CV

 

Education

2001-05   PhD in Fine Art (Painting), Monash University

               Awarded Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal.

1996–97   Master of Fine Art, Victorian College of the Arts

1983–90   Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours), RMIT University

 

Recent Solo Exhibitions

2017      You Yangs, Geelong Art Gallery 

2017      Aglow: paintings and drawings from Castlemaine, Steps Gallery

2016      The You Yangs, Steps Gallery

2015      Immanence, Steps Gallery

2014      londonengland, Steps Gallery

2014      Touching Nature, Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre  

2013      Presence, Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre

2011      After the rain, Catherine Asquith Gallery

2010      New Paintings, Penny School Gallery

2009      Recent works, Dickerson Gallery

2007      Recent painting, Chapman and Bailey

 

Recent Curated Exhibitions

2016     Verdant Garden, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

2016     Legacy of the Impressionists, Whitehorse Artspace

 

Selected Art Prizes

2017      Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize

2017      NSW Plein Air Painting Prize, NSW Parliament

2017      Banyule Award for Works on Paper

2017      Tattersalls Art Prize

2017      Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize

2017      John Glover Art Prize

2016      NSW Plein Air Painting Prize, NSW Parliament

2016      Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Grafton Regional Art Gallery

2016      Paul Guest Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery

2016      Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Ballarat Art Gallery

2016      Alice Prize, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs

2015      City of Hobart Art Prize, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart

2015      NSW Plein Air Painting Prize, NSW Parliament

2015      Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, Sydney

2014      John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Regional Art Gallery

2014      M Collection Award, Gallerysmith

2013      Len Fox Painting Award, Castlemaine Regional Art Gallery           

2013      Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize

2012      A.M.E. Bale, Glen Eira City Art Gallery

2011      Len Fox Painting Award, Castlemaine Art Gallery

2010      Fletcher Jones Art Prize, Geelong Gallery

2010      Swan Hill Print and Drawing Award

2009      McGivern Prize, Maroondah Art Gallery

2008      Gallipoli Art Prize

2008      John Glover Art Prize                                                                              

2007      Banyule Works on Paper Art Prize

2006      John Leslie Art Prize

2006      McGivern Prize                                                                    

2004      Fleurieu Prize

2000      Silk Cut Award

 

Residencies and Teaching

2017      Hill End, NSW, residency

2017      Incinerator Art Centre, monthly art lectures

2017      Plein-air workshop, Geelong Art Gallery

2017      Plein-air workshop, National Gallery of Victoria

2017      Mixed media workshop, Bendigo Art Gallery

2016      Strathnairn Arts Centre, ACT, residency

 

Selected Reviews

"Fred Williams in the You Yangs", Forte, September 2017, p. 40

Jacqueline "Fred Williams/Mark Dober", Beyond the Opening blog, 13 October 2017

Matthew da Silva, interviewing Mark Dober: "Fred Williams: minimalist Romantic", Happy Antipodean blog, 18 Sept 2017

Sasse, Alexandra,  "Art's Alive at Arc", Artist's blog, 17 November 2016

Nelson, R.  “Journey into the Interior: Vienna Art and Design”, Winter Masterpieces exhibition at NGV International, The Age, Saturday review, 18 June 2011

Nelson, Robert   “Kelly country that proves prophetic”, The Age, 8 Oct 2008

Nelson, Robert   “Cow’s eye view captures time best”, The Age, 28 Nov 2007

Johnson, Frances, “Compelling experimentation”, Sightlines, The Age, 26 Oct 2007

Nelson, R.  “Greater Prestige for regions”, The Age, 7 Jan 2002

Nelson, R.  “The Nature of the Beast”, The Age, 4 May 2001

Nelson, R.  “A Strong Showing”, The Age, 27 Dec 2000

Nelson, R.  “The Politics of Landscape”, Sunday Age, 21 May 2000

Makin, J.   “Critic’s Choice”, Herald –Sun, 3 April 2000

Nelson, R.  “Landscape Artists Reversing the Trends”, The Age, 29 March 2000

Makin, J.   “Critic’s Choice”, Herald-Sun, 20 Dec 1999

 

Published Art Writing

Dober, M., "Finding the sublime in Williams". The Age, 27 September 2017, p. 30.

Dober, M., "Seeing Nature: John Wolseley and Sarah Ormonde, Dry sand, wet mud, moving earth", at Fawkner Gallery, Castlemaine, Trouble Magazine, May 2017

Dober, M., "A tale of two Drawing Prizes:  at the Art Gallery of Ballarat and Bendigo Art Gallery", Trouble Magazine, October 2016

Dober, M., "Luminous: Australian watercolours 1900 - 2000", exhibition review, NGV Australia, Trouble Magazine, July 2016

Dober, M., “Immersed in Sensations”, book review of “Monet’s Garden: the Musée Marmottan, Paris”, Australian Book Review, July/August 2013

Dober, M., “Franz Marc:  utopian hopes for art and the Great War”, Overland magazine (online), April/May 2013

Dober, M. “Radiance: the Neo-Impressionists”, exhibition review, NGV International, Australian Art Review, March/April 2013

Dober, M., “David Hockney, A Bigger Picture”, book review, Australian Art Review, Jan/Feb 2013

Dober, M., “Fred Williams’s “spaceless” landscapes: a response to recent controversy”, Art Monthly Australia, July 2012

Dober, M, “Fred Williams: engaging with landscape”, Overland – online,  July 2012

Dober, M, “Rebecca Hossack Gallery London”Australian Art Review,Mar/Apr 2012

Dober, M,  Interview  with Robert Nelson about his new book, “The Visual Language of Painting”, in “Q and A”, Australian Art Collector, July 2011

Dober, M, Book review: Robert Nelson, “The Visual Language of Painting”, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melb. 2010, in Art Monthly Australia, May 2011

Dober, M, “Plein-air:  David Hockney and Rick Amor”, Trouble, July 2010.

Dober, M, “Beauty: nature and art”, Art Monthly Australia, May 2010.

Plein-air painting interview, ABC radio 774, with Hillary Harper, 16 May 2009.

Dober, M., “Interview with Mary Tonkin”, Art World Magazine, Apr/May 2009.

Dober, M., “Philip Wolfhagen”, Artist Profile, No.5, 2008

Dober, M., “Home truths in the lie of the land”, The Age, 12 May 2007, A2 p.19.

Dober, M., “The branded landscape”, Overland, no.183, Winter 2006

Dober, M., “Artists’vision pulps the fiction of a magnificent, maligned outback”,

The Age, 23-24 December 2005, p.23

 

Collections

National Gallery of Australia

Old Mutual, London, UK

City of Whitehorse Art Collection

Austin Hospital

Mt Buller Chalet

National Bank of Australia

City of Port Phillip

Australian Council of Trade Unions

St Kilda Medical Group

Methodist Ladies College

Victorian College of the Arts

Silk Cut Collection