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MICHAEL-FRANCIS CARTWRIGHT

Artist, Born 1959

Ateliers 

  • Correns, France
  • Ponte a Serraglio, Italy
  • Blairgowrie, Australia.

Member of Royal Sculpture Society 

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. Cartwright lives between France, Italy and Australia with his artist partner, Shona Nunan. Recently they have created an international artist residency in their former home and studios in Tuscany, Italy. His new personal studios in the Nunan-Cartwright ateliers are in Correns, Provence, France.

2021

  • Voyage exhibition with Shona Nunan at the Citadelle Museum, St Tropez, France.

2020  

  • Covid confinement produces a number of online exhibitions from the Nunan-Carwtright Ateliers.
  • Interview ‘All materials are equal’ with Materially Speaking.

2019

  • Atelier inauguration exhibition with invited artists
  • Antipodes Film Festival exhibition Saint-Tropez

2018

  • Tait Winter Prom, Australia House, London
  • Journeys‘ at Australia House, London. Invited by the former High Commissioner, Alexander Downer AC, to take part in the centennial celebrations.

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

  • Exhibition at Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne Australia
  • Private commission ‘Fishing Over Uluru’ bronze 250 x 200 cm

2015

  • Exhibition at Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne Australia
  • Montsalvat artist in residence, Melbourne Australia
  • Artist in Residence Kunstler Bei Wu, Wesenberg, Germany
  • Sculptures ‘Journey of the Sage’ and ‘Reflection’ commissioned for sculpture park, Bei Wu in Germany  

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
  • Exhibition at La Rondine Gallery, Tuscany, Italy
  • Artist in Residence Cill Rialaig Art Project, County Kerry, Ireland
  • Artist in Residence CIS, Chinese International School Hong Kong
  • Portrait of a Bird for the Play Ground at CIS, Chinese International School Hong Kong
  • Created hand carving marble sculpture symposium, Bagni di Lucca Arts Festival

2012

  • Exhibition at La Rondine Gallery, Tuscany, Italy

2011

  • Artist in Residence Yew Chung Foundation, Hong Kong
  •  ‘Lost in the Cosmos‘ 200 x 240cm venetian (smalto) glass mosaic, entrance at Yew Chung, Hong Kong
  • 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.

2010

  • Goldin Metrolpolis Hotel, Tianjin, China – ‘Sunset‘ 200 x 496cm oil on eight chestnut panels, commissioned for the Presidential suite.
  • Morgan Stanley, head office-ICC tower, Hong Kong – `The Bank‘, 810cm long, three panels, oil on linen,

2008 – 2010

  • Group exhibitions Gallicano, Tuscany, Italy

2008

Capital M Beijing, Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China

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

2004

  • Art 2 Gallery exhibition, Mita Building, Singapore

2001

  • Art 2 Gallery exhibition, Mita Building, Singapore
  • Sandra Walters – Rotunda, Exchange Square Exhibition, Hong Kong.

2000

  • Lindenderry Exhibition, Red Hill, Australia
  • Sheraton Sukhumvit Exhibition, Bangkok, Thailand

1999

  • Willums Art Foundation, Provence, France
  • Artist in Residence Willums Art Foundation, Provence, France
  • 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

1998

  • Artist in Residence Cill Rialig Art Project, County Kerry, Ireland

1997

  • Sandra Walters exhibition, Hong Kong

1997

  • Ian Rogers exhibition, Melbourne, Australia
  • Fort Canning Park, with the Shona tribe sculptors of Africa. Singapore. Grand Plaza Hotel, Singapore – `Journey‘, 2.8 x 2.5 x 1.0 meters, bronze

1996

  • Artist in Residence Willums Art Foundation, Provence, France
  • Willums Art Foundation, Provence, France – a collection of cast bronze and steel sculptures.

1995

  • Solander Gallery exhibition, ACT, Australia
  • Art 2 Gallery exhibition, Singapore

1994

  • Meridian Sculpture Gallery, traveling show to China, Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong Art Fair
  • Meridian Sculpture Gallery, collaborative exhibition with artist Tony Scott. Vic. Australia
  • Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Meridian Gallery

1993

  • Meridian Sculpture Gallery exhibition, Vic. Australia
  • Private – Memorial sculpture, ‘Boat’.

1992

  • Qdos Gallery exhibition, Lorne, Australia
  • Castlemaine Gaol exhibition, Vic. Australia
  • Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Meridian Gallery

1991

  • Alchemy Gallery exhibition, Vic. Australia
  • Artist in Residence  Port Moresby College of Art, PNG

1990

  • Castlemaine gaol exhibition, Castlemaine, Australia
  • Artist in Residence 3rd street, New York. USA

1989

  • Wallace Bros. Gallery exhibition, Vic. Australia

1988

  • Mildura Sculpture Triennial, Vic. Australia
  • Barossa Sculpture Symposium, SA. Australia

1987

  • Holdsworth Gallery exhibition, Sydney, Australia

1986

  • Bitumen River Gallery, first solo exhibition ACT, Australia

1984

  • Mildura Sculpture Triennial, Vic. Australia

1978

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