Trypheyna

Trypheyna McShane

.  Master of Applied .Science -Social Ecology - Distinction,. G.D.S.E
Master of Arts - Communication – Cultural Performance – Theatre & Media - in process

 

“The artists engaged in ecological art are our contemporary shamans.
Through their work, they attempt to heal the rift that has developed between people and nature. Like many artists before them, they seek t restore balance in a world whose natural vitality is rapidly being sapped. - Barbara Matilisky - Fragile Ecologies

  • BIOGRAPHY
  • 1952 Born May 21st London England
  • 1954 – 1971 Lived in Ghana West Africa. School in Denmark and England
  • 1971 Emigrated to Australia

 

  • STUDIES
  • 1971 -Pre Diploma Art – Randwick College of the Arts
  • 1972 – Began Diploma of Sculpture 0405- East Sydney Technical College
  • 1973 1974 Silversmithing with  Master Silversmith Walraven baron van Heekeren - worked as a Silversmith until materials & tools lost in bushfire
  • 1986 Fashion Retail Certificate & Fabric Printing Certificate (Fabric Printing Award) Lismore TAFE
  • 1990 - Desktop Publishing Course  Randwick TAFE
  • 1990 – Desktop Publishing – Dynamic Graphics Educational Foundation
  • 1992 Successful Supervision
  • 1992 Report Writing
  • 1992 Postgraduate Computer Applications
  • 1992 Customer Service
  • 1992 Art of Celebration Course 10 day residential - Charles Sturt University
  • 1993 Environmental Management
  • 1993 Staff Selection Techniques - Successful Supervisors
  • 1994  Breakthrough -9 day residential workshop - Organisation & Team Building
  • 1994  Mastery and Service - 5 month advanced life skills training course including Organisational Development, Team Building & Management, Relationship & Conflict Resolution, Counseling & Communication skills, Goal Setting & Planning, Philosophy & Psychology of Creativity, Stress Management
  • 1995  Business Planning & Management Course 6 weeks full time – D.E.E.T
  • 1995  Upfront - 3 month intensive course on Presentation and Public Speaking
  • 1996  Graduate Diploma Social Ecology University Western Sydney
  • 1997  Mastery University California USA part time studies
  • 1998 Project Management
  • 1999 Corel Draw – Multimedia Tree
  • 1999 Presentation Skills
  • 2000  Masters Applied Science - Social Ecology
  • 2001 Finance for Non-Finance Managers – Local Govt & Shires Assoc of NSW
  • 2001 Job Evaluation – William Mercer
  • 2001 Mentor Program – Warringah Council
  • 2002 Train small Groups - Statement of Attainment National Code BSZ404A
  • 2003 Safer by Design –New South Wales Police
  • 2009 – Currently in dissertation phase of MA Communications –Theatre& Media C S U Bathurst

 

  • TEACHING & LECTURING EXPERIENCE

 

“I confess to being utterly impressed by the success which Trypheyna achieved”
- PW Donnelly Deputy State Director Dept Aboriginal Affairs Queensland

  • 1985-86 Commissioned by Department of Aboriginal Affairs to work for one year with Northern NSW Aboriginal CommunityGungya Ngallingnee’  Teaching concept of self funding for the community through the setting up of local arts and crafts businesses  Sculpture, Dance, Painting, Printing, Jewellery, Wood carving.
  • 1982 - 1987 Community Artist, Northern NSW – 5 years - Arts Council NSW.& NSW Ministry for the Arts and Community Arts section of the Australia Council. Work includedFestival of the Villages sculptural project
  • 1991 – ‘Golden Lion Tamarin’ design talk - Association of Zoo Friends
  • 1991 Keynote speaker - School Development Wiley Park School
  • 1991 Consultant to Wiley Park Public School for Disadvantaged Schools Visual Arts program.

Outcomes :- Increased staff knowledge of teaching Visual Arts, technical skills and staff confidence. Production of Schools Visual Arts document marketed through Disadvantaged Schools Program Centre.

  • 1991 Council of Australian Museum Associations Conference University of  Adelaide Something for Everyone – Paper – ‘Access and the real world’
  • 1991-1992 Founding committee member and Management Committee Designers for Cultural Institutions e.g. Power House, Australian Museum, Art Gallery of NSW, Museum of Contemporary Art - to foster communications between designers by building up resource of design expertise.
  • 1995 Society for Responsible Design MADE Accountable Exhibition  – Materials from Art & Design for the Environment – Darling harbour - Seminar on Environmental Design
  • 1997 -1998 Eco Forums – Sustainable Eco Solutions & Ecological Architects Association
  • 1998 Designed & co-ordinated Arts & Ecology tour of Northern Sydney for Miss Lebanon -Joelle Behlock
  • 2000 Eco Living focus group – Northern Sydney Waste Board
  • 2001 Youth Environment Forum – Mentoring youth - using Arts for the Environment –
  • 2005-2007 Tutoring artists with disabilities through Artability program. Organised major art exhibition ‘Distinct Abilities’ of 30 artists work for 25th Anniversary of International Day of People with Disabilities

 

  • EXHIBITIONS

“Trypheyna’s artistic talent is superior, and she is skilled in a number of media”
- Maggie Sydenham -  Acting Director, Office of the Arts, N.T. Government.

  • 1994 Taronga Zoo – ‘Naturally Magnificent’ exhibition
  • 1995 MADE Accountable – Materials from Art & Design for the Environment – Darling harbour
  • 2005 Australian Breastfeeding Association 25th Anniversary Conference – Limited Edition Print series
  • 2005 The Base Space Gallery – ‘Distinct Abilities’ Exhibition
  • 2005 Forestville Annual Art exhibition
  • 2006 Australia Square – ‘The Sculptors Society’ Exhibition
  • 2007 PacRim Stainless 2007 “Stainless Evolution: the Exhibition” - Newcastle
  • 2007 Cooks Hill Gallery – Newcastle
  • 2007 ‘About a Woman’ – Tap Gallery Sydney
  • PUBLIC & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

 

“I consider her to be one of the leading wildlife artists in Australia”
– Stanley Edgar - Manager Taronga. Zoo Graphics Dept

  • McDonalds Family Restaurants - Head office - Sydney
  • NSW Ministry of the Environment - Sydney
  • NSW Premier’s Office - Sydney
  • Taronga Zoo  - Sydney
  • Hilton Hotel.  - Sydney
  • Mitchell Communication Group – Melbourne
  • Volante - Melbourne
  • Pittwater Library – Sydney
  • Steve Irwin Family
  • Western Plains Zoo - Dubbo
  • Australian School of Artillery – South Australia
  • Centro Properties - Sydney
  • Craft Fibreglass - Sydney
  • Turner Freeman – Lawyers - Sydney
  • Cadbury Schweppes - sculpture commissioned to depict Australian/NZ region -  

Unveiled by Australian High Commissioner June 2006 - head office Singapore

 

  • PUBLIC / COMMUNITY ARTWORK AND INITIATIVES

“She was the pivotal point for all artistic and creative input for Taronga Zoo’s 75th Anniversary - Zoobilee”
 - Polly Cevallos - Marketing Manager Life Sciences

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  • 1987-1988 Freelance Illustrator - Aboriginal Health Department. Aboriginal Heart Health kit, Breast-feeding and Infant Nutrition kit, Baby Health booklet.
  • 1988-1995 - Wildlife Artist & Interpretation Coordinator Taronga & Western Plains Zoos Zoological Parks Board of NSW – Designed & co-coordinated interpretative art works for animal exhibits including bronze, fibreglass and timber sculptures. Designed interpretive plans created wildlife graphics and coordinated i complex projects for both Zoos and outside clients, including Municipal Councils and NSW Ministry for the Environment. Worked with management, curators, and works personnel, outside contractors, clients, graphics staff and sponsors.
  • Designed interpretation package, for the $2.S Million McDonalds Orang-utan Rainforest home at Taronga Zoo.  Included computer touch screen, video display, unit.
  • Designed Endangered Black Rhino interpretative Artwork for Western Plains Zoo
  • Conceived & coordinated Dreamtime at the Zoo - 3mth program Aboriginal culture at T Z.
  • 1989 Special Projects Coordinator - NSW Min of Environment -Interactive Artwork - Royal Easter Show
  • 1991 World Environment Day mural launched by NSW Environment Minister
  • 1992 Designed and co-ordinated the production of the NSW State Rail ‘Orang-utan’ train.
  • 1992 Sydney Sesqui Parade – The Council of the City of Sydney
  • 1992 Award winning 75th anniversary Zoobilee celebration program
  • 1992 Circular Quay - Artwork
  • 1992 Designed artwork for National Parks and Wildlife 25th Anniversary celebrations
  • 1993 Designed strategic plan for interpretation and artwork for ‘Serpentaria’ complex comprising 52 reptile, amphibian, & invertebrate exhibits at T.Z
  • 1994 Auburn Council Fauna Park Interpretative Artwork
  • Designed sculptures for Centro Properties Group -Warriewood  Square Shopping Centre – Based on wildlife found in the wetlands surrounding the Shopping Centre
  • Worldwide Ecological Initiative -Founding committee member Friends of the Ganges - clean up the rivers of the Ganges - now known as OzGREEN.- 60 minutes TV program April 1997
  • Long Reef Headland – ‘The Spirit of Long Reef’ Public Artwork
  • Dee Why Bridge – Public Artwork
  • Stony Range Reserve – Public Interpretation & Artwork
  • Dee Why Beach – Public Artwork
  • Collex Recycling vehicles – Public Artwork
  • Ku-Ring-gai Wildflower gardens – Public Artwork & Interpretation
  • Blue Gum Farm Zoo – Public Artwork
  • Northern Sydney TAFE – Public Interpretive Artwork
  • Conservation far beyond the Zoo Fence – Interpretation for ACTI Australian Conservation Training Initiative
  • Manly Council – Artwork commissioned to farewell Australian School of Artillery
  • ‘Project Aware’ – Rockshelf interpretation and artwork at many of Sydney’s beaches
  • 2005 Australian Breastfeeding Association – Limited Edition Print series.
  • 2006 Curated ‘Distinct Abilities – A Collaboration” exhibition of 40 artists work for the 25th Anniversary of International Day of people with Disabilities.

 

  • PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA

You’ve been an exceptional leader and an inspiration” – Romany Maclean

  • 1984 Northern Star – Lismore – ‘Village unity in the carvings’
  • 1985 Booklet ‘Everyone’s an Artist’ – Arts Council of NSW
  • 1987 The Northern Star – Lismore – ‘Top prize for Handi-bath’
  • 1988 The Northern Star – Lismore ‘She panders to Zoo visitors’
  • 1988 Sydney Morning Herald – ‘Artist helps VIP visitors settle in’
  • 1988 Manly Daily – ‘Pandering to  panda pair’
  • 1989 Projects Ideas People – Arts Council of NSW
  • 1989 Book – ‘Me and You’ – The story of Della Walker – Illustrations
  • 1985 Panorama Ansett Flight Magazine – ‘Art flourishing in the big timber’
  • 1996 The Gazette -Hawkesbury Newspaper –‘Environmentalist with degree of commonsense’
  • 1998 Environment Industry Expertise Database – Environmental Services
  • 1989 Dubbo Newspaper – ‘Zoo’s Malleefowl’
  • 1999 Manly Daily – ‘Centrework …naturally sculptured’
  • 2000 Sydney Morning Herald – Domain –‘The Remains of the Day’
  • 2000 Warringah’s Environmental Strategy
  • 2000 Channel 7 Today Tonight Show – ‘The Disposable Society’
  • 2000 Manly Daily – Centro Sculptures
  • 2001 ‘Living Waters – Living Communities – Sustainable living program – the first of its kind in Sydney.’
  • 2001 Northern Beaches Weekender – ‘Following in St Francis’ footsteps’
  • 2001 Channel 10 ‘Totally Wild’ – Launch of waste education trailer
  • 2001 Northern Beaches Community Radio - Interview
  • 2002 Manly Daily – ‘Visitors here for a few tips’
  • 2003 ABC Stateline NSW– ‘Out of Harm’s Way’ 10 minute story
  • 2003 ABC Stateline ACT– ‘Out of Harm’s Way’ story
  • 2004 ACT Government Report – ‘Out of Harm’s Way’
  • 2003 October - Manly Daily – ‘Out of Harm’s Way’
  • 2006 March - Manly Daily – ‘Sculptor carves a niche for herself’
  • 2006 The (Singapore) Straits Times – ‘Sculptor out of Africa’
  • 2006 December - Manly Daily – Artist’s natural ability on display
  • 2007 Manly Daily – The power of Duck
  • 2006 September The Sculptors Society Bulletin – ‘Australian Alchemy’
  • 2006 November - Manly Daily – ‘Future Shapes’
  • 2006 December The Sculptors Society Bulletin – ‘Evolve’- Inaugural President’s Awards’
  • 2009 July The Intimacy of Death & Dying – Book to be published by Allen and Unwin

 

  • AWARDS

“I am writing to thank Trypheyna McShane who’s contribution to the evolution and implementation of the joint agency stand was pivotal to the impact and success and went beyond the call of duty” Tim Moore  Min for the Environment

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  • 1986 Fabric Printing Award -  Lismore Technical College
  • 1987 Queensland Inventor of the Year Award – Handi-bath
  • 1995 Silver Shovel Award – Concept Design for ‘Serpentaria’
  • 1995 Interpretation Australia Award - First Prize
  • 1996 Interpretation Australia – Annual Conference Interpretive Competition
  • 1997 Nominated for Telstra Business Women’s Awards
  • 2001 Living Water- Living Communities Landcom Sustainable Communities Award
  • 2000 Excellence in Communication for Youth Environment Conference LGSA NSW
  • 2001 World Environment Day Award - Calico Bag Challenge – Metro Pride
  • 2001 Waste Education Trailer –Local Govt Excellence in Environment Awards
  • 2000 Customer Service Awards Warringah Council –for Self and for Enviro Ed Team I led
  • 2006 First Prize - Presidents Award The Sculptor’s Society Australia Square Exhibition

 

  • EXAMPLE OF CLIENTS

“Your contribution to the creation of this beautifully landscaped first impression of Taronga Zoo, was very much appreciated and I take this opportunity to convey my personal thanks”
- Dr J.D .Kelly Director and Chief Executive

  • Cadbury Schweppes, Sydney Water, University of Western Sydney, Taronga Zoo, Western Plains Zoo, Arakoon State Recreation Area Trust, Ku-ring-gai Council, Auburn Council, Warringah Council, Wiley Park School, Hornsby Council, Manly Council, Oz GREEN, Blacktown Council, Pittwater Council, NSW Fisheries, Centro Properties Group, Litter and Recycle Research Association, Nth West Regional Development Organisation, Waste Services NSW, Lane Cove Council, National Parks and Wildlife Services, Central Coast Waste Board, Pittwater Coastal Environment Centre.

 

  • TRYPHEYNA’S PERSONAL VISION / DREAM      ‘The Eco Maze’

 

  • “It is imaginary and quite visionary… It will educate while giving delight…It will attract lots of interest… It has the potential of becoming an International and National Tourist Attraction.” – Anne Deveson AM. OAM
  • If you are interested to know more about ‘The Eco Maze’ please contact Trypheyna at trypheyna@amazions.com.au or phone 02 99848188

 

  • “A rock pile ceases to be a rockpile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral” Antoine de Saint-Exupery”