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Ingrid Haydon was born in Sydney in 1945. Some of her earliest memories are of painting and drawing around North Sydney with her mother, Ingrid Rayner who was a well known Sydney artist.
Having won a scholarship to East Sydney Tech. at 16, Ingrid studied painting and drawing for two years then began a career as a textile designer, initially in a commercial studio then as a freelance designer. In 1966 Ingrid left for extensive travel through U.K. and Europe. Whilst living in London Ingrid studied painting and drawing on a scholarship and began a part time job in an exclusive school in Knightsbridge where she taught art to children, one of whom was the daughter of (an early) Dr Who.
On her return to Sydney at 21, she was employed as a designer and colour co-ordinator by artist Jan Riske, who ran a very successful fabric screenprinting business in Paddington at the time.
Married and with two young children, Ingrid returned to study painting at City Art Institute in 1982. After gaining a B.A. (Vis Art) she began part time teaching at Hornsby TAFE in 1984 and later at Meadowbank TAFE and the Workshop Art Centre, Willoughby.
In 1983 and 1984 Ingrid was a finalist in the Faber Castell Drawing prize and, in 1985 won the Willoughby Art prize for drawing, the following year for painting. Her work has been hung in the Sulman Art Prize and Dobell Prize for drawing at the Art Gallery of NSW.
Ingrid joined Access Gallery, Sydney in 1987 and continued to have solo exhibitions there until 1994. She also exhibited at Chapman Gallery, Canberra in 1991 and Penrith Regional Gallery in 1992 and many mixed exhibitions, including the Blaxland Gallery.
For a brief period she exhibited in The Blue Mountains and is currently with Project 90 Gallery, Sydney.
Ingrid’s works is reproduced on the cover of a law book, Intellectual Property, The Law Book Company and in 1993 her work featured in the book New Art Eight by Neville Drury, Craftsman House.
Ingrid's work is in numerous private and corporate collections in Australia and overseas.

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Ingrid Haydon: Exhibitions



1945              Born in Sydney, Australia.

1961/2           Scholarship to North Sydney tech, East Sydney tech.  Studied painting and drawing and

                      textile design.  Teachers included William Salmon, Godfrey Miller, David Strachan

1963-65        worked as textile designer

1966              departed for UK

1968              Scholarship (inaugural) Heatherley School of Art, London, plus teaching art at private school                       in Knightsbridge.

1969              Returned to Sydney and worked at Artists Fabrics as a designer for the artist Jan Riske.

1970/1?         Self published “Designs to Colour in”

1984              Bachelor of Arts (Vis Art), City Art Institute, Sydney.  Studied under Kevin Connor and Ann Thompson.

1985-95        Taught at Hornsby and Meadowbank Tafe and Workshop Arts Centre Willoughy.


2022              Interiors, Project Gallery 90, Paddington

2021              Friends in Spaces, Project Gallery 909, Paddington

2013              The Studio and other Spaces, Brenda May Annex          

2010              Landscapes, Nolan on Lovel Gallery, Katoomba

2008              New Works, Katoomba Fine Art, Katoomba

2006              New Works, Katoomba Fine Art, Katoomba

1994              Works on Paper, Access Art Gallery, Sydney.

1992              Works on Paper, Access Art Gallery, Sydney

1992              A Place on the Hawkesbury, Penrith Regional Gallery

1991              Works on Paper, Chapman Gallery, Canberra

1990              Central Australia, Access Art Gallery, Sydney

1989              Paintings, Works on Paper, Access Art Gallery, Sydney

1987              The City Series, Access Art Gallery, Sydney


2022              Finalist, Gosford Art Prize

2021              Finalist, Gosford Art Prize

2019              Finalist Gosford Art Prize

2019              “Conversations with Alice” at Gallery Lane Cove following a painting trip to Ross River out of                       Alice Springs with Bela Ivanyi, Elisabeth Cummings, Idris Murphy, Willemina Villari,

                      Sophie and Ann Cape, Guy Warren and others.

2018              Faces of David’s Place, St Canice, Elisabeth Bay.  Portraits of homeless people show.

2018              Finalist Gosford Art Prize

2016              Finalist Mosman and Gosford Art Prize

2015              Finalist Kogarah Art Prize

2012              Invited to exhibit Kedumba Drawing Award, Sydney

2012              Finalist Adelaide Perry Drawing Award, Sydney

2012              Finalist Adelaide Perry Drawing Award, Sydney

2011              The Drawing Show, Defiance Gallery, Sydney

2012              The Landscape Show, Defiance Gallery Sydney

2012              The Boat Show, Defiance Gallery, Sydney

2004              Invited to exhibit Kedumba Drawing Award, Sydney  

2000              Finalist Dobell Prize for Drawing, AGNSW, Sydney

1986              Finalist Sulman Prize, AGNSW, Sydney

1986              Winner Willoughby Art Prize, Sydney

1986              Gallery 460, Gosford

1986              Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

1985              Winner Willoughby Art Prize, drawing,Sydney

1984              Faber Castell Drawing Prize, Sydney

1983              Finalist Faber Castell Drawing Prize, Sydney


2012              Purchased for Kedumba Drawing Collection, Sydney

1986              Willoughby Art Prize, painting, Sydney

1985              Willoughby Art Prize, drawing, Sydney


Kedumba drawing collection, Singapore Airlines, and various private collections Dubai, UK, USA, New Zealand and Australia.


1993              New Art Eight, Craftsman House, Neville Drury

1992              Cover Illustration, Intellectual Property, Craftsman House

1990              The Sydney Review, Jacques Delaruelle, January

1989              Art & Australia, Summer edition

1988              Art & Australia, Winter Edition

1988              Weekend Australian, February

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