Stephen Baxter

STEPHEN BAXTER / FINE ART AND DESIGN / GOLD COAST / AUSTRALIA

RESUME

Stephen Baxter
Multimedia Visual Artist
PO Box 6856, Gold Coast Mail Centre, 9726

Studio: Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Phone: 0410680976
Email: astephenbaxter@hotmail.com
contact@art247.biz
Web: www.stephenbaxter.com.au
www.art247.biz
Citizenship: Australian
Born: Sydney Australia

Education
1987 – Bachelor of Fine Art, (painting), USQ, Toowoomba, Queensland.
1996 – Bachelor of Fine Art, Honours, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.

2013 – Self funded – painting, photography and video study tour, N.Y. New York State, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire regions.

Collections

Queensland Art Gallery
ANU Australian Dictionary Of Biography, Canberra
Gold Coast City Gallery
Queensland University of Technology
Southern Cross University
University of South East Queensland
Tweed Valley Regional Art Gallery
Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery
Grafton Regional Art Gallery
Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
Moreton Bay Region Art Collection
Downlands College,Toowoomba
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
Griffith University Art Museum
Australian and International private collections

Selected Commissions Acquisitions and Awards

2014
ANU Australian Dictionary Of Biography (painting)
2013
perennials-selected USQ-Alumni-the first forty years, Toowoomba Regional Gallery (ceramic sculpture, acquisition)
2012
Stanthorpe Art Award (selected)
Townsville Ceramic Art Award (selected)
2011
Moreton Bay Region Art Awards (overall winner) Judge, Philip Bacon, (acquisition)
ABC Open Artist by Artist (documentary film and production)
BORDER Art Award (highly commended) Judge, Bruce Reynolds
2010
BORDER Art Award (highly commended) Judge, James Powditch
2009
Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery (painting and ceramic acquisitions)
1999
Acquired Pat & Barbara Corrigan “My Country” (cultural gifts donation) Gold Coast City Art Gallery Collection
Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award, (highly commended), Judge, Jeff Mincham
1998
Marymount Arts Festival, QLD, (sculpture award) Judge, John Walsh
1997
Conrad Jupiter’s Art Prize, QLD, (acquisition) Judge, John McDonald
1996
Queensland University of Technology, (acquisition)
1995
Downlands College Acquisitive Art Prize, Toowoomba, QLD, (acquisition)
1994
University of South East Queensland, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, (acquisition)
Abraxas Design, Singapore, (major commission, ceramics)
Tweed Valley Art Prize, NSW, (major award, painting) Judge, Allan Bruce
1993
Trinity Art Festival, Lismore, NSW, (ceramic award) Judge, Patsy Hely
1992
Stanthorpe Heritage Art Awards, QLD, (painting acquisition) “Self Portrait, Aggression”
Stanthorpe Heritage Art Awards, QLD, (ceramic sculpture acquisition)
Red Chair Cafe, Paddington, Brisbane, QLD, (major commission). Design and construct cafe interior, glass, ceramic and painting
1991
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, (ceramic acquisition)
Trinity Art Festival, Lismore, NSW, sculpture
1990
Gold Coast City Art Gallery, (ceramic acquisition)
Tweed Valley Regional Art Gallery, NSW, (ceramic acquisition)
Churchie Prize for Emerging Artists, QLD (ceramic)
Churchie Prize for Emerging Artists, QLD (design)
Trinity Art Festival, Lismore, NSW
1989
Churchie Prize for Emerging Artists, QLD
1988
Gold Coast Invitational Art Prize
Bicentennial Ceramic Art Award, The Southport School
1979 / 80
Student Art Prize, The Southport School
Artist in Residence
2010
Couran Cove Island Resort, South Stradbroke Island
2000
Volunteer Staff Member, Griffith University, Gold Coast, September to November
1988/89
Art Glass Studio, Southport, QLD
1984/1987
Auntie Mames Ceramic Art Studio, Tweed Heads, NSW

Exhibitions

2016
Voronoi Diagram (paintings, prints and ceramics) Arts Café, Gold Coast, QLD
2015
New Paintings, Arts Café, Gold Coast, QLD
2014
New Work (working with resin) Arts Café, Gold Coast, QLD
2013
New Work (landscape paintings) Arts Café, Gold Coast, QLD
2012
New Work (prints and paintings) Arts Café, Gold Coast, QLD
2011
New Work (paintings) Arts Café, Gold Coast, QLD
2010
WWW.STEPHENBAXTER.BIZ, Arts Café, Gold Coast, QLD
2009
Another BRICOLAGE, (Foyer Gallery) Gold Coast City Gallery, QLD
2008
BRICOLAGE 111, Doggett St Studio, Brisbane
2006
Stephen Baxter – Recent Paintings (southport studio)
2003
Baxter@Bond – Australian Made, Bond University, QLD
2002
Stephen Baxter – Digital With Love (digital photographs) Arts Café Gold Coast QLD
2000
Stephen Baxter – NOW, Doggett Street Studio, Newstead, Brisbane, (painting, drawings & ceramics)
Stephen Baxter – New Paintings, “ZIGGIES” Main Beach, Gold Coast, QLD
Stephen Baxter – The Three Graces, “BLUE GROTTO”, Main Beach, Gold Coast, QLD
1999
Stephen Baxter – Ceramics & Paintings, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW
1997
Stephen Baxter – Ceramics, Fusions Q.P.A. Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
1996
Stephen Baxter – Bricolage, Lismore Regional Gallery, N S W
1995
Stephen Baxter – Mr Ultra Mode–Retro,(Foyer Gallery) Gold Coast City Gallery, QLD
1990
Stephen Baxter – Funky, New England Regional Art Gallery, NSW, in conjunction with ICI collection
1988
Stephen Baxter – Ceramics – Drawings & Paintings, U.S.Q.Toowoomba, QLD

Group Exhibitions and Awards

2018
CONTINUUM #1, Feather and Lawry Gallery, Toowoomba, QLD
Moreton Bay Art Award, 3D and 2D
Downlands College Art Exhibition, Toowoomba, QLD
Neumann Portrait Prize 2018, Dust Temple Currumbin, QLD
2017
Earth and Fire, ceramics from the QUT Art Collection
Neumann Portrait Prize 2017, The Dust Temple, Currumbin, QLD
Downlands College Art Exhibition, Toowoomba, QLD
KINDRED, Left Bank Gallery, Southport, QLD
The Sydney Teapot Show 2017, Kerry Lowe Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2016
OVER UNDER SIDEWAYS DOWN, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney, NSW, (ceramic)
Contemporary – Abernethy – Baxter – Tremewen, Robina Art Gallery, QLD, incorporating, Artplace People and Artspace K, (painting, drawing and ceramics)
Downlands College Art Exhibition, Toowoomba, QLD
MADE IN QLD: THE CULTURE SHOP – Bleach Festival, Coolangatta, QLD, 4th-20th March, 2016
2015
WAR AND PEACE, Australian Creative Exchange
100 years since ANZAC landing. Turkish, NZ and Australian artists, Video installation
2014
EVERYDAY CELEBRITY – Extraordinary things from the collection, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, QLD, Drawing
2013-14
Artspace K Gallery Kingscliff, NSW, (artist run exhibition space – gallery)
2007
Mount Tamborine Art Prize, QLD
Cowra Art Award, NSW
2006
Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale Landscape Prize, SA
Mount Tamborine Art Prize, QLD
2005
Prometheus Art Award, Gold Coast, QLD
Transformers – more than meets the eye, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
2004
All That Glitters –  Artists of the Gold Coast, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, QLD
2003
Pink Poodle Art Prize, Bond University Gallery, (photograph)
Animal Crackers, GCCAG Collection exhibition
Josephine Ulrick National Photography Prize, (portrait of Adam Cullen), Tweed Valley Regional Art Gallery, NSW
FLOWERS, Gympie Regional Art Gallery, QLD
10th Anniversary Christmas Show, Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane
2001
Continuum, USQ Performance Centre, Toowoomba, QLD
The Essence of Local Angels, Charity Surfboard Art Auction, Chevron Island, Gold Coast, QLD
Art Angels, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, QLD, (auction to benefit cancer research)
2000
Artists of The Gold Coast, Museum of the History of Moscow, Russia
Celebrity Art Auction, Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games
BURN TO SHINE, Sylvester’s, Chevron Island, Gold Coast, QLD
19th International Ceramic Art Award, GCCAG
1999
Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, GCCAG
360 degrees, GCCAG collection
1998
Eclection – 30 Years of the Gold Coast Art Prize
Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award, Gold Coast, QLD
1997
Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, GCCAG, QLD
Australische Keramik, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Schloss Pillnitz, Dresden, Germany
Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany
Tea Wares, Distelfink Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne
1996
Tea for two – 8th National Ceramic Conference, Canberra, A C T
The Burbs, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, QLD
1995
The Australian Craft Show, Sydney and Canberra, (ceramics, prints, paintings)
The Xmas Show, Barry Stern Gallery, Paddington, Sydney, NSW
Phillips and Co Skygarden, Sydney, NSW
1994
The Teapot Exhibition, Distelfink Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
Local Product, Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, NSW
The Australian Craft Show, Brisbane, QLD
The Australian Craft Show, Sydney, NSW
Phillips and Co Skygarden, Sydney, NSW
The Xmas Show, Barry Stern Gallery, Paddington, Sydney, NSW
1993
The Sydney Teapot Show, Old Bakehouse Gallery, Sydney, NSW
The Candelabra Exhibition, Old Bakehouse Gallery, Sydney, NSW
The Australian Craft Show, Sydney, NSW
The Spring Show, NSW Craft Council, Sydney, NSW
1992
Stanthorpe Heritage Art Awards, Stanthorpe, QLD
The Sydney Teapot Show, Old Bakehouse Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Handmade in Australia, Stanthorpe Regional Touring Exhibition, QLD
The Australian Craft Show, Sydney, NSW
Tropicanival Festival Art Award, Coolangatta, QLD
1991
The Vessel, GCCAG, QLD
Decorated Clay, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Tea Dance, QLD Craft Council, Brisbane
The Australian Craft Show, Sydney, NSW
1990
Tweed Valley Art Prize, Tweed Valley Regional Art Gallery, NSW
New Era, Waldron Studio, Lismore, NSW (ceramic & glass)
1989
2nd Annual Craft Survey, Metro Arts, Brisbane, QLD
1988
Stephen Baxter, Foyer Gallery, USQ, Toowoomba, QLD
Clay Today, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, QLD, (Bicentennial exhibition)
1987
Boyle & Baxter, Nerang Gallery, QLD
1984
Recent Paintings & Drawings, Grafton Community Arts Center, NSW
1982
Lillian Peterson Prize for Small Sculpture, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
Art Empire and Industry, Darlinghurst,Sydney, NSW (glass sculpture)
1980
National Art Awards for secondary schools (painting)
Painted mural, Gold Coast Playroom, Currumbin, QLD

Exhibitions Curated by Stephen Baxter

2016 Made in QLD: Ode to the souvenir, Gold Coast City Gallery, Gold Coast, QLD, Feb 13 – March 16, 2016.

2010 Colour Texture Form, Ceramics, Paintings and mixed media works from Gold Coast City Collection, Feb 20 – April 4, 2010, toured to 4 venues in QLD between 2010 & 2012.

2006 CRUST, Examining artist’s approaches to clay surfaces, works from Gold Coast City Gallery collection, toured to 12 venues in QLD and NSW from 2006 to 2012.

2004 BRICOLAGE – exploring the reinterpretation of materials and ideas, works from Gold Coast City Gallery Collection, Gallery 2 – May 15 to June 20, 2004.

Media and Publications

2016 In every direction ‘OVERUNDERSIDEWAYSDOWN’ Manly Art Gallery 13 May to 26 June 2016, review by Toni Warburton. Art Monthly Issue 291/August 2016, pp.55.
2013 Perennials Catalogue, TRAG by Archimovick
2009 Twelve Degrees of Latitude, pp.76
2008 New Beginnings –  Classic Paintings from the Corrigan Collection of 21st Century Aboriginal Art, pp.156 (acknowledgements)
2007 GLIMPS – Inside Gold Coast City Gallery’s Collection pp.84 “Party animal”, Ceramic essay, pp.82 & 83
Judge, Maleny Art Awards
2006 CRUST – Examining artist’s approaches to clay surfaces (catalogue essay)
2005 Limelight, Jan 2005, pp.28, “Transformers more than meets the eye”
1999 Aspects of the Gold Coast City Art Gallery Ceramic Collection, (floor talk)
Daily Examiner Grafton, April 13th, “A whimsical work of art”
Gold Coast Bulletin, Nov 12th, pp.2, “Blinky Bill row” by Ann Wason
1998 Gold Coast Bulletin, May, “360 Degrees Going potty with ceramics”
1997 Keineswegs, Functional Kunsthandwerk & Design, Jan/Feb
Judge, Beaudesert Rotary Art Prize
Northern News, “Arts Beat” July 31st
Weekend Review, Gold Coast Bulletin, pp.12 “Lining up for the prize”
1996 “The Australian Potters Directory”, Editor Sue Buckle, pp.11
“Bricolage” (interview) Radio 2NCR FM, Arts program
The Northern Star, Entertainment, nov 1st 1996, pp.15 “Bricolage”
The Canberra Times, Wednesday July 10, “The shaping of teapots to come”, Meredith Hinchliffe, pp.16
1995 “Selected Australian Works”, QUT Art Collection, Stephen Rainbird
“Who’s Who of Australian Visual Artists”, Thorpe, NAVA, second edition, pp.19
Gold Coast Bulletin, pp.31, “Mr Ultra Mode Retro”
Gold Coast Bulletin, Review, “Dr Seuss meets Dali in Baxter exhibition”, Lara Hookham
THE MORNING SHOW, Interview live to air, Channel 10 with reporter Brady Hals
The 7th Australian Craft Show catalogue, “Time Peace”
1994 Pottery in Australia, Vol.33, No.3/Spring
Daily News, “Murwillumbah Sculptor makes major Asian sale”
1993 Pottery in Australia, Vol.23, No.1/Autumn “From Hobby Ceramics to Ultra Modernism”
Australia House & Garden, April, “Taking Tea”, “ZOOM Teapot”
1992 Elle May, June, “What’s New”, “Training Teapot”
“Time Trax”, Movie props for Warner Brothers production unit.
“Handmade in Australia”, Evolution of Ceramics, 1971-92, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery
1991 “Decorated Clay”, Queensland Art Gallery, curated by Glenn Cook
“The Vessel”, Gold Coast Regional Art Gallery, curated by Damian Hackett
Performance, Cavill Mall Surfers Paradise with Arthur Wicks (Artist) & Damian Hackett (Curator).
1990 Vogue Living, Issue Dec-Jan, No10, “Alice in Wonderland Teapot”
The Murwillumbah Mail, Arts View, September ,6 pp.12 “I make what I like” Margie Bond
“Where are they now?” Darling Downs Press – tracing the whereabouts and achievements of selected past graduates of U.S.Q.
1988 Contributed to Sam Fullbrook documentary by Jennifer Byrne and Ch10
Toowoomba Chronicle, August 3, 1988 “Stephen in the limelight”
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