1960 Born Sydney, lives and works in Sutherland Shire, Sydney, Australia.
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.
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, 350.org, 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..
2017 ‘So Many Tears’ Barry O’Malley [https://thelandy.com/2017/03/29/so-many-tears/] 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 350.org 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. ‘