2013 Bachelor of Arts Honours (Fine Arts) at Curtin University, Bentley WA 2010-2012 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) at Curtin University, Bentley WA
2016 The Golden State, Turner Galleries Engine Room, Northbridge WA 2016 Abando, The Butcher Shop, Northbridge WA
2015 Tyrant Lizard King, PS Art Space, Fremantle WA
2013 Cream 5 – Looking through the Image, Emerge ART SPACE, Inglewood WA
Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 ‘reincarnation’, Stala Contemporary, Friday’s Studio, West Perth WA 2017 The Other Art Fair, Melbourne VIC (Selected Artist)
2016 Finding Edges, Kings Street Artist Run, Melbourne VIC
2016 Steal, Linton and Kay Galleries, Perth CBD WA
2015 Heathcote Select, Heathcote Gallery and Museum, Melville WA
2018 John Stringer Art Prize, UW A, WA (Winner) 2018 Albany Art Award WA (Selected Artist)
2017 Cervantes Art Festival WA (Highly Commended)
2017 Darlington Reserve Art Prize WA (Highly Commended)
2017 City of Joondalup Community Invitation Art Award Overall Acquisitive Award (Winner) & Award for Excellence WA 2017 Emerge: Nedlands Youth Art Awards WA (Winner)
2017 Fine Art at Hale: 25th Anniversary Prize WA (Winner)
2017 U 15 K DCA (Department of Culture and the Arts) Grant 2016 Claremont Art Awards WA (Highly Commended)
2016 Busselton Art Award WA (Highly Commended) 201 S Albany Art Award WA (Selected Artist)
Judy and Jon
Both retired Graphic Design/ Communication teachers live and work from their home in Westbury, Tasmania. Between Judy’s art and craft business “handmade at No. 411 [handmadeatnoa.com] and exhibiting her paintings in various group shows, both have been very busy renovating their home, studio and garden.
A professional artist and graphic artist for over 20 years, Julian was born in Falmouth, England, and moved to Perth, WA, as a young child with his parents. He has been living in Tasmania for 15 years and remains inspired by its beauty.
Having a keen interest in community art projects, Julian has judged numerous art competitions including the Launceston Art Show and the Tasmanian Youth Week Exhibition.
His prolific portfolio encompasses a range of styles and mediums, and includes many murals and commissioned portraits. Julian has also owned and operated several arts related businesses and teaching centers.
Born 1946. My first mural would have been a Christmas scene on the school blackboard.
Started seriously painting whilst on overseas working holiday. Landscapes and portraits in oils.
In the 1980’s I had my own gallery in Devonport and Carrick. Have painted murals in Botswana and 3 in the Mural Fest.
Was able to earn part of my living from painting during 70’s and 80’s and into the 90’s namely African wildlife works selling in a Botswana gallery. Have had many one man shows all over Tasmania.
Studio now based in Sheffield.
Marc & Debbie Spijkerbosch
In the last 25 years, Marc has painted some 500 trompe l’oeil (illusion) murals for hotels, restaurants, residential, civic and corporate clients. His work sees him travel extensively around New Zealand, with murals in Australia, India, and the United States.
Using the trompe l’oeil genre, Marc is a three-time previous winner of Muralfest.
In more recent times, his wife Debbie has assisted on a number of projects and together they were contestants at Muralfest in 2016.
Patricia & Ollie
Education: 1988-1989 Meadowbank T.A.F.E Associate Diploma Fine Art with Distinction
1990-1993 Sydney University SCA Degree Visual Arts with merit
1994-1995 Sydney University SCA Post Graduate Diploma Visual arts merit
2011 Fresco Workshop Ortolan Studio Italy
1989-2018 Self- employed Mural Artist Becsmart Murals
Voluntary Work: 2015-2018 Committee member Blue Mountains Artists Network
2018 Team Leader Blue Mountains Arts trail committee
Prizes 1991 William Fletcher Trust Grant
1992 Basil and Muriel Hooper scholarship Art Gallery of NSW
2008/2015 People’s choice International Mural Fest Sheffield Tasmania
2011 International Mural Fest Sheffield Tasmania Visitors choice award
2014 Special service award Scouts Australia
2015 International Mural Fest Sheffield Tasmania Highly commended
Collections Art Gallery of NSW Print room
Invitations Miracle Mural project Hua Quan Village China 2017
art exhibition Wentworth falls 2008
Event Horizon Gallery Katoomba “Point of View” 2010
Edge Winter exhibition BMAN Katoomba 2015
Falls art exhibition Wentworth falls 2015
‘Infinites of Blue’ Fountain court State Parliament house Sydney 2016
The Edge Spring exhibition BMAN Katoomba 2017
-Supreme Award, New Zealand Mural Festival 2015
-Peoples Choice Award, New Zealand Mural Festival, 2015, 2017
-Miles Art Awards finalist, 2018
-Adam Portraiture Award Finalist, 2016
Sharon Nichole & Raysa Raquel
2013-2018 BFA ongoing studies Multiple institutions, respective to each member and as part of exchange programs
Escue/a de Artes Plastlcas y Disefio de Puerto Rico I San Juan, Puerto Rico
Universtity of Puerto Rico I San Juan, Puerto Rico 2017
Hampshire College I Amherst, Massachusetts 2018
2007-2013 High School I Escue/a Especializoda Central de Artes Visua/es I San Juan, Puerto Rico
2016 Morivivi I Casa Jefferson I San Juan, Puerto Rico
2017 El tan Aclamado Progreso: 30 artistas en resistencia creativa I lnstituto de Subcultura I San Juan, Puerto Rico
2015 Las Pleyades I Curator: Camelia Hernandez I La Respuesta I San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2014 Siempre y Cuando II I Santurce es Ley 5 I Curator: Alexis Bousquet I C787 Studios I El Psycho Deli I San Juan, Puerto Rico
2013 Siempre y Cuando I Curator: Alexis Bousquet I C787 Studios I San Juan, Puerto Rico
URBAN ART / MURALISM
2018 “i Borinken me Llama!: Public Art Series” I Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center I Chicago, IL
2017 The Miracle Project I Curator: Lena Young I Hua Quan Village I Yingtan City, China
2016 ENFRENTE I Escuela de Artes Plasticas y Disefio de Puerto Rico I Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
2015 Arte sobre Ruedas II: Proyecto para el microempresarismo urbano I Curator: Alexis Bousquet I Mobile Exhibition, Puerto Rico
2014 Santurce es Ley 5 I Curator: Alexis Bousquet I Cerra St. I San Juan, Puerto Rico
2013 Santurce es Ley 4 I Curator: Alexis Bousquet I Ernesto Cerra St. l San Juan, Puerto Rico
2018 “In defense of education” I Collaborative initiative with Loaiza Cordero Elementary School I Enlace-Museo, Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico I Santurce, Puerto Rico
2018 Community mural with Punta Santiago community’s children I Save the Children I Humacao, Puerto Rico
2017 Activism I Large scale Paintings and protest signs I Comparsa: Se acabaron las Promesas I Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
2016 Community mural I Replica of “La Puerta” I El Barrio I East Harlem, NY I USA
2016 Large scale Paintings I El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice I Brooklyn, NY I USA
2015 Performance Activism I Nada Santo Sabre Monsanto I Rio Piedras, P.R.
2015 Community mural I Paz para la mujer’s mural I Coordinadora Paz para la Mujer I Ponce de Leon Ave., exist to Las Americas express I San Juan, Puerto Rico
2017 Ella es la Mujer Maravilla I Warner Bros. Pictures I Santurce, Puerto Rico
2016 Centenario de Abelardo Diaz A/faro I Caguas, Puerto Rico
2015 Museo de/ Mar I San Juan, Puerto Rico
Lord Mayors Junior Sculpture Prize
Rowntree Hoadley Drawing Prize
1988 Victoria 150 Contemporary Art Prize (1st Prize)
1989 ANZ Young Designers Award
1992 Working Artist/ ACTU Art Awards (1st Prize)
1995 Victoria Police Art Awards (1st Prize)
1995 Victoria Police Art Awards (2nd Prize)
1996 Doug Moran Portrait Prize (finalist/runner up)
2002 Doug Moran Portrait Prize (finalist/runner up)
PSI institute Queens (A.A.C.) runner up
Hugh Ramsay Religious Art Awards, 2nd prize
Linden Contemporary Art Prize, Director’s choice award
2000 CERES recycled sculpture Awards, finalist
2009 Victoria Cancer Art Awards
2010 Wangaratta Acquisitive Sculpture Prize finalist
2011 Jamestown Mural Festival.finalist
2014 Stamp Design Award, City Of Sth Melbourne
2015 People’s Choice Award, Jamestown Mural Festival
2015 Local Sculptor Award, Wimmera Farm Sculpture Show
2017 Finalist Jamestown Mural Festival
Several commended, highly commended awards at local, regional and Rotary shows.
PUBLIC & MAJOR ART COMMISSIONS/PROJECTS
1995 Laughing Buddha: Yens Restaurant Camberwell
1998 Tin Can Woman: Ceres Park, Abbortsford.
1999 Giant Trout: Yong’s Trout Farm
2008 Friendship Seat: OLOCH School, Munro St. Murtoa, Vic.
2009 Giant Gecko: Rupanyap Rd. Murtoa. Public Art Project for the town of Murtoa.
2009 Baby Gecko: Rupanyap Rd. Murtoa. Public Art Project for the town of Murtoa.
2009 Giant Bluetongue: Duncan St. Murtoa. Public Art Project for the town of Murtoa.
2009 Burnt Stump Time Capsule: Memorial Hall parkland, Haven.
2010 2 x Lizard Notice Boards: Murtoa Secondary School Grounds and Murtoa Neighbourhood House Lawn.
2010 Infant Death Memorial: Murtoa Public Cemetery, Rupanyap
2010 Story telling Chair: School Grounds, Murtoa College.
2011 Memorial Garden Angels: Memorial Gardens, Our Lady Help of Christian School.
2011 Climbing Blind: Gardens at front of Natimuk Court House.
2011 Teddy Boys Picnic. Mural at the entrance to Main St. Jamestown. Relocated to Jamestown Gallery in 2012.
2012 KLC Splash Pool Floor Design: Karatha Leisure Centre, Karatha, Western Australia.
2012 Mali Elephants x 2 – Kevin Presley and Spot at Punt Rd Oval St Kilda.
2012 Blank Generator Mural Parklands, Main Rd Jamestown Mural Festival.
2013 Skate Park Rable Park – 14 x designs, Community Project with 3 Wimmera based schools.
2013 RM Williams Mural Prospect News Agency Wall, South Australia.
2013-Jamestown Mural Festival – Finalist
2014 Tooronga Park Zoo Endangered Rhino Project, life sized rhino design.
2014 City of Toowoomba Koala Project- Tiger Koala. Commission awarded design only.
2015 Jamestown Mural Festival – Finalist – people’s choice award
2015 Dunfeld Sculpture Walk- Scream, Screamer, Screaming – Mirrored sculpture
2017 Jamestown Mural Festival. – Finalist – Jamestown Art Gallery
2016 to Present Various private commission work.
2018 Rochester Mural Festival Finalist.