BIOGRAPHY


Born 1955 Sydney

STUDIES

1971-72 Sturt Art Workshop, Mittagong
1973-76 East Sydney Tech. Design Certificate
1985-86 Studied painting and sculpture, L’ecole
des Beaux Arts of Lausanne, Switzerland.
1991-93 Bachelor of Painting National Art School.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1977-84 Freelance designer.
1986-87 Lecturer, School of Visual Arts Sydney.
1995-02 Teaching, Waverley Woollahra Art School.
2001 Curator of South East Modern Art Group
Annual Prize Exhibition.
2003-16,Workshops Art Gallery N.S.W             

2016 Lecturer Art Gallery NSW

 

RESIDENCIES

2008 Waverley Woollahra - Artist in residence.
2009 Bundannon NSW
2009 Hill End NSW

2010-12 Margaret Whitlam Residency Bondi

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1991 Avoca Gallery, Gosford, NSW
1994 Michael Nagy Fine Art, Sydney
1995 ABC Ultimo, Painted Face of ABC
1998 Queen Street Fine Art, Woollahra, Sydney
1999 Mary Place Gallery, Paddington
2002 Mosman Gallery Survey Show
2004 Boutwell Draper, Sydney
2006 Australian Galleries, Sydney
2008 Australian Galleries, Sydney
2010 Australian Galleries, Sydney
2012 Australian Galleries, Sydney 

2015 Manly Regional Gallery

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1990 Gallery Wall, Sydney
1993 Pod Gallery, Sydney
1994 Portia Geech Art Prize
1994 Mosman Art Prize
1996 Portia Geech Art Prize
1997 Mosman Art Prize
1998 Portia Geech Art Prize
1999 Portia Geech Art Prize
2000 Portia Geech Art Prize
2000 Larvill Landscape Award
2000 Mosman Art Prize
2000 Archibald Art Prize, Art Gallery of NSW
2000 Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
2000 Mary Place Gallery, Sydney
2000 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery, NSW
2002 Redlands Westpac Art Prize
2002 Global Art Gallery, Sydney
Anniversary Show
2002-3 Mosman Art Prize
2004 Wavery Art Prize
2004 Willowby Art Prize
2005 Art at the Rocks Prize Sydney
2006 Australian Galleries, Melbourne
2006 Mosman Art Prize, Sydney
2006 Redlands Art Prize
2006 Armidale Regional Gallery, NSW
2006 Australian Galleries, Sydney

2009 Portia Geech Art Prize

2010 Mosman Art Prize

2011 Blake Prize Finalist

2011 Portia Geech Art Prize

2013 Mornington Peninsular Art Prize

2014 Manly Regional Gallery

2014 Waverley Art Prize

2016 Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize

2016 Mosman Prize

 

AWARDS

1975 John Kaldor Award
1976 Australian Wool Assoc. Award
2000 Waverley Art Prize (purchase)
2002 Waverley Art Prize, Highly Commended
2006 People's Choice Finalist Portia Geech Art Prize

PUBLICATIONS

Vogue Living, October/November 1993
Belle, February/March 1994
Sydney Review (Cover) March 1994
Vogue Entertaining, January 1995
Belle Corporate, November 1996
Belle Corporate, March/May 1997
Vogue Living, August 1999
Belle Living, November 1999
Sydney Morning Herald, December 1999
Artists Palette, November 2000
Daily Telegraph, Archibalds, May 2000
Vogue Living, 2003
Vogue Entertaining, 2005

Sydney Morning Herald 2010

Sydney Morning Herald Porti Geech review John MacDonald, 2011

 

SELECTED COMMISSIONS AND COLLECTIONS

Qantas Private Members Lounge, Brisbane
Cicada Restaurant, Sydney
Verona Cinema, Darlinghurst
Melbourne Crown Casino
Wentworth Sheraton, Sydney
Regent Hotel, Sydney
All Seasons Hotel, Barossa Valley, South Australia
Lebrect Collection, London
Waverley Library, Sydney
Myer Melbourne, Victoria
Australian Art Resources, Sydney
Private collections in Australia, UK, U.S.A, France, Italy
Mosman Council Sydney