Keith Chidzey

www.chidzey.com

  •  1960 Born Sydney, lives and works in Sutherland Shire, Sydney, Australia.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2008-13 Master of Fine Arts (Sculpture), College of Fine Arts, (COFA), Sydney.
  • 2006-07 Master of Arts (Sculpture), coursework, COFA, Sydney.
  • 2002-05 Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting/Drawing) graduated with distinction, COFA, Sydney.
  • 1984-01  Private practice surgery, Miranda, Sydney.
  • 1978-84  Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of Sydney.

Appointments/Residencies

  • 2018 Residency: Fowlers Gap Research Station
  • 2017 Residency: Arte Studio Ginestrelle, Assisi, Italy
    • Elective leader (bronze casting) FATA2017, Poatina
  • 2016 Residency: Poatina Arts, Tasmania.
  • 2015 Residency: Poatina Arts, Tasmania.
    • Residency: Fowlers Gap Research Station, Broken Hill
    • Artist in Residence: Penshurst West Primary School
  • 2014 Residency: Big Ci, Bilpin.
  • 2012 ’20:1’ Private commission Mary, Magdalene H.S., Narellan.
  • 2010 Lead Artist Australian section of satellite eARTh Project, 350.org, Broken Hill.
    • Research Assistant ILIRI (Imaging the Land International Research Institiute)
  • 2010 Residency: Fowlers Gap Research Station.
  • 2009 Shape Residency: Broken Hill Art Exchange, Broken Hill.
  • 2008 Head Assistant, ‘The Stables Project’, Art & About, Sydney.
  • 2008-10 Artist in Residence: Yarrawarrah Primary School.

Selected Finalist of Awards

  • 2017 3rd Place: XI Florence Biennale, Italy.
    • Wood Sculpture Symposium, Rylestone.
    • Highly Commended: Sculpture at Kooindah, Wyong..
  • 2016 Highly Commended: Sculpture in the Garden, Willowtree, Crookwell.
    • Sculpture in the Greens, Wyong.
    • Sculpture at Hillview, Sutton Forest.
  • 2015 Sculpture in the Vines, Wollombi.
    • Wood Sculpture Symposium, Rylestone.
  • 2014 Sculpture in the Vines, Wollombi.
    • Highly Commended: Sculptors Society of NSW, Darling Park, Sydney.
  • 2012 Sculpture At Scenic World, Katoomba.
    • Sculpture in the Greens, Wyong.
  • 2010 Outback Art Prize, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, Broken Hill.
  • 2008 Libris Awards (Australian Artists’ Book Prize): Finalist, Mackay, Qld.
    • Southern Cross Uni Acquisitive Book Prize: Barratt Galleries, Ballina.
    • Blake Prize (binding of poetry prize): NAS, Sydney.
  • 2007 Winner: Art & Australia Prize, COFA Annual 07 Awards, Sydney.
    • Sculpture by the Sea: Finalist, Bondi, Sydney.
  • 2006 Propeller: Finalist, God in the City, Sydney.
  • 2005 Art on the Rocks: Finalist, Sydney.
    • Cromwell’s Art Prize: Finalist, Sydney.

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019  Wing It: Gallery 47, Rylstone, NSW
  • 2018  Meet Frank: Mercure Kooindah Waters, Central Coast.
  • 2017  A little Viewing: private residence, Sydney.
  • 2016  Paradigm: Gauge Gallery, Sydney.
  • 2015  Chasing Francis: Gaffa, Sydney.
  • 2014  Gravis: Gallery Red, Glebe.
  • 2013  Unready-made: Gallery Red, Glebe.
    • Refinement in 3 Parts: industrial depot, Pyrmont.
    • I Want My Mum To Come (collaboration with Jackie Benney): McGlade Gallery, Australian Catholic University, Strathfield.
  • 2012  SMALL-large-big-LITTLE: Gallery Red, Glebe.
  • 2011  Presenting the Letter ‘F’: Gallery Red, Glebe.
  • 2010 Rub Two Sticks Together: Gallery Red, Glebe.
    • Fuse: Angela Fitzpatrick Gallery, Broken Hill.
  • 2009 Out of the Frying Pan …: Kudos Gallery, Sydney.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019 A Moment in Time, Sculptors Society of NSW, Incinerator Art Space, Willoughby.
  • 2018 ‘The Elements: Spiritual Self and Soul Space’, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong.
  • 2017 International Contemporary Art Exhibition 2017, Assisi, Italy.
    • World Polo Cup Art Exhibition, Richmond.
    • Harboursculpture, Woolwich.
    • Lake Light, Jindabyne.
  • 2016  Incinerator: Sculptors Society of NSW.
    • Sculpture at Killalea, Shellharbour.
    • Sculpture in the Garden, Rosby Wines, Mudgee.
    • EcoArts Conference, UoW, NSW.
    • Lake Light Sculpture, Jindabyne.
  • 2015 Sculpture on the Greens, Wyong.
    • SPARC National Conference 2015, Alexandria, Sydney.
    • HarbourSculpture: Woolwich, Sydney.
    • Chill: Poatina Arts Centre, Tasmania.
    • EARTH HOUR: Creative Conversations on Climate Change: Annandale Creative Arts Centre, Sydney.
    • Gateway Exhibition: Sculptors Society of NSW, CBD, Sydney.
  • 2014 Sculpture on the Greens, Wyong, NSW.
    • Boundless Plains – Conversations: ACAC, Sydney
    • Kammerklang Ablaze: NSW Conservatorium of Music, Sydney.
    • Disbound, Gallery Red, Glebe.
    • Towers Exhibition, Sculptors Society of NSW, CBD, Sydney.
  • 2013 5: Gallery Red, Glebe.
  • 2012  31 Days: The Space Within: Gallery Red, Glebe.
  • 2011  Uncontainable, Uni of Sydney.
    • Towers Exhibition, Sculptors Society of NSW, CBD, Sydney.
    • The Paginated Garden & The Re-Paginated Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.
  • 2010 The Sound of the Sun (collaboration with Eva Muller), Cockatoo Island, Sydney.
  • 2009 Kammerklang: NSW Conservatorium of Music, Sydney.
  • 2008 Australian Bookbinders Exhibition: AGNSW, Sydney.
    • Back to Basics: Noosa Regional Gallery, Noosa.
  • 2007 Inspired by May: Stanton Library, North Sydney
    • Australian Bookbinders Exhibition: AGNSW, Sydney & Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston, Tas.
  • 2006 Post-it (Exquisite Corpse): Peloton Gallery, Sydney.
    • 9×5: Kudos & Truck (various locations), Sydney.
    • CopyCat: Barcom St, Sydney.
    • Founding Member & Secretary of International Noise Inc. an artist run initiative.
  • 2004 In Every Sense: Exeter.
    • Must Go: Newcomtemporaries, QVB, Sydney.
  • 2003       Spiders and Flies: Newcomtemporaries, QVB, Sydney.

 

Public Commissions

  • 2006 Stage Prop: The Bridesmaid Must Die, Newtown Theatre.
    • The Well Healing Rooms: Oyster Bay, Sydney.
  • 2005 Tugs on Canvas: Selected Artist, Adsteam Marine Dinner, Sydney.
  • 2004 Worship Series: Kingsway Community Church, Sydney.
  • 2003 Botanical Wildlife: E.G. Waterhouse Gardens Tea House, Sydney.

Publications

  • 2017 ‘So Many Tears’ Barry O’Malley [https://thelandy.com/2017/03/29/so-many-tears/] Mar 2017
  • 2015 ‘Chainsaws and chisels helping a country community carve out a name hosting a wood     sculpture symposium’ Melanie Pearce, ABC Central West [http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-29/rylstone-wood-symposium-brings-eight-artists-together/6895324] Oct 2015.
  • 2013 ‘Is it possible for an individual to achieve personal refinement through pyretic methodology?’ Thesis for Master of Fine Arts, COFA, 2013.
  • 2010 ‘COFA Graduate Keith Chidzey Creates 200m Artwork for 350.org Global Earth Project’ The COFA Blog, [http://blog.cofa.unsw.edu.au/?p=4524] Dec 1 2010.
    • ‘Arid Wetness’ Janis Lander, The College Voice, Vol 8 Issue 1, [http://www.arc.unsw.edu.au/media/documents/CVoice/Vol8Issue1.pdf]  July 2010
  • 2008      ‘Once Upon a Time – Or: what to do at the end of a COFA degree.’ Janis Lander,
    • COFASA Voice, Vol 6 Issue 1,  (http://www.arc.unsw.edu.au/media/documents/CVoice/Vol6Issue1/Once-Upon-a-Time.pdf) Aug 2008
    • ‘New Tricks’, Tracey Clement, COFA Art & Design, Issue 20, p.16-17.
  • 2007 ‘Bookbinders’ art on show’, Imogen Yang, Look, Sept 2007, AGNSW, p.54.
  • 2006 ‘Artists Books & Burning Chairs’ Janis Lander, COFASA Voice, Vol 4 Issue 2,
    • (http://www.cofasa.unsw.edu.au/voice/index.php) Nov 2006.
    • ‘Think Outside the Box‘, Tracey Clement, Australian Art Review, July-Oct.
  • 2006, p.58-61.
    • ‘New Blood’, Annemarie Lopez, Australian Art Review, Mar.-June 2006, p.90.
  • 2004       ‘The Operation Was A Success, The Patient Died ….’, John McDonald, The Director’s Elegy, Newcontemporaries, June. ‘Talented art students to show their work in Exeter’, Anne Beaumont, Exeter Village. Voice, #11 – Spring, p.3
  • 2002      ‘Diary Dates’, Liz Donley, Friends of Hazelhurst, July/August, p.8
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