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Tony Coleing

Tony Coleing
Untitled 2011
Acrylic on canvas
188 x 233 cm

  Tony Coleing

1942
Born Warrnambool, Victoria
Studies
1963–68
England
1958–59
National Art School, Sydney

Solo Exhibitions

2012
1st bytes and last bits, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2008
Weather or not, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2006–07
27 Days, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane; Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT; Utopia Art, Sydney; Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra
2004
Just words I heard, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2003
A communication error has occurred!, Utopia Art, Sydney
2002
What channel are we on?, Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra
2001
Are you receiving me?, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2000
Bad Weather, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
1992
Tony Coleing and Friends: Collaborative prints, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Heads & Bodies, Julie Green Gallery, Sydney
M.A.D., Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
1991
M.A.D. Paintings, Julie Green Gallery, Sydney
Maybe we should have stuck with the camel prints, Arts Multiplicata, Sydney
1988
Looking, survey of prints, Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane
1985
Works from a Journey—Sydney to New York, 1984, Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane
Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane
Avago Gallery, Sydney
1984
Nine New Prints, Ray Hughes at Reconnaissance, Melbourne
1983
Nine New Prints, Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane
1982
Roslyn Oxley 9, Sydney
1981
Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
1980
Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane
The Biennale: Visual Arts ’80, 39th Venice Biennale, Australian Pavilion, Venice, Italy
1979
Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane
1978
Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane
1977
Surfboard Rider Drawings, Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane
1975
Gallery A, Sydney
1974
To Do with Blue Series, Watters Gallery, Sydney
1973
Watters Gallery, Sydney
Watters Gallery, Sydney
1971
Gallery A, Sydney
1970
Gallery A, Melbourne
Gallery A, Sydney
Six Maquettes for Larger Sculptures, Gallery A, Melbourne
1969
Frondescence, Gallery A, Melbourne
Frondescence, Gallery A, Sydney

Joint Exhibitions

2012
The Thick Plottens—Collaborative Sculptures from 2001 (with Stephen Killick), Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2003
The Human Experience (collaborations with Sam Bullock), Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2002
Dreams and Realities (collaborations with Sam Bullock), Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2001
Sculpture—A Collaboration (with Stephen Killick), Port Macquarie Hastings Regional Art Gallery, Port Macquarie, NSW
2000
The Plumbers of Homebush Bay (with Robert Cooney), New Aesthetix Gallery, Sydney
1993–04
Commitments (collaborative work with Robert Campbell Jnr), Art Space, Sydney; Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
1992
Synthesis: Art and Architecture (collaborative work with Paul Pholeros), M.S.B. Bond Store, Sydney
1983
Anzart-in-Hobart (performance piece with Adrian Hall entitled Dance), Mail Exchange Building, Hobart
1982
Clocks and Lorries (with Margaret Dodd), Adelaide Festival of the Arts, Adelaide
Recent Wars (with Adrian Hall), Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane
1981
Morceau d’echangers (collaboration with Marr Grounds), Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane
We Point the Bone/Ban the Bomb (with Kevin Mortensen), Ray Hughes Gallery (Downtown), Brisbane
1978
Collaborative Work (with Marr Grounds), Watters Gallery, Sydney

Group Exhibitions

2010
Modern Australian Painting, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
2009
Abstraction 8: Mostly Minimal and Monochrome, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
Aspects of Surrealism, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
Character, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2008
The Tallis Foundation 2008 National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington, Victoria
Art of the Nude: Works from the Alex Mackay Collection, Albury City Art Gallery, New South Wales
Rubik, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
2007
All Tastes Catered For: Politics, Sport, Religion, Climate, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
Turning 20, Utopia Art Sydney, Sydney
21st Birthday Exhibition, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
Bodies and Minds, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
Auction Art Australia, Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra
The Story of Australian Printmaking: 1801–2005, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
2006
Melbourne Art Fair 2006, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
2005
Museum II, Utopia Art Sydney, Sydney
2004
Place Made: Australian Print Workshop, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne
The 33rd Alice Prize, The Alice Springs Art Foundation, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT
The Unusual Suspects II, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2003
Confluence, Port Macquarie Hastings Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie, NSW
Synergies, The Australian National University Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra
(A) WAR, College of Fine Arts Gallery, COFA, University of NSW, Sydney
Spoiled Earth: War on Land, Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra
2002
Gallery Artists Exhibition, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
Shell Fremantle Print Award Exhibition, Fremantle, W.A.
Jo Sonjas/Packsaddle Exhibition, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, N.S.W.
2001
Close to Home, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
Play: An Exhibition for Children, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Viet Nam Voices: Australians and the Vietnam War, touring exhibition developed by the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney
A Century of Collecting 1901–2001, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
2000
Project 2/2000, The Sir Hermann Black Gallery and Sculpture Terrace, Sydney
Art and Furniture, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
Triptych: Opening Group Exhibition, Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra
Australian Identities in Printmaking, Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery
1999
We Are Australian, The George Adams Gallery, Melbourne
1997
Bronze—New Sculpture, Utopia Art, Sydney
1996
UWS Macarthur National Printmedia Acquisitive Exhibition, University of Western Sydney, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, NSW
1993
Art and Politics, Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane
Collaborative Prints: Tony Coleing, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart
On the Other Hand, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Group Show, Coffin Creek, Mudgee, NSW
1992
Henri Worland Memorial Print Award 1972–1992, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria
My Head is a Map: A Decade of Australian Prints, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Australian Masters ‘92, Solander Gallery, Canberra
Group Show of early works, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
1991
Prints Galore, Woollongong City Gallery, NSW
Off the Wall in the Air, A Seventies Selection, Monash University Gallery and the Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, Melbourne
Her Story: Images of Domestic Labour in Australian Art, S.H. Ervin Museum and Art Gallery, Sydney
The Melbourne Savage Club, Melbourne
Invitation print prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
Microcosm, Gary Anderson Gallery, Sydney
From the Landscape: a review of the influence of the Landscape in Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane
Group Drawing Show, Julie Green Gallery, Sydney
Modern Australian Paintings, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
Third International Master Print Fair, Hotel Inter-Continental, Sydney
1990
Works on Paper Fair, New York, USA
International Master Print Fair, Hotel Inter-Continental, Sydney
Artist in residence, University of Hobart, College of Art, Tasmania
Works on Paper 1990, Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney
1989
Irony, Humour and Dissent: Recent Australian Drawings 1, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney
Prints and Australia: Pre-settlement to Present, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Works on Paper, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
Australianarama, Plimsoll Gallery, Centre for the Arts, Hobart
Moral Censorship and the Visual Arts in Australia, The Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
Heildelberg and Heritage, Two Visions of Australia—One Hundred Years Apart, Linden Gallery, Melbourne
China Cries, Pailou Plaza, Sydney
Wild Art, Bondi Pavilion, Sydney
International Master Print Fair, Hotel Inter-Continental, Sydney
Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Australian Art, The Drill Hall Gallery, Austrlian National University, Canberra
Sets and Series: Recent Prints from the Collection, Robert Raynor Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Inside the Greenhouse, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney
1988
A Changing Relationship: Aboriginal Themes in Australian Art 1938–1988, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Towers of Torture Exhibition, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney
Australian Photography 1928–1988, Gary Anderson Galley, Sydney
Drawing in Australia: Drawings, Watercolours and Pastels from the 1770s to the 1980s, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
1987
Shocking Diversity, Print Council of Australia Touring Exhibition, Opening Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane
The Age of Collage, Perspecta, Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney
Urban Anxieties: Australian Drawings of the 1980s, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Here and There, Monash University, Melbourne
1986
The Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales
The Biennale Des Friedens, Hamburg, Germany
Battlefield, Artspace, Sydney
Gold Coast City Art Prize Exhibition, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Bundall, Queensland
Kino Kapers, Contemporary Films by Australian Artists and Independant Filmakers, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Post-Perspecta, Artworkers Union Exhibition, Artspace, Sydney
1985
Invitation Art Purchase Exhibition, Roundhouse Gallery, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Sydney Art of the Sixties, Garry Anderson Gallery, Sydney
International Biennial of Graphic Art, Lubljana, Yugoslavia
The First Exhibition, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
Racism, (A collaborative project by T. Coleing, P. Burges and R. Cooney), George Paton Gallery, Melbourne
The Politics of Picturing, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Artists for Peace Exhibition, Mori Art Gallery, Sydney
Australian Prints in the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
1984
Inaugural Exhibition, Hugh Williamson Prize, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Victoria
Super 8 Film Festival, Sydney
The Politics of Picturing, Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart
International Survey of Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Austauch/Exchange, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
21 Australian Prints, Griffith University, Brisbane
Recent Acquisitions of Australian Prints, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
8th British International Print Biennale, Bradford, UK
Hiroshima Commemoration Art Exhibition, Sydney Lower Town Hall, Sydney
Artworks Union Fundraising Show, Artspace, Sydney
1983
Henry Worland Memorial Print Award Exhibition, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria
Opening exhibition, Artspace, Sydney
Perspecta ‘83, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney and touring
Minor pieces out of Seventies (or Tall Poppies as Cloned Weeds), Avago Gallery, Sydney
1982
Big Drawings, Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane
The Cottage Show, Regional Devlopment Programme No. 10, Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council, touring until 1984
A Photographer’s Choice, Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education, Toowoomba, Queensland and than Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane
Artists for Peace, Sydney
Australian Art of the Last Ten Years, Melville Hall, Australian National University, Canberra
1981
Lisbon International Exhibition of Drawings, Portugal
Ray Hughes at Pinacotheca, Melbourne
Landscape into Art, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Ab Origine, National Trust Centre, Observatory Hill, Sydney
Ten Years, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne University, Victoria
Artists for Aboriginal Land Rights, Paddington Town Hall, Sydney
1980
The Queensland Connection, Contemporary Art Society, Adelaide
Drawn and Quartered: Australian Contemporary Paperworks, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
The Ian Potter Foundation Sculpture Commission Exhibition, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1979
European Dialogue, 3rd Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
The Griffith Workshop Exhibition, Black Friars Gallery, Sydney
Sculpture Submission, Unley Civic and Community Centre, Adelaide
1978
Mildura Sculpture Tiennial, Victoria
William Dobell Foundation Exhibition, Competition for Martin Place Sculpture, Sculpture Centre, Sydney
The Map Show, Ewing Gallery, Melbourne
Recent Experimental Australian Art, Canberra
1977
Christmas Card Show, Abraxas Gallery, Canberra
Watters at Pinacotheca, Melbourne
Sculpture Competition Exhibition, Griffith University, Brisbane
Artists Against Uranium, Sydney Opera House, Sydney
World Print Competition, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
1976
Contemporary Australian Sculpture, North Terrace, Adelaide, organised by the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Australian Post-Object Art, Experimental Art Foundation, Jam Factory, Adelaide
Phillip Morris Art Grant, 3rd Annual Exhibition, Melbourne
Outlines of Australian Printmaking, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
Recent International Forms in Art, Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Drawing Show, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Group Show, Abraxas Gallery, Canberra
November 11th Remembrance Day Exhibition, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
1975
Phillip Morris Arts Grant, 2nd Annual Exhibition, City Square, Melbourne
Arts Australia ‘75, Canberra Survival Kits, Ewing and George Paton Gallery, Melbourne University, Melbourne
Australian Council for the Arts, A.M.P. Building, Sydney
The Apocolypse Show, Hogarth Gallery, Sydney
Mildura Biennale, Mildura Arts Centre, Victoria
Artists for Labor, sale and auction at Anna Symonds Gallery, Canberra and then Paddington Town Hall, Sydney
1974
Wit Works, Mildura Arts Centre, Victoria
Australian Graphics 1974, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (touring South America in 1975, organised by VAB)
The Eutectic Design Award Exhibition, Melbourne
Group Show, Ewing and George Paton Gallery, Melbourne University, Melbourne
1973
Sculpturescape ‘73, Mildura Arts Centre, Victoria
Six Sculptors, Watters Gallery, Sydney
Recent Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Object and Idea, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Seventeenth Tasmanian Art Gallery Exhibition, Tasmanian Art Gallery, Hobart
Launceston Art Purchase Exhibition, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston
Caltex Acquisitions Exhibition, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Victoria
1972
Sixteenth Tasmanian Art Gallery Exhibition, Tasmanian Art Gallery, Hobart
Australian Sculpture, John Gild Gallery, Perth
Australian Prints, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Stanthorpe Centenary Arts Festival, Stanthorpe, Queensland
Contemporary Art Society of Australia (NSW), 34th Annual Interstate Exhibition, Woollahra Gallery, Sydney
Harold Szeeman in Australia, Bonython Gallery, Sydney and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Henry Worland Memorial Art Prize, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria
1971
Penelope’s Sculpture Garden, Sydney (in association with Watter’s Gallery, Sydney)
The Situation Now: Object or Post Object Art?, Central Street Gallery, Sydney (Contemporary Art Society of NSW)
Flotta Lauro Prize, Commonwealth Bank, Sydney
Marland House Sculpture Competition, Age Gallery, Melbourne
Australian Imprint: Lithographs, etchings and silkscreens by Australian artists, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Kuala Lumper, Malaysia
Under $1,000 Potential, Gallery A, Sydney
1970
Fourth Mildura Sculpture Triennial, Mildura Arts Centre, Victoria
Works on Paper, Gallery A, Sydney
Group 4, Gallery A, Sydney
Transfield Art Prize, Bonython Gallery, Sydney
Gold Coast City Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Bundall, Queensland
Comalco Invitation Award for Sculpture, Adelaide
The Ian Potter Foundation Sculpture in Aluminium, National Gallery of Victoria
Flotta Lauro Prize for Sculpture, Sydney
5c and up Wonder Christmas Show, Gallery A, Sydney
Sculpture Competition Exhibition, IBM Centre, Wellington, New Zealand
Contemporary Art Society of Australia (NSW), 32nd Annual Interstate Exhibition (incorporating the Hunter Douglas Prize), Farmer’s Blaxland Gallery, Sydney
1969
Contemporary Art Society of Australia (NSW), 31st Annual Interstate Exhibition (incorporating the Hunter Douglas Prize), Farmer’s Blaxland Gallery, Sydney
Transfield Art Prize, Bonython Gallery, Sydney
Royal Easter Show Art Prize Exhibition, Sydney
Australia Art Today, Albert Hall, Canberra and tour of South-East Asia
1968
The Field, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Young Contemporaries, Farmer’s Blaxland Gallery, Sydney
Alcorso-Sekers Travelling Scholarship for Sculpture, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Beginning of the Fifth Year Exhibition, Gallery A, Sydney
Arts Vietnam, Gallery A, Sydney
The Contemporary Art Society of Australia (NSW), 30th Annual Interstate Exhibition (incorporating the Kolotex Prize), Farmer’s Blaxland Gallery, Sydney
1964
National Society, Thirty-First Exhibition, Royal Institute Galleries, London
Young Commonwealth Artists, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
1963–64
Group Show, Heales Department Store Art Gallery, London

Awards

2004
The 33rd Alice Prize, Joint Winner, The Alice Springs Art Foundation, NT
1987
Australia Council Visual Arts Board Studio, New York
Bicentennial Print Commission, National Gallery of Australia, Canerra
1986
Muswellbrook Art Prize, Print Section
1976
Sculpture commission, Norwich Union Building, O’Connell Street, Sydney
Australia Council Arts Board Grant
1974
Australia Council Arts Board Grant
1973
Australia Council Arts Board Grant
1971
Flotta Lauro Prize
1968
Kolotex Award, 1st Prize

Selected Bibliography

Catalano, Gary. ‘An Art about Suburbia’, Aspect, Vol. 4, Autumn 1976
Catalano, Gary. ‘About the house: the domestic theme in Australian art’, Art & Australia, Vol. 21, No. 1, Spring 1983
Davies, Suzanne. ‘Australians in Venice’, Art Network 2, Spring 1980
Fern, Lynette. ‘Giggles in the gloom’, Sydney Morning Herald, 14 February 1992
Gidney, Eric. ‘Art and Telecommunications—ten years on’, Leonardo, Vol. 24, No. 2, 1991
Gray, Anne. Australian Art In The National Gallery, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2002
Green, Charles. ‘Tony Coleing’, Artforum, No. 6, February 1992
Hardwick, Dr Deanne. Australian Installation Art, Craftsman House, 2000
Heath, Tom. ‘Sculpture by Tony Coleing, Gallery A Sydney’, Architecture in Australia, Vol. 59, No. 6, December 1970
Hennessey, W. J., Art Journal, [USA], Vol. 41, Spring 1981
Hutchinson, Noel. ‘Sculpturescape ‘73’, Art & Australia, Sydney, Vol. 11, No. 1, July 1973
Klaosen, Diane. ‘Review/Overview, Siglo 7’, Journal for the Arts, Issue 7, Writing Borders, ‘96/97
Lansell, Ross. ‘Melbourne Comentary: Harold Szeeman in Australia’, Studio International, London, Vol. 182, October 1971
Macleod, Di. ‘Aspects of Australian Printmaking 1984–1994’, Imprint, Vol 30, No. 1 Autumn 1995
McCulloch, Alan. ‘Australia’, Art International, Lugano, Vol. XIV, No. 4, April 1970
McCulloch, Alan. ‘Letter from Australia’, Art International, Lugano, Vol. XIV, No. 10, December 1970
McGrath, Sandra. ‘Tony Coleing’, Art & Australia, Sydney, Vol. 10, No. 4, April 1973
Malko, George. Lithopinion, Vol. 6, No. 1, Issue 21, 1971
Martin-Chew, Louise. Australian Painting Now, Craftsman House, 2000
Martin-Chew, Louise. ‘The Thick Plottens’, Art & Australia, Vol 39, No. 3, 2002
Plant, Margaret. ‘Gnomes etc in the Garden: An Encounter with Compost’, Art & Australia, 1996
Smith, Terry. Art International, Vol. XV1-3
Smith, Terry. ‘The Provincial Problem’, Artforum, New York, September 1974
Sturgeon, Graeme. The Development of Australian Sculpture 1788–1975, Thames and Hudson, London, 1978
Wallace-Crabbe, Robin. ‘Tony Coleing’, Venice Biennale 1980: Australia, Visual Arts Board, Australia Council, Sydney, 1980
Webster, Sue. Australian Art Review 1981–82, Edited by Leon Paroissien

Collections

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Victoria
Geelong Art Gallery, Victoria
Griffith University Art Collection, Brisbane
La Trobe Regional Gallery, Victoria
Mildura Art Centre, Victoria
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington, Victoria
Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Victoria
University of Queensland, Brisbane
Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery, New South Wales
Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria
Wollongong Art Gallery, New South Wales
Macquarie Bank, Sydney