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James Parrett

212 Reynard st
Coburg, Victoria 3058, Australia
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Email: james@jamesparrett.com
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Curriculum Vitae

 

Name:                          James Parrett

 

Address:                     212 Reynard st, Coburg Vic 3058.

                                    Home - (03) 8300-0885.

                                    Mobile - 0432 534 108

                                    James@jamesparrett.com

                                    www.jamesparrett.com

 

Born:                           12/7/1976, Melbourne, Vic.

 

Education:

 

            1998:               B.A. in Sculpture, Monash University, Caulfield, Vic.

 

            2002:               B.A. (Honours) in Sculpture, Victoria College of the Arts,

Melbourne, Vic.

 

Solo Exhibitions:

 

            2011:               Intersect, Gould Gallery, Melbourne, Vic,

 

2006:            4square (Presented by Andrew Gaynor), Upstairs Flinders, Melbourne

           

            2003:               Some New Sculptures, Murdoch & Barclay Gallery,                                          Melbourne, Vic.

 

            2001:               Recent Sculptures, Murdoch & Barclay Gallery,                                                Melbourne, Vic.

 

Selected group Exhibitions:

 

2012:               McClelland Contemporary Sculpture Survey and Award,

Langwarrin, Vic. (short listed, begins in November)

The Melbourne Sculpture Prize 2012, Melbourne Vic.

Toorak Village Festival of Sculpture, Melbourne Vic.

Montalto Winery Sculpture Prize, Red Hill, Vic.

                                   

 

2011:               Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition and Awards 2011,                                       Yarra Glen Vic.

Spectacle and Observer, Traffic Jam Gallery, Neutral               Bay, NSW.

Allsorts 2011, Gould Gallery, Melbourne, Vic.

The Autumn Collection, Gould Gallery, Melbourne, Vic.

                                    Sculpture 2011, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, N.S.W

 

2010:               McClelland Contemporary Sculpture Survey and Award,

Langwarrin, Vic.

Deakin University small sculpture prize, Burwood, Vic

Yering station sculpture prize, Yarra Glen, Vic

                        Swell Sculpture Festival, Currumbin Beach, QLD

Toorak Village Festival of Sculpture, Melbourne Vic.

            Montalto Winery Sculpture Prize, Red Hill, Vic.

 

2009:               Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney, N.S.W.

            Lorne Sculpture Prize, Lorne, Victoria

            Object and Construct, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne

                        Montalto Winery Sculpture Prize, Red Hill, Vic.

 

            2008:               Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney, N.S.W.

                        Toorak Village Festival of Sculpture, Melbourne Vic.

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show                     Sculpture ShowMelbourne, Vic.

                                    Contempora 2 Sculpture Prize, Docklands, Vic.

 

2007:               McClelland Contemporary Sculpture Survey and Award, Langwarrin, Vic

            Sculpture 2007, Australian Art Resources, Southbank,                         Vic.

Exploration Seven. Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, Vic.

 S, VCA Gallery, Melbourne

Montalto winery sculpture prize, Red Hill, Vic.

 

2006:               Moreland Sculpture Prize, Melbourne, Vic.

Williamstown Festival - Tattersall’s Contemporary Art Prize, Melbourne, Victoria

Montalto winery sculpture prize, Red Hill, Vic.

 

2005:                McClelland Contemporary Sculpture Survey and Award. Langwarrin, Vic.

 

2003:               Design Festa, Odaiba Big Site Convention Centre,                                            Tokyo, Japan.

Keith & Helen Murdoch Travel Scholarship, V.C.A Gallery, Southbank, Vic.

 

2002:               Grad show, V.C.A School of Art, Melbourne, Vic.

                                    Woollahra Sculpture Prize, Woollahra Council                                                   Chambers, Sydney, NSW.

The Honours Show, V.C.A Student Gallery, Melbourne,             Vic.

 

2001:             Association of Sculptors of Victoria Annual Exhibition, Telstra Building, Melbourne, Vic.

Ox cart studio group exhibition, Preview Gallery,                       Melbourne, Vic.

 

2000:              Is that the time-no that is a wrist watch, Mass Gallery,                                     Melbourne Vic.

                                    (Next Wave Festival)

 

            1999:               Central Gold fields Sculpture Award, C.G.R.A.C,                                              Maryborough, Vic.

           

            1998:               Monash Uni <-> Ararat Gallery, Ararat Tafe, Ararat, Vic.

                                    (Next Wave Festival)

           

            1997:               What’s all that about, Fresh Gallery, Melbourne, Vic.

 

 

Awards/ Residencies/ Commissions:

 

2012:            The Rebaul and Montevideo Maru Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT.

 

2011:            Invited (one of ten sculptors) for the Southern Way/McClelland Peninsula Link Major Sculpture Commission, Mornington Vic.

                       

2010:            Short listed (one of four sculptors) for the Red Hill shopping centre public art commission, Red Hill, ACT

 

2009:               Metricon ‘Mandalay at Beveridge’ Hume Highway                                              Commission Beveridge, Vic.

                                   Short listed (one of three sculptors) for proposed                                              Chadstone shopping centre western forecourt entrance                                      commission, Chadstone Vic.

2008:               Australand foyer commission, Rhodes Corporate Park,                                      Rhodes N.S.W

             

2007:               Short listed (one of four sculptors) for Proposed                                          Crown Towers Hotel Lobby Commission,                                                    southbank, Vic.

 

2006:            Wall piece for the new Becasse restaurant, Sydney C.B.D, NSW.

 

            2002:               BMW Executive Lounge/sales room commission,                                            Southbank, Vic.

 

2001:               Second Prize, The Tina Wentcher Prize,

                                    Association of Sculptors of Victoria Annual Exhibition,

                                    Telstra Building, Melbourne, Vic.

 

1998:               Hotel Sofitel Banner Project, Melbourne City Council

                       and Hotel Sofitel.

 

3rd year Open Day Sculpture Prize, Monash                             University.

 

Collections:                 Australian War Memorial Canberra

Monash University

                                    Becasse Restaurant, Sydney

Spring and Parks Commercial and Industrial Property Consultants, Melb

                                    Numerous private collections

 

Publications:               Charlotte Cullum-Jenkins, ‘Beveridge Boom Begins’,

North Central Review, May 2009

 

                                    Megan Backhouse, ‘New kids on the block,

                                    Art Gallery Guide, May 2007.

 

Jeff Makin, ‘Exploration 7’,

The Herald Sun, May 2007.

                       

Brooke Kelly, ‘Welding a bond with audience’

                                    The Moreland Leader, November 2006.

 

                                    Brooke Kelly, ‘Sculptor tweaks angst into shape’

                                    The Moreland Leader, November 2005.

 

‘Staff members: James Parrett’

October-February 2006

 

McClelland Gallery and Sculpture park Newsletter. October 2005.

                       

                                    John McDonald, ‘Marvels in Miniature

                                    The Financial Review, October 2002.

 

                                    Holly Evans, ‘Until December 3’

                                    The Age, November 2001.

                                   

Alexandra Kelly, ‘Flying the Banner for Art’

                                    The Melbourne Times, August 1998.

 

                                    Susan McCulloch, ‘Trio go to the wall for sake of their                                       Art’.

The Australian, July 1998.

 

Zelda Cawthorne, ‘Welcome to Hotel d’art’

                                    Herald Sun, February,