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C J Taylor

C J Taylor’s work sits at the intersections of time, hyperreality and affect
within the photographic image. His practice examines notions of
beauty and the grotesque in an Australian vernacular. He creates
unsettling snapshots of a future embedded in the past, grounded in
science and the arts, in proof and in theory, in fact and in fiction.
As arts writer Jemima Kemp has observed, “Taylor…brings us to an
uneasy space where nature meets culture…where nature abundant,
beautiful, slippery and resistant pushes back and evades culture’s force.”
The Colonel’s Stable is a new work shown in this exhibition for the
first time. It is a companion piece to Pasha of the Parklands, winner
of the inaugural 2014 Adelaide Parklands Art Prize.
His current series from which this is a selection includes work created in
South Australia, the ACT, the United States and the Outer Hebrides and
Shetland Islands of Scotland. It includes artefacts photographed in the
Adelaide Civic Collection, The South Australian Museum and the
National Museum of Australia.

Selected Exhibitions

2017

National Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

ANU SoA Gallery (solo), Canberra

Group Show Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

2016

ArtVerona, Galleria Marcolini, 12th Edition, Verona, Italy

Shimmer Photographic Biennale, South Australia

Even Still, Adelaide Town Hall Emerging Curator’s Program (Joanna Kitto)

Still Our Country www.stillourcountry.com.au

2015

ArtVerona, Galleria Marcolini, 11th Edition, Verona, Italy

Ghostly Nature, Adelaide Town Hall Emerging Curator’s Program (Polly Dance), South Australia

The Alchemists, Australian Centre For Photography, Sydney

Signal 8 Salon Summer Show, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

Penumbral Tales, Flinders University City Gallery, State Library of South Australia, SALA Festival

CACSA Contemporary 2015, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia , SALA Festival

Storie Naturali (Natural Histories), Galleria Marcolini, Forli, Italy

Winter Group Show .M Contemporary, Sydney

Art Central Hong Kong (.M Contemporary)

Mere Tyrannies .M Contemporary, Sydney {solo}

2014

The Kennedy Prize, Adelaide

(t)here, Shimmer Photography Festival, South Australia {solo}

Moriendo Renascor, SASA Gallery, Adelaide

Still Our Country (Charlie’s Country suite of projects), DARK MOFO, Mona, Tasmania

even,still  THIS IS NO FANTASY, Melbourne {solo}

The Adelaide Parklands Art Prize, Artspace, Adelaide Festival Centre

2013

PICA Salon, PICA, Perth

Maestros & Apprentices, Helpmann Academy, Adelaide

Eighth Biennial CCP Documentary Photography Award, Benalla Art Gallery, VIC

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, NSW

Orange Regional Gallery, NSW

Arts Space Wodonga, VIC

Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, VIC

Mildura Arts Centre, VIC

Latrobe Regional Gallery, VIC

2012

Group Show, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne 

Wish You Were Here!, Adelaide Central School of Art, Adelaide

Postgraduate Photography Symposium, National Centre for Creative Learning,
 MCA, Sydney

Hatched PICA, Perth

FutureGen 2012, FotoFreo, John Curtin Gallery, Perth

Maestros & Apprentices Helpmann Academy, Adelaide

Eighth Biennial CCP Documentary Photography Award, Cowra Regional Art Gallery,
 New South Wales

Logan Art Galler
y, Queensland

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery
, Queensland

Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, Queensland

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, NSW

Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition, Adelaide Fringe Festival

2011

rare, SASA Gallery, Adelaide

SyntaX, Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, Adelaide

flight,light Triptych Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne

Eighth Biennial CCP Documentary Photography Award Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

Pingyao International Photography Festival, China

National Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

2010

12 Canoes AP Bond, Adelaide

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne

Eleven SALA South Australian Living Artists Festival

National Student Art Glass Collection Prize, National Art Glass Collection, New South Wales

Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, GCAC, Queensland

Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition Adelaide, Adelaide Fringe Festival

The Scholars, Photospace, Canberra {solo}

Little Treasures, Helen Gory Galerie Melbourne

2009

Fast die letzte der Anderan (Almost the last of the Others), Gallery 139, Adelaide {solo}

Looking Through a Pinhole Gallery 139, Adelaide

Select Queen St Studio, South Australian Living Artists Festival, {solo}

Prometheus Visual Arts Biennial Award, Gold Coast

The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize, Brisbane

Cranio Facial Exhibition, Gallery 139, Adelaide

Maestros & Apprentices Helpmann Academy, Adelaide

2008

12 Canoes, National Film & Sound Archive, Canberra | www.12canoes.com.au {solo}

flight,light Gallery 139, Adelaide, {solo}

Other Lives, Flightpath Exhibition Space, Adelaide Fringe Festival (Shortlisted Best Collective Exhibition Fringe Awards 2008)

Blue Room, Parliament of South Australia

Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize

IRIS Awards, Perth Centre for Photography

Kodak Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

2005

Australian Photographic Portrait Prize, Art Gallery of NSW

Collections

Fondazione Domus, Verona, Italy

National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra

Royal Perth Hospital Art Collection, Perth

Words
Ghosting, Jemima Kemp, Penumbral Tales catalogue essay, 2015

An imagined truth, Joanna Kitto, September, 2015

Storie Naturali, Giulia Sissa, critical text, June 2015

Like Ice in the Sunshine | Mere Tyrannies | Dualis, The Art Life, Sharne Wolfe, February 10, 2015

Art Monthly Australia, no 274, Oct, 2014, pp24-27 & 28-31, Mark Kimber

Trouble Magazine, May 2014 Edition pp68-71, Inga Walton

Trouble Magazine, April 2014 Edition, cover

Slippery Creatures, Jemima Kemp, Catalogue essay, 12 Apr 2014

The Age newspaper, 21 December 2012, Dan Rule

SA Life, March 2012, p68, Lance Campbell

Portrait Magazine 39, Mar/May 2011: 7, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Dr Sarah Engledow

Concatenate, 2009 flight,light, Jemima Kemp

merge magazine, 2009 A word with CJ Taylor

Culture Guide

Art Blart, 21 August 2009, Dr Marcus Bunyon

Awards, Grants & Commissions

2017

National Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

2016

ANU School of Art EASS Patrons Higher Degree Research Award

2015

ArtsSA Independent Makers and Producers Grant

2014

ArtsSA Independent Makers and Presenters program grant

The Kennedy Prize, (finalist)

Adelaide Parklands Art Prize (winner)

2013

Charlie’s Country project commission, Ramingining, Arnhem Land

Helpmann Academy Grant

Australian Postgraduate Award

2012

Australia Council ArtStart grant

ArtsSA Independent Makers and Presenters program grant

Dr Harold Schenberg Art Prize, Hatched, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (finalist)

2011

Atkins Award (winner)

Gregory Crewdson Masterclass, Adelaide College of the Arts & Helpmann Academy

National Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra (finalist)

2010

Mimili, APY Lands photographic documentary commission

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize (finalist)

Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award (finalist)

National Student Art Glass Collection Prize (highly commended)

Adelaide Festival of the Arts Artists’ Week workshop with Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani

2009

UNISA-ANU Vice-Chancellors’ Summer Research Scholarship Canberra 2009/10

(for the project 12 Canoes) AIMIA Awards – Best Culture, Lifestyle, Sport & Best Educational categories; UN World Summit Award (e-Culture & Heritage); Webby Awards (finalist)

2008

Helpmann Academy Grant for flight,light solo exhibition

 

Education

 

2013-2017 PhD Candidate, School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra

2011 Bachelor of Visual Arts Honours (First Class), South Australian School of Art

2010 UniSA Medal

2007-2009 Bachelor of Visual Arts (Photography), South Australian School of Art

2007 2008 2009 2011 Chancellor’s Letters of Commendation South Australian School of Art

1993-94 Bachelor of Visual Arts (Photography), Sydney College of the Arts

1991 Australian Centre For Photography, Paddington, Sydney

C J Taylor

pasha of the parklands, 2014


Medium:
Pigment print on archival paper

Dimensions:
100 x 150 cm

Ed 3

$3,900

C J Taylor

the colonel's stable, 2017


Medium:
Pigment print on archival paper

Dimensions:
100 x 150 cm

Ed 3

$2,500

C J Taylor

float, 2017


Medium:
Pigment print on archival paper

Dimensions:
100 x 125 cm

Ed 3

$2,500

C J Taylor

leaf litter, 2017


Medium:
Pigment print on archival paper

Dimensions:
48 x 69 cm

Ed 3

$750

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