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The Scary Stranger At The Corn - A Narrative Poem by repurpose One day at a toy shop, I met a man selling cakes, For money he wanted to swap, But I really wanted some fakes. “Got any fakes?” asked I. “For that’s how I’ll spend my money.” “No fakes here!” said the guy. He seemed to find it quite funny.

So to The Corn Market I decided to go. In search of the fakes i craved. The winds it did eerily blow. There were stalls selling socks. Pasties in many shades, There were even stalls selling flocks, People were scattered from many trades

“We’ve got some lovely tights, I’ll give you a very fine price.” “I’d rather have some mennonites.” The man blinked rapidly thrice.

I was greeted by a preculiar lady. She seemed to be rather scary I couldn’t help thinking she might be quite shady. I wondered if she was at all dietary.

The man seemed exceptionally creepy, And his manner was strangley amused. He wasn’t what I would call sleepy, Great disdain he noticeably oozed.

Before I could open my mouth. She shouted, “for you , I have some fakes!” I headed towards her, to the south, Past some tights and cakes.

Like others, he thought I was odd. Some say a I’m a bit scary. Still he gave me a courtesous nod, As if he thought I was plenty dietary.

“But how did I know?” I asked, “DO you want them or not?” she did say. Silently, the fakes she passed. Then vanished before I could pay.

So in earch of my goal I departed, But before the toy shop could I leave, The man came running full-hearted, “I can help you I believe.”

As I walked awayI heard a crackle Or was it, perhaps, a hushed cackle?

“Cakes, fakes, you shall find. Tights, mennonites, you can get. You must now now open your mind, And fet down to The Corn Market.


cat. 1, Refugee, 1994, relief print from plastic bag, ed. 1/2, 50 x 65.5 cm


cat. 2, Refugee, 1994, relief print from plastic bag, ed. 1/1, 50 x 65.5 cm


cat. 3, Refugee, 1994, relief print from plastic bag, ed. 1/1, 50 x 65.5 cm


cat. 4, Refugee, 1994, relief print from plastic bag, ed. 1/1, 50 x 65.5 cm


cat. 5, Refugee, 1994, relief print from plastic bag, ed. 1/1, 50 x 65.5 cm



cat. 6, Untitled, 1994, relief print from shower cap, ed. 3/5, 50 x 65.5 cm


cat. 7, STONE 1994 relief print from cutting disk and stamps, ed. 3/6, 45.8 x 34.4 cm


cat. 8, Air, 1994, relief print in black ink from found object (cork float) and pencil, ed.3/6, 33 x 25.4 cm


cat. 9, Untitled (C 24), 1994, relief print from cutting disk and stamps, ed. 5/6, 44.5 x 30 cm


cat. 10, Untitled (AA 36), 1994, relief print from sanding disk and stamps, ed. 2/5, 45.7 x 31.7 cm


cat. 11, Untitled (P 60 -X), 1994, relief print from sandpaper and stamps, ed. 6/6, 45.3 x 31.8 cm


cat. 12, Untitled (P 60 -X), 1994, relief print from sandpaper and stamps, ed. 6/6, 45 x 31.5 cm


cat. 13, Monolith, 1994, relief print in black ink from found object, (Champagne cork) ed. 3/6, 32.2 x 25.2 cm


cat. 14, Cork, 1994, relief print from found object (Champagne cork), ed.5/5, 22.4 x 12.4 cm


cat. 15, Lurk, 1994, found commercial printing block overprinted with stencil, ed. 1/5, 15.5 x 20.5 cm


cat. 16, Sky Lurk, 1994, found commercial printing block overprinted with stencil, ed. 2/5, 15.5 x 20.5 cm



cat. 17, There’s gold in them thare… , 1991, Photogravure, printed in black ink and gold and red stencils, ed. 10/16, 45 x 30.4 cm


cat. 18, ARK, 1995 -96, found printing block with hand coloured pencil stencils , ed. 3/5, 33 x 24.5 cm


cat. 19, I Can See, 1994, printing blocks with hand colouring, ed. 2/8, 34.6 x 21 cm


cat. 20, Mrs. Hot Waterbottle (Sleek), 1988, relief print of hot water bottles and lino cut, ed. AP 2/2, 50 x 36 cm


cat. 21, Mr. Hot Waterbottle, 1988, relief print of hot water bottles and lino cut, ed. AP 2/2, 50 x 36 cm


cat. 22, Hill, 1991, relief print from found object (mud flap), ed. 8/10, 32.8 x 50.2 cm


cat. 23, Wreck, 1993, relief print relief print from found object (mud flap), ed. 2/7, 50.8 x 43.4 cm


cat. 24, Softly Softly, 1994, relief print of found objects (shoe sole, cork), and trace from stencil, ed. 8/9, 50.2 x 31.2 cm


cat. 25, Horizon, 1994, relief print in black ink from found object (shoe sole), ed. 3/6, 30 50.2 x 24 cm


cat. 26, Target, 1994, relief print of found object (shoe sole) and lino cut, ed. 3/5, 42 x 24 cm


cat. 27, Hi, 1991, found commercial printing block, stamp and hand coloured pencil, ed. 8/10, 44.8 x 30.2 cm


cat. 28, Have You Got An Apple?, 1994, commercial printing black and stencil, ed. 8/8, 36 x 30 cm


cat. 29, It’s Got 6 Legs, 1994, commercial tobacco labels and stencilst ed. 6/8, each 14 x 21.5 cm; together 14 x 43 cm


cat. 30, Adios Amigos!, 1994, photogravure in black ink, stencil and stamp, ed. 8/10, 50 x 21 cm


cat. 31, I Beg Your Pardon, 1991, photogravure, relief print from commercial printing block and hand coloured stencil, ed. 10/16, 53.5 x 20 cm


cat. 32, Mammoth, 1994, relief print from commercial stencils, ed. 4/6, 32.5 x 46 cm


cat. 33, Made In China, 1994 commercial stencils, ed. 7/8, 40.5 x 32.5 cm


cat. 34, Predator or Man in the Moon, 1994, commercial printing block, stamp and hand coloured stencil, ed. 4/6, 36.5 x 45 cm


cat. 35, Exhaust, 1994, commercial printing blocks, ed. 4/6, 34.8 x 50.2 cm



cat. 36, MAATASNI, 1990, relief print from found object (wooden puzzle), ed. 10/10, 43 x 40.6 cm


Tony Coleing

Born 1942, Warrnambool, Victoria Lived in England 1963 –1968

Education National Art School, Sydney

Solo Exhibitions 2018 2016 2015 2014 2010 2008 2007 2006

‘Peking duck duck duck’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘TECHLOONY’, collaboration with Chloe Watson, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘Unknowns in the Time of Climate Change’, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, QLD ‘Unknowns in the Time of Climate Change’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘Something About Global Warming’, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, VIC ‘Weather or Not’, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane, QLD ‘Weather or Not’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ’27 Days’ Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT ’27 Days’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘27 Days’, Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra, ACT ‘27 Days’ Andrew Baker Gallery, Brisbane, QLD 2004 ‘Just Words I Heard’, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane 2003. ‘A communication error has occurred!’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW 2002 ‘What channel are we on?’, Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra, ACT 2001 ‘Are you receiving me?’, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane, QLD ‘Sculpture – A Collaboration’, with Stephen Killick, Port Macquarie Hastings Regional Art Gallery, Port Macquarie, NSW 2000 ‘Bad Weather’, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, VIC ‘The Plumbers of Homebush Bay’, collaborative with Robert Cooney, New Aesthetix Gallery, Sydney 1992 ‘Tony Coleing & Friends’, collaborative prints, National Gallery of Australia, ACT ‘Heads & Bodies’, Julie Green Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘M.A.D.’, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, VIC 1991 ‘M.A.D. Paintings’, Julie Green Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘Maybe we should have stuck with the camel’, Prints, Ars Multiplicata, Sydney, NSW 1988 ‘Looking, Survey of Prints’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, QLD 1985 ‘Works from a Journey - Sydney to New York’, 1984, Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane, QLD Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane, QLD Avago Gallery, Sydney, NSW 1984. Nine New Prints, Ray Hughes at Reconnaissance, Melbourne, VIC 1983. Nine New Prints, Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane, QLD 1982. Roslyn Oxley 9, Sydney, NSW 1981 Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD ‘We Point the Bone/Ban the Bomb’, collaborative with Kevin Mortensen, Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane, QLD Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane, QLD 1980 Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane, QLD The Biennale: Visual Arts ‘80, 39th Venice Biennale, Australian Pavilion, Venice, ITALY 1977 Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane, QLD 1975 Watters Gallery, Sydney, NSW 1974 ‘To Do with Blue Series’, Watters Gallery, Sydney, NSW 1973 Watters Gallery, Sydney, NSW Watters Gallery, Sydney, NSW 1971. Gallery A, Sydney, NSW 1970 Gallery A, Melbourne, VIC Gallery A, Sydney, NSW ‘Six Maquettes for Larger Sculptures’, Gallery A, Melbourne, VIC 1969 ‘Frondescence’, Gallery A, Sydney, NSW and Melbourne, VIC


Group Exhibitions 2021 ‘Abstraction’, Utopia Art Sydney – online exhibition 2018 ‘The Field Revisited’, NGV, Melbourne VIC 2016 ‘Black White & Restive’, Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW ‘Cornucopia’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘The Last Hurrah’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘Hard Edge: Abstract Sculpture 1960-70s’, National Gallery of Victoria, VIC ‘Land/Resistance’, National Gallery of Australia, ACT 2014 ‘Artist – Book’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW 2013 ’Bird Bath’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘The Salon’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘2013 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award’, Gold Coast City Gallery 2012 ‘Controversy: The power of art’, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, VIC ‘Bronze’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW ‘paperworks’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW 2011 ‘Prints from the Griffith Studio: 1978 – 2011’, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, NSW 2010 ‘Melbourne Art Fair 2010’, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, VIC 2009 ‘small & wall’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW “Viet Nam Voices’, Casula Powerhouse,, NSW 2008 The Tallis Foundation 2008 National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, VIC Fall of Night, Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra, ACT Rubik, Charles Nodrum Gallery, VIC 2007 ‘All Tastes Catered For’, Charles Nodrum Gallery, VIC ‘Turning 20’, Utopia Art Sydney, NSW 21st Birthday Exhibition, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne Bodies and Minds, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne Auctions Art Australia, Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra The Story of Australian Printmaking, 1801 – 2005, National Gallery of Australia 2006 ‘Melbourne Art Fair 2006’, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, VIC 2005 ‘Museum II’, Utopia Art Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2004 ‘Melbourne Art Fair 2004’, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, VIC ‘Place Made – Australian Print Workshop’, National Gallery of Australia ‘Place Made – Australian Print Workshop’, A.P.W. Melbourne 2003. ‘WAR’, College of Fine Arts (COFA), Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘Confluence’ Port Macquarie Hastings Regional Gallery, NSW 2002. Gallery Artists Exhibition – Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, VIC Shell Fremantle Print Award Exhibition – Fremantle, WA Jo Sonjas / Packsaddle Exhibition – New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW 2001 ‘Close to home’, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane, QLD ‘Play – An Exhibition for Children’, Queensland Art Gallery, QLD ‘Viet Nam Voices – Australians & the Vietnam War’, touring exhibition developed by the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney, NSW ‘A Century of Collecting 1901 – 2001’, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, NSW 2000 ‘Triptych: Opening Group Exhibition’, Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra, ACT ‘Project 2/2000’, The Sir Hermann Black Gallery and Sculpture Terrace, Sydney, NSW ‘Art and Furniture’, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, VIC ‘Australian Identities in Printmaking’, Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, NSW 1999 ‘We Are Australian’, The George Adams Gallery, Melbourne, VIC 1997. ‘Bronze - New Sculpture’, Utopia Art, Sydney, NSW 1996 UWS Macarthur National Printmedia Acquisitive Exhibition, University of Western Sydney, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, NSW 1994. ‘Commitments’, collaborative work with Robert Campbell Jnr, Art Space, Sydney, NSW 1993 ‘Art and Politics’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, QLD ‘Commitments’, collaborative work with Robert Campbell Jnr, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD ‘Collaborative Prints: Tony Coleing, Plimsoll Gallery’, Hobart, TAS ‘On the Other Hand’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘Group Show’, Coffin Creek, Mudgee, NSW 1992 Henri Worland Memorial Print Award 1972-1992, Warrnambool Art Gallery, VIC ‘My Head is a Map: A Decade of Australian Prints’, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, ACT ‘Synthesis: Art and Architecture, a collaborative work with Paul Pholeros’ (architect), M.S.B. Bond Store, Sydney, NSW ‘Australian Masters ‘92’, Solander Gallery, Canberra, ACT Group Show of early works, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, VIC 1991 ‘Prints Galore’, Woollongong City Gallery, NSW ‘Off the Wall in the Air, A Seventies Selection’, Monash University Gallery and the Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, Melbourne, VIC ‘Her Story: Images of Domestic Labour in Australian Art’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW


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The Melbourne Savage Club, VIC Invitation Print Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, NSW ‘Microcosm’, Gary Anderson Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘From the Landscape: a review of the influence of the Landscape in Contemporary Art’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, QLD ‘Group Drawing Show’, Julie Green Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘Modern Australian Paintings’, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, VIC ‘Third International Master Print Fair’, Hotel Inter-Continental, Sydney, NSW ‘Works on Paper Fair’, New York, USA ‘International Master Print Fair’, Hotel Inter-Continental, Sydney, NSW ‘Artist in Residence’, University of Hobart, College of Art, TAS ‘Works on Paper 1990’, Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘Irony, Humour and Dissent: Recent Australian Drawings 1’, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, NSW ‘Prints and Australia: Pre-settlement to Present’, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, ACT ‘Works on Paper’, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, VIC ‘Australianarama’, Plimsoll Gallery, Centre for the Arts, Hobart, TAS ‘Moral Censorship and the Visual Arts in Australia’, The Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, VIC ‘Heildelberg and Heritage, Two Visions of Australia - One Hundred Years Apart’, Linden Gallery, Melbourne, VIC ‘China Cries Exhibition’, Pailou Plaza, Sydney, NSW ‘Wild Art Exhibition’, Bondi Pavilion, Sydney, NSW ‘International Master Print Fair’, Hotel Inter-Continental, Sydney, NSW ‘Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Australian Art’, The Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, ACT ‘Sets and Series: Recent Prints from the Collection’, Robert Raynor Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, VIC ‘Inside the Greenhouse’, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘A Changing Relationship: Aboriginal Themes in Australian Art 1938-1988’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, NSW ‘Towers of Torture Exhibition’, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘Australian Photography 1928-1988’, Gary Anderson Galley, Sydney, NSW ‘Drawing in Australia: Drawings, Watercolours and Pastels from the 1770s to the 1980s’, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, ACT ‘Shocking Diversity’, Print Council of Australia Touring Exhibition, Opening Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, QLD ‘The Age of Collage’, Perspecta, Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney, NSW ‘Urban Anxieties: Australian Drawings of the 1980s’, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, ACT ‘Here and There’, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC The Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, NSW The Biennale Des Friedens, Hamburg, Germany ‘Battlefield’, Artspace, Sydney, NSW Gold Coast City Art Prize Exhibition, QLD ‘Kino Kapers, Contemporary Films by Australian Artists and Independant Filmakers’, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, ACT ‘Post-Perspecta, Artworkers Union Exhibition’, Artspace, Sydney, NSW ‘Invitation Art Purchase Exhibition’, Roundhouse Gallery, University of New South Wales, NSW ‘Sydney Art of the Sixties’, Garry Anderson Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘International Biennial of Graphic Art’, Lubljana, Yugoslavia ‘The First Exhibition’, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘Racism, (A collaborative project by T. Coleing, P. Burgess and R. Cooney)’, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, VIC ‘The Politics of Picturing’, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD ‘Artists for Peace Exhibition’, Mori Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘Australian Prints in the Australian National Gallery’, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, ACT ‘Inaugural Exhibition’, Hugh Williamson Prize, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, VIC ‘Super 8 Film Festival’, Sydney, NSW ‘The Politics of Picturing’, Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS ‘International Survey of Painting and Sculpture’, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA ‘Austauch/Exchange’, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘21 Australian Prints’, Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD ‘Recent Acquisitions of Australian Print’s, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, ACT ‘8th British International Print Biennale’, Bradford, UK ‘Sculpture Submission for the Queensland Cultural Centre’, QLD ‘Hiroshima Commemoration Art Exhibition’, Sydney Lower Town Hall, NSW ‘’Artworks Union Fundraising Show, Artspace, Sydney, NSW ‘Anzart in Hobart’, performance piece with Adrian Hall entitled Dance, Dance, Hobart, TAS


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‘Henry Worland Memorial Print Award Exhibition’, Warrnambool Art Gallery, VIC Opening exhibition, Artspace, Sydney, NSW ‘Perspecta ‘83’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney and touring ‘Minor pieces out of Seventies (or Tall Poppies as Cloned Weeds)’, Avago Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘Big Drawings’, Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane, QLD ‘The Cottage Show, Regional Development Programme No. 10’, Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council, touring until 1984 ‘A Photographer’s Choice’, Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education, Toowoomba and then Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane, QLD ‘Artists for Peace’, Sydney, NSW ‘Australian Art of the Last Ten Years’, Melville Hall, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT ‘Lisbon International Exhibition of Drawings’, Portugal Ray Hughes at Pinacotheca, Melbourne, VIC ‘Landscape into Art’, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, ACT ‘Morceau d’echangers’, Group Show, collaboration with Marr Grounds, Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane, QLD ‘Ab Origine’, National Trust Centre, Observatory Hill, Sydney, NSW ‘Ten Years’, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne University, VIC ‘Artists for Aboriginal Land Rights’, Paddington Town Hall, Sydney, NSW ‘The Queensland Connection’, Contemporary Art Society, Adelaide, SA ‘Drawn and Quartered, Australian Contemporary Paperworks’, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA ‘The Ian Potter Foundation Sculpture Commission Exhibition’, National Gallery of Victoria, Melb, VIC ‘European Dialogue’, 3rd Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW ‘The Griffith Workshop Exhibition’ (prints), Black Friars Gallery, Sydney, NSW Sculpture Submission, Unley Civic and Community Centre, Adelaide, SA Mildura Sculpture Tiennial, VIC ‘Collaborative Work with Marr Grounds’, Watters Gallery, Sydney, NSW William Dobell Foundation Exhibition, Competition for Martin Place Sculpture, Sculpture Centre, Sydney, NSW ‘The Map Show’, Ewing Gallery, Melbourne, VIC ‘Recent Experimental Australian Art’, Canberra, ACT ‘Christmas Card Show’, Abraxas Gallery, Canberra, ACT ‘Watters at Pinacotheca’, Melbourne, VIC ‘Sculpture Competition Exhibition’, Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD ‘Artists Against Uranium’, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW ‘World Print Competition’, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA ‘Contemporary Australian Sculpture’, North Terrace, Adelaide, organised by the Art Gallery of SA ‘Australian Post-Object Art’, Experimental Art Foundation, Jam Factory, Adelaide, SA Phillip Morris Art Grant, 3rd Annual Exhibition, Melbourne, VIC ‘Outlines of Australian Printmaking’, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, NSW ‘Recent International Forms in Art’, Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, ‘Drawing Show’, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, SA ‘Group Show’, Abraxas Gallery, Canberra, VIC ‘November 11th Remembrance Day Exhibition’, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney, NSW ‘Phillip Morris Arts Grant, 2nd Annual Exhibition’, City Square, Melbourne, VIC ‘Arts Australia ‘75, Canberra Survival Kits’, Ewing and George Paton Gallery, Melbourne University ‘Australian Council for the Arts’, A.M.P. Building, Sydney, NSW ‘The Apocalypse Show’, Hogarth Gallery, Sydney, NSW Mildura Biennale, Mildura Arts Centre, VIC ‘Artists for Labor’, Sale and Auction at Anna Symonds Gallery, Canberra, ACT and then Paddington Town Hall, Sydney, NSW ‘Wit Works’, Mildura Arts Centre, VIC ‘Australian Graphics’, travelling exhibition ‘The Eutectic Design Award Exhibition’, Melbourne, VIC ‘Group Show’, Ewing and George Paton Gallery, Melbourne University, VIC ‘Sculpturescape ‘73’, Mildura Arts Centre, VIC ‘Six Sculptors’, Watters Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘Recent Australian Art’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW ‘Object and Idea’, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC ‘Seventeenth Tasmanian Art Gallery Exhibition’, Hobart, TAS ‘Launceston Art Purchase Exhibition’, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston ‘Caltex Acquisitions Exhibition’, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, VIC ‘Sixteenth Tasmanian Art Gallery Exhibition’, Hobart, TAS ‘Australian Sculpture’, John Gild Gallery, Perth, WA ‘Australian Prints’, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK ‘Stanthorpe Centenary Arts Festival’, Stanthorpe, Queensland, QLD ‘Contemporary Art Society of Australia’ (NSW), 34th Annual Interstate Exhibition, Woollahra Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘Henry Worland Memorial Art Prize’, Warrnambool Art Gallery, VIC ‘Penelope’s Sculpture Garden’, Sydney (in association with Watter’s Gallery, Sydney), NSW


Tony Coleing 1970

1969 1968 1964 1963

‘Harald Szeemann in Australia’, Bonython Gallery, Sydney and National Gallery of Victoria, VIC ‘The Situation Now: Object or Post Object Art?’, Central Street Gallery, Sydney (Contemporary Art Society of NSW) ‘Flotta Lauro Prize’, Commonwealth Bank, Sydney, NSW ‘Marland House Sculpture Competition’, Age Gallery, Melbourne, VIC ‘Australian Imprint: Lithographs, etchings and silkscreens by Australian artists’, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ‘Under $1,000 Potential’, Gallery A, Sydney, NSW ‘Fourth Mildura Sculpture Triennial’, Mildura Arts Centre, VIC ‘Works on Paper’, Gallery A, Sydney, NSW ‘Group 4’, Gallery A, Sydney, NSW ‘Transfield Art Prize’, Bonython Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘Gold Coast City Art Prize’, Southport, Queensland, QLD ‘Comalco Invitation Award for Sculpture’, Adelaide, SA ‘The Ian Potter Foundation Sculpture in Aluminium’, National Gallery of Victoria ‘Flotta Lauro Prize for Sculpture’, Sydney, NSW ‘5c and up Wonder Christmas Show’, Gallery A, Sydney, NSW ‘Sculpture Competition Exhibition, IBM Centre, Wellington, New Zealand ‘Contemporary Art Society of Australia (NSW)’, 32nd Annual Interstate Exhibition (incorporating the Hunter Douglas Prize), Farmer’s Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘Contemporary Art Society of Australia’ (NSW), 31st Annual Interstate Exhibition’ (incorporating the Hunter Douglas Prize), Farmer’s Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘Transfield Art Prize’, Bonython Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘Royal Easter Show Art Prize Exhibition’, Sydney, NSW ‘Australia Art Today’, Albert Hall, Canberra and tour of South-East Asia ‘The Field’, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne and Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney ‘Young Contemporaries’, Farmer’s Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘Alcorso-Sekers Travelling Scholarship for Sculpture’, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC ‘Beginning of the Fifth Year Exhibition’, Gallery A, Sydney, NSW ‘Arts Vietnam’, Gallery A, Sydney, NSW ‘The Contemporary Art Society of Australia’ (NSW), 30th Annual Interstate Exhibition (incorporating the Kolotex Prize), Farmer’s Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, NSW ‘National Society’, Thirty-First Exhibition, Royal Institute Galleries, London, UK ‘Young Commonwealth Artists’, Whitechapel, London, UK ‘Group Show’, Heales Department Store Art Gallery, London, UK

Awards 2004 1987 1986. 1976. 1974. 1973. 1971. 1968.

Alice Springs Prize, Araluen Centre, Darwin, NT Bicentennial Print Commission, National Gallery of Australia, ACT Australia Council Visual Arts Board Studio, New York, USA Muswellbrook Art Prize, Print Section, Muswellbrook, NSW Sculpture Commission, Norwich Union Building, O’Connell Street, Sydney, NSW Australia Council Visual Arts Board Grant Australia Council Visual Arts Board Grant Australia Council Visual Arts Board Grant Flotta Lauro Prize Kolotex Award, 1st Prize

Selected References McCulloch, Alan, Australia, Art International, Lugano, Vol. XIV, No. 4, April 1970 McCulloch, Alan, Letter from Australia, Art International, Lugano, Vol. XIV, No. 10, December 1970 Heath, Tom, Sculpture by Tony Coleing, Gallery A Sydney, Architecture in Australia, Vol. 59, No. 6, Dec 1970 Lansell, Ross, Melbourne Commentary: Harald Szeemann in Australia, Studio International, London, Vol. 182, Oct 1971 Malko, George, Lithopinion, Vol. 6, No. 1, Issue 21, 1971


Hutchinson, Noel, Sculpturescape ‘73, Art and Australia, Sydney, Vol. 11,No.1, July 1973 McGrath, Sandra, Tony Coleing, Art and Australia, Sydney, Vol. 10, No. 4, April 1973 Smith, Terry, The Provincial Problem, Artforum, New York, September 1974 Sturgeon, Graeme, The Development of Australian Sculpture 1788-1975 Catalano, Gary, An Art about Suburbia, Aspect, Vol. 4, Autumn 1976 Wallace-Crabbe, Robin, Tony Coleing, Venice Biennale 1980: Australia, Australian Catalogue, Sydney, Visual Arts Board, Australia Council, 1980 Davies, Suzanne, Australians in Venice, Art Network 2, Spring 1980 Hennessey, W. J., Art Journal, [USA], Vol. 41, Spring 1981 Webster, Sue, Australian Art Review 1981-82, Edited by Leon Paroissien Catalano, Gary, About the house: the domestic theme in Australian art, Art and Australia, Vol. 21, No. 1, Spring 1983 Gidney, Eric, Art and Telecommunications-Ten Years On, Leonardo, Vol.24, No.2, 1991 Green, Charles, Tony Coleing, Artforum, XXX, No. 6, February 1992 Smith, Terry, Art International, Vol. XV1-3 Fern, Lynette, Giggles in the gloom, Sydney Morning Herald, 14 February 1992 Macleod, Di, Aspects of Australian Printmaking 1984-1994, Imprint, Vol30, No:1 August., ‘1995 Plant, Margaret, ‘Gnomes etc in the Garden: An Encounter with Compost’, Art & Australia 1996 Klaosen, Diane, Review/Overview, Siglo 7, Journal for the Arts, Issue 7, Writing Borders, ‘96/97 Hardwick, Dr Deanne, Australian Installation Art, Craftsman House, 2000 Martin-Chew, Louise, Australian Painting Now, Craftsman House, 2000 Martin-Chew, Louise, ‘The Thick Plottens’, Art & Australia, Vol 39, No:3, 2002 Australian Art In The National Gallery, NGA Publication, Editor Anne Gray, 2002 Killick, Stephen, Change, Volume 3, April 2013 Killick, Stephen, Change, Volume 4, October 2013 Yareah Magazine, ‘Unknown Landscapes in the Time of Climate Change’, July 11, 2014 James Gorman, ‘End of time – in art’, Central Sydney Magazine, August 13, 2014

Collections National Gallery of Australia Te Papa Museum of New Zealand Art Gallery of New South Wales Art Gallery of South Australia Art Gallery of Western Australia National Gallery of Victoria Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery QAGOMA Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Art Gallery of Ballarat British Museum Geelong Gallery Griffith University Art Collection La Trobe Regional Gallery Mildura Arts Centre Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery Queensland University of Technology Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery University of Queensland Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery Warrnambool Art Gallery Wollongong Art Gallery The Harland Collection Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery Warrnambool Art Gallery Wollongong Art Gallery The Harland Collection



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