Australian Art

CHARLES GREEN





Born: 1953 Melbourne, Australia
  • Contemporary
  • Mixed Media
  • Established


Charles Green
Born 1953, Melbourne, Australia
Studies
1998 Ph.D., University of Melbourne. Dissertation: “Thief in the Attic: Artistic Collaborations and Modified Identities in International Art after 1968”
1993 M.A. (Visual Arts), Monash University. Studio and thesis submission. Thesis: “Peripheral Vision: Abstract Painting and Criticism in Australia during the 1980s”
1987 B.A. (Hons), University of Melbourne. Honours Thesis: “The arrival of neo-expressionism in Australia”
1981 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art), Victorian College of the Arts
1980 Diploma in Education, Melbourne State College
1973 Diploma of Art (Painting), National Gallery Art School, Melbourne


Lyndell Brown commenced working with Charles Green on a long-term artist collaboration in 1989.

Solo exhibitions: Lyndell Brown/Charles Green
2003 Green, Charles, and Brown, Lyndell (2003). “Eldorado,” Arc 1 Gallery, Melbourne.
2003 Green, Charles, and Brown, Lyndell (2003). “The Waves,” GrantPirrie Gallery, Sydney.
2003 Green, Charles, and Brown, Lyndell (2003). “Arcadia,” curated Anurendra Jagadeva, exh. catalogue with essay by Lyndell Brown (Melbourne: Monash University Faculty Gallery, 2003).
2002 Green, Charles, and Brown, Lyndell (2002). “Lyndell Brown/Charles Green,” Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide.
2002 Green, Charles, and Brown, Lyndell (2002). “Scatter,” Span Gallery, Melbourne.
2002 Green, Charles, and Brown, Lyndell (2002). “Atlas,” GrantPirrie Gallery, Sydney.
2002 Green, Charles, Brown, Lyndell, and Pound, Patrick (2002). Sanctuary—and other island fables, curated Maudie Palmer, exh. catalogue with essay by Alex Miller (Melbourne: Herring Island Environmental Sculpture Park, 2002).
2000 Green, Charles, and Brown, Lyndell (2000). Explaining Longevity, curated Robert Lindsay (Melbourne: Robert Lindsay Gallery, 2000).
1999 Green, Charles, Brown, Lyndell, and Pound, Patrick (1999). Double Vision: Towards a Theory of Everything, part 1 curated Alasdair Foster, exh. catalogue with essay by Nikos Papastergiadis (Sydney: Australian Centre for Photography, 1999). Exhibition then succeeded by parts 2, 3, and 4, each time incorporating substantial and additional site-specific new, previously unexhibited, major joint works: Green, Charles, Brown, Lyndell, and Pound, Patrick (2000). Archive Fever: Towards a Theory of Everything, part 3 (Wellington, New Zealand: Adam University Gallery, Victoria University, 2000). Green, Charles, Brown, Lyndell, and Pound, Patrick (1999). List Structure: Towards a Theory of Everything, part 2, Perth: Curtin University Gallery, 1999. Melbourne: RMIT Gallery, 1999).
1999 Green, Charles, and Brown, Lyndell (1999). Captivity Narrative, curated Robert Lindsay (Melbourne: Robert Lindsay Gallery, 1999).
1998 Green, Charles, and Brown, Lyndell (1998). Face à l’histoire: the photographs of Lyndell Brown/Charles Green, curated Robert Lindsay, exh. catalogue with essay by Sophie Poirier (Melbourne: Robert Lindsay Gallery, 1998).
1996 Michael Wardell Gallery, Melbourne
1995 Michael Wardell Gallery, Melbourne
1994 Michael Wardell Gallery, Melbourne
1993 University of Western Sydney Nepean, Sydney
1993 Annandale Galleries, Sydney
1993 13 Verity Street Gallery, Melbourne
1992 Annandale Galleries, Sydney
1991 13 Verity Street Gallery, Melbourne

Group Exhibitions since 2000: Lyndell Brown/Charles Green
2004 Bangladesh Biennale (awarded Gold Medal), Dacca, Bangladesh, in “Photographica Australis,” curated Alasdair Foster, exhibition travelling to National Gallery of Singapore, National Gallery, Bangkok, National Museum of Modern Art, Taipei.
2003 “See here now: art collection of the 1990s,” curated Chris McAuliffe, exh catalogue, essay “Lyndell Brown/Charles Green” by Ashley Crawford (Melbourne: Thames & Hudson, 2003), 34-37.
2003 “Reunion,” curated Kirrilee Hammond (Melbourne: George Paton Gallery, 2003).
2003 “Collaged World: Lyndell Brown/Charles Green, Robert Rooney, David Wadelton, John Young,” curated Robert Lindsay; essay “Collaged World” by Robert Lindsay (Langwarrin: McClelland Regional Gallery, 2003).
2003 “Spaced Out,” curated Alasdair Foster (Sydney: Australian Centre for Photography and Sydney Festival, 2003).
2003 “X Melbourne,” curated Gary Willis (essay, “In my house there are many mansions” by Gary Willis) (Canberra: Canberra Contemporary Art Space, 2003, touring to Sydney: Sydney College of the Arts Gallery, 2003)
2002 “Time Travel Sanctuary 2: Phillip George, Patrick Pound, Lynne Roberts-Goodwin, Lyndell Brown/Charles Green,” curated Charles Green, Victorian College of the Arts Gallery, Melbourne.
2002 “Tales of the Unexpected”, curated Deborah Hart, exh. catalogue (essay on Brown/Green by Deborah Hart, “Illusory worlds,”20-25), (Canberra: National Gallery of Australia, July 2002). A major curated six-person exhibition.
2002 “Borderless Terrain,” curated Alka Pande, exh. catalogue, essay by Alka Pande (New Delhi, India: India Habitat Centre/Apparao Gallery, September 2002).
2002 “Photographica Australis,” curated Alasdair Foster (Madrid: Sala de Exposiciones del Canal de Isabel II, 2002)
2001 “Indicium: Contemporary Australian Photomedia,” Insa Art Centre, Seoul
2001 “A Studio in Paris,” S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2000 “Boundlessly Various and Everything Simultaneously,” Bose Pacia Modern, New York
Collections
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Power Instute, University of Sydney; Rockhampton Regional Gallery, Queensland; Artbank, Sydney; Allen, Allen and Hemsley, Sydney; World Congress Centre, Melbourne; University of Western Sydney, Sydney; Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Melbourne; BHP, Melbourne; Art Gallery of West Australia, Perth; University of Melbourne (Vizard Foundation); King’s School, Sydney; Campbelltown City Art Gallery, Sydney; Trinity College, Melbourne. Private collections in Australia, United States, Spain, Germany, India, Japan, Canada

Solo Exhibitions: Charles Green
1991 “Ubirr: Photographs by Stephen Wickham; Text by Charles Green,” William Mora Gallery, Melbourne, and Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney
1982/85/87/89 Pinacotheca, Melbourne
1979 Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne

Group Exhibitions: Charles Green
1991 “Images of Fantasy and the Surreal,” Heide Park Art Gallery, Melbourne
1991 “From the Landscape,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane
1990 “Greenpeace”, Linden Gallery, Melbourne
1990 “100 artists against animal experimentation.” Deutscher Brunswick Street, Melbourne
1989 "Heidelberg and Heritage", Linden Gallery, Melbourne
1988 Group exhibition, Pinacotheca, Melbourne
1988 "50 Artists", Art/Craft 1988, Royal Showgrounds, Melbourne
1987 "Bright Abyss", George Paton Gallery, Melbourne
1983 "Seven Artists", Victorian College of the Arts Gallery, Melbourne
1983 "Prints 1981-83", Victorian Print Workshop, Melbourne
1981 "Freepost Airshow", Dalby Art Centre and Shepparton Regional Art Gallery.
1981 “Eight Artists", Trades Hall Gallery, Melbourne
1980 "Maps and Charts", C.A.S. Gallery, Adelaide
1979 "Young Artists", Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne
1978 "Quarks and strangeness", Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane
1973 "Five Art Schools", George Paton Gallery, Melbourne

Environmental installations
1978 Culture Grid, site installation, Mount Warning, New South Wales
1974-78 Culture Grid, site installation, Cape Schanck, Victoria

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