Courtyard John Bokor John Bokor - Courtyard
Courtyard 2023
CourtyardJohn BokorCourtyard
Courtyard2023
oil on board
60 x 80 cm
$7,500  ENQUIRE
Pink Roses John Bokor John Bokor - Pink Roses
Pink Roses 2024
Pink RosesJohn BokorPink Roses
Pink Roses2024
oil on board
30 x 25 cm
$2,400  ENQUIRE
Distant Memories John Bokor John Bokor - Distant Memories
Distant Memories 2023
Distant MemoriesJohn BokorDistant Memories
Distant Memories2023
oil on board
120 x 140 cm
$14,000  ENQUIRE
All Seasons John Bokor John Bokor - All Seasons
All Seasons 2024
All SeasonsJohn BokorAll Seasons
All Seasons2024
oil on linen
137 x 112 cm
$13,500  ENQUIRE
Japanese Interior John Bokor John Bokor - Japanese Interior
Japanese Interior 2023
Japanese InteriorJohn BokorJapanese Interior
Japanese Interior2023
oil on board
60 x 80 cm
$7,500  ENQUIRE
Japanese Teapot John Bokor John Bokor - Japanese Teapot
Japanese Teapot 2024
Japanese TeapotJohn BokorJapanese Teapot
Japanese Teapot2024
oil on board
25 x 30 cm
$2,400  ENQUIRE
Green Glass Jug John Bokor John Bokor - Green Glass Jug
Green Glass Jug 2024
Green Glass JugJohn BokorGreen Glass Jug
Green Glass Jug2024
oil on board
25 x 30 cm
$2,400  ENQUIRE
Kitchen Cupboards John Bokor John Bokor - Kitchen Cupboards
Kitchen Cupboards 2024
Kitchen CupboardsJohn BokorKitchen Cupboards
Kitchen Cupboards2024
oil on board
30 x 25 cm
$2,400  ENQUIRE
Dutch Coffee John Bokor John Bokor - Dutch Coffee
Dutch Coffee 2024
Dutch CoffeeJohn BokorDutch Coffee
Dutch Coffee2024
oil on board
30 x 25 cm
$2,400  ENQUIRE
Dutch Flower Arrangement John Bokor John Bokor - Dutch Flower Arrangement
Dutch Flower Arrangement 2023
Dutch Flower ArrangementJohn BokorDutch Flower Arrangement
Dutch Flower Arrangement2023
charcoal, wash and collage on paper
76 x 56 cm
$4,200  ENQUIRE
Soy Sauce, Tuna and Chilli John Bokor John Bokor - Soy Sauce, Tuna and Chilli
Soy Sauce, Tuna and Chilli 2024
Soy Sauce, Tuna and ChilliJohn BokorSoy Sauce, Tuna and Chilli
Soy Sauce, Tuna and Chilli2024
oil on board
30 x 25 cm
$2,400  ENQUIRE
Double Dutch John Bokor John Bokor - Double Dutch
Double Dutch 2024
Double DutchJohn BokorDouble Dutch
Double Dutch2024
oil on linen
137 x 112 cm
$13,500  ENQUIRE
Single Teacup John Bokor John Bokor - Single Teacup
Single Teacup 2024
Single TeacupJohn BokorSingle Teacup
Single Teacup2024
oil on board
25 x 30 cm
$2,400  ENQUIRE
Full Bloom John Bokor John Bokor - Full Bloom
Full Bloom 2024
Full BloomJohn BokorFull Bloom
Full Bloom2024
oil on linen
137 x 112 cm
$13,500  ENQUIRE
Coffee Pot and Flowers John Bokor John Bokor - Coffee Pot and Flowers
Coffee Pot and Flowers 2023
Coffee Pot and FlowersJohn BokorCoffee Pot and Flowers
Coffee Pot and Flowers2023
oil on board
25 x 30 cm
$2,400  ENQUIRE
Old World Charm John Bokor John Bokor - Old World Charm
Old World Charm 2024
Old World CharmJohn BokorOld World Charm
Old World Charm2024
oil on board
120 x 140 cm
$14,000  ENQUIRE
Native Flowers John Bokor John Bokor - Native Flowers
Native Flowers 2024
Native FlowersJohn BokorNative Flowers
Native Flowers2024
oil on board
30 x 25 cm
SOLD 
View of the Hills John Bokor John Bokor - View of the Hills
View of the Hills 2023
View of the HillsJohn BokorView of the Hills
View of the Hills2023
oil on board
60 x 80 cm
SOLD 
Pink Flowers John Bokor John Bokor - Pink Flowers
Pink Flowers 2024
Pink FlowersJohn BokorPink Flowers
Pink Flowers2024
oil on board
30 x 25 cm
SOLD 
Dutch Feast John Bokor John Bokor - Dutch Feast
Dutch Feast 2023
Dutch FeastJohn BokorDutch Feast
Dutch Feast2023
oil on board
25 x 30 cm
$2,400  ENQUIRE
Cafe Table John Bokor John Bokor - Cafe Table
Cafe Table 2023
Cafe TableJohn BokorCafe Table
Cafe Table2023
oil on board
30 x 25 cm
SOLD 
Poirot's Staircase John Bokor John Bokor - Poirot's Staircase
Poirot's Staircase 2023
Poirot's StaircaseJohn BokorPoirot's Staircase
Poirot's Staircase2023
oil on board
80 x 60 cm
SOLD 
Tea and Toast John Bokor John Bokor - Tea and Toast
Tea and Toast 2023
Tea and ToastJohn BokorTea and Toast
Tea and Toast2023
oil on board
25 x 30 cm
SOLD 
In the Mountains John Bokor John Bokor - In the Mountains
In the Mountains 2024
In the MountainsJohn BokorIn the Mountains
In the Mountains2024
oil on linen
102 x 121 cm
SOLD 
Spring Blossoms John Bokor John Bokor - Spring Blossoms
Spring Blossoms 2024
Spring BlossomsJohn BokorSpring Blossoms
Spring Blossoms2024
oil on board
30 x 25 cm
SOLD 
Drinks Tray John Bokor John Bokor - Drinks Tray
Drinks Tray 2024
Drinks TrayJohn BokorDrinks Tray
Drinks Tray2024
oil on board
30 x 25 cm
SOLD 
Autumn Salon John Bokor John Bokor - Autumn Salon
Autumn Salon 2024
Autumn SalonJohn BokorAutumn Salon
Autumn Salon2024
oil on board
120 x 140 cm
SOLD 
The Space Between John Bokor John Bokor - The Space Between
The Space Between 2023
The Space BetweenJohn BokorThe Space Between
The Space Between2023
oil on board
60 x 80 cm
SOLD 
Flowers and Toast John Bokor John Bokor - Flowers and Toast
Flowers and Toast 2024
Flowers and ToastJohn BokorFlowers and Toast
Flowers and Toast2024
oil on board
25 x 30 cm
SOLD 
An Earlier Time John Bokor John Bokor - An Earlier Time
An Earlier Time 2023
An Earlier TimeJohn BokorAn Earlier Time
An Earlier Time2023
oil on board
120 x 140 cm
SOLD 
Side Table John Bokor John Bokor - Side Table
Side Table 2023
Side TableJohn BokorSide Table
Side Table2023
oil on board
25 x 30 cm
SOLD 
Green Glass Vase John Bokor John Bokor - Green Glass Vase
Green Glass Vase 2024
Green Glass VaseJohn BokorGreen Glass Vase
Green Glass Vase2024
oil on board
30 x 25 cm
SOLD 
Hazy Days John Bokor John Bokor - Hazy Days
Hazy Days 2024
Hazy DaysJohn BokorHazy Days
Hazy Days2024
oil on board
120 x 140 cm
SOLD 
Sugar Bowl and Yellow Flowers John Bokor John Bokor - Sugar Bowl and Yellow Flowers
Sugar Bowl and Yellow Flowers 2024
Sugar Bowl and Yellow FlowersJohn BokorSugar Bowl and Yellow Flowers
Sugar Bowl and Yellow Flowers2024
oil on board
25 x 30 cm
SOLD 
The Chinese Vase John Bokor John Bokor - The Chinese Vase
The Chinese Vase 2024
The Chinese VaseJohn BokorThe Chinese Vase
The Chinese Vase2024
oil on board
30 x 25 cm
SOLD 
Colour study for Cafe Table John Bokor John Bokor - Colour study for Cafe Table
Colour study for Cafe Table 2024
Colour study for Cafe TableJohn BokorColour study for Cafe Table
Colour study for Cafe Table2024
carbon pencil, wash and oil on paper
26 x 21 cm
SOLD 
Colour study for Dutch Feast John Bokor John Bokor - Colour study for Dutch Feast
Colour study for Dutch Feast 2024
Colour study for Dutch FeastJohn BokorColour study for Dutch Feast
Colour study for Dutch Feast2024
carbon pencil, wash and oil on paper
21 x 26 cm
SOLD 
Colour study for An Earlier Time John Bokor John Bokor - Colour study for An Earlier Time
Colour study for An Earlier Time 2024
Colour study for An Earlier TimeJohn BokorColour study for An Earlier Time
Colour study for An Earlier Time2024
carbon pencil, wash and oil on paper
21 x 26 cm
SOLD 
Colour study for Flowers and Toast John Bokor John Bokor - Colour study for Flowers and Toast
Colour study for Flowers and Toast 2024
Colour study for Flowers and ToastJohn BokorColour study for Flowers and Toast
Colour study for Flowers and Toast2024
carbon pencil, wash and oil on paper
21 x 26 cm
SOLD 
Colour study for Drinks Tray John Bokor John Bokor - Colour study for Drinks Tray
Colour study for Drinks Tray 2024
Colour study for Drinks TrayJohn BokorColour study for Drinks Tray
Colour study for Drinks Tray2024
carbon pencil, wash and oil on paper
26 x 21 cm
SOLD 
Colour study for Japanese Interior John Bokor John Bokor - Colour study for Japanese Interior
Colour study for Japanese Interior 2024
Colour study for Japanese InteriorJohn BokorColour study for Japanese Interior
Colour study for Japanese Interior2024
carbon pencil, wash and oil on paper
21 x 26 cm
SOLD 
Flowers and Cup John Bokor John Bokor - Flowers and Cup
Flowers and Cup 2024
Flowers and CupJohn BokorFlowers and Cup
Flowers and Cup2024
carbon pencil, wash and oil on paper
26 x 21 cm
SOLD 
Installation View 'Studio Stories' John Bokor John Bokor - Installation View 'Studio Stories'
Installation View 'Studio Stories' 2024
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Installation View 'Studio Stories'2024
Installation View 'Studio Stories' John Bokor John Bokor - Installation View 'Studio Stories'
Installation View 'Studio Stories' 2024
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Installation View 'Studio Stories' John Bokor John Bokor - Installation View 'Studio Stories'
Installation View 'Studio Stories' 2024
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Installation View 'Studio Stories' John Bokor John Bokor - Installation View 'Studio Stories'
Installation View 'Studio Stories' 2024
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Installation View 'Studio Stories' 2024
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Installation View 'Studio Stories' 2024
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Installation View 'Studio Stories' John Bokor John Bokor - Installation View 'Studio Stories'
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Installation View 'Studio Stories'John BokorInstallation View 'Studio Stories'
Installation View 'Studio Stories'2024

The exhibition title comes from my habit of not regarding a painting as finished until it starts to tell a story or give a suggestion of a life outside of just paint, turpentine and mashed together pigments. Not being easily satisfied I like to rework paintings and drawings many times. Most of these paintings were worked on over the better part of a year. Each painting is worked on until I realise what story is being told. Some stories are as complex as the lives of the people who once inhabited the rooms, but some are as simple as a moment in time, like a film still. I used to only work from life but the paintings in this exhibition are for the most part fictitious. I hope that in viewing this exhibition the audience will imagine their own stories in relation to the works….and if they happen to differ from mine then that’s even better.

John Bokor, 2024

John Bokor 'Studio Stories'

Despite the instant familiarity of his subjects, realism is not an easy fit in John Bokor’s work – he finds it too constricting, too frustrating, too beige. Instead, he cherry picks from his experiences and influences to create scenes that are inspired by real life, but not beholden to it. If something isn’t working, he allows himself the freedom to scrape it all away and start over, adding, subtracting, and rebuilding elements until something fantastical but emotionally authentic emerges. What he’s creating in these narratives is an interpretation of the world more attuned to the human experience, with all the overlapping memories, converging viewpoints and imperfect realities we encounter. By highlighting rather than obscuring earlier layers of mark-making, he underlines the history of trial and error inherent to each work. In this, he captures humanity once again. For we too exist as layers – of mistakes, imperfections and successes, and the traces of the personal histories that have formed us.

John Bokor is a graduate of the National Art School, Sydney. John is a multiple-time finalist in nationally-recognised art prizes such as: the Sir John Sulman Prize (2021, 2019); the Muswellbrook Art Prize Drawing Section (2020, 2019, 2015, 2016 winner); Eutick Memorial Still Life Prize (2019, 2014, 2013 winner, 2012); Tattersall’s Landscape Art Prize (2019, 2018, 2017); National Still Life Prize (2019); Dobell Drawing Prize (2023); Keduma Drawing Prize (2018, 2016, 2014); Mosman Art Prize (2023, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2010); Paddington Art Prize (2017, 2014); Rick Amor Drawing Prize (2016, 2014, 2012); Fishers Ghost Art Award (2014, 2013); Calleen Art Prize (2014); NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize (2012 winner); Kings School Art Prize (2016 and 2015 winner); and the Fleurieu Landscape Prize (2013). His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout Australia, the USA and Europe, and is held in major public, regional and university art collections.

Carrie McCarthy 2021

John Bokor

  • Born 1973, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Lives and works in Sydney, NSW

EDUCATION

1993

  • Diploma in Painting, National Art School, Sydney

2000

  • Bachelor of Fine Art [conversion course], National Art School

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2024

  • 'Studio Stories', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2023

  • 'Between Two Rooms', King Street Gallery on William, Sydney

2022

  • 'Domestic Splendour', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2021

  • 'A Place Like Home', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2020

  • 'Inner World', King Street Gallery on William, Sydney

2019

  • 'At My Table', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2018

  • 'Interiors', King Street Gallery on William, Sydney

2017

  • 'The Source', Wollongong Gallery, New South Wales

2016

  • 'Everyday World', King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
  • Artist in Residence exhibition, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, New South Wales

2015

  • 'Close to Home', King Street Gallery on William, Sydney

2014

  • 'John Bokor', Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, New South Wales

2013

  • 'The Still Life', King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
  • The Union Club, Sydney

2011

  • 'Black Diamond District', King Street Gallery on William

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023

  • Dobell Drawing Prize, National Art School, Sydney
  • Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, New South Wales

2021

  • Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2020

  • Dobell Drawing Prize, National Art School, Sydney

2019

  • Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
  • Muswellbrook Art Award, Muswellbrook Regional Gallery
  • 'The New Gallery Show', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
  • 'A Place to Call Home', Wollongong Gallery, New South Wales

2018

  • 'The Platform 10', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2017

  • GIFC travelling works on paper exhibition-Chart Art Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark, The Hole, NYC, Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo, Norway, 0-0 Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2016

  • 'Baked Goods', University City Arts League, Philadelphia, Pa, USA
  • 'Planting Dreams', State Library of New South Wales, Sydney
  • 'Just Draw', travelling drawing exhibition, Newcastle Regional Gallery and Bathurst Regional Gallery
  • 'Bokor, Ferguson and McKenzie', Muswellbrook Regional Gallery, New South Wales

2015

  • 'Just Paper', Maitland Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales
  • 'Drawings from Artist in Residence', Amaze The Michael Crouch Gallery, Mitchell Library State Library New South Wales

2014

  • 'A Landscape of Place and Name', King Street Gallery on William, Sydney

2013

  • 'Last but not Least', King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
  • 'Still Life Exhibition', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
  • 'Looking Forward', King Street Gallery on William, Sydney

2012

  • 'Recent Acquisitions', Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
  • 'Local, Current', Wollongong City Gallery, New South Wales

AWARDS

2023

  • Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, New South Wales
  • Dobell Drawing Prize, National Art School, Sydney

2021

  • Finalist, Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales

2020

  • Finalist, Muswellbrook Art Award, Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales

2019

  • Finalist, Eutick Memorial Still Life Prize, Project Contemporary Art Space, Wollongong
  • Finalist, Tattersalls Landscape Art Prize, Tattersalls Club, Brisbane
  • Finalist, National Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, New South Wales
  • Finalist, Sir John Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
  • Finalist, Muswellbrook Art Award, Muswellbrook, New South Wales

2018

  • Finalist, Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, PLC Croydon, Sydney
  • Finalist, Emsla Still Life Award, Project Contemporary Art Space, Wollongong
  • Finalist, Kedumba Drawing Prize, Orange Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales
  • Finalist, Tattersall’s Landscape Prize Tattersall’s Club, Brisbane
  • Finalist, The Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

2017

  • Finalist, Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, PLC Croydon, Sydney
  • Finalist, Tattersalls Landscape Prize, Brisbane
  • Finalist, Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
  • Finalist, Paddington Art Prize, Sydney

2016

  • Winner, Kings School Art Prize The Kings School, Sydney
  • Recipient, State Library NSW Artist in Residence
  • Winner, Muswellbrook Art Prize Drawing Section, Muswellbrook Regional Gallery, New South Wales
  • Finalist, Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria
  • Finalist, Kedumba Drawing Award, Orange Regional Gallery, New South Wales

2015

  • Finalist, Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Art Centre, New South Wales
  • Finalist, Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, PLC Gallery Sydney
  • Finalist, Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney
  • Winner, Kings School Art Prize, Kings School Parramatta, Sydney

2014

  • South Hill Yellow House Residency Goulburn, New South Wales
  • Finalist, Paddington Art Prize, Sydney
  • Finalist, Fishers Ghost, Campbelltown Arts Centre, New South Wales
  • Finalist, Kedumba Drawing Award Orange Regional Gallery, Wild Valley Art Gallery, New South Wales
  • Finalist, Eutick Memorial Still Life Award Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
  • Finalist, Rick Amor Drawing Prize Ballarat Regional Gallery
  • Finalist, Calleen Art Prize, Cowra Regional Gallery, Cowra, New South Wales
  • Finalist, Plein Air Prize NSW Parliament House, Sydney
  • Finalist, Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, MLC, Sydney

2013

  • Winner, Wilson Art Award, Trinity Grammar School Lismore, New South Wales
  • Winner, Eutick Memorial Still Life Award
  • Finalist, Fleurieu Landscape Prize, South Australia
  • Finalist, Fishers Ghost Art Award Campbelltown Arts Centre, New South Wales
  • Finalist, Eutick Memorial Still Life Award Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, New South Wales
  • Finalist, The Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
  • Finalist, The Wilson Art Award, Trinity College, Lismore, New South Wales
  • Finalist, Calleen Art Award Cowra Regional Gallery Cowra, New South Wales

2012

  • Winner, NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize NSW Parliament House, Sydney
  • Sponsors Prize Recipient, Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
  • Finalist, City of Albany Art Prize Albany Town Hall, Albany, Western Australia
  • Finalist, Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing Adelaide Perry Gallery, Sydney
  • Finalist, Rick Amor Drawing Prize Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria

2011

  • Finalist, Whyalla Art Prize. Middleback Theatre, Whyalla
  • Finalist, New South Wales Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, New South Wales Parliament House
  • Finalist, Nora Heysen Centenary Art Prize, Hahndorf, South Australia

2010

  • Finalist, Mosman Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
  • Finalist, Stanthorpe Regional Gallery Art Prize, Queensland
  • Finalist, En Plein Air Prize NSW Parliament House, Sydney

COLLECTIONS

  • Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria
  • New South Wales Parliament Art Collection
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • University of Sydney, New South Wales
  • The Australia Club, New South Wales
  • University of Wollongong, New South Wales
  • Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, New South Wales
  • UBS Warburg, Australia
  • Charles Sturt University Art Collection, New South Wales
  • Waverley/Woollahra Council
  • Macquarie Bank, Australia
  • Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
  • Maitland Regional Gallery, New South Wales
  • State Library New South Wales
  • Trinity Grammar School, Lismore
  • Wollongong Gallery, New South Wales

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2019

  • A Painted Landscape, by Amber Creswell Bell, Thames & Hudson
  • 10 Works in Focus, Paintings From the Collection, State Library of New South Wales

2018

  • Fortesque, Elizabeth: 'Rooms with a view', Daily Telegraph, May 24, 2018

2015

  • Fortesque, Elizabeth: Drama in the State Library The Daily Telegraph, March 19
  • Morecroft, Richard & Mackay Alison A Brush with Bulli, Coast Style Spring Issue 51 p57
  • Perkins, Cathy: State Library NSW Autumn P43
  • Hynes Victoria: Close to Home, Art Collector Magazine issue 72 April June p202
  • Johnson Anna, Room with a Viewpoint, H&G Magazine April p88

2013

  • Fortesque, Elizabeth : Energetic influence on still life,The Daily Telegraph

2012

  • Garrard, Ben: ‘Urban Poetry,’ Australian Art Review, Issue 36 Nov-Dec, p28-30
  • Gorton, Renata: ‘Airing his views, somewhat reluctantly,’ The Daily Telegraph, May 10, pM3
  • Beaumont, Julian: The Land and It’s Psyche, Macquarie Collection p36 – 37
  • Allen, Chrisptoher: ‘Drawing’s alchemy spins gold,’ The Australian, Arts, May 2
  • Douglas, Tim: ‘Bokor’s the parliament pick,’ The Australian, Arts, May 10, p16
  • Fitzergerald, Michael: ‘Art Prize,’ Sydney Morning Herald, May 10, p16

2011

  • Jinman, Richard & Fitzgerald, Michael: Sydney Morning Herald
  • Sydney Magazine: ‘The Best of Art’ June 30
  • Magnusson, Tony: ‘The Strokes,’ GQ Magazine, June/July Issue, p34

2010

  • Duncan, Emily: ‘Fresh air provides plenty to paint,’ Wollongong & Northern Leader, May 13, p17

September 2, 2023

JOHN BOKOR FINALIST IN THE 2023 MOSMAN ART PRIZE

Congratulations to our artist John Bokor who is a finalists in this year's Mosman Art Prize for his work 'The Flowering Plant'. Exhibition open 23 September in Mosman, Sydney.

READ MORE HERE

Image:

JOHN BOKOR
'The Flowering Plant' 2023
oil on board
140 x 120 cm

March 2, 2021

JOHN BOKOR FINALIST IN THE DOBELL PRIZE FOR DRAWING

John Bokor is a finalist in the Dobell Drawing Prize with this work titled Lounge Room in Spring 2020, charcoal, wash and collage, 84 x 100 cm.

The Dobell Drawing Prize is the leading drawing exhibition in Australia and an unparalleled celebration of drawing innovation. Presented in partnership with the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation (SWDAF), the biennial prize explores the enduring importance of drawing within contemporary art practice.

William Dobell’s love of drawing was recognised in 1993 when the Art Gallery of New South Wales established an annual drawing prize in his name, initiated by the trustees of the SWDAF. For twenty years, the annual Dobell Prize for Drawing encouraged excellence in drawing and draughtsmanship among Australian artists.

July 13, 2019

JOHN BOKOR FINALIST IN THE NATIONAL STILL LIFE AWARD AT COFFS HARBOUR REGIONAL GALLERY

John Bokor's work 'Spring' has been selected as a finalist in the National Still Life Award at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.

Still is a biennial, acquisitive award for artworks in the genre of still life, in all mediums. The award is open to artists at all stages of their careers.

Still: National Still Life Award seeks to highlight the diversity and vitality of still life in Australian contemporary art practice, broadening the interpretation and meaning of this enduring genre.

The Still exhibition opens on Friday 20th September 2019, with the official opening on Saturday 21st September, and runs until Saturday 16th November 2019. The judge is Rebecca Coates, Director of the Shepparton Art Museum.

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June 17, 2019

JOHN BOKOR FINALIST IN THE MUSWELLBROOK ART PRIZE 2019

The Muswellbrook Art Prize began in 1958 as the Festival of the Valley Art Prize with the winning painting Death of Voss by Tom Gleghorn becoming the inaugural work in what has grown to become an excellent collection of modern and contemporary Australian painting, works on paper and ceramics from the Post War period of the 20th Century and now the first two decades of the 21st Century. The Muswellbrook Shire Art Collection was created as a direct result of this ongoing acquisitive art competition.

John Bokor is a finalist in the 2019 prize.

Image: The Red Velvet Lounge 2018 oil on linen 68 x 91cm

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May 14, 2019

JOHN BOKOR FINALIST IN THE SULMAN PRIZE AT THE ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

John Bokor is a finalist in the 2019 Sulman Prize, administered by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

The Sulman Prize is awarded in the terms of the gift of the family of the late Sir John Sulman, to the best genre painting and/or mural project done by an artist resident in Australia during the five years preceding the date fixed by the Trustees for sending in entries.

'Four thirty pm is from a group of works I started making in 2017 depicting interior spaces. They are hybrid paintings of real and imagined scenes made using an airbrush and traditional painting tools. This painting took a very long time to resolve. I thought at one point in 2018 that it was finished and had it framed, only to realise early this year that it needed more work. I treated it as badly as it had me and sanded the surface down and reworked the whole painting, destroying most of what was underneath. When it was finally finished the light in the studio resembled the light in the painting. I checked my clock and it was 4.30pm' John Bokor, 2019

Image: JOHN BOKOR ' Four thirty pm' oil on board 125 x 147 cm

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November 12, 2018

JOHN BOKOR HIGHLY COMMENDED IN THE EMSLA ART AWARD

John Bokor has been awarded a highly commended in the 2018 EMSLA prize.

Now in its twelfth year, the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award comes to Wollongong to coincide with the city’s signature festival, Viva La Gong. Judged annually by critic and art historian John McDonald, the EMSLA has added prestige to the festival and increased still life’s importance as a genre in art.

9 November - 1 December 2018

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October 9, 2018

JOHN BOKOR FINALIST IN THE KEDUMBA DRAWING AWARD

John Bokor is a finalist in the Kedumba Drawing Award at Orange Regional Gallery. Now in its 29th year, the Award plays a vital role in fostering the production and appreciation of drawing in Australia. Initiated by Jeffrey and Marlene Plummer in 1989, the Kedumba Drawing Award has grown steadily. Each year, the Judge is an established artist whose only guideline is “to enrich and enhance the Collection”

The Kedumba Collection of Australian Drawings, with over 230 works, is currently on long term loan to Orange Regional Gallery. It is an Orange Regional Gallery and Kedumba Trust partnership exhibition.

20 October to 2 December 2018.

October 5, 2018

STATE LIBRARY OF NEW SOUTH WALES PERMANENT COLLECTION

John Bokor's artwork, 'Collection Day' 2011 is now on permanent display at the State Library of New South Wales’ new galleries. The new space opens 6th October 2018.

'Collection Day' shows Organs Road, Bulli, looking east, the morning after garbage collection day. The bins, with lids flung open, capture the everyday aspect of suburban recycling practice. This loose and lively suburban street scene celebrates the commonplace.

'Collection Day', 2011, oil on board, 90 x 120cm

September 30, 2018

JOHN BOKOR, FINALIST IN THE TATTERSALL'S ART PRIZE

John Bokor is a finalist in the 2018 Tattersall's Art Prize with his work A Walk in the Park 2018, oil on canvas, 108x122cm.

A total of 93 artists across Australia accepted the invitation to articipate in the 2018 Tattersall's Club and Mercedes-Benz Toowong Landscape Art Prize Award. The prize is acquistive and the winning painting is added to the Club's art collection. The judging panel for 2018 includes Dr David Middlebrook, former Tattersall's Art Prize winner and senior painting lecturer, Mrs Bettina MacAuley, Gallery and Museum Consultant Antiques and Fine Art Valuer , Ms Angela Goddard, Director of Griffith University Art Gallery and Mr Stuart Waddington, Committee Member of Tattersall's Club.

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12 June 2024 – 2 July 2024
John Bokor ‘Studio Stories’

7 – 21 December 2023
SMALL WORKS - Click and Collection

26 April 2022 – 14 May 2022
John Bokor ‘Domestic Splendour’

23 November 2021 – 15 December 2021
THE ART OF CHRISTMAS | ONLINE ONLY

18 July 2019 – 7 August 2019
JOHN BOKOR 'At My Table'

26 June 2019 – 17 July 2019
THE NEW GALLERY SHOW — A Group Exhibition

29 August 2018 – 15 September 2018
THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION