RODNEY POPLE CV 2020

Born 1952, Launceston, TAS, Australia

1972-74          Diploma of Fine Arts (Photography), Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart

1977-78          Postgraduate (Sculpture), Slade School of Art, London, UK

1979                Postgraduate (Sculpture), New York Studio School, New York, USA

Since 2005     Part-time/casual lecturer in painting, National Art School, Sydney

 

Awards

2018              Gallipoli Art Prize (Highly Commended), Gallipoli Memorial Club, Sydney

2016              Paddington Art Prize (Winner), Sydney                      

2014              Fischer’s Ghost Art Award (Winner, James Gleeson Surrealism Award), Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney

 Tattersall's Club Landscape Art Prize (Highly Commended), Tattersall's Club, Brisbane

2012              The Glover Prize (Winner), The John Glover Society, Evandale, TAS

2011              The Glover Prize (Highly Commended), The John Glover Society, Evandale, TAS

2010              Australia Council Visual Arts Board Grant for new work

 The 59th Blake Prize (Highly Commended), Blake Society at The National Art School Gallery, Sydney

 Artist in Residency, Taronga Zoo, Sydney

2009              Plein Air Painting Prize (Winner), NSW Parliament House, Sydney

2008              Sulman Prize (Winner), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

                       Wynn Prize (Highly Commended), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

                       The Kings School Art Prize (Winner), The Kings School, Sydney

                       Paddington Art Prize (People’s Choice Award), Mary Place Gallery, Sydney

2007              The 56th Blake Prize (Highly Commended), Blake Society at The National Art School Gallery, Sydney

                       New Work Project Grant, Visual Arts/Craft Fund of the Australia Council

2006              Redlands Westpac Art Prize (Winner), Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

                       The 55th Blake Prize (Highly Commended), Blake Society at The National Art School Gallery, Sydney

1999              National Art School Travel Grant (New York)

1996              New Work Project Grant, Visual Arts/Craft Fund of the Australia Council

1994              Fisher's Ghost Art Award (Winner), Campbelltown City Ga

1993              Asialink overseas residency, Beijing Art Academy, China

1990              Residency at Mora Drying Studio, Art Gallery of New South Wales Trust, Cité International des Arts, Paris

1988              New Work, Project Grant, Visual Arts/Craft Fund of the Australia Counci           

Solo Exhibitions

2021             ‘Shadows’ (two-person exhibition with Euan Macleod), Nock Gallery, Hong Kong (forthcoming)

2020             ‘Embattled’, Despard Gallery, Hobart

2019             ‘Shell Shocked’, Australian Galleries, Sydney

2017              ‘Devil if you do…’, Australian Galleries, Sydney

2016              ‘Endangered’, Despard Gallery, Hobart

2015              ‘Lie of the Land’, Australian Galleries, Derby Street, Melbourne

                       ‘Golden Age’, Australian Galleries, Roylston Street, Sydney

2014              ‘Lie of the Land’, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney

2013              ‘Paint it Black’, Australian Galleries, Roylston Street, Sydney

2012              ‘Shudder’, Despard Gallery, Hobart

 'Degas’s night’, Australian Galleries, Glenmore Road, Sydney

2011              ‘Knight Moves’, Australian Galleries, Derby Street, Melbourne

2010              ‘Altared’, Despard Gallery, Hobart

 ‘Bellini 21c’, Australian Galleries, Roylston Street, Sydney

2009              ‘Transposing the Common II’, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai, China

2008              ‘Sydney’, Australian Galleries Glenmore Road, Sydney

                       ‘Black and White’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Melbourne

2007              ‘Icebreaker’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Sydney

                       ‘Crystal clear’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Melbourne

2006               ‘Venice Series’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Sydney

2004               ‘So Pretty’, Australian Galleries, Sydney

2002               Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney

2001               Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney

1994               Beijing International Art Palace, Beijing, China

 Australian Embassy, Beijing, China

 Annandale Galleries, Sydney

1993              Annandale Galleries, Sydney

1992              Bett Gallery, Hobart

1991              Australian Galleries, Sydney

1989              William Mora Galleries, Melbourne

                       Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney

1988              William Mora Galleries, Melbourne

                       Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney

1987              Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney

                       Salamanca Art Gallery, Hobart

                       Cockatoo Gallery, Launceston, TAS

1986              Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney

1985              Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

                       Michael Milburn Galleries, Brisbane

                       The Performance Space, Sydney

1984              The Performance Space, Sydney

1983              Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

1982              Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

1981              Art Empire Industry Gallery, Sydney

Group Exhibitions

2020            Glover Prize, The John Glover Society, Evanale, TAS

                     Gallipoli  Art Prize, Sydney Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney

                     Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Juniper Hall Sydney and Manning Regional Gallery, NSW

2019            ‘Papermade’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne
                     Glover Prize, The John Glover Society, Evandale, TAS

                     Gallipoli Art Prize, Sydney

                     46th Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, Muswellbrook, NSW

2018            The 65th Blake Prize, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney

                     Glover Prize, The John Glover Society, Evandale, TAS

                     Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

                     Gallipoli Art Prize, Gallipoli Memorial Club, Sydney

2017            Deakin University Gallery Sculpture Prize (Finalist), Melbourne 

                     Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Woollahra Council, Sydney

                    ‘Sculpture: medium and small sculpture – Mixed Sculptors’, Australian Galleries, Sydney

                     ‘Artist Profile: Australasian Painters 2007-2017’, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, NSW

                     ‘Taking the Myth’, The Lost Ones Contemporary Art Gallery, Ballarat, VIC

2016            Paddington Art Prize (Winner), Marlene Antico Fine Art, Sydney

                     Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Juniper Hall, Sydney

                     Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Woollahra Municipal Council, Sydney

                     Salon des Refusés, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

                     ‘Self Portraits on Paper’, Bouddi Foundation for the Arts, Yellow House, Sydney

2015            Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

                     Paddington Art Prize, Sydney

                     Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

                     Tattersalls Club Landscape Art Prize, Tattersall’s Club, Brisbane

                     ‘An exhibition of paintings, sculpture & works on paper’, Australian Galleries, Sydney   

2014            Redlands Art Prize, National Art School Gallery, Sydney

                     Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

                     Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Juniper Hall, Sydney

                     Fischer’s Ghost Art Award (Winner, James Gleeson Surrealism Award), Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney

                     Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize (Highly Commended), Tattersall’s Club, Brisbane 

                     ‘One of each’, Australian Galleries, Derby Street, Melbourne

2013            ‘Australian Galleries at Gallows Gallery’, Gallows Gallery, Perth

2012-13       ‘Summer Stock Show’, Australian Galleries, Derby Street, Melbourne

2012             Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Woollahra Municipal Council, Sydney

Salon des Refusés, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

Redlands Art Prize, Redlands, Sydney

Glover Prize (Winner), The John Glover Society, Evandale, TAS

2011             Paddington Art Prize, Menzies Art Brands Gallery, Sydney

                      Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

                      The Glover Prize (Highly Commended), Evandale, TAS

                      ‘Summer Exhibition’, Australian Galleries, Roylston Street, Sydney

2010             ‘Summer Show’, Australian Galleries, Glenmore Road, Sydney

‘Summer Stock Show’, Australian Galleries, Smith Street, Melbourne

‘Australian Masters 2010’, Solander Gallery, Canberra

                      ‘Artists’ Prints made with Integrity I’, Australian Galleries, Smith Street, Melbourne

Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

The 59th Blake Prize (Highly Commended), National Art School Gallery, Sydney

2009-10        ‘Summer Show’, Australian Galleries, Roylston Street, Sydney

                       ‘Summer Stock Show’, Australian Galleries, Derby Street, Melbourne

2009              ‘Stock show’, Australian Galleries, Glenmore Road, Sydney

                       ‘A Sculpture by…’, Australian Galleries, Sydney

                       ‘A Sculpture by…’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne

                       Plein Air Painting Prize (Winner), NSW Parliament House, Sydney

 Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2008              ‘Group Exhibition’, Australian Galleries, Roylston Street, Sydney

 ‘Stock Show’, Australian Galleries, Glenmore Road, Sydney

 Fleurieu Art Prize, McLaren Vale, SA

                       Kilgour Art Prize, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, Newcastle, NSW

 Paddington Art Prize (People’s Choice Award), Mary Place Gallery, Sydney

 ‘Wish You Were Here’, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW

 Sulman Prize (Winner), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

                       The Kings School Art Prize (Winner), The Kings School, Sydney

 ‘Who let the dogs out’, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Lake Macquarie, NSW

                       ‘Stock Exhibition’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Sydney

2007              The 56th Blake Prize (Highly Commended), Blake Society at The National Art School Gallery, Sydney

                       ‘Stock Show’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Melbourne

                       ‘A Selection of Portraits’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Melbourne

                       ‘National Artist’s Self Portrait Prize’, University of Queensland, Brisbane

                       The John Glover Prize, Evandale, TAS

                       ‘Small Pleasures’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Melbourne

                       Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2006              ‘Summery’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Sydney

                       ‘Stock Show’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Melbourne

                       Redlands Westpac Art Prize (Winner), Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

                       The 55th Blake Prize, (Highly Commended), National Art School Gallery, Sydney

                       ‘50th Anniversary Exhibition’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne

                       Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2005              ‘End of Year Group Exhibition’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Sydney

 ‘Bleak Epiphanies…. an exhibition of small black things’, Virginia Wilson Art with William Wright Artists’  Projects’, Sydney      ‘Dog Trumpet, RSPCA Fundraiser’, Michael Nagy Gallery, Sydney

 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Woollahra Council, Sydney

 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney and touring

 ‘Walking the Line’, The National Art School, Sydney

 ‘Personage, The Figure on Paper’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Sydney

                       ‘Small Important Works’, Australian Galleries, Sydney

 ‘Fireworks, tracing the incendiary in Australian Art’, Artspace Mackay, QLD and tour

 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

 Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

 ‘In the presence of all creatures great and small’, Australian Galleries, Sydney

 ‘Species’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Melbourne

2003               The 52nd Blake Prize, Sir Herman Black Gallery and Sculpture Terrace, University of Sydney

2002               ‘William Creek and Beyond’, Book launch & exhibition, MCA, Sydney and national tour of regional galleries

2001               Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

  Roche Contemporary Art Prize, PCL Exhibitionist Gallery, Sydney

  International Works on Paper Fair, Sydney

2000               Defiance Gallery, Sydney

1999               ‘Silver’, UNSW College of Fine Arts, Sydney

                        Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

                        Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

                        International Works on Paper Fair, Sydney

1998               Redlands Invitation Exhibition, Sydney

                        Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1997               Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1996               ‘It’s a Guitar Shaped World’, Tamworth City Gallery, Tamworth, NSW

                        ‘Nude and Naked’, Eva Breuer Art Dealer, Sydney

                        Kings School Art Prize, The Kings School, Sydney

                        Kedumba Drawing Prize, Wentworth Falls, NSW

                        ‘Shelf Works’, Annandale Galleries, Sydney

1994               ‘Drawing from Inspiration’, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney

                        Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne

                        Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong, China

                        The 43rd Blake Prize, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

                        Fisher's Ghost Art Award (Winner), Campbelltown City Gallery, Sydney

1993               ‘Roger Taylor Re-presents’, Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne

                        ‘On the other hand’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

                        ‘Salon des Refusé’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

                        42nd Blake Prize, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

1992               ‘A Private Collection’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

  ‘New York Studio School Alumni Exhibition’, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney and regional tour

  41st Blake Prize, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

1991               ‘Abedare Invitational Art Prize’, Ipswich, QLD

1990               ‘Lake Macquarie Art Prize’, Lake Macquarie Gallery, Lake Macquarie, NSW

                        ‘Scotchman Hill Vineyard Art Prize’, Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong, VIC

                        ‘Stock Show’, Australian Galleries, Sydney

                        Second Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne

1989               ‘Mindscapes’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (curator: Tony Bond)

  ‘Freestyle: Australian Art from the 60s to now’, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne and touring

                        ‘ICI Contemporary Art Collection’, Melbourne

                        ‘Opening Exhibition’, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne

1988               ‘Moet & Chandon’, National Touring Exhibition, Australia

                        ‘Purchase Exhibition’, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle, NSW

                        New South Wales Institute of Technology, Sydney

                        ‘Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery Invitational Art Prize’, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Lake Macquarie, NSW

                        ‘Artists make Ceramics’, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney

1987               ‘Moet & Chandon’, National Touring Exhibition, Australia       

Collections                                                                  

Artbank, Sydney

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Art Gallery of Ballarat, VIC

Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC

Bond University, Brisbane

Gold Coast Regional Gallery, Surfers Paradise, QLD

ICI Contemporary Art Collection, Melbourne

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Lake Macquarie, NSW

Lismore Regional Art Gallery, NSW

Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney 

Manly Art Gallery, NSW

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Newington College, Sydney

Orange Regional Gallery

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Redlands School, Sydney

The Kings School, Sydney

Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW

University of Western Sydney, Sydney

University of Queensland, Brisbane

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, NSW

 

Private collections/commissions include Russell Crowe, Lowy Family, Spike Jonze (US)

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