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Shaun Atkinson paintings for sale. Western Australian Artist Shaun Atkinson has been exhibiting nationally and internationally since 1975. He has travelled extensively living abroad in both Europe and Asia. Shaun is well known for his atmospheric paintings combining the three elements of Land, Sea and Sky. He often incorporates gold and silver leaf which gives an Asian sensibility to the landscapes. Shaun’s home town Margaret River gives him an endless source of inspiration and subject matter. Shaun has played an important role in the Western Australian arts community as a university lecturer and as a leading contemporary art practitioner. He has won a strong collection of awards throughout his career and his work is represented in many collections including Curtin University, Parliament House, Kerry Stokes Collection, City of Bunbury Collection and Edith Cowan University.

Shaun Atkinson – Artist Biography

Born 28th June 1956, Perth Western Australia

EDUCATION

Servite College Perth
Perth Technical College-Certificate Graphic Design
Claremont College of Art-Diploma in Fine Art
Edith Cowan University-Bachelor of Visual Art

BIOGRAPHICAL APPOINTMENTS

2004

Artist in residence Four Seasons Resort, Bali

1995 -02

Lecturer Edith Cowan University Bunbury Campus
Special Arts Program-Applecross Senior High School (Painting Lecturer)
Visual Arts Technical Officer Edith Cowan University Perth WA

1988-90

Director of Margaret River Galleries

1987-89

Lecturer Technical Education Department of WA in Painting, Design & Visual Literacy
Resided in Europe & Asia
Resided in Sydney

1978-80

Resided in Europe & Asia

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013 “Short Stories” JahRoc Galleries Margaret River
2010 “Sea Temples” Greenhill Galleries Perth
2007 “Margaret River Series” JahRoc Galleries Margaret River
2005 “An Artist’s Journey” Greenhill Galleries Perth
2005 “L’ Australia Occidentale” Florenze Italy
2005 “Different Dimensions” Hyatt Regency Dubai, United Arab Emerates
2005 “Silhouettes” JahRoc Galleries Margaret River
2004 “Silhouettes” Form Gallery Perth
2004 “Atmosphere” Ganesha Gallery Bali Indonesia
2003 “Existence” Greenhill Gallery Perth
2002 “Mountains in the Sky” Ganesha Gallery Bali
2002 “St Alouran Place” Greenhill Gallery Perth
1998 “Southern Light” Bunbury Regional Galleries
1997 Joy Exhibition Festival of Perth, Gomboc Gallery
1995 “Mistaken Identity” The Door Exhibition Space, Fremantle
1993 “Surfing Icons” Margaret River Art Galleries, Margaret River
1992 Graduate Show Edith Cowan University
1991 Sculpture Exhibition Graylyn Winery, Margaret River
1990 Sculpture Exhibition Sandalford Winery
1982 The Dream Experimental Exhibition
1978 Fremantle Art Gallery

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2005 Tuscan International Art Fair Florence, Italy
2005 2nd Anniversary Show, Taksu Gallery, Jakarta
2005 Australian Artists, Taksu Gallery, Jakarta
2004 Sydney Art Fair
2003 Perth Contemporary Art Fair
2002 Mine Own Executioner, Mundaring Art Centre, Perth
2002 Boundless-Contemporary Art From Regional WA, Western Australian Art Gallery
2002 South West Survey Bunbury 2001,2000 (winner) 1999, 1998, 1996, 1986-89
2000 City of Joondalup Art Award (by invitation)
2000 Fresh Paint, Greenhill Gallery Perth
2000 Contours of Emerging Art, Hong Kong
2000 Selected Artists Exhibition for HRH Queen Elizabeth II, Busselton
1999 Absolute Secret Postcard Exhibition, Gulbenkian Galleries London (1999-01)
1999 Collectors Choice, Greenhill Gallery Perth
1999 Gomboc Sculpture Survey (1987-99)
1999 Bunbury Biennial
1997 Gomboc 15th Anniversary Show (by invitation)
1996 Fifth ACAF, Melbourne
1996 Parallels Art on the Move (Geraldton, Bunbury, Albany, Esperance)
1995 Perth Art Fair
1995 Artist in Focus, Gomboc Gallery
1995 Selected Plumbing, Fremantle Art Centre
1994 Maltings Inaugural Show
1993 Australian Customs Exhibition (by invitation)
1993 Artrage Artfare, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
1993 Metamorphoses Artrage Exhibition, WA Museum
1993 Young Western Australian Sculptors, Bridge Gallery Perth
1993 Studio Contemporaries Exhibition, Edith Cowan University
1993 National Graduate Exhibition, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
1993 Protruding Pieces, Bridge Gallery
1992 Graduate Exhibition Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University
1992 Claremont School of Art Gallery
1991 Craft Council Gallery Perth
1990 Bridge Gallery, Perth
1989 Steven De Christopher Design and Art Gallery, California USA
1989 Margaret River Art Galleries
1987 Spring Festival Exhibition, Margaret River
1987 Moores Building Exhibition, Fremantle
1984 New Painting Praxis, Fremantle Art Gallery
1983 Red Parrott Experimental Exhibition (theatre, music, art)
1977 Old Court House, Busselton
1976 Round House Gallery, Fremantle
1975 Guild Show, University of WA
1975 Young Artist Award, Western Australian Art Gallery

COLLECTIONS

City of Bunbury Collection
Michael Chaney Collection
Kerry Stokes Collection
Edith Cowan University
Curtin University, WA
University of Western Australia
Ministry of the Arts Collection
Lloyd & Liz Horn Collection
Parliament House WA
Thai Consulate, Perth
Gomboc Collection
Perth College
Ian & Sue Bernhart Collection
Woodside Resources Pty Ltd
Royal Perth Hospital

MAJOR AWARDS

Winner South West Survey
Bunbury Biennial, Award/Acquired work for City of Bunbury Collection
Highly Commended Gomboc Sculpture Prize
Finalist Australian Customs Award
1993  Augusta Margaret River Shire Council Acquisition Prize (winner)
Jackson’s Drawing Prize Outstanding Graduate Award, Edith Cowan University
Highly Commended Guild Show University of Western Australia
Highly Commended Young Artists Award Art Gallery of Western Australia

MAJOR COMMISSIONS

Burswood Hotel Executive & Presidential Suites Commission
Australian Capital Equity (entry/foyer)
Sculpture Commission-Allan and Colleen Mizen
Spring Festival Calendar Margaret River
Woodside Resources Pty Ltd (Boardroom)
Howard Park (cancer research auction)

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Broomfield, David  –  West Australian 1997 & 2001
Snell, Tedd  –  Art in Australia 1995
Broomfield, David  –  West Australian 1996
Western, Neville  –  Western Review & West Australian 1995 & 2002
McGrath, Judith  –  Sunday Times  1993
Mason, Murray  –  West Australian 1984
Brown, David  –  Praxis Winter Issue 1982
Mason, Murray  –  West Australian 1977
Saw, Andrew  –  The Australian 1978
Mason, Murray  –  West Australian 1978
Knott, Laurie  –  Sunday Times 1977

 

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