Australian Art


  • Contemporary
  • Mixed Media
  • Known
  • Established


1952 Born Alpha
1971 Julian Ashton, Sydney
1972/74 Queensland College of Art
1979/80 Co-Director, E.M.U, experimental artspace, Brisbane
1984 Atelier Dalmas, Paris
1984/87 lived and worked in Europe
1989- Co-Director, with Scott Redford, AGLASSOFWATER, Brisbane
1989 New Image Research Award, Australian Film Commission
Premier's Encouragement Award
REMM Art Award
1991 VA/CB Overseas Development Grant
Qld. Ministry of Arts Project Grant
1995 Prizewinner, Mary McKillop: A Tribute, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
1996 Fellowship Residency, P.S.1 Studio, Institute of Contemporary Art, New York
2002 Australian representative, Sydney Biennale, Sydney

Selected Solo Exhibitions since 1990
2003 Missing Person: Alice Jitterbug Photographed, Bellas Gallery, 2003
2002 Mu Pavillion Installation, MCA, Sydney.
Venice Paintings/Alpha Paintings, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane
2001 1+1=8, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane.
2000 Dressed up for Paradise (Beyond the Great Divide), Bellas Gallery, Brisbane
1999 Forbidden Universe, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane
1997 Snakes and Aliens, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane
Mu Consciousness raising excersizes and Pope Alice sightings. . . Sala Diaz, San Antonio and Texas USA
1996 Clutch, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Dispersion, Randall Street Studio, Brisbane
1994/95 WUNDERKAMMER/KUNSTKAMERA, Gallery 14 Project, Queensland Art Gallery
1994 Lot 204: Luke Roberts, A Closet(s), a Painting, a Duchesse and a pair of oversize handcarved wooden salad servers, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
Lot 62: POSTCARDS FROM ALPHAVILLE (Calling Occupants Of Interplanetry Craft) POST JOHNSTONE DIASPORA/Lorraine, My Heart is Full, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane
1993 All Souls of the Revolution (detail) + Objects of My Affection, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne
1992 18 Paintings In Search Of A Glossary(Life), Sutton Gallery, Melbourne
The Wonder of You, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane
1991 The Veto of Reason, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane
1990 Wunderkammer, State Library of Queensland
Objects Of My Affection, Site, Brisbane

Group Exhibitions since 1990
1996 The Second Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery
Gramercy Park International Hotel Art Fair, New York
ARCO’96 International Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid
Asia-Pacific Hotel Art Fair, Brisbane
Recollection, Brisbane City Art Gallery and Museum
1995 Australian Perspecta 1995, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Mary McKillop: A Tribute, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, New Parliament House, Canberra
1994 Remain in Light, AGLASSOFWATER project, Blaxland gallery, Sydney
1993 Happiness is a Loaded Brush. Outside the Walls of Jericho, with Beattie Millis, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane
Dislocations: Body, Memory, Place (curator Marcus O’Donnell) Access Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria
1990 Eating People Is Wrong, (with Scott Redford), AGLASSOFWATER, Brisbane

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Gold Coast City Art Gallery
Griffith University
Harriet Jane Neville-Rolfe Gallery, Alpha
James Hardie Collection, State Library of Queensland
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
REMM Collection, Brisbane
University Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane
University of Southern Queensland


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