MARTIN WILSON

Lives and Works in Newcastle, Australia                                  

EDUCATION             
1994          Diploma of Fine Arts, National Art School, East Sydney Tech
1993          Associate Diploma of Fine Arts, Hunter Institute, Newcastle
1991          Certificate in Fine Arts, Hunter Institute, Newcastle

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1999-04     Co-Founder  Co-Director, Rocketart (Artist-run space), Newcastle

GRANTS/AWARDS                   
2006-07     Australia Council New Works  Grant
2005          NAVA NSW Artists Marketing Grant
2003          NAVA NSW Artists Marketing Grant
2002          NAVA NSW Artists Marketing Grant

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS                                  
2007          Raw Prawn , Have a gander, Fuzzy Prime Ministers, Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney
2005          Blue Budgie on Pink, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth
.................Farwell Simon, Blacklab, Brisbane
2004          Have a gander, Westspace, Melbourne
.................Joh and Flo, Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane & Rocketart, Newcastle
2003          Blue Budgie on Pink, Contemporary Project Space,  Newcastle Region Art Gallery
.................Fuzzy Prime Ministers, Lake Macquarie  Regional Art Gallery
.................Tamworth Regional Art Gallery              
.................Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery
.................Gladstone Regional Art Gallery
2002          Fuzzy Prime Ministers, National Wool Museum, Geelong
.................Port Pirie Regional Gallery
................. Lismore Regional Gallery
................. Logan Art Gallery
.................Gold Coast Regional Gallery
.................Davenport Regional Gallery
2001          Fuzzy Prime Ministers,  National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
.................Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne          
2000-01     Fuzzy Prime Ministers featuring in The Sydney Festival, Object Gallery, Sydney
1993          The 1993 Martin Wilson Art Prize, Front Room Gallery, Hamilton TAFE

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009          Making Our Times, Newcastle University Gallery, Newcastle
2008          The Year of the Bird, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor
2005          Have a gander, Rocketart exchange Project, Soapbox Gallery Brisbane
.................Blue Budgie on Pink, Rocketart Project, Tin Shed, NSW UNI Sydney  
2004          The City of Hobart Art Prize, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
2003          Chopsticks, Intrados Gallery, Newcastle
2001          Salon Des Refuses Exhibition, S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2000          Rocketart Art Auction, Rocketart Newcastle Emerging Artists Inc.
1999          The Text Exhibition, Lovett Gallery, Newcastle
.................Reg Russom Memorial Drawing Prize, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery
1998          The Newcastle Fringe Art Prize, Lovett Gallery, Newcastle
.................Reg Russom Memorial Drawing Prize, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery
1997          The Rat Pack, Front Room Gallery, Hamilton TAFE
The Last Frontier or Lost Paradise?, Lindsay Street Gallery, Newcastle
1996          Tit Man, Neo-Gallery, Newcastle
1995          Yam Art, Neo-Gallery, Newcastle
.................28m4, Neo-Gallery, Newcastle
1994          Graduate Exhibition, East Sydney Tech

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Brown, Jessica ‘Portraits depict artist’s vision of mail bonding’,
The Newcastle Herald,3 April ,2009
‘Warm and fuzzy’ Post Journal July 2008,
Scott, Jeremy and Maley, Jacqueline, ‘The People’s Wool – Best Rugs’,
The Sydney Morning Herald Summer Metropolitan, 6 Jan 2004
Stowell, Jill, 2003 art year review, The Newcastle Herald Weekender, 3 Jan 2004
Stowell, Jill, exhibition review, The Newcastle Herald Weekender, 9 Aug 2003
Stowell, Jill  ‘Hard subjects worth tackling’, The Newcastle Herald Weekender, 14 June 2003

Scully, Anthony  ‘Martin “Fuzzy” Wilson takes on a giant budge’,
Airbrush Program ABC RADIO,  21 Dec 2002 
http://www.abc.net.au/newcastle/stories/s751092.htm
‘Fuzzy Federation’, The Northern Rivers Echo, Oct 20, 2002, Issue 821
‘Woolly Thinking’, The Gold Coast Bulletin, 2002
Portrait 3, National Portrait Gallery Magazine, Autumn 2002, p4
Makin, Jeff, Critic’s choice, The Herald Sun, 19 Nov 2001
‘Wooly look floors our PM’s’, Waverley Leader, 30 Oct 2001, p3
‘Rugged Up’, Monash Journal, 23 Oct 2001, p8
‘Today’, The Age, 12 October 2001, p1
Warden, Ian  ‘Your chance to pluck Howard’s eyebrows’, The Canberra Times, 6 Aug 2001
Cerabona, Ron  ‘Learn to love your PM’, The Canberra Times, 2 Aug 2001
Doherty, Megan  ‘Shaggy rugs capture essence of past PM’s’,    The Canberra Times, 29 July 2001
Tarren, Jenny  ‘Wall to wall Fuzzy logic’, The Newcastle Herald, 29 Jan 2001
Hallett, Bruce  ‘The Schofield Score’, The Sydney Morning Herald Holiday Metropolitan, 26 Jan 2001
McCormack, Wendy  ‘PM Portraits a shear delight’ Central Coast Express Advocate, 26 Jan 2001
Norris, Sarah  ‘Your weekend hot ticket’ The Weekend Financial Review, 25-28 Jan 2001
Gotting, Peter  ‘Today’s best’, The Sydney Morning Herald Metropolitan, 24 Jan 2001
‘Festival feature finales’, Daily Telegraph, 23 Jan 2001
Watson, Chad and Barnier, Linda,  The Word,  The Newcastle Herald, 22 Jan 2001
Kidd, Courtney,  Exhibitions–Critic’s Picks, The Sydney Morning Herald, 12-18 Jan 2001
‘Festival fires up’, City Weekly, 11-17 Jan 2001
‘Martin Wilson Radio Interview’, 5DN Adelaide, 11 Jan 2001
‘Martin Wilson Radio Interview’, 2NUR University of Newcastle Student Radio, 10 Jan 2001
Holder, Peter & Casamento Jo, Sydney Confidential,  Daily Telegraph, 10 Jan 2001
Morgan, Joyce  ‘Rugged artist ponders walking over prime ministers
made of shag pile’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 Jan 2001
Stowell, Jill  ‘Art mark the move’,  The Newcastle Herald Weekender, 6 Jan 2001
Alderson, Maggie  ‘Federation Alive’-liftout, The Daily Telegraph, 4 Jan 2001
‘Exhibitions’, Textile Fibre Forum, Dec 2000
Cerabona, Ron  ‘Newcastle artist pulls wool over the PM’s’, The Canberra Times, 31 Dec 2000
Genevieve,  ‘8 Minute story on Martin Wilson’, ABC 7:30 Report, 21 Dec 2000
Loane, Sally,  Live broadcast from Object Galleries,  ABC 702, 20 Dec 2000
Thomas, Brett,  Editor’s choice–exhibition, The Sun Herald – Sunday Metro, 10 Dec 2000
Stowell, Jill,  Art, The Newcastle Herald, 9 Dec 2000
Lennon, Troy  ‘Pulling the wool over our politicians, The Daily Telegraph, 9 Dec 2000
Lopez, Annemarie  ‘Martin Wilson’, The Sydney Morning Herald Citysearch, 6 Dec 2000
‘Fuzzy Prime Ministers’, Sydney Festival 2001 Guide, Dec 2000
Delahaye, Rachael  ‘Inspired Carpets’, Black and White, Dec 2000           
Gill, Raymond, Art, The Australian Qantas Inflight Magazine, Dec 2000
Sexon, Jennifer  ‘Wolly Mammoths’ - liftout, The Australian Weekend Review, 25-26 Nov 2000
Smee, Sebastian  ‘History in focus on and off the planet’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 Nov 2000
‘Rugged exteriors’, Daily Telegraph – Sydney Festival Official Guide, 3 Nov 2000
Schofield, Leo  ‘Wool artistry’, Sunday Telegraph, 6 Aug 2000
Schofield, Leo  ‘Fuzzy PM Poictures’, Sunday Telegraph, 30 July 2000
Schofield, Leo  ‘Carpeting our PM’s’, The Sunday Telegraph, 19 July 1999 

 

 

   
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