Libby Edwards Galleries & Art Consultancy

Wayde Owen

"I can’t really paint pretty pictures or even things that make people feel good. What I want to do is squeeze myself into or out of the works. The more I paint the more cathartic it becomes and though it isn’t my personality my innards are laid bare for all to see.

My very first recollections of art making is from an early age. By the time I entered art school I had become totally obsessed with the art making process and now it's something I can't live without. Making art is the way I process the world. I think of my subjects as vessels for experimentation with different materials. When I start out I have memories in my mind to work from, but I focus on how I can manipulate these "Mental Images" with materials in interesting ways.

I'm interested in forming relationships with materials, constructing, sculpting and transforming. My work is often layered and sculptural with images cut out, burnt and attached in front or behind different motifs and materials. The theme or idea of layers is reoccurring throughout my work - this suggests multiple narratives and allows many portals into or out of the works."

(Wayde Owen 2020)

 

Born: 1977 Sydney, Australia

Education:

2010 – Bachelor of Fine Art, Curtin University of Technology

2009 – Master Painting, National Art School, Sydney

2005 – Diploma of Visual Art, Southbank Institute of Technology, Brisbane

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2020 – Intimate Things – Libby Edwards Galleries, Melbourne

2013 – Still Wild – Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

2012 – Alone I Build It – Doggett Street Gallery, Brisbane

2011 – The Shape I’m In – MOP Projects, Sydney

2011 – Rebel Nation – Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney

2010 – Down – Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney

2010 – Mugs and Mongrels – Anthea Polson Gallery, Main Beach

2010 – Coming and Going – Harrison Gallery, Sydney

2009 – Quiet Riot – blkmrkt projects, Southport

2008 – Low Life – blkmrkt projects, Southport

2007 – Fur Flesh Feather – Schubert Gallery, Main Beach

2006 – Qualism – Libby Edwards Galleries, Melbourne

 

Group Exhibitions:

2019 – Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (semi-finalist)

2019 – Fishers Ghost Art Award – Campbelltown Regional Gallery, NSW

2019 – NOW contemporary Art Prize, Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, NSW

2019 – 12@61 – Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney

2019 – Faces & Figures – Libby Edwards Gallery, Melbourne

2018 – Redland Art Award – Redland Art Gallery, Brisbane

2018 – Group show – Libby Edwards Galleries, Melbourne

2018 – Contemporary Art Prize, Brisbane

2017 – Paddington Art Prize, Sydney

2017 – Group show – Gallery One, Southport

2017 – Group show – Libby Edwards Galleries, Melbourne

2012 – Contempo Group Show – Libby Edwards Galleries, Melbourne

2012 – Black & White – Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney

2012 – Mad Men Group Show – Libby Edwards Galleries, Melbourne

2011 – Prometheus Visual Art Award – All Saints Anglican School, Merrimac

2011 – Composite – Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney

2010 – The Big Drawing Show – Ray Hughes gallery, Sydney

2010 – Culteral Imperialism – Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Sydney

2010 – Fisher’s Ghost Art Award – Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown

2010 – Jacaranda Aquisitive Drawing Award – Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton

2010 – NOTFAIR – 79 Stephenson St Richmond, Victoria

2010 – NOTFAIR – Art Melbourne, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

2010 – Drawings From Where We Are – Horus & Deloris Art Space, Sydney

2009 – The Fourth Estate – Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery, Southport

2009 – Fisher’s Ghost Art Award – Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown

2009 – New Paintings – Harrison Galleries – Art Sydney, Royal Hall of Industries, Sydney

2009 – Thinking Aloud – The Big Drawing Show – Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney

2009 – Prometheus Visual Art Award – All Saints Anglican School, Merrimac

2009 – Linden Postcard Show – Linden centre for contemporary arts, Melbourne

2009 – New Paintings – Schubert Contemporary, Main Beach

2008 – A History of Violence – Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers Paradise

2008 – Alternative Portraits – Southbank Institute of Technology, Brisbane

2008 – Eat Your Heart Out – blkmrkt projects, Southport

2008 – The Churchie Emerging Art Award – Anglican Church Grammar School, Brisbane

2007 – Momento Mori – blkmrkt projects, Southport

2007 – The Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship – AGNSW, Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney

2007 – Prometheus Visual Art Award – All Saints Anglican School, Merrimac

2007 – The Churchie Emerging Art Award – Anglican Church Grammar School, Brisbane

2007 – Put your love on the line – blkmrkt projects, Southport

2007 – The Metro 5 Art Award – Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne

2006 – Intimate Things – Schubert Contemporary, Main Beach

2006 The Churchie Emerging Art Award – Anglican Church Grammar School, Brisbane

2005 The Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship – AGNSW, Brett Whitely Studio, Sydney

2005 Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Prize – Lane Cove Council Chambers, Sydney

 

Awards, Grants, Residencies:

2008 – Arts Queensland, Regional Arts Development Fund (New Work Grant)

2008 – Arts Queensland, Regional Arts Development Fund (blkmrkt projects)

2006 – Cite Internationale Des Arts – Paris, France (AGNSW Studio)

2006 – The National Churchie Emerging Art Award (Highly Commended)

2005 – The Brett Whiteley Travelling Arts Scholarship (Winner)

2005 – Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Prize (Commended)

 

Bibliography:

2011 – Brennan, J. Culture Cannibals. Australian Art Review, Issue 25

2010 – Crawford, A. Lust for Life. Catalogue Essay

2010 – Morrel, T. Mugs and Mongrels, Australian Art Collector, Issue 53

2010 – Houghton, J. Mugs and Mongrels, Catalogue Essay

2010 – Butler, R. Whatever. Catalogue Essay

2009 – Stojceska, M. Young Master Makes Mark at Southport. Gold Coast Sun, Apr 1

2009 – Clark, S. Quiet Riot. The Courier Mail, Mar 28, 29

2008 – Chow, L. A History of Violence. Catalogue Essay

2008 – Clark, S. Our Violent History. The Courier Mail, Dec 27, 28

2008 – Croll, V. Multimedia Installation. The Courier Mail, Aug 14

2007 – Durkin, S. Artists in Running For Grand Prize. Gold Coast Sun, Jan 23

2007 – Flesser, S. Fur, Flesh, Feather. Catalogue Essay

2007 – Lavonius, L. Outside the Frame. The Courier Mail, Aug 16

2006 – Eccles, J. The Whiteley Winner.  Australian Art Review

2006 – Carbone, S. I Missed The Quail By That Much. The Age Diary, Melbourne, Mar. 5

2005 – Prior, F. The Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, Henry Thornton

2005 – Fortescue, E. From Housing Hell to Artistic Heaven. The Daily Telegraph Sydney, Sep. 30

2005 – Higson, R. Prizes Show Painting Still In Frame. The Australian, Sep 30

2005 – Creagh, S. Childish Stuff, But Quail Wins Judges Heart. The Sydney Morning Herald, Sep 30

2005 – Anderson, J. Free Like a Bird. Gold Coast Bulletin, Mar 3, 4

 

Collections:

Campbelltown City Art Gallery

Shoalhaven Regional Art Gallery

University of Queensland Art Museum

Southbank Institute of Technology

Hawkesbury Regional Gallery

HOTA