Tony Curran, BSc (Psychology), MArt (Drawing), BA VPA (Hons 1), PhD (Candidate)
Tony Curran is an unrepresented Australian emerging artist, living and working in Wagga Wagga, NSW. Tony loosely works in the field of portraiture - portraying individuals through a mix of drawing and installation works in an effort to develop ideas of personhood and the individual. This involves re-examining representation and personhood to construct new ideas about what is and what makes a person.
Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy. Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga. Expected completion 2015
2011 Bachelor of Arts (Visual & Performing Arts) (Hons Div. 1), Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga.
2008 Masters of Art (Drawing). College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales
2006 Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Macquarie University.
SCHOLARSHIPS / PRIZES
2012 Charles Sturt University Faculty of Arts Dean's Award for Academic Excellence.
2012 Australian Postgraduate Award - Charles Sturt University.
2011 Honours Scholarship – Charles Sturt University
2011 CSU Annual Perpetual Art Award
2010 Finalist for The Power Of Self – Self Portraiture competition run by Artistswanted.org
2008 Finalist for the Mosman Art Prize
2008 Awarded a full scholarship to be a part of 'Cityscapers' - an international symposium in association with the British Council and Richard Goodwin's Porosity Studio in Edinburgh, Scotland.
2007 Semi-Finalist for Somedays’ Gallery Self Portraiture Prize
2011 Country Arts Small Grants Program (CASP) from Regional Arts New South Wales.
2012 Identify, Identity, Identikit. Museum of the Riverina. Wagga Wagga, NSW
2010 AuralDynamics. Fraser Studios. Sydney, NSW
2010 Critics in Residence - Art Month Sydney. Sydney, NSW.
(Scheduled) 2013 – (TBA) Art Atrium. Bondi Junction, Sydney, NSW
2012 Die Sektions. E3 Space. Civic Square, Wagga Wagga NSW.
2012 Face Value. Annabel Wallace Gallery. Murringo, NSW.
2011 Finding Arthur Wicks. H. R. Gallop Gallery. Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW.
2010 AuralDynamics, World Bar, Kings Cross, Sydney.
2008 Tony Curran, Cafe Giulia, Chippendale, Sydney.
2008 Tony Curran, World Bar, Kings Cross, Sydney.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012 – Staff Show – Gallery 43. Riverina Institute of Tafe, Wagga Wagga, NSW.
2011 – This Little Teapot. Paper Planes Gallery. Rozelle, Sydney
2010 - Sydney Open: Artist in Residence Exhibition. November 7. Fraser Studios, Sydney
2010 - Medium: Vinyl – May 21 – June 12. Group Exhibition at Hardware Gallery, Enmore. Sydney
2010 – This Little Piggy. China Heights Gallery 16 Foster St Surry Hills, NSW. Curated by Rebecca Murphy. February 12 - 14
2009 - Bucket - Exhibition at MOP Projects. 2/39 Abercrombie St Chippendale.
2009 - CLIMATE EMERGENCY - 5th of June. Film Screening At The Vanishing Point Gallery. 565 King St Newtown. Curated by Ingrid Dernee
2009 - TURN AND DRAW- Group Exhibition of drawing from TONY CURRAN, LUKE TIPENE AND TINA SALAMA. 8th - 14 of April at The Wall, The World Bar 42 Bayswater Rd in Kings Cross.
2009 - Galleries at the Wentworth, 14 Bligh St Sydney.
2008 - REALPERSPECTIVE, TAP Gallery, 278 Palmer St Darlinghurst
2008 - ICON CREATIVE SUMMIT at Brisbane Powerhouse. 119 Lamington Street New Farm, Qld Australia.
2008 This is not a Film Premiere, Reverse Garbage and Don't Look Gallery Marrickville, Sydney.
2008 Underwatery Love, Gallery 285, Sydney
2008 Taboo, the Grand Opening of Gallery 285, Sydney
2008 Finalist for the Mosman Art Prize
2008 By the Throat, Edinburgh School of Architecture, Edinburgh Scotland.
2008 Live painting performance at Playground Weekender Festival representing “the Wall" – an arts based nightclub venue in Sydney.
2007 Self Portraiture Prize, Somedays Gallery, Surry Hills – Semi Finalist.
2012 Permanent Collection - Museum of the Riverina, Wagga Wagga NSW
2011 AuralDynamics – Pecha Kucha Volume 4 at Museum of the Riverina, Wagga Wagga.
2009 REAL PERSPECTIVE - Pecha Kucha Volume 11 at Chalkhorse Gallery, Sydney.