Career Resume

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1984

Joan Gough's Studio Gallery, South Yarra, Victoria.

1989

Women's Gallery, Fitzroy, Victoria; Doncaster City Gallery

Massoni's, St Kilda; Caulfield Art Centre

1992

The Lost Boys - an exhibition of paintings about War: Ararat Regional Gallery, Victoria

1993

War - Allegories of Conflict - Woolloomooloo Gallery, New South Wales

Alien Artefacts and other Curiosities (sculpture) - Carringbush Library, Victoria

1994

The Spherical Bird - Moorabbin Arts Centre, Victoria

1996

Miscellaneous Paintings - Gallery 101, Melbourne, Victoria

1997

Fables and Truths - Crawford Gallery, Sydney, New South Wales

Solo exhibition - Gallery Two, Launceston, Tasmania

1999

Waiting for Y2K - Gallery 101, Melbourne, Victoria

2000

Ring of Fire - Stables Gallery, Cleveland, Tasmania

2001

Angels and Elephants - Stables Gallery, Cleveland, Tasmania

2003

Solo exhibition - Tasmania Shop and Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania

2004

Solo exhibition - Stella Dimadis Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria

2010

Touring exhibition Tasmanian Regional Arts

Tasmanian Gothic Goulburn Street Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania

2012

King Island Gothic Red Chapel Art, Sandy Bay, Tasmania

2013

Return to the Island King Island Cultural Centre, Currie, King Island

2014

Personal History Nolan Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

77, 78, 80, 81

Victorian Artists Society

79, 80, 81

Melbourne Festival of Surrealisms

1983 - 95

Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc

1987

Blake Prize Exhibition

1988

Diamond Valley Invitation Art Exhibition

1992

Australian Contemporary Art Fair 3

Drawing the Veil - Artworks Gallery, Ballarat, Victoria

1993

City of Hobart Art Prize Exhibition

Aspects of Contemporary Surrealism - Gallery 101, Melbourne

Two States of the Art - Seymour Centre, Sydney

Spring Festival of Drawing - Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre

1994

Box of Fun - Centrepoint, Melbourne

1995

Women Artists of the Twentieth Century - Stanthorpe, Queensland and Penrith, New South Wales

1996

World in a Matchbox - Grand Central Gallery, Melbourne

Australian Contemporary Art Fair

1997

Tasmanian Art Award Exhibition; Visionfest - Liverpool, UK

1998

Exhibition of work by Australian Artists - Hyatt Regency, Singapore

Images of Tasmania - Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart

1999

Images of Tasmania 2 - Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart

2000

Wrest Point Invitation Art Exhibition, Hobart

Square 2000 - Gallery 101

2001

Images of Tasmania 4 - Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart

2002

Material Girl - Moonah Art Centre, Tasmania

Images of Tasmania 5

2003

Material Girl - Moonah Art Centre, Tasmania;

Art from the Eastern Shore - Rosny Schoolhouse Gallery, Rosny Park;

Images of Tasmania 6 - Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart

2004

City of Clarence Art Award - Schoolhouse Gallery, Rosny Park;

Images of Tasmania 7 - Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart

2005, 2006, 2008

Material Girl - Moonah Art Centre, Tasmania

2008

Weld Echo - Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart

City of Clarence Art Award - Schoolhouse Gallery, Rosny Park;

2009

Weld Echo - Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart

Dali's Moustache - Foreshore Gallery, Rosny Park

2010

Gunns20 - Hogan Gallery, Melbourne

Weld Echo - Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart

shortlisted - Publisher's Cup cricket art prize

2011, 2012, 2014

Weld Echo - Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart

2014

Simboli e Architipi (Symbols and Archetypes) - Associazione Dedalus Studi, Teramo, Italy

2015

Glover Prize Exhibition - Evandale, Tasmania

2016

Metamorphosis International Surreal Exhibition, Ripattoni, Italy

City of Clarence Open Art Award - Rosny Barn, Rosny Park

SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATIONS (Including Paintings and/or sculpture)

1991

Picnic at Gallipoli - 189 Collins Street, Melbourne

1992

Christensen on Collins - 187 Collins Street, Melbourne

1993

The Monument to Corrupted Endeavour - Regent Theatre, Melbourne

1994

The Magician - 189 Collins Street, Melbourne

1995

On the Shores of the Inland Sea - 67 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, Victoria

1996

The Angel in the Marketplace - 415 Sydney Road, Brunswick, Victoria

1996

The Angel in the Marketplace - 415 Sydney Road, Brunswick, Victoria

2014

Strange Relations - Lightbox, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania

2015

Ghosts in the Landscape - Lightbox, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania

AWARDS

1985

Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc (CAS) - second (judge George Mora)

1986

Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Melbourne - first (judge Ernst Fries) CAS - second (judge Geoffrey Edwards)

1987

Capcon Science Fiction Convention, Canberra ACT - best painting CAS - Third (members' vote)

1988

CAS - Second (members' vote)

1989

CAS - Second (judge Ken Scarlett)

1990

CAS - First (judge Robert Lindsay)

CAS - First (members' vote)

1991

CAS - Second (judge Joe Pascoe)

1999

HWHC Art Award (Tasmania) - First (judge Lorraine Jenyns)

2003

Soroptimists International Womens Day art award - best pen and ink (judge Pat Brassington)

2004

Two paintings acquired by Clarence City Council (judge Luke Wagner)

2005

Comalco art award - best painting (judge Mary Scott)

2006

Material Girl Exhibition - Popular Choice Award

2008

Clarence Open Art Exhibition - best painting (judge Sean Kelly)

RESIDENCIES AND STUDY

2005

Overseas study - University of Klagenfurt, Austria

2011

Arts Tasmania Cultural Residency - King Island Cultural Centre

2012

Artist in Residence - Tarraleah, Tasmania

Overseas study - Berlin

2013

Artist in Residence - King Island Cultural Centre

PUBLICATIONS / PRESS

1989

The Melbourne Herald Tuesday Magazine, Jan 24

The Melbourne Herald Thursday Magazine - review: Allison Harding, Feb 2

The Age Entertainment Guide, Feb 3

The Age - review: Louise Bellamy, Feb 3

Melbourne Times Feb 8

Southern Cross (Melbourne), Feb 22

Weekend Australian - review: Robert Rooney Aug 19

1990

The Age - article: Virginia Trioli, Oct 5

Directory of Artists and Galleries of Australia: Max Germaine

1991

The Melbourne Times, May 1

Herald-Sun - article: Jason Romney, Oct 10

1993

The Sydney Morning Herald - review: Bronwyn Watson, Apr 30

The Weekend Australian - review: Elwyn Lynn, May 8

Australian Women Artists: Max Germaine

1994

Artlink, Winter edition; The Age Entertainment Guide, Sep 13

Moorabbin Standard, Sep 15

1995

Who's Who in Australian Art

1997

The Examiner, Sep 20; - review: Jo McIntyre, Oct 4

The Mercury, Sep 27

2000

The Mercury - reproduction of painting, Feb 5

2002

The Mercury - reproduction of painting, Dec 17

2003

The Mercury, Nov 8

Eastern Shore Sun, Nov

2004

The Mercury, Sep 16

Eastern Shore Sun, Jul

2005

The Mercury, Mar 12

Eastern Shore Sun, Mar

2008

The Gazette (New Norfolk) - reproduction of painting, Jul 17

2009

The Mercury - Review and reproduction of painting, Nov 7

2010

The Advocate - Review and reproduction of painting, Apr 8

The North Eastern Advertiser - article, Sep 8

The Mercury Saturday Magazine - review: Clyde Selby, Sep 11

2011

The Mercury Saturday Magazine - review of Weld Echo and reproduction of painting: Clyde Selby, Jun 11

2012

The Mercury Saturday Magazine - review of Weld Echo and reproduction of painting: Clyde Selby, Feb 18

The Mercury Saturday Magazine - review of exhibition: Clyde Selby, 14 Apr

2014

The Mercury Saturday Magazine - review of exhibition: Clyde Selby, 21 Jun

Warp Magazine - review of exhibition: Andrew Harper, Jun

2015

The Mercury tasweekend - review of installation: Andrew Harper, 12 Sep

 

Numerous illustrations, cover designs and articles for a variety of newspapers and magazines.

Designs for Community Art Projects:

The Clarence Bicentenary Quilt - for Eastern Shore Regional Arts

Sails and Stays - for Rajah Bicentenary Quilt Project, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

In Our Lifetime - for Senior Momentum (www.seniormomentum.kingston.org.au)

Japanese table runner/storytelling project; with Tomoko Konoike

Work acquired by Monash University, Clarence City Council, and by private collectors in all Australian capital cities, France, Germany, USA, Canada, UK, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore and Japan


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