Australian Art

MAHMOUD ZEIN ELABDIN

New Moon Bride
New Moon Bride

AKA: mahmoud

Born: 1962 Khartoum, Sudan

Died: yyyy
  • Abstract
  • Figurative
  • Mixed Media
  • Established
Wind spirit
Wind spirit

Mahmoud was born in Sudan where civil war has raged for decades. He escaped on foot through the deserts of Sudan, Chad and Libya to Egypt in 1995. He migrated to Australia in 2001.
Let there be Love
Let there be Love

MAHMOUD ZEIN ELABDIN
43 Chandler St, Williamstown, Victoria, 3016. mahmoud@primusonline.com.au
Born: 1962, Khartoum, Sudan
Education: 1985-1989 Fine Arts Degree, Polytechnic Fine Arts College, Sudan
2003 Victorian College of the Arts, Printing Making (one semester)
Solo exhibitions:
Overseas: 1990, 1991 Khartoum University, Sudan, 1993 Hilton International Hotel, Sudan, 1994 Goethe Institute, Sudan, and 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000 Cairo Berlin Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
Australia: NINE solo exhibitions since 2001, including 2001 Axiom Gallery, North Melbourne, Victoria, 2002 Gabriel Gallery Footscray Community Arts Centre, Victoria, 2002 Art Affairs Gallery Carlton, Victoria, 2003 Art Affairs Gallery, Carlton, Victoria, 2003 Customs Wharf Gallery, Williamstown, Victoria,
2003 The Artery, Fitzroy, Victoria, 2003 Flux Gallery, Footscray, Victoria, 2005 Thierry B. Contemporary Art Gallery, Prahran, Victoria. Opening by the Deputy Premier, John Thwaites, 2005 Without Pier, Sandringham, Victoria, Opened by Supreme Court and Appeals Court Judge, Frank Vincent
Joint exhibitions:
2002, 2003, 2004 Convent Gallery, Daylesford, Victoria, 2003, 2004 Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza, Victoria.
Group Shows:
Numerous group shows in Victoria and overseas, including 2003 Smorgon Steel Contemporary Prize, 2005 The Artistry Galleries, Malvern, Victoria, 2004, 2005 Sydney and Melbourne Affordable Art Shows
Artist In Residence:
2001-2003 Footscray Community Arts Centre, Victoria
2004 Arts Victoria, Artists in Schools Program, St Paul's College, Coburg
Art symposium:
2005 Emaar International Art Symposium, Dubai. One of 20 invited international artists and the Australian representative.
Selected media:
2004 ABC’S George Negus Tonight program
2005 The Age, (art) Review section, page seven “Free as a bird”, by Chris Beck
2003 Herald Sun, Arts & Entertainment, page 54, October 8, 2003. “From paw Beginnings” by Alison Barclay
2002 Herald Sun, Arts & Entertainment, page 93, June 7, 2002, “Exile on Pain Street” by Harbant Gill.
Collections:
Victorian Premier, Steve Bracks, deputy Victorian Premier, John Thwaites, Supreme Court (Victoria) judge, Justice Frank Vincent.
Books and other publications:
2004 “West of the West” ISBN 186335536-7, page 59, Image: The Bird and the Fisherman.
1999 “Tales from Sudan”, Illustrations by Mahmoud, words by Denys Johnson-Davies, Hoopoe Books, Cairo, Egypt. No: 9 78775 325778.
2001 Western Region Health Centre, Melbourne, annual report artwork



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