Godwin Bradbeer

Curriculum Vitae 2010

1950 Born Dunedin, New Zealand
1950–55 Glasgow, Scotland
1955 Melbourne, Australia

James Makin Gallery, Melbourne, Australia 03 9509 5032 email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia, 02 9552 1699 email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

1971 Higher Diploma of Sec. Ed. (Art/Craft) Melbourne Teachers College. (now University of Melbourne)
1984 Bach. Educ. (Art/Craft) Melbourne College of Advanced Education (now University of Melbourne)
1994 Master of Art RMIT University, Melbourne

1983–86  Melbourne Coll. Adv. Ed. Lecturer Drawing and Painting
1987–89  Victorian College of the Arts. Lecturer Drawing and Painting (P/T)
1990–92  Philip Institute. Senior Lecturer and Head of Painting
1993–98  Melbourne University Lecturer Drawing (P/T)
1993–98  Monash University Lecturer Drawing and Painting (P/T)
1993–2005  RMIT University Lecturer Drawing and Painting Hong Kong Program 1999 – 2005 (P/T)
2006–10  RMIT University Senior Lecturer and Head of Drawing

1977 Godwin Bradbeer - Recent Drawings, Stuart Gerstman Galleries, Melbourne,
1979 Acts of Love, Stuart Gerstman Galleries, Melbourne,
1981 Ghosts, Stuart Gerstman Galleries, Melbourne,
1983 Empirical Memos, Stuart Gerstman Galleries, Melbourne,
1985 Catholic Sorrows, Gerstman- Abdallah Fine Art International, Melbourne,
1986 Black Drawings, Gerstman- Abdallah Fine Art International, Cologne, West Germany
1987 Ash Cartoons, Holdsworth Contemporary Galleries, Sydney,.
1987 Ornaments of Mercy, Gerstman- Abdallah Fine Art International, Melbourne,
1990 Imitation of Light, David Ellis Fine Art, Melbourne,
1992 An Illustrators Lullaby, David Ellis Fine Art, Melbourne.
1993 The Human Abstract, Lyall Burton Gallery, Melbourne.
1994 Empirical Paintings, R.M.I.T. Faculty Gallery, Melbourne.
1995 Disegno Interno, BMG Art, Adelaide, Drawings 1991-95.
1995 Fear of Painting, Paintings and Drawings. Lyall Burton Gallery, Melbourne.
1998 Man of Errors, Lyall Burton Gallery, Melbourne.
1998 Verisimilitude, Victoria University Gallery, Melbourne.
1999 Imago, John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong.
1999–2000 Apologia, Bulle Galleries, Melbourne.
2000 Apologia/Olympia, BMG Art, Adelaide.
2001 The Vessel of the Self, Photographs 1968 – 78, Bulle Galleries, Melbourne.
2001 Man of Paper, Phyllis Palmer Gallery, La Trobe University, Bendigo.
2002 Godwin Bradbeer - Selected Works, Annandale Galleries, Sydney.
2004 Human Shield, MOA Gallery, Heyri Art Valley, Paju, Korea.
2004 Human Shield 11, Byuk Kang Hall of Arts, Kaywon Arts School, Seoul, Korea
2004 Godwin Bradbeer - Selected Works. Blacksphere Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne.
2005 Godwin Bradbeer - Selected Works Blacksphere Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne.
2006–2008 ‘Godwin Bradbeer – The Metaphysical Body – A Survey’ Curator Kirsten Lacey
  -Shepparton Regional Gallery, Vic.
  -McClelland Art Gallery and Sculpture Park,Vic.
  -Orange Regional Gallery, N.S.W.
  -Icon Museum of Art, Deakin University, Melb., Vic.
  -Latrobe Regional Gallery, Vic.
  -Grafton Regional Gallery, N.S.W.
  -Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, N.S.W.
  -Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, N.S.W.
2007 ‘Aspects of the Metaphysical Body’ Annandale Galleries, Sydney.
2008 ‘Soliloquy’ James Makin Gallery, Melbourne.
2008 ‘Point Finale’ The Drawing Space, RMIT University,. Installation and wall drawings with assistance of RMIT drawing students.
2009 ‘Portraits in Exile’ Ardel Gallery of Modern Art, Bangkok, Thailand.
2010 'Gravitas' James Makin Gallery, Melbourne.
2011 'Crimes Against Modernity: Selected Drawings 1975 - 2011' Adelaide Central Gallery, Adelaide.
2011 'Intermezzo' James Makin Gallery, Melbourne.
2012 'Tabula Rasa' Langford 120, Melbourne. 

1971 Photographs – Warren Breninger and Godwin Bradbeer Icarus Gallery, Photographic Exhibition, Melbourne,
1973 Warren Breninger and Godwin Bradbeer, Monash University Student Union, Paintings and Drawings. Melbourne.
1975 Mortal Trash is Immortal Diamond. Godwin Bradbeer and Warren Breninger.Brummells Gallery of Photography, Melbourne,
1976 Fragments of the Human Race, Godwin Bradbeer and Warren Breninger. Drawing and Sculpture. Gryphon Gallery, Melbourne.
1976 Eyelid on Eyelid (with Warren Breninger and Jamie Bradbeer). Brummells Gallery of Photography, Melbourne.
1978 The Way of Flesh, (with Warren Breninger and Rennie Ellis). Australian Centre of Photography, Sydney.
1978 Vitreous and Aqueous Humour, Photography and Printmaking, (with Warren Breninger and Jamie Bradbeer), Gryphon Gallery, Melbourne.
1998 Facsimile, Project Space, RMIT, Melbourne. Warren Breninger and Godwin Bradbeer. 2000 Precieux Paradigms, Westbank Gallery, Australian Academy of Design., Melbourne. Bridget Heller and Godwin Bradbeer.
2007 Lux in Tenebris Lucet RMIT School of Art Gallery, Melbourne. Installation Drawings and Projected Works. Irene Barberis and Godwin Bradbeer.
2008 The Axe Creek Project, Collaboration Peter Schipperheyn and Godwin Bradbeer, Sculptures and drawings, Gallery Infniart Studios and Residency, Sedgewick, Victoria.
2012 'Men of Paper' with Christopher Orchard, BMG Gallery, Adelaide. 

1968 Zetetic 2. Argus Gallery, Melbourne.
1969 Student Works. Argus Gallery, Melbourne.
1969 Strines Gallery, Melbourne, Group Exhibition.
1971 Recent Photography, Icarus Gallery, Melbourne.
1976 Recent Australian Photography, through South-East Asia, Japan, Pakistan, India and Africa Department of Foreign Affairs- Touring Exhibition.
1976 New Generation Victorians. Mornington Peninsula Arts Center.
1977 George’s Invitation Prize, Melbourne.
1980 Acquisitions for the Philip Morris Collection (Photography), Art Gallery of South Australia.
1980 Drawn and Quartered, Photographs, Acquisitions, Art Gallery of South Australia, Australian Contemporary Photography.
1983 The L.J Harvey Memorial Prize for Drawing. Queensland Art Gallery.
1983 New Art, N.G.V., Selections from the Michell Endowment.
1984 The International Art Fair, Basle, Switzerland. “Art 15 ‘85”.
1985 Gallery Artists, Gerstman-Abdallah Fine Art Int., Cologne, West Germany.
1985 Oz Drawing Now, Holdsworth Contemporary Galleries, Sydney.
1986 Directors Choice, R.M.I.T. Gallery, Melbourne.
1986 Selected Contemporary Drawings, Heide Park and Art Gallery.
1986 The Figure, The Andrew and Lillian Pederson Invitation Drawing Prize, Queensland Art Gallery.
1988 Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
1990 Artists at Phillip at La Trobe, La Trobe University Art Gallery, Melbourne.
1992 The Nude, Heide Park & Art Gallery, Melbourne.
1994 R.M.I.T. Masters Students, Australian High Commission, Limkokwing, Kuala Lumpor.
1998-99 Stigma, University of Technology of Sydney, Group Show, Touring Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Bendigo, La Trobe Valley, Hamilton and Swan Hill.
1998 RMIT Artists, Hong Kong Arts Cente, Hong Kong.
1998 The Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales.
1998 Metamorphosis, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Group Show.
1998 The Dobell Drawing Prize Exhibition, The George Adams Gallery, Victorian Arts Center, Melbourne.
1999 The Dobell Drawing Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
1999 Exposures, Linden Gallery, Melbourne.
1999 Works on Paper, Contemporary Australian Artists from RMIT. College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
1999 Australian Paper Art Awards, George Adams Gallery, Victorian Arts Center, and touring Canberra, Sydney and Perth.
1999 Kedumba Invitation Drawing Award, N.S.W.
1999 The Fabric of Labour, Bulle Galleries Melbourne.
1999 Works on Paper. Contemporary Aust Artists from RMIT. College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University, Korea.
2000 The Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales.
2000 Identities, La Trobe University, Bendigo.
2001 Liberty, RMIT Storey Hall Gallery, Melbourne.
2001 The Male Nude – A Private View, Charles Nodrum Gallery , Melbourne.
2002 The Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales.
2002 RMIT Samyung Faculty Exchange Exhibition, Samyung University, Seoul, Korea.
2002 Recent Aquisitions, Australian National Gallery., Canberra.
2002 First Birthday Exhibition, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne.
2003 Sex and Death, Stephen McLoughlin Gallery, Melbourne.
2003 The Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales.
2003 Reunion, The Art of Sixteen Graduates, George Paton Gallery,Univ of Melb.
2003 Reclaiming the Mainstream, Art and Humanist Ideals, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne.
2003 Love Letter to China, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Art, Sydney, Touring Xian and Beijing China.
2003 Works on Paper, Annandale Galleries, Sydney.
2004 Works on Paper, John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong.
2004 Male Order, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery. N.S.W.
2004 The Fifth Australian Drawing Biennale, The Drill Hall, Australian National University, Canberra.
2004 Gong- ju International Festival of Arts, Gong – ju Art Museum, Gong - ju, Korea.
2004 The Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of N.S.W.
2004 The Melbourne Art Fair, John Batten Gallery, Exhibition Building, Melbourne.
2005 The Dobell Prize for Drawing Art Gallery of NSW.
2005 Gong - ju International Arts Festival, Gong - ju Art Museum, Gong - ju, Korea.
2006 19 Australian Artists , Curated Robert Godfrey., Elizabeth Holden Gallery, Warren Wilson College, Asheville, North Carolina, USA
2006 Crisis,Catharsis and Contemplation Curated by David Rastus. St Patricks Cathedral, Melbourne.
2006 Float Curated by Louiseanne Zahra, Project Space, RMIT Melbourne.
2006 24 Hours Human Centre, Sangmyung University, Je Ju Island, Korea.
2006 Between Longitude 18’ 63” Dongduk Gallery, Insadon, Seoul, Korea.
2006 The Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
2006 The Jacaranda Drawing Prize, Grafton Regional Gallery and touring regional galleries NSW
2007 Keep It In The Ground, Anti Uranium Mining Exhibition, Collingwood Gallery, Melbourne.
2007 Australian and International Works on Paper, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne.
2007 Bodies and Minds, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne.
2007 Contemporary Australian Drawing 2, John Buckley Fine Art, Melbourne.
2007 The Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
2009 Seven Suns, Seven Moons Curated by Xersa Farrance, 45 Downstairs, Melbourne, Australia
2009 Recent Acquisitions, Deakin University Art Gallery, Deakin University, Melbourne

Australian National Gallery, Canberra.
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.
Parliament House, Canberra.
Commonwealth Artbank, Sydney.
Australia Council.
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs.
The Archive of Humanist Art, Victoria.
La Trobe University Art Library, Melbourne.
Melbourne University Collection.
Monash University Collection.
Deakin University Collection
University of Southern Queensland Collection.
R.M.I.T. Collection.
M.L.C. Collection.
Philip Morris Photographic Collection.
City of Moonee Valley.
Deutche Bank Sydney.
Ballarat Art Gallery
Shepparton Art Gallery
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.
Grafton Regional Gallery.
Tweed River Collection
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Australian Paper.
Australian Academy of Design, Melbourne.
Lowenstein Sharp Collection, Melbourne.
Julian Burnside Collection, Melbourne.
John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong.
Gong – ju Art Museum, Gongju, Korea.
MOA Gallery, Heyri Art Valley, Paju, Korea.
Korean Art Institute, Seoul, Korea.
Sangmyung University Collection, Seoul, Korea.
Kaywon School of Arts, Seoul, Korea.
University of Western Carolina, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Private Collections in Australia, Asia, Europe and U.S.A.

Artists & Galleries of Australia Max Germaine, 1984.
The Encyclopedia of Australian Art. Allan McCulloch. 1984 Hutchinson.
The Encyclopedia of Australian Art. Allan McCulloch Revised and Updated by Susan McCulloch, 1994, Allen and Unwin.
Artists and Galleries of Australia Max Germaine. 1984 ,Boolarong.
The New McCullochs Encyclopedia of Australian Art 2006 McCulloch and McCulloch Childs, Aus Art Editions in association with Miegunyuh Press and Melb Univ Publishing.
The Refining Fire Dawn Mendham. 1987, Albatross.
Anything Goes, Art in Australia 1970- 1980, Paul Taylor, 1984 Art Text.
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Australian Contemporary Drawing, Arthur McIntyre, 1988 Boolarong (Illustrated).
The Visual Arts, 3rd Edition. Symonds, Portley and Phillips, 1988, Jacaranda.
Artists & Galleries of Australia, Revised and Enlarged Third Edition. Max Germaine, 1990, Craftsman House.
Artistic Insights. Susan Haynes & Clair Gervasoni, 1992, Harcourt Brace Javanovich.
A Foucault Primer, Discourse Power and the Subject. Alec McHoul and Wendy Grace, 1993, Melbourne University Press (Cover).
Art and Humanist Ideals. Contemporary Perspectives. William Kelly. 2003, MacMillan.
The Dobell Prize for Drawing The First Ten Years 1993 – 2002, Art Gallery of N.S.W.
Focus on Folio Harcourt Educational Publications. 2005, Helen Mammides.
Limited Recall. Ken Scarlett, 2006, MacMillan.
Critical Moments. Jeff Makin, 2011, MacMillan.
Contemporary Australian Drawing#1. Janet McKenzie, 2012, MacMillan.

‘Recent Australian Photography’ International Touring Exhibition. 1976
‘Australian Photographers’ The Philip Morris Collection. 1979
‘Art 15 ‘84’ The International Art Fair Catalogue, Basle Switzerland. 1984
‘Stuart Gerstman Galleries’ Catalogue 1984
‘Gerstman – Abdallah Fine Art International’ Catalogue 1985
‘The Parliament House Construction Authority Report’ 1984-5
‘The Figure’ The Andrew and Lillian Pederson Memorial Prize for Drawing 1987
‘The Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair’ Catalogue 1988
‘The Australian Contemporary Art Fair’ Catalogue. 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996
‘The Nude’ Sara Weiss Award, Heide Park and Gallery, 1992
‘Lyall Burton Gallery’ Catalogue of Artists ACAF 1994
‘Lyall Burton Gallery’ Catalogue of Artists ACAF 1996
‘The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize’ Catalogue 1996
‘RMIT Fine Art at the Hong Kong Arts Centre’. RMIT University and Hong Kong Arts Center 1998
‘Stigma’, 1998.
‘The Fabric of Labour’, 1999.
‘Australian Paper Art Awards’, Victorian Arts Center 1999.
‘Godwin Bradbeer’, Bulle Galleries, 1999.
‘Metro 5 Gallery’ Catalogue 2002
‘Reunion’, the Art of Sixteen Graduates. George Paton Gallery, The University of Melbourne, 2003.
‘International Contemporary Drawing Art’, College of Fine Arts, Sydney and Beijing Central Academy of Fine Art, China 2003 - 4.
‘Male Order’, Wagga Wagga Gallery, N.S.W.
‘The Fifth Australian Drawing Biennale,’ Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra.
‘The Melbourne Art Fair’ Melbourne Art Fair Foundation. 2000, 2002, 2004.
‘Gong - ju International Festival of Art’s’, Gong Ju, South Korea, 2004, 2005.
‘Crisis, Catharsis and Contemplation’ Catholic Education Offices. Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, May 2006.
‘Between Longitude 18’ 63” ’ Dongduk Art Gallery, Insadon, Seoul, Korea. 2006
‘Godwin Bradbeer – The Metaphysical Body’ Shepparton Regional Gallery, 2006.
‘International and Australian Works on Paper’ James Makin Gallery, 2007.
‘Bodies and Minds’ Charles Nodrum Gallery, 2007.
‘The Naked and the Nude, Ballarat Art Gallery’, Godon Morrison and Elizabeth Cross. 2008
‘James Makin Gallery’ Winter Exhibition Catalogue, James Makin Gallery, 2009

‘Australian Photo’ Recent Australian Photography Craig McGregor 1976
‘Vogue’ Australia Eye view – Art Showcases, Carol Parker. April 1976
‘Australian Photo’ Special Edition Recent Australian Photography Craig McGregor 1976
‘Camera and Cine’ At the Centre, Deborah Marlowe. March 1978
‘Art and Australia’ Vol. 18 No. 2 Summer 1980
‘Art and Australia’ Vol23 No.4 Winter 1986
‘Art and Australia’ Exhibition Commentary. Vol 28 No. 1 Spring 1990
‘Art and Australia’ Exhibition Commentary. Vol 29 No. 4 Winter 1992
‘Art and Australia’ Art Nationwide. Critic: Kirsten Rann Vol 44 No 3 Autumn 2007
‘The Medical Journal of Australia’ Vol 142 No. 1(Cover)7 Jan 1985
‘Tension’ Australian and International Arts Jan 1990
‘Good Weekend’ The Age Magazine. ‘Fast Forward’ 17 Feb 1990
‘Relatewell’ Vol.1 No.5 .(Cover) August 1997.
‘Relatewell’ Vol. 2 No.3(Cover) October 1998.
‘Vinculum’ Vol 1 No 1 (Cover) June 1999
‘Imprint’ Vol.34. No.3. ‘Australian Paper Awards’ Sheridan Palmer. 1999.
‘City Magazine’ Hong Kong Issue 284 May 2000
‘CLA – Charles Leskie Auctions’. Public Auction Catalogue. (Cover) September 2005
‘Artdate’ Cover Article, ‘Godwin Bradbeer Man of Paper. Man of Errors’ Writer; Christopher Orchard Issue 71 August – Sept 2005
‘Artdate’ Cover Article, ‘Godwin Bradbeer – Masterclass’ Writer; Annalise Rees Issue 72 Oct - Nov 2005
‘Antiques and Art’ Victoria Blacksphere vs whitecube’Dec 2005 – April 2006
‘Art in Culture’ Korea Vol 6 No. 12 ‘The Space of the Heart’ Young - Taek Park. The Art if Kim Yong Sik.Dec 2005
‘Trouble’ (Cover) August 2006, Melbourne 2006
‘Mosman Magazine’, November 2007