Bernard Ollis

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BORN
Bath, England 1951

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION
2016     Trevor Victor Harvey Galleries, Sydney, Australia
2015     Mitchell Galleries, Brisbane, Australia
2015    Penny Contemporary, Hobart, Australia
2015     Observations of Paris, NG Art, Sydney, Australia
2015    ‘The Australians’, 12 Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand (Three solo exhibitions; Johnny Romeo, Bernard        Ollis, Wendy Sharpe)
2015    ‘Painting For Antarctica – Wendy Sharpe and Bernard Ollis Follow Shackelton’, Australian National Maritime Museum and The Mawson’s Huts Foundation, Sydney
2015    ‘The Theatre of Life’, Buratti Fine Art, Perth
2014     ‘Le regard de deux Australiens’, L’Espace Beaujon, Paris, France.
2014    ‘Traveller’s Tales’, Tweed River Regional Gallery, NSW
2013     ‘A Town Like Paris’, Muk Muk Fine Art, travelling show to Alice Springs, Darwin, Brisbane
2013    ‘Paris Work’, Buratti Fine Art, Perth
2012 – 13    ‘Modern Living: Bernard Ollis’. A survey of the work of Bernard Ollis, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney
2012    ‘Paris Considered’, NG Art Gallery, Sydney
2012    ‘Parisian Reflections’, Letham Galleries, Auckland, NZ
2011    ‘Paris Revisited’, NG Art Gallery, Sydney
2011    ‘Major Works’, Buratti Fine Art, Perth
2010    ‘Italy’ 19Karen Contemporary Artspace Gold Coast, Queensland

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION
2015 -2016    ‘Shackleton’, The Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney
2015    ‘Private Lives – The Artist As Collector’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2011    Dobell Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2011    IN[TWO]ART, Maitland Regional Art Gallery touring exhibition
2010    Salon des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2010    ‘Tales from the City’, Two person exhibition with Wendy Sharpe, Orange Regional Art Gallery
2009    ‘Every Dog has its Day’, Letham Gallery Auckland NZ
2008    United Galleries, Perth WA
2008    Contemporary Drawing London University of the Arts Wimbledon Art Col, England
2008    ‘Vernissage’ Oxford Street Gallery, Melbourne Victoria
‘Drawcard’ National Art School Gallery, Sydney New South Wales
2007    ‘Fragile Planet’ NG Art Gallery, Sydney New South Wales
‘Salon des Refuses’ SH Ervin Gallery, New South Wales
SCEGGS Redlands Art Prize
Mosman Art Prize
‘There is no place like home’ NG Art Gallery, Sydney New South Wales
2006    Hong Ik University Gallery, Seoul South Korea
2005     ‘Drawcard’ Cell Block Theatre National Art School, Sydney New South Wales
‘Dog Trumpet’ Michael Nagy Gallery, Sydney New South Wales
‘Drawing the Line’ Cell Block Theatre National Art School (academic staff exhibition)
Art Space, Bendigo Victoria
Lake Macquarie Invitation Prize, University Gallery Sydney NSW

AWARDS AND PRIZES
2008     Australian Embassy, Artist-in-Residence Studio, Cairo Egypt
2005    Conrad Jupiter Art Prize Gold Coast City Art Gallery Queensland
2000    Olympic Arts Festival
1992    Selected by Melbourne Theatre Company for season’s brochure
1989    Selected for Sydney Children’s Choir catalogue
1988    Heritage Arts Festival Award, Queensland
1984    Visual Arts Board Australia, Council Grant
1983    Commissioned series of paintings for Napoleon Brandy Advertising Campaign
1982    Gold Coast City Art Awards, Queensland
1977    Sir Fredrick Richards’s Travelling Scholarship (drawing), UK
1976    John Minton International Painting Prize, London UK
1975    Artist-in-residence Maltese Studio International Youth Arts Festival British representative
Artist-in-residence Paris Studio Cité Internationale des Arts France

COLLECTIONS
Art Bank, Sydney NSW
Australian National Gallery, Canberra ACT
Bathurst Arts Centre, Bathurst NSW
Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo Victoria
Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Collection, Victoria
Cultural Centre, Valetta Malta
Darwin University, Northern Territory
Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers Paradise Queensland
Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton NSW
Herald Sun Art Collection, Melbourne Victoria
McGregor Collection University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba Queensland
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
National Art School, Sydney NSW
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Victoria
New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale NSW
Orange Art Gallery, Orange NSW
Parliament House, Canberra ACT
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane Queensland
Royal College of Art, London UK
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Victoria
The Commonwealth Institute, London UK
Welsh Arts Council, Cardiff Wales

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