Ingrid Windram was born in Adelaide, South Australia where she studied art for six years and then worked as a Professional Artist exhibiting in many Solo and Mixed Exhibitions from 1982-92, earning respect and recognition for her work. She then moved to the Kimberley Region in 1992, looking for new inspiration for Art and Life and found a completely different world.
Ingrid has travelled extensively throughout the Kimberley Region on field trips, setting up camp in area such as the Bungle Bungles, El Questro Station to access the many Gorges, and most places along the Gibb River road. This new landscape was so vibrant she often minimized the subject to focus on light and colour to capture its essence.
In 2004 and 2005 she was an invited Artist aboard the cruise ship True North, exploring the wilderness of the Kimberley Coast. These were amazing trips, that with the use of dingys and the helicopter she was able to explore an untouched landscape. The inspiration from these two trips was used in her 2007 exhibition, held at the Linton and Kay Gallery, Western Australia
To deepen her Artistic senses, Ingrid travelled to Italy, Poland, Latvia and France, between 2005
and 2009. This travel was embraced by her as she took in the Art and Culture of Europe which imparted an influence on her creativity as she brought home memories of Matisse, Monet, Botticelli and Van Gough, Artists she had studied at Art School.
November 2011 saw the opening of her latest Solo Exhibition “River Series and a little more”, which marked the beginning of new horizons for her.
In 2012, Ingrid received an invitation by Opera Under the Stars coordinators, to feature as the Artist for ‘Oper-Arte’ Art Exhibition and Auction to be presented in Broome in August to coincide with the event’s 20th Platinum Anniversary.
Her immense respect for Broome and the Kimberley Landscape was her inspiration along with some of the icons and history that shaped Broome.
It is a compelling body of work that expanded her Artistic boundaries
March 2013, Ingrid was invited by the Hawaiian Group to hold an Exhibition at the
Claremont Quarter which she accepted and titled the Exhibition “A Taste of the Kimberley”
Over her long career Ingrid has emerged as a very successful Artist with her paintings being represented in many Corporate and Private Collections throughout Australia and overseas.
Light colour and texture live exuberantly in my artistic world.
Nature is the inspiration that I draw from, expanding on the elements to create the essence of the subject.
I set up my Studio in the Kimberley in 1992 and immersed myself in this vibrant landscape, captivated by the diversity of this Ancient Country with Red Escarpments, Wetlands and Boab trees
The mediums that I most like to work with are Acrylics on rag paper or canvas, and Charcoal for which I have a passion, as I find it an expressive medium that I like to use to extend the character or mood.
Acrylics offer me the opportunity to capture translucency in light at certain times of day and when I need texture to express an idea, they work well for me, offering a great range of vibrant colours.
I inherently seek to translate the essence of the landscape to my canvas.
Solo Exhibitions and Field Trips
2013 “A Taste of the Kimberley” Hawaiian Group Claremont Quarter
2012 “Opera Arte” Solo Exhibition, OPERA UNDER THE STARS Broome WA
2011 Solo Exhibition “Rivers of Australia” Linton and Kay Gallery Subiaco W A
2010 “Leeuwin Weekend Exhibition” Garden Gallery Yallingup WA
2010 “Director’s Choice Exhibition” Linton and Kay Gallery Perth WA
2010 Solo “Continuous Display of work” Artist Studio Perth and Broome WA
2009 “Research and Creative Development trip” France
2009 Solo Exhibition “Essence of Broome” Windram Art Gallery Broome WA
2008 Solo Exhibition “Northern Exposure” Windram Art Broome WA
2007 Solo “Ingrid Windram Gallery Opening Exhibition” Broome WA
2007 Solo Exhibition “Kimberley Coast and Beyond” Linton and Kay Gallery Perth WA
2006 Field trip to Mornington Wilderness Camp Kimberley WA
2006 Solo Exhibition “Kimberley Insight” Windram Art Gallery Broome WA
2005 “Artist in Residence” aboard the TrueNorth cruise Ship Kimberley Coast
2005 “Art and Culture trip” Italy; Rome, Florence, Venice.
2005 Solo Exhibition “The Italian Influence” Windram Art Gallery Broome WA
2004 Solo Exhibition “A Kimberley Experience” Windram Art Gallery Broome WA
2003 Solo Exhibition “Kimberley Infusion” Windram Art Gallery Broome WA
2002 Solo Exhibition “Exploring the Kimberley” Windram Art Gallery Broome WA
2001 Solo Exhibition “Aurora II” Cable Beach Club/Monsoon Gallery featuring a
Surprise opening by John Olsen renown Australian Artist
2000 Extensive field trips into the Kimberley by road and air
Ingrid is part of many Corporate and Private Collections
throughout Australia and Overseas
Solo Exhibitions and Field Trips 1982-1999
1999 Boardwalk Gallery Cable Beach Club/Monsoon Gallery Broome WA
1998 Solo Exhibition “Under the Kimberley Moon” Monsoon Gallery Broome WA
1997 Solo at “Matso’s Gallery Feature Artist Race Round” Broome WA
1996 Solo Artist Kimberley Kreations Gallery Broome WA
1996 Artist in Residence at “Uluru” NT
1996 Solo Exhibition at Mulgara Gallery NT
1996 Michael Commerford Gallery Rushcutters Bay NSW
1995 Solo Exhibition Kimberley Kreations Broome WA
1994 Solo Exhibition Kimberley Kreations Broome WA
1993 Solo Exhibition Kimberley Kreations Broome WA
1992 Solo Exhibition Reade Art Gallery Eastwood SA
1991 Solo Exhibition Reade Art Gallery Eastwood SA
1990 Solo Exhibition Solo Exhibition Reade Art Gallery Eastwood SA
1989 Reade Art Gallery Eastwood SA
1988 Solo Exhibition Reade Art Gallery Eastwood SA
1987 Solo Exhibition Arimis Gallery St Peters SA
1983-1986 Extensive field trips to River Murray, Coorong SA, and Central Australia
1982 Solo Exhibition Carabus Gallery Longwood SA