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.

With over thirty years experience as a practising artist and art educator, Graham has been a full time artist since 2003. 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.

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.

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.

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 residencies in Australia.

Graham was the President of the Sydney Printmakers between 2003 - 2008, and is a current member of the Australian Watercolour Institute (AWI) since 2005.



Biographical References:
Van Nunen, Linda & David. Brushes with History: Masters of Watercolour, pub: Australian Watercolour Institute 2015, Pg. 128-129, 216
Pinson, Peter. A Gallery of Australia's Finest Watercolours, Pub: Australian Watercolour Institute, 2006
Germaine, Max. Artists and Galleries of Australia, Volumes 1 & 2, Third Edition. Craftsman Press, Sydney, 1990. Pg.450
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.
Private Collections:
Australia, Great Britain and Internationally
   
Solo Exhibitions:

2015   The Colour of Light, Artsite Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2013   Hot House Gardens ~ Interior Landscapes, Artsite Gallery, Sydney, NSW
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: (Recent Selected)

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
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
2011   Exhibition of National Finalists, Paddington Art Prize, National Council of Jewish Women's Hall, Woollahra, NSW
   
Awards:

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.
    
Publications/Reviews:

2007   Catalogue Essay, Silks, Quilts and Manuscripts, William Wright
2006   The Australian Watercolour Institute, Publisher Phillip Mathew
The Manuscript Series, Canberra Times 7/6/06
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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