Stephen King

Stephen King

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Background

1958 Born Bingara, New South Wales, Australia
1977-79Studied 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
2009 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
6
th 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 Prize2014 - 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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