MICHAEL FRANCIS CARTWRIGHT

Artist

Australian

Born 1959

Started working as an artist in 1974

Intro

Michael Cartwright’s creativity is spontaneous and his works exudes an ethos of balance and freedom.  Whether it is sculpture, painting, drawing or printmaking, his work alternates between delightful play to a more serious exploration of man, nature and beauty.

Michael’s studios are in Correns, France; Bagni di Lucca, and Pietrasanta, Italy.

Exhibitions

2018 ‘Journeys’ at Australia House, London.

  • Invited by the former High Commissioner, Alexander Downer AC, to take part in the centennial celebrations.

2016 Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne Australia

2015 Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne Australia

2014 Sandra Walters exhibition at the Sai Kung and Aberdeen, HK

         Sandra Walters Consultancy exhibition, HK

         La Rondine Gallery, Drawing exhibition with Shona Nunan

         La Rondine Gallery, group exhibition

2013 La Rondine Gallery Pop Up Exhibition, Sheung Wan Art Precinct, Hong Kong

         La Rondine Gallery, Tuscany, Italy

2012 La Rondine Gallery, Tuscany, Italy

2010 Gallicano, Tuscany, Italy

2009 Gallicano, Tuscany, Italy

2008 Gallicano, Tuscany, Italy

2004 Art 2 Gallery, Mita Building, Singapore

2001 Art 2 Gallery, Mita Building, Singapore

2001 Sandra Walters – Rotunda, Exchange Square, Hong Kong.

2000 Lindenderry, Red Hill, Australia

2000 Sheraton Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand

1999 Willums Art Foundation, Provence, France

1997 Sandra Walters, Hong Kong

1997 Ian Rogers, Melbourne, Australia

1997 Fort Canning Park, with the Shona tribe sculptors of Africa. Singapore.

1995 Solander Gallery, ACT, Australia

1995 Art 2 Gallery, Singapore

1994 Meridian Gallery, traveling show to China, Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong Art Fair

1994 Meridian Gallery, collaborative exhibition with artist Tony Scott. Vic. Australia

1994 Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Meridian Gallery

1993 Meridian Gallery, Vic. Australia

1992 Qdos Gallery, Lorne, Australia

1992 Castlemaine Gaol, Vic. Australia

1992 Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Meridian Gallery

1991 Alchemy Gallery, Vic. Australia

1990 Castlemaine gaol exhibition, Castlemaine, Australia

1989 Wallace Bros. Gallery, Vic. Australia

1988 Mildura Sculpture Triennial, Vic. Australia

1988 Barossa Sculpture Symposium, SA. Australia

1987 Holdsworth Gallery, Sydney, Australia

1986 Bitumen River Gallery, ACT, Australia

1984 Mildura Sculpture Triennial, Vic. Australia

Artist Residencies

2015 Montsalvat artist in residence, Melbourne Australia

2015 Kunstler Bei Wu, Wesenberg, Germany

2013 Cill Rialaig Art Project, County Kerry, Ireland

         CIS, Chinese International School Hong Kong

2011 Yew Chung Foundation, Hong Kong.

1999 Willums Art Foundation, Provence, France

1998 Cill Rialig Art Project, County Kerry, Ireland

1996 Willums Art Foundation, Provence, France

1991 Port Moresby College of Art, PNG

1990 3rd street, New York. USA

Selected commissions and projects

2017 Collaborative commission with Shona Nunan for two monumental memorials for a private collector. One for the Sorrento cemetery in Australia and one for their private garden.

2016 Private commission

  • ‘Fishing Over Uluru’ bronze 250 x 200 cm

2015 Sculptures ‘Journey of the Sage’ and ‘Reflection’ commissioned for sculpture park, Bei Wu in Germany

2013 Created hand carving marble sculpture symposium, Bagni di Lucca Arts Festival

2011 Yew Chung Foundation, Hong Kong

  •  `Setting free the Golden Carp’ 250 x 500cm, painting for the Gallery entrance at Yew Chung, Hong Kong, Yew Chung Foundation, Hong Kong
  •   ‘Lost in the Cosmos’ 200 x 240cm venetian (smalto) glass mosaic, entrance at Yew Chung, Hong Kong

2010 Goldin Metrolpolis Hotel, Tianjin, China

  • ‘Sunset’ 200 x 496cm oil on eight chestnut panels, commissioned for the Presidential suite.

2010 Morgan Stanley, head office-ICC tower, Hong Kong

  • `The Bank’, 810cm long, three panels, oil on linen,

2008 Capital M Beijing, Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China

  • `Journey’ 50 meters long x varying heights, (2.2 – 5.4m), oil on linen

1999 Singapore Expo building

  • `Passage’, 5 x 3 x 1.5 meters, bronze, granite and concrete, VIP entrance,
  • Private Commission ‘Reclining Figure’ black marble on granite, apprx. 200 cm tall by 250cm x 150cm

1997 Grand Plaza Hotel, Singapore

  • `Journey’, 2.8 x 2.5 x 1.0 meters, bronze

1996 Willums Art Foundation, Provence, France

  • A collection of cast bronze and steel sculptures

1993 Private commission

  • Memorial sculpture, ‘Boat’.

1988 Sculpture symposium Tanunda, South Australia – donation of large marble sculpture to The local council

1978 Environmental work at Portsea Bay beach, Victoria, Australia. Documented on the front page of the Melbourne daily newspaper, `The Herald’,