• Swamp Seduction
    Swamp Seduction
    acrylic on linen 75 x 100cm
  • Almost a Still Life
    Almost a Still Life
    acrylic on linen 100 x 75cm
Michael McWilliams

QUALIFICATIONS
1978 Bachelor of Arts (Visual Art), University of Tasmania
1977 Diploma of Education, University of Tasmannia

PRIZES
2011 Glover Art Prize, Evandale, Tasmania, Curator: Jane Deeth
2010 Glover Art Prize, Evandale, Tasmania, Curator: Jane Deeth
2010 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
2008 Overall Winner, Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, Museum of South Australia
2008 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
2008 Glover Art Prize, Evandale, Tasmania, Curator: Jane Deeth
2008 Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize
2007 Glover Art Prize, Evandale, Tasmania, Curator: Jane Deeth
2006 Glover Art Prize, Evandale, Tasmania, Curator: Jane Deeth
2005 Overall Winner, Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, Museum of South Australia
2005 Island Art Prize, Ten Days on the Island, Curator: Catherine Wolfhagen
2005 Glover Art Prize, Evandale, Tasmania, Curator: Jane Deeth
2004 Winner, Glover Art Prize, Evandale, Tasmania, Curator: Jane Deeth
2002 Tasmanian Art Award, Eskleigh, Tasmania
2001 Tasmanian Art Award, Eskleigh, Tasmania
2000 Winner, City of Burnie Art Exhibition – Lactos Award for Oil or Acrylic
2000 Tasmanian Art Award, Eskleigh, Tasmania
1999 Winner, Woolmers Art Award
1999 Tasmanian Art Award, Eskleigh, Tasmania
1998 Tasmanian Art Award, Eskleigh, Tasmania1998 Trust Bank Tasmanian Art Awards, Launceston, Tasmania
1996 Winner, Tasmanian Art Award, Eskleigh, Tasmania
1994 Winner, Trust Bank Tasmanian Art Awards, Launceston, Tasmania

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012
MiCK, Paddington, Sydney, Blanket Capers
2011 
Handmark Gallery, Evandale, Tasmania
2010 Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne Tasmanian Tails
2009 Bett Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania Necessary Affections
2007 Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne Its Not Easy Being Green
2007 Bett Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania Pranksters, Players and Performers
2006 Handmark Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania, Recent Paintings
2005 Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne All the World is a Stage
2003 Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne Friends, Foes and Favourites
2001 Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne Thylacine: Pest To Pedestal
1999 Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne Michael McWilliams: Recent Works
1998 Handmark Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania
1997 Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne
1996 Greenoaks Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania
1995 Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011 
Ten Days on the Island, Curator: Jane Deeth In TEERS
2009 Ten Days on the Island, Curators: Noel Frankham and Paula Silva Trust
2009 Queensland Art Gallery, Contemporary Australia: Optimism
2008 Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, Annual Collectors Exhibition
2008 Macquarie City Art Gallery, 8 Feb – 30 March; Hazlehurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre,
16 May – 29 June, Who Let the Dogs Out?: The Dog in Contemporary Art, touring exhibition
2007 Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, Annual Collectors Exhibition
2006 Bett Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania, Curator: Catherine Wolfhagen, Salon Exhibition
2006 Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, Annual Collectors Exhibition
2005 Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, Annual Collectors Exhibition
2004 Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, Annual Collectors Exhibition
2003 Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, Annual Collectors Exhibition
2003 Greenoaks Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania
2002 Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, Annual Collectors Exhibition
2002 Handmark Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania, Michael McWilliams and Joe Millen
2002 Greenoaks Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania
2001 Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, Annual Collectors Exhibition
2001 Vanessa Wood Fine Art, Sydney, ASAP: Artists Supporting Animal Preservation
2001 Ten Days on the Island, Curator: Grace Cochrane, The Long Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania Response to the Island
2001 Raffles Hotel, Singapore, Curators: Glenda King and Dick Bett, Tasmania’s Finest
2001 Greenoaks Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania
2000 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition Travelling Exhibition, Curator: Zelda Cawthorn, The Artful Cello
2000 Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, Annual Collectors Exhibition
2000 Woolmers Art Exhibition, Longford, Tasmania
2000 Greenoaks Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania
1999 Travelling Exhibition 1999 – 2000, Curator: Victoria Hammond, Pets, Prey & Predators: Introduced Animals in recent Australian Art
1999 Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, Annual Collectors Exhibition
1999 Woolmers Art Exhibition, Longford, Tasmania
1999 Greenoaks Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania
1998 Travelling Exhibition, 1998 – 2000, Curator: Noel Frankham, Mapping Identity
1998 Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne, 19th & 20th Century Painting, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
1998 Greenoaks Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania

COMMISSIONS
2011 
Ten Days on the Island, TEERS, Visual Art Exhibition
2009 Ten Days on the Island, Trust, Visual Art Exhibition
2000 Powerhouse Museum
1998 Longford Harvest Festival
1996 150th Anniversary, Longford St Patrick’s Day Races
1995 Longford Harvest Festival
1994 Tasmanian Furniture Commission

COLLECTIONS
Parliament House, Canberra
National Trust of Australia (Tasmania)
Museum of South Australia
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
Devonport City Art Gallery
Lauraine Diggins, Melbourne
Queensland Art Gallery

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Tasmanian Tails, Ruth Lovell, 2010, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne
For The Love Of Animals And Tasmania, David Lake, 2010, Craft Art International, September Edition
Contemporary Australia: Optimism, Queensland Art Gallery, 2008, p.195
Fuel for Thought: Oil, Energy, Conflict and Art, Artlink, vol. 28, no.1, 2008, Contents page
It’s Not Easy Being Green, Ruth Lovell, 2007, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne
Michael McWilliams: Al The World Is a Stage, Victoria Hammond, 2005, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne

The Mercury | August 2012
Sydney Morning Herald | The Planner
| 28 July 2012
Australian Financial Review | 26 July 2012
The Examiner | 7 July 2012
Sydney Morning Herald | Arts Diary | 6 July 2012
The Examiner | 10 Jan 2012
Living in History | Alice Bennett & Georgia Warner, Allen & Unwin, p.150

 

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