb 2020 “TRACEY ESTEVES” Solo exhibition Fairfield state parliament office Guy Zangari MP
March 2020 Hansard report Legislative assembly, NSW Parliament house
May 2020 Solo Show “AN AUSTRALIAN ACCENT” Thienny Lee Gallery Edgecliff Sydney NSW, Radio interview Eastside Radio 89.7FM Paula Towers
October 2020 Solo show “AUSTALIA, A SPIRIT OF A TIME AND PLACE” NSW State Parliament House Macquarie Street, Sydney
January 2021 “SUMMER EXHIBITION” Group show, Milk Factory Bowral.
A number of my works are currently held by private collectors both in Australia and overseas.