Gilbert Grace CV (pdf)

Artist Statement

Art is language. Art is not a spiritual vocation nor an avocation. In my practice I explore quality of life, the environment, and economy of materials.

Studies

Current – Masters of Fine Art candidate, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney University, Rozelle.

1990 Bachelor of Arts Honours (Painting) R M I T – Melbourne.

1981 Diploma of Art (Applied) R C A E – Wagga Wagga.

Solo Exhibitions

2014 “And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying…” – ’47′, Rylstone.

2013 “The Common Wheel” – Accelerator Gallery, Pyrmont.

“Documenting the Sydney Green Ring” – Cementa13, Number 47, Rylstone.

2012 “Luminous” – Sheffer Gallery, Darlington.

2011 “Visions” – Art Est, Leichhardt.

2009 “Trauma Porn” – At The Vanishing Point Contemporary Art, Newtown.

2008 “Road:Works” – Regard Gallery, Darlington.

2007 “Art From The Bicycle Seat” – Cheeky Transport, Newtown.

2003 Window Room – pclExhibitionists, Strawberry Hills.

2002 Window Room – pclExhibitionists, Strawberry Hills.

2000 “Shooting Gallery” – State of Grace Café, Newtown.

1997 “Pushpolling” – TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst.

1996 “Subtext” – TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst.

1993 “Multiplex” – Sergio Gallery, Middle Park.

“BIT” – Fifth Australian Sculpture Triennial, Melbourne.

1992 “EN:TRAPMEN” – ArtRoundTown, Melbourne.

Fringe Studio, Fitzroy.

1991 Fringe Studio, Fitzroy.

1983 Nicholson Street Gallery, Balmain.

Group Exhibitions

2014 “Cognoscenti” – Home at 735, Redfern.

“On The Ground” – The Fire Station Arts Centre, Dubbo.

2013 “Super Six” – DNA Projects, Chippendale 

‘The Common Wheel” – Accelerator Gallery/Culture At Work, Pyrmont.

“Art On Paper Award” – Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea.

“ARTcycle Sketch Tours” – Cementa13, Kandos.

“A Retrospective: Celebrating Five Years” – Art Est, Leichhardt.

2012 “Shelf Life” – Delmar Gallery, Summer Hill.

“ARTcycle Residency Action Committee Vehicle” – INDEX space, St Peters.

Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize – Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Camperdown.

Studio Artists – INDEX space, St Peters.

2011 Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize – Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Camperdown.

“RAG Time” – Global Gallery, Paddington.

“In The Night Garden” – Sydney Fringe Festival, INDEX studio, St Peters.

“Ex Voto” – INDEX studio, St Peters.

“Crude” – INDEX studio, St Peters.

Works on Paper Show – Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea.

“Awareness Muscle” – The Academy of Emergency Art, ATVP, Newtown.

“Collisions” – Art Month Sydney, INDEX studio, St Peters.

“Small Works for a Large Universe” – INDEX studio, St Peters.

2010 “INDEX #01″ – INDEX studio, St Peters.

GreenWay Art Prize – Art Est, Leichhardt.

“Rockin’ the Boat” – At The Vanishing Point, Newtown.

“BIOdiverseCITY” – At The Vanishing Point, Newtown.

2009 Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize – Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Camperdown.

“Multiple Personalities” – Wards 17-18, Callan Park, Rozelle.

“Breathing Space”- Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor.

“It’s Hotter Than July” – ATVP at The Oxford Art Factory, Darlinghurst.

“Reality Cheque” – At The Vanishing Point, Newtown.

2008 Salon de Refusés – S. H. Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill.

“The Humble Spud – Art In The Park, Maundrel Park, Petersham.

2007 “Bespoke” – Mori Gallery, Sydney.

Wallspace Group Show, Surry Hills.

2006 Xmas Show – pclExhibitionists, pcl@Rozelle.

2005 Xmas Show – pclExhibitionists, pcl@Rozelle.

ArtSydney05 – Moore Park.

2004 Xmas Show – pclExhibitionists, Strawberry Hills.

show 1 – pcl @ incubator, Redfern.

2003 Xmas Show – pclExhibitionists, Strawberry Hills.

Affordable Art Fair – pclExhibitionists, Moore Park.

2002 Xmas Show – pclExhibitionists, Strawberry Hills.

2001 Xmas Show – pclExhibitionists, Strawberry Hills.

2000 Palimpsest 4 – Mildura.

Walking the Street – Oxford Hotel, Newtown.

Salon de Refusés – S. H. Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill.

1998 “Aware” – TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst.

Amnesty International Show – TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst.

Sydney Fringe Festival – Darlinghurst.

1997 “Publo Picasso” – Darlo Bar, Darlinghurst.

1995 “Portrait Show” – TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst.

1993  St Kilda Postcard Show – Linden Gallery, St Kilda.

1992 Christmas Show – Roar II, Fitzroy.

Anniversary Show – Roar II, Fitzroy.

1990 Honours Show – RMIT, Melbourne.

Residencies

2013 “The Common Wheel” – Culture At Work, Accelerator Gallery, Pyrmont.

2012 “ARTcycle Residency Action Committee Vehicle” – INDEX space, St Peters.

Commissions

2000 New Citizens Fine Art Print, South Sydney City Council.

Grants

2013 Country Arts Support Program Grant, Regional Arts NSW.

2011 NSW Marketing Grant, NAVA, (For ARTcycle Inc).

2003 NSW Marketing Grant, NAVA.

Curatorial

2013 Curator ‘Super Six’ DNA Projects, Chippendale.

Curator ‘Common Wheel’ Accelerator Gallery, Culture at Work, Pyrmont.

2012 Curator ‘ARTcycle Residency Action Committee Vehicle’ – INDEX space, St Peters.

2011 Curator ‘Sketching The Gamut’ – INDEX space, St Peters.

2010 Co-curator ‘The Gauntlet’ – CARES facility, Sydney Park, St Peters.

2009 Co-director – At The Vanishing Point Contemporary Gallery, Newtown.

2008 Co-curator ‘Road’ – various galleries, ‘Bicycle Film Festival’, Sydney.

2007 Co-curator ‘Bespoke’ – Mori Gallery, ‘Bicycle Film Festival’, Sydney.

Artworker

2009 – present Art Installer/Preparator.

Membership

CIRCA – National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA).

Travel

2004 Tokyo, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Paris, London, (five week study tour).

Bibliography

Adrian Clement, ‘Super Six’, Das Platforms Emerging and Contemporary Art, 19 January 2014
http://www.dasplatforms.com/writing/super-six

Adrian Clement, ‘New Eyes’, Das Platforms Emerging and Contemporary Art, 1 December 2012
http://www.dasplatforms.com/das_five_cent/new-eyes/

 

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