Denese Oates

  • Born in Orange, NSW, Denese Oates studied at the Alexander Mackie College of Advanced Education in Sydney (now UNSW Art and Design). Since 1976 Oates has exhibited in over fifty group exhibitions and she has had more than twenty-five solo exhibitions. In 2011 Maitland Regional Art Gallery showed a solo exhibition Denese Oates: Sculpture, following on from a solo exhibition held at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery in 2010. Denese is regularly chosen as a finalist in the University of Western Sydney Sculpture Award and in 2010 her work was acquired into the university collection. Denese Oates' work is extensively represented in both public and private collections, including Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra; Alexander Mackie Collection, Sydney; Artbank; Burnie Regional Art Gallery, TAS; Christchurch City Art Collection, New Zealand; Eden Gardens Sydney; New England Regional Art Museum NSW; Optus, Sydney; Orange Regional Gallery, NSW; Rockhampton Art Gallery QLD; University of New South Wales & Wollongong City Art Gallery.