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Martin King

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Born Melbourne 1957

1994-2008
Senior Printer, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne
1996-2002
Master of Fine Arts, Monash University, Gippsland
1982
Postgraduate Diploma Fine Art, Sydney College of the Arts
1978
Graduate Diploma Fine Art and Design, Caulfield Institute of Technology
2000
Third Australian Print Symposium, Canberra
1995
Exhibited and travelled in China and India.
Work and travel in Kimberley region WA. and Melville Island, NT.
1994
Artist in Residence, Teenage Roadshow Company, Kimberley's WA
1993-1994
Part time Lecturer in Printmaking, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne,
1990

Part time Lecturer in Printmaking, Victoria College, Melbourne.

1989

Artist in Residence, Teenage Roadshow Company, Outback NSW

1988-89
Consultant - Art Installations, New Parliament House, Canberra
1988
Artist in Residence, Teenage Roadshow Company, Outback NSW, QLD, NT
1986-87

Part time Lecturer, Graphic Investigation, Canberra School of Art

1985
Part time Lecturer, Lithography and Etching, Warrnambool Institute of Advanced Education
1984
Lived and worked in France, Spain and London
1983
Artist in Residence, M Karolyi Foundation, Vence, France
1982

Part time Tutor, Printmaking, Sydney College of the Arts

1980-81
Part time Tutor, Drawing and Painting, Darwin Institute of Technology, Darwin.

Solo Exhibitions:

2008
Recent prints, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal India
‘slowly disappearing darling’ Port Jackson Press, Melbourne
2007
‘slowly disappearing darling’ Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
South Georgia Island, Sub Antarctica, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
South Georgia Island, Sub Antarctica King St Gallery on Burton, Sydney
2005
Plain Song, Port Jackson Press, Melbourne
Recent work, prints and paintings. King St Gallery on Burton, Sydney
2004
Works on Canvas and Paper , Maroondah Art Gallery, Melbourne
2003
First Rain , Span Galleries, Melbourne

First Rain, King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney

First Rain: Works on Paper , Port Jackson Press, Melbourne
2002
Recent Work, Lake Gallery, Paynesville.
2001
Recent Work, King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney
Going Over Old Ground, Mass Gallery, Melbourne
Recent Work, Stephen Mcaughlan Gallery, Melbourne.
Antipodes Gallery, Sorrento
2000
Geodesy, Span Gallery, Melbourne
Recent Works on Paper, Motoworks Gallery, Melbourne
1999
Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne

King Street Gallery on Burton Sydney

1998
An Installation of Paintings St Stephens Church Richmond

Footnote Allison Kelly Gallery, Melbourne

1997
Stephen McLaughlin Gallery , Melbourne
King Street Gallery on Burton , Sydney
Adelaide Central Art Gallery , Adelaide
Fremantle Arts Centre , Fremantle
1995
King Street Gallery on Burton , Sydney
1994
Gallery Rhumbarallas , Melbourne
Adelaide Central Art Gallery , Adelaide
'Recent Prints' , East Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne
1993
Darren Knight Gallery , Melbourne, Launch of artists book
'seven songs seven etchings'
1986
Robin Gibson Gallery , Sydney
Dorettes Gallery , Canberra
1984
Galleria La Sirena , Barcelona, Spain
Tartessos' Galleria , Cadaques, Spain
1983
Christine Abrahams Gallery , Melbourne
1982
Robin Gibson Gallery , Sydney
Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
Group Exhibitions:
2008
Fremantle Print Award , Fremantle, WA
Tattersalls Prize , Queensland
Artists Ink, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool
2007

Printed, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool.

The Bird Show, MARS Gallery, Melbourne

2006

Salon De Montsalvat Montsalvalt Gallery, Melbourne

South Georgia Sub Antarctica Dickerson Gallery, Sydney

South Georgia Sub Antarctica, Mars Gallery Melbourne,

Broken Hill Outback Art Prize, Broken Hill Regional Gallery (First prize)

2005

Winter Collection, Port Jackson Press Gallery, Melbourne

ALTITUDE, Sheparton Art Gallery, Sheparton. VIC

MLC Acquisitive Art Exhibition, MLC Melbourne.

2004

Contemporary Australian Prints, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Collectors Exhibition, Port Jackson Press, Melbourne

ALTITUDE, Dantesc Upstairs Gallery, Melbourne

2004 National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsular Regional Gallery

MLC Aquisitive Art Exhibition, Methodist Ladies College,Melbourne (Acquired)

Recent Acquisitions, Deakin University Art Collection, Stonington Stables Museum of Art

Practice in Progress, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, Melbourne

23, Port Jackson Press, Melbourne.

2004 Artist for Kids, Jackman Gallery, Melbourne.

Melbourne Affordable Art Fair, Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne

Drawing Dust/ALTITUDE, Maroondah Art Gallery, Melbourne

2003

Geodesy:Carleton Digital Arts Festival 2003, Bilou Art Gallery, Carelton College, Minnesota,USA

Drawing Dust, Span Galleries, Melbourne, John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong, Redgate Gallery, Beijing, China

R MMcGivern Art Prize, Marooondah Art Gallery, Melbourne

Asia Print Adventure, Hokkaido Museum of Contemporary Art, Saporro, Japan

People in a Landscape, Contemporary Australian Prints, Manege Exhibition Hall, St Petersburg, Russia, United Nations, Geneva, Cannakale State fine Art Gallery, Turkey.

Australian Works on Paper Fair, Sydney

MLC Aquisitive Art Exhibition, Methodist Ladies College,Melbourne

2002

People in a Landscape, Contemporary Australian Prints, Chiang Mai University and Art Gallery, Chiang Mai, Thailand, German Foreign Office, Berlin.

Terrain, Upstairs Gallery, Melbourne

King Street Gallery on Burton, Span Gallery, Melbourne

Artists Books, Stables Gallery, Deakin University, Hawthorn.

Exhibition, Motorworks Gallery, Melbourne Grammar School.

2001

New Wave, Port Jackson Press, Melbourne

Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney.

Some Artists Books, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne

People in a Landscape, Contemporary Australian Prints, Barefoot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Earl Lu Gallery, La Salle SIA College of the Arts, Singapore. Silpakorn University Gallery, Thailand.

Minutiae, Australian Print Workshop

Art By Gum, Herring Island, Melbourne

Exquisite Corps, City of Monash Art Gallery, Melbourne.

2000

In Passing, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale

Sixth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne

People in a Landscape, Contemporary Australian Prints, Cultural Centre of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines. Holmes a Court Gallery, Perth

The 15th Annual Asian Art Exhibition, Tainan Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taiwan

Proof Positive, Gold Treasury Museum, Old Treasury Building, Melbourne

1999-2001

We Are Australian, Travelling Exhibition, Australia Capital Cities.

1999

Exquisite Corpse, Bendigo Art Gallery

Travelling Around, John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong

Mapping our Countries, Djamu Gallery, Australian Museum Sydney

Impressions Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne

1999 National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsular Regional Gallery

The 3rd Australian Paper Awards, George Adams Gallery, Melbourne

The 4th Kochi International Triennial of Prints, Japan

1998

Look Again, National Gallery of Victoria

Australian Prints, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Transformations: The fine art print and the computer. RMIT Gallery

Asia Print Adventure, Hokkaido Museum of Contemporary Art, Saporro, Japan

National Works on Paper Award, Mornington Peninsular Art Gallery.

Asia Print Adventure 1998,Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan.

Decalogue- a catalogue of Ten Years of Australian Printmaking 1987-1997 Metropolitan Museum of Seoul, Korea

“Skin Culture”, George Gallery, Melbourne, John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong

Creation Gallery, Beijing

Made in Cuba, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Leviathan Building, Melbourne.

Sale Regional Art Gallery Sale.

1997

Prints from the A.P.W., British Museum, London, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne

8 th International Biennial of Print & Drawing Exhibit, R.O.C. Taipei, Taiwan

Rena Allen Jonesprint award, Warrnambool,

John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong.

King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney.

Works on Paper, Stephen McLaughlin Gallery, Melbourne.

Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, W.A.

Australian Printmedia Awards, Casula Powerhouse, Campbelltown,

Geelong Print Prize, Geelong

Williamstown Festival Invitation Print Prize, Williamstown

1996

Australian Printmaking in the 1990s, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne

Mornington Peninsular Art Gallery Invitation Prize

International Artists Book Fair, Graham Galleries, Brisbane

International Artists Book Fair, Barbican Centre, London

A Four Art, West Space, Melbourne

Kids For Culture Trust Exhibition, George Gallery, Melbourne

Artists Books, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne

Gallery Artists , King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney.

1995

"Making their Mark" Ten Artists from China , U.S.A. Australia.

Wan Fung Gallery, Beijing, China, Meridian Gallery, Melbourne.

International Interstate, King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney.

NON, Greenpeace fundraising exhibition, Ether Ohnetitel, Melbourne.

"Halter of this world" Installation, Roar studios 2, Melbourne.

Fremantle Print Award , Fremantle, WA.

Alice Springs Invitation Art Award, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs.

"Past its Shelf Life", Meridian Gallery, Melbourne.

Nillumbik Invitation Art Award, Eltham.

"Partners in Print" Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne

Bharat Bhavan International Biennale of Prints, Bhopal, India

Gallery Artists Exhibition, King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney

Australia Felix, Benalla Arts Festival Benalla.

1994

Blake Prize, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

King street Gallery on Burton, Sydney

'Reinventing the Grid' Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne

Conrad Jupiter's Gold Coast Invitation Art Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast

Fourth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne

1993
Original Prints, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney.

Partners in Print, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne

1992

'Transitional Times Plus', RMIT Gallery, Melbourne

Fleur Montgomery Gallery, Melbourne

1991
Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, W.A.
1990

'Conflict of Interest', Canberra Contemporary Art Space

Diamond Valley Invitation Art Award, Melbourne

Mornington Print Prize, Mornington Peninsula Art Gallery

1989

Diamond Valley Invitation Art Award, Melbourne

Reconnaissance Gallery, Melbourne

'Beneath the Surface', selected works from ARCO Coal Collection
1988-89

'10:1 Print Project', Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra

Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery

Print Council of Australia Gallery, Melbourne. Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney

1987
'Salon Coda', Bitumen River Gallery, Canberra
1986
'Time and Place', Canberra School of Art Gallery
1985

Invitation Drawing Exhibition, Tokyo, Okinawa, Sunday City, Japan

1984
Joan Miro International Drawing Prize , Miro Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
1983
'Exposition', M Karolyi Foundation, Vence, France
1982
'Exhibition 10' , Print Council of Australia, Melbourne
1979

'Five Printmakers', Oz Print Gallery, Melbourne

1978

Printmakers and Sculptors , Hawthorn City Art Gallery, Melbourne

Awards and Commissions:

2008
Fremantle Print Award, Acquired by Little Creatures collection
2006-7
Commission Prints, Royce Hotel, Melbourne
2006
Works on Paper Prize, Salon de Montsalvat, Montsalvat Gallery
First Prize, Outback Art Prize, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
2003
First Prize. Inaugural R M McGivern Art Prize, Maroondah Art Gallery
2002
Arts Victoria Grant, Drawing DustExhibition
Print commission, Crown Hotel Tower 2, Crown Casino, Melbourne
1999

3 rd Prize 4 th Kochi International Trienniale of Prints, Japan

1997
2 nd Prize, Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, W.A.
1996

Print commission, Crown Hotel Tower, Crown Casino, Melbourne.

1994
Honourable Mention, Bharat Bhavan International Print
Biennale, India
1990
Member Print Commission, Print Council of Australia
1983
Visual Arts Board Overseas Studio, Owen Tooth Memorial Cottage,
Vence, France
1978
Arches Rives, 'Works on Paper' Award
Film and Documentary:
2008
Antarctic Oasis, a haunting journey, ABC TV, February 2008

 

Bibliography;

Margueritte Brown, ‘slowly disappearing darling’, Art Monthly, June 2008

Colin Vickery, ‘Drawing Inspiration, Drawing Strength, Herald Sun, June 3rd 2008

Megan Backhouse, Around the Galleries, The Age June 7th 2008

Flight of fancy, The AGE, Domain, June 7, 2008

Penny Webb The Sunday AGE, July 2007

International Art and Culture, Escape Magazine, March /April 2007

Happening Fanfare, Asia,Prestige Magazine Hong Kong, April 2007

Steve Meacham, After the hunters, a gentle land, Sydney Morning Herald , November 17 2006

Mary O’Brien,Paradise Regained, The Age, August 1 2006

Harbant Gill, Putting the seal on wild wandering, Herald Sun, August 14 2006

Damian Smith, South Georgia Island, Exhibition Catalogue,Mars Gallery, July 2006

Lesley Harding, Exhibition catalogue, Plainsong, Port Jackson Press, September 2005

Sasha Grishin, Profiles in Print-Martin King, Craft Arts International, No. 63 2005

Megan Backhouse, Galleries, The Age (Melbourne) magazine, Issue # 11, September 2005

Caroline Field, The Coming of the Rains, PrintmakingToday, International Magazine of Graphic Art, Vol 14, #2 2005

Jeff Makin, Winter Collection 2005 Catalogue, Port Jackson Press, June 2005

Caroline Field, Wings of a Plane, Imprint, Winter 2004,Vol 39 No.2

Wandjina @ Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Independent Review, Tuesday 20 July 2004

Ashley Crawford,Martin King: First Rain Series, The Sunday Age, February 4 th 2004

Cathy Prior, Studio Collaborations, The Australian, January 27 th 2004

Artist Exceed Expectations, Maroondah Journal, July 8 th 2003

Going Over Old Ground, Coast and Country, Spring, 2002

Peter Timms, Artists taken to book, The Age, April 11,2001,

Anna Clabburn, The Eagles Calligraphy, Geodesy Exhibition catalogue,2000

Anne Virgo, People in a Landscape, Exhibition catalogue, The Asialink Centre, University of Melbourne, 2000

Sebastian Smee, Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, March 11 2000

Tristan Humphries and Leslie Harding, Old Skins and New Ceremonies, The Australian Art Paper Awards 1999

Sasha Grishin, Many exciting uses of paper The Canberra Times, Nov 20 1999

Kerry-Anne Cousins, Muse December 1999

Anna Clabburn, Return with Interest, The Age Wed 23 December 1998

Michael Wardell, Skin Culture Catalogue, George Gallery Melbourne 1998

Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan, Australian Prints, Art Gallery of NSW

Sheridan Palmer, Transformations, The fine art print and the computer, RMIT Gallery

Art and Australia, exhibition commentary, Vol 35 No. 3 1998

John Naylon, Exhibition Review, Adelaide Review, Oct 1997

Rena Allen Jones Print Award Catalogue, Warrnambool Art Gallery

Shell Fremantle Print Award catalogue 1997

Ted Snell, Much more to life than politics, The West Australian Sept 5 1997

Robert Rooney, The Australian, April 18, 1997

Susan McCulloch, Meditations on Landforms, Imprint. Vol.32 No 1 1997

Sasha Grishin, Australian Printmaking in the 1990s, Craftsman House 1997

Ruth Megaw, 'Images of ever-changing world', The Adelaide Advertiser, January 25, 1996

Terry Whelan, Exhibition review, Asian Art News, Sept/Oct. 1995.

Peter Timms, Sun Herald, June 1995

Robert Rooney, The Weekend Australian, June 1995

Anna Clabburn, `A gutsy dialogue kept in balance`, Business Review Weekly, June 19, 1995

Sasha Grishin, `Three Cultures`, Art Monthly, July 1995 No.81

Paul Stewart,` Taking a line on Asian art`, Sunday Herald Sun, June 25, 1995

Daphne Guinness, `Gallery Slaves`, Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald, June 24, 1995

Lakshmi Venkatraman, `Bhopal makes its mark again`, The Hindu, May 28, 1995

Imprint, Volume 30 No.2 Winter 1990

Mangkaja, Exhibition catalogue, Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency, Fitzroy Crossing, 1995

Ann Virgo, From Fitzroy to Fitzroy Crossing, Imprint, Vol 30 No.1 Autumn 1995

Sue Mculloch, Asian Sculpture News, Vol 1 No 1 1995

Elwyn Lynn, The Weekend Australian, December 1994

Art and Australia, Exhibition commentary, Vol 32 No. 2 Summer 1994

Elwyn Lynn, The Weekend Australian, November 1994

Christopher Heathcote, The Age, October 1994

Gold Coast Bulletin, Weekend Review, September 1994

Rachel Kent, exhibition catalogue, Reinventing the Grid, August/September 1994

John Naylon, exhibition review, Adelaide Review, April 1994

Roger Taylor, exhibition catalogue, Gallery Rhumbarallas, Melbourne, 1994

Imprint, supplement to Imprint (commissioned prints) Spring Edition, 1990

John H Massy, 'Beneath the Surface', exhibition catalogue, Queensland Art Gallery, 1989

'Artists Making Prints', 1988, (Ed. Lillian Wood), Print Council of Victoria, 1988

Artists and Galleries of Australia and New Zealand 1986, Max German, Sydney, 1986

Elwyn Lynn, exhibition review, Sydney Morning Herald, 30-31 August, 1988

'The Printmakers', Art and Australia, Volume 21, No 1, 1983

'Exhibition Commentary', Art and Australia, Volume 20, No.3, 1983

Sandra McGrath, The Weekend Australian Magazine, 14-15 August, 1982

Max Darby, Printmaking, Education Department of Victoria, 1982

Australian Printmaking Directory, 1982, (Ed. Lillian Wood), Print Council of Victoria, 1982

 

Collections:

British Museum, London U.K

Carleton College Library, Minesotta, USA.

Bharat Bhavan Museum, Bhopal, India

Australian National Gallery

National Gallery of Victoria

Art Gallery of N.S.W

Art Gallery of South Australia

RACV Art Collection

University College of Southern Queensland

Artbank

Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences

Deakin University Art Collection

Mornington Peninsular Regional Gallery

Warrnambool Art Gallery

Tamworth City Gallery

Lismore Regional Art Gallery

Mackay Regional Art Gallery, Mackay

Maroondah Art Galley

James Hardie Collection

Queensland State Library

Nillumbik Art Collection

Northern Territory University

Arco Coal Collection

Australian National Bank

MLC, Melbourne

Geelong Art Gallery

Eltham Collage

Victorian College of the Arts

Print Council of Australia

Allen, Allen & Hemsley

Education Department of Victoria

Faulding Collection, Adelaide.

Australian Print Workshop

Gippsland Art Gallery

Maquarie Bank