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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Michael McWilliams
















Michael McWilliam's works from his studio in Perth, outside of Launceston, Tasmania. A visual arts graduate at the University of Tasmania, his exhibition, Mixed Company, at Handmark Gallery was his 13th solo exhibition.

Michael is twice overall winner of the Waterhouse National History Art Prize, Museum of South Australia; winner of the Glover Art Prize and numerous other awards including finalist in the Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of NSW in 2008 and 2010.





Michael McWilliams won the Waterhouse Natural History art prize for his painting 'Bandicoot Playground'.


QUALIFICATIONS

1978 Bachelor of Arts (Visual Art), University of Tasmania
1977 Diploma of Education, University of Tasmannia









PRIZES
2011 Glover Art Prize, Evandale, Tasmania, Curator: Jane Deeth
2010 Glover Art Prize, Evandale, Tasmania, Curator: Jane Deeth
2010 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
2008 Overall Winner, Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, Museum of South Australia
2008 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
2008 Glover Art Prize, Evandale, Tasmania, Curator: Jane Deeth
2008 Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize
2007 Glover Art Prize, Evandale, Tasmania, Curator: Jane Deeth
2006 Glover Art Prize, Evandale, Tasmania, Curator: Jane Deeth
2005 Overall Winner, Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, Museum of South Australia
2005 Island Art Prize, Ten Days on the Island, Curator: Catherine Wolfhagen
2005 Glover Art Prize, Evandale, Tasmania, Curator: Jane Deeth
2004 Winner, Glover Art Prize, Evandale, Tasmania, Curator: Jane Deeth
2002 Tasmanian Art Award, Eskleigh, Tasmania
2001 Tasmanian Art Award, Eskleigh, Tasmania
2000 Winner, City of Burnie Art Exhibition – Lactos Award for Oil or Acrylic
2000 Tasmanian Art Award, Eskleigh, Tasmania
1999 Winner, Woolmers Art Award
1999 Tasmanian Art Award, Eskleigh, Tasmania
1998 Tasmanian Art Award, Eskleigh, Tasmania1998 Trust Bank Tasmanian Art Awards, Launceston, Tasmania
1996 Winner, Tasmanian Art Award, Eskleigh, Tasmania
1994 Winner, Trust Bank Tasmanian Art Awards, Launceston, Tasmania




1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I simply adore this mans work, very original and I respect his principles and work towards preserving the environment and all our four legged and feathered friends who are entitled to share it with us. We all share the planet. Love your work Michael McWilliams

Teresa McGreal - Tasmania

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