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Andrew Sibley - Biography

 

1933 Born Addisham, Kent, England
1944 - 1948 Studied at Gravesend School of Art
1948 Emigrated to Australia
1957 Began exhibiting nationally. Friendship with Jon Molvig.
   
1960 First solo exhibition.
1961 Included in Recent Australian Painting, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.
  First exhibited in Archibald and Wynne Prize exhibitions.
1962 Australian Painting, Colonial, Impressionist, Contemporary, Tate Gallery, London.
  Awarded Transfield Art Prize.
1963 Australian Painting Today touring Europe, and Young Painters Biennale, Paris.
   
1964 Moved to Sydney.
1965 Moved to Melbourne, Young Australian Painters exhibition, touring Japan.
  Lecturer, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
1968 Focus on Andrew Sibley by Rodney Hall, published by University of Queensland.
1972 Berliner Kunstler Programme, artist-in-residence, Berlin.
   
1993 Andrew Sibley: Art on the Fringe of Being by Sasha Grishin, published by Craftsman House, Sydney
1997-1999 Head of Painting, Faculty of Art & Design, Monash University, Caulfield Campus.
1999 Retired from teaching to paint full time.
   
1960 - 2010 Over 90 solo exhibitions throughout Australia (including three at Gomboc Gallery), in Germany and USA.
1961 - 2013 Awarded numerous art prizes including Toowoomba Chronicle Art Prize, Sydney; The Winemakers’ Prize (shared), Melbourne; Caltex-Warana Prize, Brisbane; Bathurst City Purchase Prize; Andrew Fairley Art Prize, Shepparton; Georges Invitation Award (shared) Melbourne; Gold Coast City Art Prize; Launceston Art Purchase; Townsville Pacific Festival Art Prize; Dalby Art Exhibition Prize; Tattersall’s Invitation Landscape Prize, Brisbane and Stanthorpe Arts Festival Acquisitive Award; Finalist in Dobell Prize and Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.
Represented in all Australian national and state galleries, leading municipal, university and regional galleries, and private collections in Australia and abroad.
 
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