born 1961, Den Haag, Netherlands

lives and works Melbourne



1981 Diploma in Fine Arts (Painting), Claremont School of Arts, Perth

1989 Grad. Dip. in Fine Arts (Painting), Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne



2018 Sea garden, Murray White Room, Melbourne

2017 Sea garden, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney

2016 Murray White Room, Melbourne

2013 Murray White Room, Melbourne

2011 Murray White Room, Melbourne

2009 Murray White Room, Melbourne

2008 Judith Van Heeren, ACCA @ Mirka at Tolarno Hotel, Melbourne

2007 Murray White Room, Melbourne

2005 Aviary, Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney

2003 Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney

2002 Fortyfive Downstairs, Melbourne

2001 Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney

1999 Crawford Gallery, Sydney

1994 Temple Gallery, Melbourne

1992 Gore Street Gallery, Melbourne

1990 Mirrors to Ourselves, Linden Gallery, Melbourne

1985 Gallerie Dusseldorf, Perth

1982 FTI, Fremantle



2015 Spring 1883, The Establishment Hotel, Sydney

2014 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize exhibition (finalist), Geelong Art Gallery, Victoria

2013 Murray White Room, Sydney Contemporary 2013

Murray White Room, Art Basel Hong Kong 2013

2012 Animal Kingdom, Gippsland Art Gallery, Victoria

2011 The New Arcadia, Lismore Regional Gallery, NSW

PREVIEW11, Murray White Room, Melbourne

2010 On this island, meeting and parting, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre;

Bathurst Regional Gallery, and travelling

2009 GROUP 02, Murray White Room, Melbourne

2007 PREVIEW 07, Murray White Room, Melbourne

2006 Launch, Harrison Galleries, Sydney

2005 Nature by Proxy, Brian Moore Gallery, Sydney

2002 Heat, Noosa Regional Gallery, Noosa

1997 Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

1996 Studio Past and Present, Linden Gallery, Melbourne

1994 Children, Artists and Endangered Animals, Linden Gallery, Melbourne

1992 Postcard Exhibition, Linden Gallery, Melbourne

1992 Food in Art, Tolarno, Melbourne

1989 2 x 7, VCA Postgraduate Exhibition, Ian Potter Gallery, Melbourne

1988 St Kilda One Acquisition Exhibition, Linden Gallery, Melbourne

1987 Among the Souvenirs, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

1986 Living Rooms, Praxis Gallery, Fremantle

1986 Vestiges, Praxis Gallery, Fremantle

1985 Eromance Show, Praxis Gallery, Fremantle

1985 Ninth Anniversary Exhibition, Gallerie Dusseldorf, Perth

1984 New Graphics Show, Nolan Room, University of Western Australia



National Gallery of Victoria

Art Gallery of Western Australia

City of Stonnington

City of Port Phillip Collection

Holmes à Court Collection


RACV Collection



1993 Painting for Melbourne Theatre Company production of M. Butterfly, Melbourne

1992 Poster for St Kilda Festival, Melbourne

1989 Theodore Urbach Award, Victorian College of the Arts

1987 Banner for Australian Bicentenary, Perth

1985 Poster for Eromance show, Fremantle

1983 Poster for Spare Parts Theatre Company, Fremantle

1983 Supreme Art Project, Perth City Council, Supreme Court Gardens, Perth



2010 Moya Dyring Studio at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris



2018 Sea Garden, The Australian, April 4, 2018

2013 Megan Backhouse, The natural order of things, The Age, April 13, 2013

Dan Rule, Judith Van Heeren’s Imagined Menagerie, Broadsheet, April 19, 2013

2009 Paul Flynn, On this island, meeting and parting, Artist Profile, Issue 09, 2009

ABC TV, Sunday Arts program, screened Sunday 8 November 2009

2007 Must See, Artist Profile, Spring 2007

Jarrod Rawlins, Space Invaders, Flash Art International, March-April 2007

Sam Leach, Opinion: Judith Van Heeren,

Penny Webb, Right Here, Right Now, Sightlines, The Age, 9 February 2007

2006 N. Peters, The Dutch Down Under 1606-2006, University of WA Press

2003 Patricia Anderson, Weekend Australian, September 2003

1994 Robert Nelson, The Age, 13 November, Melbourne

1986 David McNeil, Praxis M, No. 13, Winter, Perth

1986 David Watt, Praxis M, No. 12, Autumn, Perth

1985 David Watt, Praxis M, No. 10, Autumn, Perth

1985 David Bromfield, Art Network, Spring 1985

1984 Murray Gleeson, West Australian, Perth

1983 Julian Goddard, Sunday Independent, Perth

1982 Subiaco Post, Perth