Mali Moir

Mali Moir began her career as botanical artist at the National Herbarium of Victoria. By working closely with botanists, she has gained an understanding of the importance of scientific accuracy, the fundamentals of precise measurement and thorough depiction of detail.Exhibiting for over 25 years in Australia and internationally Mali has produced many works for private, public and corporate collections. Mali has a keen interest for artistic interpretation of natural history themes in the Accurate Realism style. She approaches her work with traditional techniques whilst developing a fresh contemporary look. Mali executes works on paper with the consummate skill of a dedicated artist as she combines her fascination for science and nature with an active desire to render works of art with beauty, character and scientific integrity. ​Mali has recently developed an interest in creating larger artworks of animals with particular interest in stock animals along with rare and endangered species in a sophisticated and contemporary art style, exploring dynamic compositions and using the impressive qualities of charcoal. As a deliberate departure from the rigours of scientific microscopic detail,Mali explores the technique called sfumato where the subject's edges are softly blended, imparting an intriguing smoky effect.

Biography

Education


2008
Insect Illustration with Kate Nolan, RBG Melbourne


2006
Encaustic painting with Jan McBride, Victoria


2005
Certificate in Initiatic Art Therapy with Cornelia Elbrecht, Apollo Bay


2003
Shibori Workshop at Passion de Soie
Silk Painting with Maggie Linden


2002
Jenny Phillips Intensive Class
Jenny Phillips Botanical Master class
Conservation Framing with Samantha Shellard, Artists Week Mt.Buller


2001
Botanical Illustration with Dianne Emery


1998
Picture Framing, DYO Framing


1989
Certificate of Horticulture, Victorian College of  Agriculture and Horticulture, Burnley


1987
Botanical Illustration with Anita Barley


1979
Diploma of Art Printmaking major, Prahran College, VIC

Solo Exhibitions


2017
‘The Red List’ Metro Gallery, VIC, Australia

Selected Group Exhibitions


2017
Romancing the Skull, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Science and Art, Past and Future, XIX International Botanical Congress Shenzhen P.R. China


2016
Equus, Olsen Irwin Gallery, NSW, Australia


2015
The Horse, National Gallery of Victoria, VIC, Australia
Vignettes, Art Gallery of Ballarat, VIC, Australia


2014
Paul Guest Art Prize, Finalist, Art Gallery of Bendigo, VIC,Australia
Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Finalist, Art Gallery of Ballarat, VIC, Australia


2014 – 1996
The Art of Botanical Illustration, Royal Botanic Gardens, VIC, Australia


2008 - 2016
Botanica, Royal Botanic Gardens, NSW, Australia


2013
Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, QLD, Australia


2012
The Art of Science, Museum Victoria, Australia (travelling exhibition SouthEastern Australia)

Capturing Flora: 300 years of Australian Botanical Art,Art Gallery of Ballarat, VIC, Australia
The Art of Botanical Illustration, Royal Botanic Gardens, VIC, Australia

2008 – 2012
Botanical, Royal Botanic Gardens, NSW, Australia2011
The Eternal Order in Nature: The science of botanical illustration, Domain House, VIC, Australia


2011
Focus on Nature: the Best of the Best, New York State Museum, USA Crepuscula, City Galleries, VIC, Australia2013
Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, QLD, Australia

2010, 2006, 2004
Focus on Nature, New York State Museum, USA

2009
BotanicAsia, Domain House, VIC, Australia
Nature ID, Jan Manton Art Gallery, QLD, AustraliaReframing Darwin: Evolution and art in Australia, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, TheUniversity of Melbourne, VIC, Australia Fishing & Hunting’, Adam Galleries, VIC, AustraliaMargaret Flockton Art Prize, NSW, Australia


2008
Plasma Soul, Nellie Castan Gallery, VIC, AustraliaVFFA Art Show 2008, inaugural show, Victorian Fly Fishing Association, VIC, Australia 2008 – 09
Hidden in Plain View, the forgotten flora’ (Victoria wide travelling exhibition) Royal Botanic Gardens, VIC, Australia2008-07
Nature + Art, Woodbine Art Gallery, VIC, Australia

2007/2004
The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, SA, Australia

2007/2003
Karwarra Botanical Art Exhibition, VIC, Australia

2006
The Masters, Botanical Art Exhibition RBG, NSW, Australia

2006/1998
Wildlife Art Society of Australasia, VIC, Australia

2005
Woodbine Art Exhibition, Red Box Gallery, NSW, Australia

2003
Nature’s Art Revealed, National Herbarium of Victoria, Royal Botanic Gardens, VIC, Australia
Botanical, Dickerson Gallery, VIC, Australia

2002
Special Botanicals, Villa Mulberry, VIC, Australia

2001
London Flower Show, Royal Horticultural Society, London, UK

10th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration, Hunt Institute, USA
1st Botanical Illustration Exhibition, Benalla Regional Art Gallery, VIC, Australia

1991
Centenary Botanical Art Exhibition, VIC, Australia

Awards and Recognition


2017
Bronze Certificate XIX International Botanical Congress Art Exhibition, Shenzhen P.R. China

2009
Highly Commended Award, ‘Margaret Flockton Art Prize’, RBG Sydney, NSW, Australia

2006
Purchase Award, ‘Focus on Nature IX’, New York State Museum, USA

2002
Celia Rosser Inaugural Medal, Friends of Royal Botanical Gardens, VIC, Australia

2001
Gold Medal, ‘London Flower Show’, Royal Horticultural Society, London, UK

1998
Highly Commended Award, Wildlife Art Society of Australasia Exhibition, VIC,Australia

Collections


Kate Smith Collection
Shirley Sherwood Collection
Melbourne Museum, VIC, Australia
Art Gallery of Ballarat, VIC, Australia
City Galleries, VIC, Australia
State Botanical Collection, Royal Botanic Gardens, VIC, Australia
Simplot Australia
New York State Museum, NY, USA
Private collections, Australia, Scotland, England

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