Owen Piggott

ARTIST  F.R.M.I.T (Fine Art Painting)

(Fellow – Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)

Born Worcestershire, England, 1931

QUALIFICATIONS

Secondary Art Teachers Certificate – Melbourne Teachers College
Certificate of Art – R.M.I.T.
Diploma of Art – R.M.I.T.
Fellowship Diploma – R.M.I.T.
Fine Arts (Hons.) – Melbourne University
1948-50 Art study, Dudley School of Art, England
1950 Arrived Melbourne – Australia
1950-59 Art study and Teacher Training – Melbourne Teachers College

Melbourne University and R.M.I.T.

1953-62 Secondary School Art Teacher
1961 Art Teacher Scholarship to U.K. and Europe
1963-73 Senior Art Lecturer, State College, Frankston (now Monash University)
1971 Journeys & Study trips to: London, Europe – Venice, Greece (Athos),Central Australia
1976 Study trips to U.K. and Europe
1984 Lecturer – Art Education G.I.A.E. Churchill (now Monash University)
1985 Art study – France
1986 Painting Tutor – G.I.A.E. Bairnsdale (now T.A.F.E. East Gippsland)
1991 Art study – London, Venice
2002 Art study – Japan
2006 Art study – Europe
2007-10 Studio Work

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1964 Bonython Gallery, Adelaide
1965 Barry Stern Gallery, Sydney
1966 Contemporary Art Society, Sydney
1967 Contemporary Art Society, Perth
1968 Contemporary Art Society, Melbourne
1969 Manyung Gallery, Victoria – Opening Exhibition – “Art Techniques Today”
1971 First Exhibition of the Permanent Collection, Curator – Alan McCulloch, Mornington Peninsula Art Centre, Victoria
1971 Pinocotheca Gallery, Melbourne
1971 Malvern Gallery, Victoria – “Seven Contemporary Australian Artists”,
1973 U.S.A. Travelling Exhibition
1975 Invitation Prize H.C.Richards, Queensland Art Gallery
1977 McClelland Regional Gallery, Victoria – “Three Regional Artists”,
1978 Barry Stern Gallery, Sydney
1978 Mornington Peninsula Art Centre, Victoria – “Peninsula Potters & Painters”,
1979 Clive Parry Gallery, Melbourne
1983 Sale Regional Arts Centre – “With Respect”
1984 Nyerimilang, East Gippsland – “Two Environments”
1985 Allegro Gallery, Sydney
1986 Gallery Huntly, A.C.T. – “14 Australian Artists”
1986 The Town Gallery, Brisbane
1986 Hesley Watercolour Exhibition, Canberra
1988 Editions Gallery, Melbourne
1988 The Robb Street Gallery, Bairnsdale, Victoria
1988 Expo, Brisbane – Gallery Alpha
1988 A.C.A.F. No.1 Exhibition Building, Melbourne – Gallery Huntly, A.C.T.
1989 The Robb Street Gallery, Bairnsdale, Victoria
1990 Hesley Watercolour Exhibition, A.C.T.
1991 Gallery 101 Collins Street, Melbourne
1992 Gallery 101 Collins Street, Melbourne
1992 A.C.A.F. No.3 Exhibition Building, Melbourne – Gallery 101
1993 The Robb Street Gallery, Bairnsdale, Victoria
1995 Tattersall Club Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane
1995-1999 Collins Street Gallery, Melbourne
1995 Nicholson Street Gallery, Bairnsdale, Victoria – “Where have I been? Where am I? Where am I going?”
1995 The Robb Street Gallery, Bairnsdale, Victoria – “Heaven By a String”
1996 Australian Catholic University, Canberra, A.C.T. “
1996 Japanese Garden & Cultural Centre, Cowra, N.S.W. “
1996 Tattersall Club Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane
1997 “Two By Two” – Qantas and Wall Street Exchange, Canberra

“New Beginnings” – East Gippsland Art Gallery, Bairnsdale, Victoria

“Touching The Surface” – ACU National / The Robb Street Gallery, Canberra

2003-2004 “Owned And Loaned” – Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, Victoria
2007 “Black and White” – Common Ground Festival, Lakes Entrance, Victoria
2008 Survey “This Way Up” Abstract works – La Trobe University Art Collection -Bundoora Homestead Art Center, Victoria

ONE ARTIST EXHIBITIONS

1963 Argus Gallery, Melbourne
1969 Munster Arms Gallery, Melbourne
1969 Manyung Gallery, Mt. Eliza, Victoria
1970 MacQuarrie Galleries, Sydney
1970 Art Galleries of Benalla, Castlemaine, Sale, Victoria
1971 Manyung Gallery, Mt. Eliza, Victoria
1972 Manyung Gallery, Mt. Eliza, Victoria
1973 MacQuarrie Galleries, Sydney
1973 MacQuarrie Galleries, Canberra
1974 Manyung Gallery, Mt. Eliza, Victoria
1975 Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
1976 Dudley Town Gallery, England
1977 Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
1978 Solander Gallery, Canberra
1980 Allegro Gallery, Sydney
1981 Solander Gallery, Canberra
1981 The Town Gallery, Brisbane
1981 Montrichard Galleries, Adelaide
1982 Mark Widdup Galleries, Newcastle, N.S.W.
1982 Switchback Gallery, G.I.A.E. Victoria (now Monash University)
1987 The Town Gallery, Brisbane
1988 Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney
1989 The Town Gallery, Brisbane
1990 Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney
1990 The Robb Street Gallery, Bairnsdale, Victoria
1990 Australian Airlines, Melbourne – Wall Street Exchange
1991 Gallery Arcticus, London, England
1992 The Robb Street Gallery, Bairnsdale, Victoria
1993 Australian Airlines, Melbourne – Wall Street Exchange
1993 Gallery 101 Collins Street, Melbourne
1994 The Town Gallery, Brisbane
1994 Artworks Gallery, Nungurner, Victoria
1995 The Town Gallery, Brisbane
1996 The Robb Street Gallery, Bairnsdale, Victoria
1997 Convent Gallery, Daylesford, Victoria
1998 Retrospective Survey Exhibition
1958 – 1997 Regional Art Gallery, Sale Regional Art Gallery, Mornington, Victoria
1998 The Town Gallery, Brisbane
2000 Collins Street Gallery, Melbourne
2000 Art Gallery – Sale. Drawings – “From The Lakes – Image & Conversation”
2005 Lake Gallery, Paynesville, Victoria – “White Light”
2005 Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, Victoria – “Image Into Light” ) Travelling
2005 Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Victoria – “Image Into Light” ) Survey Exh.
2007 Pivotal Galleries, Richmond, Victoria – “Referencing Light”

AWARDS

1967 Eltham Open Art Prize
1974 Caltex Award, Flinders Art Prize
1975 Brighton Art Award, Religious Prize
1978 Rotary Art Prize, Mornington, Victoria

MAJOR ART PRIZE PARTICIPATION

George Crouch Prize – Ballarat, Victoria
Mornington Gallery Drawing Prize – Victoria
Andrew Fairley Prize – Shepparton, Victoria
Eltham Open Art Prize – Victoria
Bendigo Art Prize – Victoria
Caltex Art Award – Victoria
Corio 5 Star Prize – Geelong, Victoria
Benalla Art Prize – Victoria
Flotta Laura Prize – Sydney, New South Wales
Blake Prize – Sydney, New South Wales
Robin Hood Prize – Sydney, New South Wales
Maitland Prize – New South Wales
Andrew & Lillian Pederson Memorial Drawing Prize – Queensland Art Gallery
De Gruchy Prize – Queensland Art Gallery
Trustees Prize – Queensland Art Gallery
L.J.Harvey Prize – Queensland Art Gallery
Gold Coast Prize – Queensland
Tattersall Club Prize – Brisbane, Queensland
John Lesley Art Prize – Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, Victoria

REPRESENTATION IN COLLECTIONS

Public Collections
Queensland Art Gallery
Coventry Cathedral, England
Commonwealth Art Bank
Australian National University – Canberra – A.C.T.
Latrobe University – Bendigo Campus – Victoria
Latrobe University – Bundoora Campus – Victoria
Latrobe University – Lincoln Campus – Victoria
Monash University – Clayton Campus – Victoria
Monash University – Frankston Campus – Victoria
Reserve Bank of Australia
German Embassy – Canberra
Benalla Art Gallery – Victoria
Castlemaine Art Gallery – Victoria
Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale – Victoria
Mornington Peninsula Art Centre – Victoria
Adelaide Teachers College – South Australia
College of Advanced Education, Canberra – A.C.T.
Victoria College – Burwood Campus – Victoria
Nagle College, Bairnsdale – Victoria
City of Bairnsdale, East Gippsland Shire – Victoria
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery – Victoria

Corporate Collections

Gibson Chemicals, Melbourne
Rialto Collection, Melbourne
A.N.Z. Bank Collection, Melbourne
Australian Airlines, Melbourne
Rydges Hotel, The Banks, Melbourne
Video Channel, Sydney
Wise Technologies, Brisbane
Qantas
HSV Channel 7, Melbourne
The CBUS Collection of Australian Art
Private Collections in :
England, France, Finland, Greece, U.S.A., New Zealand and Australia

COMMISSIONS – SCHOLARSHIPS

1961 Art Teacher Scholarship – United Kingdom & Europe
1987 Artists in Schools Program – Bairnsdale High School – Vic. Arts Ministry

BIBLIOGRAPHY

1973 “Vision and Realisation” Vol. 1 “A Century History of State Education in
Victoria” Edit. L.J.Blake
1977 “Three Regional Painters” – Dennis Colsey. McClelland Gallery, Victoria
1979 “Artists and Galleries of Australia and New Zealand” Max Germaine. Published by Landsdown Editions
1980 “Owen Piggott – Artist” Thesis study by Rosslynd Piggott

Melbourne State College Library

1981 “Art and Australia” Vol. 18 No. 2 – Exhibition Commentary
1983 “Australian Artists” 3rd Edition. Graeme Norris
1983 “Australian Art – Artist Working Names Authority List”

Australian National Gallery, Canberra

1983 “Australian Watercolour Painters 1780 – 1980” Joan Cambell
1984 “Encyclopedia of Australian Art” Vol. 1 – 2 Alan McCulloch
1987 “Art and Australia” Vol. 25 No. 1
1989 “Art and Australia” Vol. 26 No. 4
1990 “Art and Australia” Vol. 27 No. 3 – 4
1990 “Flight Deck” Australian Airlines No. 42
1991 “What’s On” London Gallery Review. September Edition
1992 “Art and Australia” Vol. 29 No. 3
1992 “Arts Gippsland” April / May Edition
1992 “Flight Deck” Australian Airlines November Edition
1992 “A Buyer’s Guide To Australian Art” Graham Ryles. Mandarin – Melb.
1995 “Who’s Who – Australian Visual Art” D.W.Thorpe – Publisher
1996 “Craft Arts International” No. 36
1998 “Gallery” – National Gallery Society of Victoria Apr – May Edition.
1999 “Australian Art Collector” Issue No. 9 July – Sept.
2000 “Australia Art Monthly” June – No. 130
2000 “Artland” Gippsland Art Gallery – Sale, Victoria. Issue 2 Oct/Nov/Dec
2000 “Gallery” – National Gallery Society of Victoria Oct – Nov Edition.
2000 “Australia Art Monthly” November – No. 135

“Art Almanac” The Essential Guide to Australia’s Galleries. Nov. Edition

2003 “The Blackcountryman” – Autumn 2003 Vol.36 No. 4 (UK Publication)
2007 “Art Almanac” The Essential Guide to Australia’s Galleries. Sept. 2007
2009 “The CBUS Collection of Australian Art” Advised by Dr. Joseph Brown AO OBE

Editors: Bryony Nainby & Zara Stanhope

Pub: CBUS is association with Latrobe Regional Gallery

FILMOGRAPHY

1975 Documentary Film (colour) “The Image Maker”. H.S.V. 7 Melbourne
1996 Documentary Film (colour) “Our Victoria”. H.S.V. 7 Melbourne

PUBLICATIONS

1998 “Cathedral of Nature” – Owen Piggott – Retrospective Catalogue 1958-1997
2000 “From The Lakes – Image and Conversation” Owen Piggott & Mark Brennan

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