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Gavin Vitullo

Gavin Vitullo is a multi-disciplinary Newcastle based artist who studied Fine Arts at Hunter St TAFE and Newcastle University. Gavin is most recognised for his work in sculpture, having been awarded first prize on consecutive occasions in the Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize for sculpture. Gavin has been a finalist in the Gosford Art Prize 5 times and in 2016 he won the Hunter Region Botanical Gardens sculpture prize. In 2017 Gavin s first public sculpture ‘Undercurrent’ was installed at Billy’s Point, Teralba. That same year Gavin was awarded first prize at Sculptures in the Vineyard, Wollombi for his contemplative work ‘Breathe’.

Gavin works out of a studio space at the Creator Incubator in Hamilton North, his poetic practice continues to evolve and develop through a cross pollination of mediums. Gavin has an affinity with reclaimed, salvaged and sustainable materials. He has an innate understanding of the natural world and this often resonates through wood, as he combines concept and craftsmanship harmoniously.

Phone: 0403416017


2020     Cert IV Training & Assessment, Forsythes Recruitment
2019     Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Newcastle (high distinction)
2013     Advance Diploma of Fine Arts, Hunter Street Tafe (high distinction)

Solo Exhibitions

2020     Natural Causes, the Lock-Up Contemporary Art Space
2015     Mastering Mortality, Curve Gallery Newcastle
2013     Rhythms & Consequences Curve Gallery Newcastle

Group Exhibitions

2020     Locus Focus, Newcastle Art Space, Islington
2019     Response, Hunter Region Botanical Gardens, Heatherbrae


2021     Create NSW Grant Recipient, Ephemeral Sculpture Project, Dungog
2017     Commissioned Artist, Living Cultures Exhibition, MAC Museum, Guardians

Awards & Prizes

2021     NAVA Benevolent Fund Grant Recipient
2020     Artist in Residency Prize, Sculpture in the Vineyards, Wollombi
2019     Paul Munro Shaping Futures Scholarship Recipient, University of Newcastle
2017     Winner Sculptures In The Vineyards, Breathe, Wollombi
2016     Winner Hunter Region Botanical Gardens Sculpture Prize, Diaspora, the Great Continental Drift
2015     Finalist Gosford Art Prize, Circumnavigation, Sculpture
2014     Winner Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize, Sculpture, The Descent into Madness is the Path to Enlightenment, NAS Newcastle
2014     Finalist Gosford Art Prize, The Way you Dream, Embossing
2013     Winner Lord Mayor Sculpture Proposal, Undercurrent, Public Sculpture
2013     Winner Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize, Sculpture, Time and Tide, NAS Newcastle
2013     Finalist Ford Grant Scholarship, Hunter Street TAFE Newcastle
2013     Finalist Gosford Art Prize, Precarious Nature, Sculpture
2012     Finalist Gosford Art Prize, Amongst Giants, Sculpture

Select Creative Experiences

2020     Artist in Conversation, the Lock-Up Contemporary Art Space, Newcastle
2020     Live Sculpture Demonstrator, Bohemia, Newcastle Art Gallery
2019     Newcastle Art Space Mentoring Program, Mentor
2018     Guest Curator, Mother, Scratch Art Space, Marrickville
2017     Artist In Conversation, ‘Make it, Made it’ Conference, Studio Melt, Newcastle
2016 Guest Teacher at Hunter Valley Grammar School for an Expressive Drawing Workshop 2015 Assistant Sculptor to Alex Seton, Paper Armada, Marble Installation, Newtown, Sydney 2015 Assistant Sculptor to Roger McFarlane, Resilience, Marble Public Sculpture, Nobby’s Newcastle


Braddon Snape
Director of the Creator Incubator Studios
Newcastle, NSW

Courtney Novak
Director of The Lock-Up Gallery
Newcastle, NSW

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