Dawn Lorraine Lim

University of Ballarat
1993 - 1995 Bachelor of Arts (visual arts-painting)

2008 Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Awards
2008 Commonwealth scholarship for Honours course

About me

Born in England, a baby boomer, I did as my parents bid, by getting a safe career and forgo my desire to be an artist.
I didn't give up my painting and drawing though and continued on and off throughout my years.
I followed my mother to Australia in 1976 where I eventually got my chance to fulfill my dreams
and with my husband's support studied painting at the University of Ballarat, in 1993, graduating with
a Bachelor of Arts and great joy in 1996 and Honours in 2008 with a whole new perspective on art and the art world

"I always loved my recreational activities but now I have studied art in the form of painting,
I have a personal way to express myself that I only dreamed of before."
"I discovered a unique style to develop my expression, taken from the surrealist automatic drawing technique
of making marks on the support and communicating with what is found. The marks just about talk back to me
and let me know what I should do next and the ideas just grow."
I had a bit of a rough ride in my youth and young adult years and fell sick in the late sixties and
becoming schizophrenic by my early twenties, losing about ten years to sheer hell but through it all I have found
my Zen, thanks to Jesus Christ for the journey and his atonement.
I now have a happy home life with my husband Chai and my mum who lives nearby and my two dogs.

I hope you can enjoy my artworks as much as I have enjoyed creating them."


Private Collections

Australia, UK, USA, Canada, Italy, Malaysia

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Ring me:   Australia  0403 842 085  


Dawn's Ballarat Outsider Abstract Art


Outsider  and Abstract Art, paintings for sale, original oil on canvas, modern and comtemporary by UK-born Ballarat, Aussie artist, Dawn Lim.


dawn's self-portrait

aspirations

aspirations

battle for my soul

battle for my soul

Bird in the bush

Bird in the bush

ciclomini garden

ciclomini garden

Green and aqua trioych

Green and aqua trioych

green yellow abstract

green yellow abstract

moving marks tipych

moving marks tipych

shaman

shaman

the vow

the vow

Will'o the wisp 1

Will'o the wisp 1

Will'o the wisp 2

Will'o the wisp 2

people

people

Aztec II

Aztec II

composition in depth

composition in depth

creating spaces 2

creating spaces 2

greener pastures

greener pastures

innocents

innocents

Jacob family

Jacob family

Red Aqua

Red Aqua

red brown and blue

red brown and blue

nursery rhymes

nursery rhymes

Past Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2012 100th Gallery, Melbourne

2011 Mad Gallery, Lancefield

2010  Arthur Gallery, Ballarat

Gallery on Sturt, Ballarat

RADMAC, Ballarat

2009  Arthur Gallery, Ballarat

The Studio, Melbourne Art Show 2009

2008  Fresh Abstractions

Mad Gallery, Lancefield

2007  Retrospective

Mad Gallery, Lancefield

2005   “Soul  Journeys”,

Grainery Lane Theatre, Ballarat

2003     “Linear Works”

Grainery Lane Theatre, Ballarat

2001     The Front, Doveton St, Ballarat.

1999      The Front, Doveton St, Ballarat.

1998       Anachronism, Sturt St, Ballarat.

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Group Exhibitions

2010      Gallery on Sturt

Sturt St, Ballarat.

2000      The Uniting Church

Dawson St, Ballarat.

1997       “Roar” Gallery, Melbourne.

Members Exhibition.

Icons, Angels and free spirits

Butter Factory, Clunes.

1996       International Women’s Day

Visual and Performing Arts Exhibition.

1995       Final year student exhibition

University of Ballarat.

“Unique Advent”

Painting and drawing Student exhibition.

“Art in Public Places”

Ararat Fine Art Gallery.

“Flinders Ranges and Beyond”

University of Ballarat.

George Patton Gallery

University of Melbourne.

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Private Collections:

Australia, UK, USA, Canada, Italy, Malaysia

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