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Josh Simpson

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Josh Simpson holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours from the University of Tasmania. In 2016 he was selected for the Bayside, Bruny Island and the Fleurieu Food and Wine art prizes. In 2017, Josh was a resident artist for The Hound in The Hunt Exhibition at Mona in Tasmania and was the co-coordinator of the Brunswick Studio Walk (Melbourne).

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Education

2012: University of Tasmania: Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours First-Class)

2006 – 2009: University of Tasmania: Combined degree: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017:   Out of Sight, Colville Gallery, Hobart

Destination Strange, Arcade, Melbourne

2016:   There is no Other, Colville Gallery, Hobart

2014:   Hyper Paradise, Rubicon, Melbourne

2008:   The Horse of Perception, Entrepot Gallery, Hobart

 

Awards

2014    Hornsby Art Prize, highly commended

RSG Open Art Prize, highly commended

2013:   Artery Professional Practice Award

 

Finalist Shows

2016:   The Bruny Island Art Prize, Alonnah Exhibition Hall, Bruny Island, Tasmania

RACT Portraiture Prize, Long Gallery, Sawtooth, Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmanian

The Fleurieu Food and Wine Art Prize, McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Visitors Centre, South Australia

Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, BACC Gallery, Victoria

2015:   RACT Portraiture Prize, Long Gallery, Sawtooth, Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmanian

Agendo Art Prize, St Heliers Gallery, Melbourne

Lloyd Rees Art Prize, Colville Gallery, Hobart

Moreton Bay Region Art Awards, Pine Rivers Gallery, Queensland

2014:   Hornsby Art Prize, Wallarobba Arts and Culture Centre, New South Wales

RACT Portraiture Prize, Long Gallery, Sawtooth, Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmanian

Moreton Bay Region Art Awards, Pine Rivers Gallery, Queensland

2013:   RACT Portraiture Prize, Long Gallery, Sawtooth, Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmanian

2009:   Burchalls Tertiary Art Prize, NEW Gallery, Launceston

2007:   Accommodation Services Art Prize, University of Tasmania, Hobart

 

Group Shows

2017:   Contemporary Artworks, West End Art Space (in conjunction with Colville Gallery), Melbourne

Beneath Brunswick, Soma Artspace, Melbourne

2016:   11th Annual Gallery Artists Exhibition, Colville Gallery, Hobart

Hound in the Hunt: Optical Aids in Art, Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Tasmania

2015:   10th Annual Gallery Artists Exhibition, Colville Gallery, Hobart

Mad Minute, Rubicon, Melbourne

Moreland Summer Show, Science Friction, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne

Young Moderns II, Colville Gallery, Hobart

Long Weekend, Trocadero, Melbourne

2014:   9th Annual Gallery Artists Exhibition, Colville Gallery, Hobart

Constance Goes Postal, Constance ARI, Hobart

Moreland Summer Show, Speak Out, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne

PAINT, Ruffian Gallery, Melbourne

Small Works, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

RSG Open Art Prize, Ragland Street Gallery, Melbourne

Blueprint, Brunswick Art Space, Melbourne

Domestos, Tinning St Presents, Melbourne

Young Moderns, Colville Gallery, Hobart

Entry, Brunswick Art Space, Melbourne

2013:   8th Annual Gallery Artists Exhibition, Colville Gallery, Hobart

40×40, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

Moreland Summer Show, Current Tendencies, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne

Click, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

Selected works from Owls Are so Passé, Hobart Airport, Colville Gallery, Hobart

2012:   Honours & MFAD Exhibition, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart

2010:   The City of Joondaulp Community Art Exhibition, Perth

Mixed Tape, Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart

Selected works exhibited at Cube Art & Design, Hobart

2009:   Future Legends Graduate Exhibition, University of Tasmania, Hobart

Rainy Days, Cube Art & Design, Hobart

Petite Painting Prize, University of Tasmania, Hobart

Primed, University of Tasmania FAG Exhibition, Hobart

2008:   Petite Painting Prize, University of Tasmania, Hobart

 

Residencies

2017-16: Artist in resident, Hound in the Hunt: Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Tasmania

2016:   Mountain Seas AIR, Flinders Island, Tasmania

Ne Na Contemporary Art Space AIR, Chiang Mai, Thailand

 

Coordination/Curation

2017:   Brunswick Studio Walk (co-coordinator), Melbourne

2016:   Landmarks Art Walk (in conjunction with the Counihan Gallery) (co-coordinator), Melbourne

University of Chiang Mai, guest lecturer, Multidisciplinary Department

Brunswick Studio Walk (co-coordinator), Melbourne

2015:   Long Weekend, Trocadero, Melbourne

Vision Australia Leadership Summit (artistic director), Melbourne

Studio 23a Open Studio (co-coordinator), Melbourne

2014:   Blueprint, Brunswick Art Space, Melbourne

Studio 23a Open Studio (co-coordinator), Melbourne

 

Publications / Broadcasts

Mark Holsworth, Black Mark, Melbourne Art and Culture Cretic, Brunswick Studio Walk 2017, https://melbourneartcritic.com/2017/02/27/brunswick-studio-walk-2017/ February 27, 2017,

Hannah Francis, The Age, Behind the scenes with Melbourne’s Makers, February 23, 2017 p.10

Moreland Leader, Studio Walk, February 20, 2017, p.5

Mark Holsworth, Black Mark, Melbourne Art and Culture Cretic, Brunswick Studio Walk, http://melbourneartcritic.com/2016/02/29/brunswick-studio-walk/, February 29, 2016,

Peter Reynolds, The Moreland Leader, Studio Walk to Delight, February 1, 2016 p.11

RACT Portraiture Prize catalogue, Tasmanian Regional Arts, 2015 p.20

Erik Yvon, Hyper Paradise, http://erik-yvon.com/hyper-paradise-by-josh-simpson/, Nov, 2014

RACT Portraiture Prize catalogue, Tasmanian Regional Arts, 2014 p.24

Bridget Hickey and Elissa Ritson, artist’s interview, Plain Air Edge Radio, February 27, 2014

RACT Portraiture Prize catalogue, Tasmanian Regional Arts, 2013 p.20

Clyde Selby, The Mercury Sunday Magazine, Gallery Watch, September 14, 2013, p. 22-23

Journeys, RACT Roadside Magazine, Who is the Emerging Face of Tasmanian Art, August -September, 2013, p.27

Honours and Masters of Fine Art catalogue, Tasmanian School of Art, 2012, p.24 -25

Future Legends, Tasmanian School of Art 2009 Graduate Exhibition, p.67

Find this artist’s work
Garden Path, a painting by Zsuzsa Kollo, 2010
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Galleries

91a Salamanca Place, Battery Point

Specialising in modern and contemporary Tasmanian and Australian artists.