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solo exhibitions    
May 2013   Kornfield: New work   Australian Galleries, Paddington, Sydney
Nov 2010   Adaptation: New work from novel and screen   Australian Galleries, Collingwood, Melbourne
Oct 2010   Adaptation: New work from novel and screen   Australian Galleries, Paddington, Sydney
May 2009   Superpower   Australian Galleries, Paddington, Sydney
Aug 2007   It's the End of the World as We Know it (And I Feel Fine)   Flinders Street Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney
May 2007   Enjoy Civilization at the Seymour Centre   Presented by Defiance Gallery, Newtown, Sydney
Aug 2005   Boo!   Ray Hughes Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney
Oct 2003   Spaghetti Western   The Clock Restaurant, Surry Hills, Sydney (in association with Ray Hughes Gallery)
Jul 2003   The Powditch & Powditch Show (with Peter Powditch)   Ray Hughes Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney
Sep 2001   Cinemascope   Dickerson Gallery, Richmond, Melbourne
Apr 2001   Technicolor   Dickerson Gallery, Woollahra, Sydney
Jun 2000   Widescreen   Dickerson Gallery, Woollahra, Sydney
Dec 1999   Slab!   Level 2 Gallery, Newtown, Sydney
Jun 1999   Sculpture   Dickerson Gallery, Woollahra, Sydney
Jul 1998   Sculpture   Level Gallery, Newtown, Sydney
Nov 1997   Sculpture   TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney
Mar 1997   Sculpture   TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney
         
selected group exhibitions & prizes    
Oct 2013   Paddington Art Prize Exhibition   Mary Place Gallery, Paddington, Sydney
Aug 2013   Autoportrait   Gallery Eccose, Exeter NSW
Apr 2013   2013 Gallipoli Art Prize   Gallipoli Club, Sydney
Mar 2013   2013 Archibald Portrait Prize Exhibition   Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain, Sydney
Mar 2013   2013 Wynne Prize Exhibition   Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain, Sydney
Nov 2012   17th Annual 6" Miniature Sculpture Show   Defiance Gallery, Newtown, Sydney
Sep 2012   Cricket Art Prize (winner)   Members Pavilion, Sydney Cricket Ground & International Cricket Hall of Fame (Bradman Museum) Bowral NSW
Jun 2012   Art of Music   Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain, Sydney
Mar 2012   2012 Wynne Prize Exhibition   Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain, Sydney
Sep 2011   A Cabinet of Curiosities   NG Art Gallery, Chippendale, Sydney
Apr 2011   2011 Salon des Refuses (Archibald)   SH Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney
Apr 2011   2011 Wynne Prize Exhibition   Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain, Sydney
May 2010   Art of Music   Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain, Sydney
May 2010   Zoo Air   University Gallery, The University of Newcastle
Apr 2010   2010 Gallipoli Art Prize   Gallipoli Club, Sydney
Mar 2010   2010 Sulman Prize Exhibition   Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain, Sydney
Dec 2009   The Spirit Within Australian Contemporary Art   Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Melbourne
Dec 2009   Controversy & Acclaim - 60 years of the Mosman Art Prize   Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman, Sydney
Oct 2009   A Sculpture by...   Australian Galleries, Paddington, Sydney
Aug 2009   A Sculpture by...   Australian Galleries, Melbourne
Apr 2009   A Bar to Call Home   NG Art Gallery, Chippendale, Sydney
Mar 2009   2009 Archibald Portrait Prize Exhibition   Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain, Sydney
Mar 2009   2009 Wynne Prize Exhibition   Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain, Sydney
Mar 2009   The Newtown Diaries   The Delmar Gallery, Ashfield, Sydney
Oct 2008   The Woollahra Sculpture Prize Exhibition   Woollahra Municipal Council, Double Bay, Sydney
Oct 2008   13th Annual 6" Miniature Sculpture Show   Defiance Gallery, Newtown, Sydney
Sep 2008   Food for Thought   NG Art Gallery, Chippendale, Sydney
Sep 2008   Wish You Were Here   Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW
May 2008   Art of Music   Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain, Sydney
Apr 2008   The Coloured Digger   Damien Minton Gallery, Redfern, Sydney
Mar 2008   2008 Archibald Portrait Prize Exhibition   Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain, Sydney
Mar 2008   2008 Wynne Prize Exhibition   Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain, Sydney
Mar 2008   2008 Sulman Prize Exhibition   Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain, Sydney
Nov 2007   Paddington Art Prize Exhibition   Mary Place Gallery, Paddington, Sydney
Nov 2007   2007: The Year in Art   SH Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney
Nov 2007   12th Annual 6" Miniature Sculpture Show   Defiance Gallery, Newtown, Sydney
Aug 2007   2007 Dobell Prize for Drawing   Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain, Sydney
Aug 2007   2007 Mosman Art Prize Exhibition (winner)   Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman, Sydney
Apr 2007   The Coloured Digger   Damien Minton Gallery, Redfern, Sydney
Apr 2007   Renault New Generation Art (winner People's Choice Award)   Art Melbourne 2007, Carlton
Mar 2007   2007 Salon des Refuses (Archibald)   SH Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney
Mar 2007   2007 Salon des Refuses (Wynne)   SH Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney
Mar 2007   2007 Sulman Prize Exhibition   Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain, Sydney
Feb 2007   The Last Decade of Collecting at NERAM   New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW
Jan 2007   Sculpture 2007   Defiance Gallery, Newtown, Sydney
Nov 2006   11th Annual 6" Miniature Sculpture Show   Defiance Gallery, Newtown, Sydney
Mar 2006   2006 Salon des Refuses (Archibald)   SH Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney
Mar 2006   2006 Wynne Prize Exhibition   Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain, Sydney
Dec 2005   54th Blake Prize for Religious Art (co-winner)   Sir Hermann Black Gallery, University of Sydney
Dec 2005   2005: The Year in Art   SH Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney
Nov 2005   10th Annual 6" Miniature Sculpture Show   Defiance Gallery, Newtown, Sydney
Sep 2005   ABN AMRO 2005 Emerging Artist Award   ABN AMRO Tower, Sydney
Apr 2005   2005 Salon des Refuses (Archibald)   SH Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney
Apr 2005   2005 Wynne Prize Exhibition   Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain, Sydney
Nov 2004   Blake Prize for Religious Art   Sir Hermann Black Gallery, University of Sydney
Oct 2004   9th Annual 6" Miniature Sculpture Show   Defiance Gallery, Newtown, Sydney
Apr 2004   2004 Salon des Refuses (Wynne)   SH Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney
Apr 2004   2004 Sulman Prize Exhibition   Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain, Sydney
Nov 2003   2003: The Year in Art   SH Ervin Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney
Nov 2003   8th Annual 6" Miniature Sculpture Show   Defiance Gallery, Newtown, Sydney
Aug 2003   2003 Mosman Art Prize Exhibition   Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman, Sydney
Apr 2003   2003 Sulman Prize Exhibition   Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain, Sydney
Jan 2003   Sculpture 2003   Ray Hughes Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney
Nov 2002   Sculpture by the Sea   Bondi to Tamarama Coastal Walk, Bondi
Nov 2002   Sculpture Inside   Bondi Pavilion, Campbell Parade, Bondi
Nov 2002   7th Annual 6" Miniature Sculpture Show   Defiance Gallery, Newtown, Sydney
Jun 2002   2002 Sulman Prize Exhibition   Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain, Sydney
Oct 2001   The Woollahra Sculpture Prize Exhibition   Woollahra Municipal Council, Double Bay, Sydney
Nov 2000   5th Annual 6" Miniature Sculpture Show   King Street Gallery & Defiance Gallery, Newtown, Sydney
Nov 2000   Walking the Streets   Town Book Shop, King Street, Newtown, Sydney (Newtown Festival)
Jun 2000   Things of Wood   King Street Gallery, Newtown, Sydney
Nov 1999   4th Annual 6" Miniature Sculpture Show   Defiance Gallery, Newtown, Sydney
Jul 1999   Item   Level Gallery, Newtown, Sydney
Jun 1999   Still Life   King Street Gallery, Newtown, Sydney
May 1999   Little Gems (10th birthday show)   Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney
Apr 1999   Implant   Level Gallery, Newtown, Sydney
Dec 1998   Crickart   Bat & Ball Hotel, Surry Hills, Sydney
Nov 1998   3rd Annual 6" Miniature Sculpture Show   Defiance Gallery, Newtown, Sydney
Oct 1998   Walking the Streets   Oxford Tavern, King Street, Newtown, Sydney (Newtown Festival)
Jun 1998   Figure in the Landscape   King Street Gallery, Newtown, Sydney
Mar 1998   Why Not?   TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney
Feb 1998   Guitar Shaped World   Tamworth City Art Gallery (Tamworth Country Music Festival)
Oct 1997   2nd Annual 6" Miniature Sculpture Show   Defiance Gallery, Newtown, Sydney
Jan 1997   Art for East Timor   Bondi Pavilion (Sydney Fringe Festival), Sydney
1993 & 94   Walking the Streets   Oxford Tavern, King Street, Newtown, Sydney (Newtown Festival)
1992   Artists Behind the Scenes   Sydney Theatre Company, The Rocks, Sydney
1992   Art in Shopfronts   Oxford Street, Paddington, Sydney
1989   Artists Behind the Scenes   Sydney Theatre Company, The Rocks, Sydney
         
collections & commissions    
2009   Made in Sweden, Made in Belgium   Artbank
2008   The World According to Mike Archer   Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah
2007   Butterfly Effects   Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman, Sydney
2007   Greensleeves of Home   New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW
2001   Zabriskie Point   Ballarat Regional Art Gallery, Victoria
1999   Guggenheim II   AON Worldwide Insurance, Sydney
1999   Sculpture   Societé Generale, Sydney
1998   Sculpture   Suncorp-Metway, Sydney
1998   Sculpture   Audi, Sydney
       
reviews, articles & publications    
2014   Paul McGillick Fugitive visions   Habitus March 2014
2014   James Powditch   habitusliving.com.au
2013   Elizabeth Fortescue "Discard artwork is really off the walls"   The Daily Telegraph 8 May
2013   Studio Sessions   Sunday Style, The Sunday Telegraph 12 May
2013   John McDonald "In our own image"   Spectrum, The Sydney Morning Herald 23 Mar
2013   Linda Morris "Wild Thing"   The Sydney Morning Herald 11 Oct
2013   Lorna Johnston "Kornfield Review" artbigpicture.com
2012   McCulloch's Australian Art Diary 2013    
2011   The Blake Book – Art, Religion and Spirituality in Australia   Rosemary Crumlin
2010   John McDonald "Modern master of reinvention"   Spectrum, The Sydney Morning Herald 30 Oct
2010   Lorna Johnston "ADAPTATION Sydney Opening Review"   artsbigpicture.com
2010   Susan Wyndham Adaptation Catalogue Essay   Australian Galleries
2010   Victoria Hynes "Preview"   Artist Profile Issue 12
2009   Controvery & Acclaim - 60 years of the Mosman Art Prize   Katrina Cashman
2009   The Spirit Within Australian Contemporary Art   Rosemary Crumlin
2009   Lorna Johnston "09 Archibald Exhibition"   artsbigpicture.com
2007   John McDonald "A world in flux"   Spectrum, The Sydney Morning Herald 7 Sep
2007   Elizabeth Fortescue "Winning Climate"   The Daily Telegraph, Sydney 20 Aug
2007   Louise Schwartzkoff "Inspiration out of the box"   The Sydney Morning Herald 28-29 Jul
2006   The New McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art    
2005   Shaun Ellis "Intelligent Design" Blake Prize for Religious Art   Collector, Wentworth Courier 23 Nov
2005   Sunanda Creagh "A Work of Devotion – Though Not Necessarily to Religion" Blake Prize for Religious Art   The Sydney Morning Herald 18 Nov
2005   Rosalie Higson "A Creative 'Rant' on Creationism" Blake Prize for Religious Art   The Australian 18 Nov
2005   Elizabeth Fortescue "Reaping Rewards of Arty Recycling" Blake Prize for Religious Art   The Daily Telegraph 18 Nov
2005   "Political comment and meditative celebration – winners and finalists of the 2005 Blake Prize"   News, University of Sydney website 18 Nov
2005   Sacha Molitorisz "The Beat Goes On"   Insight, The Sydney Morning Herald 7 Sep
2005   Tracey Clement "Exhibitions"   Metro, The Sydney Morning Herald 26 Aug
2005   John McDonald "Warm the Spirit, Tickle the Eye"   Spectrum, The Sydney Morning Herald 20 Aug
2005   Susan Wyndham "Artists in Residence"   Domain, The Sydney Morning Herald 28 Apr
2004   Two Up: Peter and James Powditch   Australian Art Review Nov04-Jan05
2003   Lenny Ann Low "Exhibitions"   The Sydney Morning Herald 12 Jul
2003   John McDonald "Arts" "Father and son, Chip off the old block"   The Australian Financial Review 10 Jul
2001   Victoria Hynes "Exhibitions" "Form guide" (Woollahra Sculpture Prize)   Metro, The Sydney Morning Herald 26 Oct
2001   Victoria Hynes "Exhibitions"   Metro, The Sydney Morning Herald 12 Apr
2000   Sebastian Smee "Exhibitions"   Metro, The Sydney Morning Herald 14 Jul
1999   Elly Bloom "Architectural Fragments"   Monument Oct/Nov
1999   Sebastian Smee "The Galleries"   The Sydney Morning Herald 6 Jul 
1999   Sebastian Smee “Space Shuttle”   The Sydney Morning Herald 6 May 
1998   Saxon Cheng “Designs on Debris”   The Daily Telegraph, Sydney 31 Jul 
1997   Bruce James "The Galleries"   The Sydney Morning Herald 14 Nov