James Drinkwater


Lives and works in Newcastle, Australia

EDUCATION

2003

  • Fine Arts, National Art School in Darlinghurst, Sydney

1992

  • Ron Hartee Art School, Newcastle

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022

  • 'Tesoro Mio', Nanda/Hobbs, Sydney
  • 'The Boxer, round 2/ Old photos make me cry', Newcastle University Gallery

2021

  • 'I love you so much I can't stop saying goodbye', Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne
  • 'The Boxer', Nanda/Hobbs, Sydney

2020

  • 'I love you more than paintings', Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne

2019

  • 'The Sea Calls Me by Name', 10 year survey, Newcastle Art Gallery
  • Sydney Contemporary, Nanda/Hobbs, Sydney

2018

  • 'Looking for Urchins and Louis Ferrari', Nanda/Hobbs, Sydney

2017

  • 'In the Halls of my Youth', The LockUp, Newcastle
  • 'Rungli Rungliot', Australian High Commission, Singapore

2016

  • 'An entire life, from the interior', NKN Gallery, Melbourne
  • ‘We are clumsy now on this Southern Beach, New works from the South of France’, Nanda/Hobbs, Sydney

2015

  • 'Every Pigeon in Paris became a Dove, New work from Paris', Peta O'Brian Contemporary Art, London
  • 'In the Arms of Moreton Figs', Gallery 9, Sydney

2014

  • 'The boy cried STORM!!!', NKN Gallery, Melbourne
  • 'The boy and the ballet', Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney

2012

  • 'The Ocean Parade', Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney
  • 'Home Stretch', Cooks Hill Galleries, Newcastle

2011

  • 'Nostalgia for Nothing', Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney

2010

  • 'Brooding Town', Lain Dawson Gallery, Sydney
  • 'Postage Paid Australia, Berlin', Cooks Hill Galleries, Newcastle

2009

  • 'Poor Boy', Fortyfive Downstairs, Melbourne

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

  • 'Postcards from Twin Peaks with Paul Ryan ', Nanda/Hobbs, Sydney

2018

  • 'Kilgour Proze', Newcastle Art Gallery
  • 'Black Diamond Money', Byron School of Arts
  • 'Couplings', Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney
  • 'Sweetness of the New', The Yellow House Gallery,

2017

  • 'Works on Paper', Beers Gallery, London
  • Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Nanda/Hobbs, Sydney
  • Spring Art Fair 1883, NKN Gallery
  • 'Into Abstraction II', Macquarie University Gallery

2014

  • 'Paperweight', Newcastle Art Gallery

2013

  • Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Damien Minton Gallery
  • Working Newcastle, University of Newcastle
  • 'Marked', Cessnock Regional Art Gallery

2012

  • 'Young Collectors', John Buckley Gallery Melbourne
  • 'Traces', Leipzig Art Fair, Germany
  • 'The Great Australian Landscape, Tim Olsen Gallery

2010

  • 'A Perfect Day to Chase Tornados (White)', Berlin

AWARDS AND PRIZES

2020

  • Finalist, The Vincent Prize
  • Finalist, Mosman Prize
  • Finalist, Paddington Art Prize

2018

  • Finalist, Kilgour Art Prize
  • Finalist, John Glover Art Prize
  • Finalist, Wynne Art Prize

2017

  • Finalist, John Glover Art Prize
  • Finalist, Wynne Art Prize
  • Finalist, Paddington Art Prize

2016

  • Finalist, Paddington Art Prize
  • Finalist, Sulman Art Prize

2015

  • Finalist, Wynne Art Prize

2014

  • Finalist, Paddington Art Prize
  • Winner, Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship
  • Finalist, Wynne Art Prize
  • Finalist, King School Prize
  • Finalist, Newcastle University Prize

2013

  • Semi-Finalist, Doug Moran Portrait Prize
  • Highly Commended, Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship

2012

  • Finalist, King School Prize
  • Finalist, Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship

2011

  • Finalist, Dobell Drawing Prize
  • Highly Commended, Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship
  • Winner, Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship
  • Finalist, Salon Des Refuses

2002

  • Winner, John Olsen National Art School Life Drawing Prize

Collections

  • Artbank
  • University of Newcastle
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Gold Coast City Art Collection
  • Macquarie University
  • Monash University
  • Newcastle Art Gallery
  • Warner Music Australia
  • St Francis Xavier College, Newcastle
  • Private collections, New York, UK, Singapore, Australia, Germany