STEPHEN KING

Biography

1958         Born Bingara, New South Wales, Australia

1977-79  Studied at Sydney College of the Arts

                     Graduated with Adv.Diploma Visual Arts, Printmaking major

1981         Post-graduate studies at St.Martins School of Arts, London

2016         Living and working in Walcha, NSW, Australia

 

Solo Exhibitions

1980         Parmenter Gallery, Walcha

1983         Tamworth City Art Gallery

                     Weswal Gallery, Tamworth

1985         Coventry, Sydney

1987         Coventry, Sydney

1988         Cintra Gallery, Brisbane

1990         Coventry, Sydney

1992         Coventry, Sydney

1994         Coventry, Sydney

1996         Coventry, Sydney

1998         Coventry, Sydney

2001         BBA Gallery, Sydney

2003         Bryan Hooper Gallery, Sydney

2006         Baroque Niche, Gallery Klatovy, Czech Republic

2009         Gallows Gallery, Perth

                     Walcha Gallery of Art

2010         Moree Plains Gallery – Sculpture, prints, paintings

2012         Against the Grain – New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale

2014         Stephen King: Sculpture – Tamworth Regional Gallery

                     Stephen King: Sculpture – Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo

2015         Stephen King – Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Paddington, Sydney

                     Stephen King:Sculpture-Maitland Regional Gallery

2016         To Birdsville and Back – Walcha Gallery of Art, NSW

 

 Group Exhibitions

1976         NSW HSC Travelling Exhibition

1977         SCA Selected Works, Adelaide Arts Festival

1979         Australian Student Printmakers Travelling Exhibition,
Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

1981         On The Open Road, London

1982         New England Regional Artists, Tamworth City Art Gallery

                     Regional Artists of New England, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale

1984         Country Artists Coventry, Sydney

1986         Artists from North West NSW, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

                     Sydney Printmakers, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

                     Colour I, Coventry, Sydney

1987         Colour II, Coventry, Sydney

                     Australian Works on Paper, Aion Fine Arts, Dallas USA

                     Five Northern Printmakers, Weswal Gallery, Tamworth

1988         New Works from the Studio, Coventry, Sydney

                     The Packsaddle Show, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale

                     Black and White, Coventry, Sydney

1989         Griffin, Sahm, Kensell, King, Tamworth City Art Gallery

                     15 Shopping Days to Christmas, Coventry, Sydney

1991         New Art Five, Coventry, Sydney

                     The Packsaddle Show, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale

                     Christmas Show, Coventry, Sydney

1992         Works on Paper, Coventry, Sydney

1993         On the Other Hand, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

Northern Artists, Opening exhibition, Coffin Creek Shed, Mudgee

                     A Survey Of Local Contemporary Practice, Tamworth City Gallery

1994         Roger Griffin, Julia Griffin, Stephen King, Coffin Creek Shed, Mudgee

                     Obsession, Coventry Collection, Campbelltown City Art Gallery, Travelling Exhibition

1995         Australia Felix, Emu Plains Woolshed, Benalla

                     Salon des Refusés, S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney

                     Ironsides, The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

1996         Roger Griffin, Julia Griffin, Stephen King, Coffin Creek Shed, Mudgee

                     Generation stick, Tusculum Gallery, Sydney

                     Coventry Diary, Coventry, Sydney

                     Elevations, Old School Gallery, Walcha

1997         Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi , Sydney

                     Roger Griffin, Julia Griffin, Stephen King, Coffin Creek Shed, Mudgee

                     The Opening, Old School Gallery, Walcha

1998         The Print Show, Coffin Creek Shed, Mudgee

                     Sculpture Acquisition Prize, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

                     Work from Coffin Creek Shed Mudgee, Old School Gallery, Walcha

                     Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi , Sydney

                     Nova anglica, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale

                     Etchings, Coventry, Sydney

1999         Stephen King, Small Sculptures, Armidale

                     Willoughby City Art Prize, Willoughby Civic Centre, Sydney

                     Art in the wild, Wildwood, Mudgee (Mudgee Wine Festival event)

                     Festival of the Black Soil Plains, Moree Plains Gallery

                     Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi , Sydney

2000         It’s a Guitar Shaped World 6, Tamworth City Art Gallery

                     Inaugural Exhibition, BBA Gallery, Sydney

                     Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi , Sydney

2001         Sculpture from the Sea, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea

                     Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi , Sydney

                     Sculpture in the City, Martin Place, Sydney

2002         Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi , Sydney

                     Sculpture Inside, Bondi Pavilion, Sydney

                     Packsaddle Fundraiser, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale

2003         New Sculpture, BBA Gallery, Sydney

                     Walcha – City of Art, Newcontemporaries, QVB, Sydney

                     Walcha – City of Art, Old School Gallery, Walcha

                     Bulldust to Bitumen Art Show, Walgett

                     Sculpture Currents – Confluence – Four regional sculptors

                     – Tony Coleing, Stephen Killick, Stephen King & Rick Reynolds,

                     Port Macquarie Hastings Regional Gallery

                     Surface Memories, Tamworth City Art Gallery

2004         Sheer Diversity – Sculptors Who Draw , Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Seaforth, Sydney

                     Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi , Sydney

                     Sculpture Inside, Bondi Pavilion, Sydney

2005         Sculpture Inside, Maunsell Wickes @ Barry Stern Galleries, Paddington

                     The Land, Gallery 47, Rylstone

                     Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi , Sydney

                     New England Objectives, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale

2006         Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, Perth

                     Regional Encounters, Tamworth Regional Gallery

                     Walcha City of Art – Contemporary Australian Art, Karlovy Vary Art Gallery, Czech Republic

                     Opening – SAASS, Tamworth

                     My Time My Place Myself, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale

                     Stephen King and Mike Nicholls Linocuts, Galerie F, Klatovy, Czech Republic

                     6th International Linocut Symposium, White Unicorn Gallery, Klatovy and Klenova, Czech Republic

                     Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney – Invited Artist

2007         Three’s Company, Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay, Sydney

                     The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Redleaf Council Chambers, Double Bay, Sydney

                     Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney

                     Sculpture Inside, Bondi, Sydney

                     Aquasculpture, Port Macquarie Town Green

                     3D at BP, Blue Poles Gallery, Byabarra

2008         Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, Perth

                     Sculpture 2008, Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney

                     Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney

2009         Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, Perth

                     Opening Exhibition, Walcha Gallery of Art, Walcha

                     Sculpture in the Gaol, Trial Bay

                     Aquasculpture, Port Macquarie

                     Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney – Invited Distinguished Artist

2010         UWS Acquisitive Sculpture Award, Campbelltown, Sydney

                     Artscape, Byron Bay

                     Retrospect Galleries, Byron Bay

                     In(two)art, Maitland Regional Art Gallery

                     Raw Jam, Walcha Gallery of Art

                     Going Bush – Stephen King and Julia Griffin, Galerie Am Park, Vienna, Austria

                     Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney

2011         Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, Perth

                     Kooindah, Acquisitive Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Wyong

                     Aquasculpture, Port Macquarie

                     Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney

2012         Sculpture, Mick Gallery, Paddington, Sydney

                     In(two)art, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

                     The Drawing Show, Walcha Gallery of Art

                     Coventry’s Artists, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale

                     Small Sculpture Show, Walcha Gallery of Art

                     Defiance Sculpture Park, Gate Gallery, Wollombi

                     Sculpture Inside, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney

2013         Julia Griffin, Stephen King, Nigel White, Walcha Gallery

                     Kunderang, Walcha Gallery of Art

                     Sculpture 2013, Mick Gallery, Paddington, Sydney

                     Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney

                     Maximus Minimus, Defiance Gallery, Newtown, Sydney

                     The Summer Show, Mick Gallery, Paddington, Sydney

                     Walcha City of Art Anniversary Exhibition, Walcha Gallery of Art

2014         Sculpture at Sawmillers, McMahons Point, Sydney

                 Sculpture by the Sea Winter Exhibition, Surry Hills, Sydney

                 Sculpture 2014, Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Paddington, Sydney

                  Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney

2015         Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus, Denmark

                 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney

                 First International Sculpture Painting Invited to show – Jishi Media Art Investment Management Co Ltd, Chang Chun, China

2016         Sculpture by the Sea – Sculpture Inside, Cottesloe, Perth

 

 

Collections/Awards

Coventry Collection

Newcastle Regional Art Gallery

Tamworth Regional Gallery

Parliament House, Canberra

Artbank

Macquarie Group Collection

University of New England

Festival of the Black Soil Plains, Moree Plains Gallery 1999 – Winner

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 1999 – Sherman Galleries Award

Bulldust to Bitumen, Walgett 2003 – Sculpture Prize

Aquasculpture, Port Macquarie 2007 – Joint winner

Aquasculpture, Port Macquarie 2011 – Winner

Sculpture by the Sea - Sculpture Inside, Bondi 2011– Curator’s Prize

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2013 – Winner, Macquarie Group Sculpture Prize (Acquisitive $60,000)

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2013 – Waverley Council Parks Staff Prize

Eumundi Sculpture Prize  2014 - Finalist

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2014 – Winner, Artistic Excellence Program

 

 

Commissions

1982         Mural, Imperial Hotel, Tamworth

1991         Sculpture for the Rainforest Display, Dorrigo National Park, NPWS

1996         Weather Signs fountain sculpture, McHatton Park, Walcha

2000         Petali entrance sign, Walcha

                     Walcha roads entrance signs, Walcha

                     Kuringai Municipal Council, Bancroft Park, Roseville

2002         Harry’s Lookout, Shelly Beach, Port Macquarie, Hastings Council

2004         Harry’s Corner, Shelly Beach, Port Macquarie, Hastings Council

                     Judith Wright Memorial Garden, Armidale

                     Waterlily Park, Port Macquarie, Hastings Council

2005         The Boulevard, Longyard Estate, Tamworth

                     Place Where Eels Swim mosaic, Walcha

2006         Lynbrook Estate Shopping Centre, South Melbourne

                     Dorothy Topfer Memorial, Ballina School

2008         Sydney Polo Club, Richmond

2010         Bryce Laut Memorial Sculpture Project – Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, Port Macquarie

2011         Crossroads Hotel, Narrabri

2012         Castle Cove Primary School

2013         Lampada Estate, Tamworth

                     Northlakes Estate, Newcastle

2015         Peter Elkin Memorial Seat, Arboretum, Armidale

 

 

 

Workshops/Presentations/Symposiums

1990-2004                       Printmaking workshops, Blackfellows Gully studio, Walcha

2001         Walcha Street Furniture Project – Co-ordinator & Technical Assistant

2002         Confluence 2002, Port Macquarie – Presenter

2003         Confluence 2003, Port Macquarie – Whittle-a-thon wood carving workshop

2004         Sculpture in Public Space – Sculpture by the Sea symposium, Domain Theatre, Art Gallery of NSW – Presenter

2006         6th International Linocut Symposium, Klenova, Czech Republic

2007         Aboriginal sculpture workshop, Enngonia, NSW

                     Inami International Wood Sculpture Camp, Nanto City, Japan – Invited Australian representative

                     Verandah Post Project, Walcha – Co-ordinator and Technician

2008         Sculpture in Public Space – Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe Conference, State Library, Perth – Presenter

2010         Bryce Laut Memorial Timber Carving Workshop – Blackfellows Gully studio, Walcha

2013         Norfolk Island Pole Project – Sponsored to conduct presentation and wood carving workshop, Norfolk Island

Bibliography 

The Northern Daily Leader, Page 1, April 30, 1983

Sydney Morning Herald, April 19, 1985 by Susanna Short

Sydney Morning Herald, July 31, 1987 by Bronwyn Watson

New Art Five, Edited by Neville Drury, 1991

The 7.30 Report, ABC Television, 1993

Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum by John MacDonald June 1, 1996

Sydney Morning Herald, Page 3 by Peter Cochrane, May 28 1996

Business Review Weekly, by Jane Burton Taylor, October 28 1996

Artreach (Regional Arts NSW) Summer 1998, Pages 42-43

Country Style December 1998 by Sue Webber and Trevor Creighton

Artreach February 2001, Page 12 by Rebecca Townsend

Sydney Morning Herald, Page 6, March 27, 2001, by Andrew Stevenson, Rural reporter

Sydney Morning Herald Metro Page 27, March 30, 2001, Critics Picks by Courtney Kidd

Sydney Morning Herald Metropolitan Page 19, April 4, 2001 by Courtney Kidd

Artreach June 2002, Page 24 by Cath Ovenden

Daily Telegraph, Page 13, Nov 11 2002

Sydney Morning Herald, Page 5, June 16, 2003 by Peter Cochrane

The Australian, Page 17, June 20, 2003 by Tim Hughes

Artreach June 2003, Pages 16-17 by Jane Shadbolt and John McDonald

The Land, Magazine, Page 1, July 3, 2003 by Melissa Lang

The Land, Magazine, Page 6, October 2, 2003

Sunday Telegraph, December 28, 2003

Walcha City of Art colour catalogue – edited by John McDonald and published by New Contemporaries, QVB, Sydney

Surface Memories colour catalogue - published by Tamworth City Art Gallery, December 2003

Armidale Express, Page 2, February 11, 2004

The Newcastle Herald, Weekender, Page 8-9, February 21, 2004 by Darrell Croker

The Australian, April 7, 2004 by Tim Hughes

The Northern Daily Leader, Page 2, March 31, 2005 by Rebecca Gracie

Port Macquarie Express, Hastings Council Community Newsletter April 20, 2005, Page 4

Sydney Morning Herald, Good Weekend, Page 20, January 14, 2006 ‘Art attacks, by John McDonald

Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, Page 16, June 3-4, 2006 – ‘A reality Czech from Walcha’ by John McDonald

The Land Magazine, Page 36, January 4, 2007 – ‘Sculpting from Walcha’s waste’ by Amy Lewer

Big Art - Landline, ABC Television, December 2, 2007 – Reporter Pip Courtney

Armidale Independent, Page 10, April 23, 2008

Daily Telegraph, Weekend Page 39, October 18, 2008 – ‘Art and about for a wondrous event” by Elizabeth Fortescue

Beyond the Bale published by Australian Wool Innovation, Page 18, Feb/March 2009 ‘Shaping the Land’ by Matthew Cawood

Western Suburbs Weekly, Perth, Page 27, March 10, 2009 – ‘Farming inspires’ by Andrew Ritchie

Insite Magazine, Page 210, Autumn Edition 2009 – ‘Gallery’s Choice’ by Nathan Scolaro

Home Beautiful Magazine, Page 72, July 2009 – ‘Home Grown’ by Karen Cotton

You Magazine, Page 13, August 2009 – ‘The Art of Living’ by Wendy Spooner

Sydney Morning Herald, Arts and Entertainment, Page 12, October 30, 2009 ‘Thinking of Recession? It’s a shore thing’ – Adam Fulton

The Australian, Arts – November 4, 2009 – ‘Figures no match for the landscape’ by Christopher Allen

Sydney Morning Herald, Business Day, Page 2, November 6, 2009, CBD by Scott Rochfort

Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, Page 18, November 14-15, 2009 – ‘Good intentions lost at sea’ – John McDonald

The Land, Page 60, February 11, 2010 – ‘Sculpting to the bio-flow’ by Matthew Cawood

The Courier Mail, Escape, Page 30, March 13-14, 2010 – ‘Rustic Renaissance’ by Marea Donnelly

Moree Life Magazine, Page 16, April 2010 – ‘Inspired by the land’ by Samantha Stratton

Daily Telegraph, Escape, Page 67, April 15, 2010 – ‘Beauty cut by hand and nature’ by Marea Donnelly

The Weekend Australian Financial Review, Page 36, July 10-11, 2010 – ‘Breath of Fresh Air” by Sue William

ABC Radio New England North West – Interview Kelly Fuller 2010

The Armidale Express, Front page and page 7, October 23, 2013 – ‘The King of sculpture’ by Victoria Nugent

The Telegraph, Page 11, October 26, 2013 – ‘Farmer’s Fallout a natural winner’ by Elizabeth Fortescue

News.com.au, October 26, 2013 – ‘Artist turns disaster to artistic triumph’

The Weekend Australian, The Nation, Page 6, October 26-27, 2013 – ‘Stairway rises to art challenge but farmer steps up’ by Tim Douglas

The Northern Daily Leader, October 26, 2013 – ‘Walcha woodsman wins equivalent of Archibald’

Wentworth Courier, Sydney, Page 18, October 30, 2013 – ‘City’s fave coast walk’

Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, Page 12-13, November 9-10, 2013 – ‘Ocean Views’ by John McDonald

The Australian – Arts Review – May 10, 2014 – ‘Sculptor Stephen King performs a balancing act’ by Bronwyn Watson

ABC Radio New England North West – May 13, 2014 - A survey: Stephen King by Kelly Fuller

media.theage.com.au/entertainment/behind-the-scenes/stephen-king-bush-sculptor – January 16, 2015

ABC Open New England North West - Makers and Creators – February 13, 2015 –‘Sculpture from the highlands to the sea’ by Tim Leha

The Sydney Morning Herald – June 22, 2015 –‘ Australian artists shine at Sculpture by the Sea in Aarhus, Denmark’ by Sasha Grishin

Craft Arts International – No.95 2015 – ‘Sculpture by the Sea – Aarhus Denmark’ by Sasha Grishin



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