|Artist Name:||Richard Byrnes|
|State:||New South Wales|
Richard Byrnes is a practising artist, having held 22 solo and over 100 group exhibitions in Australia and overseas. He teaches regular sculpture and drawing classes at Workshop Arts Centre and Waverley Woollahra Art School in Sydney . In addition he teaches workshops in Bronze casting , clay sculpture and Travel Sketchbook.
Richards works are included in the National Gallery, University of NSW, Artbank, Macquarie University, Manning, Orange and Bathurst regional gallery and various regional gallery collections. Richard’s public sculpture commissions can be seen in North Sydney, Marrickville and Macquarie University. He is represented by the Robin Gibson Gallery in Sydney. He is a previous winner of the Hunters Hill, Blacktown, Waverley, Thursday Plantation and Manning Sculpture Prizes and is a winner of the NSW Travelling Art Scholarship and Paris Studio Residency.
1980-83 Bachelor of Fine Arts – Alexander Mackie College
1985- 1989 Travel in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America
1986 Academie Grand Chaumier, Paris – Life Drawing
2002 Master of Fine Arts – University of New South Wales, Sydney.
2004 Anatomy Drawing Workshop – Anatomy Dept., Uni of NSW.
2016 Small Truths Robin Gibson Gallery
2009 The Descent Robin Gibson Gallery
2007 Ramble Bathurst Regional Gallery, NSW
2006 Recent Sculpture John Miller Gallery , Newcastle, NSW
2005 Small Cloud Robin Gibson Gallery
2004 Animal Logic Beaver Galleries, Canberra
2003 Wooden Man Sculpture and Drawing – John Miller Gallery, Newcastle
2002 Recent Sculpture Robin Gibson Gallery
2001 The Human Machine College of Fine Arts , University of NSW Sydney
1999 Recent Sculpture Robin Gibson Gallery
1999 Falling Down Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne
1999 Passion Circus Beaver Galleries, Canberra
1998 Small Sculptures Compendium, Auckland, New Zealand
1997 Recent Sculptures Robin Gibson Gallery
1996 Tainted Child Spiral Arm Gallery, Canberra
1995 Recent Sculptures Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1994 Machine Heart Spiral Arm Gallery, Canberra
1993 Sculpture and Drawing Mark Julian Gallery, Sydney
1993 Bones, Toys and Flesh Spiral Arm Gallery, Canberra
Two Person Exhibitions
2002 A Difficulty with God Orange Regional Gallery in collaboration with Paul Miller
2003/2004 Difficulty with God New England Regional Gallery, Gosford City Art Gallery, Muswellbrook Regional Gallery
Selected Group Exhibitions
since 1993 Group Shows at Robin Gibson Gallery including the Annual Group Sculpture Exhibition
2015 Gosford Art Prize Finalists – Gosford Regional Gallery
2015 Finalists North Sydney Art Prize, Coal Loader Sustainability Centre
2007 BRAG ; Recent Acquisitions 2004 – 2007 – Bathurst Regional Gallery
2007 Sculpture by the Sea , Bondi , Sydney . Sculpture Inside – Tamarama, Sydney
2005 Sculpture by the Sea – Bondi, Sydney
2003 Mixed Metaphors – Byrnes , Snape and Speight “ – Maitland City Gallery
2003 Thursday Plantation Sculpture Exhibition ,Ballina , N.S.W.
2003 Significant Tilt “ – Macquarie University Art Gallery , Sydney .
2003 Sculpture Inside – Bondi Pavilion , Sydney Sculpture by the Sea – Bondi , Sydney . .
2002 Wynne Prize Finalists – Art Gallery of New South Wales., Sydney
2002 Sculpture by the Sea – Bondi , Sydney . Sculpture Inside – Bondi Pavilion ,
2002 Sydney Masters Graduates 2002 – Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
1999 “Sculpture by the Sea” – Marks Park , Bondi , Sydney
1996 “Art at UNSW – Selected Acquisitions 1991 – 1995 “ Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
1988 Las Block De Debujar – “The Sketchbook” Galeria Bolivar, Universite National, Quito, Ecuador
1986 Salon Sandoz, Paris. Drawings
1985 “Concept to Object” – Four Figurative Sculptors Lewers Bequest and Penrith Regional Gallery , Sydney
1984 Blaxland Gallery, Sydney – N.S.W. Travelling Art Scholarship Finalists
Classes are available for both beginners and more advanced students. Those new to sculpture will be guided through a variety of sculptural techniques aimed at acquiring skills and working towards finished pieces. Techniques such as carving, mould making, modelling and casting will be explored. Experienced students will undertake their own projects. All levels of students welcome.
Fees cover tuition. You will need to provide your own art materials – please contact the tutor for a materials list. Cost includes $10 of basic materials and tools are also provided.
Contact the Artist
0420 451 432 or (02)9559 5938