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CV

Born: Meanjin/Brisbane, Australia, 1978

Lives and works: Naarm/Melbourne, Australia

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

2025 Drawspace, Sydney

2024 James Makin Gallery, Melbourne

Solo Exhibitions

2022 Garden, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne

2020 Avalanche, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne

2018 Life Drawing Project, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne

2016 New Work, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne

         Amid Love and Fear, USQ Art Gallery, University of Southern Queensland

2015 Fig•ure: Drawings and Paintings, The Art Vault, Mildura

         No Other Knowledge, Gallerysmith Project Space, Melbourne

2014 Kings, Popes and Other Fools, Anthea Polson Art, Gold Coast

2013 Nudes and Portraits, The Art Vault, Mildura

2011 Formula for Resurrection, Anthea Polson Art, Gold Coast

         Blood is thicker than water, The Art Vault, Mildura

2010 The Darkness and the Beauty, Anthea Polson Art, Gold Coast

2008 Magic Sex Death, Jugglers Art Space Inc., Brisbane

2005 Selected Paintings, Bulimba Art Gallery, Brisbane

2004 Recent Paintings, Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane

2002 Paintings and Drawings, Antiquarian Galley, Brisbane

2000 Body-line, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba

 

Collaborative Exhibitions

2023  Tracing Time, Divisions Gallery, Pentridge Arts, Melbourne

2017  Iconoclasts, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts/KickArts Contemporary Arts

2014  Rogues Gallery: Plowman and Van Dijk, Lightspace, Brisbane

2010 Two Needles One Yarn (with Sue-ching Lascelles), Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane

2009 Project 48, The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Brisbane

2003 Plowman & Eyles: Paintings, Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024 Dobell Drawing Prize #23, continues touring to Grafton Regional Gallery, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre,       

         Glasshouse Regional Gallery - Port Macquarie, Tamworth Regional Gallery, South East Centre for Contemporary Art - Bega

2023 Dobell Drawing Prize #23, National Art School Sydney, touring to Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

         Kedumba Contemporary Drawing Award, Wentworth Falls

         Summer New, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne

         Tutors Show, The NEW Art Room, Footscray, Melbourne

2021 Made Reunion Show, Tinker, Toowoomba

2019 Summer New, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne

2018 Anon, Goodspace, Sydney; Soma, Melbourne

2017 Tutor's Show, The Art Room, Melbourne

2016 A Conversation About Portraiture, Pine Rivers Regional Gallery, Moreton Bay

         March Group Show, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne

         Hand Drawn Big Fig Arts, The Bellingen Brewery & Co, Bellingen

         Anthea Polson: comes to Melbourne, Menzies Auction House, Melbourne

2015 Studio 99 Exhibition, TheGRID: Hybrid Arts Collective, Toowoomba

2013 Perennials: Selected USQ Alumni, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

          Brisbane Life Drawing Show, Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane

          Some kind of goodbye, Love Love Studio, Brisbane

          5th Anniversary Exhibition, The Art Vault, Mildura

2012 Director’s Choice, The Art Vault, Mildura

          In The Mirror, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney

2010 Seat of the soul, The Centre for Arts, Beaudesert

          New Works Of Erotica, Flipbook Gallery, Brisbane

          Artists in Residence 10, Jugglers Art Space Inc, Brisbane

2009 Special First Christmas Show, Anthea Polson Art, Gold Coast

          Day OF The Dead, Retrospect Galleries, Byron Bay

          London Calling, Scream London Gallery, London

          Hungry Like The Wolf, 19 Karen, Gold Coast

          Semi Permanent 09, 19 Karen/Nine Lives Galleries, Gold Coast/Brisbane

          Works On Paper, Kiln Gallery, Brisbane

          Project 48, Jugglers Art Space Inc, Brisbane

          Dirty Show X, The National Grid Gallery, Sydney

 

Prizes

2023 Dobell Drawing Prize #23, National Art School, Sydney - Upcoming

2021 Lyn McCrea Drawing Prize, Noosa Regional Gallery, Noosa - Finalist

2018 The Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Moran House, Sydney - Semi Finalist

2015 The Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize, Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore - Finalist

2014 The Benalla Nude Art Prize, Benalla Art Gallery, Benalla - Finalist

2012 The Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Moran House, Sydney - Finalist

2011  The Duke Art Prize, The Arts Centre, Gold Coast - Finalist

         Agendo Art Prize ,St Heliers Street Gallery, Abbotsford - Finalist

         Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Caloundra - Finalist

         Lethbridge 10 000 Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane - Finalist

         Power of Self, Artist Wanted Collaborative New York - Finalist

2010 Redland Art Award, Redland Art Gallery Cleveland - Finalist

         Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Caloundra - Finalist

         Lethbridge 10 000, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane - Finalist

2009 London Calling, Scream London Gallery, London - Finalist

         Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery_ Caloundra - Finalist

2008 Small Works ’08, Brunswick St Gallery Melbourne - Merit Award

2006 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney - Finalist

2003 Mel & Charlie Illustration Competition Triple J Radio, Australia - Winner

2002 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney - Finalist

2000 Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award, Ultimo Centre, Sydney - Selected Work of Distinction

 

Education 

2016 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Victoria University

2007 Graduate Diploma in Education Queensland, University Of Technology

2000 Bachelor of Visual Arts, University of Southern Queensland

          • Recipient of the USQ Parvis Nikdin Prize for outstanding studio practice

 

Professional Appointments 

2023 Education Manager, Zart Art, Melbourne (2017-current) 

         Mentor, The Life Drawing Experiment/Life Drawing Course/Unboring Drawing, 

         The Art Room, Melbourne (2017-current)

         Judge, Victorian Artist Society, Summer Exhibition, Melbourne

2018 Tutor, Who’s Who Portrait Prize Workshops, Geelong Gallery (2017-2019)        

2017 Tutor, Creative Encounters: For The Love Of Paint, National Gallery of Victoria        

         Tutor Drawing and Painting the Figure, McGregor Summer School, USQ, Toowoomba

2016 Artist in Residence, Discovery Bay College, Hong Kong

         Guest Artist, Kellett School, Hong Kong

         Tutor Life Drawing Course, The Art Room, Melbourne

         Tutor Introduction Drawing and Painting, Footscray Community Art Centre, Melbourne

         Casual Teaching Staff, NCAT, Melbourne

         Teacher, Melbourne Studio of Art, Melbourne

         Casual Academic Painting and Drawing The Figure, McGregor Summer School, USQ

2015 Casual Academic Painting and Drawing The Figure, McGregor Summer School, USQ

         Guest Artist After Dark Life Drawing, Border Art Prize, Gold Coast Art Centre

         Workshop Facilitator and Mentor Complex Pain Art Project and Exhibition, Mildura

         Casual Academic: Portraiture and The Nude McGregor Summer School, USQ

2014 Judge, Marie Ellis Drawing Prize, Jugglers Artspace, Brisbane

2012 Teacher and Visual Arts Facilitator Micah Projects, Brisbane (2012-2014)

         Tutor Flying Arts Alliance Inc., Brisbane (2012-2014)

2010 Judge, Marie Ellis Drawing Prize, Jugglers Artspace, Brisbane

         Teaching Artist_ Art Camp, Morayfield State High School (2010-2015)

2011 Artist in Residency/Exhibiting Artist_ Art Vault, Mildura (2011/2013/2015)

2006 Curator: Red/Blue Galleries Jugglers Art Space Inc, Brisbane (2006-2007)

2001 Studio Assistant in Painting and Drawing, USQ (2001-2002)

 

Media

2019 Feature: Australian Artist, Issue 425 November, p 52 - 53

2016 Doco: Resurrection: Nic Plowman, Peter Lamont and Handmade Films Australia 

2014 Film: Nic Plowman: Art and Life, Panoptic Press
         Blog: Relations of Mutual Resonance: Nic PLowman, Panoptic Press

2011 Feature Article: Afart (Variety), Issue 33, p 86 – 91. Denmark
         Article: Sunrasia Daily, February 22, p 7

2010 Feature Article: Art with Marina Saint Martin, Gold Coast Bulletin March 20
         Article Ninety Two Magazine, Issue 3, p 58-60

2009 Publication: In Retrospect 10, Retrospect Gallery Publication, p 105-108

2008 Feature Article: Empty Magazine The Aussie Issue, #13, p 20-23
         Article: Varsity Magazine September Issue, p 6-11

2007 TV: Channel Seven Emerging Artists of Fortitude Valley, Great South East

 

Residences

2016 Discovery College, Hong Kong

2015 The Art Vault, Mildura

2014 Rogues Gallery Project, Brisbane

2013 The Art Vault, Mildura

2011  The Art Vault, Mildura

2009 Project 48, The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Brisbane

 

Collections

Kedumba Contemporary Drawing Collection, NSW

UniSQ (University of Southern Queensland), QLD

The Prince Charles Hospital, QLD

Jugglers Art Space, QLD

The Art Vault, QLD

Private Collections: Australia, England, France, Norway, Canada, USA and Mexico

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