Bio+CV geoff Sellman

BIOGRAPHY

Geoff is an emerging artist practising in Western Sydney (NSW) with traditional training from his Bunda-Bunda tribal community in Bundaberg, Queensland where he was born in 1962. Currently he is developing his visual language and storyline narratives in synthetic polymers. Geoff contributes to local cultural advocacy and regular exhibitions as president of Parramatta Arts Society. Recently Geoff has been awarded in Liverpool the Mil-Pra AECG Kari Award (2017) and Acquisition Award (2016) at Casula Powerhouse; in Katoomba the Ngalga Prize, GalleryOne88 (2016); and in Blacktown the City Art-prize Aboriginal Artist Award (2014). He has had 2 works gifted to the Indian PM Modi, has received a high commendation at Sculpture on The Greens, Kooindah (2014) in collaboration with Simon Alexander Cook, with whom he was also finalist in Hidden Sculpturewalk Rookwood, and Kooindah (2014) and inaugural Paramor Prize (2015). Geoff is also being collected privately and having artwork published in indigenous fashion garment ranges.

 


EXHIBITIONS

2018                          Finalist: Kennedy Prize, SA; Gosford Prize & Grace-Cosington Smith Prize, Wahroonga, NSW

2018                          Group Exhibit, Mosaic – Mardigras 2018 – Parramatta Artist Studios, NSW;

2017 + 18                 Exhibits, RAS Sydney Royal Easter Show; Art in the Hills, NSW

2016 + 17                 Group Exhibit, Mil-Pra AECG Exhibition, Casula Powerhouse, NSW

2017                          Finalist, Blacktown City Art Prize, Blacktown Arts Centre, NSW

2017                          Exhibit, NAIDOC Week 2017, Cumberland City Council foyer, NSW

2017 – 18                  Street Flags (x150) NAIDOC month, Liverpool City Council, NSW various sizes polyester.

2016                          Finalist, Fishers Ghost Prize, contemporary exhibit, Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW

2015                          Finalist, collaboration, Paramor Prize, Casula Powerhouse; Sculpture on the Greens–Kooindah, Wyong, NSW

2014                          Finalist (x2), Blacktown City Art Prize, Blacktown Arts Centre NSW

2104                          Finalist in collaboration, Hidden Sculpture-walk, Rookwood Necropolis, NSW  

2014                          Finalist in collaboration, Sculpture on The Greens (SoTG), Wyong, NSW

2014                          Finalist, International Womens Day (IWD) exhibition, Ryde, NSW

2013-17                    Group various – City of Parramatta Arts Society (CPAS), Parramatta


aWARDS + COLLECTIONS

2018                          Acquisition & PeoplesChoice Award – Inspired, Hunter Valley Grammar School, NSW

2018                          Fashion collectionLifewear Aust. Naidoc 2018, QLD, licenced by Copyright Agency

2017                          KARI Award, Mil-Pra AECG Exhibition, Casula Powerhouse

2017                          First Prize – Parramatta City Foundation Art Prize

2017                          Finalist – City of Parramatta Reconciliation Plan artwork

2016                          Acquisition – collection, Mil-Pra AECG Lord Mayors Choice Award, Casula Powerhouse

2016                          Published Selection – ZineWest2016 edition cover, New Writers Group, Parramatta.

2016                          First Prizes, Ngalga Aboriginal Art Gallery188, Katoomba; Fairfield Art Society Annual exhibit

2015                          Acquisition ­– collection, State Member for Londonderry, Prue Car MP

2014                          Aboriginal Artist Prize – Blacktown City Art Prize, Blacktown, NSW

2014                          Acquisition – collection, Indian Prime Minister Modi, gift of Indian Australian Community Network

2014                          Acquisition – collection, Federal Member for Parramatta, Julie Owens MP

2014                          Highly Commended – collaboration, Sculpture on The Greens, Kooindah Wyong, NSW

2014                          Highly Commended, City of Parramatta Arts Society Exhibit, NSW