Chris Denton CV

1950Born Birmingham, UK
1979Moved to Australia

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2010Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo, NSW, Australia
2009Material Void, Beaver Galleries, Canberra, Australia
2006from the Void, Beaver Galleries, Canberra, Australia
2003beyond the Fence, Beaver Galleries, Canberra, Australia
1999from the Secret Garden, Beaver Galleries, Canberra, Australia
1996Every wall tells a story, Beaver Galleries, Canberra, Australia
1995Pictures of Numbers, Editions Southbank Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
1994Ceremony, Taller Galeria Fort, Cadaqués, Spain
1994Ceremony, Jan Jones Contemporary Art, Bowral, NSW, Australia
1992Chairman’s Lounge, Australian Airlines, Canberra, ACT, Australia
1989burnt landscape series, Dorette’s Bistro, Canberra, ACT, Australia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011/09Alexandria International Biennale for Miniature Graphics, Egypt (Invited)
2011/07International Graphic Art Biennale Dry Point, Uzice, Serbia (Invited ‘07)
2008Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition, Christchurch, NZ
2008Lessedra World Art Print Annual – Mini Print, Sofia, Bulgaria
2008Footprint Biennial International Print Competition, Norwalk, USA
2008/05/03International Biennial of Miniature Art, Gornji Milanovic, Serbia & Montenegro
2007International Engraving Biennial of Douro, Alijó, Portugal (Invited)
2007International Small Engraving Exhibition, Cremona, Italy (Invited)
2007International Graphic Art Biennale Dry Point, Uzice, Serbia (Invited)
2007burInky and Scratchy, Solander Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2007Nature Mort, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2007/05International Biennale of Small Graphics and ExLibris, Ostrów Wielkopolskiego, Poland
2006/03British International Miniature Print Exhibition, Dumfries, UK
2005International Print Biennial, Varna, Bulgaria
2005International Biennale of Miniature Art, Nik_i_, Serbia & Montenegro
2005International Contemporary Print Biennale Trois Rivières, Québec, Canada
2005/01/1999International Biennial of Drawing and Graphic Arts, Györ, Hungary (Invited)
2005/1999Small Graphic Forms, Lodz, Poland
2005/1999/97International Mini-Print Biennial, Cluj, Romania
2005/1997Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition, Hawaii, USA
2005/1995Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennial, Japan
2004Triennial – 100 Cities, Ostrzeszow, Poland
2004Contemporary Miniature Art Retrospective, Montélimar, France
2004Graphium Mini Print International, Timisoara, Romania
2004Studio One – the Collection, Canberra Museum and Art Gallery, Australia
2004/1998Shell Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Australia
2004/1998National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsular Regional Gallery, Australia
2003Intergraphia World Award Winners Gallery, Niepolomice, Poland
2003International Small Engraving Salon, Maramures, Romania (Invited)
2003International Graphic Triennial, Bitola, Macedonia
2003International Miniature Exhibition, Timisoara, Romania (Invited)
2003International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bangkok, Thailand (Invited)
2003Egyptian International Print Trienniale, Giza, Egypt (Invited)
2003/01/1995International Works on Paper Fair, Sydney, Australia
2002Intergraphia World Award Winners Gallery, Torun, Poland
2001Triennial – Continents, Walbrzych, Poland
2001Imagining the Body, Camberwell College of Art, UK
2001New Wave, Port Jackson Press, Melbourne, Australia
2000International Exhibition of Mini-Graphic and Painting, Pisa, Italy
2000Cheju International Prints Art Festival, South Korea (Invited)
2000International Print Exhibition, Amadora, Portugal (Invited)
2000/1998/96Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne, Australia
2000/1997International Art Triennial, Majdanek, Poland
2000/1997/94British International Miniature Print Exhibition, Bristol, UK (Invited ’97)
2000/1997/94International Print Triennial, Cracow, Poland
2000/1997/94Intergraphia World Award Winners Gallery, Katowice, Poland
1999German International Exhibition of Graphic Art, Frechen, Germany
1999Norwegian International Print Trienniale, Fredrikstad, Norway (Invited)
1999Miniature Prints, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, USA
1998Biennial of Graphic Art, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
1998Agart World Print Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia
1998International Miniprint Triennale, Lahti, Finland
1998International Culture Exchange Exhibition, Bungeishunjiyu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1998International Miniature Print Exhibit, Barcelona, Spain
1998Asia Print Adventure, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan (Invited)
1998/97International Culture Exchange Exhibition, Kotsuukaikan Art Hall, Tokyo, Japan
1997International Culture Exchange Exhibition, Omori Bell Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1997International Miniature Print Competition, Connecticut, USA
1997International Print Exhibition, Portland, USA
1997/96Annual Exhibition of International Contemporary Prints, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Invited)
1997/95-91Mini Print International, Cadaqués, Spain
1997/93Canberra Contemporary Art Fair, ANU Drill Hall Gallery, Australia
1996UWS Macarthur National Printmedia Acquisitive, Sydney, Australia
1996International Miniature Art Biennial, Québec, Canada
1996/93Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints, Japan
1995Contemporary Prints of Japan and the World, Yokohama, Japan (Invited)
1995Bharat Bhavan International Biennial of Prints, Bhopal, India
1995Heaven by a String, Robb Street Gallery, Bairnsdale, Australia
1995Partners in Print, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, Australia
1994International Triennial of Small Format Prints, Chamalières, France
1994International Gallery of Contemporary Printmaking, Philadelphia, USA
1994The print, the press, the artist and the printer, ANU Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra, Australia
1993Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Australia
1993International Book Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand
1993/92City of Richmond Acquisitive Art Award, Melbourne, Australia
1993/91International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibition, Taipei, Republic of China
1992/88/86Prints Acquisitive, Mornington Peninsular Arts Centre, Australia
1991International Miniature Print Biennial, New York, USA
1987/85Spring Festival of Drawing, Mornington Peninsular Arts Centre, Australia

PRIZES AND AWARDS
2008Juror’s Prize, Footprint Biennial International Print Competition, Norwalk, USA
2007Special Award, International Biennale of Small Graphics and ExLibris, Ostrów Wielkopolskiego, Poland
2006Highly Commended, British International Miniature Print Exhibition, Dumfries, UK
2005Award Nominee, International Biennale of Small Graphics and ExLibris, Ostrów Wielkopolskiego, Poland
2003First Prize (Graphics), International Biennial of Miniature Art, Gornji Milanovic, Serbia & Montenegro
2003Finalist, International Small Engraving Salon, Maramures, Romania
2001Honourable Mention (Drawing), International Biennial of Drawing and Graphic Arts, Györ, Hungary
2000Semi Finalist, International Exhibition of Mini-Graphic and Painting, Pisa, Italy
1999First Prize (Print), Tyree-Tycan Open Art Prize, Bowral, Australia
1997Purchase Award, International Print Exhibition, Portland, USA
1997Purchase Award, Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition, Hawaii, USA
1997Highly Commended (Drawing), Tyree-Tycan Open Art Prize, Bowral, Australia
1996Grand Prize, International Miniature Art Biennial, Québec, Canada
1994Prize, British International Miniature Print Exhibition, Bristol, UK
1993Prize, Mini Print International, Cadaqués, Spain
1993Third Prize, Bowral Art Gallery Miniature Exhibition, Australia

SELECTED COMMISSIONS AUSTRALIA
2006Limited Edition Corporate Gift and Wine Label, Ventracor, Sydney
1997McClintock’s Window, Australia Council/National Science and Technology Centre, Canberra
1996Wine Label, Australian Catholic University, Canberra
1994Limited Edition Corporate Gift, Editions Southbank Galleries, Melbourne
1992Subscriber Print Commission, Print Council of Australia, Melbourne
1988100x100 Bicentennial Print Portfolio, Print Council of Australia, Melbourne
198810:1 Print Project, Studio One Printmaking Workshop, Canberra

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, UK, USA

PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
Australia: ANA Hotels; Artbank, NSW; Australian Catholic University, ACT; Australian National University, ACT; Australian Print Workshop, VIC; Barker Gosling Legal Group; Caloundra State High School, QLD; Canberra Grammar School, ACT; Canberra School of Art, ACT; Canberra Museum and Art Gallery, ACT; Canson Pty Ltd; City of Richmond, VIC; Commonwealth Club, ACT; Geelong Grammar School, VIC; Gold Coast City Art Gallery, QLD; Griffith University, QLD; L.J.Hooker; Latrobe Valley Arts Centre, VIC; MacRobertson Girls’ High School, VIC; Mildura Regional Art Gallery, NSW; Mirvac Hotels; Narcoorte Regional Art Gallery SA; National Australia Bank; National Gallery of Australia, ACT; National Library of Australia, ACT; Northern Territory University, NT; Parliament House Collection, ACT; Print Council of Australia, VIC; Queensland University of Technology, QLD; Stamford Apartments; Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, TAS; Warrnambool Regional Art Gallery, VIC; Williams, Hatchman & Kean. Canada: International Miniature Print Biennial, Québec. France: Association Musée d’Art Contemporain, Chamalières. Hungary: Municipal Museum of Art, Györ. Italy: Rigalto Studios and Printmaking Workshop, Perugia. Japan: Tama Art University, Tokyo. Malaysia: Central Academy of Art, Kuala Lumpur. Norway: Norwegian International Print Triennale, Fredrikstad. Poland: National Museum, Cracow; City Art Gallery, Lodz; State Museum, Majdanek; Ostrów Wielkopolski Town Museum. Portugal: Engraving Museum of Douro, Alijó. Romania: Florean Museum, Maramures; Timisoara Faculty of Arts; Union of Fine Artists, Cluj. Serbia & Montenegro: The Cultural Centre, Gornji Milanovac; The City Gallery, Uzice. Spain: Taller Galeria Fort, Cadaqués. Thailand: Silpakorn University, Bangkok. UK: Off-Centre Gallery, Bristol; University of Hull, Yorkshire. USA: Hawaii State Foundation for Culture and the Arts; Gilkey Centre for Graphic Arts, Portland.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Bernier, R. (1996):Chris Denton – Grand Prix, Parcour l’informateur des arts, June Supplement; Canada
Geissler, M. (1996):Heaven by a String, Craft Arts International, 36; Sydney, Australia
Grishin, S. (1996):Australian Printmaking in the 1990s – Artist Printmakers 1990-1995; Craftsman House, Australia.
Grishin, S. (1994):Canberra Printmakers, Printers and their Audience, The print, the press, the artist and the printer; ANU Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra, Australia
Hambly, M. (1999):Innocence and Experience, in F.Rendle-Short (ed.), Canberra Arts Anthology 1999; National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia.
Novak, N. (2001):Galeria de Profile – Christopher Denton (Australia), Cetatea Culturala, IV 3(31), March; Romania.

MAJOR REPRESENTATION

Australia
Beaver Galleries, 81 Denison Street, Deakin, Canberra, ACT 2600
Tel: 02 6282 5294 Fax: 02 6281 1315
Artact, Unit 3, 2-6 Waltham Street, Artarmon, Sydney, NSW 2064
Tel: 02 9439 3578 Fax: 02 9437 1799
Port Jackson Press, 716 High Street, Armadale, Melbourne, VIC 3143
Tel: 03 9509 5032 Fax: 03 9509 5043
The Robb Street Gallery, 6 Robb Street, Bairnsdale, VIC 3857
Tel: 03 5152 6990 Fax: 03 5152 4712
Ivy Hill Gallery, 1795 Tathra-Bermegui Road, Wapengo, NSW 2550
Tel: 02 6494 0152

New Zealand
Solander Works on Paper, 95 Tirangi Road, Lyall Bay, Wellington
Tel: 04 920 0913

UK
Off-Centre Gallery, 13 Cotswold Road, Windmill Hill, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 4NX
Tel/Fax: 0117 987 2647