Randall Sinnamon

Randall Sinnamon

Banded Racket 46×20×25cm

Randall Sinnamon: “Monkey Business” Exhibition 2012 – Artist’s Statement

As complex and intelligent humans, our closest relative in the animal world seems to be the monkey or, more precisely, the ape.

Some of us observe apes in zoos around the world; others cut down their forest habitat for timber or farming; others kill apes for meat; some strive to conserve and protect them from extinction.

But what about our business? What about our existence; our finite time on earth?

We are intelligent. We have social networks and mobile communications. We have money, television and the world-wide-web. We are wise. We can wear make-up and follow fashions. We have alcohol and medicine. We also have war.
We don’t live in zoos or sit around in forests. Surely not – that would be monkey business.

Randall Sinnamon, 2012

Exhibitions

2012
Randall Sinnamon
2009
Sculpture 21

Biography

Born 1970
Lives and works in Jervis Bay, NSW
Involved in the visual arts in Shoalhaven and Illawarra Regions, NSW since 1985
Held first exhibition in Huskisson in 1992 and has exhibited regularly since
1991 – 95 Worked as a primary teacher / outdoor education /special education
1995 – 2000 Travelled and worked overseas. Drawing and painting, and holding exhibitions.
Various teaching appointments in London and Wales
Presently working at Bundanon as a casual education officer

Education

2001-2003
Bachelor of Fine Arts, National Art School

1991
Art Foundation Certificate, West Wollongong TAFE

1998-1990
Diploma of Teaching – Primary Education, Wollongong University

Awards

2011
Lady Ethel Nock Sculpture Prize, Defiance Gallery, 6” x 6” Sculpture Show
Arts in the Valley Sculpture Prize (awarded by David Horton)

2010
Sculpture Prize, Blacktown City Art Prize
Residency, Australian National University, Sculpture on the Edge, Bermagui, NSW

2009
People’s Choice Award, Sculpture on the Edge, Bermagui, NSW

2008
People’s Choice Award, Jervis Bay and Basin Arts Painting Prize
Emerging Sculptor Prize, Defiance Gallery, 6” x 6” Sculpture Show

2003
Robin Gibson Sculpture Prize
Hollywood Hotel Painting Prize
Paper Prize, National Art School Drawing Week Exhibition
First Place, Open Section, TAFE Student Competition, National Art School
Second Place, Portrait Section, TAFE Student Competition, National Art School
First Prize, West Wollongong TAFE Sculpture Competition

2002
Finalist, AQ Australia Printmaking Prize, Adelaide
Third Prize, Fig Environmental Art Prize, TAP Gallery

1987
Society of Arts Fellowship, Trinity Grammar School

Collections

National Parks & Wildlife Service, NSW
Trinity Grammar School, NSW
Bundanon, Nowra, N.S.W
Private collections in Wales, Belgium, India, Scotland, England, Spain, Switzerland, Ireland and New Zealand

Randall Sinnamon’s Website

Bibliography

2011
McDonald, John, ‘Sculpture by the Sea 2011’, Sydney Morning Herald, November 12 http://johnmcdonald.net.au/2011/sculpture-by-the-sea-2011/

2009
Gorton, Stan, ‘Crucifying Our Environment’, Narooma News, March 18 ‘Nature Boy – Woollamia Painter and His Bush Studio’, South Coast Register, March 18
McGill, Damian, ‘A Welcome Move Says Local Artist’, South Coast Register, May 1
Broker, David and Norris, Yolande, ‘Sinnamon’s Simian’, Art Monthly, No. 219, May
Fortescue, Elizabeth, ‘Tasting the Spice of Life’, The Daily Telegraph, August 19, p.58

2008
McGill, Damian, ‘Artistic Take on Development Issues’, South Coast Register, July 25
Fortescue, Elizabeth, ‘Revealing Look into Artist’s Ways: Taylor Galleries Exhibition’, Daily Telegraph, November 17
‘Good Things Come In Small Packages’, South Coast Register, November 21

2007
Cambourne, Keelie, ‘Fighting Development with Paint and Paper’, Illawarra Mercury, August 28
‘Artists Paint a Point’, South Coast Register, September 7

2006
Reproduction, ‘Art Salutes the Dog’, Bark Australia, March-April
‘Up and Coming Artists’, Dialogue: Shoalhaven Arts Lifestyle Magazine, No.8, Winter

2005
Reproduction, ‘Eternal Optimist – Robin Gibson’, Art Collector, Issue 32, April-June

2004
‘Controversy Bigger Than Hong Kong’, South Coast Register, June 16
Dialogue:Shoalhaven Arts/Lifestyle Magazine, No. 6, Spring

2003
Mitchell and Sutton, ‘Striking a Familiar Pose’, Sun Herald, July 6

2002
‘Randall’s Rod Gets Great Result’, South Coast Register`

2000
‘A Long Journey’, South Coast Register, December 28

1998
‘Local Painter Enters Prestigious Award’, South Coast Register

1997
‘Regurgitated Landscapes and Sea Creatures in Nowra’, South Coast Register

1994
‘Artist’s Tribute to Fellow Artist’, South Coast Register, December

1993
‘Lady Denman Complex Gives Support to Local Artist’, South Coast Register, January 10

1992
‘Randall to Exhibit His Work at Lady Denman’, Bay and Basin Review, December

Residencies

2011
Resident Artist, Candelo Village Festival

2010
Residency, Australian National University
Resident Artist, Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival

2009
Resident Artist, Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival
Resident Artist, Candelo Village Festival

2005
Resident Sculptor, Cockatoo Island Festival

2003
Resident Artist, Bellingen World Music Festival


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