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ERIKA GOFTON is a professional artist with over 20 years exhibiting and industry experience, and the founder of The Art Room.

Erika is passionate about teaching her students how to connect with their unique visual language and communicate through drawing, and believes in empowering artists to take charge of their own career and practice.

Along with studio focused teaching Erika also offers professional development mentoring, she can assist with writing CV’s, exhibition proposals, artist statements, and preparing for an exhibition.

Erika has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and Post Graduate Diploma of Education.  She has held solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Sydney and Queensland and has exhibited in numerous group and curated shows.  In 2012 Erika won the Toyota Community Spirit Travel Grant and undertook a residency in New York at Point B Worklodge.  Whilst in New York she received a scholarship to complete the Drawing Marathon at The New York Studio School.  She has been selected in numerous prestigious prizes including a finalist in the Adelaide Perry prize for Drawing, The Paul Guest Drawing prize, the EMSLA, Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Mosman Art Prize, R & M McGivern Prize, the Redland Art Prize, the City of Albany Art Prize, winning people’s choice in 2012.  Erika is represented by Dickerson Gallery in Sydney.

www.erikagofton.com.au

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