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Selected CV

1960 Born Sydney, lives and works in Sutherland Shire, Sydney, Australia.

Academic Qualifications

2008-13 Master of Fine Arts (Sculpture), College of Fine Arts, (COFA), Sydney.

2006-07 Master of Arts (Sculpture), coursework, COFA, Sydney.
2002-05 Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting/Drawing) graduated with distinction, COFA, Sydney.
1984-01  Private practice surgery, Miranda, Sydney.
1978-84  Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of Sydney.


Selected Finalist of Awards

2017       XI Florence Biennale, Italy/Highly Commended: Sculpture at Kooindah, Wyong.

2016       Highly Commended: Sculpture in the Garden, Willowtree, Crookwell /Sculpture in the Greens, Wyong /Sculpture at Hillview, Sutton Forest.

2015       Sculpture in the Vines, Wollombi /Wood Sculpture Symposium, Rylestone.

2014       Sculpture in the Vines, Wollombi /Highly Commended: Sculptors Society of NSW, Darling Park, Sydney.

2012       Sculpture At Scenic World, Katoomba.

2010       Outback Art Prize, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, Broken Hill.

2008        Libris Awards (Australian Artists’ Book Prize): Finalist, Mackay, Qld./Southern Cross Uni Acquisitive Book Prize: Barratt Galleries, Ballina./Blake Prize (binding of poetry prize): NAS, Sydney.

2007       Winner: Art & Australia Prize, COFA Annual 07 Awards, Sydney /Sculpture by the Sea: Finalist, Bondi, Sydney.

2005       Art on the Rocks: Finalist, Sydney.

Selected Appointments/Residencies

2017       Elective leader (bronze casting workshop) FATA2017, Poatina/Residency: Artestudio Ginestrelle, Assisi, Italy

2016       Residency: Poatina Arts, Tasmania.

2015       Residency: Poatina Arts /Residency: Fowlers Gap Research Station, Broken Hill/ /Artist in Res: Penshurst West P.S.

2014       Residency: Big Ci, Bilpin.

2012       ’20:1’ Private commission Mary, Magdalene H.S., Narellan.

2010       Lead Artist Australian section of satellite eARTh Project,, Broken Hill /Research Assistant I.L.I.R.I.

2008       Head Assistant, ‘The Stables Project’, Art & About, Sydney.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016       Paradigm: Gauge Gallery, Sydney.

2015       Chasing Francis: Gaffa, Sydney.

2014       Gravis: Gallery Red, Glebe.

2013       Unready-made: Gallery Red, Glebe /Refinement in 3 Parts: (MFA graduation show) industrial depot, Pyrmont.

I Want My Mum To Come (collaboration with Jackie Benney): McGlade Gallery,   Australian Catholic University,

2010       Fuse: Angela Fitzpatrick Gallery, Broken Hill.

2009      Out of the Frying Pan …: Kudos Gallery, Sydney.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017       Harboursculpture, Woolwich /Lake Light, Jindabyne /Incinerator: Sculptors Society of NSW, Willoughby.

2016       Sculpture at Killalea, Shellharbour/Sculpture in the Garden, Rosby Wines, Mudgee /EcoArts Conference, UoW, NSW.

2015       Sculpture on the Greens, Wyong /HarbourSculpture: Woolwich, Sydney /Chill: Poatina Arts Centre, Tasmania.

2014       Boundless Plains – Conversations: ACAC, Sydney/ Kammerklang Ablaze: NSW Conservatorium of Music, Sydney / Disbound, Gallery Red, Glebe /Towers Exhibition, Sculptors Society of NSW, Sydney.

2011       Uncontainable, Uni of Sydney /The Paginated Garden & The Re-Paginated Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.

2010       The Sound of the Sun (collaboration with Eva Muller), Cockatoo Island, Sydney.

2009      Kammerklang: NSW Conservatorium of Music, Sydney.

2008       Australian Bookbinders Exhibition: AGNSW, Sydney.

2007      Inspired by May: Stanton Library, North Sydney /Australian Bookbinders Exhibition: AGNSW, Sydney & Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston, Tas.

2006      Post-it (Exquisite Corpse): Peloton Gallery, Sydney /9×5: Kudos & Truck (various locations), Sydney /CopyCat: Barcom St, Sydney /Founding Member & Secretary of International Noise Inc. an artist run initiative.

2004       Must Go: Newcomtemporaries, QVB, Sydney..

Selected Publications

2017       ‘So Many Tears’ Barry O’Malley [] Mar 2017

2015       ‘Chainsaws and chisels helping a country community carve out a name hosting a wood sculpture symposium’ Melanie Pearce, ABC Central West         [link available on request] Oct 2015.

2013       ‘Is it possible for an individual to achieve personal refinement through pyretic methodology?’ M.F.A Thesis. COFA, 2013.

2010       ‘COFA Graduate Keith Chidzey Creates 200m Artwork for Global Earth Project’ The COFA Blog [l.o.r] Dec 1 2010.

2008       ‘New Tricks’, Tracey Clement, COFA Art & Design, Issue 20, p.16-17.

2007      ‘Bookbinders’ art on show’, Imogen Yang, Look, Sept 2007, AGNSW, p.54.

2006         ‘Think Outside the Box‘, Tracey Clement, Australian Art Review, July-Oct. 2006, p.58-61.

‘New Blood’, Annemarie Lopez, Australian Art Review, Mar.-June 2006, p.90.       ‘