Tanya Crothers

Architect, printmaker and painter

Sydney NSW 28.01.1941

1964 Bachelor of Architecture, University of Sydney
1972 Diploma in Education, University of New England
1969-1972 Printmaking, Willoughby Workshop Arts Centre
1987-1988 Graphic Design, Randwick Technical College


Tanya has been a teacher, tutor and printmaker for many years – exhibiting in group and solo exhibitions in Australia and overseas. Her work is represented in national and international collections and in 1980 she was commissioned by the Print Council of Australia to produce an edition of 50 prints. Recently she has combined her interest in painting and printmaking to develop a series of hand painted collagraphs.

Tanya has also collaborated with her husband, Jon Crothers on various public and private projects including mosaic walls and paving, sculpture and fountains in both Malaysia and Australia. In 1996 they wrote and illustrated a limited edition book on India together.


1970-2014 Various Group Exhibitions, National and International Exhibitions: Sydney Printmakers, Eight Graphic Artists, the Winslow Group, Print Council of Australia, Print Circle, etc.

2014 Light and Shadow, Verge Gallery Sydney University

2012 The Edge, Verge Gallery Sydney University

2010 Metal and Paper, GIG Gallery, Sydney (2 artists)

2008 Ivy Hill Gallery, NSW (3 artists)

2007 Seven Printmakers, Taylor Galleries, Sydney

2005 The Great Divide, GIG Gallery, Sydney (2 artists)

2004 10x10x10 women’s visions, Mosman Art Gallery

2002 South Coast, Beaver Galleries, Canberra (6 artists)

2001 Drawings Prints Cut-outs, James Harvey Gallery, Sydney (2 artists)

2000 Palaces and Pavilions, Mosman Region Art Gallery, Sydney (2 artists)

1999 Home and Away, James Harvey Gallery, Sydney (2 artists)

1996 Travelling with a Sketchbook, James Harvey Gallery, Sydney (2 artists)

1995 Sarawak to Singapore, The Upper Room Gallery, (solo)

1994 Sarawak to Singapore, Society Atelier Sarawak, (solo)

1993 Urban Transformations, Australian Craftworks, Sydney (2 artists)

1987 Then and Now, Rocks Visitor Centre, Sydney, (solo)

1986-1988 Collaborative work and exhibitions for Footprints 88 (large scale composite works by 12 Printmakers)

1986 A Quick Trip to Central Australia, Australian Craftworks (solo)

1985-1986 Peace and Nuclear War in the Australian Landscape, a three artist exhibition / large scale installation which travelled to five States within Australia.

1982-1984 The Body Show, Hogarth Gallery Sydney, Gryphon Gallery, Melbourne

1980 Two Artist Exhibitions, Printers Gallery, Brisbane and Harrington Street Gallery, Hobart.

1960 Six Young Artists, University of Sydney Gallery of Fine Arts.


1993 State Economic Development Corporation , Sarawak Malaysia – Mosaic Wall and Sculpture (in association with Aaron Crothers)
1980 Print Council of Australia – Edition of 50 lithographs

Work Represented

Private Collections – UK, Germany, France, Malaysia, Australia

Parliament House Canberra, Parliament House NSW, NSW Powerhouse Museum, Queensland Institute of Technology, Deakin University, Art Bank.

Professional Member of the Committee of Management & Board, Lewers

Bodies Bequest & Penrith Regional Art Gallery

Former Vice President of the Arts Law Centre of Australia

Former member of NSW and National ABC Advisory Council

Member of

Sydney Printmakers

The Print Circle

The Print Council of Australia


September 2011 We talked of other things – the life and letters of Arthur Wheen 1897 – 1971, Longueville Books (Editor).

November 2003 Scratching the Dust – an illustrated account of the life and times Gerald and Lalla Steed who were part of the British Raj in India (self published).

August 2001 Barbara Davidson – an illustrated account of the work of Sydney printmaker and painter Barbara Davidson.

July 1996 Sleeping in Palaces – an illustrated account of a journey through Rajasthan, India – printed as a limited edition of 60. Written and illustrated by Jon and Tanya Crothers.