Auguste Blackman

Blackman’s work is noted for its boldness, colour and stroke together with a strong sense of playful narrative. Each spontaneous brushstroke is executed with great confidence. Through the form of portraits, still life and sometimes landscapes, Blackman offers the viewer a unique and fresh perspective on the surrounding world – the artist’s world, his imagination and his experiences.

Biography

Auguste Blackman was born in Melbourne in 1957 to his famous artist father, Charles Blackman OBE, and writer mother, Barbara Blackman OA.

Immersed in an artistic life from birth he began carving out his own world of images and creativity at an early age. Beginning with painting and drawing, Blackman simultaneously pursued a career as a curator and printmaker before coming to life as a professional artist.

Formally trained, Blackman also harnesses his natural training inherited from the family culture to create his own genre of figurative expressionism. A painter and printmaker, the artist reinterprets his environment, allowing the viewer to see the world through a different perspective – the artist’s world, his imagination and his experiences.

His work is noted for its boldness, colour and stroke together with a strong sense of playful narrative. Each spontaneous brushstroke is executed with great confidence. Through the form of portraits, still life and sometimes landscapes, Blackman offers the viewer a unique and fresh perspective on the surrounding world.

Blackman has been exhibiting widely across Australia, particularly New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland for over thirty years. His works are held in a number of private collections both nationally and internationally.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 Harbour Perspectives NSVA Gallery 307 Northbridge NSW
2017 WONDERLAND Minamurra Cafe NSW
2017 Mad About Alice at Angela Tandori Gallery Melbourne
2016 ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass David Hart Galleries September
2016 ‘Bouillabaisse’ Art Bar Kiama September 17-October 5th
2016 Curiouser and Curiouser, July, Angela Tandori Gallery Mellbourne
2016 ‘Bouillabaisse’ Art Bar Kiama September 17-October 5
2016 Curiouser and Curiouser in July Angela Tandori Gallery Melbourne
2015 'Madonna' series Maunsell Wickes Gallery Sydney June
'Alice in Wonderland' Minamurra Cafe Gallery August-September
2014 ‘Love Show’ Angela Tandori Gallery October 24-November 2
‘Floral Tribute’, 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Mermaid Beach,
‘Escapades’, Maunsell Wickes Gallery, Sydney
2013 ‘Bucket and Spade’ Bondi Pavillion, Sydney
‘Humankind’, Traffic Jam Gallery, Sydney
2012 ‘The Beach’, Charles Hewitt, Sydney
‘ John McDouall Stuart’, Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT
2011 ‘Bird Life’, Paintbox Fine Art, Canberra
‘Bird Song’, Milk Factory, Bowral, NSW
2010 ‘Bouquet Garni’, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney
2009 ‘Recent Paintings’, Collins Street Gallery, Melbourne
‘Teddy Bears Picnic’, Tin Shed Arts Malmsbury, VIC
‘The Owl and the Pussycat’, Paintbox Fine Art, Canberra
2008 ‘ANZAC Series’, n Defence Force Academy, Canberra
‘Ozymandias’, Tin Shed Arts, Malmsbury, VIC
‘EUREKA’ at Collins St Gallery, Melbourne
2007 ‘Edward Lear Show’, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, NSW
‘Nonsense and Sensibility’, Blacksphere Gallery, Melbourne
‘Homage to Furphy and Lear’, Olive Grove, Shepparton, VIC
‘Afternoon Tea with Edward Lear’, Tin Shed Arts, Malmsbury, VIC
2006 ‘To Charles and Edward’, Dean Town Hall, Victoria
‘Homage To Nonsense’, Blacksphere Gallery, Melbourne
‘Edward Lear’, Blacksphere Gallery, Melbourne
2005 ‘Tramlines’, Blacksphere Gallery, Melbourne
2004 ‘Love and War’, Project Gallery, Wollongong, NSW
1994 ‘Marine Life’ private view, Gerringong NSW
1990 ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’, private view, Sydney
1988 ‘Sydney Harbour’ Galaxy Gallery, Sydney
1982 Auguste Blackman at Auguste Blackman Graphics, Sydney

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 Floribunda NSVA Gallery 307 Northbridge NSW
2017 FRIDA Beachside Emporium Kiama NSW
2017 Alice in Pineappleland Blue Chip Gallery Mooloolaba QLD
2016 The 'BEFORE I DIE' Project Kiama Fire Station NSW
2016 “Two Black Swans” Red Point Gallery, Port Kembla
2015 'Kiama Lighthouse' Old Firestation Gallery
2014 'Contemporary Art' Angela Tandori Gallery
2013 ‘Cirque du Soleil’ 19 Karen Contemporary Art Space Project,
Sofitel Hotel, Broadbeach, QLD
2012 Highland Hatching, Robertson Cheese Factory
2010 ‘Local & Current’, Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong, NSW
2009 ‘In Hindsite’, Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong, NSW
2008 Group Show, DeHaviland Gallery, Wollongong, NSW,
2007 Group Show, DeHaviland Gallery, Wollongong, NSW,
2006 ‘Avant Garden’, Project Art Gallery, Wollongong, NSW,
2005 ‘Masks’, Karoona Gallery, West Wollongong TAFE, NSW
‘Ceramics’, Karoona Gallery, West Wollongong TAFE, NSW,
2004 ‘Recent Paintings’, Karoona Gallery, West Wollongong TAFE, NSW,
2003 ‘Recent Paintings’, Karoona Gallery, West Wollongong TAFE, NSW,
‘Ceramics, Karoona’ Gallery, West Wollongong TAFE, NSW,
1993 ‘Blackman Family’, Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle, NSW,
1988 Oceanea, Galaxy Gallery Balmain, Sydney

EDUCATION
2006 Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts, Painting major, Wollongong TAFE
2005 Diploma of Fine Arts, Painting and Printmaking majors, TAFE
2004 Certificate 4, Fine Arts, West Wollongong TAFE
2003 Certificate 2 in Ceramics – Studio Techniques, Wollongong TAFE
1990 Selected courses at Julian Ashton Art School
1976 Printmaking at George Baldessin Print Studio
1975 Cadetship at Sun Newspaper Art Department

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