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Out of Line Group Exhibition, Opening Saturday 11th November 2017 @ May Space Gallery, Sydney.

Most works of art start with a simple line, whether that be for a preparatory sketch or giving form to an idea. The field of drawing is therefore one brimming with possibilities, innovation, and cross-pollination. "Out of Line" will pay homage to the fundamental nature of drawing, whilst also aiming to see these lines jump off the page, defy expectations and merge with other fields. This group exhibition will provide a survey of how drawing-based practices comprise a variety of aesthetics, mediums and technologies.

7 November - 25 November 2017.

www.mayspace.com.au

EMSLA

 


ICON, Opening Thursday 6th April 2016 @ Art Pharmacy / VANDAL Gallery, Sydney.

A reality TV star has just become the 45th President of the United States of America, in no small part due to his celebrity status and grasp of the media. Celebrity culture can no longer be viewed as harmless entertainment for the masses, it has real, deep and long lasting effects on culture, history, ethics and the populace.

Celebrities are reverred with a Godlike status possessing a cultural authority to act as spokespeople, commentators, role models, brand ambassadors and political advocates. They serve for many as the arbiters of taste, morality and public opinion. Celebrity illuminates massive shifts in contemporary culture, and plays a key role in shaping todays world through consumerism, the media and politics.

A recent study by Yalda T. Uhls and Dr. Patricia Greenfield at the UCLA campus of the Children’s Digital Media Center@LA, published  in the Journal of Cyberpsychology in 2007, reveals that children just want to be famous. Apparently the days when children wanted to grow up to be astronauts, doctors or firemen are well and truly over. Now they want to be actors, singers or YouTube personalities. The study indicates an extraordinary shift in attitudes, values and beliefs. In 1997, the dominant values (as judged by an adult audience) expressed by the shows most popular among 9 to 11 year-olds were community feeling, followed by benevolence. Fame came at 15 out of the 16 values tested. By 2007 fame came first, followed by achievement, image, popularity and financial success. Community feeling had fallen to 11th, benevolence to 12th.

Interestingly the reality TV show Keeping Up With the Kardashians debuted in 2007. President Barack Obama only recently said that shows like KUWTK are to blame for corrupting our children’s values. Rep­lacing honour, respect and hard work principles with being rich and famous without really having done anything to justify that fame. The spirit of our times elevates and adores the famous for simply being famous creating a circle of aspiration and desire.

The rise of celebrity culture has long been cultivated by advertisers, marketers and the media with a clear goal; the more distant and impersonal corporations become, the more they rely on other people’s faces to connect them to their customers. Celebrites are ranked on a Global Celebrity Index and the most lucrative contracts are given to those celebrities due to their popularity and ability to represent the values and beliefs of the product they are selling. Their own personalities become secondary to their constructed image.

The #powercouple series of “Brangelina”, “Posh and Becks” and “Kimye” respectively Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, David and Victoria Beckham, Kim  Kardashian and Kanye West are represented in profile enclosed within a shiny, glossy, alluring love heart shape. However the veneer and gloss is two dimensional, their floating heads alluding to coinage and by implication monetary value. They appear as branded logos to be sold to the highest bidder and their mirror finish reflects the viewers acquiescence in this process.

Celebrity is also incredibly distracting. A paper published in the International Journal of Cultural Studies revealed that those interested in celebrity gossip are three times less likely to be interested in other news and half as likely to be involved in community organisations. Moreover they are the least engaged with politics and world events, least likely to protest and least likely to vote.

In Donald Trump we can see the perfect fusion of the two main uses of celebrity culture: corporate interest and mass distraction. His public bravura and persona as friend and ally to the common man, mask his true intent and business interest. His links to global industry and commerce are immense but well hidden by his distracting, loud and overwhelming personality. A TV presenter on the Apprentice has effectively shouted his way into the White House.

The upcoming exhibition "ICON" at Art Pharmacy / VANDAL Gallery explores the tropes of celebrity in contemporary society today.

6 April - 5 May 2017.

 

 

 

ICON

ICON

 


Dysmorphia Playground, Opening Thursday 24th November 2016 @ Kensington Contemporary, Sydney.

Masculinity has had a makeover, visually, aesthetically and psychologically, from Bondi bros to hipster bromances, the Aussie bloke has been transformed into a self aware, groomed, buffed, image conscious, product-consuming, marketing dream.

We live in an age of image proliferation. Visual media constantly bombards us across multiple platforms, from print and television to computers and mobile phones. Young, handsome, athletic models and celebrity endorsements of products and services abound. Masculinity has been transformed into a well-dressed, moisturised, fragranced, fit, fashionable, consumable brand.

Mark Simpson has described the progression of this new masculinity, from the product prone “metrosexual to the gym toned, sporty “spornosexual” of today. According to Simpson, spornosexual men boast “painstakingly pumped and chiseled bodies, muscle-enhancing tattoos, piercings, adorable beards and plunging necklines…their own bodies have become the ultimate accessories”. The male body has become a commodified, marketing tool.

The male fashion and grooming industry has now outstripped the female in terms of revenue and profit. This burgeoning market is attracting major attention from the world of big business attracted to the high disposable income and aspirational nature of the image conscious, consumer driven, media savvy, new man.

Media portrays the ideal image of men to be muscular and by implication strong, tough and stoic. However the pressure to obtain and maintain the body beautiful portrayed by these images has led to an increase in body dissatisfaction for men and young adults. Almost 18 percent of men are very concerned about their own physique and feel pressured to gain weight and become more toned. They were significantly more likely to become depressed and take part in behaviors like alcohol, steroid and drug use. Suicide is now the leading cause of death for Australian men aged 15-44 and male suicide rates are three times that of women. It appears the pressure to look, act, and harden up may be making some men crack.

The “Dysmorphia Playground” exhibition will examine the constructs and tropes of masculinity and the male body in the early 21st century.

24 November 2016 - 22 January 2017.

www.chippendalecreative.com

 

#Celebrity

 


 

 


The Other Art Far 11th Edition, Opening Saturday 7th April 2016 @ The Other Art Fair, Bloomsbury, London.

Im excited to have the opportunity to exhibit my work at The Other Art Fair in London!

The Other Art Fair is the UK's leading artist fair to discover and buy art directly from the very best emerging artistic talent. With bi-annual fairs strongly established in London, The Other Art Fair has grown both in the UK and abroad with editions now in Bristol and Sydney.

This spring we will return to central London's Victoria House for our eleventh UK edition (7-10 April), presenting a variety of quality works that spans all mediums, by 130 contemporary artists, all hand picked by an expert selection committee.

Celebrated for its unique and immersive visitor experience, The Other Art Fair's eleventh edition will continue to delight and inspire our visitors with appearances from our Guest Artist, interactive theatre performances, live music and a delicious restaurant and bar area.

7 April - 10 April 2016.

www.theotherartfair.com

 

#Celebrity

 


#Celebrity, Opening Saturday 28th November 2015 @ Gallerysmith Project Space, Melbourne.

Alun Rhys Jones is an Australian-based artist, whose practice focuses on themes related to identity, commodity, media, and popular culture. Recent work has investigated the use of the body, gender, celebrity, form, language and colour in a post internet, late capitalist, consumer society.

His work questions the relationship we have with visual media, allowing us to analyse the processes by which we see and are seen and to question our sense of reality within a mass media world. Celebrity surrounds us, from film to sports, from Facebook to fashion, from TV to Twitter, permeating our lives with a glamorous, dazzling allure of chance and possibility.

But beyond this glittering surface, celebrity reveals key insights into how we see ourselves; our psychological desires, social needs and economic wants. Who we admire, model ourselves upon and aspire to be, reveal what we think about ourselves on a deep and profound level. Celebrities are reverred with a Godlike status possessing a cultural authority to act as spokespeople, commentators, role models, brand ambassadors and political advocates. They serve for many as the arbiters of taste, morality and public opinion. Celebrity illuminates massive shifts in contemporary culture, and plays a key role in shaping todays world through consumerism, the media and politics.

The upcoming exhibition #Celebrity at Gallersmith Project Space explores the tropes of celebrity in contemporary society today.

26 November - 12 December 2015.

www.gsprojectspace.com

 

#Celebrity

 


The Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, Opening Friday 6th November 2015 @ Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.

I'm excited to be a finalist in the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award held at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.

7 November - 16 January 2016.

www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au

EMSLA

 


The Colour Code Solo Exhibition,

Opening Wednesday 3rd June 2015 @ Carlton Project Space, Sydney.

A National Art School graduate, Jones received Highly Commended in the 2015 Chippendale New World Art Prize for Beckham, an intricate drawing of the famous soccer player crumpled according to the folds of a shopping bag.

The Colour Code reflects his recent concern with the power of branding and advertising within contemporary culture and its emphasis on celebrity, fame, youth and beauty. Bold in both palate and size, Jones fills Carlton Project Space with large-scale objective depictions of people using supersaturated colours. The images are monochromatic and painterly, as a means of communicating the counterpoint between consumerism and disaffection.

The Colour Code is brought to you by the Chippendale Creative Precinct's initiative for rent-free gallery space in Chippendale in support of emerging artists.

Alun Rhys Jones has exhibited solo and collective shows in Australia and internationally. He participated in the Takt Kunstprojektraum Artist Residency in Berlin and received both the NAVA Australia Artist's Grant and William Fletcher Foundation Grant.

3 June - 27 June 2015.

http://www.ngart.com.au

 

 

 

Chippendale New World Art Prize

 


Chippendale New World Art Prize,

Opening Thursday 9th April 2015 @ NG Art Gallery, Sydney.

The Chlippendae New World Art Prize represents the advent of a new world where art spreads across all arenas to create new possibilities. Chippendale has undergone a tremendous transformation from its humble beginnings as an industrial suburb to what is now a landscape of creative ventures spanning contemporary art galleries to cutting-edge visual technologies.

The Chippendale New World Art Prize stems from a personal donation of $100,000 by arts philanthropist and Chairman of Frasers Property Australia, Dr Stanley Quek. Over the ten years from its inception in 2013, this Art Prize fosters excellence for all creative individuals and agencies, working in formal or informal fields of practice.

The Chippendale New World Art Prize winner will receive a $10,000 residency grant at the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture in Greece.


Each year the Art Prize takes on a theme relating to a different facet of a new world. The theme for 2015 is Phenomena, much like the vastly intricate communities we live in, it is an exceptionally multifaceted idea. It is not tethered by any singular idiom. In circumnavigating monochromatic classification we encourage creatives and thinkers to expressively investigate and build works which illuminate the multiverse that is Phenomena. To traverse the magnificent creative maelstrom of opportunity inherent in the concept and produce works which push the breadth of the physical, metaphoric and phenomenological definitions of what it means to exist and create.

9 April - 2 May 2015.

www.chippendalecreative.com/

Chippendale New World Art Prize

 


We Wear Future (A Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival Event),

Opening Friday 20th February 2015 @ Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne.

BSG invites you all to attend our exhibition, presented by the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival Cultural Program Project Series.

We Wear Future:

What we wear will dictate what the future will look like. How we live will dictate what we wear. A group exhibition of over 20 trend forecasting design interested artists, We Wear Future looks to the innovativeness found in the space where art, design, textiles, technology, future and fashion meet.

20 February - 5 March 2015.

www.brunswickstreetgallery.squarespace.com/

We Wear Future


POP LIVING (Curated by Ismail Erbil), Opening Friday 11th February 2015 @ Schwartz Gallery, London.

Conceptual Pop. Conceptual Living. Pop Living invites artists to submit work that builds on ideas of ‘pop’ thinking in art and culture; the re/production of culture and living mediated through technology and advertising is captured in a constant techno-documentation of society and the self. The hyper-real and contemporary constructions of living come together in a celebrity-fuelled world of sleek design and fictional future-spaces.  Pop Living invites artists working with wall based work to respond to concepts of contemporary living, hyper-reality and transmitted spaces.

11 February - 28 February2015

http://www.schwartzgallery.co.uk/

 

We Wear Future

POP LIVING

 

 


Small Images - Grand Visions 40/40, Opening Tuesday 2nd December2014 @ Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney.

Contained by a 40 x 40cm canvas, the energy and immediacy of an artist's mark-making is like a snapshot, where the senses are heightened for a brief, significant moment and the essence of an idea is captured to form a unique little gem. Small Images - Grand Visions is an exhibition of such gems by a dynamic group of gallery and invited guest artists, showcasing an imaginative collection of works in different subjects, styles and media, each presented in small-format.

Featuring: Abdul Abdullah, Ernesto Arrisueno, Min-Woo Bang, William Boissevain, Patrick Carroll, Dagmar Cyrulla, Ginny Grayson, Mark Hislop, Nick Hall, Ken Johnson, Bec Juniper, Marcella Kaspar, Stephen Lees, Kerry McInnis, Eleanor Millard, Celia Perceval, John Phillips, Pennie Pomroy, Nick Pont, Alun Rhys Jones, Bill Sampson, Neil Taylor, Judith White and Deborah Wilkinson.

29 November - 14 January 2015.

www.wagnerartgallery.com.au

 

Wagner Art Gallery

 


The Last Days of Dionysus II, Opening Saturday 8th November 2014 @ Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane.

The exhibition will continue my investigation into the use of the body, celebrity, form, language and colour in contemporary consumer culture.

We live in an age of image proliferation. Visual media constantly bombards us across multiple platforms, from print and television to computers and mobile phones. Images are consumed and discarded within seconds. Products are consumed and discarded almost as quickly, as soon as the newer model arrives. Advertising, marketing and branding surround us creating a colour coded, kaleidoscopic, design experience from birth to death encouraging us to consume more and more.

iThink, iPhone, iView, therefore iAm has become the mantra of the day and the way we live our lives.

 

8 November - 08 November 2014.

Artist Statement - please download a PDF full version here

www.lethbridgegallery.com


 


Live and Let Live, Opening Saturday 8th November 2014 @ Gallery Klei, Sydney

Im honoured to be included in the inaugural opening show of Gallery Klei in Sydney.

8 November 2014 - 6 December 2014.

www.galleryklei.com


Lethbridge 1000

 


DRAWING: A Fundamental Liberation IV, Opening Tuesday 1st July 2014 @ Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney.

The process of drawing allows artists to express themselves with directness, honesty and freedom. This group show provides an insight into the medium of drawing: its breadth of definition and diversity of practice by gallery and invited guest artists. Min Woo Bang, Lyndall Beck, Judy Cassab, Kevin Connor, Dagmar Cyrulla, James Gleeson, Peter Grziwotz, Nick Hall, Mark Hislop, Frank Hodgkinson, Ken Johnson, Robert Juniper, Kerry McInnis, Eleanor Millard, Sir Sidney Nolan, Christopher Orchard, Alun Rhys Jones, Bill Sampson, Judith White, Deborah Wilkinson, Margaret Woodward.

www.wagnerartgallery.com.au

Wagner Art Gallery

 


ART NOW, Opening Wednesday 18th June 2014 @ NG Art Gallery, Sydney.

Curated by Tessa Dorman the group exhibition, ART NOW, concentrates on just that, art. now. It aims to take a snapshot of the current state of contemporary art in Sydney.

The prevailing feature that is most notable in the arts - is that there is no distinguishable feature, style, school or methodology. It has no central themes.

Within this non-definable movement let us take a look at Sydney as a geographical centre, and study the laws of nodal concentration. Due to coexisting and unknowingly cooperating with each other there is a harmonious balance in art making, presentation and validation within our cultural orbit of Sydney that is a unique and exceptional experience unto ourselves that is worth capturing and celebrating.

17 June - 5 July 2014.

www.ngart.com.au

 


The Lethbridge 10000 Art Award, Opening Saturday 14th June 2014 @ Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane.

Its great to be a part of ththis small scale art award the Lethbridge 10000 in Brisbane.

www.brettlethbridge.com

Lethbridge 1000

 


Chippendale New World Art Prize, Opening Thursday 8th May2014 @ NG Art Gallery, Sydney.

The Chippendale New World Art Prize represents the advent of a new world where art spreads across all arenas to create new possibilities. Chippendale has undergone a tremendous transformation from its humble beginnings as an industrial suburb to what is now a landscape of creative ventures spanning contemporary art galleries to cutting-edge visual technologies.

The Chippendale New World Art Prize stems from a personal donation of $100,000 by arts philanthropist and Chairman of Frasers Property Australia, Dr Stanley Quek. Over the ten years from its inception in 2013, this Art Prize fosters excellence for all creative individuals and agencies, working in formal or informal fields of practice.

www.chippendalecreative.com

Chippendale New World Art Prize

 


Under Pressure Exhibition, Opening Friday 31 January 2014 @ Gallery Red, Glebe, Sydney.

I have a few edition prints on aluminium in this group show in Glebe, Sydney.

The exhibition runs from the 31st January to the 25th February.

www.galleryred.com.au

 


Galerie Guay Exhibition, Opening Saturday 16 November 2013@ Dark Horse Experiment, Melbourne.

I'm really stoked to be a part of the inaugral opening exhibition of Galerie Guay @ The Dark Horse Exxperiment in Melbourne.

Galerie Guay is launching in November 2013, with the intention of occupying an online space that encourages the development and screening of new markets for Australian and International Art. Based on this vision Galerie Guay is dedicated to showcasing an international roster of emerging and mid-career contemporary artists whose diverse practices include painting, illustration and photography. The gallery is dedicated to showing a wide range of cutting-edge art, with a stable of artists carefully selected who demonstrate contemporary art practice affected via a global discourse.

www.galerieguay.com

 


The Last Days of Dionysus (Part 1), Opening Wednesday 25rd October2013@ Brenda May Annex Gallery, Sydney.

The Last Days of Dionysus (Part 1) comprises a new body of work that I have put together for the Brenda May Annex Gallery.

The exhibition runs from the 22nd October to the 9th November, if you can't get there for the Opening night!

www.brendamaygallery.com.au

 

 


Clayton Utz Art Award, Brisbane.

My entry "Pantone Belief System" has been accepted as a Finalist in the Clayton Utz Art Award.

www.claytonutzartaward.com.au

 


The Mount Eyre Art Prize 2013 - Finalist

I've just been accepted as a Finalist in the Mount Eyre Art Prize.

The Mount Eyre Art Prize offers entrants the chance to win a First Prize of $8000 and a Second Prize of $2000, and exhibit their artworks at Rex-Livingston Art Dealer's respected commercial gallery.

12 September - 28 September 2013

www.rex-livingston.com

I feel more watching tv

 


The North Sydney Art Prize 2013, Painting Award - Winner!

Really stoked to be the Winner of the Painting Award in The North Sydney Art Prize!!

Thank you North Sydney Council and Mosman Art Society for sponsoring the Award.

Open daily, 10am - 5pm, 27 July - 5 August 2013.

Venues
Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability, 2 Balls Head Drive, Waverton
Hutley Hall, Council Chambers, 200 Miller Street, North Sydney

The North Sydney Art Prize enters an exciting phase with a revitalised format and new curatorial theme. For the first time the exhibition will be held across two venues exhibiting an astounding 130 indoor and outdoor sculptures, video, installation and site-specific works, painting, drawing, printmaking and photography. See some of the best in contemporary art, with selected works by local, regional and interstate artists.

12 July- 5 August 2013.

www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au

Download a PDF version here

I feel more watching tv

 


The Story of the Creative - An International Exhibition @ Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York.

I have some work in htis show in New York City! Wish I could be there!

www.thestoryofthecreative2013.com


I feel more watching tv


HOT-ONE-HUNDRED @ Schwartz Gallery, London

HOT-ONE-HUNDRED is a show of 100 emerging contemporary artists based in the U.K and Im one of them!

One artist will be offered a solo show at Schwartz Gallery at the end of 2013 at the end of the exhibition. Following an Open Call format the 100 artists and the subsequent solo-show artist will be selected by Ismail Erbil and Patrick Michalopoulos, artist-curators of Schwartz Gallery, one of the largest and longest-running of the current crop of artist-run spaces in London.

A reference to ranking systems seen in late-night popular music T.V programmes and art world power lists the exhibition creates a 'HOT-ONE-HUNDRED moment' in the emerging U.K contemporary art scene offering up a very real opportunity for a solo show in the gallery. Playfully mimicking the creation of power lists in the worlds of art, entertainment and business HOT-ONE-HUNDRED satirises this 'heat' phenomenon while simultaneously becoming an agent for its proliferation.


Private view: Wednesday 17th July 6 -10 p.m
Exhibition dates: 17th July – 3rd September 2013
Summer Opening Hours: Thursday – Saturday 12 – 6 p.m
First Thursdays late opening: Thursday 1st August

www.schwartzgallery.co.uk


I feel more watching tv

 


The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize 2013 @ Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane.

My recent work "I feel more watching tv" from the Medium is the Massage series has been shortlisted as a Finalist for the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane.

12 July- 7 September 2013.

www.churchieemergingart.com


I feel more watching tv

 


Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award @ Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea.

With prize money totalling $26,000, the Hazelhurst Art Award promises to showcase outstanding 'art on paper'.

In 2011 the 6th Hazelhurst Art Award received over 700 entries with seventy artists selected for final display in the exhibition. The winner of the 2011 Hazelhurst Art Award was Liam Benson for his work A Christian Country.


In 2013 96 artists will compete for the $15,000 major award; the Emerging Artist's Award of $5,000; the Friends of Hazelhurst local artist award of $5,000 and the People's Choice Award of $1,000.

My recent charcoal drawing "Dysmorphia Playground" is one of the works shortlisted as a finalist!

6 July - 25 August 2013.

www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au


Dysmorphia Playground

 


Our Hopes and Dreams in Colour, Opening Saturday 25th May 2013@ Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane.

Our Hopes and Dreams in Colour is an exhibition of recent work by Alun Rhys Jones.

My current work has been concerned with the power of branding and advertising within contemporary culture and its emphasis on celebrity, fame, youth and beauty.

I have been making large-scale objective depictions of people using supersaturated CMYK colours.   The images are monochromatic and painterly, as a means of communicating the counterpoint between consumerism and disaffection.

24 May - 9 June 2013.

www.lethbridgegallery.com

 


Time and Tide Group Show at the Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Melbourne.

My work has been included in the Time and Tide Living and Surviving in the 21st Century Group Show at the Toyota Community Spirit Gallery.

27 March - 27 June 2013.

www.watcharts.com.au

 


Salon Des Refusés, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney.

My portrait of Rohan Stephens, Painting supervisor at Chrsities, London is on display at the Salon Des Refusés, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney as a part of the alternative Archibald and Wynne Prize selection.

23 March - 19 May2013.

www.shervingallery.com.au

 


Open Gallery, Sydney Morning Herald - SPECTRUM Section.

Michael Fitzgerald review of my show 'Untitled ®' in the 'Open Gallery' SPECTRUM section of the Sydney Morning Herald, 24-25 November 2012, page 15.

www.smh.com.au

 


Artist Profile Magazine Issue 21 - Process Section.

A two page spread in the Process Section of Artist Profile Magazine Issue 21 for the Untitled ® show at MOP Gallery, Sydney.

www.artistprofile.com.au

 


Art Almanac November 2012 Issue - Featured Exhibition Section

Art Almanac

Featured Exhibition write up of the current MOP show in print and online.

www.art-almanac.com.au


Untitled ® Opening Thursday 15th November 2012 @ MOP Gallery, Sydney.

Untitled ® is an exhibition of new work by Alun Rhys Jones. The show is an ongoing exploration into the role of branding and advertising within contemporary culture and its emphasis on celebrity, fame, youth and beauty.

The exhibition examines the language of advertising: models, scale, colour, layout, and composition are subverted to illuminate the alienation and emotional detachment underlying the glossy veneer of consumerism and the repetitive consumption of goods.

Seductive, transient perfections mask the contemporary melancholy and malaise of modern consumer society where aspirations are continually updated but never fulfilled.

MOP Projects Thursday – Sunday 1 – 6 pm
2 / 39 Abercrombie Street Chippendale Sydney NSW 2008
Ph: 02 9699 3955 E-mail: mop@mop.org.au

www.mop.org.au



Clayton Utz Art Award, Brisbane.

My entry "I feel more watching TV" was "Highly Commended" in the recent Clayton Utz Art Award.

The exhibition is open at Clayton Utz, Level 28 Riparian Plaza, 71 Eagle Steet, Brisbane from the 4th October 2012 to the 27th September 2013 beween 10am and 5pm.



www.claytonutzartaward.com.au

 

I feel more watching tv



Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing at Jugglers Art Space, Inc, Brisbane.

My entry "Explore the Digital Flagship" was a Finalist in the Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing.

The exhibition is open at the Jugglers Art Space Inc, 103 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. The Official Opening Reception starts from 6pm Friday 3 August 2012 and the exhibition continues until August 17 2012.


www.jugglers.org.au



Semi Finalist in the Moran National Portrait Prize.

I have been selected as a semi finalist for the Moran National Portrait Prize.


www.moranprizes.com.au



Xstrata Percival Portrait Award, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville.

I have been selected as a finalist for the Xstrata Percival Portrait Award in Townsville at the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery.

4 May - 1 July 2012.

www.townsville.qld.gov.au



From the Vault, Sydney Children's Hospital and FONAS Fundraising Exhibition, Sydney.

I donated a painting for the Joint fundraiser From the Vault, Sydney Children's Hospital and FONAS Fundraising Exhibition, Sydney.

19 April- 8 June 2012.



The 2012 Northern Rivers Portrait Prize, Lismore Regional Gallery, NSW 2480.

I have been selected as a finalist for the 2012 Northern Rivers Portrait Prize.

24 March – 6 May 2012.


www.lismoregallery.org


Albany Art Prize 2012, Albany Town Hall, Western Australia 6331.

I have been selected as a finalist for the 2012 Albany Art Prize exhibition.

March 31 - 22 April 2012.

www.albanyartprize.com.au

Limestone Coast Art Prize : Opening Friday 2nd March @ Keith Institute, South Australia.

I have been selected as a finalist for the Limestone Coast Art Prize 2012. Opening Friday 2nd March 2012 by Senator Nick Xenophon.


Who Weekly Editorial spread on th Private Life of Lara Bingle.

The series of paintings "Pantone Belief System" were shown in an article about Lara Bingle.


The Best of the Lethbridge 10000 @ Federation Square, Melbourne

I was asked to participate in the Best of the Lethbridge 10000 Group Show at Federation Square after being a part of the Lethbridge 10000 earlier in the year.


Colour Union Exhibition: Opening Thursday 27th October @ Iain Dawson Gallery, Paddington.

My first solo show in Sydney at Iain Dawson Gallery in Paddingtion.

This body of work explores concepts of beauty and desire in relation to the constructed images of marketing, branding and advertising.


Lethbridge 10000 Finalist : Opening 6th June 2011 @ Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

I'm a finalist in the Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award at Lethbridge Gallery in Brisbane with the painting "CMYK Skull".


Allsorts 2011: Opening 11th May @ Gould Galleries, Melbourne

Gould galleries present Allsorts 11 May - 18 June 2011 showcasing the work of Troy Emery, Alun Rhys Jones, Chris Langlois and Valentina Palonen, all of whom are exhibiting with us for the first time. Their works will sit alongside our local luminaries Charles Blackman, Arthur Boyd, Sidney Nolan, John Olsen and John Perceval together with the works of mid career artists Stephen Bird, Peter Cooley, Mark Douglass, Marc de Jong, David Larwill, Ex de Medici, Linde Ivimey and Scott Redford.


Solo Exhibition 2011: Opening 25th February @ Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

My first solo show up in Brisbane.


Group Exhibition 2011: Opening Thursday 17th February @ Iain Dawson Gallery, Paddington

A Group Show being held over Mardi Gras at Iain Dawson Gallery, 443 Oxford Street, Paddington in Sydney.


Small Works Christmas Exhibition 2010: Opening 27th November @ Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

I have four paintings in this Group Show Exhibition.


NAS Postgraduate Exhibition 2010: Opening Night 22nd October

My Honours Degree Show at the National Art School. One of my paintings can be seen as you enter the Main Gallery (from the 21st - 2nd November) and there are a wider selection of paintings in my studio space on the top floor of Building 11. (from the 21st - 23rd October)


12 Honours 4th Year Painting Group Show 2010

All 12 of the Honours Painting students have works in the show.


IDAHO the Exhibition 2010: Exhibition Launch Tuesday 18 May 2010

IDAHO the Exhibition 2010
for International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO)

May 18 - 29
Kudos Gallery
6 Napier Street
Paddington NSW 2021

Exhibition Launch
Tuesday May 18, 5pm - 7pm
Special performance by the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir

Im showing this large drawing in the group show, come along and check it out.


NAS Degree Show : Opening Night 3rd December

3 years have gone reallly fast! A selection of paintings from my third year can be seen in the Main Gallery (from the 4th - 15th December) and also in my studio space (in Building 5 East). A selection of Life drawings can be seen in the John Olsen Prize for Figure Drawing (in Building 5 West).

 


John Olsen Prize for Figure Drawing

I was "Highly Commended" in the John Olsen Prize for Figure Drawing; a selection of my drawings can be seen as part of the Degree Show in Building 5 West.


In Grid - 3rd Year Painting Group Show

In Grid- 3rd Year Painting Group Show , Stairwell Gallery, National Art School, Sydney.