GRAHAM McKENZIE CURRICULUM VITAE

grahammcken@gmail.com

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Academic details

1971 - Admitted to Worshipful Company of Gold and Silversmiths, London, UK.

1967-8 - RMIT Painting

1962-64 - Prahran College of Art & Melbourne State College (now Melb.University) 

Trained Secondary Teachers Certif. – Art (TSTC)


PROFESSIONAL PRAcTICE

AUSTRALIA

2007 - Art Residency at Boolcoomatta SA –Bush Heritage Australia - Undertaking a four-week residency.

1989 - Regularly travelling throughout Outback Australia and North Queensland, initially with an ABC Radio team, to produce radio programs focussing on Aboriginal communities and now privately, to remote communities to paint and study.

OVERSEAS

2015 - Travelled to the London, Paris and Venice to explore and develop a body of work that reference the vistas and waterways in each city.

2003 - Travelled to Florence, Venice and Rome to study/paint

1995 - Travelled to US. England, Switzerland, France and Italy for fourteen weeks to study and paint

1991-92 - Travelled to US. Switzerland, Italy, France, Sweden and England to study and paint

1986 - Travelled to and painted in the United States

1971 - Travelled to Holland, France, Spain & Morocco painting

1970-71 - Whitechapel Art Gallery - Exhibitions Officer designing exhibitions.

1969 - Travelled extensively along the east coast of the United  States


CURRENT / FORTHCOMING PROJECTS

2018 - Developing a series of work from Victorian Southern Coastline

2017 - Currently paint a series of landscapes near KIAH NSW.

2016 - Exhibited paintings, Studies and Prints from trip to Europe in 2015

Currently teaching Painting class for the Victorian Artists Society

2015 - Preparing an exhibition of work from London, Paris and Venice.

2014 - Travelling to Tasmania developing a series of works exploring relationships within landscapes.  

 


SOLO  EXHIBITIONS

2017 - Tacit Gallery Collingwood Rocks and River (Sept – Nov)

2016 - Tacit Gallery Abbotsford Views Vues  Vedute (April)

2015 - Tacit Gallery Abbotsford Alpine Surrounds (March)   

2014 - Tacit Gallery Abbotsford Tasmania    (November)

2014 - Tacit Gallery Abbotsford Memoria Regionis  Memories of Country – (April)

2010 - TreeHouse Gallery, Birregurra Victoria - Paintings from Birregurra and the Stony Rises

2008 - Heathcote Winery Gallery, Heathcote  Victoria. A selection of  work  between 1984 -2004 from the Lancefield region.

2007 - Span Galleries,  Melbourne  Vic – the Boolcoomatta series - The paintings from the Boolcoomatta residency in 2007

2005 - Span Galleries,  Melbourne  Vic – Between the Lakes -Lakes in the landscape from                     Camperdown, Victoria to Lake McKay in outback Western Australia

2004 - Collingwood Gallery, Collingwood  Vic – Lancefield -Recent oil paintings and works on     paper from Lancefield

2003 - Collingwood Gallery, Collingwood, Vic – Desert Images, Acrylics on paper and Oil on canvas.

    2002 - Manyung Galleries, Mt.Elza  Vic

    2001 - Span Galleries,  Melbourne Vic – Transposed Relationships – Recent Oil paintings and works on paper from Lake Eyre, the Sandy Desert and the Bungle Bungles

    1993 - Distelfink Gallery, Hawthorn  Vic – Oil paintings inspired by a painting trip to France and Italy in 1991 - 92

    1992 - Terra Australis Gallery, Fitzroy, Vic – Retaining the Landscape –  Outback themes that  explored the need to mark out boundaries 

    1992 - Araluen Gallery, Alice Springs, NT, - Oil paintings from the Northern Territory

    • Distelfink Gallery, Hawthorn, Victoria
       
    • Terra Australis Gallery, Fitzroy, Victoria
       

    1988 - Solander Gallery, Canberra, ACT I In conjunction with a ballet, Graham created, as part of the Bicentennial Celebrations  

    • Reconnaissance Gallery,    Fitzroy, Victoria
    • Distelfink Gallery, Hawthorn, Victoria
    • Distelfink Gallery, Hawthorn, Victoria
    • Van Jager Gallery, Kew, Victoria
    • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SElected)

    2009 - The Chapman/Bailey  30 x 30 Painting Prize  Collingwood Vic - The inaugural small painting prize.

    2004 - Paintings from Italy –  A joint exhibition with two other artists who travelled together to Italy. Oil painting and prints.

    1998 - The Fleurieu Biennale, McLaren Vale SA– A finalist in this inaugural landscape exhibition.

     

     

    1989 - Solander Gallery, Canberra ACT

    1987 - The Mornington Peninsular Drawing Prize, Mornington Vic

    1984 - The Alice Prize, A finalist Alice Springs NT

    1971 - The Whitechapel Art Gallery, London England

     


    THEATRE SET AND COSTUME DESIGNS

    1990 - Interchange New Dance, Melbourne       “CROSS COUNTRY FLYING”

    1988 - Human Veins Dance Theatre, Canberra “RAISING DUST” (Scenario – Concepts and     Designs)

    1986 - Human Veins Dance Theatre, Canberra  “EBONY”

    1983 - Children’s Dance Theatre, Melbourne  “LA BOUTIQUE FANTASQUE “

    1982 - Human Veins Dance Theatre, Canberra   “LES NOCE” and ‘ORESTIA”

    1980 - Human Veins Dance Theatre, Canberra  “THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY”

    1979 - Australian Contemporary Dance Company, Melbourne  “WATER, FOOTSTEPS & TIME” (in conjunction with Fred Williams)

    1977 - Australian Ballet Company, Sydney Opera House  “MONKEY IN A CAGE”

    1976 - Australian Broadcasting Commission – Television   “MUSICMAKERS”

    1976 - Australian Ballet School,  Melbourne   “ECLIPSE”


    COMMISSIONS

    2000 - Methodist Ladies’ College - Sculpture for the school’s collection

    1996 - Methodist Ladies’ College - Council Gift to the Principal

    1995 - CD cover art and design for - Wunjo’s Blessing, Catalogue No. NEW 10192

     

     

    1985-96 - Illustrations for - Australian Short Stories, Pascoe Publishing

    1984 - Cover illustration and design for - The Amateur Soldier by J. Bellair  Sectrum Publishing

    1984 - Cover illustration and design for - The Loser by Frank Hardy, Pascoe Publishing

     


    PUBLICATIONS

    1985 - Paint: Tools and Techniques.  Pitmans Publishing


    BIBLIOGRAPHY

    2011 - Luminous, Celebrating 50 Years of The Australian Ballet

    2006 - McCulloch Encyclopaedia of Australian Art, Susan McCulloch and Emily McCulloch Childs

    1994 - Encyclopaedia of Australian Art” by Alan McCulloch, Susan McCulloch

    1979/1984/ 1990 - Artists and Galleries of Australia and New Zealand” Edit. by Max Germaine, Boolarong Publications, Brisbane, Queensland.