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STEPHEN BAXTER

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 / GOMA Australian National University – ANU – Australian Dictionary Of Biography, Canberra Gold Coast City Gallery – HOTA Queensland University of Technology Art Museum Southern Cross University, Lismore University of South East Queensland, Toowoomba Tweed Valley Regional Art Gallery, Murwillumbah 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

2019 Artist in residence Haefligers Cottage, Hill End, May 2019.

2014 ANU Australian Dictionary Of Biography (painting acquisition) 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 (HOTA) Collection Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award (HOTA), (highly commended), Judge, Jeff Mincham 1998 Marymount Arts Festival, QLD, (sculpture award) Judge, John Walsh 1997 Conrad Jupiter’s Art Prize, QLD (HOTA), (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 (HOTA), (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, (HOTA) 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

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. Voronoi Diagram (paintings, prints and ceramics) Arts Café, Gold Coast, QLD 2015 WAR AND PEACE, Australian Creative Exchange 100 years since ANZAC landing. Turkish, NZ and Australian artists, Video installation. New Paintings, Arts Café, Gold Coast, QLD 2014 EVERYDAY CELEBRITY – Extraordinary things from the collection, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, QLD, Drawing

New Work (working with resin) Arts Café, Gold Coast, QLD 2013-14 Artspace K Gallery Kingscliff, NSW, (artist run exhibition space – gallery)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

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

Baxter – Recent Paintings (southport studio) 2003 Baxter@Bond – Australian Made, Bond University, QLD2003 Pink Poodle Art Prize, Bond University Gallery, (photograph) Animal Crackers, GCCAG Collection exhibition Josephine Ulrick National Photography Prize, (portrait of Adam Cullen), Tweed Regional Art Gallery, NSW FLOWERS, Gympie Regional Art Gallery, QLD 10th Anniversary Christmas Show, Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane

2002 Stephen Baxter – Digital With Love (digital photographs) Arts Café Gold Coast QLD

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, (HOTA)

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 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

Stephen Baxter – Ceramics & Paintings, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW 1997 Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, GCCAG, QLD Australische Keramik, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Schloss Pillnitz, Dresden, Germany Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany Tea Wares, Distelfink Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne

Stephen Baxter – Ceramics, Fusions Q.P.A. Gallery, Brisbane, QLD 1996 Tea for two – 8th National Ceramic Conference, Canberra, A C T The Burbs, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, QLD

Stephen Baxter – Bricolage, Lismore Regional Gallery, N S W 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

Stephen Baxter – Mr Ultra Mode–Retro, Gold Coast City Gallery (HOTA) QLD

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)

Stephen Baxter – Funky, New England Regional Art Gallery, NSW, in conjunction with ICI collection

1989 2nd Annual Craft Survey, Metro Arts, Brisbane, QLD

1988 Stephen Baxter – Ceramics – Drawings & Paintings, U.S.Q.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.

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” Social Media

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