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ABOUT THE ARTIST

 

Craig Gough is an Australian Artist, who with his partner artist Wendy Stavrianos, operates under the collective title, 'Mt Gaspard Studios', which is located in Central Victoria near Maldon and Castlemaine.

Born in Perth, Western Australia in 1938, he had achieved a high degree of success with exhibitions and teaching at the Claremont School of Fine Art, writing art criticism for The Sunday Times newspaper, being a member of the Festival of Perth Art Committee and President of the Contemporary Art Society (W.A. Branch).

He moved to Melbourne to take up a Lectureship in Painting at Caulfield Institute of Technology (now Monash University) in 1974. He was appointed Head of Department in Fine Art and Senior Lecturer in Painting before leaving in 1994 to paint full time.

Along the way, he has won many awards and art prizes including the John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize, a painted tram, and a studio residency at 'il Paretaio', the Arthur Boyd Studio in Tuscany, Italy.

Extensive periods of travel through much of Europe and U.S.A. (especially New York) has given him the opportunity to study art in the world's great museums.
His works are in major public galleries, corporate, institutional and private collections in Australia and overseas.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2012 'Two Directions' (two person exhibition with Wendy Stavrianos.)
The Art Vault, Mildura. Vic.
2011 LaTrobe University Visual Arts Centre, View St, Bendigo, Resonance
2010 Woodbine Art Gallery, Malmsbury, Victoria, Responses and Variations
Victoria Racing Club, Flemington, Responses and Variations (major works)
2008 Woodbine Gallery,Malmsbury, Recent Works.
Three person exhibition(with Wendy Stavrianos and Robert Jacks), Penny School Gallery, Maldon, Victoria
2007 Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat,Victoria, Improvisation and Emotion
2006 Goya Gallery, Docklands, Melbourne, Recent Paintings.
Woodbine Gallery, Malmsbury, Recent Works.
2003 Barry Stern Gallery, Sydney. Suburban Ornament
Penny School Gallery, Maldon, Victoria. Suburban Garden- variations on a theme.
2002 Phyllis Palmer Gallery, La Trobe University, Faculty of Regional Development, Bendigo, Victoria. Suburban Ornament.
Bundoora Homestead, Federation Centre for the Arts, Melbourne, Suburban Ornament for La Trobe University Art Museum and Collections
2000 Span Galleries, Melbourne, Suburban Ornament.
Perth Galleries, Perth, W.A. Suburban Ornament.
1998 Joint Exhibition with Wendy Stavrianos, Band Hall Gallery/ Kyneton, Victoria
1997 Bendigo Regional Arts Centre, Victoria. Garden Series
1996 Solander Gallery, Canberra. Garden Series
1995 - 1996 Survey 1980-1990 (touring regional galleries in Victoria: Castlemaine, Warrnambool, McClelland Art Gallery, Shepparton and Ararat)
1995 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne. No Junk, Mail?
1990 B.M.G. Fine Art, Sydney. Tuscan Traveller.
1989 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne. Tuscan Traveller.
1987 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne. Melbourne Series.
1986 Anima Gallery, Adelaide. Merry-go round Series
1984 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne, Sandringham Series.
Quentin Gallery, Perth. Sandringham Series.
St. Kilda Library (drawings), St Kilda Charcoals.
Quentin Gallery, Perth, Sandringham, large works on paper Three person Exhibition (with Andrew Sibley and David Rankin), Quentin Gallery, Perth
Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne. Merry-go-round Series.
1983 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne, Sandringham Series.
Quentin Gallery, Perth. Sandringham Series.
1980 Gallery 52, Perth
1977 Warehouse Galleries, Melbourne Jazz Series,plus performance and jazz group.
1976 Collectors Gallery, Perth Lyrical Abstractions
1974 Stewart Gerstman Galleries, Melbourne. Lyrical Abstractions
1968, 1970, 1972 The Old Fire Station Gallery, Perth

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS AND INVITATION EXHIBITIONS

 

2012 'The Abstract Canvas'  Wilson St. Gallery at Danks.  Sydney. NSW.
'Contemporary Australian Drawing 2 ', University of The Arts, Wimbledon Gallery, London.
'One Hundred', (Drawing) Black Art Projects,  Langford Gallery.Melb. Vic.
2011 'Biting Issues' Castlemaine State Festival, Visual Arts Programme, Cascade Print Workshop, Maldon, Vic.
2010 'In(two) Art' Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW.
'Mt Alexander Shire Artists in Permanent Collection', Castlemaine Art Gallery, Vic.
'Grande Finale Exhibition', Adam Galleries, Melbourne.
2009 2009 'Reclaiming' Ballarat Fine Art Gallery.
'In House' Adam Galleries, Melb.
R and M McGivern Prize. Finalist.
2008 2008 Drawcard.National Art School,Sydney,fundraising exhibition,by invitation.
Hugh WHIiamson's Legacy. N.G.V. Federation Sguare.
Fletcher Jones Art Prize.Geelong Gallery. Finalist.
2007 Salon des Refuse.S.H.Ervin Gallery Sydney.
The John McCaughey Memorial Prize 50 Years.N.G.V. Fed. Sq.
2006 National Art School, Sydney, fundraising exhibition, by invitation
2005 National Art School, Sydney, fundraising exhibition, by invitation
2004 National Art School, Sydney, fundraising exhibition, by invitation
Heavenly Creatures,
Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, by invitation, curated by Meiissa Keys
2003 Adam Gallery, Melbourne, group exhibition
2002 Catalogue Exhibition, Barry Stern Gallery, Sydney
2001 Hedgehogs Exhibition, Castlemaine State Festival
2000 Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Print and Drawing Prize
exhibitor Celebrating the Exquisite Corpse, Bendigo Art Gallery and touring. Curated by Anonda Bell
1999 We Are Australian, by invitation, touring venues in Victoria, N.S.W., Queensland, S.A. and Tasmania
1998 Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Luna Park and the Art of Mass Delirium, by invitation and curated by Stephanie Holt
1997 Mulch and Metaphor, The Garden in Contemporary Art, Mornington Regional Art Gallery, Victoria, by invitation.
Geelong Print Prize, exhibitor.
Warrnambool Print Prize, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria.
Geelong Gallery Contemporary Art Prize, Victoria
Silk Cut Award for Linocutting exhibition, Melbourne.
Shell Fremantle Print Prize, exhibitor
Art in Time (Decorative Clock), by invitation and auction, Melbourne.
Decorative Mask, by invitation and auction, Melbourne.
Contemporary Printmakers from the Mt. Alexander Shire, Castlemaine Art Gallery, by invitation
1996 Tattersalls Club Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane
Still Life, Eva Breuer Gallery, Sydney, by invitation
1995 Save Albert Park, 9x5 exhibition, Melbourne, by invitation
1994 The Castlemaine Collection, Castlemaine, Victoria, by invitation
The Kyneton Collection, Piper Street, Kyneton, Victoria, by invitation
1993 Castlemaine Art Gallery, Victoria, James Farrell Self Portrait Award
exhibitor Shire of Kyneton Exhibition, Victoria, by invitation
1992, 1994, 1996 Mandorla Art Award, Religious Art Prize, Perth, by invitation
1992, 1994 Castlemaine Drawing Prize, exhibitor
1991 Maritime Art Award, exhibitor. Exhibition toured most states of Australia Castlemaine Art Gallery, Victoria. 10 regional artists, by invitation
1990 Scotchmans Hill Vineyard Art Prize, Geelong Art Gallery, exhibitor
1989 Kingfisher Art Prize, Gosford Art Gallery, N.S.W. by invitation. Curated by Laura Murray
Group Exhibition - Gallery Artists - BMG Fine Art Gallery, Sydney
1988 Episode I, selected invitation exhibition by Chisholm Art Staff (past and present) curated by Jenny Zimmer
1987 Gillian Jason Gallery, London, U.K. Four Australian artists: Craig Gough, Fred Cress, Lesley Dumbrell, Victor Majzner
1986 Victoria, Views by Contemporary Artists, touring exhibition curated by Joseph Pascoe
1986 Faber-Castell Award for Drawing, Sydney. Purchased for an international collection. Judge: Robert Lindsay
Gold Coast Acquisitive Art Prize. Drawing purchased. Judge: Joseph Brown
1985 Box Hill Acquisition Prize Exhibition, Winner (Drawing Prize). Judge: Jennifer Phipps
The First Decade, Victor Mace Gallery, Brisbane
1984 St. Kilda Art Prize, Winner. Judge: Patrick McCaughey
Chisholm Institute of Technology staff exhibition, McClelland Art Gallery, Langwarrin, Victoria
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Art Awards (Drawing), Perth, W.A, Winner. Judge: R. Heymans
1983 Caulfield Arts Centre, Victoria - invitation drawing exhibition
John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize, Melbourne by invitation. Winner at National Gallery of Victoria. Judges: P. McCaughey, R. Kemp, D. Rankin
1982 Survey invitation group exhibition - touring Bunbury and Busselton Regional Galleries, W.A.
Axiom Gallery, Melbourne - group exhibition
1981 Homage group exhibition, Victor Mace Gallery, Brisbane
Quentin Gallery, Perth, group exhibition, works on paper
1980 Still Life Group Exhibition, Victor Mace Gallery, Brisbane
Centenary Exhibition Buildings Art Prize ($17,000), Melbourne, by invitation
1979 Victorian Ministry of the Arts and Melbourne Tramways Board, invited to paint a tram
1978 Inaugural Sandringham/Beaumaris Art Award, acquisitive - winner. Judge: Roger Kemp
Capital Permanent Art Award, Geelong - exhibitor
1977 Capital Permanent Art Award, Geelong - exhibitor
1976 Alice Art Prize, Alice Springs, N.T. - exhibitor
1975 John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize, Melbourne - by invitation
1975-76 Sir William Angliss Art Awards, Melbourne - by invitation
1974-75-76 Inez Hutchinson Art Award, Victoria exhibitor. Hon. Mention each year
Judges: 1974 Patrick McCaughey; 1975 Robert Grieve; 1976 Fred Cress.
1974 Art Gallery of W.A, - W.A. Artists, Festival of Perth, by invitation
1973 Fremantle Art Centre, W.A, - 5 Screens exhibition, by invitation
1973 Selected by Art Gallery of W.A. to exhibit two paintings in the Concert Hall, Perth on the occasion of its Official Opening
1972 The Old Fire Station Gallery, Perth as part of the Festival of Perth - invited to exhibit five paintings in an exhibition of religious and liturgical art
1970 Flotta-Lauro Art Prize Exhibition, Sydney - exhibitor
1970-71-72 W.A.I.T. Invitation Art Exhibitions
1970 Bunbury Art Prize, W.A. Winner (Acquisitive). Judge: I. Templeman
1969, 1975 Tasmania Art Gallery Purchase Exhibition - exhibitor
1969 Meerilinga Art Exhibition, by invitation. Festival of Perth, five paintings
1968 Shaftsbury Art Prize, W.A., Honourable Mention. Judge: G. Grey-Smith
1966 Young Contemporaries National Exhibition, Perth
1966-67-68-69-70 Contemporary Art Society of Australia - exhibited in Perth
1968-69 Contemporary Art Society of Australia - exhibited in Brisbane
1966-67-68-69-70 Contemporary Art Society of Australia - exhibited in Sydney
1966 Religious Art Prize, Perth - Third prize
Judges: Archbishop of Perth, Rev. G. Appleton and I. Wroth
1966 Gallagher Portrait Prize, Sydney - selected for exhibition.
1966 University of W.A. Guild Exhibitions - won Rothmans Prize
1965 University of W.A. Guild Exhibitions - won Guild Prize
1960-1973 Perth Prize for Painting and Perth Prize for Drawing (International). Regular exhibitor W.A. Art Gallery
1960-61-62-63-64-65 Helena Rubinstein Portrait Prize - selected for exhibition. Award ceased 1965.
1960 Perth Prize for Paintings (and drawings international) - regular exhibitor, W.A. Art Gallery

 

AWARDS

 

2003 Artists Residency, 'Bundanon Trust', N.S.W.
1997 Silk Cut for Lino-Cut Prints (Print purchased)
Warrnambooi Print Prize (Print purchased)
1988 Visual Arts Board Studio, 'Il Paretaio', Palaia, Italy
1986 Bunbury Acquisition Prize (Drawing)
Gold Coast Art Prize (Drawing acquired)
1985 Box Hill Acquisition Prize Exhibition (Drawing)
Penleigh & Essendon Grammar School Art Award (Drawing)
Mornington Peninsula Art Award (Drawing)
1984 St. Kilda Art Prize
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Art Award (Drawing)
1983 John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize, National Gallery of Victoria - Winner
1978 Inaugural Sandringham/Beaumaris Art Award, Melbourne
1970 Bunbury Art Prize, W.A.
1966 Rothman's Prize/ University of W.A. Guild Exhibition
1965 Guild Prize, University of W.A. Guild Exhibition

 

COMMISSIONS

 

  Numerous corporate and private commissions including:
1998 Portrait of Bishop Noel Daly, Bishop of Sandhurst for Bendigo Cathedral/ Victoria
1986-87 Painting of Melbourne for inaugural Hugh Williamson Collection, National Gallery of Victoria
1979 A Painted Tram/ joint venture by Victorian Ministry of the Arts and the Melbourne Tramways Board
1973 Commissioned to paint one of 5 screens for 5 Screens exhibition at the Fremantle Arts Centre/ W.A.

 

COLLECTIONS

 

  Artbank
Australian Embassy, Saudi Arabia
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery,Victoria
Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
Box Hill City Council, Victoria
Bunbury Art Gallery, W.A.
Casey Hospital, Melbourne (Southern Health)
Castlemaine Art Gallery, Victoria
Curtin University, W.A.
Crown Casino, Melbourne
Faber-Castell, Germany
Fremantle Arts Centre, W.A.
Glasshouse Regional Art Gallery, Port Macquarie, NSW
Kyneton Shire Council, Victoria
LaTrobe University, Victoria
LaTrobe Valley Arts Centre, Victoria
Lindenderry at Red Hill, Victoria
Maroondah Art Gallery
McClelland Art Gallery, Langwarrin, Victoria
Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne (Southern Health)
Monash University, Melbourne
Mornington Peninsula Art Gallery, Victoria
Murdoch University, W.A.
National Gallery of Victoria
Newcastle City Art Gallery, N.S.W.
Bank West (formerly Rural & Industries Bank), Perth
Sandringham City Council, Victoria
Silk Cut Foundation - Duraloid Pty. Ltd., Victoria
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, W.A.
St. George's Cathedral, Perth
St. George's College, University of W.A.
St. Kilda City Council, Victoria
St. John of God Hospital, Ballarat Vic.
University of Western Australia
Victorian Ministry for the Arts
Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria
Wesfarmers, W.A.

Plus numerous corporate and private collections including Holmes a Court, Besen/Suzannes. Margaret Carnegie. Emamuel Hirsh. Price-Waterhouse.Eve Mahlab. Ryder-Hunt. Andre Whist, New York. Hong Kong Bank. Melbourne
Clinic/Richmond.

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

C. G. Hamilton, 'Rubinstein Portrait Winners on Show,' The West Australian, 7/6/61
Laurence Knott, 'Church to Run Art Contest,' (Painting - The Crucifixion reproduced). The Sunday Times (W.A.), 18/12/66
I. M. Mason, 'Exhibition by Five Dominated by Two,' The West Australian, 21/10/69
I.M. Mason, 'Pleasure in Display of Colour, Form,' The West Australian, 25/2/70
Murray Mason, 'Craig Gough Exhibition Successful,' The West Australian, 13/10/70
Cedric Baxter - Art - 'Reclining Nude,' reproduced The Sunday Independent, 1970
Murray Mason, 'Success for an Unlikely Union,' The West Australian, 13/9/72
Alan McCulloch, 'A Special Way of Seeing Things,' The Herald, 16/10/74
Patrick McCaughey, 'Selected Paintings from the Monash University Collection', Catalogue - "Expanding Blue" reproduced, March 1975
'Ten Caulfield Artists', Catalogue for exhibition at Monash University, Painting 'Zwang' reproduced, October 1975
Jeffrey Makin, 'Putting the Art Before the Course,' 8/10/75
Laurie Knott, 'Message in Boldness,' The Sunday Times, September 1976
Staff Reporter (Interview), 'Artist Aims to Disturb,' The West Australian, 17/2/77
Richard Jasas, 'Gough has Hot Colour Sense,' The Sunday Times (W.A.), 7/9/80
Robert Rooney, 'New Freedom in s ^ J Palette,' The Australian, April 1983
Sue McCulioch (Interview), 'Tough Entrance' Exam into Elusive, Exclusive Enclave,' The Australian, 20/4/83
Murray Mason, 'Maturity in Landscapes,' The West Australian, 11/7/83
Julie Prott - 'Stylistic Contradiction,' The Sunday Times, July 1983
James Mellon (Interview), Oral history recording. State Library of Victoria, 1984
Joseph Pascoe, 'Victoria, Views by Contemporary Artists' - Catalogue to exhibition touring regional galleries - Sandringham No. 21 reproduced, 1985
Julie Prott, 'Painter Opts for Nautical Overtones,' The Sunday Times (W.A.), 30/6/85
Murray Mason, 'Wider Visions from Gough/ The West Australian, 2/7/85
Ted Snell, 'Heavy Weather at Quentin,' Western Mail, 6/7/85
Heather Kennedy (Interview), 'Painted Trams, Merry-Go-Rounds and All That Jazz,' The Age, 27/7/85
Rod Carmichael, 'Images of Horses that Cavort Around Luna Park,' The Sun, 10/8/85
Ronald Millar - 'Here's To A Show Of Leading Talent,' The Herald, 1985
Jordan Rogers - "Equine Equilibrium Evoked/ The Richmond Times, 6/8/85
Neville Weston, 'A Rea! Sense of Style Evident in Three Shows/ The Advertiser (S.A.), 8/5/86
Peter Ward, 'Alien Landscapes that Leave Us in the Dark/ The Australian, May 1986
Maria Prendergast, 'Australian Art Diary, 1986' - St. Kilda drawing reproduced Catalogue
Chisholm Artists Staff Exhibition/ Photo and detail of Sandringham 23 reproduced, 1986
Murray Mason -'Inspiring Competition/ The West Australian Newspaper, 22/9/86
Gary Catalano, 'A Fusion of Impulses,' The Age, 27/5/87
Larry Berryman, 'Four Australian Artists,' Arts Review, Vol. XXXIX, No. 12, London, 19/6/87
Jenny Zimmer, 'Chilling Mix of Pain and Power,' The Age, September 1989
Bernard Hoffert, 'In Pursuit of the Ideal,' The Advocate, September 1989
Laura Murray, The Kingfisher Prize Exhibition' Catalogue - Rebirth reproduced, September/October 1989
Catalogue/Poster, The Horse Show', Heide Park and Art Gallery, Merry-Go-Round reproduced, 1989
Peter Timms - 'Off The Wall' - image of 'Garden Display' reproduced The Herald Sun, 4/4/95
Robert Nelson - 'In The Garden Something Is Stirring'- image of'Garden Display' reproduced The Age, 5/4/95
Staff Writer - 'A Decade Of Work Comes Together For Craig,' Midland Express, 16/5/95
Patrick Hutchings - 'Craig Gough/Art Page, Warrnambool Art Gallery, May, 1995
Daina Gray - 'Dynamic Gough/ The Standard, 4/7/95
Staff Writer - 'School Is Out But Art Is In,' Shepparton News, 25/9/96
Sonia Barron - 'Deriving Meaning From Life Itself - detail of image of 'No-Junk Mail'' reproduced Canberra Times, 13/10/96
Staff Writer - 'Artists On Hand For Exhibition Opening' - image of Florence From The Piazzale Michaelangelo No. 2, reproduced Ararat Advertiser, 9/11/96
Peter Timms - 'Still Tough For Gough' - image of Vertical Space Structure No. 2, reproduced Herald Sun, 11/12/96
Max Germaine, Artists and Galleries of Australia and New Zealand
Alan McCulloch, Encyclopaedia of Australian Art
Susan McCulloch, Revised edition. Encyclopaedia of Australian Art
Victorian Ministry for the Arts, Exhibition Catalogue, Transporting Art,' image on cover
Staff writer, 'Views of a City Icon,' Bendigo Advertiser, 19/4/97.
Leanne Matthews, 'Artists Find Rural Niche,' The Weekly Times, 12/8/98.
Staff writer, 'Entertainment Guide,' The Age, 24/3/00, 'Suburban Ornament' illustrated.
Rena Ellen Jones Memorial Print Award 1997, Catalogue, Image of The Esplanade, St. Kilda.
1997. Silk Cut Award, Catalogue, Image of The Esplanade, St. Kilda.
1998. Mask Auction, Catalogue, Image of Mask reproduced.
1999. 'We Are Australian,' image reproduced. 'Suburb'
Jeff Makin, 'Backlash Over Hot Works,' Herald Sun, 27/3/00 - 'Golden Choice' illustrated.
Zeida Cawthorne, 'Artist Reveals Passion For Green Fingers,' interview, Herald Sun, 27/3/00.
James Taylor, 'Down in the Garden,' images and article, Bendigo Advertiser, 6/7/06.
Barbara Kane,Fifty years of the John McCaughey Memorial Prize. catalogue, image of Sandringham series No 18 reproduced.2008.
Melanie Carlisle and Raye Collins.Hugh WJlliamson's Legacy ,catalogue.Image of Yarra Icon reproduced,2008.

 

PUBLICATIONS
Catalogues

No Junk Mail, P. A. Hutchings. Exhibition catalogue
Survey1980-1990, P. A. Hutchings. Exhibition catalogue
New New Images by Craig Gough, Invitation, P. A. Hutchings, Press Release/Notes for an exhibition
Improvisation and Emotion, Gordon Morrison and Craig Gough.Exhibition catalogue.