About

HUGH RAMAGE CURRICULUM VITAE
1958 ~ Born in New Zealand.
1979 ~ Started making sculpture and painting.
1982 ~ Co-founded Shepherd & Newman Exhibition Space at East Sydney, an occasional venue for local artists, musicians, cabaret, comedians etc.
1984 ~ Co-founded Merd International – a partnership which designed, printed and distributed unique photo silk-screened fabrics.
1987 ~ Established Cog – a non-profit exhibition facility at 338 Pitt St, Sydney.
1992 ~ Co-founded Funky 3D – sculpture company providing commissioned works for domestic and export markets.
2015 – Established duckrabbit – an artist run initiative.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 ~ Several Paintings – duckrabbit, Sydney.
2017 ~ Concrete.Bronze.Oil. – duckrabbit, Sydney.
2016 ~ Revisionist Portraits – duckrabbit, Sydney.
2015 ~ Henry’s Dream – duckrabbit, Sydney.
2015 ~ From the Vault – duckrabbit, Sydney
2014 ~ Future Perfect – duckrabbit, Sydney
2012 ~ The New Everyday Life – Studio, Sydney.
2010 ~ Action Paintings – Studio, Sydney.
2010 ~ Redfern Postcard – Pop Up Gallery, The Fire Station, Perth.
2010 ~ Unwitting Collaborations – Studio, Sydney.
2008 ~ Con Moto – Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney.
2007 ~ Compendium – Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney.
2005 ~ Cutting – Paintings and Sculpture – Studio, Sydney.
2004 ~ New Paintings, Redfern Cycle – Studio, Sydney.
2003 ~ Redfern Cycle – rex-livingston contemporary fine art, Sydney.
2000 ~ Op Shop – Gallery 19, Sydney.
1989 ~ Sense – D.C. Art, Sydney.
1988 ~ Photographic Memory, Camera Lucida, Sydney.
1988 ~ Notes on Terra Nullius – Canberra Contemporary Art Space, A.C.T. Solo Exhibition.
1988 ~ Studio Show – Cog, Sydney.
1987 ~ Australia Felix – Cog, Sydney.
1987 ~ Becoming – Globe, Sydney.
1985 ~ Paintings & Drawings – Plan Z, Sydney.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 ~ Muswellbrook Art Prize
2017 ~ Gallipoli Art prize
2016 ~ 4 x Four – duckrabbit, Sydney.
2016 ~ Muswellbrook Art Prize
2016 ~ Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Art Centre.
2016 ~ Black Mist Burnt Country – S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney, (thereafter, touring regional Australia – http://www.blackmistburntcountry.com.au)
2015 ~ 4 x Four – duckrabbit, Sydney
2015 ~ The Other Art Fair – Central Park, Sydney
2015 ~ Mosman Art Prize – finalist – Mosman Art Gallery
2015 ~ Mambo – 30 Years of Self Indulgence – Ambush Gallery Sydney
2015 ~ Redfern Biennale – Sydney
2014 ~ Mambo – 30 Years of Self Indulgence – National Gallery of Victoria
2014 ~ Gallipoli Art Prize (runner up)
2012 ~ Are we there yet? – South Hill Gallery, Goulburn.
2011 ~ Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney (Awarded mentorship program)
2010 ~ Guitar Shaped World – Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW.
2009 ~ Ceramicism – Delmar Gallery, Sydney.
2009 ~ Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize (finalist), Campbelltown Regional Gallery, Syd.
2009 ~ Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus, Denmark.(‘Fisher’ used for all promotions)
2008 ~ The Coloured Digger, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney.
2008 ~ Group Show, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney.
2007 ~ Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, Perth (People’s Choice Prize)
2007 ~ The Coloured Digger, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney.
2006 ~ Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney. (Director’s Prize)
2006 ~ Art on the Rocks, Sydney.
2006 ~ Mosman Art Prize, Sydney – finalist
2006 ~ Inaugural Gallipoli Art Award exhibition, Sydney – finalist
2005 ~ Sculpture by the Sea – Sydney
2005 ~ Sculpture Inside – Bondi Pavillion & Tamarama Surf Club
2005 ~ Made in Redfern – St. Saviour’s Church, Redfern. Curated by Reg Lynch
2005 ~ ‘Drinkin ‘n’ Thinkin’ – sculpture installation, Faculty of Architecture, Sydney University
2005 ~ Art on Paper – Hazelhurst Art Award: Drinkin ‘n’ Thinkin’   – Finalist & Peoples Choice Award)
2005 ~ Sculpture Inside – Maunsell Wickes Gallery
2005 ~ Mosman Art Prize – finalist
2005 ~ Prometheus Art Prize – finalist
2005 ~ ‘By Invitation Only’ – Sir Hermann Black Gallery, Sydney University
2004 ~ Blake Art Prize, Sydney and touring exhibition
2004 ~ Mosman Art Prize – finalist
2003 ~ Blake Prize – finalist
2003 ~ Mosman Art Prize – finalist
2003 ~ Picturing Paradise – Mori Gallery, Sydney.
2001 ~ Crackpots – Gleebooks, Sydney.
2001 ~ Willoughby Art Prize (Winner – 2D)
1993 ~ Poster Art in Australia – National Gallery of Australia, A.C.T.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
National Australia Gallery, Canberra.
Artbank, Sydney.
UTS Union collection, Sydney.
Sydney University Union Collection.
Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, (Powerhouse Museum) Sydney.
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.
Transfield Collection, Sydney.
Aarhus Arts Council, Denmark.
Works also held in private collections in Australia, New Zealand, Spain, U.K. and U.S.A.

AWARDS
2014 ~ Gallipoli Art Prize – highly commended
2011 ~ Sculpture By The Sea Mentorship Program
2007 ~ Sculpture by the Sea, Perth – People’s Choice
2006 ~ Sculpture by the Sea – Director’s Prize
2005 ~ Hazelhurst Art Prize – People’s Choice
2004 ~ Kambala Art Prize  – winner
2003 ~ Willoughby Art Prize 2D  – winner

SELECTED SCULPTURE COMMISSIONS
2002 ~ Sydney Maritime Museum – Darling Harbour
2002 ~ Mambo – Covent Garden, U.K.
2001 ~ Centenary of Federation Parade
2001 ~ Lucien Henry Retrospective – Powerhouse Museum
2000 ~ Nuance – Sydney International Airport
1999 ~ Telstra – Bigpond
1997 ~ Sydney City Council – Urban installation.
1997 ~ Bazmark – Fox Studios fountain maquette.
1996 ~ Powerhouse Museum – Circus Exhibition
1996 ~ Coca-Cola Museum, Atlanta. Collaboration with Balarinji.
1995 ~ Powerhouse Museum – Real Wild Child Exhibition.

DOCUMENTATION
2016 ~ SMH Spectrum, Going Nuclear – John McDonald
2016 ~ Black Mist burnt Country: exhibition catalogue
2016 ~ Daily Telegraph, Black Mist Burnt Country – Elizabeth Fortescue
2014 ~ Gallipoli Art Prize, Catologue essay – John McDonald
2014 ~ Sydney Morning Herald – Andrew Taylor
2011 ~ Sculpture By The Sea – the first fifteen years 1997 – 2011
2011 ~ The Daily Telegraph. The Life of Pacman. Elizabeth Fortescue
2011 ~ The Sydney Morning Herald, Creative Coast – John McDonald
2005 ~ The Leader
2015 ~ Metro Exhibitions, SMH.
2004 ~ Spotlight, SMH. ‘City Life’.
2003 ~ Southern Courier: ‘Paintings on edge of life’.
2000 ~ Marie Claire. Sept/Oct.
1995 ~ Australian Decorator – No 3.
1993 ~ Poster Art in Australia: catalogue – Roger Butler. N.A.G. Publication
1991 ~ Tacit – M.I.A. Truth.
1988 ~ Canberra Times: Sonia Barron.
1988 ~ Art in Australia. Summer edition.
1987 ~ The Australian: Elwyn Lynn.
1987 ~ Times on Sunday – A Time That We Forgot: Terry Smith.
1986 ~ Vogue Living – Patterns of Success.
1986 ~ Checklist, National Australian Gallery – Recent Acquisitions of Australian Contemporary Art.
1985 ~ Tribune
1985 ~ Canberra Times: Life in the City Heart.
1985 ~ Canberra Times: Something From Thin City
1982 ~ National Times
1982 ~ City Express
1982 ~ Art Network

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