Concettina Inserra is an artist living in Melbourne. She create portraits to explore human connection. Using a range of media primarily, photography, drawing and painting, she makes portraits of the individuals she meets from the communities she belongs to, including her family, friends and also the wider community: art, spiritual , her local neighbourhood and social media.
Concettina's Art work has been exhibited at a number of Art galleries around Melbourne and interstate, with artwork held in private and public collections. In 2008, Concettina’s Artwork was Awarded one of Australia's most prestigious annual photographic awards, The William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize.
2020 Pea Green Boat Studio and Gallery, Tinning Street, Brunswick
2019 Pea Green Boat Studio and Gallery, Tinning Street, Brunswick
2018 Artclassco, Salon art show, Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.
2016 Hosier Lane, Melbourne, 'Looking Through the Glass'.
2010 Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill - ‘Taking Pictures Some Time Later’.
2009 C3 Contemporary Art Space, Abbotsford ‘The Saviours’.
2009 Hunt Club Community Arts Centre, Deer Park - ‘Sunshine: Leigh Bowery, The Homecoming Project.’
2008 Bourke St, Melbourne ‘Sunshine: Leigh Bowery, The Homecoming Project.’ (performance).
2007 Tunbridge Manor, East Melbourne ‘Interior Lives’.
2004 Melbourne Art Fair, ‘Lives & Works in Melbourne’ CCP – Project Room at the Royal Exhibition Building.
2003 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy ‘Lives & Works in Melbourne’.
2002 1st Floor Gallery, Melbourne ‘Portrait of Hugh’.
2001 Meyers Place (Art Wall), Melbourne ‘Christmas Day 2000’.
1998 Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne ‘Vizzini - Melbourne’.
2021 Smith & Singer, 14-16 Collins Street, Melbourne, Bowness Prize Past winners exhibition.
2014 TCB, Melbourne - Benglis 73/74
2013 Rae and Bennett, Melbourne - ‘Bound Apart’.
2012 First Site Gallery, RMIT Melbourne - ‘Swapshop Laboratory’.
2011 Platform Art Spaces, Melbourne - ‘For What it’s Worth’.
2009 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy - Duelle.
2009 Hell Gallery, Melbourne - Get Oak Firmness.
2009 National Portrait Gallery, Canberra - National Portrait Prize.
2008 The Carlton Hotel and Studios, Melbourne – ‘girls, girls, girls’.
2008 Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill - The William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize.
2006 Hogan Gallery, Collingwood ‘Smith Street Photo Prize’.
2004 Art Gallery of NSW ‘CPB Australian Photographic Portrait Prize’.
2003 Urban Art - Tram shelter art spaces (Melbourne CBD) ‘You are here’.
2000 PB Gallery, Swinburne University, Prahran ‘Nostalgia for the Apocalypse’.
1999 1st Floor, Melbourne (Be Scene #1: performance).
1998 Yelza - Gertrude Street, Fitzroy ‘Voice’ (Experimental works in photography, film and performance by women).
1997 First Site RMIT Union Arts Gallery, Melbourne ‘Underexposed’.
1997 St.Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne ‘Housing Poverty: Then and Now’.
2010 The Age, Good Weekend Magazine, July 2010
2008 Art Monthly, October 2008
2008 The Age, ‘girls, girls, girls’, September 2008 by Penny Modra
2008 Broadsheet, September 2008, Vol. 37.3
2004 Lives & Works in Melbourne – Book with photographic portrait’s of Melbourne Artist’s – Foreword by Lucinda Strahan – Limited Edition of 100
2003 The Age ‘Portrait’s of the Artists’ by Lucinda Strahan
2003 Oyster Magazine Portrait’s of Melbourne’s New artists
2008 Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill – Winning entry of The William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize.
2006 Hogan Gallery, Collingwood ‘Smith Street Photo Prize’ .
2004 The Pat Corrigan Artists' Grant, NAVA.
2006 – 2010 Monash University Masters of Fine Art in Photography.
1994 - 1996 RMIT University Bachelor of Arts - Photography.