Mark  (Harry) Howson

Mark (Harry) Howson

Melbourne vic Australia
Artist’s Statement

Mark Howson’s art practise encompasses drawing, painting and sculpture. He lives and works on a small farm near Kyneton and the surrounding landscape informs his work.

Mark studied Art and Design at Prahran College and Painting at the Victorian College of the Arts and was a founding member of Roar Studios – one of Melbourne’s first artist-run gallery and studio spaces, which opened in Fitzroy in 1982. Since then, Mark has held solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and has been represented in numerous group exhibitions in cities around Australia and Tokyo.

His work is held in the collections of the Australian National Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, Geelong Art Gallery, Ballarat Art Gallery, New Parliament House Canberra, Monash University, Art Bank and numerous private collections in Australia, Europe, Japan and USA

Biography

MARK HOWSON CURRICULUM VITAE



EDUCATIONAL & BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

1961 Born Whitmore, Staffordshire, England
1969 Arrived in Melbourne, Australia
1978 Completed Higher School Certificate
1979 Medicine, Monash University
1980 TOP Art and Design, Prahran CAE
1981-82 Painting, Victorian College of the Arts
1982 Founding Member, Roar Studios
1983-84 Travel in Europe
1988 Travel in Italy and Japan
1997 Teaching Drawing, Victoria University
1998-2011 Living and Working in Melbourne


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2004 Paintings, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2003 Paintings, Eastgate & Holst Gallery, Melbourne
2002 Paintings, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2001 ‘Configurations’, Paintings, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne
2001 ‘Signs of Life’, Paintings, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
1999 Paintings, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne
1998 Drawings & Sculpture, 208 Lennox Street, Melbourne
1997 Drawings, Continental Café, Melbourne
1993 Paintings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1991 Paintings & Sculpture, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1990 Paintings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1989 Paintings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1988 Paintings & Drawings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne


COLLECTIONS

Art Bank; Australian National Gallery; National Gallery of Victoria; Ballarat Art Gallery; Geelong Art Gallery; Launceston College of Advanced Education; New Parliament House Canberra; Monash University; Myer Collection; Shire of Kyneton Collection; Gadens Sydney; Sakuma Collection Tokyo; Private Collections in Australia, Europe and USA



MARK HOWSON CURRICULUM VITAE


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2006 ‘Collectors Exhibition’, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2005 Group Exhibition, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2005 ‘Collectors Exhibition’, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2004 ‘Collectors Exhibition’, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2003 Inaugural Bendigo Painting Prize Exhibition
2003 ‘5 x 3’, Paintings, Group Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
2003 Collectors Exhibition, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2002 Collectors Exhibition, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2001 Jacaranda Drawing Prize Exhibition, Grafton Regional Gallery and
Touring NSW
2001 “Roar Again’ Metro Five Gallery, Melbourne
2000 Drawing Show, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1998 Jacaranda Drawing Prize Exhibition, Grafton Regional Gallery and
Touring NSW
1997 ‘12 Melbourne Artists’, Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1995 Biennial Spring Festival of Drawing, Mornington Regional Gallery
1994 Chandler Coventry Obsession, Drawings and Sculpture, Cambelltown
City Art Gallery
1994 Inaugural Kyneton Collection Exhibition
1993 Blake Prize Exhibition, Blaxland Gallery Sydney and touring Tweed
Heads, Noosa and Adelaide
1992 ‘The Nude’ Sara Weiss Award, Heide Park & Art Gallery
1992 ‘Roar Studios Touring Exhibition’ Heide Park & Art Gallery,
Shepparton Art Gallery, Benalla Art Gallery, Ballarat Art Gallery
1992 Castlemaine Drawing Prize Exhibition
1989 ‘Green Peace Benefit’, Linden Gallery, Melbourne
‘Artists against Animal Experimentation’ Deutscher Gallery, Melbourne
1998 ‘A New Generation’ Australian National Gallery, Canberra
1987 Drawings, Reconnaissance Gallery, Melbourne
1987 ‘Colour 2’ Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1986 ‘Colour 1’ Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1985 ‘The Melbourne Group’ Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1985 ‘Raw Reality’ Realities Gallery, Melbourne
1984 Group Show Roar Studios, Melbourne
1984 ‘Melbourne Painters’ Chameleon Gallery, Hobart
1983 ‘Two Person Show’ Roar Studios, Melbourne
1982 Opening Exhibition Roar Studios, Melbourne
1982 ‘Three Person Show’ Roar Studios, Melbourne
1981 Benefit Exhibition for Roar Studios, Green Street Studios, Melbourne


MARK HOWSON CURRICULUM VITAE


COMISSIONS

1990 Entrance Foyer Sculpture, Vosti House, Melbourne
1985 Murals, Gallery Restaurant, Australian National Gallery, Canberra
1984 ‘Nativity Scene’ Wooden Sculpture, Australian National Gallery,
Canberra
AWARDS

1981 Painting Prize, Victorian College of the Arts


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2006 ‘The Encyclopedia of Australian Art’, Susan McCulloch, Allen & Unwin
1995 ‘Roar…And Quieter Moments from A Group Of Melbourne Artists’,
Traudi Allen, Craftsman House
1994 ‘Images 2’ Contemporary Australian Painting, Neville Drury,
Craftsman House
1994 ‘The Encyclopedia of Australian Art’, Allen McCulloch, Revised and Updated by Susan McCulloch, Allen & Unwin
1993 ‘New Art Eight’, Profiles in Contemporary Australian Art, edited by Neville Drury, Craftsman House
1992 Roar Studios Touring Catalogue, Joe Pascoe and Katrina Fraser, Shepparton Art Gallery
1991 ‘The Nude’ Sara Weiss Award Catalogue, Anna Claburn, Heide Park and
Art Gallery
1991 Christina Lew, Exhibition Review, Tension Magazine, Volume 24
1988 Christopher Heathcote, Exhibition Review, Australian Art Monthly, Issue 15, October


MARK HOWSON CURRICULUM VITAE



EDUCATIONAL & BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

1961 Born Whitmore, Staffordshire, England
1969 Arrived in Melbourne, Australia
1978 Completed Higher School Certificate
1979 Medicine, Monash University
1980 TOP Art and Design, Prahran CAE
1981-82 Painting, Victorian College of the Arts
1982 Founding Member, Roar Studios
1983-84 Travel in Europe
1988 Travel in Italy and Japan
1997 Teaching Drawing, Victoria University
1998-2011 Living and Working in Melbourne


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2004 Paintings, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2003 Paintings, Eastgate & Holst Gallery, Melbourne
2002 Paintings, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2001 ‘Configurations’, Paintings, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne
2001 ‘Signs of Life’, Paintings, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
1999 Paintings, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne
1998 Drawings & Sculpture, 208 Lennox Street, Melbourne
1997 Drawings, Continental Café, Melbourne
1993 Paintings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1991 Paintings & Sculpture, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1990 Paintings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1989 Paintings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1988 Paintings & Drawings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne


COLLECTIONS

Art Bank; Australian National Gallery; National Gallery of Victoria; Ballarat Art Gallery; Geelong Art Gallery; Launceston College of Advanced Education; New Parliament House Canberra; Monash University; Myer Collection; Shire of Kyneton Collection; Gadens Sydney; Sakuma Collection Tokyo; Private Collections in Australia, Europe and USA



MARK HOWSON CURRICULUM VITAE


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2006 ‘Collectors Exhibition’, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2005 Group Exhibition, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2005 ‘Collectors Exhibition’, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2004 ‘Collectors Exhibition’, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2003 Inaugural Bendigo Painting Prize Exhibition
2003 ‘5 x 3’, Paintings, Group Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
2003 Collectors Exhibition, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2002 Collectors Exhibition, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2001 Jacaranda Drawing Prize Exhibition, Grafton Regional Gallery and
Touring NSW
2001 “Roar Again’ Metro Five Gallery, Melbourne
2000 Drawing Show, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1998 Jacaranda Drawing Prize Exhibition, Grafton Regional Gallery and
Touring NSW
1997 ‘12 Melbourne Artists’, Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1995 Biennial Spring Festival of Drawing, Mornington Regional Gallery
1994 Chandler Coventry Obsession, Drawings and Sculpture, Cambelltown
City Art Gallery
1994 Inaugural Kyneton Collection Exhibition
1993 Blake Prize Exhibition, Blaxland Gallery Sydney and touring Tweed
Heads, Noosa and Adelaide
1992 ‘The Nude’ Sara Weiss Award, Heide Park & Art Gallery
1992 ‘Roar Studios Touring Exhibition’ Heide Park & Art Gallery,
Shepparton Art Gallery, Benalla Art Gallery, Ballarat Art Gallery
1992 Castlemaine Drawing Prize Exhibition
1989 ‘Green Peace Benefit’, Linden Gallery, Melbourne
‘Artists against Animal Experimentation’ Deutscher Gallery, Melbourne
1998 ‘A New Generation’ Australian National Gallery, Canberra
1987 Drawings, Reconnaissance Gallery, Melbourne
1987 ‘Colour 2’ Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1986 ‘Colour 1’ Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1985 ‘The Melbourne Group’ Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1985 ‘Raw Reality’ Realities Gallery, Melbourne
1984 Group Show Roar Studios, Melbourne
1984 ‘Melbourne Painters’ Chameleon Gallery, Hobart
1983 ‘Two Person Show’ Roar Studios, Melbourne
1982 Opening Exhibition Roar Studios, Melbourne
1982 ‘Three Person Show’ Roar Studios, Melbourne
1981 Benefit Exhibition for Roar Studios, Green Street Studios, Melbourne


MARK HOWSON CURRICULUM VITAE


COMISSIONS

1990 Entrance Foyer Sculpture, Vosti House, Melbourne
1985 Murals, Gallery Restaurant, Australian National Gallery, Canberra
1984 ‘Nativity Scene’ Wooden Sculpture, Australian National Gallery,
Canberra
AWARDS

1981 Painting Prize, Victorian College of the Arts


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2006 ‘The Encyclopedia of Australian Art’, Susan McCulloch, Allen & Unwin
1995 ‘Roar…And Quieter Moments from A Group Of Melbourne Artists’,
Traudi Allen, Craftsman House
1994 ‘Images 2’ Contemporary Australian Painting, Neville Drury,
Craftsman House
1994 ‘The Encyclopedia of Australian Art’, Allen McCulloch, Revised and Updated by Susan McCulloch, Allen & Unwin
1993 ‘New Art Eight’, Profiles in Contemporary Australian Art, edited by Neville Drury, Craftsman House
1992 Roar Studios Touring Catalogue, Joe Pascoe and Katrina Fraser, Shepparton Art Gallery
1991 ‘The Nude’ Sara Weiss Award Catalogue, Anna Claburn, Heide Park and
Art Gallery
1991 Christina Lew, Exhibition Review, Tension Magazine, Volume 24
1988 Christopher Heathcote, Exhibition Review, Australian Art Monthly, Issue 15, October




MARK HOWSON CURRICULUM VITAE



EDUCATIONAL & BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

1961 Born Whitmore, Staffordshire, England
1969 Arrived in Melbourne, Australia
1978 Completed Higher School Certificate
1979 Medicine, Monash University
1980 TOP Art and Design, Prahran CAE
1981-82 Painting, Victorian College of the Arts
1982 Founding Member, Roar Studios
1983-84 Travel in Europe
1988 Travel in Italy and Japan
1997 Teaching Drawing, Victoria University
1998-2011 Living and Working in Melbourne


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2004 Paintings, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2003 Paintings, Eastgate & Holst Gallery, Melbourne
2002 Paintings, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2001 ‘Configurations’, Paintings, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne
2001 ‘Signs of Life’, Paintings, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
1999 Paintings, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne
1998 Drawings & Sculpture, 208 Lennox Street, Melbourne
1997 Drawings, Continental Café, Melbourne
1993 Paintings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1991 Paintings & Sculpture, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1990 Paintings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1989 Paintings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1988 Paintings & Drawings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne


COLLECTIONS

Art Bank; Australian National Gallery; National Gallery of Victoria; Ballarat Art Gallery; Geelong Art Gallery; Launceston College of Advanced Education; New Parliament House Canberra; Monash University; Myer Collection; Shire of Kyneton Collection; Gadens Sydney; Sakuma Collection Tokyo; Private Collections in Australia, Europe and USA



MARK HOWSON CURRICULUM VITAE


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2006 ‘Collectors Exhibition’, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2005 Group Exhibition, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2005 ‘Collectors Exhibition’, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2004 ‘Collectors Exhibition’, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2003 Inaugural Bendigo Painting Prize Exhibition
2003 ‘5 x 3’, Paintings, Group Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
2003 Collectors Exhibition, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2002 Collectors Exhibition, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2001 Jacaranda Drawing Prize Exhibition, Grafton Regional Gallery and
Touring NSW
2001 “Roar Again’ Metro Five Gallery, Melbourne
2000 Drawing Show, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1998 Jacaranda Drawing Prize Exhibition, Grafton Regional Gallery and
Touring NSW
1997 ‘12 Melbourne Artists’, Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1995 Biennial Spring Festival of Drawing, Mornington Regional Gallery
1994 Chandler Coventry Obsession, Drawings and Sculpture, Cambelltown
City Art Gallery
1994 Inaugural Kyneton Collection Exhibition
1993 Blake Prize Exhibition, Blaxland Gallery Sydney and touring Tweed
Heads, Noosa and Adelaide
1992 ‘The Nude’ Sara Weiss Award, Heide Park & Art Gallery
1992 ‘Roar Studios Touring Exhibition’ Heide Park & Art Gallery,
Shepparton Art Gallery, Benalla Art Gallery, Ballarat Art Gallery
1992 Castlemaine Drawing Prize Exhibition
1989 ‘Green Peace Benefit’, Linden Gallery, Melbourne
‘Artists against Animal Experimentation’ Deutscher Gallery, Melbourne
1998 ‘A New Generation’ Australian National Gallery, Canberra
1987 Drawings, Reconnaissance Gallery, Melbourne
1987 ‘Colour 2’ Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1986 ‘Colour 1’ Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1985 ‘The Melbourne Group’ Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1985 ‘Raw Reality’ Realities Gallery, Melbourne
1984 Group Show Roar Studios, Melbourne
1984 ‘Melbourne Painters’ Chameleon Gallery, Hobart
1983 ‘Two Person Show’ Roar Studios, Melbourne
1982 Opening Exhibition Roar Studios, Melbourne
1982 ‘Three Person Show’ Roar Studios, Melbourne
1981 Benefit Exhibition for Roar Studios, Green Street Studios, Melbourne


MARK HOWSON CURRICULUM VITAE


COMISSIONS

1990 Entrance Foyer Sculpture, Vosti House, Melbourne
1985 Murals, Gallery Restaurant, Australian National Gallery, Canberra
1984 ‘Nativity Scene’ Wooden Sculpture, Australian National Gallery,
Canberra
AWARDS

1981 Painting Prize, Victorian College of the Arts


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2006 ‘The Encyclopedia of Australian Art’, Susan McCulloch, Allen & Unwin
1995 ‘Roar…And Quieter Moments from A Group Of Melbourne Artists’,
Traudi Allen, Craftsman House
1994 ‘Images 2’ Contemporary Australian Painting, Neville Drury,
Craftsman House
1994 ‘The Encyclopedia of Australian Art’, Allen McCulloch, Revised and Updated by Susan McCulloch, Allen & Unwin
1993 ‘New Art Eight’, Profiles in Contemporary Australian Art, edited by Neville Drury, Craftsman House
1992 Roar Studios Touring Catalogue, Joe Pascoe and Katrina Fraser, Shepparton Art Gallery
1991 ‘The Nude’ Sara Weiss Award Catalogue, Anna Claburn, Heide Park and
Art Gallery
1991 Christina Lew, Exhibition Review, Tension Magazine, Volume 24
1988 Christopher Heathcote, Exhibition Review, Australian Art Monthly, Issue 15, October



MARK HOWSON CURRICULUM VITAE



EDUCATIONAL & BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

1961 Born Whitmore, Staffordshire, England
1969 Arrived in Melbourne, Australia
1978 Completed Higher School Certificate
1979 Medicine, Monash University
1980 TOP Art and Design, Prahran CAE
1981-82 Painting, Victorian College of the Arts
1982 Founding Member, Roar Studios
1983-84 Travel in Europe
1988 Travel in Italy and Japan
1997 Teaching Drawing, Victoria University
1998-2011 Living and Working in Melbourne


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2004 Paintings, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2003 Paintings, Eastgate & Holst Gallery, Melbourne
2002 Paintings, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2001 ‘Configurations’, Paintings, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne
2001 ‘Signs of Life’, Paintings, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
1999 Paintings, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne
1998 Drawings & Sculpture, 208 Lennox Street, Melbourne
1997 Drawings, Continental Café, Melbourne
1993 Paintings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1991 Paintings & Sculpture, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1990 Paintings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1989 Paintings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1988 Paintings & Drawings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne


COLLECTIONS

Art Bank; Australian National Gallery; National Gallery of Victoria; Ballarat Art Gallery; Geelong Art Gallery; Launceston College of Advanced Education; New Parliament House Canberra; Monash University; Myer Collection; Shire of Kyneton Collection; Gadens Sydney; Sakuma Collection Tokyo; Private Collections in Australia, Europe and USA



MARK HOWSON CURRICULUM VITAE


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2006 ‘Collectors Exhibition’, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2005 Group Exhibition, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2005 ‘Collectors Exhibition’, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2004 ‘Collectors Exhibition’, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2003 Inaugural Bendigo Painting Prize Exhibition
2003 ‘5 x 3’, Paintings, Group Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
2003 Collectors Exhibition, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2002 Collectors Exhibition, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2001 Jacaranda Drawing Prize Exhibition, Grafton Regional Gallery and
Touring NSW
2001 “Roar Again’ Metro Five Gallery, Melbourne
2000 Drawing Show, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1998 Jacaranda Drawing Prize Exhibition, Grafton Regional Gallery and
Touring NSW
1997 ‘12 Melbourne Artists’, Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1995 Biennial Spring Festival of Drawing, Mornington Regional Gallery
1994 Chandler Coventry Obsession, Drawings and Sculpture, Cambelltown
City Art Gallery
1994 Inaugural Kyneton Collection Exhibition
1993 Blake Prize Exhibition, Blaxland Gallery Sydney and touring Tweed
Heads, Noosa and Adelaide
1992 ‘The Nude’ Sara Weiss Award, Heide Park & Art Gallery
1992 ‘Roar Studios Touring Exhibition’ Heide Park & Art Gallery,
Shepparton Art Gallery, Benalla Art Gallery, Ballarat Art Gallery
1992 Castlemaine Drawing Prize Exhibition
1989 ‘Green Peace Benefit’, Linden Gallery, Melbourne
‘Artists against Animal Experimentation’ Deutscher Gallery, Melbourne
1998 ‘A New Generation’ Australian National Gallery, Canberra
1987 Drawings, Reconnaissance Gallery, Melbourne
1987 ‘Colour 2’ Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1986 ‘Colour 1’ Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1985 ‘The Melbourne Group’ Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1985 ‘Raw Reality’ Realities Gallery, Melbourne
1984 Group Show Roar Studios, Melbourne
1984 ‘Melbourne Painters’ Chameleon Gallery, Hobart
1983 ‘Two Person Show’ Roar Studios, Melbourne
1982 Opening Exhibition Roar Studios, Melbourne
1982 ‘Three Person Show’ Roar Studios, Melbourne
1981 Benefit Exhibition for Roar Studios, Green Street Studios, Melbourne


MARK HOWSON CURRICULUM VITAE


COMISSIONS

1990 Entrance Foyer Sculpture, Vosti House, Melbourne
1985 Murals, Gallery Restaurant, Australian National Gallery, Canberra
1984 ‘Nativity Scene’ Wooden Sculpture, Australian National Gallery,
Canberra
AWARDS

1981 Painting Prize, Victorian College of the Arts


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2006 ‘The Encyclopedia of Australian Art’, Susan McCulloch, Allen & Unwin
1995 ‘Roar…And Quieter Moments from A Group Of Melbourne Artists’,
Traudi Allen, Craftsman House
1994 ‘Images 2’ Contemporary Australian Painting, Neville Drury,
Craftsman House
1994 ‘The Encyclopedia of Australian Art’, Allen McCulloch, Revised and Updated by Susan McCulloch, Allen & Unwin
1993 ‘New Art Eight’, Profiles in Contemporary Australian Art, edited by Neville Drury, Craftsman House
1992 Roar Studios Touring Catalogue, Joe Pascoe and Katrina Fraser, Shepparton Art Gallery
1991 ‘The Nude’ Sara Weiss Award Catalogue, Anna Claburn, Heide Park and
Art Gallery
1991 Christina Lew, Exhibition Review, Tension Magazine, Volume 24
1988 Christopher Heathcote, Exhibition Review, Australian Art Monthly, Issue 15, October




MARK HOWSON CURRICULUM VITAE



EDUCATIONAL & BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

1961 Born Whitmore, Staffordshire, England
1969 Arrived in Melbourne, Australia
1978 Completed Higher School Certificate
1979 Medicine, Monash University
1980 TOP Art and Design, Prahran CAE
1981-82 Painting, Victorian College of the Arts
1982 Founding Member, Roar Studios
1983-84 Travel in Europe
1988 Travel in Italy and Japan
1997 Teaching Drawing, Victoria University
1998-2011 Living and Working in Melbourne


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2004 Paintings, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2003 Paintings, Eastgate & Holst Gallery, Melbourne
2002 Paintings, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2001 ‘Configurations’, Paintings, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne
2001 ‘Signs of Life’, Paintings, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
1999 Paintings, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne
1998 Drawings & Sculpture, 208 Lennox Street, Melbourne
1997 Drawings, Continental Café, Melbourne
1993 Paintings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1991 Paintings & Sculpture, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1990 Paintings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1989 Paintings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1988 Paintings & Drawings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne


COLLECTIONS

Art Bank; Australian National Gallery; National Gallery of Victoria; Ballarat Art Gallery; Geelong Art Gallery; Launceston College of Advanced Education; New Parliament House Canberra; Monash University; Myer Collection; Shire of Kyneton Collection; Gadens Sydney; Sakuma Collection Tokyo; Private Collections in Australia, Europe and USA



MARK HOWSON CURRICULUM VITAE


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2006 ‘Collectors Exhibition’, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2005 Group Exhibition, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2005 ‘Collectors Exhibition’, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2004 ‘Collectors Exhibition’, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2003 Inaugural Bendigo Painting Prize Exhibition
2003 ‘5 x 3’, Paintings, Group Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
2003 Collectors Exhibition, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2002 Collectors Exhibition, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2001 Jacaranda Drawing Prize Exhibition, Grafton Regional Gallery and
Touring NSW
2001 “Roar Again’ Metro Five Gallery, Melbourne
2000 Drawing Show, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1998 Jacaranda Drawing Prize Exhibition, Grafton Regional Gallery and
Touring NSW
1997 ‘12 Melbourne Artists’, Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1995 Biennial Spring Festival of Drawing, Mornington Regional Gallery
1994 Chandler Coventry Obsession, Drawings and Sculpture, Cambelltown
City Art Gallery
1994 Inaugural Kyneton Collection Exhibition
1993 Blake Prize Exhibition, Blaxland Gallery Sydney and touring Tweed
Heads, Noosa and Adelaide
1992 ‘The Nude’ Sara Weiss Award, Heide Park & Art Gallery
1992 ‘Roar Studios Touring Exhibition’ Heide Park & Art Gallery,
Shepparton Art Gallery, Benalla Art Gallery, Ballarat Art Gallery
1992 Castlemaine Drawing Prize Exhibition
1989 ‘Green Peace Benefit’, Linden Gallery, Melbourne
‘Artists against Animal Experimentation’ Deutscher Gallery, Melbourne
1998 ‘A New Generation’ Australian National Gallery, Canberra
1987 Drawings, Reconnaissance Gallery, Melbourne
1987 ‘Colour 2’ Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1986 ‘Colour 1’ Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1985 ‘The Melbourne Group’ Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1985 ‘Raw Reality’ Realities Gallery, Melbourne
1984 Group Show Roar Studios, Melbourne
1984 ‘Melbourne Painters’ Chameleon Gallery, Hobart
1983 ‘Two Person Show’ Roar Studios, Melbourne
1982 Opening Exhibition Roar Studios, Melbourne
1982 ‘Three Person Show’ Roar Studios, Melbourne
1981 Benefit Exhibition for Roar Studios, Green Street Studios, Melbourne


MARK HOWSON CURRICULUM VITAE


COMISSIONS

1990 Entrance Foyer Sculpture, Vosti House, Melbourne
1985 Murals, Gallery Restaurant, Australian National Gallery, Canberra
1984 ‘Nativity Scene’ Wooden Sculpture, Australian National Gallery,
Canberra
AWARDS

1981 Painting Prize, Victorian College of the Arts


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2006 ‘The Encyclopedia of Australian Art’, Susan McCulloch, Allen & Unwin
1995 ‘Roar…And Quieter Moments from A Group Of Melbourne Artists’,
Traudi Allen, Craftsman House
1994 ‘Images 2’ Contemporary Australian Painting, Neville Drury,
Craftsman House
1994 ‘The Encyclopedia of Australian Art’, Allen McCulloch, Revised and Updated by Susan McCulloch, Allen & Unwin
1993 ‘New Art Eight’, Profiles in Contemporary Australian Art, edited by Neville Drury, Craftsman House
1992 Roar Studios Touring Catalogue, Joe Pascoe and Katrina Fraser, Shepparton Art Gallery
1991 ‘The Nude’ Sara Weiss Award Catalogue, Anna Claburn, Heide Park and
Art Gallery
1991 Christina Lew, Exhibition Review, Tension Magazine, Volume 24
1988 Christopher Heathcote, Exhibition Review, Australian Art Monthly, Issue 15, October




MARK HOWSON CURRICULUM VITAE



EDUCATIONAL & BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

1961 Born Whitmore, Staffordshire, England
1969 Arrived in Melbourne, Australia
1978 Completed Higher School Certificate
1979 Medicine, Monash University
1980 TOP Art and Design, Prahran CAE
1981-82 Painting, Victorian College of the Arts
1982 Founding Member, Roar Studios
1983-84 Travel in Europe
1988 Travel in Italy and Japan
1997 Teaching Drawing, Victoria University
1998-2011 Living and Working in Melbourne


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2004 Paintings, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2003 Paintings, Eastgate & Holst Gallery, Melbourne
2002 Paintings, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2001 ‘Configurations’, Paintings, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne
2001 ‘Signs of Life’, Paintings, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
1999 Paintings, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne
1998 Drawings & Sculpture, 208 Lennox Street, Melbourne
1997 Drawings, Continental Café, Melbourne
1993 Paintings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1991 Paintings & Sculpture, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1990 Paintings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1989 Paintings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1988 Paintings & Drawings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne


COLLECTIONS

Art Bank; Australian National Gallery; National Gallery of Victoria; Ballarat Art Gallery; Geelong Art Gallery; Launceston College of Advanced Education; New Parliament House Canberra; Monash University; Myer Collection; Shire of Kyneton Collection; Gadens Sydney; Sakuma Collection Tokyo; Private Collections in Australia, Europe and USA



MARK HOWSON CURRICULUM VITAE


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2006 ‘Collectors Exhibition’, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2005 Group Exhibition, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2005 ‘Collectors Exhibition’, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2004 ‘Collectors Exhibition’, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2003 Inaugural Bendigo Painting Prize Exhibition
2003 ‘5 x 3’, Paintings, Group Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
2003 Collectors Exhibition, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2002 Collectors Exhibition, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2001 Jacaranda Drawing Prize Exhibition, Grafton Regional Gallery and
Touring NSW
2001 “Roar Again’ Metro Five Gallery, Melbourne
2000 Drawing Show, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1998 Jacaranda Drawing Prize Exhibition, Grafton Regional Gallery and
Touring NSW
1997 ‘12 Melbourne Artists’, Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1995 Biennial Spring Festival of Drawing, Mornington Regional Gallery
1994 Chandler Coventry Obsession, Drawings and Sculpture, Cambelltown
City Art Gallery
1994 Inaugural Kyneton Collection Exhibition
1993 Blake Prize Exhibition, Blaxland Gallery Sydney and touring Tweed
Heads, Noosa and Adelaide
1992 ‘The Nude’ Sara Weiss Award, Heide Park & Art Gallery
1992 ‘Roar Studios Touring Exhibition’ Heide Park & Art Gallery,
Shepparton Art Gallery, Benalla Art Gallery, Ballarat Art Gallery
1992 Castlemaine Drawing Prize Exhibition
1989 ‘Green Peace Benefit’, Linden Gallery, Melbourne
‘Artists against Animal Experimentation’ Deutscher Gallery, Melbourne
1998 ‘A New Generation’ Australian National Gallery, Canberra
1987 Drawings, Reconnaissance Gallery, Melbourne
1987 ‘Colour 2’ Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1986 ‘Colour 1’ Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1985 ‘The Melbourne Group’ Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1985 ‘Raw Reality’ Realities Gallery, Melbourne
1984 Group Show Roar Studios, Melbourne
1984 ‘Melbourne Painters’ Chameleon Gallery, Hobart
1983 ‘Two Person Show’ Roar Studios, Melbourne
1982 Opening Exhibition Roar Studios, Melbourne
1982 ‘Three Person Show’ Roar Studios, Melbourne
1981 Benefit Exhibition for Roar Studios, Green Street Studios, Melbourne


MARK HOWSON CURRICULUM VITAE


COMISSIONS

1990 Entrance Foyer Sculpture, Vosti House, Melbourne
1985 Murals, Gallery Restaurant, Australian National Gallery, Canberra
1984 ‘Nativity Scene’ Wooden Sculpture, Australian National Gallery,
Canberra
AWARDS

1981 Painting Prize, Victorian College of the Arts


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2006 ‘The Encyclopedia of Australian Art’, Susan McCulloch, Allen & Unwin
1995 ‘Roar…And Quieter Moments from A Group Of Melbourne Artists’,
Traudi Allen, Craftsman House
1994 ‘Images 2’ Contemporary Australian Painting, Neville Drury,
Craftsman House
1994 ‘The Encyclopedia of Australian Art’, Allen McCulloch, Revised and Updated by Susan McCulloch, Allen & Unwin
1993 ‘New Art Eight’, Profiles in Contemporary Australian Art, edited by Neville Drury, Craftsman House
1992 Roar Studios Touring Catalogue, Joe Pascoe and Katrina Fraser, Shepparton Art Gallery
1991 ‘The Nude’ Sara Weiss Award Catalogue, Anna Claburn, Heide Park and
Art Gallery
1991 Christina Lew, Exhibition Review, Tension Magazine, Volume 24
1988 Christopher Heathcote, Exhibition Review, Australian Art Monthly, Issue 15, October




MARK HOWSON CURRICULUM VITAE



EDUCATIONAL & BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

1961 Born Whitmore, Staffordshire, England
1969 Arrived in Melbourne, Australia
1978 Completed Higher School Certificate
1979 Medicine, Monash University
1980 TOP Art and Design, Prahran CAE
1981-82 Painting, Victorian College of the Arts
1982 Founding Member, Roar Studios
1983-84 Travel in Europe
1988 Travel in Italy and Japan
1997 Teaching Drawing, Victoria University
1998-2011 Living and Working in Melbourne


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2004 Paintings, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2003 Paintings, Eastgate & Holst Gallery, Melbourne
2002 Paintings, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2001 ‘Configurations’, Paintings, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne
2001 ‘Signs of Life’, Paintings, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
1999 Paintings, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne
1998 Drawings & Sculpture, 208 Lennox Street, Melbourne
1997 Drawings, Continental Café, Melbourne
1993 Paintings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1991 Paintings & Sculpture, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1990 Paintings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1989 Paintings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1988 Paintings & Drawings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne


COLLECTIONS

Art Bank; Australian National Gallery; National Gallery of Victoria; Ballarat Art Gallery; Geelong Art Gallery; Launceston College of Advanced Education; New Parliament House Canberra; Monash University; Myer Collection; Shire of Kyneton Collection; Gadens Sydney; Sakuma Collection Tokyo; Private Collections in Australia, Europe and USA



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SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2006 ‘Collectors Exhibition’, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2005 Group Exhibition, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2005 ‘Collectors Exhibition’, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2004 ‘Collectors Exhibition’, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2003 Inaugural Bendigo Painting Prize Exhibition
2003 ‘5 x 3’, Paintings, Group Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
2003 Collectors Exhibition, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2002 Collectors Exhibition, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2001 Jacaranda Drawing Prize Exhibition, Grafton Regional Gallery and
Touring NSW
2001 “Roar Again’ Metro Five Gallery, Melbourne
2000 Drawing Show, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1998 Jacaranda Drawing Prize Exhibition, Grafton Regional Gallery and
Touring NSW
1997 ‘12 Melbourne Artists’, Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1995 Biennial Spring Festival of Drawing, Mornington Regional Gallery
1994 Chandler Coventry Obsession, Drawings and Sculpture, Cambelltown
City Art Gallery
1994 Inaugural Kyneton Collection Exhibition
1993 Blake Prize Exhibition, Blaxland Gallery Sydney and touring Tweed
Heads, Noosa and Adelaide
1992 ‘The Nude’ Sara Weiss Award, Heide Park & Art Gallery
1992 ‘Roar Studios Touring Exhibition’ Heide Park & Art Gallery,
Shepparton Art Gallery, Benalla Art Gallery, Ballarat Art Gallery
1992 Castlemaine Drawing Prize Exhibition
1989 ‘Green Peace Benefit’, Linden Gallery, Melbourne
‘Artists against Animal Experimentation’ Deutscher Gallery, Melbourne
1998 ‘A New Generation’ Australian National Gallery, Canberra
1987 Drawings, Reconnaissance Gallery, Melbourne
1987 ‘Colour 2’ Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1986 ‘Colour 1’ Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1985 ‘The Melbourne Group’ Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1985 ‘Raw Reality’ Realities Gallery, Melbourne
1984 Group Show Roar Studios, Melbourne
1984 ‘Melbourne Painters’ Chameleon Gallery, Hobart
1983 ‘Two Person Show’ Roar Studios, Melbourne
1982 Opening Exhibition Roar Studios, Melbourne
1982 ‘Three Person Show’ Roar Studios, Melbourne
1981 Benefit Exhibition for Roar Studios, Green Street Studios, Melbourne


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COMISSIONS

1990 Entrance Foyer Sculpture, Vosti House, Melbourne
1985 Murals, Gallery Restaurant, Australian National Gallery, Canberra
1984 ‘Nativity Scene’ Wooden Sculpture, Australian National Gallery,
Canberra
AWARDS

1981 Painting Prize, Victorian College of the Arts


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2006 ‘The Encyclopedia of Australian Art’, Susan McCulloch, Allen & Unwin
1995 ‘Roar…And Quieter Moments from A Group Of Melbourne Artists’,
Traudi Allen, Craftsman House
1994 ‘Images 2’ Contemporary Australian Painting, Neville Drury,
Craftsman House
1994 ‘The Encyclopedia of Australian Art’, Allen McCulloch, Revised and Updated by Susan McCulloch, Allen & Unwin
1993 ‘New Art Eight’, Profiles in Contemporary Australian Art, edited by Neville Drury, Craftsman House
1992 Roar Studios Touring Catalogue, Joe Pascoe and Katrina Fraser, Shepparton Art Gallery
1991 ‘The Nude’ Sara Weiss Award Catalogue, Anna Claburn, Heide Park and
Art Gallery
1991 Christina Lew, Exhibition Review, Tension Magazine, Volume 24
1988 Christopher Heathcote, Exhibition Review, Australian Art Monthly, Issue 15, October




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EDUCATIONAL & BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

1961 Born Whitmore, Staffordshire, England
1969 Arrived in Melbourne, Australia
1978 Completed Higher School Certificate
1979 Medicine, Monash University
1980 TOP Art and Design, Prahran CAE
1981-82 Painting, Victorian College of the Arts
1982 Founding Member, Roar Studios
1983-84 Travel in Europe
1988 Travel in Italy and Japan
1997 Teaching Drawing, Victoria University
1998-2011 Living and Working in Melbourne


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2004 Paintings, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2003 Paintings, Eastgate & Holst Gallery, Melbourne
2002 Paintings, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2001 ‘Configurations’, Paintings, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne
2001 ‘Signs of Life’, Paintings, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
1999 Paintings, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne
1998 Drawings & Sculpture, 208 Lennox Street, Melbourne
1997 Drawings, Continental Café, Melbourne
1993 Paintings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1991 Paintings & Sculpture, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1990 Paintings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1989 Paintings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne
1988 Paintings & Drawings, William Mora Gallery, Melbourne


COLLECTIONS

Art Bank; Australian National Gallery; National Gallery of Victoria; Ballarat Art Gallery; Geelong Art Gallery; Launceston College of Advanced Education; New Parliament House Canberra; Monash University; Myer Collection; Shire of Kyneton Collection; Gadens Sydney; Sakuma Collection Tokyo; Private Collections in Australia, Europe and USA



MARK HOWSON CURRICULUM VITAE


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2006 ‘Collectors Exhibition’, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2005 Group Exhibition, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2005 ‘Collectors Exhibition’, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2004 ‘Collectors Exhibition’, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2003 Inaugural Bendigo Painting Prize Exhibition
2003 ‘5 x 3’, Paintings, Group Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
2003 Collectors Exhibition, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2002 Collectors Exhibition, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
2001 Jacaranda Drawing Prize Exhibition, Grafton Regional Gallery and
Touring NSW
2001 “Roar Again’ Metro Five Gallery, Melbourne
2000 Drawing Show, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1998 Jacaranda Drawing Prize Exhibition, Grafton Regional Gallery and
Touring NSW
1997 ‘12 Melbourne Artists’, Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1995 Biennial Spring Festival of Drawing, Mornington Regional Gallery
1994 Chandler Coventry Obsession, Drawings and Sculpture, Cambelltown
City Art Gallery
1994 Inaugural Kyneton Collection Exhibition
1993 Blake Prize Exhibition, Blaxland Gallery Sydney and touring Tweed
Heads, Noosa and Adelaide
1992 ‘The Nude’ Sara Weiss Award, Heide Park & Art Gallery
1992 ‘Roar Studios Touring Exhibition’ Heide Park & Art Gallery,
Shepparton Art Gallery, Benalla Art Gallery, Ballarat Art Gallery
1992 Castlemaine Drawing Prize Exhibition
1989 ‘Green Peace Benefit’, Linden Gallery, Melbourne
‘Artists against Animal Experimentation’ Deutscher Gallery, Melbourne
1998 ‘A New Generation’ Australian National Gallery, Canberra
1987 Drawings, Reconnaissance Gallery, Melbourne
1987 ‘Colour 2’ Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1986 ‘Colour 1’ Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1985 ‘The Melbourne Group’ Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1985 ‘Raw Reality’ Realities Gallery, Melbourne
1984 Group Show Roar Studios, Melbourne
1984 ‘Melbourne Painters’ Chameleon Gallery, Hobart
1983 ‘Two Person Show’ Roar Studios, Melbourne
1982 Opening Exhibition Roar Studios, Melbourne
1982 ‘Three Person Show’ Roar Studios, Melbourne
1981 Benefit Exhibition for Roar Studios, Green Street Studios, Melbourne


MARK HOWSON CURRICULUM VITAE


COMISSIONS

1990 Entrance Foyer Sculpture, Vosti House, Melbourne
1985 Murals, Gallery Restaurant, Australian National Gallery, Canberra
1984 ‘Nativity Scene’ Wooden Sculpture, Australian National Gallery,
Canberra
AWARDS

1981 Painting Prize, Victorian College of the Arts


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2006 ‘The Encyclopedia of Australian Art’, Susan McCulloch, Allen & Unwin
1995 ‘Roar…And Quieter Moments from A Group Of Melbourne Artists’,
Traudi Allen, Craftsman House
1994 ‘Images 2’ Contemporary Australian Painting, Neville Drury,
Craftsman House
1994 ‘The Encyclopedia of Australian Art’, Allen McCulloch, Revised and Updated by Susan McCulloch, Allen & Unwin
1993 ‘New Art Eight’, Profiles in Contemporary Australian Art, edited by Neville Drury, Craftsman House
1992 Roar Studios Touring Catalogue, Joe Pascoe and Katrina Fraser, Shepparton Art Gallery
1991 ‘The Nude’ Sara Weiss Award Catalogue, Anna Claburn, Heide Park and
Art Gallery
1991 Christina Lew, Exhibition Review, Tension Magazine, Volume 24
1988 Christopher Heathcote, Exhibition Review, Australian Art Monthly, Issue 15, October




Born in England in 1961, Mark Howson arrived in Australia in 1969. He studied in Melbourne, but regards himself as mainly self-taught. Best known for his figurative painting, he is also a sculptor and makes jewellery from metals. He exhibited with ROAR studies from 1981, and has held solo exhibitions in Melbourne from 1988. He has received commissions for sculptures and murals from the Australian National Gallery. Howson’s work is also represented in the National Gallery of Victoria and New Parliament House, Canberra.