A CONSTRUCTED WORLD
Canvas synthetic polymer paint and dymo tape
Jacqueline Riva VCA 1987-1988 MFA.
Geoff Lowe VCA 1979-1987 and 1992-2002 Lecturer Painting, Post Graduate Studies.
Founded in 1993, collaborative exhibitions and performances throughout Australia and Europe including Melbourne Now NGV; Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce; ACCA Melbourne; Serpentine Gallery London; Heide MoMA. Represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.
‘Purse Time Capsule’
purse case with snake chain, sunglasses, car key, sandisk usb, Wrigley's chewing gum, Bounty chocolate bar,
earphones, lip gloss, mascara, nail polish, pocket mirror, credit card.
VCA 2005-2007 BFA, 2008 Honours, 2009-2010 MFA, 2012-14, 2015-16, Margaret Lawrence Assistant, MLG Co-ordinator, 2017 Sessional Lecturer in SSP.
Awarded Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture Professional Development Award and Civic Choice Award; VicArts Project Grant and ArtStart Grant. Public Art commissions for Next Wave Festivals 2008, 2010, 2012, and Satellite Art Projects, Mumbai.
COLLEEN AHERN / JENSEN TJHUNG
Oil on board
Colleen Ahern VCA 1997-99 BFA Painting 2005-2017 Lecturer in Breadth Studies
Exhibited Painting, More Painting, ACCA; Margaret Lawrence Gallery; Linden Centre of Contemporary Art,CCP Melbourne; Gertrude Contemporary; Joint Hassles; Plimsoll Gallery Hobart; Uplands. Represented by Neon Parc
Jensen Tjhung VCA 2000-2002 BFA Painting
Exhibited Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Hell Gallery, MONA Hobart; A4 Centre for Contemporary Art, Sydney; Daine Singer Gallery. Residencies at Artspace Sydney, A4 Beijing Studio Program, Gertrude Contemporary Studio Artist. Musician with Deaf Wish.
'Outside the VCA' 2017
Oil paint on board
VCA 2013-2017 Lecturer in Breadth Studies and Dora McRae Intensive.
Exhibited QAG, Brisbane; PICA, Perth; Fremantle Art Centre; Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Portrait commissions for Australian War Memorial, Monash University, Parliament House, Curtin University, Residency Australia Council British School, Rome; AGWA, Perth. Represented by Heiser and Charles Nodrum Galleries.
‘Early Morning near Maria Island’
Pigment print, synthetic polymer resin, collage on rag paper
NGS 1968 Diploma of Art, VCA 1984, 1986, 1989-90 Sessional Lecturer Postgraduate.
Exhibiting since 1975, at Adelaide Festival of Arts; British Museum, London; Belém Cultural Centre, Lisbon; San Diego Museum of Art, California; Serpentine Gallery and ICA Gallery, London; ACCA; MCA Sydney, NGV, Melbourne; AGNSW, Sydney. Residencies at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris and Michael Karolyi Foundation, Vence. Represented by Helen Maxwell Gallery.
ADRIEN ANDERSON ALLEN
Latex and acrylic on interface, imprint lifted from untitled cement monochrome by Tane Anderson 1974
VCA 1985-1987 BFA , 1999-2002 MFA
Founder and Director of Conical Gallery (2001-2012). Curated exhibitions include ‘Projects One’ at VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, solo exhibition at Five Walls.
Untitled Dough Project (Self Portrait), 2015
VCA 2004-2006 BFA Painting, 2007 Honours.
Currently competing MFA at The School of Art Institute of Chicago. Exhibited at Governors Island Art Fair, New York; International Videonale, MCA Detroit; New Media Arts Festival, Santa Fe. Awarded Australian American Association, Dame Joan Sutherland Fund; LeRoy Neiman Scholarship, BRIC Media Arts Fellowship; NARS residency NY and Artspace residency Sydney.
‘Burning Pine plantation’
Oil on linen
NGS 1966-1968 Diploma of Art Painting
Over 60 solo exhibitions since 1974 at Joseph Brown Gallery, then annually from 1983 at Niagara Galleries. Official War Artist to East Timor 1999. Major survey exhibitions at McClelland Gallery and Heide MoMA. Recipient of Australia Council studios in London, New York and Barcelona.
Stone and steel
VCA 1993-1996 BFA
Exhibited in New 09, ACCA; Primavera MCA, Sydney; Melbourne Now, NGV; ART#2 Biennale of Australian Art; 19th Biennale of Sydney; 9th Gwangju Biennale, Republic of Korea; Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. Represented by Tolarno Galleries.
VCA 2002-2004 BFA, 2005 Honours, 2009-2010 MFA Research, 2011-2014 Art Technician, 2014-2017 Workshop Coordinator Sculpture and Spatial Practice.
Exhibited at Incinerator Gallery, Bus Projects, Testing Grounds, Sutton Project Space, Blindside, Schoolhouse Studios, Conical, ACCA, Shanghai Zendai MOMA; Blütenweiss, Berlin. Residency at Kaus Australis, Rotterdam; University of Tasmania, Launceston.
VCA 2016-2017 PHD candidate, 2015-2017 Sessional Lecturer in Drawing and Print Media
Exhibited in International Print Exhibitions at Guangdong Museum of Art, China; Kyoto Museum of Art, Japan; Metropolitan Museum of Seoul, Korea; Society of Wood Engravers and Relief Printers, London; Chiang Mai University Gallery, Thailand; AGNSW, Sydney; NGA, Canberra; Australian Print Workshop, Port Jackson Press; Bundoora Homestead Art Gallery. Represented by Australian Galleries.
‘Flowers on the altar’
Synthetic polymer paint, photocopy on paper
VCA 2003-05 BFA Painting
Sculptor, Painter, Musician, founder of Inverted Crux label, Studio Artist at Gertrude Contemporary. Exhibited in Amsterdam Biennial and at Sydney Contemporary, First Draft, Neon Parc, Westspace, TCB inc; Joint Hassles, Clubs Project Space. Represented by Diane Singer.
‘Figures in a landscape’
Oil on ply
Dean of the School of Art 2000-2010, Director of VCA 2010 –2017.
Exhibited regularly since 1983 in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne including at AGNSW Sydney; Boutwell Draper; Artspace Sydney; Heide MoMA. Awarded Portia Geach Prize. Represented by Galerie Düsseldorf and Nicholas Thompson Galleries.
‘Faith: Thanks Dame Elisabeth’
Fluorescent pink PVC, silcon,nylon
VCA 1977-78 Grad Dip, 1992-94 MFA, 1984-86 Sessional Lecturer in Drawing and Post Grad
Exhibited at Pincacotheca; Cite des Arts Gallery, Paris; Luba Bilu Gallery, RMIT Gallery, Lethaby Gallery University of the Arts London; Bury Art Museum, UK. Awarded Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship in 1979. Founder Metasenta Research Centre. Founder and Director of Global Centre for Drawing. Founder and Co-Director of Langford 120 Gallery. Arts Projects in Tibet, China, London, New York, Melbourne, Dubai, Bahrain, Rome, Belgium.
Acrylic on board
VCA 2002-04 BFA Printmaking
Printmaker, painter, illustrator, founding member of Schoolhouse Studios, awarded the Collie Print Trust Scholarship. Works exhibited in art and design galleries such as Modern Times, Guild of Objects, Printmaker Gallery Melbourne; Boom Gallery, Geelong; Made by Order, Sydney and The Art Shop UK.
‘Untitled 1990-1996 (Miniature)’
Type C Colour Print
VCA 1989-90 Graduate Diploma, 1997-98 MFA, 2002-08 PhD,1991 Sessional Lecturer in Photography
Research Fellow Goldsmiths, University of London, published essays in numerous academic journals. Winner of ANZ Visual Arts Fellowship, and Australian Academy of the Humanities Travelling Fellowship. Solo exhibitions at ACCA Melbourne; Jewish Museum of Australia; Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland; Leonhardi Kulturprojekte, Frankfurt; CCP, Melbourne; Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs.
VCA 1981-2001 Lecturer in Painting, 2001- 02 Honours Coordinator.
Painter, editor, educator. Foundation member and Board of Management for Gertrude Street Studios 1983-88. Exhibiting since 1977 at Axiom, Arden Street, Monash University Gallery, Joshua McClelland Printroom, Heide MoMA. Represented by Stephen McLaughlan Gallery.
VCA 2005-07 BFA Drawing
Exhibited at Heide MoMA, MUMA, Melbourne; Utopian Slumps, GRANTPIRRIE; Fehily Contemporary, Westspace, Block Projects; Project Space; 24HR Art, Darwin; CAST, Hobart; Cité International des Arts, Paris; Lisson Gallery, London. Awarded Besen Foundation Project Funding, Gertrude Contemporary Studio.
Oil and collage on ply
VCA 1985-87 BFA
Exhibiting since 1987 at Pinacotheca, Botanical Gallery, Patrizia Autore Gallery, Fortyfivedownstairs, Gallerysmith, Bendigo Art Gallery, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, ICON Deakin University, Heide MoMA, Benalla Art Gallery. Artist in Residence, Fortyfivedownstairs.
Oil on ply
NGS 1971-74 Diploma of Art.
Awarded three Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Awards and an Australia Council Fellowship. Represented by Niagara Gallery and Included in exhibitions at TMAG, Hobart; AGSA, Adelaide; Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi; SOFA, Navy Pier, Chicago; Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt.
Coloured felt and archival glue
VCA 1988-89 Grad Dip.
Exhibited in ‘Melbourne Now’, NGV; ‘Artists & Others’, Grolier Club, New York; Soft Sculpture, NGA, Canberra; Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Japan; and at Margaret Lawrence Gallery; Utopian Slumps, Heide MoMA, The Jewish Museum, Melbourne; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney. Awarded MFA Sculpture, School of Visual Arts, New York, and Besen Foundation Grant.
Collage and acrylic
VCA 1997-98 Post Grad Dip, 1999-2012 Lecturer in Drawing.
Represented by Neon Parc and Milani Galleries, exhibitions at Heide MoMA, NGV, Geelong Art Gallery, Carriageworks, Ian Potter MoA, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Centro Cultural Matucana, Santiago; TCB inc, Ocular Lab, CCP, Melbourne; Gertrude Contemporary, MOP, Ist Floor.
‘Phoenix in Ruins (A fragment)’
Wallpaper, dust (ashes from burnt artworks, sawdust, street dust,studio dust)
VCA 2012-2017 PhD
Exhibited Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Mildura Palimpsest Biennale, Rush Arts Gallery, New York; Kings ARI, Blindside, Westspace. Artist residency commissions in Paris, Geneva, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Melbourne City Museum. Winner Incinerator Gallery Environmental Art Award, John Fries Memorial Prize. Represented by Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong.
Acrylic on ply
VCA 1991-93 Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1996 Sessional Tutor in Drawing
Exhibited in Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; TarraWarra Biennial, TWMA; The Naked Face: Self-portraits, NGV Melbourne; MUMA Melbourne, GOMA Brisbane, NGA Canberra, AGNSW Sydney, OED Gallery, India; Heide MoMA, Ian Potter MoA. Awarded Gertrude Contemporary Studio, Geelong Contemporary Art Prize. Represented by Sutton Gallery.
Digital C Type chromogenic print
VCA 2004-2006 BFA Painting
Winner of Portia Geach Memorial Award, the Wynne Prize, Metro Art Award and Nino Sanciolo Art Prize. Solo exhibitions at Art Basel Hong Kong; Gippsland Regional Art Gallery; Paradise Hills; included curated exhibitions at National Portrait Gallery, Canberra; fortyfivedownstairs, Pivotal Galleries, MARS Gallery. Commission for Warrnambool Botanical Gardens. Represented by THIS IS NO FANTASY + Dianne Tanzer, and Jan Murphy Galleries.
Acrylic and stain
VCA 2000- 2002 BFA Painting
Solo exhibitions at Utopian Slumps, Uplands; TCB Inc, Chalk Horse, Sydney. Group shows at MCA, Sydney; BUS Projects, Westspace, LON Gallery, The Alderman, Neon Parc, Melbourne; Mori Gallery, Sydney; Gallery Side 2, Tokyo. Winner of Metro 5 Award.
VCA 1986-87 Grad Dip.
Exhibited at Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art; Conical, MUMA, Linden New Art. Collaborations with Bianca Hester and Scott Mitchell as OSW (Open Spatial Workshop) and awarded Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture, initiated the West Brunswick Sculpture Triennial.
‘One hundred years and shadows’
Ink on arches watercolour paper
VCA 2003-06 BFA Printmaking, 2008-15 Printmaking Technician.
Practices in print, ink and paper. Local and international residencies, exhibited in Melbourne, Osaka and Riga. Printmaking teacher at the Ownership Project,; Exhibited at Printmaker Gallery,; Smith Street Gallery.
‘Little Bourke Street’
VCA 2008-2017 Associate Dean Research, 2010-2016 PhD Coordinator.
Exhibitions at Red Gallery, Catherine Asquith Gallery, Fortyfivedownstairs. Authored books Art Beyond Representation:The Performative Power of the Image; Heidegger Reframed. Edited books Material Inventions: Applying Creative Arts Research, Carnal Knowledge: Towards a “New Materialism” Through the Arts. Numerous essays in Journals and Book Chapters.
‘Still Glides the Stream’
Oil on ply
VCA 2014-2017 PhD.
Exhibited in New 08, ACCA; MCA, Sydney; Art Basel Hong Kong, Nellie Castan Galleries, Bus Projects, Trocadero, Geelong Art Gallery. Awarded Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize. Represented by Dianne Tanzer and Darren Knight Galleries.
Oil on cigar box lid
NGS 1962-65 Diploma of Art,1967-69 Lecturer in Painting, VCA 1975-76, 1983-86 Lecturer in Painting.
Represented Australia at Venice Biennale 1982. Exhibited at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, MOMA, New York; Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Serpentine Gallery, London; all National and State Galleries in Australia. Past representation at Pinacotheca, Deutscher Fine Art, Rex Irwin, Anna Schwartz and Woodbury Galleries.
‘Moon from my Backyard’
Oil on ply
VCA 1982-1984 BFA Painting
Portrait commissions for Victoria University; Maribyrnong City Council, Sunshine City Council. Exhibited Victoria University, Westspace, LaTrobe Street Gallery, Chapman & Bailey ; Ballarat Art Gallery, Auberge D'Italie, Valletta, Malta. Regular finalist in Doug Moran Portrait Prize. Founder of The Studio Art School.
‘Sea Green & Pink’
Oil on Linen
VCA 1980-1982 BFA, 1983-1984 Grad Dip, 1985-86 Sessional Lecturer in Printmaking.
Exhibits regularly at Charles Nodrum Gallery. Included in group exhibitions at Aion Fine Art, Dallas, Texas; Geelong Art Gallery, Bendigo Art Gallery, Mornington Peninsula Gallery; Heide MoMA, NGV, Melbourne; The Jewish Museum, Melbourne.
RY DAVID BRADLEY
‘Original Mac Design Team Signing Party’
Ink on ply
VCA 2011-13 MFA
Lives and works in London & New York, exhibited in ‘Mirrorcity’, Hayward Gallery, London; ‘Shut Up & Paint, NGV, Melbourne; The Hole, New York; Galerie Derouillon, Paris; 21th Century; Powershot, Auckland; Composing Rooms, Berlin. Awarded VCA Athenaeum Club and Myer Foundation Awards. Represented by Tristian Koenig and Evelyn Yard.
‘The Figure 5’
Acrylic, pencil, metal
VCA 1997-98 Dean of the School of Art
Exhibited at AGNSW Sydney, Gold Coast City Gallery, Maritime Museum, Queensland; Lim Lip Art Museum, South Korea. Awarded Swan Hill Drawing Prize, Gold Coast Bicentennial Art Prize, Rio Tinto Alcan Martin Hanson Memorial Art Award. Residencies at University of St. Andrews, Scotland; Power Studio, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. Represented by Watters Gallery and Andrew Baker Fine Arts.
‘Stick and Poke 1’
VCA 2006-2009 BFA Painting, 2010 Honours
Exhibited in Lorne Sculpture Biennale, Channels Festival, Alaska Projects, BUS projects, Firstdraft, Westspace, Platform, Chapter House Lane, TCB artinc, Nightingale Gallery, Oregon. Awarded residencies at Australian Tapestry Workshop; Signal Fire, Oregon; Splendid Arts Lab, Lismore; and commissions for Next Wave Festival and Splendour in the Grass Music Festival.
'Paper Rug' from Material Retrospective: Threads- A Fiction’
VCA 1986-88 BFA Painting, 1995-96 MFA, 2006-10 PhD, 2006-10 Lecturer in Painting
Curator, writer and Director, George Paton Gallery, UoM. Exhibitions at Techno Park Studios, Ocular Lab, CLUBS project inc, Mailbox, 1st Floor, WestSpace, ACCA, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney College of the Arts, Newtown; Institute of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Hanover Galleries, Liverpool; Columbia University, New York.
VCA 2010-2012 BFA Photography
Solo Exhibitions at Sutton Project Space, Bus Projects, Seventh Gallery. Group exhibitions Queensland Centre for Photography, Trocadero Art Space, Fort Delta, Kings ARI. Residency and exhibition at Institut Für Alles Mögliche, Berlin.
‘Thanks for having me but I'm probably going to run away without saying goodbye, no offence’
Oil on canvas
VCA 2012-14 BFA Painting
Solo exhibitions Daine Singer, Spring 1883, Sarah Scout Presents. Included in ‘Painting. More Painting’, ACCA,Melbourne;, ‘Incidents above a Bar ‘, Tristian Koenig Gallery; c3 Contemporary; Spinnerei, Leipzig. Awarded Stirling Collective Award for Painting, VCA.
‘The sky above (Christmas Island)’
VCA 1996-98 BFA Drawing, 2012 Sessional Lecturer in Printmedia and Drawing
Exhibited in Asia Pacific Triennial QAGOMA, Brisbane; Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts; The Unquiet World, ACCA, Melbourne; and at MCA, Sydney; MOT, Tokyo; Version Fest, Chicago; Anna Schwartz Gallery; BRIC Rotunda Gallery, New York. Awarded Samstag International Scholarship, VAP Fellowship Art Institute of Chicago; Asialink Residencies, India and Bangladesh, Gertrude Contemporary Studio, Australia Council Studio, Los Angeles.
VCA 2003 Grad Dip.
Exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions, symposiums and workshops across Australia and Asia, including Fremantle Arts Centre, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Monash Faculty Gallery, spacedHUB Gallery, Perth; IASKA Biennial, Museum of WA, Perth. Awarded Asialink Arts Residency, Bangalore; Pi-Channel Studios, Ho Chi Minh City.
Acrylic and enamel
VCA 1999-2001 Grad Dip Visual Art, MFA by Research, 2013-2015 Lecturer in Breadth Studies
Exhibitions and performances at India Art Fair, New Delhi; Art Stage, Singapore; Melbourne Art Fair, Trocadero Artspace, Conical. Awarded Veneto International Specialised Skills Institute Fellowship, residencies at Global Arts Village Studio, New Delhi, Youkobo Artspace Studio, Tokyo.
Oil on linen
VCA 1984-86 Grad Dip
Exhibiting since 1988, in ‘Van Diemen’s Land’ Celia Lendis Gallery, UK; ‘Four Tasmanian Painters…’ Holmes à Court Gallery, Perth. Awarded City of Hobart Art Prize, Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize, and residency at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. Represented by Bett Gallery and James Makin Gallery.
Artwork documentation by Alex Walker