My View

I am a Sydney based artist who enjoys adventuring and exploring the world.

My recent body of work reflects journeys to vast rugged landscapes rich in cultural and spiritual significance in the Australian Outback. Over a number of years I have journeyed to Gulkula, Borroloola and the West MacDonald Ranges in the Northern Territory and Fowlers Gap near Broken Hill in NSW.  Detailed field notes, sketches and en plein air paintings are made in the field and developed back in the studio.  The essence and mood of a place is captured only after time has been spent immersed in an environment throughout the changing light and colours of the day.

My art practice is about exploring the landscape with a fascination for the structures found in rock escarpments, waterholes, trees and seedpods. The motifs, often portrayed at ambiguous scale, are sometimes revisited from earlier works in an effort to make new associations.

Education

2006-2011 Master of Art, UNSW Art & Design, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2002-2005 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honors), The National Art School, Sydney, NSW, Australia
1994-1997 Printmaking short courses, The National Art School, Sydney, NSW, Australia
1985-1987 The School of Colour and Design (Certificate), Sydney NSW Australia

Awards

2009 Finalist, ‘CPM National Print Awards’, Tweed River Regional Gallery, NSW, Australia
2008 Honorable Mention, Dedaloe Centre for Contemporary Art, Pescara, Italy
2004 Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Award for Outstanding Achievement in Printmaking

Collections

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

National Gallery of Australia, ACT

University collections: National Art School, Sydney; COFA UNSW, Sydney

Dedaloe Centre for Contemporary Art, Pescara, Italy

The Museum of Douro, Alijo, Portugal

Private and corporate collections in Australia, Asia, Europe and USA

Publications

‘Advanx Rushcutters Bay’ by Lindsay Bennelong Developments; limited edition book on artist profiles; 2011

‘Making Art Connections’ by Chris Bates; Pg. 77-78 & CD interview; McGraw-Hill Australia; 2011

Article by Michelle Watts published ‘Fonas’ Magazine; Spring 2009

‘House & Garden’ articles; June 2010. Pg. 94-101, August 2012, Pg. 123.

‘Inside Out’ magazine, Mar-Apr 2012; Pg.104-105

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

Sydney Printmakers

Print Council of Australia

Art Gallery of NSW

Copyright Agency / Viscopy

National Association for the Visual Arts

Exhibitions

2017 ‘Sydney Printmakers’, Gallery 43, Wagga Wagga, NSW Australia

‘Sydney Contemporary Art Fair’, Carriageworks, Eveleigh, NSW, Australia

‘Partners in Print’ (Curated by Peter Pinson & Joe Eisenberg) Janet Clayton Gallery NSW

‘Partners in Print’ (Curated by Peter Pinson & Joe Eisenberg) Kick Arts Gallery, Cairns, QLD

‘Sydney Printmakers’ – Printmaker Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2016 ‘Sydney Printmakers – celebrating 55 years’, The Art Vault, Mildura, VIC, Australia

‘Sydney Printmakers – celebrating 55 years’, Artsite, Camperdown, NSW, Australia

2015 ‘Fun and Games’ (curated by Akky van Ogtrop), Gallery Lane Cove, NSW, Australia

‘Gippsland Print Award’, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, VIC, Australia

‘Sydney Contemporary Art Fair’, Carriageworks, NSW, Australia

2014 ‘Boundless and Borderless’, Tainan National University of the Arts, Tainan City, Taiwan

‘Abundance’, Art Space on the Concourse, Chatswood, NSW Australia

‘International Invitational Mini Prints’, College of Arts, National Taiwan Normal University

‘Abundance’, Gallery 43, Wagga Wagga, NSW Australia

‘Antipodes’, Sydney Printmakers & Central Print Council Aotearoa, Northart Gallery, Auckland NZ

‘On the same Page’, See Street Gallery, Meadowbank, NSW, Australia

‘On the same Page’, The Atrium Gallery, Hobart, TAS, Australia

2013 ‘12×12’, Gallery 43, Wagga Wagga, NSW Australia

‘25×25: Contemporary Japanese & Australian Printmaking’, Japan Foundation, Sydney

‘Patterns & Structures’, Xavier Art Space, Darlinghurst, Sydney

‘Boundless and Borderless’, Exchange Project, Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, Sydney

‘Boundless and Borderless’, Exchange Print Portfolio, Station Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2012 ‘Landscape: Projections’, Kudos Gallery, Paddington, NSW, Australia

‘6th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro’, Alijo, Portugal

2011 ‘Together in Harmony’, Korea Foundation Culture Centre, Seoul, Korea

Skopelos Foundation For The Arts, Skopelos Island, Greece

‘200K West: Fowlers Gap’, Cofa Space, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Paddington, NSW, Australia

2010 ‘5th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro’, Alijo, Portugal

‘‘Fonas Annual Plate Show’, The National Art School, Sydney, NSW, Australia

‘Done & Dusted’, Cofa Space, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Paddington, NSW, Australia

2009 ‘Packsaddle’ Exhibition, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW, Australia

‘For Art’s Sake’ Exhibition, FRANS Inc., Addison Rd Gallery, Marrickville, NSW, Australia

‘Done & Dusted’, Cofa Space, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia

‘Evolution’, Depot II Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

‘Seeds of Abundance’, Depot II Gallery, Waterloo, Sydney, NSW, Australia

‘CPM National Print Awards’ finalist, Tweed River Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah NSW

‘Annual Art Exhibition’, St. Ignatius College, Riverview, NSW, Australia

‘Drawcard 09’, National Art School Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2008 ‘Printworks’, Megalo Gallery, Canberra Technology Park, ACT, Australia

‘Printmaking Today’, Dedaloe Centre for Contemporary Art, Pescara, Italy

‘Works on Paper’ Depot II Gallery, Waterloo, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2007 ‘Works from the Studio’ Lancaster Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

‘The Capitals Project’ Han Jun Arts Centre, Seoul, South Korea

‘Black & White’ Gallery Soho, Central, Hong Kong

‘Watermark’, Transitions, Mary Place Gallery, Paddington, Sydney, NSW, Australia

‘Annual Art Exhibition’, The Kings School, Parramatta, NSW, Australia

‘ArtWalk Hong Kong’, Gallery Soho, Central, Hong Kong

2006 ‘Packsaddle’ Exhibition, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW, Australia

‘Poliform Sydney’, Surry Hills, NSW, Australia

‘Transitions’ Mary Place Gallery, Paddington, Sydney, NSW, Australia

‘Annual Art Exhibition’, St. Ignatius College, Riverview, NSW, Australia

2005 ‘Natural Selection’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Paddington, NSW, Australia

‘Sydney Art ‘05’, Moore Park, Sydney, NSW, Australia

‘ASX-Reuters / Fonas’ Exchange Square, Sydney, NSW, Australia

‘The Honours Degree Show’, National Art School, Sydney, NSW, Australia