Richard Byrnes

richard-byrnes

Richard Byrnes

Empires Dismantled 1 wood, ceramic 50×35×12cm

“Small truths are observable in unguarded moments; primal traces, apprehension of endeavour, fear of falling and fear of attainment”

Exhibitions

2016
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2009
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Richard Byrnes Biography

Born 1959 , Sydney

1980-83 Bachelor of Fine Arts – Alexander Mackie College
1985- 1989 Travel in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America
1986 Academie Grand Chaumier, Paris – Life Drawing
2002 Master of Fine Arts – University of New South Wales, Sydney.
2004 Anatomy Drawing Workshop – Anatomy Dept. , Uni of N.S.W.

Solo Shows

2016 “Small Truths”, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2009 “ The Descent “ – Robin Gibson Gallery , Sydney .
2007 “ Ramble “ – Bathurst Regional Gallery , N.S.W.
2006 “ Recent Sculpture “ – John Miller Gallery , Newcastle .
2005 “ Small Cloud “ – Robin Gibson Gallery , Sydney .
2004 “ Animal Logic “ – Beaver Galleries , Canberra .
2003 “ Wooden Man “ – Sculpture and Drawing – John Miller Gallery , Newcastle
2002 “ Recent Sculpture “ – Robin Gibson Gallery , Sydney .
2001 “The Human Machine” –College of Fine Arts , University of N.S.W, Sydney.
1999 “ Recent Sculpture” – Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1999 “ Falling Down ” – Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne
1999 “ Passion Circus ” – Beaver Galleries , Canberra
1998 “ Small Sculptures ” – Compendium, Auckland, New Zealand .
1997 “ Recent Sculptures “ – Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1996 “ Tainted Child ” – Spiral Arm Gallery, Canberra
1995 “ Recent Sculptures “ – Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1994 “ Machine Heart ” – Spiral Arm Gallery, Canberra
1993 “ Sculpture and Drawing “ – Mark Julian Gallery , Sydney
1993 “ Bones, Toys and Flesh ” – Spiral Arm Gallery, Canberra

Two Person Shows

2002 “ A Difficulty with God “ – Orange Regional Gallery in collaboration with Paul Miller
2003 / 2004 “ A Difficulty with God “ – New England Regional Gallery Gosford City Art Gallery , Muswellbrook Regional Gallery

Selected Group Shows

2015
“ Horse Feathers “ – Robin Gibson Gallery , Sydney. Gosford Art Prize Finalists – Gosford Regional Gallery Naked and Nude – Manning Regional Gallery. Salon – Robin Gibson Gallery , Sydney . Sculpture in the Glen – Glenmore Theatre , Sydney. Well Red – Robin Gibson Gallery , Sydney. Staff Show – Ewart Gallery , Workshop Arts Centre , Sydney . Finalists North Sydney Art Prize, Coal Loader Sustainability Centre. Sculpture 27 – Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney.
2014
Little Gems – Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney. Face2Face Portrait Show – Robin Gibson Gallery , Sydney . Sculpture 26 – Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Staff Show – Ewart Gallery , Workshop Arts Centre Sydney.
2013
Clipboard Show – Robin Gibson Gallery , Sydney .
2012
Sculpture 24 – Robin Gibson Gallery , Sydney “ Silver “ – Wangaratta Art Gallery , Victoria. “ Round and Round “ – Ewart Gallery , Sydney.
2011
Shortlisted ; Scullen Public Art Commission , A.C.T. Sculpture 23 – Robin Gibson Gallery , Sydney .
2010
Sculpture 22 – Robin Gibson Gallery , Sydney. Shortlisted Chatswood Mall Sculpture Commission Teachers Exhibition – Ewart Gallery , Willoughby Arts Centre .
2009
Sculpture 21 – Robin Gibson Gallery , Sydney. Wingham Sculpture Commission Finalists – Manning Regional Gallery. “ Small is the new Big “ – Robin Gibson Gallery , Sydney.
2008
Sculpture 20 – Robin Gibson Gallery , Sydney
North Sydney Council Public Sculpture Finalists
Osborne Park Wollongong City Council Sculpture Commission Finalist.
New Works in the Collections – Orange Regional Gallery.
2007
Sculpture 19 – Robin Gibson Gallery , Sydney . BRAG ; Recent Acquisitions 2004 – 2007 – Bathurst Regional Gallery . “ Body Works – bodily representations “ – Robin Gibson Gallery , Sydney . Sculpture by the Sea , Bondi , Sydney . Sculpture Inside – Tamarama , Sydney .
2006 “ Year of the Dog “ – Robin Gibson Gallery , Sydney Sculpture 18 – Robin Gibson Gallery , Sydney .
2005
Sculpture 17 – Robin Gibson Gallery , Sydney . Walkom Manning Art Exhibition – Manning Regional Gallery , Taree Willoughby Sculpture Prize Finalists Sculpture by the Sea – Bondi , Sydney . Finalist Conrad Jupiters Art Prize – Gold Coast City Art Gallery
2004
“ Sheer Diversity- Sculptors Who Draw “- Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney “ Sculpture 16 “ – Robin Gibson Gallery , Sydney . “ Sculpture 2004 “ – Global Gallery , Sydney . Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn Gift – National Gallery of Australia
2003
Sculpture 15 – Robin Gibson Gallery , Sydney – “ Objective Forms and Formal Objects “ Global Gallery, Sydney
“ Mixed Metaphors – Byrnes , Snape and Speight “ – Maitland City Gallery
Thursday Plantation Sculpture Exhibition ,Ballina , N.S.W. “ Significant Tilt “ – Macquarie University Art Gallery , Sydney . Sculpture Inside – Bondi Pavilion , Sydney Sculpture by the Sea – Bondi , Sydney . . Wolfenson Travelling Collection – Cowra Art Gallery
2002
Sculpture 14 – Robin Gibson Gallery , Sydney . Wynne Prize Finalists – Art Gallery of New South Wales., Sydney
Sculpture by the Sea – Bondi , Sydney . Sculpture Inside – Bondi Pavilion , Sydney Masters Graduates 2002 – Ivan Dougherty Gallery , Sydney .
Sculpture 13 – Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2000
“ Art of Drawing” – Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
Taree Sculpture Commission Finalists – Manning Regional Gallery Sculpture 12 – Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1999
Sculpture 11 – Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
Lake Macquarie City Gallery – Sculpture Acquisitions Finalists
“Sculpture by the Sea” – Marks Park , Bondi , Sydney
1998
“Toys by Artists” – Newcastle University Gallery Orange Regional Gallery, Manning Regional Gallery
Sculpture 10 – Robin Gibson Gallery , Sydney
1997
Sculpture 9 – Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1996
“Art at UNSW – Selected Acquisitions 1991 – 1995 “
Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney Sculpture 8 – Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney.
“Still Life” – Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
Lake Macquarie Regional Gallery – Sculpture Acquisition Finalists
1995
Sculpture 7 – Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney “Men Under the Microscope” Watt Space , University of Newcastle
1994
“Urban Totems” – Blaxland Gallery, Sydney Sculpture 6 – Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
Grafton Regional Gallery Drawing Exhibition
1993
Sculpture 5 – Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney “Director’s Choice ” – Gallery 101, Melbourne “ Artworkz Five” – Gallery 101, Melbourne
1992
Blaxland Gallery, Sydney – Blake Prize Finalists
1988
Las Block De Debujar – “The Sketchbook” Galeria Bolivar, Universite National, Quito, Ecuador
1986
Salon Sandoz, Paris. Drawings
1985
“Concept to Object” – Four Figurative Sculptors Lewers Bequest and Penrith Regional Gallery , Sydney
1984
Blaxland Gallery, Sydney – N.S.W. Travelling Art Scholarship Finalists

Commissions

2009 “ Harbour Cycles “ Commissioned by North Sydney Council Cast Aluminium- Cnr Berry & Miller Streets , North Sydney 2008 “ Travellers “ Cast Aluminium Architectural Screen , Private Commission , Mosman , Sydney . 2008 “ Circularity “ Cast Aluminium , Private Commission , Sydney. 2007 “ Reach for the Stars “ Cast Aluminium – wall mounted sculpture Commissioned by Georges River College , Oatley , Sydney. 2004 “ Guardian Dogs “ Newtown Precinct Sculpture Commission Commissioned by Marrickville Council , Sydney . 1998 “ Water Sculpture “ Cast Aluminium , Private Commission , Sydney . 1997 Fabrication of ornate door handles , embellishment and logo Spackman and Mossop Architects , Sydney

Prizes

2009 North Sydney Council Public Art Commission Prize
2006 Gosford Sculpture Prize
2005 Major Acquisitive Award – Manning Art Prize Finalist Conrad Jupiters Art Prize
2004 Hunters Hill Sculpture Prize
2003 Hunters Hill Sculpture Prize Waverley Sculpture Prize Thursday Plantation Acquisitive Sculpture Prize
2002 Finalist Wynne Prize
1999 Hunters Hill Sculpture Prize Sutherland Shire Acquisitive Sculpture Prize
1998 Blacktown City Sculpture Prize
1997 Fairfield Art Society Sculpture Prize Blacktown City Sculpture Prize
1996 Sculpture Prize – Fairfield Art Society
1995 Hunters Hill Sculpture Prize University of N.S.W. Union Art Prize
1994 Contemporary Sculpture Prize- Fairfield City Arts Festival
1993 Contemporary Sculpture Prize – Fairfield City Arts Festival
1992 Finalist Blake Prize
1984 New South Wales Travelling Art Scholarship Dyason Bequest / Occupancy Moya Dyring Studio, Cite Des Arts, Paris

Collections

Australian National Gallery – Canberra Elaine and Jim Wolfenson Collection University of New South Wales – College of Fine Arts Macquarie University Sculpture Collection , Sydney . Australian Law Reform Commission , Sydney . Donovan , McAlpine and Associates , Sydney . Artbank , Sydney . Manning Regional Art Gallery , Taree . N.S.W. Orange Regional Gallery Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Newcastle Region Art Gallery – Croma collection Thursday Plantation Sculpture Collection , Ballina , N.S.W. Marrickville Council , Sydney . North Sydney Council , Sydney. Blacktown City Council , Sydney . Sutherland Shire Council , Sydney Savion Products , Sydney . Georges River College , Oatley , Sydney . Private collections in Australia , Britain and New Zealand .

Grants

2007 Alcan Aluminium material sponsorship – Sculpture by the Sea . 2003 Sell and Parker Sponsorship – Sculpture by the Sea. 2002 State Forests Sponsorship – Sculpture by the Sea . 1998 Pat Corrigan Artist Grant . GAS Scheme Grant – University of New South Wales. 1997 GAS Scheme Grant – University of New South Wales. 1994 Pat Corrigan Artist Grant 1984 Dyason Bequest – Art Gallery of New South Wales

Residencies

2007 Artist in Residence , Georges River College , Sydney . 2004 Hill End Artist Residency , Bathurst Regional Gallery . 2010 Moya Dyring Studio , Cite Des Arts Internationale , Paris.

Bibliography

“ Sculptor’s new work invigorates the CBD” 2009 The Glebe – Jan 12

“ Sculpture to add sparkle to City “ Jan 4 2009 Mosman Daily – Kate Crawford

“ Sculptures for Newtown’s Doggie Subcultures” 2008 South Sydney Herald – Linda Daniel

“ Arts’ Top Dog “ The Glebe May 14 2008

“ Well , blow me down “ Adam Fulton 2007 Sydney Morning Herald – Metro – Nov 9th

Sydney Morning Herald – Spectrum 17 Nov 2007

Sculpture by the Sea – Exhibition Catalogue 2007

“ Students leave a lasting gift “ Ben Wyld 2007 Side by Side – Issue 11 July

“ Reaching for the stars “ Jane Dyson 2007 St George Leader – May 29

“ Fascinating works on show “ 2007 Western Advocate – February 5

“ Gallery showcases artists’ residency “ 2007 Sarah Gurich – Weekend Advocate Feb. 3

“ Cheeky Elegance “ Jill Stowell 2006 Newcastle Herald November 25

“ Art salutes the Dog “ Jenny Cullen 2006 Bark ! Australia – March

“ Year of the Dog Sculpture Commission “ 2006 The Vietnamese Tribune , Jan . – Boi Tranh

Sculpture by the Sea – Exhibition Catalogue 2005

“ Dogged Work “ – Rebecca Lynne Tan 2005 FollowGentlemen Vol 1 Issue 3

“ A Carnival of creativity “ 2005 Manning River Times – September 14

“ Art with history “ Andrew Taylor 2005 Inner City Courier – August 30

“ Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes “ 2005 Kate Sullivan – The Glebe , August 25

“ Guardians of the arts “ – Emma Nicholas 2005 The Inner City Courier – March 1st

“ Sculptor takes cuteness out of corgis “ 2004 Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Post –Dec 4

“ Doggie Style “ – Sydney City Hub 2004 Nicolette Davey Vol. 9 Issue 6

“ The Elaine and Jim Wolfenson Gift “ 2004 Melanie Douglas – Art on View NGA

“ Sardonic look at Humankind “ Sasha Grishin 2004 Canberra Times June 2

“ Art on Show “ Muswellbrook Chronicle May 28 2004

Artlook The Beat June 2004

Sculpture by the Sea – Exhibition Catalogue 2003

“ Significant Tilt – Art and the Horizon of Meaning “ 2003 Exhibition Catalogue Essay – Rod Pattendon

“ Fashionable craft not glazed over “ – Jill Stowell 2003 Newcastle Herald August 30

Exhibition Catalogue Thursday Plantation Sculpture Exhibition 2003

“ A Difficulty with God – Paul Miller and Richard Byrnes “ Craft Arts International No. 58 – Alan Sisley 2003

“ Intimate with Freud “ – Jill Stowell 2003 Newcastle Herald May 24

Exhibition to Challenge Visitors “ May 15 2003 The Maitland Mercury

“ Art’s Bare Bones “ – Northern District Times , March 20 2003

“ New Addition to Sculpture Park “ – Fiona Crawford 2003 Macquarie University News , April

“ A Difficulty with God “ – Alan Sisley 2003 Central Western Daily January 18

“ New Exhibitions Open “ – Alan Sisley 2002 Central Western Daily December 7

“ A Difficulty with God “ Exhibition Catalogue 2002 Essays by Alan Sisley and Rod Pattenden

“ Sculpture by the Sea “ – Exhibition Catalogue 2002

Information for Teachers 2002 2002 National Gallery of Australia Publication

“ Artist Makes Finals of Prestige Prize “ The Leader – June 11 Christine Ryan 2002

“ Four Finalists for Major Australian Art Awards “ 2002 Campus Review – June Jan Spencer

The Sunday Age , Melbourne – August 29 1999 Galleries Kay Stewart

“More Fairytale than Surreal” – Sonia Barron 1999 Canberra Times – March 20

“Exhibition Simply Toys with Art Interpretations “ Newcastle Herald – October 3 Liam Driver 1998

Art in Australia Vol . 36 , No , 2 Galleries 1998

Sculpture by the Sea – Exhibition Catalogue 1998

“Art and Design Education”- Design Graphics Education 1998

Sydney Morning Herald – June 23 1998 “No Danger of Understatement” – Bruce James

Craft Art International – Issue 41 1997 “Richard Byrnes – Recent Sculpture”- Victoria Hynes

Craft Art International Issue 40 1997 “An Unknown Future” – David Dolan

The Australian – Arts Review July 21 1996 “Added Dimensions” _- Giles Auty

Sydney Morning Herald – July 10 1996
“Heavy Metal Rules OK” – Peter Cochrane

Craft Art International Issue 36 - 1996 “New Sculpture by Richard Byrnes” – Linley Hindmarsh

“Art at UNSW” – Selected Acquisitions 1996 Exhibition Publication – Belinda Allen

Craft Art International Issue 30 1994
“Bones, Toys and Flesh” – Linley Hindmarsh

“ Artworkz Five “ Gallery 101 Melbourne 1993 Exhibition catalogue

The Canberra Times August 4 1993 “Unsettling Conception of the Modern World” Sasha Grishin


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