Richard Morris

richard-morris

Richard Morris

Jetty 38×34cm enamel on masonite and plywood

I see my work as a type of verification of what I see and experience around me. My interest in Abstraction began early on when I noticed that I was fascinated by the abstract vitality inherent in the fragment, and industrial surfaces. For some time now I have utilized sgraffito, and assemblage in my paintings; treatments which have beginnings in my earlier days of carpentry. As a painter, I became interested in fragmented surfaces which were a kind of bridge between the things I was looking at and thoughts I had; an intuitive treatment of materials and techniques which made sense to me.

Richard Morris CV

Born in Sydney 1964
Lives & works NSW

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Float, Robin Gibson Gallery
2009 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2007 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2002 Sticks and Flicks (Exhibition for the Award of Doctor of Philosophy), School of Fine Art Gallery, The University of Newcastle, NSW
2000 Beatty Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW
1998 Beatty Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW
1997 Beatty Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW
1995 Administration Building Exhibition, Avondale College, Cooranbong, NSW
1995 32nd Anniversary Exhibition, Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle, NSW
1995 Hunter Teacher’s Exhibition, Cottage Gallery, Toronto, NSW
1994 Foyer Exhibition, University of Newcastle, NSW
1992 McWhirters Art Space, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD (Painting & Ceramics)

Group Exhibitions

since 2007 numerous groups exhibition at Robin Gibson Gallery
2001 Collector’s Choice, Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle, NSW
2000 The New Millennium Show, Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle, NSW
2000 Summer Show, Beatty Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW
2000 Synchronicity, Beatty Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW
1999 Delicious, Beatty Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW
1998 The Director’s Cut, Beatty Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW
1997 The Director’s Cut, Beatty Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW
1997 Maitland Art Award, Maitland Regional Show, Newcastle, NSW
1996 The Menkens Art Award, Newcastle, NSW
1996 Collector’s Choice, Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle, NSW
1996 Newcastle Art Award, Newcastle Regional Show, NSW
1995 Logan Art Award, Brisbane, QLD
1995 32nd Anniversary Show, Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle, NSW
1995 Hunter Teachers’ Exhibition, Cottage Gallery, Toronto, NSW
1995 Wyong Art Award, Wyong Art Festival, Wyong, NSW
1995 Newcastle Art Award, Newcastle Regional Art Show, Newcastle, NSW
1995 Maitland Art Award, Maitland Regional Show, NSW
1995 Mareeba Art Award, Mareeba, NSW
1994 Splinters, Exhibition for the Award, Graduate Diploma in Art, University of Newcastle, NSW
1994 University of Newcastle Acquisitive art prize, Student Union building
1992 Cairns Art Award, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns, QLD
1992 Townsville Art Award, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, QLD
1990 Borderlands, Exhibition for the Award, Bachelor of Education, Secondary Specialization: Art, Avondale College, Cooranbong, NSW

Reviews

2007 Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, Open Gallery, Kerry Coleman, 1 September
2007 Central Sydney, Get Out; White Light, feel the heat, Editor of Central Sydney, 16 September
2002 Newcastle Herald, article, “Painterly Intersections”, Jill Stowell, 9 August
1998 Sydney Morning Herald, Metro section feature “Painting – You Ain’t Heard Nothing Yet”, Sebastian Smee, 7 August
1997 Sydney Morning Herald, Article “Pitch Perfect”, Bruce James, 24 October
1996 Newcastle Herald, article and photograph ”Hanging Around an Annual Art Tradition”, Darren Pateman, 22 October
1995 Newcastle Herald, article “Glut of Stimulating Art”, Jill Stowell, 15 March
1995 The Post, article “A Chance to Potter About in the Vineyards all Weekend”, Kylie Miller, 12 March
1995 Periphery; Issue 22, article “Splinters”, Annette Larkin, February
1991 The Northern Times, article “Richard Builds a Career in Art”, Wendy Hughes, 6 November

Prizes

1996 Highly Commended, Newcastle Regional Art Show, Open Section
1996 Highly Commended, The Menkens Art Award, Newcastle
1995 First Prize, Mareeba Art Award, Recycled Section

Collections

Australian Club. Sydney
Chase Manhattan Bank
Wollongong City Art Gallery
The University of Newcastle
Avondale College
Anne Von Bertouch estate collection
Private Collections in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane


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