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Ian Friend

Ian Friend
Confluence [The Crystal Cloud of Knowledge] #3 2012
Graphite and gouache on T.H. Saunders paper
67 x 101 cm

  Ian Friend

Biography

Born
1 June 1951, Eastbourne, England
Nationality
Australian/British

Solo Exhibitions

2014
A Precipitation of Fallen Angels, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2012
Matter and Memory: The Brisbane Years 1997–2012, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2011
But these things also, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2010
Tracing the Paths of Memory, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2009
Ian Friend, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2008
A voice of floating silence, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
Thirty Years of Works on Paper 1977–2007, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
Ian Friend, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane
2006 
Ian Friend, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
Ian Friend,  Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne
2005 
Tidal, Redcliffe City Gallery, Brisbane
2004
Biting the Air, Esa Jäske Gallery, Sydney
2003
Joy at Death Itself, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
Ian Friend, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne
Ian Friend, Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra
2002
Ian Friend, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne
The Oval Window, Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane
2000
Ian Friend, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne
1995
Ian Friend, Austral Gallery, St. Louis, USA
The Protestant Affliction, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis, USA
une violente aventure sentimentale, Lawrence Wilson Gallery, University of Western Australia, Perth
1993 
Ian Friend, Austral Gallery, St. Louis, USA
Ian Friend, Embassy of Australia, Washington DC, USA
1992
Ian Friend, Austral Gallery at the Third Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
1991
Ian Friend, Austral Gallery, St. Louis, USA
1990 
Ian Friend, Austral Gallery, St. Louis, USA
Ian Friend, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
Ian Friend, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1989
Ian Friend, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
Ian Friend, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1988
Ian Friend, The Institute Gallery, TSIT, Launceston, Tasmania
1986
Ian Friend, 70 Arden Street, Melbourne
Ian Friend, Cockatoo Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania
1978
Ian Friend, House, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013
Correspondences, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Thresholds: MOCRA at 20 (Part One: The First Decade), Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA), Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA
In Line, Langford 120, Melbourne
The Art of Sound, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
2011
New 2011: Selected recent acquisitions, The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
Enlightenment, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
Interpretive Matter: Looking at Abstraction by Australian Artists, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
2010
New 2010: Selected recent acquisitions, The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
The Unusual Suspects IV, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
Interpretive Matter: Looking at Abstraction by Australian Artists, Redcliffe City Art Gallery, Queensland
Remarks on Colour: Australian Watercolours, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
2009
Space for Yearning, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
2007
The Unusual Suspects III, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2005–07
Moist: Australian watercolours, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, Northern Territory; Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, Queensland; Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria; Riddoch Art Gallery, Mount Gambier, South Australia
2004
The Unusual Suspects II, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2003
The Unusual Suspects, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
Paper Matters, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia, Perth
Imperceptible, SOApBOx Gallery, Brisbane
2002
Works on Paper, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne
Hutchins Prize, The Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart
2001
Australian Paper Art Awards, George Adams Gallery, The Arts Centre, Melbourne
Hutchins Prize, The Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart
Paperworks, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
High Fidelity, SOApBOx Gallery, Brisbane
Australian Paper Art Awards, George Adams Gallery, The Arts Centre, Melbourne
2000
Hutchins Prize, The Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart
QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
Stephen McLaughlan Gallery at the Seventh Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
Presentation, SOApBOx Gallery, Brisbane
National Works on Paper Award, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria
1999
The Drawing Room, Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane
Kedumba Drawing Award, New South Wales
National Works on Paper Award, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria
Austral Gallery, St. Louis, USA
Akky van Ogtrop Fine Arts at Kunstrai, Amsterdam, Holland
Akky van Ogtrop Fine Arts at International Works on Paper Fair, Sydney
Nillumbik Art Award, Victoria
1998
Austral Gallery at Art Miami 98, Miami, USA
PULP, SOApBOx Gallery, Brisbane
Graphic, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne
National Works on Paper Award, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria
1998 Alice Prize, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, Northern Territory
MOCRA: The First Five Years, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis, USA
Jacaranda Drawing Prize Exhibition, Grafton Regional Gallery, New South Wales
Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast Arts Centre, Queensland
The BIG small print show, Grahame Galleries and Editions, Brisbane
1997
Austral Gallery at Art Chicago 97, Chicago, USA
13th Biennial Spring Festival of Drawing, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria
Blot, SOApBOx Gallery, Brisbane
1996
Austral Gallery at Art Chicago 96, Chicago, USA
Jacaranda Drawing Prize Exhibition, Grafton Regional Gallery, New South Wales
1994
Austral Gallery at SOFA Chicago, Chicago, USA
Jacaranda Drawing Prize Exhibition, Grafton Regional Gallery, New South Wales
First Impressions, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney
1993
Austral Gallery at the 14th Chicago International Art Exposition, Chicago USA
1992
Interior Spaces, Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, Webster University, St. Louis, USA
1991
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1990
USA Festival of the Arts, South Central Bell Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Scotchman's Hill Art Prize, Geelong Art Gallery, Victoria
Monash University Gallery, Melbourne
Something Visionary, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1988
Print in Context, Print Council of Australia, Melbourne
Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
The New Generation, Australian National Gallery, Canberra
Death: Contemporary Visions, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, England
1987
8th British International Drawing Biennale, Cleveland, England
1986
9th British International Print Biennale, Cartwright Hall, Bradford, England
Contemporary British Woodcuts, Worcester City Art Gallery, England
1985
European Print Biennale, Baden-Baden, Germany
International Print Exhibition, Palazzo dei Leonie, Messina, Sicily, Italy
E.11 Works on Paper, William Morris Gallery, London, England
1984
From the Figure, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England
Curwen Gallery 25th Anniversary Exhibition, University College, London, England
1983
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England
Diversities, Ulster Polytechnic, Belfast
Contemporary Printmaking, AIR Gallery, London, England
Bronze, Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London, England
1982
Hayward Annual, Hayward Gallery, London, England
1980
Summer Show 1, Serpentine Gallery, London, England
1979
House, London
1977
3rd British International Drawing Biennale, Cleveland, England
1975
Courtauld Institute of Art, London, England

Qualifications

1973–75
Higher Diploma of Fine Art (Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London, England)
1970–73
Diploma in Art and Design (Birmingham College of Art, England)
1969–70
Pre Diploma Foundation Year (Exeter College of Art, England)

Professional Experience

2008–
Queensland College of Art, Griffith University (Lecturer, Drawing)
2001
Queensland University of Technology (Tutor, Architecture)
1999–2003
Queensland College of Art, Griffith University (Lecturer, Painting)
1998
Sunshine Coast University College (Lecturer, Drawing)
Queensland College of Art, Griffith University (External Assessor, Postgraduate Studies)
1993–97
Tasmanian School of Art at Launceston, University of Tasmania (Lecturer/Coordinator, Drawing, Honours and Postgraduate Studies)
1990–92
Ballarat University College (Lecturer/Coordinator Painting and Postgraduate Studies)
1987–89
Victoria College, Prahran (Visiting Lecturer, Painting and Drawing)
1985–87
Victorian College of the Arts (Lecturer, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking and Postgraduate Studies)
1983–85
City and Guilds of London School of Art (Visiting Lecturer, Art History)
1978–85
Tate Gallery, London (Assistant Curator, Print Collection)
1975–78
Chelsea School of Art (Visiting Lecturer, Painting)
1974–84
Portsmouth Polytechnic (Visiting Lecturer, Sculpture and Printmaking)

Residencies/Lectures

2008
QUT Art Museum, Brisbane (Lecture)
 Brisbane Grammar School, Brisbane (Artist-in-residence)
2001
Queensland Art Gallery Artist Lecture, Prone and Speechless Dialect
1998
Queensland Art Gallery Artist Lecture, The Untroubled Mind
1997
Sunshine Coast University College, Queensland (Art Forum Lecture)
1994
Centre for the Arts, University of Tasmania, Hobart (Art Forum Lecture)
1993
Embassy of Australia, Washington D. C. (Smithsonian Institute Resident Associate Lecture Program)
1991
School of Art, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University (Art Forum Lecture)
1988
Tasmanian State Institute of Technology, Launceston (Artist-in-residence, Printmedia)
Collaborative Work
1993–94
Centre for Future Technologies (architectural design with architect Paul Lan, and artists Sara Lindsay and Kevin Todd)
1991
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Lines in the Desert (with director Peter King, co-designer Peter Corrigan and performance group Going Through Stages)
1990
Anthill Theatre, Melbourne, Axes Edge (with director Peter King, co-designers Peter Corrigan, Rohan Storey and Matthew Jones and performance group Going Through Stages)
1989
6x3 (CD) with Paul Grabowsky (and Victor Meertens, Terry Taylor, Mark Chapman, Vera Möller and Phillip Hunter)

Awards

2002
1st Prize, Hutchins Prize, The Hutchins School, Hobart
2001
Judges Award, Hutchins Prize, The Hutchins School, Hobart
2000
Judges Award, Hutchins Prize, The Hutchins School, Hobart
1987
2nd Prize, 8th British International Drawing Biennale, Cleveland, England
1982
Exhibition Award, Greater London Arts Association, England
1981
Thornton Bequest (Arts Council of Great Britain), England
1976
Arts Council of Great Britain Award, England
1975
Boise Travelling Fellowship, Slade School of Fine Art, London

Bibliography

Anderson, Michael. ‘Mirror Image, Mirage Error’, The Interior, vol. 1 no. 2, August 1990
Anon. ‘A Friend Blows In’, Adelaide Advertiser, 28 January 2012
Baum, Caroline. ‘Artists have designs on jazzing up CDs’, Sunday Herald, Melbourne, 1 October 1989
Beaumont, Mary Rose. ‘E.11 Works on Paper’, Arts Review, London, vol. XXXVII no. 9, 1985
Blakeston, Oswell. ‘Ian Friend’, Arts Review, London, vol. XXX no. 7, 1978
Bellamy, Louise. ‘Abstractly Marked’, The Age, Melbourne, 27 April 2000
Brinton, Ian. Contemporary Poetry: Poets and Poetry since 1990, Cambrige University Press: Cambridge Contexts in Literature, 2008
Brown. Phil. ‘This painter finds poetry in the land’, Brisbane News, 3–9 October 2012
Castro, Jan. ‘Good Friends’, Riverfront Times, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 31 May 1995
Clabburn, Anna. ‘New light in broad spectrum’, The Age, Melbourne, 5 August 1998
Daniel, Jeff. ‘All the art that’s fit for Prints’, St. Louis Post—Dispatch, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 9 April 1997
Daw, Robyn. ‘formidabilis abysis’, catalogue essay for Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis, USA, 1995
Gardner, Angela. ‘A Precipitation of Fallen Angels’, Ian Friend: A Precipitation of Fallen Angels [ex. cat], NAdrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane, 2014
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Gott, Ted. ‘Ian Friend: Works on Paper, 1977–93’, catalogue essay for Austral Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, USA ,1993. Reprinted in Journal of the Print World, Spring 1993 
Gresty, Hilary (ed.). Death—Contemporary Visions, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, England, 1985
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Harding, Lesley. Australian Paper Art Awards [ex. cat.], George Adams Gallery, Melbourne, 2001
Harris, Paul. ‘Australian Landscape Influences Abstract Works’, St. Louis Post—Dispatch, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 17 October 1991
Helmrich, Michele (commissioning editor) and Were, Ian (editor), New V2, The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, 2011
Humphreys, Richard. E.11 [ex. cat.], William Morris Gallery, London, 1985
King, Peter. ‘Going Through Stages’, Antithesis, issue 42, 1991
Knowles, Elizabeth. L'Inghilterra ha piu facce [ex. cat.], Grafica Internazionale Palazzo dei Leonie, Messina, Sicily, 1985
McLean, Ian. WORKS 1986–88 [ex. cat.], The Institute Gallery, TSIT, Launceston, Tasmania, 1988
McLean, Ian. ‘An Englishman Abroad: Ian Friend's Australian Work’, Imprint, vol. 24 no. 2, October 1989
McLean, Ian. ‘Building with Bits’, Artlink Vol. 15 No. 2 & 3 1997
Nelson, James R.. ‘Artists reveal strikingly different views of Australia’, Birmingham News, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 6 May 1990
Nelson, Robert. ‘Epistle to Friend’, une violente aventure sentimentale [ex. cat.], Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA, Perth, WA, 1995
Nelson, Robert. ‘Thanks for the Membrane’, The Age, Melbourne, 25 May 2002
Pos, Margaretta, ‘Positively Speaking’, Weekend Arts, Sunday Mercury, Hobart, 8 May 1993 
Pos, Margaretta. ‘Joining art and architecture’, Saturday Mercury, Hobart, 5 March 1994
Pos, Margaretta. ‘$5,000 prize makes paper work worth it’, The Mercury, Hobart, 22 October 2002
Rankin-Reid, Jane. ‘Cuddle up to unfamiliar views’, The Sunday Tasmanian, Hobart, 27 October 2002
Rice, Nancy. ‘Vision Illuminates Artist's Vision’, St. Louis Post—Dispatch, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 1 June 1990
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Welchman, John. ‘On Axes Edge’, Transition, no. 35, 1991
Welchman, John. ‘Abstraction, Representation, Figuration—Parts I & II’, Agenda, no. 25, 1992. Reprinted as exhibition catalogue for Austral Gallery at ACAF 3 1992, and as ‘Coda: The Protestant Affliction’, in Modernism Relocated,  Allen and Unwin, 1995
Welchman, John. ‘Tondo: Terragni—The tree, the log, the stump, the section and the inscription’, Transition, no. 61/62 September 2000
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Zagala, Maria. ‘Correspondences’, Articulate: Art Gallery of South Australia, Issue no. 12, Spring 2013

Collections

The British Museum, London, England
Tate Gallery, London, England
Arts Council of Great Britain, London, England
Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art, Cleveland, England
Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis, USA
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Australian Embassy, Washington DC
Artbank, Sydney
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales
New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, New South Wales
Redland Art Gallery, Queensland
Deakin University Library, Melbourne
Griffith University, Brisbane
La Trobe University, Melbourne
Monash University, Melbourne
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
Redcliffe City Art Gallery, Queensland
Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England
The University of Queensland, Brisbane
University College of Central Queensland, Rockhampton
University of Tasmania, Launceston
University of Western Australia, Perth
Geelong Grammar School, Victoria
The Hutchins Foundation, Hobart
Australian Paper, Melbourne
Robert Holmes à Court Collection, Perth