Unencumbered by style or commerce, my approach to making art is resolute on focusing attention to structure and unity, the development of spatial tension, to colour, shape and placement; ultimately using all of these to express emotion. These principles guide my technique, confidently grounded in gestural abstraction, to produce works that are primarily about how I see my environment and how I feel in it.

Constant, thorough observations of my surroundings are transposed onto canvas, wood or paper using paint, ink, crayon and pencil along with sanding, scratching and scrubbing; removing then reapplying media until satisfied that each work expresses exactly what I wish it to. 

represented by

Saatchi Art

Trevisan International Art

Galleria de Marchi – Bologna

education

2017 Certificate of Extended Practice – Victorian College of the Arts – The University of Melbourne

1997 Graduate Diploma in Visual and Performing Arts – RMIT University, Melbourne

1984-1988 Diploma of Arts – Victoria College (Swinburne University), Melbourne

memberships and associations

National Gallery of Victoria, Heidi Museum of Modern Art, National Association for the Visual Arts, Contemporary Art Society of Victoria, Environment Education Victoria

solo exhibitions

2017 currently untitled (new small works), Tacit Contemporary Art, Abbotsford, Australia

2017 al pha bet, Pg2., Richmond, Australia

2015 island clouds / treasured maps, Pg2., Richmond, Australia

2003 nowhere else, Moor Street Art Gallery, Fitzroy, Australia

2002 life within, Moor Street Art Gallery, Fitzroy, Australia

2000 new works, Vivurtu, Westgarth, Australia

1999 lush, The Stage, Fitzroy, Australia

group exhibitions

2020 Sm’Art Fair 2020, Parc Jourdan, Aix-en-Provence, France [Postponed]

2020 20[2020], Tacit Galleries, Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia

2019 The Illusion of Reality, 2019, Galleria de Marchi, Bologna, Italy

2019 Little Treasures 2019, Galleria de Marchi, Bologna, Italy

2019 Linden Postcard Show, Linden New Art, St. Kilda, Australia

2019 small!, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne, Australia

2018 The Roi Prize (Finalist), Roi Building, Fitzroy, Australia

2018 Camberwell Art Show, Swinburne University – Hawthorn, Australia

2018 A1, Bundoora Homestead, Bundoora, Australia

2017 VCA Group Show, Besser Space, Collingwood, Australia

2016 (Finalist) Maritime Art Awards and Exhibition, The Mission to Seafarers, Docklands, Australia

2016 Small Works 2016, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Australia

2016 40 x 40 2016, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Australia

2014 Life Aquatic 20 x 20 Exhibition, Stockyard Gallery, Foster, Australia

2006 – 2011 Linden Postcard Show, Linden Gallery, St Kilda, Australia

2006, 2007 9 x 5 Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong, Australia

2006, 2007 (Finalist) He who…Art Prize, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong, Australia

2003 Group Show, Moor Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Australia

2001 fruition, Montsalvat, Eltham, Australia

1998 Faith Works, NGV, Melbourne, Australia

1997, 1998, 2000 Artists Advent St John’s, Southgate, Australia

career history

Mark is an experienced graphic designer and illustrator, lecturer in visual and performance art education and currently working as a visual and performing arts practitioner based in Northcote, Victoria, Australia.

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