Geoffrey Bartlett Sculptures

Biography

Geoffrey Bartlett was born in Melbourne in 1952. He studied at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology from 1971-73 and undertook a post-graduate diploma in 1976. In 1983 Bartlett was awarded a Harkness fellowship and completed a two-year Master of Fine Arts (Hons) at Columbia University, New York. Bartlett has lectured in sculpture at Deakin University, RMIT, Chisholm Institute and the Victorian College of the Arts. From 1990 to 1994 he was Senior Lecturer in Sculpture at Monash University.

In 2015 McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery presented a major retrospective, titled 280205, spanning his forty years of work. A published book accompanied the exhibition.

In 2007 the National Gallery of Victoria presented a major exhibition of his sculpture from 1987 to 2007.

Bartlett has held over thirty solo exhibitions including Geoffrey Bartlett, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra, 2004; Geoffrey Bartlett: Sculpture 1977-94, at Waverly City Art Gallery and touring Victorian regional galleries in 1994-95; and Geoffrey Bartlett: Silver Cloud, at Deakin University, Melbourne and University of Technology, Sydney in 2001. His work has been selected for survey exhibitions including the Mildura Sculpture Triennial, the Australian Sculpture Triennial, the Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, the McClelland Sculpture Survey, and the National Sculpture Prize and Exhibition, National Gallery of Australia.

Bartlett has undertaken public sculpture commissions for the National Gallery of Victoria, the City of Auckland, the City of Melbourne, the City of Newcastle, the Australian National University and Melbourne Docklands. He is represented in the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Parliament House Art Collection, Heide Museum of Modern Art and in many regional, university, corporate and private collections. Bartlett was awarded the Ian Potter Foundation Sculpture Award in 1982 and the Australia Council studio in Tuscany in 1984.

Geoffrey Bartlett lives and works in Melbourne.

Studies

1973

Diploma of Fine Art (Sculpture) RMIT, Melbourne

1976

Post-graduate Diploma (Sculpture) RMIT, Melbourne

1985

Master of Fine Arts (Hons) Columbia University, New York

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017

Geoffrey Bartlett: 1988 – 2017 Revised, Australian Galleries, Melbourne

2015

Geoffrey Bartlett: 280205, McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Melbourne

2012

New Works, Albert St Gallery, Richmond, Melbourne

2009

New Works, Albert St Gallery, Richmond, Melbourne

2007

Geoffrey Bartlett, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
New Works, Albert St Gallery, Richmond, Melbourne

2004

Volume and Sensuality, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra
Endangered Species, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney
New Works, Bendigo St Gallery, Prahran, Melbourne

2002

Geoffrey Bartlett: The Shell, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne

2001

Geoffrey Bartlett: Silver Cloud, Stonington Stables Museum of Art, Deakin University, Melbourne and University of Technology, Sydney

1998,95

Australian Galleries, Sydney

1994

Geoffrey Bartlett: Sculpture 1977-1994, Waverley City Art Gallery, Melbourne and touring to Regional Galleries in 1994-95

1993,92

Macquarie Galleries, Sydney

1993,90

Australian Galleries, Melbourne

1987,86,81

Pinacotheca, Melbourne

1986,85,83

Macquarie Galleries, Sydney

1976

Ewing Gallery, University of Melbourne

Recent Selected Group Exhibitions

2019

Melbourne Modern – European Art and Design at RMIT since 1945, RMIT Gallery

2018,19

Art In The Vines, Hanging Rock Winery.

2018

Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi NSW

2016

Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi NSW

2016

Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award, Deakin University

2014

Geoffrey Bartlett, Rhonda Baum: Confluence, fourtyfivedownstairs, Melbourne

2012

Bartlett, Byrt, Dall’Ava, Godwin Bradbeer, Langford 120, Melbourne

2010

Geoffrey Bartlett: Lumen, McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Melbourne

2009

Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award, Deakin University

2008

Freedom of Angels, Geelong Gallery

2007

McClelland Sculpture Survey, McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park

2006

Palmer Sculpture Biennial 06, South Australia (invited artist)
Snapshot, Albert St Gallery, Richmond, Melbourne

2005

National Sculpture Prize and Exhibition, National Gallery of Australia Canberra, and touring to Macquarie Bank offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Dell Gallery, Queensland College of the Arts, Brisbane

Awards/Grants

2016

Winner of the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award
Awarded The Helen Lempriere Scholarship

2003

Wyndham City Council Award

1994

Australian Postgraduate Scholarship (PhD Program)

1985

Masters Student Award, Columbia University, New York

1983

Australia Council Studio, Italy
Harkness Fellowship

1982

Ian Potter Foundation Sculpture Award

1975

Australia Council, Visual Arts Board, Project Grant

Major Commissions

2018

Three Sides of the Self, Private Collection, Melbourne

2017

Arabesque, Elgee Park, Mornington Peninsula

2015

Dame Joan and Luciano, The Arts Centre, Melbourne

2010

Nautilus Study with 2 Legs, Private Collection, East Melbourne

2008

Orion, Lucient Building, 430 St Kilda Road

2005

Aurora, Victoria Point, Melbourne Docklands

2000

Fusion, Australian National University, Canberra
Six sculptures, Citibank, Sydney

1998

Beacon, City of Newcastle
Dancer 2, Colonial First State, Sydney

1997

Obelisk, City of Melbourne, Focal Building
Landscape at Moyston, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Melbourne

1996

Constellation, City of Melbourne (with Bruce Armstrong)

1988

Mariner, Chase Corporation, Auckland, New Zealand
Six maquettes for riverside sculptures, World Expo 88, Brisbane

1983

Messenger, National Gallery of Victoria

Selected Public Collections

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
The Arts Centre, Melbourne
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery, NSW
Parliament House, Art Collection, Canberra
Australian National University, Canberra Art Gallery of WA
University of Melbourne, Art Collection, VIC Geelong Art Gallery
Warrnambool Art Gallery
Art Gallery of Ballarat
RMIT University, Melbourne
Shepparton Art Museum
Macquarie University, Sydney
Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
Deakin University, Art Collection, Melbourne & Waterfront Campuses
McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, VIC
Visual Arts Board, Australia Council

+ corporate and private collections nationally and internationally

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