Education

 

2007      Bachelor of (Visual Arts) Teaching, University of Sydney
2005      Master of Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney 
2003      Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours 1st class), Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2017        AU WOP BOP A LOO BOP A WOP BAM BOOM! Hugo Michelle Gallery, Adelaide SA

2015        Long Story Short, Hugo Michelle Gallery, Adelaide SA

2014        Uno Momento, Chalkhorse Gallery, Sydney NSW

2013        Lifted & Shifted, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston TAS 
2013        OK?, Institute of Contemporary Art Newtown, Camperdown NSW
2012        Feint Echo, Firstdraft Gallery, Surry Hills NSW

2010        Winner Take All, Grantpirrie, Gallery 2, Redfern NSW 
2009        Frank-o-phile / Velo-style, Grantpirrie, Redfren NSW
2008        Way to go, Locksmith, Alexandria, NSW
2008        Chop Sweat Chop, Firstdraft Gallery NSW, Emerging Artist Studio Program

2007        Hang ‘em High, Pigeon Ground Public, Camperdown NSW

 

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2017        Strike 1917, Carriageworks, NSW (upcoming)

2016        Re-Visioning Histories, Bundoora Homestead Estate Gallery, Vic

2016        Laneways Sydney Exhibition, SCA Gallery, Sydney

2015        John Fries Prize, Finalist UNSW Art and Design Gallery NSW.

2014        Leisure & Lifestyle, Incinerator Gallery, Victoria

2014        Temporary Wriggle, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney

2014        On Men, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra

2014        Bergie Seltzer, Firstdraft, Sydney

2014        Processing, Alaska Projects, Sydney

2014        Free Range, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne

2013        On Men, Felt Space, Adelaide SA

2013        Never Eat Soggy Weet-Bix, TCB, Melbourne
2013        Stalled, Maquarie University Gallery, Sydney
2013        Direct Democracy, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne
2013        Bloom-Space, Australian Experimental Arts Foundation, Adelaide 
2013        Golden Rough (with Lauren Brincat), Alaska Projects, Sydney 
2013        Project 13, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne
2012        Like, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney
2012        The Drawing Show, Breenspace, Sydney 

2011        Nothing Like Performance, Artspace, Sydney (upcoming)
2011        1.85 Million - Art Peripheries, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
2010        Luxurious Time & Space, Tokyo Wonder Site Project, Tokyo
2010        Last Words, 4A Gallery, Sydney
2010        Draught, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney
2009        I am the Message, Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore
2009        SCEGS Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney. Emerging Prize Recipient
2009        Pushme / Pullyou, Peloton, Sydney
2008        SCEGS Redlands Westpac Art Prise, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney 
2008        Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship, SCA, Sydney. Award Recipiant
2008        Membrane, Next Wave Festival, Federation Square, Melbourne2007

2007        UNSW Arts week, public art display. University of New South Wales, NSW

2007        University of Sydney Bachelor of Teaching Exhibition. Vaucluse House, Vaucluse NSW

2006        The Tonight Show (Premier Exhibition), The Rehearsal Room, Alexandria NSW

2005         Helen Lempriere Finalist Exhibition,Artspace, Wolloomooloo NSW

2005        Soft Stack, Round Records, Pigeon Ground Public, Camperdown NSW

2005        The Thin Grey Line, Phatspace, Darlinghurst NSW

2004        SCA Postgraduate Exhibition, Sydney College of the Arts NSW

2004        No Tyre Kickers (collaboration with Marley Dawson), Phatspace, Darlinghurst NSW

2002        Helen Lempriere Finalist Exhibition,Artspace, Wolloomooloo NSW


 

Awards / Scholarships

2015        Finalist John Fries Prize, Viscopy.

2014        ArtIncubator fellowship in association with Chalkhorse, recipient

2013        Paddington Art Prize, COFA Prize recipient

2013        Australia Council, Mid Career, New Work Grant

2013        Maddocks Emerging Artist Prize, Venice Bienalle visit

2009        Emerging Recipient. SCEGS Redlands Wespac Art Prize, Nominated by Mike Parr
2008        Recipient, Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship
2008        SCEGS Redlands Wespac Art Prize, Nominated by Shaun Gladwell 
2005        Helen Lempriere (Traveling Art Scholarship) Finalist, Artspace, NSW Ministry for the Arts
2003        University Postgraduate Award, University of Sydney 
2002        Helen Lempriere (Traveling Art Scholarship) Finalist, Artspace, NSW Ministry for the Arts

 

Directorship

2017 .      GOOD/GRIEF

2008 / 2009        Firstdraft Gallery, Director, Surry Hills. 

2006        The Rehearsal Room, Director, Alexandria

 

Residencies

2012        Residencias Artísticas Por Intercambio, Mexico DF, Mexico
2012        Bundanon Studio Redidency, Bundaon Trust, NSW

2011        Artspace Studio Residency, Artspace, Sydney
2011        Australia Council Studio Residency, Paris. Cite des Arts International, France 
2010        Asialink Studio Residency, Tokyo. Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan
2008        Firstdraft Studio Residency. Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney

 

Publications

2017 .      1917: The Great Strike, Carriageworks and City of Sydney Publication

2016        The Camera as Friend, Tryhard Magazine issue 9.

2015        Australian Art Collector, What Next, Issue 73, July - September

2012        Das Superpaper, Issue 25 / Periférico, November

2011        Australian Art Collector, Critics Choice, Issue 57 (Jul-Sep)
2011        1.85 Million - Art Periferies, Campbelltown Art Centre
2010        Last Words, 4A Center for Contemporary Asian Art
2010        On Site Lab - Luxurious TIme and Space, Tokyo Wonder Site      
2010        Runway: Return Issue 17
2010        UN. Magazine Issue 4.1 
2009        Concrete PlayGround, Conspirators. 
2009        Runway: Lies Issue 15
2009        Moving Galleries Melbourne

WILL FRENCH

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