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Gallery Representation Artsite Gallery, Sydney www.artsite.com.au
Graham Marchant is a Sydney-based artist who resides and works in Balmain having relocated here from England in 1981. Trained in the UK, gaining a BA and MA both at honours level, he gained his PhD from Newcastle University, Australia, in 2012. He has been the recipient of a number of awards and artist residencies over the years both in Australia and in Paris, Italy, Spain, The United Kingdom, New York, Vermont and Florida. He has held over twenty-five one-person exhibitions and participated in over seventy significant group exhibitions. His principal mediums are painting (oil and watercolour) drawing and printmaking.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:
2012 PhD Newcastle University, NSW, Australia
1991 MA. (Hons), Fine Art, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, UK.
1971 Higher Diploma in Art, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, UK.
1970 BA. (Hons), Fine Art, Maidstone College of Art, UK.
1973-80 Various Art colleges in the UK, principally Cheltenham College ofArt and Maidstone College of Art
1982-2002 University of Western Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Various positions including Head of Fine Art, Head of Printmaking, Post Graduate Co-ordinator
2003-2012 Rollins College, Florida, USA. Australian Studies Program, Sydney University
2006-2010 Rollins College, Florida, Visiting Professor
2001- Tutor, Printmaking and Watercolour Workshops, Summer/Winter schools
Twenty-nine, one Person Exhibitions, including
2017 Oct Burning Colour, One person exhibition, Oil paintings and Watercolours, Artsite, Sydney, NSW.
2016 Oct The Still Life Show, Artsite, Sydney,NSW
2015 Nov The colour of light, Artsite, Sydney, NSW
2013 March Hot House Gardens, Interior landscapes, Artsite, Sydney, NSW
2011 June Inside Gardens, Outside Rooms, University of Newcastle Gallery, Newcastle NSW
2008 Nov Window Studies, Palmer Street Gallery, Sydney NSW
2007 May Manicured Spaces, Paintings and Works on Paper, Marianne Newman Galleries, Sydney, NSW.
2006 Dec Reflected Moments, Paintings and Works on Paper, Kenthurst Galleries, Sydney, NSW.
2006 June The Manuscript Series, Paintings and Works on Paper, Impressions on Paper Gallery, Canberra
(reviewedCanberra Times 7/6/06)
2004 Sept Images of Changing Light, Paintings and Works on Paper
Bundaberg Regional Gallery, Bundaberg, QLD
2003 Sept View from the window, Paintings and Works on Paper
New England Regional Gallery, Armidale, NSW
2003 April Recent Paintings, Bower House Gallery, Milton, NSW.
1996/98 Recent Paintings, Works on Paper, Michael Nagy Gallery, Sydney NSW.
1992/94/98 Paintings/Works on Paper, Breewood Gallery, Leura, NSW.
1996 June Filtering Light, Paintings/Works on Paper, Perth Galleries, Perth, WA.
1993 May The Rain Forest Canopy, Paintings (reviewed Sydney Morning Herald, 14/5/93), Blaxland Gallery, Sydney
1992 Jan The Garden Series, Paintings, Prints & Drawings, Lewers Bequest and Penrith Regional Gallery, Penrith
1991 April The Garden Series, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
1985 Aug Paintings (Reviewed Sydney Morning Herald, 26/8/83) Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
1978 June The Australian Suite, Paintings, Prahran Gallery. Melbourne, Australia.
1974-2013 Participated in over seventy significant juried Group Exhibitions and Art Prizes.
2018 Highly Commended Gosford Art Prize, Gosford Regional Gallery, Gosford, NSW.
2018 Finalist, 9 X 5” Landscape Prize,
Waverly Woollahra Art School, Bondi, Sydney,NSW.
2017 /18 July Annual Watercolour Exhibition, AWI, Juniper Hall, Sydney, NSW
2017 Dec Invited Artist, Kedumba Drawing Prize, Orange Regional Gallery
2017 July Finalist, Painting Section, Waverly Art Prize, Sydney, NSW
2017 March Awarded Third Prize, Oakhill College Art Prize, Sydney, NSW
2017 March Finalist Muswellbrook Art Prize, Works on Paper, Muswelllbrook Regional Art Gallery, Muswellbrook, NSW
2017 Feb Finalist, The Elaine Bermingham National Watercolour Prize in Landscape Painting. Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD
2016 Finalist, Art Concerning the Environment, Scope Galleries, Warrnambool, VIC.
2016 Finalist, Emsla Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW.
2016 June Finalist, Art concerning the Environment Exhibition. Scope Galleries, Warrnambool, VIC
2014 Nov Invited Finalist, Kedumba Drawing Prize, Wentworth Falls, NSW.
2007-2015 Finalist, EMSLA still Life Award,Coffs Harbour, NSW.
2014 July Waverley Art Prize, Winner Printmaking Section, Sydney NSW
2013 July Merit award, Small works exhibition, BSG Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
2012 July Highly Commended, James Kiwi Watercolour prize, Wollongong City Gallery. Woolongong, NSW
2011 Oct Finalist, Paddington Art prize, Sydney, NSW
2007-12 Finalist, EMSLA Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW
2012 April Winner, Inaugural Painting Prize, Oakhill College, Sydney, NSW
2004 March Winner, Printmaking Prize, Mungundi Art Prize, Mungandi, NSW
2003 March Winner, Hills Grammar School Art prize, Sydney, NSW
1999 April International Biennale of Drawing, (2nd Prize) Le Puget Art Gallery, Le Puget,France
1998 Oct Waverly Art Prize, Winner Drawing Section, Sydney, NSW
GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES:
2004 May Queensland Arts Council Grant. Residency & Exhibition.
2004 April - May Artist in Residence, Bundaberg Regional Gallery. QLD
2002/2003 Sept Artist in Residence, Armidale Regional Art Gallery, Armidale, NSW.
1999/01 Nov- Dec Artist in Residence, Part Fellowship, Vermont Studio Centre, USA.
2001 Sept - Oct Artist in Residence, University of Central England, Birmingham, UK.
1986/96 July-Sept Artist in Residence, AGNSW Studio, Cite` International des Arts, Paris.
1996 Oct-Dec Artist in Residence, Delphina Studio Trust, Manilva, Spain.
1991 July-Dec University of Western Sydney, Professional Experience Program, Study
Tour of Italian and English Gardens.
1989 June University of Western Sydney, Nepean
Research Grant for a series of Paintings and Prints based onGardens.
1986 June-July Artist in Residence, British School at Rome, Italy.
1981 July-Dec Artist in Residence, Prahran College of Advanced Education, Melbourne, Vic.
1978 Jan-April British Council Award, Visiting Artist to Australia.
2007 May Catalogue Essay, Silks, Quilts and Manuscripts, Written by William Wright
2006 Nov The Australian Watercolour Institute, Publisher Phillip Mathew
2000 Dec Residency Report, The Vermont Studio Centre. Postwest UWS No 17.
1997 Apr Selected Prose, Home and Away, Pandora Books, Brighton UK.
1995 Jan Commissioned to publish four prints for Port Jackson Press, Melbourne,
1992 Feb The Garden Series, Exhibition Catalogue, Penrith Regional Art Gallery, Author Dr. Alan Krell
Painting in Watercolour, The Indispensable Guide 2016
My article, Painting Fabric in Watercolour page 232-235
Book Code WCCG
Australian Artist Magazine
March 2016, page 66-70
The Australian Watercolour Institute. 2006
The Australian Peter Pinson, Jean Cambell and Peter Laverty,
Forward by Hendrick Kolenberg
Phillip Mathews, Book Publishers, Sydney, Australia
The Australian Watercolour Institute
Title: Brushes with History: Masters of Watercolour
Authors: van Nunen, Linda and van Nunen, David
Publisher: The Beagle Press, Roseville, NSW
Publication Date: May 2015
Nepean Hospital, NSW, Australia.
Cheltenham Art Gallery UK.
Art Bank, Australia.
New Parliament House, Canberra, Australia.
Australian Maritime Museum, Sydney, Australia.
University of Central England, Birmingham, UK.
Hills Grammar School, Sydney, NSW. Australia.
Oakhill College, Sydney NSW Australia.
2005- Painter and Sculptors Society, Australia.
2005- Elected Member Australian Watercolour Institute.
2003-8 Elected President, Sydney Printmakers, NSW, Australia