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public commissions

2011/ 2012 ‘The Culture of Water: The Living Cycle of Water’,  ‘The Ponds’ Blacktown Major Work, commissioned by Landcom
‘Marians Garden’ closed tender Pubic work Gareema Place, Civic, Canberra commissioned by arts ACT (postponed) 
‘Vital Signs’  Latrobe Valley Community Health Centre,  Major Work, commissioned by Latrobe Valley council 
2008 /2009 ‘Return of the Spirit’, Double Bay, Major work, commissioned by Woollahra Council 
The Return of the Ancient Forest’, Landscape Installation, Penrith, commissioned by Penrith Lakes Development Corporation

solo exhibitions

2011 ‘The Intellegence of the Heart’,  fourtyfive Downstairs, Melbourne
2010 ‘New Works on Paper” Depot II Gallery, Danks Street
‘Works on Paper’ The Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral
2005 Selected Works’ Mary Place Gallery
2004 Three Years In Joadja’ Joadja, NSW
2003 Studio show
1999 Studio show

selected group exhibitions

2013 Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe
2012 ‘Paper Now’ Curated exhibition, Willoughby Incinerator
2012 Montalto Sculpture Prize finalist
2012 Sculpture by The Sea, Cottesloe
2012 Sculpture at Scenic World, Katoomba
2011 Sculpture by the Sea Bondi
2011 Willoughby Sculpture Prize
2011 Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe
2010 Artisans in the Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens. Sydney
2010 artsCape Byron Bay
2010 Montalto Sculpture Prize
2008 House of Phillips Fine Art Drawing prize
2008 Nattai Group, ‘River” BDAS Bowral
2008 Artisans in the Garden Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney
2007 Nattai Group, ‘Forest’, BDAS Bowral
2006 Sculpture by the Sea
2006 Churchie Emerging Artists award
2006 Willoughby Art Prize
2005 Artisans in the Gardens’, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
2005/2006 Cromwells Art Prize
2001 ‘By the Waterhole’, BDAS 
1997 Jenny Birt Prize

awards, grants and residencies

2012 Staff Choice, Sculpture at Scenic World
2011 Peoples choice award Willoughby Sculpture prize
2010 Artpiece Gallery Award, Artscape Sculpture prize
2010 Peoples choice award, Montalto Sculpture prize
2009-present Artist in Residence, Penrith Lakes
2009 Consulting artist, Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural Centre
2008 Finalist Churchill Scholarship
2007 Consulting Artist Penrith Lakes Development, quarry remediation
2006 Highly Commended (Sculpture) Churchie Emerging Artists exhibition
1997 Windsor and Newton Drawing Prize, UNSW CoFA


1999 BFA Hons UNSW CoFA


Kerr Forsythe, Holly, ‘Inspired by Natures Way’ in The Australian October 8-9, 2005 p64
Bevan, Robert ‘Galleria Botanica’, in The Sydney Morning Herald, Oct 27, 2005 p8,9
Jones, Helen ‘A Sketch of the Evolving Artist’ in Your Times, Sept 30,  2006 p30
Kerr Forsythe, Holly ‘Dreaming Gondwana’ Your Garden September 2007 p64 – 67
Williamson, Kate ‘Best of the Season in Art’ in Southern Highlands News November 24, 2006
‘Earthly Delights With Artesans in the Gardens.’ in The Gardens Spring, 2005
Kerr Forsythe, Holly The Constant Gardener Melbourne University Press, 2007
Kerr, Forsythe, Holly Gardens of Eden Melbourne University Press, 2009