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By John Brigden $2,420

Medium: Oil on canvas

Size: 52cm by 90cm

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About the Artist

A Brief History

John has had over 35 major international and national exhibitions with over 50 group exhibitions. Some highlights include the invitation to participate in two International Biennales in Poland, an exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria curatored by Experimenta Media Arts, four exhibitions with the New York Festivals USA, an exhibition at the Original Levi’s Store Flagship Gallery in London, a Survey exhibition at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane and the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. In 2010 Brigden was awarded ‘Best of Show’ in the American Art Awards.
This internationally recognized artist has written, produced and directed seven International award winning short films and has received over 40 awards for these films including the prestigious 1997 “WORLDMEDAL” New York Festivals, NY, USA.
In 2009 John was invited for a Perspective Exhibition (joining previous artists William Robinson, the late Margaret Olley and Ian Smith) at the Redcliffe City Art Gallery. Brigden is extremely difficult to categorize as an artist but Timothy Morrell succeeded in his essay for that exhibition writing ”….The career he’s created, working in paint and film, is very unusual in Australia, and it doesn’t fit into a standard artist category. He leaves it up to others to define what sort of artist he is. …. The determination to master technically difficult processes is the most immediately apparent common factor linking the bewildering variety of art activities at which he is adept….”

Solo Exhibitions

2016
Ballet and Equine, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane


2015
Between the Pages of History, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane


2012
Solo Exhibition, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane


2009
The Redcliffe City Art Collection in Perspective: The Artwork of John Brigden, Redcliffe Art Gallery


2004
The New York Festivals (Digital, Art-Videos, Photography) New York, NY


2001
Pages’ Fine Art Galleries, Noosa


1999
The New York Festivals (Digital, Art-Videos, Photography) New York, NY
Video Forms ’99 14th International Multimedia Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France
WRO-99 VII International Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw, Poland
Melbourne Fringe Festival, (Digital, Art-Videos, Photography), Victoria


1998
QPIX Screening Gallery, Retrospective (including 5 short films), Brisbane
The New York Festivals (Digital, Art-Videos, Photography), New York, NY
European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany
Original Levi’s Store Flagship Gallery, Regent Street, London


1997
Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
WRO-97 VI International Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw, Poland
Pan-Pacific Festival, (Groningen Arts Centre), Holland
Asia-Pacific Multimedia Festival, (Digital, Art-Videos, Photography), Melbourne
International Festival of Live and Time Based Art, England


1996
Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra Studios, (Visual Arts, Film & Performance), Brisbane
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Original Levi’s Store Flagship Gallery, (Digital, Art-Videos, Photography), London
Byte the Big One – The Roxy (Installation, Digital, Art-Videos), Brisbane
Melbourne Fringe Festival, (Digital, Art-Videos), Melbourne


1991 - 1982
Nakina Fine Art Gallery, Brisbane 1991
Beaver Galleries, Canberra 1991
Studio exhibition, Brisbane 1990
Nakina Fine Art Gallery, Brisbane 1989
Regency Galleries, Southport 1988
Beaver Galleries, Canberra 1988
Nakina Fine Art Gallery, Brisbane 1987
Nakina Fine Art Gallery, Brisbane 1986
Regency Galleries, Southport 1986
The Arts Centre, Broadbeach 1985
Geoffrey Hoisser Galleries, Brisbane 1984
Geoffrey Hoisser Galleries, Brisbane 1983
R.Q.A.S. Gallery, Brisbane 1982

Select Group Exhibitions

2016
Lethbridge Gallery Summer Showcase, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane


2015
Winner, Norris Motor Group Prize, OVERALL RUNNER UP, Brisbane
Lethbridge Gallery Artist Showcase, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane


2014
Lethbridge Gallery Summer Group Show, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
Finalist, Clayton Utz Art Award, Brisbane
Finalist, Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
15 artists RETROSPECTIVE, Pine Rivers Art Gallery
Still Life: Treasures from the Collection, Pine Rivers Art Gallery


2013
Lethbridge Gallery Summer Group Show, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
The Art of Sound, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery
Finalist, Clayton Utz Art Award, Brisbane
Finalist, Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane


2012
Summer Group Show, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
Focus on Portraiture, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane
Finalist, Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award, Brisbane
Finalist, Moreton Bay Region Art Awards, Redcliffe
Winner, American Art Awards (Juried by 25 Galleries across USA)


2011
Winner, The N.D.D.A. Inc. Energex Art Exhibition, Brisbane
Winner, American Art Awards, U.S.A.
Finalist, Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award, Brisbane


2010
Winner, ‘Best of Show’ American Art Awards (Juried by 25 Galleries across USA)
Winner, The N.D.D.A. Inc. Still Life Award, Brisbane
Finalist, Redland Art Awards, Redland Art Gallery
Finalist, Rio Tinto Alcan Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards & Exhibition, Gladstone


2009
Winner, American Art Awards, USA
Winner, ERGON ENERGY OPEN ART AWARD, Roma
Highly Commended, RASGO National Open Art Awards, Redcliffe
Finalist, Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Sunshine Coast Regional Art Gallery
20th Anniversary Celebration Exhibition, Art Promotions, Brisbane
Finalist, Moreton Bay Region Art Awards, Redcliffe
Finalist, ArtState Awards Series 1, Brisbane
Parliament House Annex Exhibition (Invitation), Brisbane


2008
Winner, ERGON Energy Open Art Award, Roma
Highly Commended, Inaugural “Artist of the Year” Art State Award Series 1 RQAS, Queensland
Museum, Gregory Terrace, Brisbane
Opening exhibition Martin Galleries, Brisbane
Small Images/Grand Visions Invitation exhibition, Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney
15 Artists 08 Invitation exhibition Redcliffe City Gallery, Redcliffe
Finalist, The Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane
Art Brisbane ’08, Brisbane Convention Exhibition Centre
Finalist, Pine Rivers Art Awards, Strathpine


2006
Finalist, Comalco Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards, Regional Gallery Gladstone


2001
Blake Prize Touring Exhibition, Australian University, Strathfield, NSW
Finalist, Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards, Regional Gallery Gladstone
Blake Prize Touring Exhibition, Regional Gallery Lismore
Blake Prize Touring Exhibition, St. John’s Cathedral, Brisbane
Blake Prize Touring Exhibition, New Norcia, W.A.


2000
Winner, Roma Open Art Award
Finalist, Blake Prize Exhibition, Sydney
Finalist, Evolution Festival, Mt. Tamborine
Blake Prize Exhibition, E.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney


1999
Winner, “15 Artists 99” sponsored by Redcliffe City Art Collection


1998 - 1963
Numerous Mixed Group Exhibitions and Fine Art Awards including High Distinctions, Honourable Mentions, Special Mentions, Certificate of Merit, Highly Commended,
Commended and Finalist Awards.)

Select Publications

Lethbridge Gallery, Solo Exhibition Catalogue 26 October 2012
Moreton Bay Region Art Awards, Qld. Catalogue 2012
Interview “Meet AAA Winner, Artist John Brigden” by Tommy Lightfoot Garrett,”HighlightHollywood”, Beverly Hills, CA, U.S.A., 16 November 2011
Redland Art Awards Exhibition Catalogue 7th November – 5 December 2010
Rio Tinto Alcan Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards, Gladstone Regional Gallery Cat. 6th Nov – 9th Dec 2010
Canyon News, California U.S.A., Sept. 19th 2010 American Art Awards 2010 ‘Best of Show’
RASGO National Open Art Awards Exhibition Catalogue 9th – 22nd July 2010
The Redcliffe City Art Collection in Perspective: The Artwork of John Brigden Catalogue, Redcliffe City Art Gallery, Qld., Oct/Nov. 2009
The Redcliffe City Art Collection in Perspective Catalogue Essay by Timothy Morrell 2009
The Redcliffe City Art Collection in Perspective Catalogue Essay by Anne Demy- Geroe, Executive Director, Brisbane International Film Festival, 2009
20th Anniversary Celebration Exhibition Catalogue, Art Promotions Qld., 2009
Moreton Bay Region Art Awards, Qld. Catalogue 2009
The Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize Catalogue 2008
Pine Rivers Annual Art Awards Exhibition Catalogue 2008
ArtState Award, R.Q.A.S., Exhibition Catalogue 2008
Comalco Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards, Gladstone Regional Gallery Catalogue 2006
The New York Festivals – Festival Catalogue January 2004
12th Brisbane International Film Festival (Cat.) 29th July - 10th August 2003
Australian Short Film Catalogue 2003 Published by Australian Film Commission 2004
Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards, Gladstone Regional Gallery Catalogue 2001
Blake Prize 2000 (Cat.) 17 November 2000 (Exhibition List No. 9)
Media Art Biennale WRO ’99, Wroclaw, Poland (Cat.) April 1999 p.61
The New York Festivals (Cat.) January 1999 p.62
Video Formes 99 Clermont-Ferrand-14th International Video & Multimedia Festival, France (Cat.) April 1998 p.88
Australian “Short Works” 97-98 Published by Australian Film Commission November 1998
The British Short Film Festival Cat. 17-24 September 1998 p.71
The New York Festivals (Cat.) 3 August 1998 p.9
7th Brisbane International Film Festival (Cat.) 30 July - 9 August 1998 (Festival Guest)
QPIX News Issn: 1440-2033 30 April 1998 pp.8,9
16th Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film 1998 (Cat.) 15 March 1998 pp. 89,90
New York Festivals (Cat.) January 1998 pp.63,66
Edge of the World Film Festival (Cat.) 15 January - 1 February 1998 pp.23,34,53
16th Annual Central Florida Film & Video Festival (Cat.) September-October 1998 p.29
“Sun, Sea and Shadows” Published by Stella Curran 1998 pp. 89,102,104,109
European Media Art Festival (Cat.) 1998 p.27
“Bombard” Amnesty International New Filmmakers Short Film Festival (Cat.) 8-9 Dec. 1997
“Altered States” Interact Asia Pacific Multimedia Festival 1997 (Cat.) 25 November 1997
“Rootless ‘97” International Festival of Live and Time Based Art (Cat.) 9-12 October 1997
Open City Film Festival (Cat.) 12-14 September 1997
6th Brisbane International Film Festival (B.I.F.F.) 31 July - 10 August 1997
“4th Exposure” International Short Film Festival (Cat.) 3-6 July 1997
Australian “Short Works” 96-97 Published by Australian Film Commission - June 1997
Brisbane Trygodactyl Fringe Festival (Cat.) 26 May 1997
Media Art Biennale WRO ’97, Wroclaw, Poland (Cat.) April 1997 p.53
19th Tokyo Video Festival (Cat.) 1 February 1997 p.15
Experimenta Media Arts Festival (Cat.) 7-16 November 1996
“Encore” V14 - Issue 17 6-19 November 1996 (Film Qld)
Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra Studios Cat.”The Bodyline Experiment” (Film, Performance & Visual Arts), Brisbane, Qld. Aust 12-19 October 1996
“The Bodyline Experiment” Cat. Essay “The Event” by Andrew Moriarty, Curator 12-19 Oct. 1996
“The Bodyline Experiment” Cat. Essay “The Film” by Anne Demy- Geroe, Artistic Director, Brisbane International Film Festival 12-19 October 1996
Melbourne Fringe Festival (Cat.) 5-6 October 1996
The British Short Film Festival (Cat.) 19-26 September 1996 pp.43,44
Australian “Shortworks” 95-96 Published by Australian Film Commission August 1996
5th Brisbane International Film Festival (B.I.F.F.) 1-11 August 1996 - Festival Guest
“3rd Exposure” International Short Film Festival (Cat.) 1-5 July 1996
13th St. Kilda Film Festival (Cat.) April 1996
27th Annual Ernest Henry Memorial Art Contest – The Cloncurry Arts Society, Cat. 1 Oct 1995
4th Brisbane International Film Festival (B.I.F.F.) (Cat.) 3-14 August 1995
“Polydactyl” Fringe Festival (Cat.) 16 May 1995
Brisbane Festival “Fringe” (Cat.) May 1995
Logan Art Award Souvenir Cat. 1994
Artists & Galleries of Australia - 3rd Update Edition - Max Germaine
John Brigden “The Collection 1964 – 1989” (Cat.) 26 May 1989
Art and Australia (Bicentenary Special Issue) Vol (26) Issue 1988
Skyline Magazine - Issue (3) 4-17 October 1985
Review by Frederic Rogers - The Sunday Mail (Brisbane) 17-3-85 stated “…..Mr Kearne’s
choice of John Brigden’s Technically excellent and aesthetically stimulating Symbols as the
winner should do more than a course a course of lectures to convey the “art” meaning of
contemporary to both the supporting entrants and the visiting public.”
Arts National Vol (2) - Issue (1) September 1984
Australian Artist Magazine (First Issue) July 1984
Clairvaux College Art & Craft Exhibition & Contest, Griffith University, Nathan Cat. 1982
Woman’s Day - 5 November 1973 Author Barbara Kimber
Australian Flying Art School Publication - July 1973

Select Collections

The Australian Prime Minister’s Department Canberra, ACT, Australia
Reserve Bank Collection Canberra, ACT, Australia
The Redcliffe City Council Art Collection, Qld, Australia
Centre for Media Art Foundation, Wroclaw, Poland
Hull Time Based Arts Centre, Hull, England
Groningen Arts Centre, Holland
European Media Arts Centre, Osnabruck, Germany
Australian Film Commission Sydney, NSW, Australia
Brisbane International Film Festival, Qld, Australia
Metromedia Technologies International Inc Qld, Australia
The Workers’ Compensation Board of Queensland. (now WorkCover Qld.) Brisbane, Australia
The Ian Fairweather Art Gallery, Bribie Island, Qld, Australia
Corporate and Private collections Australia, United Kingdom, Poland, Holland, Germany, Japan and the United States of America.

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