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Rick Amor

Rick Amor was born in Frankston, Victoria in 1948. In 1965 he completed a Certificate of Art at the Caulfield Institute of Art and from 1966 to 1968 studied at the National Gallery School, Melbourne where he received an Associate Diploma of Painting. He has been the recipient of several Australia Council studio residencies which have allowed him to work in London, New York and Barcelona.

In 1999 he was appointed as the official war artist to East Timor by the Australian War Memorial. Rick has held over 40 solo exhibitions of his work. A major survey exhibition of his paintings was curated by McClelland Gallery in 1990 and toured various regional galleries in Victoria and South Australia throughout 1990 and 1991. In 1993 another exhibition mounted by Bendigo Art Gallery toured Victoria and Tasmania, celebrating his work as a printmaker and graphic artist.

An important exhibition of Rick’s bronze sculpture was undertaken by Benalla Art Gallery in 2002, including many maquettes never previously exhibited. In 2001, The Miegunyah Press published Gary Catalano’s biography The Solitary Watcher: Rick Amor and his Art. In 2007, Rick won the prestigious McClelland Award for Sculpture, boasting the largest cash prize for sculpture in Australia. Rick currently lives and works in Melbourne.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2007
Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide (in association with Niagra Galleries, Melbourne)

2007
Rick Amor, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Rick Amor: Sculpture & Drawings, Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney

2006
Rick Amor, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Rick Amor, Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney

2005
Rick Amor, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Rick Amor: Drawings, Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney
Rick Amor: Standing in the Shadows, McClelland Gallery+Sculpture Park, Melbourne

2004
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney

2003
20th Anniversary Exhibition, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

2002
Tony Palmer Fine Art, Sydney
Rick Amor: The Sea, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria
Small Paintings, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Rick Amor & Sculpture, Benalla Art Gallery, Victoria

2001
Works from the Studio: 1962–2001, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Holmes à Court Gallery, Perth

2000
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Drawing from the Figure, Monash University Faculty Gallery, Melbourne
Rick Amor: Official Artist in East Timor, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

1999
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Tony Palmer Fine Art, Sydney

1998
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Tony Palmer Fine Art, Sydney
Artist in residence, College of Fine Art, University of New South Wales, Sydney

1997
Niagara Galleries in conjunction with Tony Palmer Fine Art, Sydney
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Rick Amor – Drawings, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

1996
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

1995
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

1994
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

1993
Rick Amor & the Graphic Arts: Selected Prints 1968–1991, survey exhibition,
Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria and touring until 1994
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

1992
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

1991
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

1990
Rick Amor Survey Exhibition, McClelland Gallery, Victoria and touring
The ACCA Wallpapers, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

1989
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Chapman Gallery, Canberra

1987
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

1986
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Painters Gallery, Sydney

1985
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Painters Gallery, Sydney

1984
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

1983
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

1974
Joseph Brown Gallery, Victoria

Selected Group Exhibitions

2008
Who Let The Dogs Out: The Dog in Contemporary Australian Art,
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, New South Wales
Blue Chip X: The Collectors’ Exhibition, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

2007
Fondamenti Nove, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne
The McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award 2007, McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Victoria
The Winter Collectors’ Exhibition: Important Paintings and Works on Paper,
John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne
Eye to “i”, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Victoria
Auckland Art Fair, New Zealand
Sculpture and Figure, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
Masters of Emotion, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria

2006
The Summer Show, Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney
Heart and Mind, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria

2005
Fireworks: Tracing the Incendiary in Australian Art, Mckay Artspace, Queensland
and touring
Witness to War: Official Art and Photography 1999–2003, an Australian War
Memorial traveling exhibition, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria and touring
Blue Chip VII: The Collectors’ Exhibition, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Archibald Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2004
To Look Within: Self Portraits in Australia, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra and
Queensland University Art Museum, Brisbane
Making Portraits: 5 Years of National Portrait Gallery Commissions, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Place made: Australia Print Workshop, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and touring
The Painted Self, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria
Blue Chip VI: The Collectors’ Exhibition, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Liverpool Street Gallery Artists, Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney

2003
North: Art from the Other Side of the Yarra, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne
500 Fridays: Ten Years of Contemporary Plein Air Painting, Geelong Art Gallery
and touring
Archibald Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Blue Chip V: The Collectors’ Exhibition, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

2002
Nocturne, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria
Blue Chip IV: The Collectors’ Exhibition, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

2001
Keeping the Peace: Stories of Australian Peacekeepers, Australian War
Memorial, Canberra and touring until 2003
Wall, floor, ceiling, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Blue Chip III: The Collectors’ Exhibition, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

2000
Pure, Faculty Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne
Federation: Art and Society 1901–2001, National Gallery of Australia and touring
Rick Amor, Elizabeth Cross, Viola Dominello and Peter Simpson, Mary Place
Gallery, Tony Palmer Fine Art, Sydney

1999
Blue Chip II: The Collectors’ Exhibition, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
We are Australian, (Melbourne Festival) The George Adams Gallery, Melbourne
and touring

1998
Archibald Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney and touring
Magic Realism, curated by Dr Christopher Heathcote, Australian Galleries,
Melbourne
Blue Chip Choice, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Blue Chip Choice, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Metamorphosis, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria

1998
Sixth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

1997
International Works on Paper Fair, Mitchell Galleries, State Library of New South
Wales
Archibald Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Sulman Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Wynne Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1996
Archibald Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney and touring
Dobell Drawing Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1995
International Works on Paper Fair, Mitchell Galleries, State Library of New South Wales

1994
Dobell Drawing Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
The Beach, curated by Julianna Engberg, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne

1994
Fourth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

1993
Translations - Drawings and Watercolours, with David Keeling and Geoffrey de
Groen, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart

1992
Stories and Scapes, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Small Works – Wide Vision, Downlands, Toowoomba, Queensland
Ten Figure Drawings, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Barcelona, Niagara Galleries, with the Melbourne International Festival
Third Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
Margaret Stewart Endowment, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

1991
McCaughey Prize Exhibition, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
One, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

1990
The City and Beyond, An Exhibition of Contemporary Australian Painting for AETA
Niagara at Hill-Smith, Hill-Smith Fine Art Gallery, Adelaide
Fifth Biennial Mitchelton Print Exhibition, Westpac Gallery, Melbourne and touring
The Melbourne Savage Club Exhibition, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
Second Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
Art from Elsewhere, University of Tasmania, Hobart
Painters' Sculpture, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

1989
Niagara Artists at Watters Gallery, Watters Gallery, Sydney
Relief Print Exhibition, Stuart Gerstman Galleries, Melbourne
New Art Three, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Artists under Saturn, Ian Potter Gallery, University of Melbourne
Niagara Print Exhibition, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
The Twelve Days of Christmas, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
Rivers in Australian Art Exhibition, The National Bank, Melbourne.

1988
Other Landscapes, 'Art at Work' United Artists Gallery with the ACTU, Victoria
9 x 5, Ipswich City Council Art Gallery, Queensland.
Invitation Art Prize, sponsored by Ansett Industries, Hamilton Art Gallery, Victoria
Aspects of Art, Israel/Australia, Linden Gallery, Victoria

1987
Williamstown, The Bay, The Port, Rick Amor at Niagara Galleries and Andrew
Southall at United Artists, Victoria
The New Romantics, curated by Graeme Sturgeon, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
Archibald Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1986
Selected Contemporary Drawing, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne
Aberdare Art Prize, Ipswich City Council Art Gallery, Queensland
Archibald Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1985
Group exhibition with Clifton Pugh, David Rankin and Andrew Southall, Crane
Kalman Galleries, London

1977
Three Regional Painters, McClelland Gallery, Victoria
Aspects of Love, Realities Gallery, Melbourne
Of the Sea, Realities Gallery, Melbourne


Collections
Allens Arthur Robinson, Sydney
ANZ Bank, Melbourne
Artbank, Sydney
Art Gallery of New South Wales. Sydney
Australian War Memorial, Canberra
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Victoria
Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
Briar Art Trust, Adelaide
Castlemaine Art Gallery, Victoria
Geelong Gallery, Victoria
Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
Joseph Brown Collection, Melbourne
La Trobe University, Melbourne
La Trobe Valley Arts Centre, Victoria
La Trobe Collection, State Library of Victoria
McClelland Gallery+Sculpture Park, Melbourne
Melbourne University Collection, Victoria
Mildura Arts Centre, Victoria
Monash University Collection, Melbourne
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria
National Australia Bank, Melbourne
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Newcastle Art Gallery, New South Wales
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
Queensland University Art Museum, Brisbane
Riddoch Art Gallery, South Australia
Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Victoria
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart The Arts Centre, Melbourne
University of Tasmania at Launceston, Tasmania
Victoria College Collection, Melbourne
Private Collections Australia and overseas


Awards

2007
The McClelland Award, McClelland Gallery+Sculpture Park, Victoria

2000
Awarded the Visual Arts/Craft Board London Studio, England

1995
Awarded the Visual Arts/Craft Board Green Street Studio, New York

1991
Awarded the Visual Arts/Craft Board Barcelona Studio, Spain

1989
National Australia Bank Art Prize

1987
Castlemaine Drawing Prize (Second Prize)

1980
Artist in Residence, Victorian Trades Hall Council

1975
Visual Arts Board Grant

1968
National Gallery Traveling Scholarship

1967
National Gallery Drawing Prize (shared)
Hugh Ramsey Portrait Prize
Benalla Art Gallery, Victoria


Rick Amor

grounded ship


Medium:
Lithograph

Dimensions:
56 x 76 cm

$5,000

Rick Amor

view from orvieto


Medium:
Charcoal on paper

Dimensions:
66.5 x 102 cm

$16,500

Rick Amor

Abandoned Quarry, Flinders


Medium:
Charcoal on paper

Dimensions:
56 x 76 cm

$8,800

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