STEPHEN BAXTER RESUME

Multimedia, Visual Artist
Post: 	1/6 Virginia Grove, Southport, 4215.
Studio: Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. 
Phone: 	0410680976 
Email: 	contact@art247.biz                                          
Web: 	www.stephenbaxter.com.au.
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 - and New Hampshire regions.
Collections
Queensland Art Gallery / GOMA
Australian National University – (ANU) - Australian Dictionary of Biography - Canberra                                                                               
Gold Coast City Gallery - HOTA                                    
https://collection.hota.com.au/objects/5437/party-animal                                                           
Queensland University of Technology Art Museum – (QUT)
Southern Cross University - Lismore – (SCU) (Dean of Visual Arts-Leon Cantrell Purchase).
University of Southern Queensland - Toowoomba – (USQ)
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 - Brisbane                             
Griffith University Hospital - Gold Coast
Mater Hospital - Brisbane
Australian and International private collections
Selected Commissions - Acquisitions and Awards
2023 Sunshine Coast Art Prize - “Cinderella Land” (selected - painting) 
     Winner - Car Wrap award 2023
2022 Wollumbin Art Award “The Happy Couple” (selected - sculpture)
2021 Stanthorpe Art Award (selected - sculpture)
2020 Moreton Bay Region Art Awards (selected - painting & sculpture)
     Stanthorpe Art Award (selected painting)
2019 Artist in residence Haefligers Cottage - Hill End - May 2019
2014 Australian Dictionary Of Biography (ANU) – (painting acquisition)
2013 ‘Perennials-selected USQ-Alumni-the first forty years’
     Toowoomba Regional Art 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 – painting)
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) Director - Stephen Rainbird 
1995 Downlands College Acquisitive Art Prize – Toowoomba - QLD
1994 University of Southeast Queensland – (acquisition)
Southern Cross University – Lismore – NSW (acquisition by Leon Cantrell then dean of Visual Arts)
Abraxas Design – Singapore – (major commission)
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 Café – 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 sculpture acquisition x 2)
Tweed Valley Regional Art Gallery – NSW – (ceramic design acquisition)
Churchie Prize for Emerging Artists - QLD – (sculpture)
Churchie Prize for Emerging Artists - QLD - (design)
Trinity Art Festival - Lismore - NSW – (painting & sculpture)
1989 Churchie Prize for Emerging Artists – QLD – (sculpture)
1988 Gold Coast Invitational Art Prize - Gold Coast City Art Gallery – (HOTA) – QLD – (painting)
Bicentennial Ceramic Art Award – (TSS) - The Southport School – QLD – (ceramic design)
1979 / 80 Student Art Prize – (TSS) - The Southport School – (painting)
Artist in Residence
2019 Artist in residence Haefligers Cottage - Hill End - May 2019
2010 Couran Cove Island Resort - South Stradbroke Island - QLD
1988/89 Art Glass Studio – Southport - QLD
1984/1987 Auntie Mames Ceramic Art Studio - Tweed Heads - NSW
Exhibitions
2023 Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, (painting).
Downlands College Art Exhibition, Toowoomba, QLD, (painting, sculpture & ceramics).
Art Lovers Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, (painting, sculpture and ceramics).
Gallery Lowe & Lee, Sydney, NSW, (ceramics).
Neumann Portrait Prize 2023, The Dust Temple, Currumbin, QLD, (collage).
2022 Art Lovers Gallery, Southport, QLD, & Melbourne, VIC.  Absurd, Feb-March, Punk Luxe, April-May, Paintings and Sculpture. Gestalt, Aug-Sept, Southport, and Melbourne, Painting and Sculpture.                    
2021 Art Lovers Gallery, Southport, QLD.
2019, 2020, 2021,2022,2023, Feather & Lawry Gallery, Toowoomba, QLD, (painting, sculpture & ceramics).
Downlands College Art Exhibition, Toowoomba, QLD, (painting & sculpture).
Fairholme College Art Exhibition, Toowoomba, QLD, (painting & sculpture).
2018 ‘CONTINUUM #1’, Feather and Lawry Gallery, Toowoomba, QLD, (painting & sculpture). Moreton Bay Art Award, QLD, (painting & sculpture).
Downlands College Art Exhibition, Toowoomba, QLD, (sculpture & painting).
Neumann Portrait Prize 2018, Dust Temple Currumbin, QLD, (collage).
2017 Earth and Fire, ceramics from the QUT Art Collection, QLD, (sculpture).
Neumann Portrait Prize 2017, The Dust Temple, Currumbin, QLD, (painting), (self-portrait). Downlands College Art Exhibition, Toowoomba, QLD, (painting & sculpture).
Kindred, Left Bank Gallery, Southport, QLD, (sculpture).
The Sydney Teapot Show 2017, Kerry Lowe Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
2016 Over Under Sideways Down, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney, NSW, (sculpture) Contemporary - Abernethy - Baxter - Tremewen, Robina Art Gallery, QLD, (incorporating, Artplace People and Artspace K), (painting, drawing and ceramics).
Downlands College Art Exhibition, Toowoomba, QLD, (sculpture & painting).
MADE IN QLD: THE CULTURE SHOP - Bleach Festival, Coolangatta, QLD, 2016, (design). Voronoi Diagram, Arts Café, Gold Coast, QLD, (paintings, prints, and ceramics).
2015 WAR AND PEACE, Australian Creative Exchange-100-year anniversary of the ANZAC landing. Turkish, NZ and Australian artists, (Video installation & paintings).
New Paintings, Arts Café, Gold Coast, QLD.
2014 EVERYDAY CELEBRITY - Extraordinary things from the collection, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, (HOTA), QLD, (drawing).
New Work (working with resin) Arts Café, Gold Coast, QLD.
2013-14 Artspace K Gallery Kingscliff, NSW, (artist-run exhibition space – gallery), (paintings, drawings, ceramics & sculpture).
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, (paintings, drawings, ceramics & sculpture). 
2007 Mount Tamborine Art Prize, QLD, (painting).
Cowra Art Award, NSW, (ceramic).
2006 Fleurier Peninsula Biennale Landscape Prize, SA, (painting).
Mount Tamborine Art Prize, QLD, (painting).
2005 Prometheus Art Award, Gold Coast, QLD, (resin painting).
Transformers - more than meets the eye, QUT Art Museum, QLD, (ceramic sculpture & artist talk). 
2004 All That Glitters-Artists of the Gold Coast, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, (HOTA), QLD. 
2003 Baxter @ Bond-Australian Made, Bond University, QLD, (painting, drawing, sculpture & ceramics). Pink Poodle Art Prize, Bond University Gallery, (photograph).
Animal Crackers, Gold Coast City Art Gallery Collection exhibition, (HOTA).
Josephine Ulrick National Photography Prize, Tweed Regional Art Gallery, (portrait of Adam Cullen)
‘FLOWERS’, Gympie Regional Art Gallery, QLD, (digital bricolage).
10th Anniversary Christmas Show, Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane.
2002 Stephen Baxter - Digital with Love, Arts Café, (HOTA), Gold Coast QLD, (digital bricolage).
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, NSW.
BURN TO SHINE, Sylvester’s, Chevron Island, Gold Coast, QLD, (paintings & drawings).
19th International Ceramic Art Award, GCCAG, (HOTA), QLD.
Stephen Baxter - ‘NOW’, Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane, (painting, drawings & ceramics).
Stephen Baxter - ‘New Paintings’, ‘ZIGGY'S’ Main Beach, Gold Coast, QLD
Stephen Baxter - ‘The Three Graces’, ‘BLUE GROTTO’, Gold Coast, QLD, (drawings).
1999 Conrad Jupiter’s Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, (HOTA), QLD, (drawing).
360 degrees, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, (HOTA), Gold Coast, QLD, (collection exhibition).
1998 Eclection-30 Years of the Gold Coast Art Prize, (HOTA), Gold Coast, QLD.
Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award, (HOTA), Gold Coast, QLD.
Stephen Baxter - Ceramics & Paintings, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW.
1997 Conrad Jupiter’s Art Prize, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, (HOTA), Gold Coast, QLD
‘Australische Keramik’, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Schloss Pillnitz, Dresden, Germany.
Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany.
‘Tea Wares’, Distelfink Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne, VIC.
‘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, (HOTA), 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 Sky-garden, 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.
Tropicana Festival Art Award, Coolangatta, QLD.
1991 The Vessel, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, [HOTA], QLD.
Decorated Clay, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
Tea Dance, QLD Craft Council, Brisbane, QLD.
The Australian Craft Show, Sydney, NSW.
1990 Tweed Valley Art Prize, Tweed 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, (HOTA), QLD, (Bicentennial exhibition).
1987 Boyle & Baxter, Nerang Art Gallery, Gold Coast, 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 a 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 4 venues in QLD between 2010 & 2012.
2006 CRUST - examining artist’s approaches to clay surfaces, works from Gold Coast City Gallery collection, toured 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 (acknowledgments).
2007 GLIMPSE - Inside Gold Coast City Gallery’s Collection pp.84 “Party animal”, Ceramic essay, pp.82 & 83.
Judge of the Maleny Art Awards 2007.
2006 CRUST - Examining artist’s approaches to clay surfaces (catalog 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, Germany, Jan/Feb.
Judge, Beaudesert Rotary Art Prize 1997.
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 reporter Brady Hals.
The 7th Australian Craft Show catalog, “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”.
Supply of movie props for Warner Brothers production unit, Gold Coast, for the movie, “Time Trax”.
“Handmade in Australia”, The 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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