Graham Marchant
 
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Graham Marchant is a local Sydney artist who made his home in Australia after relocating from England in 1981.

Graham Marchant has had over twenty five solo exhibitions, and been the recipient of several fellowships, awards and artist residencies, enabling him to work in Paris, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, New York and Vermont as well as undertaking more local residencies in Australia.

With over thirty years experience as a practicing artist and art educator, Graham has been a full time artist since 2003. He was President of the Sydney Printmakers between 2003 - 2008 and has been a member of the Australian Watercolour Institute (AWI) since 2005.

Using a life time collection of objects and textiles, Graham constructs an environment belying the casual clutter of collected memento mori from life and nature.

Working in the mediums of drawing, painting and printmaking, Graham intently observes and explores the nature of various objects and the physical environment, and the human need to collect, organise and order the physical environment.

The interplay of light, colour, pattern, and the meticulously detailed placed objects amongst often well known pieces of textiles, including William Morris designs of the early Arts and Crafts movement, are now recognisably Marchant's own.


View Upcoming Solo Exhibition 28 October-19 November 2017


Graham Marchant's Solo Exhibition at Artsite Gallery November 2017
 

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Graham Marchant's Solo Exhibition at Artsite Gallery November 2015
 
Graham Marchant's 2013 Solo Exhibition at Artsite Gallery
 

Public Collections:
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
La trobe University, Australia
Nepean Hospital, NSW, Australia.
Cheltenham Art Gallery UK.
Art Bank, Australia.
New Parliament House, Canberra, Australia.
Australian Maritime Museum, Sydney, Australia.
University of Central England, Birmingham, UK.
Hills Grammar School, Sydney, NSW. Australia.

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2011
Inside Gardens, Outside Rooms, University of Newcastle Gallery, Newcastle, NSW
2008
Window Studies, Palmer Street Gallery, Sydney
2007
Silks, Quilts and Manuscripts, Marianne Newman Galleries, Sydney, NSW
2006
Reflected Moments, Kenthurst Galleries, Sydney, NSW.
The Manuscript Series, Impressions on Paper Gallery, Canberra, ACT
2004
Images of Changing Light, Bundaberg Regional Gallery, Bundaberg QLD
2003
View from the window, New England Regional Gallery, Armidale, NSW
Recent Paintings, Bower House Gallery, Milton, NSW
1998,96
Graham Marchant, Michael Nagy Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1998,94,92
Graham Marchant, Breewood Gallery, Leura, NSW
1996
Filtering Light, Perth Galleries, Perth, WA
1993
The Rain Forest Canopy, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1992
The Garden Series, Lewers Bequest and Penrith Regional Gallery, Penrith, NSW
1991
The Garden Series, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1985
Graham Marchant, Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney, NSW

Group Exhibitions: (Selected)
2017
Kedumba Drawing Award, Orange Regional Gallery, NSW.
Waverley Art Award,(Finalist Painting) Waverley Woollahra Art Center Gallery. NSW
Annual Watercolour Exhibition, AWI, Juniper Hall, Sydney, NSW
Awarded Third Prize, Oakhill College Art Prize, Sydney, NSW
Finalist Mudgee Art Prize, Works on Paper Mudgee Regional Art Gallery, Mudgee, NSW
Finalist, The Elaine Bermingham National Watercolour Prize in Landscape Painting. Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD.
2016,15,14
13,12,11
Collector's Choice, Artsite Gallery Sydney, NSW
2016
The Still Life Exhibition: Graham Marchant | Nikki Suebwongpat | Paul McKnight.Artsite Gallery Sydney, NSW
Finialist, Art Concerning the Environment, Scope Galleries, Warrnambool, VIC.
2014
A Sydney Flower Show: Ah Too Chew| Edith Cowlishaw | Greg Hansell | Graham Marchant. Artsite Gallery Sydney, NSW
2014
Kedumba Drawing Award Finalist, Wentworth Falls, NSW
Kedumba Drawing Award Exhibition, Orange Regional Gallery, NSW
Finalist Exhibition, Waverly - Woolahara Art Prize, Waverley Woollahra Art Center Gallery, NSW
2016,15,14,13 
12,11,10,09,08
Finalist Exhibition, EMSLA Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW
2014,09
Finalist Exhibition, Silk Cut Lino Print Award, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Vic
2014,12
Finalist Exhibition, James Kiwi Watercolour prize, Woolongong City Gallery. NSW
2012
Finalist Exhibition, Inaugural Painting Prize, Oakhill College Gallery, Sydney. NSW

Awards:
2017
Third Prize, Oakhill College Art Prize, Sydney, NSW
2014
Winner (Printmaking Section), Waverly - Woollahara Art Prize
2012
Inaugural Painting Prize Recipient, Oakhill College, Sydney
2004
Winner, Printmaking Prize, Mungundi Art Prize, NSW
2003
Winner, Hills Grammar School Art prize
1999
International Biennale of Drawing, (2nd Prize Recipient) Le Puget Art Gallery
1998
Waverly Art Prize, Winner (Drawing Section
1978
British Council Award, Visiting Artist to Australia

Residencies:
2004
Queensland Arts Council Grant. Residency & Exhibition
Artist in Residence, Bundaberg Regional Gallery. QLD
2002-2003
Artist in Residence, Armidale Regional Art Gallery, Armidale, NSW
2002-2001
Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Centre, USA
2001
Artist in Residence, University of Central England, Birmingham, UK.
Studio Residency, The Bowery, New York, USA
1996
Artist in Residence, AGNSW Studio, Cite` International des Arts, Paris.
Artist in Residence, Delphina Studio Trust, Manilva, Spain
1991
University of Western Sydney, Professional Experience Program, Travel Grant
1989
Artist in Residence, University of Central England, Birmingham, UK
1986
University of Western Sydney, Nepean , Research Grant Tour of Italian and English Gardens.
Artist in Residence, AGNSW Studio, Cite` International des Arts, Paris.
Artist in Residence, British School at Rome, Italy
1981
Artist in Residence, Prahran College of Advanced Education, Melbourne, Vic

Media/Citations/Reviews/Publications:
2016

 

Graham Marchant ~ Painting Fabric in Watercolour (Article) pages 232-235 Painting in Watercolour, The Indispensable Guide. David Webb ISBN-139780857621474, Publishers New Burlington Books 2016, UK.

 

Australian Artist Magazine March 2016, page 66-70

2015

 

Graham Marchant (Article) pages 128-129
Brushes with History - Masters of Watercolour Linda and David Van Nunen, Australian Watercolour Institute. Publishers The Beagle Press, Roseville, NSW 2015.

2007
Catalogue Essay, Silks, Quilts and Manuscripts, William Wright
2006
The Australian Watercolour Institute, Publisher Phillip Mathew
The Manuscript Series, Canberra Times 7 June 2006
2000
Residency Report, The Vermont Studio Centre. Postwest UWS No 17
1993
The Rain Forest Canopy, (Review) Sydney Morning Herald, 14/5/93
1992
The Garden Series (Catalogue), Penrith Regional Art Gallery, Dr. Alan Krell
1985
Graham Marchant,Rex Irwin Gallery (Review) Sydney Morning Herald, 26/8/85

Writing:
1997
Selected Prose, Home and Away, Pandora Books, Brighton UK
1990
Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Pg.450

Commissions:
1995
Port Jackson Press, Melbourne

Collections:
 
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
LaLa trobe University, Australia
Nepean Hospital, NSW, Australia.
Cheltenham Art Gallery UK.
Art Bank, Australia.
New Parliament House, Canberra, Australia.
Australian Maritime Museum, Sydney, Australia.
University of Central England, Birmingham, UK.
Hills Grammar School, Sydney, NSW. Australia

Private Collections:
 
Australia, U.S.A, United Kingdom

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