Tony Clark

born 1954 Canberra, Australia
lives and works United Kingdon

EDUCATION

1999 Artist in Residence: Delfina Studio, London
1987-8 Artist in Residence: Ormond College, University of Melbourne
1972-5 BA Hons. University of Reading, UK

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 Tony Clark, Murray White Room, Melbourne
2012 Sections from Clark’s Myriorama, Murray White Room, Melbourne
Buehnenbilder, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
2011 Shakespeare, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
2009 Murray White Room, Melbourne
2008 Murray White Room, Melbourne
Prix de Rome, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
2006 Pseudotapeten, as part of Interventus Australis, Ruhr land Museum, Essen,
Germany
Pseudo wallpapers, Ruhr land Museum, Essen, Germany
Sections from Tony Clark’s Myriorama, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
2005 Stars, beards and a horse, Galerie Seippel, Cologne, Germany
2004 Portraits and Still Lifes, Galerie Seippel, Cologne, Germany
2003 Flowerpieces, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
2002 Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
2000 Lontano, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
1999 Lontano, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
Meltdown, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank, London
1998 Tony Clark: Public and Private Paintings 1982-1998, Museum of Modern Art at Heide,
Melbourne
Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, United Kingdom
1997 Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong
The Strangeness of Panorama, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
1995 Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Galerie Seippel, Cologne, Germany
1994 Anna Schwartz, Melbourne
Jasperware Paintings, Roslyn OxIey9 Gallery, Sydney
Important Contemporary Sculpture, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
David Pestorius Gallery, Brisbane
1993 City Gallery, Melbourne
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Paintings and Works on Paper, Galerie J. Friedrich, Dortmund Germany
1992 City Gallery, Melbourne
1991 Sections from Clark’s Myriorama, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
City Gallery, Melbourne
BelIas Gallery, Brisbane
1990 Store 5, Melbourne
Bellas Gallery, Brisbane
1989 Chinoiserie Landscape, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
1988 Bronze Reliefs, Chinoiserie Screens, Roslyn OxIey9 Gallery, Sydney
1987 ViIIo Sino-Romana, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Bellas Gallery, Brisbane
1986 Sacro Idyllic Landscapes, Roslyn OxIey9 Gallery, Sydney
1985 Tony Clark, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
1983 Art Projects, Melbourne
Recent Paintings, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
1982 Art Projects, Melbourne

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 Spring 1883, The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne
2015 Spring 1883, The Establishment Hotel, Sydney
Murray White Room, Art Basel Hong Kong 2015
2014 Spring 1883, The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne
Portraits, Murray White Room, Melbourne
2013 Everyday Murray White Room, Melbourne
Murray White Room, Sydney Contemporary 13
Murray White Room, Art Basel Hong Kong 2013
2011 Groups Who, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
PREVIEW11, Murray White Room, Melbourne
2010 Hayman Collection Volume 1, Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Victoria
Wilderness Balnaves Contemporary Painting, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Salon des Refuses, National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Melbourne><Brisbane: punk, art and after, Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of
Melbourne
GROUP 03, Murray White Room, Melbourne
2009 Sweet spot, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne
2008 Group 01, Murray White Room, Melbourne
2007 Nick Cave – The Exhibition, The Arts Centre, Melbourne
Snap Freeze: Still Life Now, curator Jenna Blyth, TarraWarra Museum of Art,
Healesville, Victoria
2006 A Bird in the Hand: Paintings by Tony Clark and John Wolseley, curator Robyn
McKenzie, La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo and Art Gallery of New
South Wales, Sydney
Uncanny Nature, curator Rebecca Coates, Australia Centre of Contemporary Art,
Melbourne
Roses, La Trobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, Victoria
2005 If the walls could talk: Tony Clark, Callum Morton, David Noonan, Kathy Temin and
Jenny Watson, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
2004 Ed Keupper’s MFLL, Sydney Opera House, Sydney
Hothouse: the flower in contemporary art, Monash University Museum of Art Touring
Exhibition, McClelland Gallery, Langwarrin, Victoria
2003 Art Australia: Zeitigenössishe Kunst, Galerie Seippel Köln and touring Kunst: Raum
Sylt-Quelle, Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Kulturstiftung Schloss Agathenburg
Germany
MCA Unpacked II, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Hothouse: the flower in contemporary art, Monash University Museum of Art, Victoria,
touring exhibition through to 2004
2002 Sublime: 25 Years of the Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art, Art Gallery of
Western Australia, Perth
The First Twenty Years, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
2001 MCA Unpacked, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
1998 Looking at Decoration, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Ladies and Gentlemen, Cameron House, Brisbane
Edifying Sappho and Socrates, Darlinghurst Community Health Centre, Sydney Gay
& Lesbian Mardi Gras, Sydney
1997 $$$$, London, England
Ornamentalism, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
1996 GeometrylArchitecture/Art, David Pestorius Gallery, Brisbane
1995 Videonale, Bonn Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
Film, First Floor, Melbourne
First Floor, Melbourne
Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
Blundstone Contemporary Art Prize, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
Wall Drawings, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne
Recent Acquisitions, Deakin University Art Collection, Geelong
The Loti and Victor Smorgon Collection of Contemporary Australian Art, Museum of
Contemporary Art, Sydney
Discovering the Feminine?, David Pestorious Gallery, Brisbane
Tony Clark, Diena Georgetti, Anne-Marie May, I st Floor,Melbourne
Australian Perspecta 1995, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Quintessenz, Museum of the City of Arolsen, Germany
Dazwischen, Deutsche Arbeitsschutzausstellung, Dortmund
Fashion, Decor, Interior, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne
Transcultural Painting, Ian Potter Gallery, University of Melbourne
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
1994 John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (Winner)
Loop. Part One, Next Wave Festival, A Critical Cities Project, Longfprd Cinema, Melbourne
Melbourne Seven, David Pestorius Gallery, Brisbane
Transcultural Painting, Tamsui Arts Centre, Taiwan; Taiwan Museum of Art, Taichung;
Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong; Academy of Fine Art, Guangzhou, China;
Ian Potter Gallery, Melbourne.
Store 5, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Tenth R.M. Ansett Art Award Exhibition, City of Hamilton Art Gallery, Victoria
Projection: Filming the Body, The Basement Project, Basement, Melbourne
1993 Découvertes, Grand Palais, Paris
Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
America, Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Art Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Group Show, Soma Gallery, San Diego, USA
Monster Field, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
1992 Documenta IX, Kassel, Germany
Group Show, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Store 5, Melbourne
City Gallery, Melbourne
Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
1991 Early and Recent Work by Eight Contemporary Artists, City Gallery, Melbourne
No. 100, Store 5, Melbourne
1990 Out of Asia, Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne
Inland, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
Group Show, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Believe, Scenery for solo dance performance by Shelley Lasica, City
Gallery, Melbourne
Questions of Belief, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide
1989 Art and Nature, Flaxman Gallery, London
Facciate di Roma, Centro Culturale Ausonio, Rome
1988 Stories of Australian Art, Commonwealth Institute, London; Usher Gallery,
Lincolnshire
Selected Works, 1968-88, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
History, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
A New Generation, Australian National Gallery, Canberra
1987 From Field to Figuration, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
The Young Australians: Budget Collection, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Bohemia, Linden Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne
The Golden Shibboleth, Gertrude Street Artists Space
A New Romance, Australian National Gallery, Canberra
1986 Falls the Shadow, Reconnaissance Gallery, Melbourne
How Much Beauty Can I Stand?, A.C.C.A., Melbourne
Forbidden Objects, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Primal Painting, Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne
5 Artists 5 Architects, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne
Origins, Originality + Beyond: The 6th Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South
Wales, Sydney
1985 Tower Hill and its Artists, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool
IsolaustraliaI, Galleria Bervilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy
Renaissance References in Australian Art, University Gallery, University of Melbourne
Australian Perspecta, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
1984 Art Projects, Melbourne
Dreams and Nightmares, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Architectura Picta, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne
Show No Cowardice, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
1983 Pirates & Mutineers, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Love Among the Ruins, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne
La Ciminiera, n-space, Sydney
Art Projects, Melbourne
1982 The Temple of The Winds, n-space, Melbourne
VIDEO
1994 Moore Minus Librium, 5 mins.
BY THE ARTIST
1997 ‘Décor on bar…’, Geoff Lowe: A Constructed World, Contemporary Art Archive 6,
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
‘What’s this flesh…’, Joanne Ritson, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne
1995 ‘In our shallow South…’, Ten Famous Feelings for Men and Tower Hill, Roslyn Oxley9
Gallery, Sydney, 1995
1994 ‘Cover’, Artfan, no. 2, Autumn
1993 ‘Artist’s page’, Circular, no. 1, May
‘Artist’s page’, Circular, no. 2, October
1992 ‘Artist’s page’, Kerb Your Dog Textook, Sydney
‘Aquinas: Lyrics Drama in Two Acts’ Rosebud, no. 2, Store 5, Melbourne (1991-1992)
1991 Architectural Subiects, Store 5, Melbourne
‘Howard Arkley’, Howard Arkley, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne
1990 ‘De Chirico Comé’, Photofile, Summer
‘Chinoiserie’, Kerb Your dog, no. 7.
1989 ‘Posterity Will Judge’, Tension, Summer
Chinoiserie Landscape, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 1989
1988 ‘Fascist Classicism’, Art and Australia, Autumn, vol.25, no.3
‘Artist’s page’, Kerb your dog, no.3
1987 Ormond College Welcomes New Art, University of Melbourne, Melbourne
1986 ‘Geoff Thomas’, Tensions, no. 9, May
‘Houses, Palaces, Cities’, Artlink, vol. 6, no.s 2/3, June-July
1985 ‘Four Designs for Murals Paintingg’, Transition, vol. 4, no.2, April
1984 Architectura Picta, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne
‘Nick Cave’, tensions, no. 3, April
1983 ‘Artist’s page’, Press, no. 2, Art Projects, Melbourne
‘Artist’s page’, Young Blood: notes on Art Practice, Art Projects, Melbourne
1981 ‘Aquinas: Lyric Drama in two Acts’, Pneumatic Drill: Anti-Music/Opera, no. 35
‘Cover page’, Pneumatic Drill: Anti-Music/Opera, no. 59
‘I Miei Lunghi Afpvi Tovmenti’, Pneumatic Drill: A Newsletter on Anti-Music, no. 40
‘Love and Passion, Music by Tony Clark, Words by John Nixon’, Pneumatic Drill, no. 9,
August
BY JUDITH PASCAL
2007 Nick Cave Stories, published in association with Nick Cave: The Exhibition, The Arts
Centre Gallery, Melbourne, 10 Nov. 2007 – 6 April 2008
Snap Freeze: Still Life Now, exhibition catalogue, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville,
Victoria, Australia
‘Anne Marie May’
2006 Sunanda Creagh, `Julie Rrap and Tony Clark’, in Spectrum, The Sydney Morning Herald,
March 4-5, 2006, p. 29
2004 Claire Armstrong, “Collector Profile: Dick Quan,” Art & Australia, Vol. 41 No. 4, Winter
2004, p. 615 – 617
2003 Ralf-P. Seippel, “Tony Clark,” Art Australia: Zeitigenössishe Kunst, exhibition catalogue,
Seippel Verlag, Autoren und Künstler, Germany, 2003, p. 10 – 13
Kit Messham-Muir, “Tony Clark: Flowerpieces,” Eyeline # 51, Autumn/Winter, 2003, p. 60
Peter Hill, “Critics Picks: Angela Brennan and Tony Clark,” Sydney Morning Herald,
March 7 – 13
2002 “Days of Wine and Tension,” Art Monthly Australia, June, Issue 150, pp. 27 – 30
1998 Tony Clark: Public and Private Paintings 1982-1 998,ex.catalogue, Museum of Modern
Art, Heide, Melbourne
Simon Plant, “Tony mixes it up,” Herald Sun, May 20
Anna Clabburn, “Private meanings within public art,” The Age, June 17
Rebecca Lancashire, “The broccoli maestro,” The Age, June 8
Robert Rooney, “Experiments with style in the deep frieze,” The Australian
1997 Graham Forsyth, The Strangeness of Panorama, ex. catalogue, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery,
Sydney
1995 Tony Clark, ‘Chinoiserie Landscapes: the paintings of Tony Clark’, Artifice magazine/CDROM,
no. 3, London
‘Constanze Zikos: Hybrids and Clusters’, Art & Design: Art and Cultural Difference,
Academy Editions, London
‘Any Armanious’, Virtual Reality, National Gallery of Australia
‘Tony Clark’, Australia Perspecta, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
1994 ‘Bogged Down’, The Age, 15 June
‘The Civilisation of the Abstract’, Diena Georgetti, Contemporary Art Centre of South
Australia
Melinda Harper, David Pestorius Gallery, Brisbane
‘Shelley Lasica’, Behaviour, Printed Books, Melbourne
Some Questions Concerning Tony Clark’s Important Contemporary Sculpture, exhibition
catalogue, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
1993 Roger Benjamin, `Mysteries of the Villa Sino-Romana’ Art & Text, Jan.
Robyn McKenzie, Tony Clark, exhibition catalogue, City Gallery, Melbourne 1991
Caroline Barnes, `Inland’, Art & Text, Winter
Christina Hampel, `Inland: Corresponding Places’, The Interior, Vol 1, No 1. pp 12-13
1990 Roger Benjamin, `White Exits: Out of Asia’, Art Monthly, September
1986 Ivan Rijavec. `Tony Clark’, Transition – Artists and Architects, pp 12-13
1985 Paul Taylor, `Civilisation And Its Discontents’, Flash Art, January
Alex Selenitsch, Michael Anderson, Robyn McKenzie, `Architectura Picta:
Three Reviews’, Transition, April, pp 21-27
Christina Davidson, ‘Tony Clark’, Art Network Winter
John Buckley, The World We Deserve, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art,
Melbourne
1984 Sue Cramer, `Tony Clark, Classical Pop and Beyond’, Tension 5, October, pp. 34 – 36
Ashley Crawford, `Architectura Picta’, On The Beach, Spring
`Fame’, Domus, December
1983 Vivienne Shark LeWitt `Love Among The Ruins’ Art & Text Winter lmants Tillers, `Fear of
Texture’, Art & Text, Winter

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2015 Dan Rule, “Channels of expression”, The Age, Spectrum, 24 January, 2015
2012 Murray White, Editor, Myriorama, Murray White Room, Melbourne, 2012
Dan Rule, An endless terrain unfolds, Art & Design, The Age, 18 February 2012
Ashley Crawford, Lure of endless landscapes fuels a joyous obsession, The Australian,
2 February 2012
Annemarie Kiely, Moving Pictures, VOGUE Living Australia, January/February 2012
2011 Ashley Crawford, “Artist Interview: Tony Clark”, Australian Art Collector Online,
9 February 2011
2009 Robyn McKenzie, `The rules of the game: Tony Clark’s Myriorama’, Art & Australia, Vol.
46, No. 3, 2009, pp. 390 – 393
2008 Ashley Crawford, ‘The Shock of the Independent: Imants Tiller and Tony Clark in
Melbourne’ Art Monthly Australia, May, Issue #209, p.17
1997 Rex Butler, ‘Ornementalism’, Art & Text, no. 58, August-October
1995 Birgit Kummel, Quintessenz, Museum of the City of Arolsen, Arolsen
Natalie King, Fashion Décor Interior, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne
Natalie King, “Decor~’, Art & Australia, Summer
Leo Edelstein, ‘Tony Clark’, Journal of Contemporary Art, vol.7
1994 Frances Lindsay, Merryn Gates, Roger Benjamin, Tran cultural Painting, University of
Melbourne
Denise Robinson, Agenda, Issue #39
Graham Forsyth, Art + Text. #49

PUBLIC PROJECTS

1994 St Kilda Public Library, Jasperware Mural

AWARDS

1994 John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize
1990 Studio `II Paretaio’, Visual Arts and Crafts Board
1983 Special Projects Grant, Visual Arts Board

COLLECTIONS

National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Phillip Morris Collection, Canberra
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
TarraWarra Museum of Art, Melbourne
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Griffith University, Queensland
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
The Chartwell Collection, Auckland
Hayman Collection
The Department of Education, Melbourne
Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne
Michael Buxton Contemporary Australian Art Collection, Melbourne
Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne
Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
St Kilda Public Library, Melbourne
The Vizard Foundation, University of Melbourne
University Art Gallery & Art Collections, University of Sydney
Parliament of Australia, Parliament House, Canberra
University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane