STOP PRESS: BUSY END TO 2016
Delighted to be in six shows that open before the end of 2016 – the Redland Art Award in Cleveland, Queensland; in EMSLA at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, in the St. George Art Award in Hurstville, the Hall & Wilcox Exhibition and Art Award in Sydney, a group show in the new Tortoiseshell Gallery in Elizabeth Bay and in the KAAF Art Award in the Sydney CBD. Click here to see the images.
Activities at the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery
Honoured to take part in a special artists’ talk as part of the Moran Portrait Prize special event in late May at Hazelhurst. I shared the floor with Archibald Prize winner Euan Macleod, fellow Moran Prize finalist Mertim Gokalp and photographer Paul Wheeler.
Percival Portrait Painting Prize 2016 Finalist
Delighted to be a finalist in this prestigious award for the second time. Really enjoyed visiting the Perc Tucker in Townsville – one of the most well attended Regional Galleries in Australia. A super hang with my piece in a great position… many thanks to the Director, all his staff and volunteers.
KAAF 2016 and 2015 Finalist
With esteemed judges including John McDonald, Art Critic for the Sydney Morning Herald and Colin Rhodes, ex-Dean of the Sydney College of the Arts, I’m particularly delighted to make the final of the Korea-Australia Art Foundation [KAAF] Art Prize two years in a row.
Moran Prize 2015 Finalist
Honoured to be included amongst the 30 finalists in this year’s prestigious Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. It’s entitled ‘Portrait of the Artist’s Son, Max’. This award is Australia’s most valuable painting prize and my work has been nominated for the semi-finals five times in the last three years.
Archibald Prize 2015 Finalist
Excited and delighted that my portrait of Louise Voigt, CEO Barnardos Australia is a finalist in this year’s Archibald Prize – the second time in three years I have been selected by the AGNSW Trustees.
Mosman Art Prize 2015 Finalist
So pleased to make the finals for the third time in four years!
Portraits at Stanley Street Gallery
This group show ran through August at Liza and Merilyn’s lovely venue in East Sydney. Delighted to have three works hung – including my 2013 Archibald self-portrait and a double portrait of retinal surgeons, the two Alex Hunyors.
Nebulae at Project 
My joint exhibition with sculptor Lee Blattmann closed in August at Project  in St Leonards and was highlighted by the well attended special opening event with Prof. Fred Watson AM. The show included the largest Nebula paintings yet plus video works.
2015, 2014 & 2013 Moran Prize
My portraits of artist Giles Alexander (2015) and my son Max (2015), astronomer Fred Watson (2014) artists Marcus Callum (2013) and Sarah Hendy (2013) made it into the semi-finals of the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. Click here to see them!
2016 & 2014 Percival Portrait Painting Prize
Delighted to report that my portrait of astronomer Professor Fred Watson AM and a double portrait ‘Alex Hunyor and Alex Hunyor, Retinal Surgeons’ were both selected in the Glencore Percival Portrait Prize.
Nebula Evolution at Central Park in 2014
Some of my Nebula works were shown at Central Park (The Living Mall). The opening event was highlighted by star speaker Fred Watson AM, astronomer, broadcaster and promoter of space science. He also unveiled the portrait ‘The Astronomical Fred Watson” – its first public appearance! See the video here on YouTube or click here to see his portrait in detail.
Black Swan Prize for Portraiture 2014 Finalist
My self-portrait ‘Guy Morgan with Peter Pan after retinal detachment’ was a finalist in the 2014 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture held in Perth in October.
First View in Melbourne
My first solo show closed in late 2014 at Cambridge Studio Gallery, Collingwood. Attendance was encouraging and great to receive such positive feedback.
‘Big Fred’ – shown at Campbelltown Art Centre
My large portrait of Professor Fred Watson ‘In his element, astronomer Fred Watson AM‘ was a finalist in the 2014 ‘Open’ section of Fisher’s Ghost Art Award and a semi-finalist in the 2014 Moran Portrait Prize.
2013 Fishers Ghost Award
My second painting of two eminent retinal surgeons (father & son) was a finalist in the contemporary section of the Fishers Ghost Art Award on show at the brilliant Campbelltown Arts Centre.
2013 Mosman Art Prize
My portrait of fellow Archibald finalist Marcus Callum, was a finalist in 2013 Mosman Art Prize. Click here to see it.
2013 Chippendale New World Art Prize Finalist
Happy to have been in the inaugural CNWAP with two works from the Nebula Evolution series displayed at Central Park Pavilion as part of the Chippendale Creative Precinct.
Art after hours at Art Gallery of NSW
Great to be part of the panel discussion with Tom Tilley of JJJ and two other Archibald finalists at the Art Gallery of NSW! See the video on the AGNSW website here.
2013 Archibald Prize
Delighted and honoured to be included in the Archibald Prize exhibition. My self-portrait ‘Guy Morgan with Peter Pan after retinal detachment’ also went on tour, visiting eight regional galleries. It’s been on public display in NSW, Victoria and WA.
Charcoal study print now available
The charcoal study which was the basis of my Archibald entry (click here to see it) was hung in the 2013 Hazelhurst Art Award exhibition. It’s now available as a signed print on beautiful archival stock – the sheet size is 40cm x 29.5cm and perfect for framing. Click here to email me if you’re interested in securing one.
IEAA (Dubai) 2013 Shortlist
One of four Australian artists shortlisted in the International Emerging Artist Award 2013. Works from my Nebula series (paintings and videos) were selected by international judges, making the shortlist of 73 out of 1,476 entries from around the world. See images on this site and the video at YouTube entitled 47 Tucanae.
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