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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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