Stephen Harrison Artist

Curriculum Vitae

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Tertiary Qualifications:

2011 - 2012: Master of Visual Art (Sculpture) - School of Art, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, ACT - graduated High Distinction

2011: Graduate Certificate of Art (Sculpture) - School of Art, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

2009 - 2010: Diploma of Art (Sculpture) - School of Art, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

1983 - 1988: Bachelor of Arts (Visual) - Graphic Investigation, Canberra School of Art

Awards, Grants and Sponsorship:

2017: Axolotl Sponsors for Sculpture by the Sea

2017: Indoor Main Prize winner, Sculpture in the Valley NSW

2015: AMP Tomorrow Fund recipient (for production of sculpture and solo exhibition in Sydney)

2015: WABA/Mulligans Flat Artist-in-residence

2014/2015: Sculpture in the Paddock Main Prize Winner

2010-2102: Whitehorse Industries, Allstrut

2011-ongoing: Sponsorship: Bondall and Crommelin (major sponsors)

1999: ACT Arts Grant

1992-1999: Archival Oil Sponsorship, Chroma Acrylic Sponsorship

Recent Solo and Group Exhibitions:

2018: Scenic World Sculpture event, Blue Mountains, NSW

2018: Sculpture by the Sea, Cottlesoe, WA

2017: Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, NSW

2017: Lucern Video work ANU

2017: Lakelight Sculpture, Jindabyne NSW

2016: Queanbeyan Clearwater Sculpture Prize NSW

2016: Equus Homo, Tuggeranong Arts Space ACT

2016: Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, Perth

2016: Sculpture on the Edge, Bermagui NSW

2015: Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi NSW

2015: Floriade Sculpture installation/exhibition, ACT

2015: Wildlife and Botanical Artists/Mulligans Flat: Artist-in-Residence, 2015

2015: Random, group exhibition, CSA Gallery, ACT

2015: Scenic World Sculpture event, Blue Mountains, NSW

2015: Imaginarium- installation, curated by Amanda Stuart, Belconnen Arts Centre, ACT

2015: Racoon-eyed Woman and Rat Boy, short film, YouTube: Stephen’s Super 8

2014: Granddad’s Sculpture, short film, YouTube.

2014: Steampunk Show (invited guest), Marsden Arts Group Watson Art Centre, ACT

2014: Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, NSW

2014: Canberra Grammar Sculpture Prize, ACT

2014: Hidden Rookwood Sculpture Prize, NSW

2014: Sculpture in the Paddock, (main prize winner), Yass, NSW

2014: Installation of outdoor sculpture, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW

2014: Harrison Art Show, ACT

2014: Sculpture on the Edge, Bermagui Sculpture Prize NSW

2014: Sculpture Installation, Downer Shops ACT

2013: Sculpture in the Garden, Lambrigg Estate, Tharwa NSW

2013: Director, Sculpture in the Street, Downer ACT

2013: Sculpture in the Paddock, Yass NSW

2013: Splinters-Massive Love of Risk, Canberra Museum and Gallery, ACT

2013: Intersections, Belconnen Arts Centre, ACT

2013: Pop-up sculpture/Installation, Canberra School of Art, ANU

2013: Harrison Art Show, Harrison, ACT

2013: Sculpture on the Edge, Bermagui Sculpture Prize, NSW

2013: Canberra 100, The Front gallery, ACT

2012: Graduate Season Masters Exhibition, Canberra School of Art gallery

2012: Sculptural Installation, Chifley Library, ANU

since 1987: 23 more solo exhibitions and 35 group exhibitions

Relevant Art Employment:

2016: Art handler, installer Drill Hall Gallery and ANU art collection

2010: Graphic Artist for Web, Screen presentation, Bookmarks and Print based material - University of Canberra

2008 - 2009: Streetwize Comics/Productions, Redfern, Sydney-Cartoonist, Reseacher, Producer.

1989 - Ongoing: Cartooning and Comic Workshops, Streetwize Comics, ACT Indigenous Young People, Megalo Access Arts, Canberra School of Art Open Workshop, Studio One, Gorman House Arts Center, etc

1989 - 2007: Muse Magazine, Canberra Arts, Chief Cartoonist, ACT

1990 - 1995: Art Designer, Sets, Posters, Flyers:  Various Theatre Companies including Elbow Theatre, The Company, BITS Theatre Company, Splinters etc.

1989 - 1992: The Canberra Times, Cartoonist, Fyshwick, ACT

1986 - Ongoing: Cartoonist, Designer, Poster Maker, numerous Publications, Canberra, Sydney

1992: Politics in the Pub, Ainslie, Poster, Flyer Designs

1987 - 1994: Splinters Theatre of Spectacle, Writer, Designer, Poster Images

Recent Workshops 2015/16:

WABA/Mulligans Flat artist in residence, series of sculpture workshops adults and kids

Sculpture by the Sea Education program teacher: sculpture workshops adults and kids


Australian National University

Canberra Museum and Gallery

National Library of Australia

ACT Legislative Assembly

Phoenix Bar Canberra City

Numerous private collections in Australia and overseas


2002: Lived, worked in Prague, Czech Republic

1993: Lived, worked and exhibited in Paris, France

1986 - Present: Ongoing extensive travel in Australia, Europe, Scandinavia, America, Japan, Asia