stephen king sculptor

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DE-INSTALLING THE FOLLY SXS 2014

EXHIBITIONS : SCULPTURE BY THE SEA 1997 ONWARDS  |  TAMWORTH REGIONAL GALLERY SURVEY 2014  |  MAUNSELL WICKES SCULPTURE 2014

NERAM 2012  |  DEFIANCE SCULPTURE PARK WOLLOMBI 2012  |  VIENNA 2010

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Biography

1958

Born Bingara, New South Wales, Australia

1977
- 1979

Studied at Sydney College of the Arts

Graduated with Diploma of Visual Arts, Printmaking major

1981

Post-graduate studies at St. Martins School of Arts, London

Solo Exhibitions

2016

To Birdsville and Back, Walcha Gallery of Art NSW

2015

Stephen King, Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Paddington, Sydney

Stephen King: Sculpture, Maitland Regional Gallery

2014

Stephen King: Sculpture, Tamworth Regional Gallery NSW

Stephen King: Sculpture, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo NSW

2012

Against the Grain, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale NSW

2010

Moree Plains Gallery NSW

2009

Walcha Gallery of Art NSW

Gallows Gallery, Perth WA

2006

Baroque Niche, Gallery Klatovy, Czech Republic

2003

BBA Gallery, Sydney

2001

BBA Gallery, Sydney

1998

Coventry, Sydney

1996

Coventry, Sydney

1994

Coventry, Sydney

1992

Coventry, Sydney

1990

Coventry, Sydney

1988

Cintra Gallery, Brisbane

1987

Coventry, Sydney

1985

Coventry, Sydney

1983

Tamworth City Art Gallery

1983

Weswal Gallery, Tamworth

1980

Parmenter Gallery, Walcha

Collections/Awards

Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi 2014 – Winner, Artistic Excellence Program

Eumundi Sculpture Prize 2014 – Finalist

Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi 2014 – Winner, Artistic Excellence Program

Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi 2013 – Winner, Macquarie Group Sculpture Prize
(Acquisitive $60,000)

Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi 2013 – Waverley Council Parks Staff Prize

Aquasculpture 2011 – Port Macquarie – Winner

Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi 2011: Sculpture Inside – Curators Prize

Festival of the Black Soil Plains 1999 – Moree Plains Gallery/Winner

Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 1999 – Sherman Galleries Award

Coventry Collection

Newcastle Regional Art Gallery

Tamworth Regional Art Gallery

Parliament House, Canberra

Commissions

2015

Peter Elkin Memorial Seat, Arboretum, Armidale NSW

2013

Northlakes Estate, Newcastle NSW
Lampada Estate, Tamworth NSW

2012

Castle Cove Primary School NSW

2011

Crossroads Hotel, Narrabri NSW

2010

Bryce Laut Memorial Sculpture Project, Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, Port Macquarie NSW

2008

Sydney Polo Club, Richmond NSW

2006

Lynbrook Estate Shopping Centre, South Melbourne VIC

Dorothy Topfer Memorial, Ballina School NSW

2005

The Boulevard Longyard Estate, Tamworth NSW

Place Where Eels Swim mosaic, Walcha

2004

Harry's Corner, Shelly Beach, Port Macquarie, Hastings Council NSW

Judith Wright Memorial Garden, Armidale NSW

Waterlily Park, Port Macquarie, Hastings Council NSW

2002

Harry’s Lookout, Shelly Beach, Port Macquarie, Hastings Council

2000

Petali entrance sign, Walcha NSW

Walcha roads entrance signs – Walcha NSW

Ku-ring-gai Municipal Council – Bancroft Park, Roseville NSW

1996

Weather Signs fountain sculpture, McHatton Park, Walcha NSW

1991

Sculpture for the Rainforest Display, Dorrigo National Park, NPWS

1982

Mural, Imperial Hotel, Tamworth NSW

Selected Bibliography

ABC Open New England North West – ‘Makers and Creators’, 13 February 2015 – ‘Sculpture from the highlands to the sea’ by Tim Leha

Craft Arts International no.95 2015 – ‘Sculpture by the Sea: Aarhus Denmark’ by Sasha Grishin

Sydney Morning Herald 22 June 2015 – ‘Australian Artists Shine At Sculpture By The Sea In Aarhus, Denmark’ by Sasha Grishin

ABC Radio New England North West, 13 May 2014 – ‘A survey: Stephen King’ by Kelly Fuller

media.theage.com.au/entertainment/behind-the-scenes/stephen-king-bush-sculptor, 16 January 2015

The Australian, Arts Review, 10 May 2014 – ‘Sculptor Stephen King performs a balancing act’ by Bronwyn Watson

Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum pp12-13, 9-10 November 2013 – ‘Ocean Views’ by John McDonald

Wentworth Courier p18, 30 October 2013 – ‘City’s fave coast walk’

The Northern Daily Leader, 26 October 2013 – ‘Walcha woodsman wins equivalent of Archibald’

The Weekend Australian, The Nation p6, 26-27 October 2013 – ‘Stairway rises to art challenge but farmer steps up’ by Tim Douglas

news.com.au, 26 October 2013 – ‘Artist turns disaster to artistic triumph’

The Daily Telegraph p11, 26 October 2013 – ‘Farmer’s fallout a natural winner’ by Elizabeth Fortescue

The Armidale Express p1, p7, 23 October 2013 – ‘The King of sculpture’ by Victoria Nugent

ABC Radio, 14 May 2012 – 'Against The Grain' by Kelly Fuller – watch online

ABC Radio New England North West – Interview Kelly Fuller 2010 – watch online

The Weekend Australian Financial Review p36, 10-11 July 2010 – ‘Breath of Fresh Air” by Sue Williams

The Daily Telegraph, Escape p67, 15 April 2010 – ‘Beauty cut by hand and nature’ by Marea Donnelly

Moree Life Magazine p16, April 2010 – ‘Inspired by the land’ by Samantha Stratton

The Courier Mail, Escape p30, 13-14 March 2010 – ‘Rustic Renaissance’ by Marea Donnelly

The Land p60, 11 February 2010 – ‘Sculpting to the bio-flow’ by Matthew Cawood

Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum p18, 14-15 November 2009 – ‘Good intentions lost at sea’ – John McDonald

Sydney Morning Herald, Business Day p2, 6 November 2009, CBD by Scott Rochfort

The Australian, Arts, 4 November 2009 – ‘Figures no match for the landscape’ by Christopher Allen

Sydney Morning Herald, Arts and Entertainment p12, 30 October 2009 – ‘Thinking of Recession? It’s a shore thing’ by Adam Fulton

You magazine p13, August 2009 – ‘The Art of Living’ by Wendy Spooner

Home Beautiful magazine p72, July 2009 – ‘Home Grown’ by Karen Cotton

Insite magazine p210, Autumn 2009 – ‘Gallery’s Choice’ by Nathan Scolaro

Western Suburbs Weekly, Perth p27, 10 March 2009 – ‘Farming inspires’ by Andrew Ritchie

Beyond the Bale p18, February/March 2009 published by Australian Wool Innovation – ‘Shaping the Land’ by Matthew Cawood

The Daily Telegraph, Weekend p39, 18 October 2008 – ‘Art and about for a wondrous event” by Elizabeth Fortescue Armidale Independent p10, 23 April 2008

Landline, ABC TV, 2 December 2007 – ‘Big art’ by Pip Courtney

The Land Magazine p36, 4 January 2007 – ‘Sculpting from Walcha’s waste’ by Amy Lewer

Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum p16, 3-4 June 2006 – ‘A reality Czech from Walcha’ by John McDonald

Sydney Morning Herald, Good Weekend p20, 14 January 2006 ‘Art attacks’ by John McDonald

Port Macquarie Express, Hastings Council Community Newsletter p4, 20 April 2005

The Northern Daily Leader p2, 31 March 2005 by Rebecca Gracie

The Australian, 7 April 2004 by Tim Hughes

The Newcastle Herald, Weekender pp8-9, 21 February 2004 by Darrell Croker

Armidale Express p2, 11 February 2004

Surface Memories colour catalogue published by Tamworth City Art Gallery, December 2003

Walcha City of Art colour catalogue edited by John McDonald and published by New Contemporaries, QVB, Sydney

Sunday Telegraph, 28 December 2003

The Land, Magazine p6, 2 October 2003

The Land, Magazine p1, 3 July 2003 by Melissa Lang

Artreach pp16-17, June 2003, by Jane Shadbolt and John McDonald

The Australian p17, 20 June 2003 by Tim Hughes

Sydney Morning Herald p5, 16 June 2003 by Peter Cochrane

The Daily Telegraph p13, 11 November 2002

Artreach p24 June 2002 by Cath Ovenden

Sydney Morning Herald Metropolitan p19, 4 April 2001 by Courtney Kidd

Sydney Morning Herald Metro p27, 30 March 2001 – Critics Picks by Courtney Kidd

Sydney Morning Herald p6, 27 March 2001 by Andrew Stevenson

Artreach p12, February 2001 by Rebecca Townsend

Country Style December 1998 by Sue Webber and Trevor Creighton

Artreach (Regional Arts NSW) pp42-43, Summer 1998

Business Review Weekly, 28 October 1996 by Jane Burton Taylor

Sydney Morning Herald p3, 28 May 1996 by Peter Cochrane

Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, 1 June 1996 by John MacDonald

The 7.30 Report, ABC Television, 1993 New Art Five, edited by Neville Drury, 1991

Sydney Morning Herald, 31 July 1987 by Bronwyn Watson

Sydney Morning Herald, 19 April 1985 by Susanna Short

The Northern Daily Leader p1, 30 April 1983

Links

Walcha Gallery of Art

Sculpture By The Sea

website www.sculpturebythesea.com

email info@sculpturebythesea.com

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015

Sculpture By The Sea, Aarhus, Denmark

Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi, Sydney

2014

Maximus Minimus, Defiance Gallery, Newtown, Sydney

The Summer Show, Mick Gallery, Paddington, Sydney

Walcha City Of Art Anniversary Exhibition, Walcha Gallery of Art

Sculpture At Sawmillers, McMahons Point, Sydney

Sculpture By The Sea Winter Exhibition, Surry Hills, Sydney

Sculpture 2014, Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Paddington, Sydney

Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi, Sydney

2013

Julia Griffin, Stephen King, Nigel White, Walcha Gallery of Art NSW

Kunderang, Walcha Gallery of Art NSW

Sculpture, Mick Gallery, Paddington NSW

Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi NSW

2012

Small Sculpture Show, Walcha Gallery of Art NSW

Defiance Sculpture Park at the Gate Gallery, Wollombi NSW

Sculpture Inside, Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi NSW

Tiny Titans and Miniliths – Miniature Sculpture Show, Defiance Gallery, Enmore NSW

Sculpture, Mick Gallery, Paddington NSW

In(two)art, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney NSW

Coventry’s Artists, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale NSW

The Drawing Show, Walcha Gallery of Art NSW

2011

Raw Jam, Walcha Gallery of Art NSW

Aquasculpture, Port Macquarie NSW

Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi NSW

Sculpture By The Sea, Cottesloe Beach, Perth WA

Kooindah Acquisitive Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Wyong NSW

2010

Going Bush – Stephen King and Julia Griffin, Galerie Am Park, Vienna, Austria

UWS Acquisitive Sculpture Award and Exhibition, Penrith NSW

Artscape, Byron Bay NSW

Retrospect Galleries, Byron Bay NSW

In(two)art, Maitland Regional Art Gallery NSW

2009

Opening Exhibition, Walcha Gallery of Art, Walcha NSW

Sculpture in the Gaol, Trial Bay NSW

Aquasculpture, Port Macquarie NSW

Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi NSW – Invited Distinguished Artist

Sculpture By The Sea, Cottesloe Beach, Perth WA

2008

Sculpture 2008, Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries

Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi NSW

Sculpture By The Sea, Cottesloe Beach, Perth WA

2007

Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi NSW

Sculpture Inside, Bondi NSW

Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Redleaf Council Chambers, Double Bay

Aquasculpture, Port Macquarie Town Green NSW

3D at Blue Poles Gallery, Byabarra NSW

Three's Company, Michael Reid, Elizabeth Bay, Sydney

2006

Sculpture By The Sea, Cottesloe, Perth WA

Regional Encounters, Tamworth Regional Gallery NSW

Walcha City of Art – Contemporary Australian Art, Karlovy Vary Art Gallery, Czech Republic

Opening, SAASS, Tamworth NSW

My Time My Place Myself, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale

Stephen King and Mike Nicholls Linocuts, Galerie F, Klatovy, Czech Republic

6th International Linocut Symposium, White Unicorn, Gallery Klatovy/Klenova, Czech Republic

Sculpture By The Sea – Invited Artist, Bondi NSW

2005

Sculpture Inside, Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries, Paddington

Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi NSW

New England Objectives, NERAM, Armidale NSW

The Land, Gallery 47, Rylstone NSW

2004

Sheer Diversity – Sculptors Who Draw, Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Seaforth NSW

Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi NSW

Sculpture Inside, Bondi Pavilion NSW

2003

Surface Memories, Tamworth City Art Gallery NSW

New Sculpture, BBA Gallery, Sydney NSW

Walcha – City Of Art, New Contemporaries, QVB, Sydney NSW

Confluence – Four Regional Sculptors, Port Macquarie Hastings Regional Art Gallery NSW

Walcha – City of Art, Old School Gallery, Walcha NSW

Bulldust to Bitumen Art Show, Walgett NSW

2002

Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi Beach NSW

Sculpture Inside, Bondi Pavilion NSW

Packsaddle Fundraising Exhibition, NERAM, Armidale NSW

2001

Sculpture From The Sea, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea NSW

Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi Beach NSW

Sculpture In The City, Martin Place, Sydney NSW

2000

It's A Guitar Shaped World 6, Tamworth City Art Gallery NSW

Inaugural Exhibition, BBA Gallery, Sydney NSW

Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi Beach, NSW

1999

Stephen King – Small Sculptures, Armidale NSW

Willoughby City Art Prize, Willoughby Civic Centre, Sydney NSW

Art In The Wild, Wildwood, Mudgee NSW (Mudgee Wine Festival event)

Festival Of The Black Soil Plains, Moree Plains Gallery, Moree NSW

Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi Beach NSW

1998

The Print Show, Coffin Creek Shed, Mudgee

Sculpture Acquisition Prize, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery NSW

Works from Coffin Creek Shed Mudgee, Old School Gallery, Walcha NSW

Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi Beach NSW

Nova Anglica, NERAM, Armidale NSW

Etchings, Coventry, Sydney NSW

1997

Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi Beach NSW

Roger Griffin, Julia Griffin, Stephen King, Coffin Creek, Mudgee NSW

The Opening, Old School Gallery, Walcha NSW

1996

Roger Griffin, Julia Griffin, Stephen King, Coffin Creek, Mudgee NSW

Generation Stick, Tusculum Gallery, Sydney NSW

Elevations, Old School Gallery, Walcha NSW

1995

Australia Felix, Emu Plains Woolshed, Benalla NSW

Salon des Refusés, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney NSW

Ironsides, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney NSW

1994

Roger Griffin, Julia Griffin, Stephen King, Coffin Creek, Mudgee NSW

Obsession, Coventry Collection, Campbelltown City Art Gallery Travelling Exhibition

1993

On the Other Hand, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

Northern Artists – opening exhibition, Coffin Creek Shed, Mudgee

A survey of local contemporary practise, Tamworth City Gallery

1992

Works On Paper, Coventry, Sydney

1991

New Art Five, Coventry, Sydney

The Packsaddle Show, NERAM, Armidale

Christmas Show, Coventry, Sydney

1989

Griffin, Sahm, Kensell, King, Tamworth City Art Gallery

15 Shopping Days to Christmas, Coventry, Sydney

1988

New Works From the Studio, Coventry, Sydney

The Packsaddle Show, NERAM, Armidale

Black and White, Coventry, Sydney

1987

Colour II, Coventry, Sydney

Australian Works on Paper, Aion Fine Arts, Dallas USA

Five Northern Printmakers, Weswal Gallery, Tamworth

1986

Artists from North West NSW, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

Sydney Printmakers, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

Colour I, Coventry, Sydney

1984

Country Artists, Coventry, Sydney

1982

New England Regional Artists, Tamworth City Art Gallery

Regional Artists of New England, New England Regional Art Museum

1981

On The Open Road, London

1979

Australian Student Printmakers Travelling Exhibition, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

1977

SCA Selected Works, Adelaide Arts Festival

1976

NSW HSC Travelling Exhibition

   

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