Profile

Portrait with blonde hair black stripeBorn: 1988, Kirwan Hospital, Townsville QLD AUSTRALIA.

I’m a Bachelor of New Media Arts graduate from James Cook University, Australia. I describe myself as an Arts Enthusiast, because my involvement in the creative industry is multi-faceted: I am an artist, creating my own work, but I also like working with artists in the gallery environment, and being around art. I have written many reviews and been published in Townsville’s ARTGAZE magazine. My own artwork is often inspired by the eastern perspective, and often relates to Japan. I’ve studied the sumi-e style of painting, and I’d love to push that further.

In my degree, I majored in Visual Art, but I also minored in Photography and Graphic Design, and I took introductory Japanese as an elective subject. I’m very enthusiastic when it comes to learning about other cultures and history. My ultimate dream role would be philanthropy, and I’d love to travel. I’m currently a trainee at Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts.

 

Exhibitions 陳列

2014 – Wanderlust – PressNorth Printmakers group show, Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane
2014 – Compact Prints 2014 – Umbrella Studio contemporary arts
2014 – Dexterity – PressNorth Printmakers group show, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
2014 – Mangrove – ABC Open group exhibition, Umbrella Studio contemporary arts
2013 – Natura – Umbrella members’ show
2013 – #LightontheFringe, Digital projection fringe festival, Umbrella Studio contemporary arts

2013 – re.Turn – School of Creative Arts Alumni show, James Cook University
2013 – DayBreak, June-August, Gallery48 The Strand
2013 – Innovation2, Artworks using recycled materials, Studio2
2012 – Black & White Umbrella Members Show (CURATOR)
2012 – Compact Prints 2012 International Exhibition – Umbrella Studio, touring internationally 2013.
2012 – Funky Wagnell’s Altered Books – Studio2
2012 – AudioTechnica Young Artist Prize – Umbrella Studio
2011 – ELEVEN: 2011 Umbrella Members’ Exhibition – Umbrella Studio
2011 – Art selected for display at James Cook University campus by VC Sandra Harding (Infrared Photography)
2011 – Best of Student Show – eMerge Media Space
2011 – Public Art in Flinders Square Townsville (with Josh Dykgraaf)
2011 – The City Remix Exhibit – Cereal Box (Urban Gallery)
2011 – Raw N Ready Student Exhibition – Studio2 Gallery
2010 – Introspect JCU Graduate Exhibition – Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
2010 – Best of Student Show – eMerge Media Space
2010 – Creative Reflective Practitioner Show – School of Creative Arts JCU
2009 – Drawing & Concept Exhibit – School of Creative Arts JCU
2009 – Best of Student Show – eMerge Media Space

 

Published 掲載

2012 – SoCA eMag, James Cook University “Graduate Story – Alan Junior”
2012 – artgaze magazine blog. (Several entries)

2011 – artgaze magazine, Summer edition. (2 Reviews)
2011 – UP magazine 11/11/11 (Artist Profile)
2011 – Townsville Bulletin SAVVY 29/09/11 (Artist Profile)
2011 – Townsville Art Scan website. (Reviews)
2011 – artgaze magazine, Winter edition. (Review)
2010 – WEAVE online journal. (Artwork)

“Alan, Thank you so much for the information.  You have gone way above and beyond the call of duty!!!! Thanks again, and I look forward to seeing you soon, Cheers, Claire” – Happy Customer

 

“The show looks fantastic, everything really gels, you must be very proud” – Townsville artist compliments the Black and White exhibition I curated

 

“You are thoughtful and observant and write with clarity” -Bernadette Ashley, President of Artgaze magazine & art critic.

Other

Panellist for “Crowdfunding and You” seminar at Umbrella Studio contemporary arts. (04/10/2012)

Delivered lecture “Reflecting on Design” to 2nd Year JCU New Media Arts students. (10/10/2012)

Facilitated ink painting (sumi-e) workshop to 16 adults. (10/02/2013)

Artist Residencies
2011 – Studio2 (Flinders St, Townsville)

Honours & Awards
Runner up: AFCM Young Critic Award 2012
Nominated: Townsville Arts Awards – Limelight Category 2012

Included in JCU SoCA’s Best of Student Show 2009, 2010, 2011
Achievement Award – JCU Graduate Exhibition 2010

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  1. Saved as a favorite, I really like your blog!

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