Biography

Solo Exhibitions & Projects

2018 Objectivity, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Agent Orange / Hanuman, Kriti Gallery, Varanasi, India
2017 HOME, Cementa 2017 Contemporary Arts Festival, Kandos, NSW
  Banaras Backs, Black Eye Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney
2016 Texting @ the Coalface, Kandos Projects – Artlands Dubbo 2016
2015 Banaras Backs, Bathurst Health Service Foyer, Bathurst Hospital
  Varanasi Sojourns, Gallery 47, Rylstone, MId-West NSW
  Banaras Backs, RMIT Gallery, RMIT University, Melbourne
2014 Banaras Backs, Australian Center for Photography, Paddington, Sydney
Structures, Sydney College of the Arts Gallery, University of Sydney
Banaras Backs, Lalit Kala Akademi of Fine Arts, Delhi, India
2013 Banaras Backs, Kriti Gallery, Varanasi, India
The Banaras Back Book, Photographic essay co-published with Kriti Gallery, Varanasi
Spirit & Flesh, The University Gallery, University of Newcastle, with Kurt Schranzer
2012 Ganga Dancing, Peleton Gallery, Sydney
2011 Ghat by Ghat, Kriti Gallery, Varanasi, India
  Ghat by Ghat, Nandalal Bose Gallery, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, Calcutta, India
2010 Untitled Paintings, Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney
2006 The Carriers, Esa Jaske Gallery, Sydney
  A Short History of Large Works, Sydney College of the Arts Gallery, University of Sydney
2005 Untitled again, Esa Jaske Gallery, Sydney
2004 bonk!, Washhouse gallery, Sydney
  Now & Then, Faculty of Creative Arts Gallery, University of Wollongong
1995 As If, Selenium Gallery, Sydney
1994 Before Tubbing, Rom Gallery, Sydney
1991 More Grey Bits, Syme/Dodson Gallery, Sydney
1990 Untitled, Syme/Dodson Gallery, Sydney
Untitled, Sylvester Studio’s Gallery, Sydney, collaboration with Heidruhn Lohr
1988 The Grey Man Never Shows Maybe No Skin At All,First Draft Gallery, Sydney
Drawings From Other Shows, Reconnaissance Gallery, Melbourne
1987 Tit Tit, Mori Gallery, Sydney
At The Globe, Globe Theatre/Gallery, Sydney
  Drawing At Cog, Cog Gallery, Sydney
1986 Avoiding The Wall, Span project space, Sydney
1985 In All Seriousness, Mori Gallery, Sydney
1984 Bologna Has A Lot Of Porticos, Art Unit, artist facility, Sydney
1983 Its Figures And Others, Galleria Studio G7, Bologna, Italy
  Its Figures, Exiles Gallery, Sydney
1981 78/81, Exiles Gallery, Sydney

Group Exhibitions

2013 Parramasala 2013, South Asian Arts Festival, Parramatta,
2012 Udarta/Kindness, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
Udarta/Kindness, DFAT, Canberra
Udarta/Kindness, Visual Arts Gallery, Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2006 Summer Show, exhibition of Gallery artists, Esa Jaske Gallery, Sydney
Photography, Esa Jaske Gallery, Sydney
2004 The Agnostic Model, Curated by Sean Lowry, Phatspace Gallery , Sydney
1993 Se, Selenium Gallery, Sydney
1991 Group show, Syme/Dodson Gallery, Sydney
1990 Art Dock, exhibition of contemporary Australian artists, Noumea, New Caledonia
Group show, Syme /Dodson Gallery, Sydney
1987 Tit Tit Or Table Tennis?, slide show and performance at ‘Beyond The Call Of Toys’, Syds, Sydney
1986 The Carry, slide show at ‘Bake Little Eggs Now’, Syds, Sydney
Works On Paper, Cog Gallery, Sydney

Commissions

2011 Painting diptych for Darbangah Palace, Clarks Hotel Group, Varanasi, India
1986 Mural drawing, for film ‘Besieged‘, directed by Richard Bladel
1984 Mural drawing, for theater production ‘Keep The Dream Running’, directed by Carol Woodrow, performed by Red Weather, Performance Space, Sydney

Grants, Residencies, etc

2018 New South Wales Artist’s Grant, NAVA
Two month residency at the Kriti Gallery & Residence, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
2013/14 Four month residency at the Kriti Gallery & Residency, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
2010/11 Five month residency at the Kriti Gallery & Residency, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
1992 Creative Development Grant, Visual Arts/Craft Board, Australia Council for the Arts

Collections

Lalit Kala Akademi of Fine Arts, Delhi, India
RMIT Gallery, RMIT University, Melbourne
Australian High Commission, Delhi, India
Artbank, Sydney
University of Wollongong
Various private collections

Bibliography

2018 Varanasi on the Canvas, Times of India, review by Meera Vohra, May
2015 Fashion and Identity in India, Indian Link, review by Purnima Ruanglerbutr, April
2014 Winter Season 2014, The Art Life, review by Andrew Frost, June
  Photography With Extras, Art Guide, review by Tracey Clement, August
The Other Side of Benares, The Asian Age, review by Kishav
Rear View, The Financial Express, review by Kunal Doley
Different Facets….., The Hindu, review by Madhur Tankah
Images at the Back of His Mind, The Pioneer, review by Divya Kaushik
Altering the Animate, Mail Today, New Delhi, review by Srijani Ganguly, January
2013 The Rear View, The Times of India, review by Meera Vohra
  The Banaras Back Book, essay by Ann Finegan
Spirit & Flesh, catalogue essay by Moses Langtree
Shifting tides of change, Newcastle Herald, review by Una Rey, March
2011 Love at first sight, Times of India, review by Prashant Gupta, February
Sydney painter to teach Varsity Students, Hindustan Times, review by Akanksha Sarraff, February
2010 Metropicks, Sydney Morning Herald, January
Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald, February
Profile, Ciao magazine, February
2006 A Short History of Large Works, catalogue essay by Ann Finegan
Topshelf, Metro, Sydney Morning Herald, March
Metropicks, Sydney Morning Herald by Tracey Clement, March
2005 Untitled again, catalogue essay by Ann Finegan
2004 Critic’s picks, Metro, Sydney Morning Herald, review by Shelley McSpedden, August
Exploring Space and Time, Illawarra Mercury, review by Kilmeny Adie, August
Eye of the Beholder, Illawara Mercury, August
Now and Then, catalogue essay by John Conomos
The Agnostic Model: contemporary painting after postmodernism?, catalogue essay by Sean Lowry
1990 Lines of Appeal, Sydney Morning Herald, review by Bronwyn Watson, June
1987 Twisted Figures Play in Theatre of the Absurd, Sydney Morning Herald, review by Bruce Adams, February
Ecstasy Amid the Muddle, Weekend Australian, review by Elwyn Lynn
1986 Big Drawings, Art and Australia, article by Timothy Morrel, Autumn
1984 Art Unit Have Two, Satellite Magazine, review by Frank Haines, June
Profile, P Dash, Japanese popular culture magazine, Autumn
1983 A Seemingly Simple Artist, review by Margaret Smith, Metro, Sydney Morning Herald
Nirvana Via The Process of Craft, review by Andrew Saw, Daily Telegraph

Studies

1973-78 Combined full-time studies in Fine Arts, Graphic Design and Visual Communications at Hornsby Technical College, Randwick College of TAFE and Sydney College of the Arts respectively

Related Professional Activities & Employment

2013-2016 Research Affiliate, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney
1994-2012 Technical Officer & Supervisor, Painting Studio, Sydney College of the Arts, University Of Sydney
1995 Co-curator of Critical Spaces, a series of exhibitions and forums presenting an overview of contemporary Artist-Run Galleries in and around Sydney, hosted by Artspace
1991-95 Director / Administrator of Selenium Gallery, Redfern Sydney

Related Travel

2005 Research excursion in India to witness and document aspects of traditional Hindu religious ritual and temple art
2001 Excursion to Beijing and the South of China. Visited Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts on behalf of Sydney College of the Arts and tour of Southern Chinese Provinces on Professional Development leave
1998 Journey to Tamil Nadu, India, to view Hindu temple art and architecture
1989 Travel through Spain, Morocco, Hungary and East Germany
1983 Lived and worked in Bologna, Italy and Paris, France
1979 Gallery and museum tour through Britain, The Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Austria and Italy