EDUCATION

 

2019    Doctor of Philosophy (Visual Arts), Queensland University of Technology

2015    Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts), First Class Honours, Queensland University of Technology

2014    Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts), With Distinction, Queensland University of Technology

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS/ PROJECTS  

 

2019    Limbic Resonance, Dark Mofo, Hobart, Tasmania

2018    Conjuring Alterity, Outer Space ARI, Brisbane

            Häxan (Witchcraft Through The Ages), live sound score produced in collaboration with Lucy Cliché. Presented in partnership              between the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Queensland Film Festival and the Institute of Modern Art,              University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery

            First Thursdays, Naomi Blacklock in Collaboration with Charlie Blacklock, IMA, Brisbane 

            Häxan (Witchcraft Through The Ages), live sound score produced in collaboration with Lucy Cliché. Presented in partnership              between the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Queensland Film Festival and the Institute of Modern Art,              IMA, Brisbane.

            Star-Crossed Rivers in collaboration with Anastasia Booth, curated by Jenna Green & Marisa Georgiou, performed in                          partnership with Brisbane State High Students, South Bank, Brisbane. 

            Common Scold in collaboration with Anastasia Booth, curated by Amy-Clare McCarthy & Kieran Swann, Bus Projects,                          Melbourne

2017    Parallel Presence, Jeremy Hynes Award Presentation, IMA, Brisbane 

            Body of Voice, Cut Thumb Laundry MetroArts ARI in Residence, Brisbane

            Residue, Frank Moran Gallery, QUT Creative Industries, Brisbane

2016    BLACK MASS, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2019    New Woman, curated by Miranda Hine, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane   

            Second Sight: Witchcraft, Ritual, Power, curated by Samantha Littley, Michele Helmrich and Jessica O’Farrell, UQ Art                          Museum, Brisbane

2018    NETHERWORLDS, curated by Amy-Clare McCarthy & Kieran Swann, Spring Hill Reservoir, Brisbane  

2017    NETHERWORLDS, curated by Amy-Clare McCarthy & Kieran Swann, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne 

            First Thursdays, Facilitated by Courtney Coombs, IMA, Brisbane 

            NETHERWORLDS, curated by Amy-Clare McCarthy & Kieran Swann, The Walls Art Space, Gold Coast 

 2016   NETHERWORLDS, curated by Amy-Clare McCarthy & Kieran Swann, First Draft Gallery, Sydney

            HOMEGROUND, CLUTCH Collective, Boxcopy, Brisbane

            Stella McCartney for Target, Cut Thumb ARI, Brisbane  

            Hatched: National Graduate Show, PICA, Perth 

            SHAPE of Things to Come Satellite Exhibition, Frank Morman Memorial Hall, QUT Creative Industries Precinct, Brisbane

            SHAPE of Things to Come: The Anniversary show, The Block, QUT Creative Industries Precinct, Brisbane   

2015    Before All Else (Honours Visual Art Graduate Exhibition), H Block Gallery, QUT, Brisbane

            Suspension Points, The Block, QUT Creative Industries Precinct, Brisbane

            THIS IS NOT A DRILL, The Hold Artspace, Brisbane
            THIS IS NOT A DRILL (2), H Block Gallery, QUT, Brisbane

2014    Suspension Points, Group show, Ildiko Butler Gallery, New York
            Exit (Visual Arts Graduate Exhibition), H Block Gallery, QUT, Brisbane

2013    Collaborative Performance, Chicks on Speed Workshop IMA, Brisbane        

 

 

ARTIST TALKS/ FORUMS 

 

2019   Artist Talk, Breathing, Humming, Drumming, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane

           Workshop, Sounding Body: Performative Sound in Contemporary Art Practice, Queensland Art Teachers Association                           Conference, QUT, Brisbane

2018   Artist Talk, Conjuring Alterity, Outer Space ARI, Brisbane

2018   Artist Talk, Brisbane State High, Brisbane 

2017   CoUNTess in Conversation with Elvis Richardson, Courtney Pedersen & Naomi Blacklock, IMA, Brisbane

           Artist Talk, Body of Voice, Metro Arts, Brisbane 

           Experimental Creative Practice Talk, HDR Creative Lab, QUT, Brisbane 

2016   Speaker at Women, Feminism and Art in Australia with Anne Marsh, Boxcopy, Brisbane

           Artist Talk, Hatched: National Graduate Show Artist Talks, PICA, Perth

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2019   Second Sight: Witchcraft, Ritual, Power, Hilary Thurlow, Eyeline Publishing, issue 91 2019  

           Naomi Blacklock, In Depth, Features, Ophelia Lai, Art Asia Pacific, issue 155: Sep/Oct 2019

2018   Naomi Blacklock, Conjuring Alterity Review, Warren, Jacob, Art and Australia Online 

2017   NETHERWORLDS Review, Seventh Galley Melbourne, Dunhill, Anna, Un Projects 21 Dec. 2017 

           Queer Feminism, Intersectionality and Awkward Conversations. Coombs, Courtney, Artlink Magazine, issue 37:4, Dec. 2017 

2016   Parallel Presence. Ferguson, Brooke, Five Ways, Issue 3, Oct. 2016

           Body of Voice. De Luca, Zoë. Exhibition Catalogue for Body of Voice 

           Othered and Domesticated [what scream makes a woman]. Gomez, Elena. Exhibition Catalogue for Black Mass 

 

 

AWARDS      

2019    Recipient of 'the churchie' emerging curator mentorship programme

2017    Finalist in IMA’s Jeremy Hynes Award

2016    Finalist in PICA's Hatched: National Graduate Show  

2015    The Australian Post Graduate Award Scholarship

            First Class Honours, Queensland University of Technology  

            NAVA Ignition Award for Professional Practice

            Dean's List for Academic Excellence, Queensland University of Technology

 

 

EMPLOYMENT

2019 – Current Sessional Tutor, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane 

2018 – Current  Boxcopy Co-director 

2016 – Current  Sessional Tutor, QUT Creative Industries, Brisbane   

2016 – Current  CLUTCH Collective, Founder & Co-director