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About Louise Blood

Born Sydney, studied Zoology at University of Sydney and later completed her doctorate at University College London.

Lecturer, Dept of Anatomy, The University of Queensland (1969-1993) then for a time at QUT and Griffith Universities. Director/Lecturer of Medical Terminology Qld (2000,2013). Freelance illustrator for Jacaranda Wiley Press (1993)

As an artist has undertaken various art studies in creative and life drawing, porcelain and ceramic techniques, screen printing and intaglio printmaking.

As a Member of the Royal Queensland Art Society has displayed works in the Society's Combined Members Exhibitions. Has also participated in numerous group exhibitions in several commercial galleries and has had several solo exhibitions in Brisbane and Regional Queensland and N.S.W.Participates regularly in group exhibitions in Queensland and overseas.

Louise's commissions include a series of three limited edition prints to promote the Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland

She is represented in private collections in UK, USA, Germany, Japan and Italy.

General and scientific illustrational work has appeared in English, Anatomy and Human Movement texts as well as medical and scientific journals.

As a Member of the Brisbane Arts Theatre (1984-2002) she maintained an active interest in theatre and film not only as a performer but also in the many facets of art as applied to  theatre, having designed programmes/poster, set and costumes and also painted backdrops for many of this theatres productions.

Louise has resided in the Tweed area since 2003.

Some Exhibitions

With Elizabeth Turnbull,Spring Hill Gallery,Downing St.,Spring Hill,
June19th.-July 9th.,1983

"Country Colour" Exhibition,Corbould Gallery,Sunnybank

" Fantasy,Romance & Drama"Exhibition,Spring Hill Gallery,Downing St.,Spring Hill

"Shades of Summer"Exhibition,Dabbles on Days Gallery,Days Rd.,The Grange.

Louise Blood(serigraphs),Daryl Luchich(leatherwork)& Albert Vershuuren(wood) Plumridge Gallery,Oxley Rd.,Sherwood,

"The Cat Watching Exhibition",Group Exhibition,Galerie Baguette,Racecourse Rd.,Ascot,
May 1993

"Domestic Friends"Exhibition,Blue Marble Gallery,Maroochydore,Qld.

"Printmakers Exhibition",Galerie Royale.With Joan Bauer,Joseph Caesar, Joanne Heath-Smith,Ada Ludlow,Mary Norrie and Philippa Webb,

"Exhibition of Australian Artists", Florence,Italy,
June,1994 (Exhibition Director:Margo Balfour)

"Through Womens' Eyes",Blue Marble Gallery,Maroochydore

"Cats!Cats!Cats!"Exhibition,The Park House Gallery,Margaret St.,Toowoomba

"Diversities"Exhibition:Ernst Tilbrook(sculptures in wood), Ingrid Tilbrook(stained glass pictures),Louise Blood(works on paper) The Arts Council Gallery,Dutton Park,The Queensland Arts Council.

"Nature Screened:a retrospective of serigraphs",CPM Workshop Gallery,Murwillumbah,N.S.W.2484

"Celebrating the Feminine",multimedia works by Harris Smart,Louise Blood, Kristy-Anna Watson & Shannon Cleary.Wet Paint Gallery
4-31 March,2005

"Different Strokes"Exhibition with Tracey Rainford,Judith Sutton,RosalindTrathen & Yamuna Chee,Escape Gallery,Murwillumbah

The Border Art Prize,Tweed River Art Gallery/Gold Coast Art Gallery,2003 - 2010

Finalist,The Eutick Memorial Still Life Award(EMSLA),The Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,2007

Salon des Refuses,The Eutick Memorial Still Life Award(EMSLA),The Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery,2008

“In Touch” Book Launch & Exhibition, Connecting and contacting artists of the Caldera Region, 4th.-30th.Sept2010.

“The Love Series & Other Large Works”, Solo Exhibition ,Mantra on Salt Beach, Kingscliff, August, 2010

Finalist,The Artfelt Art Prize,2011 – The Northern Rivers Community Gallery, 44 Cherry St.,Ballina.N.S.W.

Finalist,The Artfelt Art Prize,2012 – The Northern Rivers Community Gallery,Ballina,N.S.W.

Highly Commended,The Gainsborough Greens Art Award,2012- Pimpama,Qld.7