Fiona Williams

b. 1984, Naarm/Melbourne, Australia. Lives and works in Naarm/Melbourne.


2017  Master of Fine Art (Research), Monash University, Melbourne;
2006  Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours), Monash University, Melbourne. 

Solo Exhibitions

2019  "( ... )" (with Ruth Höflich), DAVID, Melbourne; 
2017  "If the moon moves water, the sun moves shadows", Seventh Gallery, Melbourne; 
2017  "Paintings & Films", RM, Auckland, New Zealand;
2016  "Between the sky and the ground II," Bus Projects, Melbourne;
2014  "Between the sky and the ground", Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin;
2013  "Image/Air", Window, Auckland, New Zealand;
2013  "Fields and snow", Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney;
2012  "Fields and snow", Bus Projects, Melbourne;
2011  "Untitled (snow-white)", Seventh Gallery, Melbourne;
2010  "Untitled (Photographing II)", Inflight Gallery, Hobart;
2010  "Photographing", Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne;
2009  "Photograph Videos and Photographs (Polaroid Project 2008-09)", Kings ARI, Melbourne;
2009  "Photograph Videos, 2008-09", Seventh Gallery Night Screen, Melbourne.

Group Exhibitions

2020  "Elbow-room in the universe", curated by Victoria Wynne-Jones, Enjoy Contemporary Art Space, Wellington, NZ;
2019  "Shakespeare Grove Artist Studios: Selected Works 2019", Carlisle Street Art Space, Melbourne;
2018  "The Mechanic, Part 2", organised by Neon Parc and Nick Kleindienst, 215 Albion, Melbourne; 
2018  "In Bloom", curated by Madé Spencer-Castle and Jeremy Eaton, SPRING 1883, Hotel Windsor, Melbourne;
2018  "Shakespeare Grove Artist Studios: Selected Works 2018", Carlisle Street Art Space, Melbourne;
2018  "MFA Graduate Exhibition", Monash University, Fine Art Faculty Gallery, Melbourne;
2017  "Transient", curated by Chantal Wynter, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne;
2014  "Vis-à-Vis", curated by Laura Thompson, A Staple Space, Melbourne;
2014  "Hesitation", co-curated with Stephen Palmer, Bus Projects, Melbourne;
2014  "The Walking Encyclopaedia", Air Space Gallery, Stroke-on-Trent, UK;
2013  "Housewarming", curated by Channon Goodwin, Bus Projects, Melbourne;
2011  "Across the Mountain", collaboration with Maria Kubysh, part of Something in the water; a search for the turn of the backwash residency presentation, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada;
2011  "The Rest Is Silence", curated by Elvis Richardson and Claire Lambe, Death Be Kind, Melbourne;
2011  "Fail Harder", studio artists’ exhibition, Kings ARI, Melbourne;
2010  "Kings x Kings", curated by the Kings Committee, Kings ARI, Melbourne;
2010  "Silent Nights: Film Screenings", curated by Tamsin Green, Light Projects, Melbourne;
2009  "Studio Show", studio artists’ exhibition, Kings ARI, Melbourne;
2008  "Fatal Attraction", curated by Catherine Connolly, Shifted, Melbourne;
2008  "We’ve Got a Love Like Electric Sound", curated by Catherine Connolly, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne.

Artist Pages

Untitled drawings as part of Hapori #5: Communityity. Edited with Olivia Blyth, Auckland, April, 2017;
Sub-zero Polaroids, Artist page, in Excerpt, issue 4, online, August, 2012;
"Re-drawing The Adventures of Black Beauty", Hej, issue 1, New York, 2012.


If the moon moves water, the sun moves shadows, MFA Exegesis, 2018;
Becoming Image, HDR Theory Workshop, Monash University, Caulfield, 2015;
Smallness and the Cinematic, presentation and screening of Kelly Reichardt’s Old Joy for “Art and Cinema”, curated by Catherine Connolly, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney, 2011;


2017-20  Shakespeare Grove Artist Studios, Studio Resident, City of Port Phillip: Arts and Culture, St Kilda; 
2015  Australian Postgraduate Award, Monash University;
2015  International Summer Studio Residency, RM, Auckland, New Zealand;
2013  Banff Artist In Residence, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada;
2012-13  Cultural Exchange Grant, Arts Victoria;
2011  Finalist, Substation Contemporary Art Prize;
2011  "Something in the water; a search for the turn of the backwash", thematic residency led by Adam Chodzko, Simon Starling, and Martin Clark, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada;
2007-11 Studio Artist, Kings Artist-Run Initiative, Melbourne.


Private Collections, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland.

Selected Bibliography

Kruger, Marta, "Interview: Fiona Williams", The Seesaw, online,, May 2019;
Palmer, Stephen, Between the sky and the ground II (an image), catalogue, Bus Projects, Melbourne, April 2016.
Bryant, Jan, Hesitation, catalogue, Bus Projects, Melbourne, July 2014;
Wynne-Jones, Victoria, “There you are!”catalogue, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin, June 2014;
Marjoram, Amy, editorial, Excerpt Magazine, issue 4, online,, August 2012;
Adams, Rebecca, “Against Representation”, catalogue, Untitled (Photographing II), Inflight, Hobart, October 2010;
Rule, Dan, “Around The Galleries”, review, A2, The Age, Saturday 20 June, 2009;
Adams, Rebecca, “In Search Of Lost Time”, catalogue, Photograph Videos and Photographs (Polaroid Project 2008-2009), Kings ARI, Melbourne, June 2009;
Green, Tamsin, “Medium Death” catalogue, Fatal Attraction, Shifted, Melbourne, August 2008.