Name: Ted May
Qualifications: Diploma of Fine Art - National Art School, Sydney
Occupation: Full time artist – painter, draughtsman and soft sculptor
Previously: Lectured at the VCA, RMIT, & Monash University Caulfield Campus, Melbourne and the National Art Schools, Sydney & Newcastle, NSW.
   
Art Prize Exhibitions  
2014 Shortlisted Black Swan Portrait Prize Perth WA
2014 Shortlisted Benalla Nude Prize Benalla Art Gallery, Vic
2012 Shortlisted Geelong Contemporary Art Prize Geelong Gallery, Vic
2012 Shortlisted Percival Xstrata Portrait Prize Perc Tucker, Townsville Qld
2011 By Invitation Kedumba Drawing Prize Wentworth Falls, NSW
2010 Awarded X Strata Portrait Prize Perc Tucker, Townsville Qld
2009 Shortlisted Gallipoli Memorial Art Prize Gallipoli Club, Sydney, NSW
2009 Shortlisted Sulman Art Prize Art Gallery NSW
2008 Shortlisted JADA Drawing Prize Grafton, NSW
2008 Shortlisted Robert Jacks Drawing Prize Bendigo Art Gallery, Vic
2007 Shortlisted ANL Maritime Art Prize Melbourne, Vic
2007 Shortlisted Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize Museum of SA, SA
2007 Shortlisted Dominique Segan Drawing Prize Castlemaine, Vic
2006 Awarded ANL Maritime Art Prize Melbourne, Vic
2006 Shortlisted Doug Moran National Portrait Prize State Library NSW
2002 Shortlisted Dobell Art Prize Art Gallery NSW
1997 Shortlisted Sulman Art Prize Art Gallery NSW
1996 Shortlisted Wynne Art Prize Art Gallery NSW
1986 Awarded Gold Coast Art Prize Gold Coast, Qld
1967 Awarded Maitland Prize (Abstract Painting) Maitland, NSW
1966  Awarded Maitland Prize (Figurative Painting)  Maitland, NSW
       

 

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions
2015    Gallerysmith, Melbourne - Wundergarten
2013    Melbourne University: Festival of Ideas Group Exhibition
2013    Gallerysmith, Melbourne - Pentimenti
2012    Gallerysmith, Melbourne -Tomb Raider  
2011    Light Factory Gallery, Eltham - Drawings
2010    Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville-  The Forlorn Hope Series
2010    Gallerysmith, Melbourne - Wild Things 
2009    JADA Touring Exhibition (2009 & 2010) Group Exhibition
2009    Ballarat Art Gallery, EurekaTranslated
2009    Ballarat Art Gallery, Ballarat: “Reclaiming” Group Exhibition 
2008    Benalla Regional Art Gallery, Benalla: Face of Shakespeare
2008    Ballarat Art Gallery, Ballarat: The Forlorn Hope Series
2007    John Paynter Gallery @ The Lockup, Newcastle: The Face of Shakespeare
2007    Tsai-Mo Arts Festival, Taiwan: International Group Exhibition
2006    Michael Commerford Galleries, Sydney: Drawings
2006    VIII World Shakespeare Congress, Brisbane: The Face of Shakespeare
2005    John Miller Galleries, Newcastle: Figurative Works
2005    Shakespeare Festival, Melbourne: The Face of Shakespeare
2002    Studio / Warehouse,  Melbourne: A Return to the Figure
2000    M.A.C. Gallery, Melbourne
1996    Peter Gant Fine Art, Melbourne
1992    Solander Gallery, Canberra
1990    Kim Bonython Gallery, Sydney
1987    Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1986    Barberino val D’Elsa, Florence, Italy
1985    Niagara Gallery, Melbourne
1984    Rudy Komon Gallery, Sydney (Group)
1983    Heide Museum of Modern Art – Figures & Faces Drawn from Life (Group)
 

 

Collections  
National Gallery of Victoria Heide Museum of Modern Art   MOMA
Ballarat Art Gallery Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust - UK Chartwell Collection - Hamilton, NZ
Australian Embassy - Saudi Arabia B.H.P. - Melbourne
A.N.L. - Melbourne Hilton Hotel - Perth, W.A
Conrad Jupiter Casino - QLD Peter McCallum Clinic - Melbourne
Melbourne, La Trobe, RMIT, & Victoria Universities Paul Dainty Corporation - Melbourne
Western Australia Institute Technology  
   
Selected Biographical References
Ted May and “The Forlorn Hope” with excerpts from the journal of J P Stow - Editor: Anna Monument - 2008
The New McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art- Publisher: Miegunyah Press - 2006
International Tsai - Mo Art Festival - Publisher: Taichung Cultural Affairs Bureau. Taiwan – 2005, 2006, 2007
The Human Face is the Landscape of the Viewers' and Artist's Mind - Yenobek No.5 - 95.  U.S.S.R. - 1995
Profiles in Contemporary Australian ArtNew Art Four. Publisher: Craftsman House - 1990
Artists and Galleries of Australia - Volumes 1 and 2.  3rd Edition.  Max Germaine, Publisher: Craftsmen Press - 1990
Drawn from Life. Figures and Faces.  Editor: Elizabeth Cross, Publisher: Heide Park & Art Gallery – 1983
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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