Michael J Doolan
Michael Doolan lives in Melbourne Australia and works in Sydney where he is a Lecturer at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. In 1981, he completed a Bachelor of Arts at Monash University, Victoria, and in 2001, graduated with a Master of Arts at Monash University, Melbourne where he is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Fine Arts.
Doolan has actively participated in solo exhibitions since 1998, and numerous group exhibition since 1997. His artworks have gained many awards and grants, to name a few, 14th International Biennale, Ceramique d’Art, (gold medal) Vallauris, France; Sidney Myer International Ceramics Award ,(premier award); Connections Residency, Australia Council for the Arts. Some of his collectors are Chateau Museum, Vallauris, France; Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania; Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton, Victoria.
Individual Exhibitions: (Selected)
2012 Between Wishes and Fears: Jan Manton Art, Brisbane, QLD.
2011 Cautionary Tales: Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria.
2010 Once Upon A Time: Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria.
2008 For Ever For Now: Depot Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
Group Exhibitions: (Selected)
Smash Hits: Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton, Victoria.
Silver: Wangaratta Art Gallery, Wangaratta, Victoria.
Deakin University Small Sculpture Award: Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria.
Art for Science: Moss Green Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria.
National Artists’ Self-Portrait Prize: University of Queensland Art Museum, QLD Australia.
You’re Move: Australian Artists Play Chess, Bendigo Art Gallery, Vic; University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, Qld; McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, Vic; Samstag Museum, Adelaide, S.A.
Hobart Art Prize: Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania.
ZEN to KAWAII: THE JAPANESE AFFECT. Queensland University of Technology Museum, Brisbane, QLD
KORERO, Taiwan International Ceramics Biennale, Yingge Museum, Taipei.
Art For Science, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria.
Deakin Contemporary Small Sculpture Award, Deakin University, Victoria.
Hobart Art Prize: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania.
Conversations: Bett Gallery: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
Trajectory of Memories: Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Australia.
Bright and Shiny: Ipswich Art Gallery, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.