Exhibitions of Paintings by Dora Toovey
1932 March Macleod Gallery, Bulletin Buildings, Sydney: The Australian Art Exhibition.
Artists included also H.R. Gallop. W.B. McInnes, Tom
Roberts, Will Ashton, Howard
Ashton, Sydney Long, Arthur Streeton, Percy Lindsay, A.H. Fullwood, J.R.
Jackson, Robert Johnson, Vida Lahey, Fred Leist, L. Bernard Hall,
A. Dattilo Rubbo, J. Salvana, Rupert Bunny,Charles
Wheeler, W. Lister Lister, B.E. Minns, Ethel Carrick Fox, Penleigh Boyd, Sir John Longstaff, J.S.
Watkins, Esther Paterson, Robert Johnson, J. Muir Auld,
H.S. Power, J.J.
Hilder, Norman Lindsay, Harold Herbert.
Hans Heysen, Blamire
Young, Charles Conder, Frank P. Mahony, Cumbrae Stewart, Thea Proctor
1937 Archibald Prize 1936 finalist, portrait of Miss Ruth Pearce-Jones
1938 April Castlereagh Fine Art Gallery, Sydney. Official opening of Castlereagh Fine Art Gallery by Stuart F. Boyle,
Esq., with an exhibition of Sydney Harbour, coastal and river
paintings by prominent artists". . Other artists
represented Howard Ashton, Alan Baker, Francis O.
Ellis, Herbert Gallop, H.A. Hanke, James
R. Jackson, Robert Johnson, Eric Langker, Percy Lindsay, Sydney Long,
G.V.F. Mann, Douglas Pratt, Lloyd Rees, Stuart Reid, Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo
1938 5 to 18 May, solo exhibition with 56 paintings at Rubery Bennett Galleries, Sydney
1938 Wynne Prize 1937 finalist, Gum Trees Avalon and Newport
1939 Wynne Prize 1938 finalist, Back of Barrington
1940 Archibald Prize 1939 finalist, portrait of Miss Ruth Eason
1940 Wynne Prize 1939 finalist, Moorings
1941 Archibald Prize 1940 finalist, portrait of Jacqueline, daughter of the artist; and also portrait of Janet Campbell
1941 Wynne Prize 1940 finalist, Ebb-Tide and Quiet Day, Middle Harbour
1943 Archibald Prize 1942 finalist, Self Portrait and Canon H.N. Baker M.A.
1943 Wynne Prize 1942 finalist, Nambucca River NSW
1944 Archibald Prize 1943 finalist, Lieut. A.R. Cutler, V.C.
1944 Wynne Prize 1943 finalist, Headlands, Middle Harbour; Cloud and Mountain and Sand Dunes
1945 Archibald Prize 1944 finalist, portrait of Mrs Alma Davis
1945 Sulman Prize 1944 finalist, Boys and Sunlight
1945 Wynne Prize 1944 finalist, Emily Polinis Homestead; Track to the Beach and Clontarf Beach
1946 Archibald Prize 1945 finalist, Mr and Mrs Horace Keats in the 'Christopher Brennan Cycle'
1946 Wynne Prize 1945 finalist, Balmoral, Middle Harbour
1947 Wynne Prize 1946 finalist, Spring After Bushfire, Balmoral
1948 Archibald Prize 1947 finalist, portrait of Dora Birtles
1948 Wynne Prize 1947 finalist, The Bellingen Valley
1948 2nd annual exhibition North Shore Art Society, Mosman
1949 Archibald Prize 1948 finalist, portrait of Hugh Laming
1949 Wynne Prize 1948 finalist, Wollumumbi, an Australian Pasture and Wollumumbi Station
1950 Karma Cottage, Upper Mt. Gravatt, Brisbane: Group Exhibition. Other artists included John Allcot, Howard Ashton, Charles Meere, Herbert Badham, H.R.
Gallop, George Lawrence,
1950 Archibald Prize 1949 finalist, portrait of Murray Jackson and portrait of P. Stuart Gurr, Esq.
1950 Wynne Prize 1949 finalist, Middle Harbour, The Bridge
1950-52 Dunlop Australian Art Contest finalist
1951 Wynne Prize 1950, Newcastle NSW and The Surf, Manly
1951 Archibald Prize 1950 finalist, portrait of Miss Nancy Bird
1952 Archibald Prize 1951 finalist, portrait of Professor Bland, M.P.
1952 Wynne Prize 1951 finalist, The Quay - Sydney, 1951 and Stockton Ferry, Newcastle
1953 Mosman Art Prize finalist
1953 Archibald Prize 1952 finalist, portrait of Sister A. Pulsford of the North-West
1954 Archibald Prize 1953 finalist, portrait of Miss Jacqueline Jackson
1954 Wynne Prize 1953 finalist, Building the New Spit Bridge
1955 First Warringah Shire Art Exhibition. Other artists included Rah Fizelle,
Betty Rowe, Frank Hodgkinson, Jean Isherwood, Alison Rehfisch, Douglas Dundas, Weaver Hawkins, George F. Lawrence, Lloyd Rees, John
Eldershaw, Arthur Murch, M. Feuerring, Dixon Copes, Rodney Milgate,
Peter Laverty, Douglas Pratt,
1955 Archibald Prize 1954 finalist, portrait of Prof. Emeritus Griffith Taylor
1955 Wynne Prize 1954 finalist, Lithgow Valley, NSW
1956 Archibald Prize 1955 finalist, portrait of Lloyd Rees
1957 Wynne Prize 1956 finalist, She Oaks Pittwater
1958 Archibald Prize 1957 finalist, portrait of Dr. Jacqueline Jackson, and portrait of Mrs John Santry
1958 Sulman Prize 1957 finalist, Lunch Time, City Park
1958 Wynne Prize 1957 finalist, Water-ways, Sydney Harbour
1960s Dominion Art Galleries, Sydney: Australian contemporary figurative art. Other artists included Cedric Flower, George
Lawrence, Robert Dickerson, Francis Lymburner, William Drew
1960 Archibald Prize 1959 finalist, Dora Toovey (self portrait)
1960 Sulman Prize 1959 finalist, Native Camp, Ayers Rock
1961 Sulman Prize 1960 finalist, Storm and Sail
1961 Wynne Prize 1960 finalist, Sunlit Bush, Middle Harbour
1962 Archibald Prize 1961 finalist, portrait of Roy Fluke
1962 Wynne Prize 1961 finalist, City Lights from Milson's Point
1963 Archibald Prize 1962 finalist, Self Portrait
1963 Wynne Prize 1962 finalist, Ant Hills, North Queensland
1963 Sulman Prize 1962 finalist, Shadows
1964 Archibald Prize 1963 finalist, portrait of W.H. Lober
1965 Portia Geach Memorial Award finalist, John Antill
1966 Portia Geach Memorial Award finalist, Self Portrait
1967 Portia Geach Memorial Award finalist, with Sir Raphael Cilento, and Douglas Lockwood
1968 Portia Geach Memorial Award finalist, Isolde Hill
1969 Portia Geach Memorial Award finalist, with Self Portrait, and Miss Isolde Hill
1969 Drummoyne Municipal Art Society Art Award finalist
1970 Portia Geach Memorial Award winner with Self in Landscape, and finalist, Coralie & Leslie Rees
1971 Portia Geach Memorial Award finalist, Mr Fred Beadell
1972 Portia Geach Memorial Award finalist, Nigel Butterley
1973 Portia Geach Memorial Award finalist, Ronald Strahn, M.Sc.
1975 Portia Geach Memorial Award finalist with E. Eason, editor, A.H. Journal, and with C.A. Butler, Pioneer Aviator
1976 Portia Geach Memorial Award finalist with Kevin Connor, Archibald Prize Winner 1975/6, and with B. Jackson, B.A. M.A.C.E., Dip. Ed.
1977 Portia Geach Memorial Award finalist, Russell Scott, L.L.B. - Law
1978 Portia Geach Memorial Award winner, Senator Neville Bonner
1979 Portia Geach Memorial Award finalist with Dr. Lloyd Rees, painter, and Dr. C.H. (Tom) Selby, Medicine
1980 Portia Geach Memorial Award finalist with John Shaw, O.B.E. (Grand Opera), and Dr. Lloyd Rees, Art
1981 Portia Geach Memorial Award finalist, Ken Hayes (letters)
1982 Portia Geach Memorial Award finalist, with Frederick Frizell (Art), and Self
1983 Portia Geach Memorial Award finalist, with "Peter Hewitt, Charles Corstorphan, and Bryan Wright"
1987 Trevor Bussell Fine Art Gallery, Woollahra, Sydney: Fine Australian Paintings, 1815-1965.
Dora Toovey is represented with From Harrington Street, Sydney, towards the Bridge, c.1932. Other artists included John Glover, Elioth Gruner, James R. Jackson, Norman Lindsay, Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Emanuel Phillips Fox, Thea Proctor, Lloyd Rees, Margaret Preston