SHANE DRINKWATER
IMAGES
BIO

ARTIST STATEMENT

Painting is something I’ve always needed to do and I’m enjoying it more and more.

I’m interested in the historical, scientific and artistic observation of the “heavens and earth”.

I predominantly work with acrylic paint on paper, delving into the act of painting with a minimum repertoire of visual elements aiming for maximum visual intensity. I create spontaneous images, easy to view but full of visual and emotive information, letting the viewer respond with his/her own perceptions.

1960Born, Sheffield, Tasmania, AUSTRALIA

ART STUDIES / OTHER ACTIVITIES

1977-19782 years P/time Burnie Technical College, Tasmania (tutor: Geoff Dyer)
1979-19813 years full time University of Tasmania, School of Art, Hobart
1981Founding member of Chameleon Inc., Tasmania’s first artists cooperative
19821 year part-time East Sydney Technical College (National Art School)
1985Conducting drawing workshops for TAFE in outback , SA
Painting teacher P/Time TAFE Millicent, SA
1988-1994Living and working in Paris, France
1995-0000Living and working on the Gold Coast

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014Boom Gallery, Geelong, VIC
Beadles, Toowoomba,QLD
2007Dansey Gallery, Gold Coast QLD
2005Michel Sourgnes Fine Arts, Brisbane QLD
1998Michel Sourgnes Fine Arts, Brisbane QLD
1997Gold Coast City Art Gallery,QLD
1996Michel Sourgnes Fine Arts, Brisbane QLD
1992Hanger 028, Paris, France
1988Cannibal Pierce Galerie Australienne, Paris, France
1987Contemporary Art Center, Adelaide SA
Reconnaissance, Melbourne VIC
1985Drawing and Projected Images, Riddoch Art Gallery, Mt Gambier SA
Naracoorte Art Gallery, Naracoorte SA
Burnie Regional Gallery, Tasmania
1988Viewing Programme, Devonport Regional Gallery,Tasmania

DUO EXHIBITIONS

2014The Lost, the Found and the Superfluous (Collector’s issue) Gallery Molly Krom, New York, USA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014Moreton Bay Art Prize (Finalist). QLD
Stanthorpe Art Festival (Finalist),QLD
2013Hang’Art, Grenoble, France
Paper 3, Dirty Linen Artspace, Bundaberg, QLD
Gallery Works, Mount Tamborine, QLD
The Box, Brisbane
Artspace K, Kingscliff, NSW
Border Art Prize (Highly commended) Gold Coast City Art Gallery
Moreton Bay Art Awards (Finalist) Pine Rivers Art Gallery
Sunshine Coast Art Prize (Finalist) Caloundra Regional Gallery, QLD
Under a Grand, Rex-Livingston Art Dealer, Sydney
Sydney Art Month, Rex-Livingston Art Dealer: Six Artists Exploring the Landscape
2005Brisbane Art Fair , Gallery 482/Michel Sourgnes Fine Arts
2003Melbourne Art Fair, Michel Sourgnes Fine Arts
2000Goya Galleries, Melbourne
1999E.A.Joyce & Son / Despard Gallery, Hobart,Tasmania
1998The Studio, Brisbane QLD
1996Gold Coast City Conrad Jupiter’s Art Prize (Finalist)
Michel Sourgnes Fine Arts, Brisbane QLD
1995-1996The Prime Touring Exhibition: Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW
Ballarat Art Gallery, VIC, Nolan Gallery,ACT
Gold Coast City Art Gallery, QLD
19857 Artists from the South East, Naracoorte Art Gallery, SA
7 Artists from the South East, Kintore Art Gallery, Adelaide, SA
1983Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmania
1982East Sydney Tech (National Art School)
The Canberra Times Art Prize (Finalist)
Chameleon Inc., Long Gallery Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Devonport Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania
Burnie Regional Gallery, Tasmania

COMMISSIONS

2012Entrance of Condev Construction Office Building, Robina, QLD
2010Private apartment Allissee, Paradise Point, QLD

AWARDS AND GRANTS

1988Alliance Française Art Fellowship/Visual Arts Board, Australia Council: 3 months residency in Paris
1987Grants to individuals-Department for the Arts, SA
1985Desiderius Orban Youth Award- Visual Arts Board, Australia Council
1982Chromacryl Award for Technical Colleges, NSW

PUBLICATIONS

1988Transforming Art, Vol. 3 No1
Tasmanian Artists of the 20th Century, Sue Backhouse
1991Artists and Galleries of Australia, Max Germaine
1996“Young and Old” Sue Smith, The Courier Mail, Brisbane, April 6th
1998“Splendid isolation” Phil Brown, Brisbane News, July 1-7
“Idiosyncratic feet...” Sue Smith, The Courier Mail, Brisbane, July 8th
2005”French window on art” Judy Anderson, The Weekend Bulletin Magazine, Gold Coast, September 10-11
“Brisbane Art Fair” Brisbane News, November 2-8
2010“True colours” Gold Coast Magazine, March
2011“Little wonder” House & Garden, January
2014“Landscapes on show at Beadles” The Chronicle, May 24