Who am I?
I’m an Australian artist that lives and works in the Sutherland Shire area.
I have studied art in Australia and overseas.
In recent times I have focussed on painting landscapes in and around my postcode, captivated by the beauty of everyday suburban life.
I am currently looking for other like-minded painters to join a ‘New Romantics’ movement, dedicated to capturing moments of beauty in each artists own postcode. If you are interested in joining an exhibition, send me an email with some examples of your work firstname.lastname@example.org
College of Fine Arts (UNSW), Bachelor of Fine Arts 1995-1997
(Exchange to University of Alberta, Canada, 1996)
Gymea Tafe, Ceramics Certificate, 1993
Simon has a BFA from the College of Fine Arts (UNSW), majoring in painting. Highlights include: his installation ‘Who left the tap running?’ at Sculptures by the Sea at Bondi in 2011 where he won the Sydney Water Environmental Prize; winning the Arte Laguna ‘Special Prize’, a 1 month residency in Carlo Zauli Museo in Italy in 2012. The work he produced at this residency was shown in early 2014 at Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy. Simon has also been a finalist in the Mosman Art Prize, the Blake prize, the Moran photography prize and the Madola art award.
2018 Highly Commended, Mandorla Art Award, Perth, WA
2013 ‘Special Prize’- Art Residency with Museo Carlo Zauli (Italy), Arte Laguna
2011 Sydney Water Environmental Prize, Sculpture By The Sea
2007 Commended Award, Willoughby Art Prize
Prize Finalist Shows and Group Exhibitions
2018 Mandorla Art Award, Perth, WA
2018 Home and Abroad, Clifton Art School, Clifton, NSW
2017 Georges River Art Prize, Hurstville Museum and Gallery, Hurstville, NSW
2016 Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman, NSW
2014 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Woollahra Council Chambers, NSW
2014 St George Art Prize, Hurstville Museum and Gallery, Hurstville, NSW
2014 In forma di ceramica Arte contemporanea dal Museo Carlo Zauli, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy
2014 Rockdale Outdoor Gallery Art Prize, Rockdale, NSW
2013 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, NSW
2013 Proximity, Kudos Gallery, Paddington, NSW
2012 Sculpture at Scenic World, Scenic World, Katoomba, NSW
2011 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, NSW
2011 The Blake Prize, National Art School, Darlinghurst, NSW
2011 BSG Art Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, VIC
2011 Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman, NSW
2010 Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman, NSW
2010 Waverley Art Prize, Waverley-Woollahra Art School, Bondi, NSW
2008 Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize, Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Camperdown, NSW
2008 Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman, NSW
2007 Sydney Life Photography Exhibition, Hyde Park, Sydney, NSW
The Leader, Blue planet sums up artist’s role, Tamara Gasser, October 16, 2014
The Leader, Artist designs virtual reality without ice caps for Sculpture by the Sea, Jim Gainsford October 24, 2013
Sydney Morning Herald, Sculpture by the Sea 2011, John McDonald, November 12, 2011
The Australian, Tapping Creativity for great sculpture by the sea, Sallie Don, November 04, 2011
The Leader, Art puts truth on the top shelf, Maria Galinovic, September, 2011