Bill Brown: Curriculum Vitae



1961-1964 Evening classes, The National Art School

1965-1967 Full-time study, The National Art School Diploma in Painting and Drawing

1981-1982 Graduate Diploma in Education, Sydney Teachers College



1961-1964 Art Department Trainee, J Walter Thompson Advertising

1969-1974 Part-time painting and drawing lecturer, The National Art School

1975 Drawing tutor for Faculty of Architecture, Fine ArtsWorkshop, Sydney University

1976-1979 Drawing lecturer in creative illustration, Sydney College ofthe Arts

1979-2008  Part and Full time lecturer at the National Art School


Solo Exhibitions

1968 Rudy Komon Gallery, Sydney

1969 Rudy Komon Gallery, Sydney

1973 South Yarra Galleries, Melbourne

1974 Bonython Galleries, Sydney, Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane

1975 Bonython Galleries, Sydney

1976 Rex Irwin, Sydney, Ray Hughes, Brisbane

1978 Wollongong City Gallery – A 10-year Survey 1968-1978, Rex Irwin, Sydney

1980 Rex Irwin, Sydney

1982 Macquarie Galleries, Sydney

1984 Canberra School of Art – A 20-year Retrospective

1985 Macquarie Galleries, Sydney

1988 Macquarie Galleries, Sydney

1989 Macquarie Galleries, Sydney

1990 Gore St Gallery, Melbourne

1996 Australian Galleries, Sydney

1999 Mary Place Gallery, Sydney

2001 Manet’s Garden Sir Hermann Black Gallery, SydneyUniversity

2008 Ship of Fools Wilson Street Gallery, Sydney

2010 Soliloquy Wilson Street Gallery Sydney

2014  The Elephant in the Room,  Janet Clayton Gallery, Sydney

2014;  Wanderlust: 50 Year Survey of the work of Bill Brown, S.H. Ervin Gallery


Selected Group Exhibitions

1968 Survey 8 Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

1970 Australian Art Today – Travelling exhibition to South EastAsia

1972 Australian Paintings and Tapestries of the Past 20 Years.NSW House, London,  Bonython Galleries, Sydney

1973 Works on Paper - Bonython Galleries, Sydney

1974 Georges Invitation Art Prize, Melbourne, Australian Pavilion Expo ’74 Spokane, USA

1977 Australian Colourists ’77 – West Australian Institute ofTechnology

1981 Continuum Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney

1982 4th Biennale of Sydney – Vision of Disbelief

1983 Drawn Decades - Travelling Exhibition Penrith,Wollongong, Lake Macquar  Regional Galleries

1984 Paradoxical Abstraction Form – Macquarie Gallery 

          Sign & Image – Art Gallery of Western Australia

1986 Cross Currents - Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne

         Australian Perspecta - Art Gallery of New South Wales

1987 Surface for Reflexion – Art Gallery of New South Wales and Selected RegionalGalleries

1988 Wynne Prize – Art Gallery of New South Wales

1998 Symbiosis: a joint exhibition by 45 artists Utopia ArtSydney, New England Regio  Art Museum

2010 CarriageArtworks, Sydney



1967 National Art Students’ Club Prize

1968 Berrima Open Art Prize

1973 Georges Invitation Prize (acquisitive)

1974 Visual Arts Board Special Project Grant

1978 Georges Invitation Prize (acquisitive)

1982 Gold Coast Art Prize (acquisitive)

1983 Visual Arts Board StandardGrant

1988 Visual Arts Board Special Project Grant



Represented in the collections of:

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Art Gallery of Newcastle City

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Canberra School of Art

Cartwell Collection, Hamilton New Zealand

Commonwealth Collection, Canberra

Gold Coast City Gallery

Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney

National Gallery Canberra

New Houses of Parliament Canberra

South Australian Art Gallery

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

University of Wollongong

University of Western Sydney

Union of the University of New England

Macquarie University

Victorian Regional Galleries of Swan Hill, Mornington, Hamilton

Wollongong City Gallery

New England Regional Art Museum