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JOHN FIRTH-SMITH 1943 Born Melbourne, Australia Lived in New Zealand 1961 Studied National Art School, Sydney 1971 Visited Northern Europe and worked in New York, USA 1982 Visited USA, worked in
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JOHN FIRTH-SMITH 1943 Born Melbourne, Australia Lived in New Zealand 1961 Studied National Art School, Sydney 1971 Visited Northern Europe and worked in New York, USA 1982 Visited USA, worked in New York 1983 Artist in Residence, Melbourne University 1985 Samoa 1989 Visited Europe lived and worked in New York. Travelling from New York to Maine, return via Malaysia 1991 Tutor, International Art Workshop, Omaru, New Zealand Travels to West Africa, Paris and New York 2000 Travels to Easter Island, Mexico & Egypt 2003 Travels Fiji Islands 2006 Travels Northern Europe, London, Washington DC and New York 2007 Visited Paris worked in Kerry, Ireland SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2009 Paintings and Ceramics, John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne 2007 Selected Works, John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne 2006 The New York Works, A Survey, Embassy of Australia, Washington DC 2005 Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney 2003 Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney 2002 Lister Calder Gallery, Western Australia 2002 Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne 2001 Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney 1999 John Firth-Smith: A Voyage that Never Ends (book launch and exhibition), Roslyn OxIey9 Gallery, Sydney 1998 Roslyn OxIey9 Gallery, Sydney 1 1996 Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney 1994 Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney 1994 Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne 1994 Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide 1993 Roslyn OxIey9 Gallery, Sydney 1992 Work on Paper: , Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney 1990 Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney 1990 New Lithographs, Australian Galleries, Melbourne 1988 Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney 1987 Gallery 52, Perth 1987 In and On (lithographs), Blaxland Gallery, Sydney 1986 Powell St Gallery, Melbourne 1984 Inspiration and Reality, University of Melbourne 1983 Gallery 52, Perth, Western Australia 1983 Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane 1983 Bottle and Boat (lithographs), Roslyn OxIey9 Gallery, Sydney 1982 Works from New York, Axion Gallery, Melbourne 1982 Works from New York, Gallery A, Sydney 1981 Gallery A, Sydney 1981 Bonython Art Gallery, Adelaide 1979 Gallery A, Sydney 1979 Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne 1978 Bonython Art Gallery, Adelaide 1977 Gallery A, Sydney 1977 Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane 1976 Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane 1976 Realities Gallery, Melbourne 1975 Gallery A, Sydney 1973 Gallery A, Sydney 1972 Gallery A, Sydney 1970 Gallery A, Sydney 1969 Gallery A, Sydney and Melbourne 2 1966 Gallery A, Sydney and Melbourne SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2015 Opening Exhibition, Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne 2007 Harbourlife, Manly Art Gallery & Museum 2006 Stolen Ritual, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney 2005 Fireworks, Mackay Artspace touring exhibition, New South Wales, Queensland and Victorian galleries 2005 Landscape Now, Solander Gallery, Canberra 2005 Hill End Scenes, People or Objects, Inaugural Exhibition, NPWS Gallery, Hill End 2004 Spectrum 2004, FONAS, National Art School, Sydney 2003 The Year in Art, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney 2003 Australian Masters, Solander Gallery, Canberra 2003 Beneath the Monsoon, Touring Regional Galleries, Queensland 2002 Fifty Years of Abstraction, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne 2002 Points of View, University of Technology Sydney Art Collection, UTS, Sydney 2002 The First 20 Years, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney 2001 MCA Unpacked, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney 1999 Silver, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney 1999 Fabric of Labour, BulIe Gallery, Melbourne 1999 Three Generations, Solander Gallery, Canberra 1998 Escape Artists: Modernists in the Tropics, Cairns Regional Gallery & travelling, QLD, NSW and VIC 1998 Axia Modern Art Opening Exhibition, Melbourne 1998 Australian Printmaking in the 1990 s: Artist printmakers , Sherman Galleries, Sydney 1997 Swingtime Eastcoast Westcoast: Works from the I 960s-70s in the University of WA Art Collection, Perth 1995 The Artists of Hill End, Art Gallery of New South Wales & travelling New South Wales 1995 Asia and Oceania Influence, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney Contemporary Australian Art, Kuala Lumpur 3 1995 Selection of Australian Works, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane 1994 Modern Australian Paintings, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne 1992 Australian Masters, Solander Gallery, Canberra Works on Paper, R.M.I.T., Melbourne 1992 Synthesis 6: Art & Architecture (with Lawrence Neild), Sydney Australian Masters, Solander Gallery, Canberra 1987 Surface for Reflection, Art Gallery of New South Wales & travelling NSW 1987 Australian Painters & Sculptors, Saitama, Japan Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane 1986 A Resistant Spirit, Roslyn OxIey9 Gallery, Sydney & Realities Gallery, Melbourne 1984 New Work, Powell Street Gallery 1983 Abstract Art in Australia, R.M.I.T. Gallery, Melbourne 1983 Five Sydney Painters, The Wrong Place, University of Tasmania Art Gallery, Hobart 1983 Twelve Australian Painters, Art Gallery of Western Australia 1983 Perspecta `83, Art Gallery of New South Wales 1983 Commonwealth Bank Contemporary Artists Exhibition, Sydney 1983 Prix de Monaco Exhibition, Monte Carlo 1982 Sydney Harbour Bridge , Art Gallery of New South Wales 1982 Betty Cuningham Gallery, New York with Lesley Dumbrell Invited 1982 Structures, Newcastle Region Art Gallery 1982 Invited Inaugural Singleton Art Prize, Anzas 82, Macquarie University, NSW 1982 Darwin Art Gallery, works executed at Artists Camp, Kakadu National Park Northern Territory 1982 Landscape Now, Solander Gallery, Canberra ACT 1981 LIS `81, International Exhibition of Drawings, Lisbon Portugal, Survey 16 National Gallery of Victoria 1981 Survey of the Seventies, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria 1980 Summer Exhibition, Gallery A, Sydney 1979 LIS `79, International Exhibition of Drawings, Lisbon & Opporto, Portugal 1978 Contemporary Australian Art to Indonesia Landscape and Image 1978 Water Works, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Alexander Mackie College of Advanced Education, Sydney 4 1977 Group Show, Gallery A, Sydney 1977 Australian Colourists `77, Western Australian Institute of Technology, Perth 1976 Included Artists Films, touring Europe and USA 1975 Joint exhibition with Tony Tuckson, Monash University, Melbourne 1975 Ten Australians, Gallery A, Sydney 1975 The Ocean, Expo `75, Okinawa, Japan 1974 Included, Artists Films, Art Gallery of New South Wales 1974 Return to Sender Exhibition, Florence, Italy 1974 Ten Australians, Paris Stuttgart, Venice, Milan, Florence Invited William Angliss Prize, Melbourne 1973 Invited Biennale de Paris, France 1973 Contemporary Australian Painting and Sculpture, New Zealand The Biennale of Sydney Opera House 1972 Included in Twenty Years of Australian Painting, London, UK Group, 1970 Invited First Leasing Prize, Melbourne 1970 Invited Georges Prize, Melbourne 1969 Japanese Forum Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan 1968 Group 2, Gallery A, Sydney and Melbourne 1967 New Generation Sydney, Gallery A, Melbourne 1966 Invited Helena Rubenstein Travelling Scholarship, Survey 6, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney 1966 Australian Young Contemporaries exhibition, Perth 1965 Survey 5, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney 1964 Survey 4, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney 1963 Joint Exhibition with Ian Van Wieringen, Hungry Horse Gallery, Sydney 1962 Joint exhibition with Ian Van Wieringen, Clune Galleries, Sydney AWARDS 1978 Sydney Morning Herald Art Prize Civic Permanent Art Award, Canberra, Broken Hill Art Prize 1977 Bathurst Art Prize Dalby Art Prize Capital Permanent Award, Geelong Art Gallery 1975 McCaughey Memorial Prize, Melbourne 5 1974 Townsville Art Prize (Purchase) 1972 Grafton Art Prize (Purchase) Georges Art Prize (Purchase) 1968 Young Contemporaries Royal Easter Show Modern 1964 Young Contemporaries `B Section Mirror-Waratah Under 22 Years Contemporary 1963 Young Contemporaries `B Section 1962 Mirror-Waratah Under 22 Years Contemporary REVIEWS, CATALOGUES, PUBLICATIONS 2006 John McDonald, Catalogue introduction for Nevill Keating Contemporary Exhibition, London 2005 Sunanda Creagh, Open Gallery: John Firth-Smith, Sydney Morning Herald, July 30-31, p John McDonald, Opposites Impact, Sydney Morning Herald, July 9-10, p Amanda Rowell, John Firth-Smith: Expanded Horizon, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney 2003 Jacki Roberts, World renowned artists on show at new Hill End Gallery 2003 Amanda Hooton, Two of Us: John Firth-Smith and Danelle Bergstrom, Good Weekend, August 2, 2003, 2003 Mirjana Kos-Noskovic, Maritime Painting and Meaning in the Abstract Work of John Firth-Smith 2002 Points of View (exh. cat.), University of Technology Sydney Art Collection, UTS, Sydney, p. 52, Anna Gray, Australian Art in the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2001 Clara Mason, Introduction, Seawrack & Seaspawn: Scripts and Contextualisation for Bloomsday 2001 Barry Pearce, et al., Australian Art in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of NSW 2000 Australian Painting Now eds. Laura Murray Cree and Nevill Drury, Craftsman House, Sydney 1999 Gavin Wilson, John Firth-Smith: A Voyage that Never Ends, monograph, Fine Arts Press, Sydney 6 1999 Gavin Wilson, Escape Artists: Modernists in the Tropics (exh. cat.), Cairns Regional Gallery, Queensland 1999 Janet Hawley, Water world, Good Weekend, December Andrew Frost, Australia s 50 Most Collectable Artists, Australian Art Collector, Issue 7, Jan-Mar, p John McDonald, Painting dead? The picture s not so bleak, The Sydney Morning Herald pl 4s, July Sasha Grishin, Australian Printmaking in the 1990 s: Artist printmakers , Craftsman House 1997 John Firth-Smith, A pitch black sea for me, The Sydney Morning Herald, January John McDonald, Becoming what one is, Sydney Morning Herald, p 12, October Brook Turner, Sea Change, Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, p 15, October G.E. DaI Pont, Lawyers Professional Responsibility in Australia and New Zealand, Law Book Company, 1995 Gavin Wilson, The Artists of Hill End, Beagle Press and Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 1994 Terence Maloon, A Matter of Metamorphosis, Art and Australia, Vol. 31, No. 3, p , Illustrated 1994 Bruce James, Sea Pictures, Australian Business Monthly, May, pp , Illustrated 1993 Elwyn Lynn, Primitive cool hints at maze of the mind, The Weekend Australian, Aug Elwyn Lynn, Feeling abstracted from form and colour, The Weekend Australian, Oct Terence Maloon, catalogue introduction, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, September 1989 John McDonald, Pattern Play, Vogue Living, February, Illustrated 1988 Elwyn Lynn, From the sublime to the meticulous, The Weekend Australian, Sept 17-18, p James F. Walker, Australia, Artscribe, January, Illustrated p34-35 and Text 7 1983 Christopher Coventry (curator), The Wrong Place: Five Sydney Painters, University of Tasmania 1983 Tony Bond, Twelve Australian Painters, A.G.W.A. Catalogue, Notes and Illustration pp Abstract Art in Australia, R.M.I.T. Catalogue, August, Illustrated with interview pp Philip Morris Arts Grant Catalogue, Illustrated p Lily Brett, The Painter The Artists Admire, P01 April, Illustrated p Lilian Wood (ed), Directory of Australian Painters, Notes and Illustration, p. 1, The Seventies, National Bank Collection Catalogue, Illustration and Notes, p Paul McGillick Exhibition Catalogue Introduction, Gallery A Exhibition, Illustrated 1981 Robert Lindsay, Survey 16, National Gallery of Victoria, catalogue text and illustrations 1980 Kim Bonython, Modern Australian Painting , Rigby Ltd., Adelaide, Illustrated p Pam Bell.. like a gentle whale following the current.., Hemisphere, Vol. 24, No. 1, Illustrated, p Aspect Interview, Vol 4, No. 3, Illustrated 1976 Kim Bonython, Modern Australian Painting , Rigby, Adelaide 1975 Patrick McCaughey, Tuckson, Firth-Smith, Monash University Catalogue, Illustrated 1974 Janine Burke, Art and Australia, Vol 12, pp Patrick McCaughey, Ten Australians catalogue, Europe exhibition 1970 Kim Bonython, Modern Australian Painting , Rigby, Adelaide 1969 Mervyn Horton, Present Day Art in Australia, Ure Smith, Sydney 1968 Alan McCulloch, Encyclopaedia of Australia Art, Hutchinson & Co., London 1967 `Young Australian Artists, Chance Magazine, No Daniel Thomas, `Young Painters in Australia, Hemisphere, April COLLECTIONS ALCOA Pty Ltd, USA ANZ Bank, Commission, Melbourne Art Gallery of New South Wales 8 Art Gallery of South Australia Art Gallery of Western Australia Australian National Gallery, Canberra Artbank BHP Collection, Melbourne Bathurst Art Gallery, New South Wales Broken Hill City Art Gallery, New South Wales C.B.A. Bank, Sydney Commonwealth Loan Collection Curtin University Collection, Perth Dalby Art Gallery, Queensland Geelong Art Gallery, Victoria Georges Limited, Melbourne Grafton City Council, New South Wales McGregor Collection, Toowoomba, Queensland Mildura Arts Centre, Victoria Monash University Collection, Melbourne National Bank of Australia National Gallery of Victoria Newcastle Region Art Gallery Philip Morris Collection, Melbourne Power Gallery, University of Sydney Qantas Airways Collection, Sydney Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria Sydney Morning Herald Collection Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Victoria TownsvilIe City Gallery, Queensland University of Melbourne Collection University of Western Australia Visual Arts Board, Australia Council Windsor Council, New South Wales 9 Artbank Collection Private Collections in Australia, New Zealand, USA, Europe and Asia COMMISSIONS 2000 Macquarie Apartments, Sydney, designed by Renzo Piano, painting 1998 Deutsche Bank, Australia Square, Sydney, painting 1997 Landmark Hotel, Kings Cross, Sydney, painting 1993 Governor Phillip Tower, Sydney, designed by Denton Corker Marshall, commissioned by DCM 1992 ANA Hotel foyer, Sydney 1988 State Bank, Sydney, painting 1987 New Parliament House Tapestry design, Canberra 1987 Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, painting 1987 Hyatt Hotel Adelaide, painting 1987 Monash Hospital Art Foundation, painting 1981 Mural, 6 x 6 m, commissioned by l.m. Pei for ANZ Bank Head Office, Collins 1981 Gallery A, executed by Victorian Tapestry Workshop National Capital Permanent Development Commission for Family Law Courts, Canberra FILM BY ARTIST 1973 From Here to There 16mm, Black & White FILMS ON ARTIST 1980 The Big Painter, Film about ANZ Bank Commission, Melbourne, 30 mins 1980 Ten Australians (John Firth-Smith), Film by ABC Produced by Dale McRae, 30 mins Target, A.B.C., John Firth-Smith, 20 mins 10
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