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A talented artist, Vanessa White’s diverse creative output includes video and painting. Her 2020 video work Salt Lake was acquired for permanent collection and exhibited in group video art exhibition ‘Moving Pictures’ at LaTrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell. Salt Lake also screened the entire month of March at the Adelaide Festival Centre outdoor and indoor media screens and many international galleries and film festivals including Košice's Kunsthalle, Slovakia.


Also an award winning budgie breeder, White is entranced with a bird that has become renowned as a household pet yet retains its exotic allure and has well and truly captured her love of all things budgie in her paintings.

'Unlike many other forms of animal or bird art, my work is both ironic, artistically playing on sublimated forms of humour. At the same time, I am deeply engaged with the key subject of work, the budgerigar, having recently become a prize-winning bird breeder.' 


National and international recognition include Best Cinematographer, Alternative Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2019, collaborative screen and performance work at Espoo International City Theatre, Finland (2018) and collaborative film and glass work at Ebeltoft Glasmuseet (Glass Museum), Jutland, Denmark (2013). 


Her pieces have also been acquired by Artbank, City of Yarra and Box Hill College of TAFE collections. Art residencies include Bundanon Trust and Hillend NSW; SIM, Iceland; NG Creative Art Residency, France and shortlisted for Saari Residency 2020, Finland.



'Budgie Nation', Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston VIC (painting)

Dust Off Mildura, video installation, Arts Mildura VIC (video)


Mimicry, Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens, Dandenong VIC (painting)

Perched! Brightspace, St Kilda VIC (painting)


23° WEST, Fivewalls Arcade, Melbourne VIC (two channel video installation)

23° WEST, Sawtooth, Launceston TASMANIA (three channel video installation)

Budgiemania: A Fanciers Folly, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne VIC (painting)


Amateur/Professional, Conduit Arts Initiative, Melbourne, VIC (painting)


Plasticus number 4, The Substation, Melbourne, VIC (installation, performance collaboration with Carolyn Hanna)


Plasticus, FELTspace ARI, Adelaide, SA (installation, performance collaboration with Carolyn Hanna)


Back of Murray’s, Rubicon ARI, Melbourne, VIC (painting and animation)


On the other side of Murray’s, Firstdraft, Sydney, NSW (painting, animation)

An action, the precise nature of which is often unspecified, Firstdraft, Sydney, NSW (video installation)




Video Art + Digital Media, Adelaide Festival Centre, Festival Centre Media Screens (outdoor and indoor), SA (video)

Wildsound Black & White Film Festival, winnee Best Sound and Music - Everything I Know, CANADA (video)

FLOW, Australian Dance Theatre screening, Mercury Theatre, Adelaide SA (video)

Boreal Screendance Festival, Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland (video)


INSHADOW - SOILS video art installation, Espaço Cultural Mercês, (screen dance festival) Lisbon PORTUGAL (video)

Involving Immersion, Multimedia Exhibition, Košice's Kunsthalle / Hall of Art, Kosice SLOVAKIA (video)

Distant Nature, Knoll Gallery, Vienna AUSTRIA, DIG Gallery, Kosice SLOVAKIA and Fotograf Gallery, Prague CZECH REPUBLIC (video)

Moving Pictures, Latrobe Regional Gallery, VIC (video)

Video Art + Digital Media, Adelaide Festival Centre, Festival Centre Media Screens (outdoor and indoor), SA (video)

Percival Portrait Painting Prize and Percival Animal Portrait Prize, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville QLD (painting)

Experimental Forum Film Festival, Los Angeles US (video)


SALTbody, Arts Mildura, VIC (video installation)

The Hague Global Cinema Festival, Hague, NETHERLANDS

Hornsby Art Prize, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, NSW (painting)

Blacktown Art Prize, The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre, NSW (painting)

Palm Beach International Mini Film Festival, Norton Museum of Art, Florida US (video)

Schmuck Schmock, Temp Contemp, NorthSide4, Melbourne VIC (video)

Artist’s For Kid’s Culture Auction, Melbourne VIC (painting)

The Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival, Winton QLD


The 65th Blake Prize, Casual Powerhouse Arts Centre Sydney NSW (video)

Odile, Walker Street Gallery and Dandenong Arts Centre, Melbourne, VIC (video)

Video Art + Digital Media, Adelaide Festival Centre, Festival Centre Media Screens (outdoor and indoor), SA (video)

Crossing Latitudes, The International Theatre of Finland, Espoo, FINLAND (video projection collaboration with choreographer Favela Vera Ortiz), 40 North Film Festival, San Diego US, Urban Campfires, Autumn Exhibition, Collingwood Community Justice Centre VIC (paintings)


Finalist, Whyalla Art Prize, Middleback Arts Centre, Whyalla SA (painting) 

23:22 NW 223°, Gallery SÍM, Reykjavík ICELAND (video)

ArtVenice Biennale 4, The Biennial Project, Venice ITALY (projected image)

Amateur/Professional, You Are Here Festival, Canberra, ACT (performance)


The Footy Show, Lilac Gallery, Sydney NSW (painting)

Amateur/Professional, Geelong After Dark Festival, Geelong, VIC (performance)

International Women’s Day 2016 Screening, Big Screen Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC (animation)


Portia Geach Memorial Prize, S.H. Ervine Gallery, Sydney, NSW (painting) 

Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize, Lismore Regional Gallery, NSW (painting)

The Fifth Annual Exposure Photography Award, Louvre Museum, Paris, France


Back of Murray’s, Illuminations, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong Gallery, Melbourne, VIC (animation)

The Blake Director’s Cut Online, The Blake Prize, Sydney, NSW (animation)


Yo-Gobo… a light stencil exhibition, The Light in Winter Festival, Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC (project ed image) 

Australian Panorama, Melbourne International Animation Festival, ACMI, Melbourne, VIC (animation)

Ocean Havets Liv Og Mystik I Glas, Ebeltoft Glass Museum, Ebeltoft, DENMARK (animation)


Portia Geach Memorial Prize, S.H. Ervine Gallery, Sydney, NSW (painting) 

Back of Murray’s, 18th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney Biennale Bar @ Pier 2/3, Sydney, NSW (animation)



2021 Winner Best Sound and Music, Wildsound/Balck & White Film Festival; - 'Everything I Know' (music video), CANADA (video)

2020 Honourable mention and laurel, Salt Lake, Experimental Forum Film Festival, Los Angeles US (video)

2019 Winner, Best Cinematography Award, 23° WEST, AltFF Alternative Film Festival, Toronto CANADA (video)

Shortlisted, Saari Residency, Helsinki, Finland

2018 Winner, NG Creative Art Residency Prize, Eygalieres, France

2017 2nd prize, Birregurra Festival Art Show, Acrylic Painting, Birregurra, VIC 

2016 Shortlisted, Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, Melbourne, VIC (painting)

2012 Grant, Artstart, Australia Council for the Arts 

Winner, Innovative Aesthetic Award, Sydney Underground Film Festival, Sydney NSW (animation)



2021 Arts Mildura, Dust Off Mildura, VIC

2020 KulttuuriKauppila AIR Arts Centre, Ii, Finland (cancelled CoVID)

2018 Yarra Sculpture Gallery Summer Residency, Melbourne VIC

NG Creative Art Residency Prize, Eygalieres, France

2017 SîM AIR, Reykjavik, ICELAND

2014 Bundanon Trust, Illaroo, NSW

2010 Firstdraft, Sydney, NSW

Hill End, NSW



Artbank; Latrobe Regional Gallery; City of Yarra; Box Hill College of TAFE



2011 MFA (painting), Sydney College of the Arts, NSW

1995 Postgraduate Diploma (animation), School of Film and TV, Victoria College of the Arts, VIC

1991 BFA (painting), Victoria College of the Arts, VIC

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