Tony Coleing
Hannah (2000)
Acrylic on canvas
178 x 109 cm
(detail)
Biography
1942 Born, Warnambool, Victoria

Studies
1963-68 England
1958-59 National Art School, Sydney
Awards
2004 Alice Springs Art Prize, Joint 1st Prize
1987 Australia Council Visual Arts Board Studio, New York
Bicentennial Print Commission, Australian National Gallery
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

Solo Exhibitions
2012 1st bytes and last bits, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2008 Weather or not, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane 
2007 27 Days, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT
2006 27 Days, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
27 Days, Utopia Art, Sydney
27 Days, 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
Sculpture—A Collaboration, with Stephen Killick, Port Macquarie Hastings Regional Art Gallery, Port Macquarie
2000 Bad Weather, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
1992 Tony Coleing & Friends, collaborative prints, Australian National Gallery
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
Clocks and Lorries, with Margaret Dodd, Adelaide Festival of the Arts
Recent Wars, with Adrian Hall, Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane
1981 Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
We Point the Bone/Ban the Bomb, collaborative with Kevin Mortensen, Ray Hughes Gallery (Downtown), 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

Group Exhibitions
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
The Human Experience (Collaborations with Sam Bullock), Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
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 Dreams and Realities (Collaborations with Sam Bullock), Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
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
1994 Commitments, collaborative work with Robert Campbell Jnr, Art Space, Sydney
1993 Art and Politics, Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane
Commitments, collaborative work with Robert Campbell Jnr, Institute of Modern 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, Australian National Gallery, Canberra
Synthesis: Art and Architecture, a collaborative work with Paul Pholeros (architect), M.S.B. Bond Store, Sydney
Australian Masters '92, Solander Gallery, Canberra
Group Show of early works, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
1991 Prints Galore, Woollongong City Gallery
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
Invitation print prize, Bendigo Art Gallery
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
1989 Irony, Humour and Dissent: Recent Australian Drawings 1, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney
Prints and Australia: Pre-settlement to Present, Australian National Gallery, 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 Exhibition, Pailou Plaza, Sydney
Wild Art Exhibition, Bondi Pavilion, Sydney
International Master Print Fair, Hotel Inter-Continental, Sydney
Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Australian Art, The Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National Gallery, Canberra
Sets and Series: Recent Prints from the Collection, Robert Raynor Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria
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, Australian National Gallery, 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, Australian National Gallery, 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, Queensland
Kino Kapers, Contemporary Films by Australian Artists and Independant Filmakers, Australian National Gallery, 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, Gary 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 Australian National Gallery, Australian National Gallery, 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, Australian National Gallery, Canberra
8th British International Print Biennale, Bradford, UK
Sculpture Submission for the Queensland Cultural Centre
Hiroshima Commemoration Art Exhibition, Sydney Lower Town Hall
Artworks Union Fundraising Show, Artspace, Sydney
1983 Anzart in Hobart, performance piece with Adrian Hall entitled Dance, Dance, Hobart
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
1981 Lisbon International Exhibition of Drawings, Portugal
Ray Hughes at Pinacotheca, Melbourne
Landscape into Art, Australian National Gallery, Canberra
Morceau d’echangers, Group Show, collaboration with Marr Grounds, Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane
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 (prints), Black Friars Gallery, Sydney
Sculpture Submission, Unley Civic and Community Centre, Adelaide
1978 Mildura Sculpture Tiennial, Victoria
Collaborative Work with Marr Grounds, Watters Gallery, Sydney
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
1976 Contemporary Australian Sculpture, North Terrace, Adelaide, organised by the Art Gallery of South Australia
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, travelling exhibition
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, 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, 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
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, 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, Southport, 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 and 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, London
1963-64 Group Show, Heales Department Store Art Gallery, London

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
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
The Harland Collection, New South Wales