Evan Salmon C.V.

Born 1971 Sydney           

Studies

1999-2002      Master of Fine Arts MFA, University of New South Wales (College of Fine Arts)                  

1996-1998      Assisted Robert Klippel with assembling and painting sculpture           

1989-1991      Diploma of Fine Arts, East Sydney Technical College (National Art School)

Teaching

2017-2021       National Art School, Sydney

2002-2016       Meadowbank TAFE, St.George TAFE, Wollongong West TAFE, Goulburn TAFE,

                        Goulburn TAFE, Moss Vale TAFE, Queanbeyan TAFE

Solo Exhibitions    

2018                Flagstaff Road Watters Gallery, Sydney

2016                Outer Harbour Watters Gallery, Sydney

2015                Riversdale Dreaming, Adelaide Perry Gallery, PLC Sydney

2015                Port Kembla Watters Gallery, Sydney

2014                Plein Air Paintings and Works on Paper Watters Gallery

2013                New Paintings Watters Gallery

2011                Objects Watters Gallery, Sydney

2010                Streamliners Watters Gallery, Sydney

2008                ¼ acre Legge Gallery, Sydney

2008               Wednesday Morning Soma Galleries, Adelaide

2007               Honeymoon Suite Legge Gallery, Sydney

2006                Dazzle Ship Wollongong City Gallery

2005               Paintings and Prints Legge Gallery, Sydney

2004                Squadron Legge Gallery, Sydney

2003               New Work Legge Gallery, Sydney

2002               New Work Legge Gallery, Sydney

2002               Master of Fine Arts Graduating Exhibition COFA Exhibition and  Spaces, University of New South Wales

2001               Collage Legge Gallery, Sydney

2000               New Work Legge Gallery, Sydney

1999                Collage Legge Gallery, Sydney

1998               Assemblages Legge Gallery, Sydney

1997               New Paintings Legge Gallery, Sydney

1997                Paintings Dogget Street Studios, Brisbane

1996               Paintings Legge Gallery, Sydney

1994               Paintings Legge Gallery, Sydney

1993               Paintings Legge Gallery, Sydney

Group Exhibitions 

2020              

  Salon des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery

Tradition and Transformation II: 2020 Taiwan-Australia International Watercolour Exhibition. Dadun Cultural Center, Taichung, Taiwan

The Frank Watters Gift UTS Gallery, Sydney

Urbanscapes, with Hendrik Kolenberg, May Space, Sydney

2019               

Monochrome, Wollongong Art Gallery

Dimensions Variable, staff exhibition, National Art School, Sydney

2018               

Kedumba Drawing Award, Orange Regional Gallery.

Adelaide Perry Prize, Adelaide Perry Gallery, PLC Croydon

An Idiosyncratic Selection, Watters Gallery, Sydney

2017               

Salon des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery

Artist Profile: Australasian Painters 2007– 2017, Orange Regional Gallery

LOCK the GATE: stop the undermining at Suttons Forest NSW, Watters Gallery, Sydney

Australian Watercolour Institute 94th Annual Exhibition, Juniper Hall, Sydney

Class Act, Curated by Nick Vickers, See Street Gallery, Meadowbank TAFE

2016               

War Watters Gallery, Sydney

NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, NSW Parliament House

Salon des Refuses, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

 Salon des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery

Vivid: The Luminous World of Watercolour, Juniper Hall, Sydney

Steel Town Port Kembla, Wollongong Art Gallery

Heads, Watters Gallery, Sydney

2015               

Big and Little, Watters Gallery, Sydney                  

Salon des Refuses, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

Salon des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery

NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, NSW Parliament House

2014               

Watters Gallery Fifty Years, Watters Gallery, Sydney

Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

Kedumba Drawing Award, Wild Valley Art Park, Orange Regional Gallery

Salon des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery

NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, NSW Parliament House

2013               

Salon des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery

2012               

Ron Lambert, Stand up Close, Wollongong City Gallery

 Salon des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery

Contemporary Prints, Wollongong City Gallery

2011               

Frank’s Flat, Maitland Regional Gallery

2010               

Art Month, Watters Gallery, Sydney

Melbourne Art fair 2010

Summer Exhibition, Watters Gallery, Sydney

2009               

Seeking Images, interpreter dreamer pragmatist, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery

Hazelhurst Art Award, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre

Into the Blue, Legge Gallery, Sydney

Works on Paper, Legge Gallery, Sydney

Contemporary & Indigenous limited edition prints in association with Duck Prints

NG Art Gallery, Sydney COLLABORATION WITH DUCK PRINT FINE ART

2008              

Black and White, Legge Gallery, Sydney

Melbourne Art Fair 2008

2007              

Art Sydney 2007

Hazlehurst Art on Paper Award, Hazlehurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre

Works on Paper, Legge Gallery, Sydney

2006               

Urban Theme, Legge Gallery, Sydney

Large Sculpture, Legge Gallery, Sydney

Group Show, Legge Gallery, Sydney

Melbourne Art Fair 2006

Ghosts of the Coast, Gallery 4a, Sydney

Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales

2005               

Christmas Show, Legge Gallery, Sydney

Legge Gallery Artists at Big Star Gallery, Adelaide

Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre

Muswellbrook Open Art Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Gallery

2004               

Packsaddle, New England Regional Gallery

Stock Show, Legge Gallery, Sydney

Melbourne Art Fair 2004

Waverly Art Prize     

Base Ten New Directions in Painting, Side-on Gallery    

Group Show, Legge Gallery, Sydney

2003               

Pointlessness, Wollongong University Gallery

Collage, Legge Gallery, Sydney

Christmas Show, Legge Gallery, Sydney

 

2002                Master of Fine Arts Graduation Exhibition, Ivan Dougherty Gallery

                        Melbourne Art Fair 2002

            Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery

                        The True History of the Kelly Gang, First Draft Gallery

                       Christmas Show, Legge Gallery, Sydney

2001                Full Fathom Five, Rocket Art Gallery Newcastle

                        Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery

                        Packsaddle, New England Regional Gallery

                        Christmas Show, Legge Gallery, Sydney

2000                Ten Year Show, Legge Gallery, Sydney

                        Seventh Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne

                        Take, Five Rocket Art Gallery Newcastle

                        Christmas Show, Legge Gallery, Sydney

                        Proposed Acquisitions, Sir Hermann Black Gallery Sydney University

1999                Guitar Shaped World, Tamworth Regional Gallery

                        Evolution, Legge Gallery, Sydney

                        Hall Show, College of Fine Arts (UNSW)

                        Christmas Show, Legge Gallery, Sydney         

1998                Aloha – Live from Annandale: Elvis Resurrection Special ‘98,

                       Gallery 235 Nelson St. Annandale

                        Lloyd Rees Memorial Art Award, Lanecove Council Chambers

                       Packsaddle, New England Regional Art Gallery

                       Group Show, Legge Gallery, Sydney

                       Sixth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne

                       Christmas Show, Legge Gallery, Sydney           

1997                SCEGGS Redlands, SCEGGS Sydney

                        Group Show, Legge Gallery, Sydney

                        Flipper, Arthaus Gallery, Sydney

                        Packsaddle, New England Regional Art Gallery    

                        Sanguine Valedictions, Legge Gallery, Sydney

1996                View, Legge Gallery, Sydney

                       Fifth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne

                        Theresa Byrnes Foundation Art Auction, Westpac, Sydney

                        Mellow Down Easy, Legge Gallery, Sydney

                       Packsaddle, New England Regional Art Gallery

1995               Summer Exhibition, Legge Gallery, Sydney

1994                Fourth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne

                        Artists Don’t Believe in Sanity Clause, Legge Gallery, Sydney

                       Alumni, Cellblock Theatre National Art School

                       Waverly Art Prize

                       Group Show, Legge Gallery, Sydney

1993               Tempest, Legge Gallery, Sydney

1992               Artist’s Eye, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney

                       Thisness, Legge Gallery, Sydney

                       Fishers Ghost Art Prize, Campbelltown City Art Gallery

1991                Graduate Show, Cellblock Theatre East Sydney Technical College

                       Paint Space, Ten Taylor Street Gallery, Sydney

                        Group Exhibition, Juniper Hall Paddington, Sydney

 

 

Awards

2015                 Winner, NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, NSW Parliament House

2009                Winner, Gosford Art Prize, Gosford Regional Gallery

2006                Winner, Alvaro Painting Prize, Berrima District Art Society     

                        Highly Commended, Loquat Valley Art Prize

                        Finalist, Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales

 

Collections

 

Adelaide Perry Gallery, PLC Sydney

Art Bank

Laverty Collection, Sydney

Liverpool TAFE

Maitland Regional Art Galley

National Art School, Sydney

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

NSW Parliament

State Library of New South Wales, Sydney

The Ergas Collection, ACT

TAFE NSW                                                                                        

University of Technology, Sydney

Wollongong Art Gallery

Wollongong University Art Collection

Private collections in Australia and Overseas

 

Bibliography

Christopher Allen, Intellectual refuge from the ridiculous, Weekend Australian,17-18 October, 2020

John Mc Donald, Salon des Refuses 2017: the art that didn’t make the Archibald Prize cut. Sydney Morning Herald 2 August 2017

Process, Issue 36, Artist Profile Magazine, November 2016

Desiree Savage, Colours of Kembla make final cut, Illawarra Mercury, June 17 2015

Desiree Savage, Coal shipping scene inspires prizewinning art work, Illawarra Mercury, June 25 2015

John McDonald, Return of the Natural Order, Sydney Morning Herald Spectrum 6-7 December 2008

Profiles, Art Almanac, September 2007

Prue Gibson, The Artist’s Apprentice, Australian Art Review, Issue 14, July-October 2007

Tracey Clement, Ghosts of the Coast, Metro, Sydney Morning Herald 12-18 May 2006

Sunanda Creagh, Ghosts of the Coast, Sydney Morning Herald, 6 May 2006

Harriet Veitch Dazzle Paint, Sydney Morning Herald, The Planner 4 – 5 March 2006

John Monteleone, Dazzle Ship; Evan Salmon, Wollongong City Gallery, February 2006

Killmeny Adie, Art Beat, Illawarra Mercury, 7 May 2005    

Lenny Ann Low, Squadron, Sydney Morning Herald Forty-eight hours/The Planner, 5 -6 June 2004

Lenny Ann Low, Squadron, Sydney Morning Herald Metropolitan/Exhibitions, 25 May 2004

Carmel Dwyer, Consumed by Passion, Australian Art Collector, April – June 2004

Ernest Foster, A Public of Individuals No.4, Feb-April 2003

Lenny Ann Low, The True History of the Kelly Gang, Sydney Morning Herald, Metropolitan, 15 June 2002

Lenny Ann Low, Spotlight, Sydney Morning Herald Metropolitan, 17 July 2001

Jill Stowell, Newcastle Herald, July 2001

Jill Stowell, Five of the Best, Newcastle Herald, June 2000

Sebastian Smee, Hardly Riveting, Sydney Morning Herald, July 1999

Sebastian Smee, Art Starters, Sydney Morning Herald, 17 February 1999

Sebastian Smee, Supermodels, Sydney Morning Herald, November 1998

Sebastian Smee, Marco Polo, Miaow? Yes., Sydney Morning Herald Metro, 13 June 1997

Sebastian Smee It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Salmon. SMH Metro 13.6.97

SCEGGS Redlands Art Prize catalogue, June 1997

Joanna Mendelssohn, The Australian, 30 May 1997

John McDonald, Past Master, Sydney Morning Herald, 29 June 1996

Art and Australia, exhibition commentary, Winter 1993

Elwyn Lynn, Review of ‘The Artist’s Eye 3’, Weekend Australian, December 1992

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