BIOGRAPHY

Gavin Wilson

Gavin WilsonSince 1993, Gavin Wilson has forged a successful career as an independent curator, landscape architect and author. In that time, he has conceived, researched and curated a number of significant exhibitions for public galleries in metropolitan and regional areas. His wide-ranging exhibitions and publications focus on the inter-connected themes of landscape and culture in the Australian experience.

Education

1970-71 Studied Architecture UNSW
1976 Studied Julian Ashton School of Art, Sydney
1992 Graduated (Honours) School of Landscape Architecture UNSW

Selected exhibitions

1995 The Artists of Hill End: art, life & landscape, AGNSW touring NSW, Vic. (Visions tour funding)

1998 Escape Artists: modernists in the tropics, Cairns Regional Gallery touring Qld, NSW, Vic (Visions development & tour funding)

1999 Sydney Harbour, David Moore: 50 years of photography, Sydney Opera House Trust touring NSW, Vic, Qld (Visions development & tour funding)

2001 Rivers + Rocks: Arthur Boyd and Brett Whiteley, Bundanon Trust touring NSW, Vic, Qld (Visions development & tour funding)

2002 Beneath the Monsoon: visions north of Capricorn, Artspace Mackay touring north Qld

2003 Fireworks: tracing the incendiary in Australian art, Artspace Mackay touring Qld, NSW, Vic (Visions development & tour funding)

2004 Encounters with country: landscapes of Ray Crooke, Cairns Regional Gallery touring NSW, Vic, Qld (Visions development & tour funding)

2006 Harbourlife: Sydney Harbour, 1940s to recent times Manly Museum & Art Gallery: Macquarie University Art Gallery

2007 Cuisine & Country: a gastronomic venture in Australian art, Orange Regional Gallery touring NSW, S.A., Vic ,Qld (Visions development & tour funding)

2009/10 Love on Mount Pleasant: Garry Shead toasts Maurice O’Shea Touring NSW Orange Regional Gallery, Maitland Regional Art Gallery

2009/10 Surface Tension: the art of Euan Macleod Tweed River Art Gallery touring Vic, NSW, Qld (Visions development & tour funding)

2011 Elemental Reckoning: the art of Tim Storrier SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney

2012 Picturing the Great Divide: Visions from Australia’s Blue Mountains inaugural exhibition, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba, NSW

2013 Travel Notes: Peter Kingston & Euan Macleod works on paper Cairns regional Gallery 14 June – 4 August

2013 Everyone Is Here: Jason Benjamin paintings and works on paper Wagga Wagga Art Gallery 20 September – regional tour to follow

2013 Refiguring Dystopia: the art of Richard Goodwin, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery 13 December (Visions development funding)

Monographs

The Artists of Hill End: art, life & landscape, Beagle Press, 1995

John Firth-Smith: A voyage that never ends, Craftsman House, 2000

Harbourlights: the art & times of Peter Kingston, Craftsman House, 2004

Richard Goodwin, Performance to porosity, (co-writer) Craftsman House, 2006

Elemental Reckoning: the art of Tim Storrier, Jam Press, 2011

Picturing the Great Divide: Visions from Australia’s Blue Mountains, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, 2012

Awards

1976 Australian Film Commission Awarded grant Experimental Film Fund Project: Exile.

1995 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects: Research and Communication National Award: The Artists of Hill End

2005 Australia Council Grant: research and write New Work Richard Goodwin publication Performance to Porosity