With a mother who is also an artist and art teacher I grew up having access to an art studio to experiment and play in. 

Art for me is about disconnecting and trusting my knowledge and intuition to use the elements of art to communicate. I love Picasso’s quote: “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them as an artist.”

I love learning and I love experimenting and my arts practice revolves around both. 

To contact Tarli: tbirdaustralia@gmail.com





2005-07           Bachelor Visual Arts,  Monash University.   

2008             Graduate Diploma in Education

2009              Honours in Fine Art (Printmaking), Monash University.                                                                                                 

2010 -12          Master of Fine Art Research, Monash University.



Group Exhibitions:

2008                             Port Jackson Press Graduate Printmaking         Award Exhibition.

2009                             Monash University Graduate Exhibition.

2010                             Pigment Gallery- Firestation Print

                                    Port Jackson 2010 Graduate Printmaking award exhibition

                                    Next Wave Sports Club Project

                                    Personal Terrain, Brighton Town Hall

2014                             Finalist at National Stencil Art Prize, Ambush Gallery, Sydney

2015                             Finalist at Stencil Art Prize, Ambush Gallery, Sydney

Solo Exhibitions:

2008                             Firestation Print Studio- ‘Tarli Bird: Roads into the unknown.’

2009                             Bayside Council Corporate Centre- ‘The Backstreets of Bayside.’

2012                             Monash University Post Graduate Gallery- ‘Personal Best.’

2013                             Blindside Gallery- ‘Personal Best’

                                    Shepparton Art Gallery Foyer Space- ‘Mapping Shepparton.’

2014                             Brunswick Gallery- ‘Wallpaper’

                                    La Trobe University Phyllis Palmer Gallery Bendigo ‘Mapping Bendigo.’

2016                             ‘Going Solo: Tarli Bird,’ Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton.

2018                             Abbotsford Convent Gallery Melbourne, ‘Urban Garden.’

2019                             Falls Creek Alpine Resort, artworks from my artist in residency.

2021                             Fitzroy Library- ‘Urban Landscapes: Fitzroy.’         


2007                             Monash University Graduate First Prize in Printmaking.

2008                             Highly Recommended at Port Jackson Press Graduate Printmaking Award.

2010                             Commissioned by Monash University to create three site temporary site-specific installations for the University grounds.

2010                             Next Wave Sports Club project participant.

2015                              Commissioned my Melbourne Central Shopping Centre to create an interactive sewing map and design a mural for their shopping centre.  


2019                             Falls Creek Resort, Falls Creek.

2020                             Falls Creek Resort, Falls Creek.

2020                             Culture at Work, Sydney.