Curt Edwards CV
Austrailan Artist  

EMAIL:      curtedwards@westnet.com.au             web:  www.curtedwards.com

ABOUT MY ART

I have always been drawn to visual art from an early age.  
I studied art in high school which led me to develop further as an artist.

I am mainly self taught but have had major influences inspired by other artists, plein air painting in the landscape, people,
galleries, and amazing collections of art in all its varied forms.

My work reflects landscapes and subjects painted from a traditional style to contemporary or even abstract form.
I paint what I feel the subject requires and what I would like to portray or say in a painted work.

I first exhibited my work in the late 1980ís and held my first solo exhibition in 1991 in Warragul Victoria and have since held solo exhibitions, in Alice Springs in 1997 and 1998, and Maclean, northern NSW in 2013.
I have also exhibited with numerous group exhibitions over many years and generally exhibit my work each year in local arts events.

My work is represented in mainly private collections throughout Australia and worldwide, including Japan, USA, England, Europe, and has also been acquired in regional and corporate collections including Ambassador Hotels Australia, Araluen Galleries, Alice Springs, NT, and Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton, NSW


BELOW ARE A LIST OF PRIZES, ACQUISITIONS, AND COMMENDATIONS I HAVE RECEIVED.

PRIZES.

1989. 1ST PRIZE OVERALL, MT ELIZA/FRANKSTON ROTARY ART SHOW.  Supported by Brushmen of the Bush Artists

1989. 1ST PRIZE, WARRAGUL ROTARY ART SHOW. LOCAL ARTIST SECTION.

1990. HIGHLY COMMENDED, DROUIN ARTS FESTIVAL.

1992. HIGHLY COMMENDED, WARRAGUL ROTARY ART SHOW.

1993. 1ST PRIZE, BERWICK ROTARY ART SHOW. Vic. BERWICK ART SHOW-Section D)

1996. 1ST PRIZE, CENTRALIAN ADVOCATE ART AWARD.   Alice Springs N.T.

1997. 1ST PRIZE, CENTRALIAN ADVOCATE ART AWARD.   Alice Springs N.T.

1998. 1ST PRIZE, CENTRALIAN ADVOCATE ART AWARD.   Alice Springs N.T.

2012. PEOPLES CHOICE  AWARD.  WOOLI, NSW. ('Wild about Wooli' annual art show)

2013. PEOPLES CHOICE  AWARD.  WOOLI, NSW. ('Wild about Wooli' annual art show)

2013. 1ST PRIZE, OPEN OIL PAINTING SECTION, GO ART, GRAFTON, NSW.

2014. PEOPLES CHOICE  AWARD. LCACA 'SERENDIPITY' Minature works not exceding A4 size, LCACA Maclean / Yamba.

2014. 1ST PRIZE OVERALL, LEWIS ELLEM AWARD, MOST OUTSTANDING WORK, GRAFTON OPEN ART, GRAFTON, NSW.

2015. 1ST PRIZE, OIL, GRAFTON OPEN ART, GRAFTON, NSW.

2015. 1ST PRIZE OVERALL, 50TH JUBILEE AWARD, LOWER CLARENCE ARTS & CRAFTS ASSOC. AWARD, NTH NSW.

2016. 1ST PRIZE BEST IN SHOW, WOOLI ANNUAL ART SHOW, WOOLI, NTH NSW.


ACQUISITIONS
:-

1989. AMBASSADOR HOTELS / MT ELIZA/FRANKSTON ROTARY ART SHOW. FIRST PRIZE AQUISITION, 'LAWN HILL GORGE'

1996. ARALUEN ART CENTRE, ALICE SPRINGS, NT ART AWARD, PURCHASED, 'DREAMS' OIL ON CANVAS

2015. GRAFTON REGIONAL GALLERY, PURCHASED, 'WAITING, GRAFTON BRIDGE' OIL ON SEALED BOARD. 1000MM X            760MM

2016. GRAFTON REGIONAL GALLERY, Acquired - 'GRAFTON BRIDGE FROM POUND ST RESERVE'
from 'THE BRIDGES PROJECT - FIRST YEAR' (selected artists judged from a panel regarding their initial proposals to the project)
Also 2 other works painted for the project are now part of the Grafton Regoinal Gallery Collection - 'GRAFTON BRIDGE FROM POUND ST WHARF' and 'BASCULE'

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
:-

1991. "FLINDERS RANGES", WARRAGUL, VIC. Opened by artist Peter Demeurg

1997. "RECENT PAINTINGS", MUSEUM OF CENTRAL AUST, NT. Opened by artist and author Rod Moss - Alice Springs

1998. "ALPHA AND OMEGA", IN TRANSIT-ARALUEN ART CENTRE, NT.

2011. "FROM THE CENTRE TO THE COAST", ARGYLE ART SPACE, ARGYLE HOTEL, MACLEAN, NSW .   


OTHER/JOINT/SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
:-

1999
. NT SENIOR TERRITORIAN PORTRAIT EXHIBITION, GREAT HALL, GOVERNMENT HOUSE, DARWIN.

2000. POSTCARD ART. C.A.A.S. ART SHED.

2001. "LOCAL LEGENDS"-NT SENIOR  TERRITORIAN PORTRAITS  (ALICE SPRINGS ARTISTS)  C.A.A.S. ART SHED.

2007. 30 paintings exhibited, Araluen Christian School combined artists exhibition Alice Springs.

2007. 50 paintings exhibited, CH.ART.
CH combined artists exhibition, Alice Springs.

2008. Studio 12, 20 paintings exhibited with Central Australian Artist Society members Alice Springs.

2008/9. Combined Exhibition. 15 paintings exhibited 'Mens Business' at Arthouse Australia Gallery. Yamba NSW.

2009. 3 Paintings exhibited with other artists works - 'A Visual Response' to written published writings "Fishtails in the Dust"
           by Territorian Writers. Published 2009. Exhibition held at Watch this Space Gallery, Alice Springs May 2009.

2009
. 40 paintings exhibited, CH.ART.
CH combined artists exhibition, Alice Springs.

,2011. 30 paintings exhibited, Argyle Art Space, Argyle hotel, Maclean, NSW.

2011
. 25 paintings exhibited Oct 2011, Yamba Coldstream Festival, Yamba, NSW.

2012. 1 x selected painting exhibited "Clarence Valley Scapes" Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW.

2012. Paintings exhibited, Yamba Coldstream Festival, Yamba, NSW.

2014. Paintings exhibited, Yamba Coldstream Festival, Yamba, NSW.

2015. Plein air paintings exhibited, KINGSTUDIOS, MACLEAN, NSW

2015. Selected painting exhibited, oil, IRONS AND CRAIG AWARD, 'SMOKE' no larger than A4 size, YAMBA, NSW.

2016. Selected for 'The Bridges Project' Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton, NSW. also shown at 'The Kirk Gallery - Yamba NSW in 2017.
'THE BRIDGES PROJECT - FIRST YEAR' -  selected artists judged from a panel regarding their initial proposals to the project. 3 works shown, One acquired by Grafton Regional Gallery and also 2 other works painted for the project are now part of the Grafton Regoinal Gallery Collection - 'GRAFTON BRIDGE FROM POUND ST WHARF' and 'BASCULE'

2017. Works exhibited in a group exhibition in response to Reef Culture at Leche' Yamba.

Publications:
Numerous publications over many years - below are a few recent - copy and paste in web browser....

https://www.ruralweekly.com.au/news/brush-master-art-lcaca/2696100/

http://www.kingstudio.com.au/single-post/2015/07/03/Curt-Edwards-Exhibition

http://www.graftongallery.nsw.gov.au/cp_themes/default/page.asp?p=DOC-TFH-65-40-22

https://www.dailyexaminer.com.au/news/artefacts-bridges-project-presents-diverse-artisti/3125223/

http://protectwooli.com.au/tag/art/

https://www.magzter.com/AU/Woodlands-Publishing-Pty-Ltd/Artists-Palette/Art/170305

http://www.grafton-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/documents/1658083/1664094/Open%20Go%20Art%202014%20Final.pdf

https://www.dailyexaminer.com.au/news/bennelong-gets-a-new-paint-job-before-sinking/2162721/

https://www.dailyexaminer.com.au/news/bridges-project-pays-tribute-to-graftons-crossing/3153717/











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