Address Home   5 Lawson Street Balmain Sydney NSW 2041 AUSTRALIA
Phone Number   (H) +61 (0)2 9810 0125   Mobile (0) 439 448 110
Gallery Representation  Artsite Gallery, Sydney


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.


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


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