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Martin George CV

 

Martin George | (b.1980) | Australia, Melbourne                                                                      

ARTIST BACKGROUND:

In this troubled world of earthquakes, floods, wars and global warming, it is a sheer delight to find a dedicated sculptor with such an ironic sense of humour and a highly developed sense of the ridiculous.

While Martin George can undoubtedly make a totally convincing piece of modernist sculpture, viewable from all directions and immaculately constructed, he also likes in catching the spectator unawares. Things are frequently not quite as they first seem ...

Ken Scarlett OAM, Solo Show Berlin 2016, Kraftwerk.

 

ACADEMIC HISTORY:

Master of Fine Art, RMIT, 2015

Bachelor Mechanical Engineering (Hons), Monash University, 2004, MIE AUST

Bronze Sculpture, Chisholm, 2009

 

AWARDS:

2016  Lorne Sculpture Biennale, Sculpturscape Award

2015 - 2018 Finalist Mont Alto Sculpture Prize, Victoria 

2015 Finalist 'The Churchie', Griffith University, Brisbane,Qld 

2011 Melbourne International Film Festival Take 60 Finalist 'George'                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

SELECTED ACTIVITY:

2018 The Blake Prize, Casula Powerhouse 

2018 Lorne ‘Sculpture Biennale’, Sculpturscape

2017 Sculpture Otherwise, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, NSW

2017 Sculpture at Scenic World, Katoomba, NSW                 

2017 NÄCHSTE VERNISSAGE, Group show, The Art Scouts, Berlin

2016 BERLINER LISTE, Solo Show, Kraftwerk Berlin

2016 Lorne ‘Sculpture Biennale’, Sculpturscape

2016 Bogotá Arte Contemporáneo Columbia

2016 ArtBar, Link Arts, Coalesce ARI, Melbourne

2016 Brisbane Modern Art, Brisbane, Queensland

2016 Mont Alto Sculpture Prize Finalist, Mont Alto, Victoria 

2015 Solo Show, Metastasize, KCAC, Melbourne

2015 Bondi ‘Sculpture by the Sea’, Bondi, New South Wales, 

2015 Arnold Bloch & Leibler Sculpture Exhibition, Melbourne, Victoria

2015 The Churchie, Finalist, Griffith University, Brisbane,Qld

2015 One night stand II, Coalesce ARI, 254 Flinders st, Melbourne, Vic

2015 Homage, Coalesce ARI, The Foodcourt, Docklands, Melbourne, Vic

2015 Visions, School Of Art Gallery RMIT, Victoria

2015 Mont Alto Sculpture Prize Finalist, Mont Alto, Victoria

2013 Yarra Valley Arts / Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition and Awards, Yering Station, Victoria

2013 Arnold Bloch & Leibler Sculpture Exhibition, Melbourne, Victoria

2013 'Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition'Yering, Vic

2011 Melbourne International Film Festival Take 60 Finalist 'George', co- author

2009 Toorak Sculpture Prize, Fibonacci, collaboration Tiriki Onus

2003 Water Carriers, set design and construction, national touring show

 

RECENT COLLECTIONS/ACQUISITIONS:

2017 In Transit City of Greater Dandenong, upcoming commission

2015 Gold Bling City of Greater Dandenong, Halpin way, Victoria

2015 Recline long term loan, Knox City Council

2015 Arabesque Contra, Mossgreen Auction House.

2015 Pirouette, Commission, Brighton, Victoria.

2015 Slumped Light Pole #1 & #2 acquired by Albury City Council upcoming installation

2014 Arabesque Straight, Mossgreen Auction House.

2014 Tanz long term loan, Knox City Council, KCAC.

2014 Grey Knot, Commission, Sorrento, Victoria.

References

Herald Sun " Half tonne chain is new artwork feature for Dandenong’s Settlers Square" Jack Paynter, September 26, 

Widewalls, Berliner Liste, 10 artists not to Miss, 2016, Martin George

Cinaesthesia, 2018, Swinburne Film and television Grad show “Martin”, Lido Cinema Hawthorn, Melbourne

Australian Modernist Sculpture Associated with Laughter • Interview with Martin George Ana Bambić Kostov · Saturday, September 10th, 2016 Berliner Liste

NGA Library "Abstract absurdities living among us in the everyday", Solo show catalogue , 2016

 

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