Artist Bio

CV – Personal Details
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Name: ​​Dennis Mortimer
Address: 4/6 Silva Av Queanbeyan NSW
Mobile​​: 0403525563
Email: ​​dennis_33@ymail.com

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VISUAL ARTIST

ART TUITION
• CIT, Bruce campus, Canberra
• Artists Shed, Fyshwick, Canberra
• Bunker, Queanbeyan, NSW
• Visual art tuition – small groups and individuals
• Mentoring

Education and Qualifications
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2014 MA Visual Culture – Australian National University
​Art history, art theory, anthropology of art, media, ethics, aesthetics, visual anthropology, independent ethnographic research (film/essay)
1997 BA Visual Arts – Australian National University
One year at Glasgow School of Art (1994-5)
1991 Certificate IV Painting and Drawing – Moss Vale TAFE
1988 ​Electrical cable jointer
1978 Electrical linesman

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Community Arts Projects

• 2010 and 2011- Coordinator, tutor, curator. ‘Me and My Community” Queanbeyan schools art project. Southern Tablelands Arts (STARTS), Queanbeyan City Council, The Artists Shed
• 2009 – Curator. “Humanature” Environ Expo Art Exhibition, Community art project, Q Gallery, Queanbeyan City Council
• 2008 – Curator & tutor “Recycled in Art” Queanbeyan Community & Schools project Q Gallery & The Artists Shed
• 2008 – Coordinator, curator & tutor “Faces of Queanbeyan” community arts project Queanbeyan City Council, The Artists Shed
• 2006 – 2009 Tutor and project coordinator – Small schools project; art projects with small schools in the STARTS region, STARTS and The Artists Shed
• 2007 – Coordinator. “Recycled in Art” Community art project.
• 2005 – Coordinator. Japanese/Australian cultural exchange Festival, Queanbeyan City Council, The Artists Shed
• 2001 – Instigator & Coordinator of $5000 urban Art Prize, T.A.P Community Gallery, Sydney
Community Art Boards​
2014 – 2016 Artists Shed Inc
2009 – 2015 Public Artboard, Queanbeyan City Council
​2005 – 2008 Southern Tablelands Arts (STARTS)

Dennis Mortimer spent his early working life as tradesman and labourer to provide the means to support his work of communicating societal issues through a visual medium. Dennis received his Art Certificate from Moss Vale College of TAFE in 1991 and received his Bachelor of Visual Arts from Canberra School of Arts – ANU ITA in 1997. Dennis has broad experience as an art coordinator and curator.
Dennis is an independent visual artist, co-founder of The Artists Shed (2004 -2015) an independent art studio facilitating art tuition, concerts, exhibitions, community art projects and studio spaces, located in Queanbeyan NSW, curator and arts educator.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

2019 – EMSLA – Eutick Memorial Still Life Art Award, finalists exhibition
2010 – “Silent Canary” – solo exhibition, The Artists Shed, Queanbeyan
2009 – “Hummanature” Environ Expo Art Exhibition (curator), Q Gallery
2008 – “Recycled in Art” Queanbeyan Community & Schools project (curator & tutor), Q Gallery & The Artists Shed
2008 – Workshop tutor – portraiture) “Faces of Queanbeyan” community art project
2008 – “Faces of Queanbeyan” community arts project (curator & tutor), Q Gallery & The Artists Shed
2007 – Coordinator “Recycled in Art” Community art project, Queanbeyan
2007 – Stuff, Group Exhibition, Curator and Exhibitor, The Artists Shed
2006 – Recipient, Goulburn Regional Art Prize (solo exhibition)
2006 – “Ambiguity”, in conjunction with Leah-Kate Hannaford, The Artists Shed
2005 – Coordinator Japanese/Australian cultural exchange Festival, Queanbeyan
2004 – “Collaborators”, Global Gallery, Sydney
2004 – Co-founder of the Artists Shed
2003 – “On a Whim, Global Gallery, Sydney
2002 – “Media”, T.A.P Gallery, Sydney
2001 – Instigator & Coordinator of $5000 urban Art Prize, T.A.P Gallery, Sydney
2000 – “Enigma”, with Leah-Kate Hannaford, T.A.P Gallery, Sydney
1999 – “Stroke the Muscle”, Coordination, Curator & Exhibitor with 13 Canberra artists, Roar Studios, Melb.,
1998 – “Collide”, Coordinator, Curator & Exhibitor with 13 Canberra artists T.A.P Sydney
1998 – “Doppelganger”, Coordinator, Curator & Exhibitor with Leah-Kate Hannaford, T.A.P Sydney
1998 – “Circular Eye”, Photographic self-portraits group show, T.A.P Gallery, Sydney
1997 – “Exit”, solo exhibition, T.A.P Gallery, Sydney
1997 – “Stuffed Paper”, Coordination, Curator & Exhibitor with 13 Canberra artists T.A.P Sydney
1996 – Curator and Exhibitor, Glasgow School of Art
1996 – “Glasgow in Canberra” – Solo exhibition, T.A.P Gallery, Sydney.
1996 – “Lotus”, Coordinator, Curator & Exhibitor in group show ACT A Gallery.
1995 – Invited to exhibit in the Royal Scottish Academy Graduate and Post Graduate Exhibitors, Edinburgh
1995 – Established ACT –A Gallery, Piallago ACT
1995 -“Walls” – Curator and Exhibitor in group show – Glasgow
1994 – Invited to exhibit in the Royal Scottish Academy Graduate and Post Graduate Exhibitors, Edinburgh