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Alan Young


Alan Young was was born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1980 and came to Tasmania with his family in 1987. He completed his tertiary study at UTAS (Hobart Campus) and graduated with a Master of Fine Art (Research). In 2005, he won the Moorilla scholarship, funded by Mona and in 2007 was awarded an artist-in-residence studio at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne.

He lived in Melbourne from 2007 to 2009 and is now living and working in Hobart.


Born 1980 Living and working in Hobart, Tasmania.


Tertiary Study:                    

2005              Master of Fine Art (Research)   University of Tasmania (Hobart)

2002               Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons )  University of Tasmania (Hobart )

199-2001       Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting ) University of Tasmania (Hobart )


Grants /Scholarships/Residencies/ Prizes:

2015              Australian Council Project Grant

2012              Winner, Bay of Fires Art Prize, judged by Glenn Barkley, Professor Marie

Sierra and Robert Owen

Artsbridge Grant for Travel, Arts Tasmania

2011-12          Professional Development Grant, Arts Tasmania.

Artist in Residence, Arts Tasmania, 146 Elizabeth Street, Hobart

Artist in Residence, at Mission, NG Gallery, Chippendale, NSW

2007-2008     Artist in Residence, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne

2007              Winner, Burnie Art Prize, Anesthetist’s Award.

2005-2006     MONA Scholarship, Tasmania

2004              NAVA artists grant, for exhibition at Carnegie Gallery, Hobart

1998              Winner, Elizabeth College Hobart, Product Dynamics Art Prize.


Selected Finalist in:

2017             University of Queensland National Self-portrait Prize (By invitation)

2016             Fleurieu Food and Wine Prize, South Australia

R and M McGivern Prize, Ringwood Victoria

2015             Lloyd Rees Art Prize, Colville Gallery, Hobart

2014             Glover Art Prize, Evandale, Tasmania

Kogarah Art Prize, NSW

Gold Coast Art Prize, Gold Coast Arts Centre Queensland

Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown, NSW

2013             Semi-finalist, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

Paddington Art Prize, Sydney

Hobart City Art Prize, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Hobart

Lloyd Rees Memorial Art Prize, Colville Gallery Hobart

2012             Redlands Art Awards, Queensland

AAA National Art Prize, Sydney.

2011             Agendo Art Prize, Emerging Artists under 35, Hellier Gallery, Melbourne

Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Art Centre, NSW

Casella Art Prize, Griffith Regional Art Gallery, Griffith, NSW  

2010             Off The Wall, Emerging Artist Showcase, Art Melbourne

Calleen Art Prize, Cowra Regional Gallery, NSW

2009             Publishers’ Cup Cricket Art Prize, Sydney Cricket Ground

Poimena Art Award, Art Gallery, Launceston Church Grammar School
Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship, Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney

Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize, Substation Arts Centre, Melbourne

Archangel Art Prize, St Michael’s School, St Kilda, Melbourne

2008             Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship, Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney
Williamstown Contemporary Art Prize, Substation Arts Centre, Melbourne

2007             Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award, Centrehouse, Lane Cove, NSW

Agendo Art Prize, Emerging Artists under 35, Gardener Gallery, Melbourne

2006             Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship, Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney

Fletcher Jones Contemporary Art Prize, Geelong Gallery, Geelong, Victoria

2005             Hobart City Art Prize, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart


Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2016             Dance, Moonah Arts Centre, Hobart

2015             Dance Like Everybody is Watching, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston.

2014             Young and Modern, Ray Hughes Gallery, Surry Hills, NSW

Extra Sensory, LARQ Gallery, Queenstown, Tasmania

2013              Persona, Top Gallery Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania

2012             One of a Kind, Gallery Parnella, St Helens, Tasmania

2012             Upbeat 146 Arts Space, Arts Tasmania, Hobart

Mapping, Ray Hughes Gallery, Surry Hills, NSW

2011             Neighbourhood, Wallspace, Arts Tasmania, Hobart

Stories, Red Wall Gallery, Republic Bar, Hobart

2008             One of a Kind, Victoria Park Gallery, ARI, Melbourne

2007             Nobody’s Perfect, Despard Gallery, Hobart

2006             Wine, Dance, Song, Moorilla Scholarship Exhibition, TMAG, Hobart.

2005             MFA Submission, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart

2003             Drawings, Entrepot Gallery Hobart

                     New Paintings, Red Wall Gallery, Hobart


Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017              Edition 2, Penny Contemporary Gallery, Hobart

                      Glover in Arcadia, The Barn, Ronsy Farm, Hobart )

2016              Heritage Month, Clarendon House, Evansdale, Tasmania

2013             Life’s a Beach, Ray Hughes Gallery

2012             Jun Chen and Gallery artists Sydney and stock shows, Ray Hughes Gallery

2009             Something I Said, Helen Gory Gallery, Melbourne

2007              Collecting for Tasmania 11, Devonport Regional Gallery



2016             Gallery sign, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart.

2014             Courtyard Design, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart



                     Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Devonport Regional Art Gallery

MONA, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne. Ray Hughes Collection, Sydney


Selected Bibliography:

2015           Mary Machen, Artist in Tune with Dancing, The Examiner, November7

2014           Anna Johnson, Young and Modern, Sydney Morning Herald.01/02

Lucy Hawthorne, Extra Sensory, Tas Wrap, Art Collector. Issue 68

Jason Thomas, Home is where the art is, The Advocate, 27/05 p24

Glen Barkley& Raymond Arnold, Extra Sensory Catalogue.

2012           Arts Hub Alan Young wins the first Bay of Fires Art Prize, 10/06

Cherie Cooper, Art Prize Winner Inspired to Tell Stories. UTAS magazine.

2010           James Makin, Off the Wall Art Melbourne, Catalogue.

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Garden Path, a painting by Zsuzsa Kollo, 2010
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Specialising in modern and contemporary Tasmanian and Australian artists.

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