PETRICHOR, DEAN BOWEN, RECENT PAINTINGS, SCULPTURE and WORKS on PAPER: SALT CONTEMPORARY ART, QUEENSCLIFF, opens JUNE 1st to JUNE 25th, 2023
Petrichor an exhibition of recent paintings, sculpture and works on paper opens at Salt Contemporary Art on Sunday June 4th 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Exhibition Dates June 1st to June 25th
Salt Contemporary Art, 33 Hesse Street, Queenscliff, VIC 3225 (03) 5258 3988 www.salt-art.com.au
Gallery Hours: Thursday to Monday 10:30 to 4:00 pm
Published: May 2023
LADDER TO THE STARS, DEAN BOWEN SCULPTURES, 4th March to 23rd April 2023
Ladder to the Stars, a survey exhibition of 35 bronze sculptures and assemblages by Dean Bowen created between 1999 and 2022 opens at the Central Goldfields Art Gallery on the 4th of March 2023. This is the inaugural exhibition at the newly renovated gallery. The exhibition features a 28 page catalogue with an essay by Helen Kaptein, Art Gallery Co-ordinator and introduction by Cr.Grace La Vella, Mayor of Central Goldfields Shire.
Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Old Fire Station, Neill Street, Maryborough Phone: (03) 5461 6600
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Published: March 2022
ARTHOUSE GALLERY: SYDNEY EXHIBITION, DEAN BOWEN, Nitty-Gritty 5-26th March 2022
The exhibition will present a survey of Dean Bowen's sculptures and paintings. The exhibition will include the Sydney launch of the new monograph: Nitty-Gritty, The Sculpture of Dean Bowen by Andrew Stephens. A major new monograph documenting twenty six years of the artist's sculptural practice. Published by Australian Scholarly Publishing, 226 Pages: Arthouse Gallery E Catalogue available documenting all the works in the exhibition, Catalogue essay by Erin McFayden, Deputy Editor, Artist Profile.
Arthouse Gallery, 66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay, NSW 2011 Tel: + 61 2 9332 1019
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Published: February 2022
NITTY GRITTY: THE SCULPTURE OF DEAN BOWEN by ANDREW STEPHENS
This new book documents the sculpture of Dean Bowen from 1995 to 2021. Hundreds of bronze sculptures by the artist are beautifully reproduced, and the reader is invited into his studio and the nearby bronze foundry where they were conceived and created. These sculptures reveal the humanitarian and environmental values expressed in all of his works. Many are now in public collections and his monumental bronze Wombats, Echidnas, Owls and other creatures are now encountered in numerous public spaces. The book includes a major essay by visual arts writer, editor and curator Andrew Stephens. The dimensions of the book are 32 x 31 x 2.5 cm, 232 pages. It can be ordered from the publisher, Australian Scholarly Publishing. email@example.com Retail Price is $110.
Published: April 2021
CITY of WODONGA, SCULPTURE COMMISSIONS 2021
The City of Wodonga has commissioned two bronze sculptures for the new Wodonga High Street re-development. The sculptures of a large and small kookaburra were installed in April 2021
Smiling Kookaburra (Large), 2021
Bronze, 109 x 118 x 43 cm, Edition 6
Smiling Kookaburra (Small), 2021
Bronze, 58 x 62 x 23 cm, Edition 6
Published: February 2022
QUEENSCLIFF EXHIBITION, NITTY GRITTY, 28th November to 19th December 2021
Dean Bowen's exhibition "Nitty Gritty", New Sculptures and Paintings opens 28th November 2021 at Salt Contemporary Art, Queenscliff and continues until 19th December 2021.
The exhibition to be opened by Andrew Stephens the author of the new book, Nitty Gritty: The Sculpture of Dean Bowen. This new monograph gives a 25 year overview of the artist’s sculpture, published by Australian Scholarly Publishing.
The exhibition includes forty new paintings and sculptures. Salt Contemporary Art have made a documentary film interviewing the artist in his Melbourne studio.
Salt Contemporary Art, 33-35 Hesse Street, Queenscliff, VIC 3225. Tel +61 3 5258 3988 www.salt-art.com.au Gallery open Thursday to Monday, (open Tuesday/Wednesday by appointment) firstname.lastname@example.org
Published: December 2021
IMAGINGING CENTAUR EXHIBITION
Meet the Artist: The Shrine of Remembrance Curator Neil Sharkey in conversation with Dean Bowen talking about the 'Imagining Centaur' Exhibition. (19 minutes)
Published: March 2021
IMAGINING CENTAUR EXHIBITION, THE SHRINE OF REMEMBRANCE, MELBOURNE
SEPTEMBER 2020 to APRIL 2022
The tragic story of Australian Hospital Ship Centaur, sunk on 14 May 1943, inspired a series of charcoal drawings by artist Dean Bowen. The beautiful, thought-provoking work underscores the horror of the violation while commemorating the 268 innocent souls lost, and the 64 brave individuals who survived. The exhibition was curated by Neil Sharkey and co-curated by historian, Dr Madonna Grehan.
Full details of the exhibition can be seen at the Shrine of Remembrance website.
Watch the animation: The exhibition features a specially commissioned animation of Dean Bowen’s Centaur series of charcoal drawings by Japanese audio-visual artist, Ayumi Sasaki. The animation is a wonderful synergy of several creative minds, from two nations, which bring to life Dean’s beautiful, unsettling but ultimately hopeful vision.
Published: August 2020
DEAN BOWEN FILM DOCUMENTARY: ARGY BARGY
A new fifty five minute film documentary on the life and art practice of Dean Bowen has recently been made by Peter Lamont of Hand Made Films Australia. (Music by Richard Tedesco) The film includes studio interviews with the artist as well as interviews with Sculpture Curators and authors Ken Scarlett and Geoffrey Edwards (Pt. Leo Sculpture Park) amongst others.
Watch the film @ Hand Made Films Australia
Published: June 2020
QUEENSCLIFF EXHIBITION, BLUE CONSTELLATION
24th January to 10th February 2020
Dean Bowen's exhibition "Blue Constellation", New Paintings, Bronzes, Prints and Drawings opens at 2pm Sunday 26th January 2020 at Salt Contemporary Art, Queenscliff. The exhibition will be held from 24th January to 10th February 2020.
Salt Contemporary Art, 33-35 Hesse Street, Queenscliff, VIC 3225. Tel +61 3 5258 3988 www.salt-art.com.au Gallery open Thursday to Monday, (open Tuesday/Wednesday by appointment)
Published: January 2020
GERMANY EXHIBITION: Da Unten
An exhibition titled Da Unten, showing twenty-one of Dean Bowen’s etchings and lithographs, curated by Norbert Herold is currently on exhibition at Buchbinderei Lang, Lichstrabe 14, Leverkusen 51373 Germany. The exhibition was opened by the Mayor of Leverkusen on the 9th November and the show continues through until the 7th December. www.buchbinderei-lang.de email@example.com The exhibition features a selection of prints from 1995 to 2019.
Published: November 2019
CITY of WODONGA, SCULPTURE COMMISSIONS 2018 and 2019
The City of Wodonga has commissioned Dean Bowen to create four bronze sculptures for the Wodonga High Street development. The sculptures of two Wombats were recently installed in May 2019, complimenting the two Echidna bronzes that were installed in 2018.
Published: June 2019
NEW: PAINTINGS, SCULPTURE and PRINTS
Dean Bowen's Exhibition, NEW . Opens at Beaver Galleries on Thursday 7th February, 6:00 to 8:00pm and continues until 24th February 2019. The exhibition features new paintings, bronze sculpture and lithographs from the artist’s studio.
Beaver Galleries, 81 Denison Street, Deakin ACT 2600 Tel: 02 6282 5294 firstname.lastname@example.org Visit www.beavergalleries.com.au to view exhibition on line from January 25th.
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Published: January 2019
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS: Artspace Gallery, Box Hill Town Hall, June 7th to July 28th 2018
"Home is Where the Heart is" , a survey exhibition of Dean Bowen’s paintings, sculpture and prints opens at 6:00pm Thursday 7th June 2018 at Artspace Gallery, Box Hill Town Hall. The exhibition will be opened by The Mayor Cr. Andrew Davenport , with opening remarks by Geoffrey Edwards, former Director, Geelong Gallery, art historian and freelance curator . RSVP essential by 5th June to email@example.com
The exhibition includes around fifty paintings, bronze sculptures and lithographs, including works from the Councils collection and many new works from the artist’s studio. A free floor talk will be held by the artist at 2:00pm, Thursday 28th June 2018, Bookings advised .
Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill, VIC 3128 Tel: (03) 9262 6250 www.whitehorseartspace.com.au
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm, Saturday 12:00 noon to 4:00pm
Published: June 2018
SYDNEY EXHIBITION: The Welcome Stranger, 22nd MARCH to 21st APRIL 2018
Dean Bowen's exhibition, The Welcome Stranger opens on March 22nd and continues until April 21st 2018, at Arthouse Gallery, 66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney, NSW 2011 Tel: (02) 9332 1019 www.arthousegallery.com.au Exhibition opening 6:00pm Thursday 22nd March, To be opened by City of Sydney Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Jess Miller . The exhibition features a new series of figurative assemblages along with bronzes and small oil paintings.
Photo Credit: Ali Yeldham
Published: March 2018
Pt. LEO ESTATE SCULPTURE PARK, COMMISSION, 25th OCTOBER 2017
Pt. Leo Estate have commissioned Dean Bowen to create 'The Lady with Flowers', Bronze, 211 X 180 X 131 cm Edition 2/3 for the new Pt. Leo Sculpture Park and also the 'Echidna' bronzes for the new Pt. Leo Restaurant. 'Echidna' 82 X 147 X 30 cm, edition 6 and 'Echidna' 41 X 77 X 20 cm, edition 6. Pt. Leo Estate Sculpture Park opens 25th October 2017. Set over 134 hectares on the southern most tip of the Mornington Peninsula. Pt. Leo Estate feature’s a monumental cellar door, 100 seat restaurant and a sculpture park with over 50 large-scale contemporary local and international works, all with sweeping views over Western Port Bay to Phillip Island.
The Sculpture Park is open daily 11am to 6pm last entry 5pm. Pt. Leo Restaurant open seven days.
Pt. Leo Estate, 3649 Frankston-Flinders Road, Merricks, VIC 3916 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ptleoestate.com.au Tel: 03 5989 9011
Photo Credit: David Hannah Photography
Published: Nov 2017
MELBOURNE EXHIBITION: 22nd July - 14th August 2017, DEAN BOWEN 'Home', Paintings and Sculpture
MOSSGREEN GALLERY , will host the 'Artist in Conversation'. an interactive questions and answers session with Dean Bowen. This is an exclusive opportunity to hear from the artist about his latest series of artworks and what inspired Bowen to create these extraordinary and vibrant works. Please join us on Saturday 5 August, 3-5pm
RSVP & Enquiries: Kathryn Halliday, +61 3 9508 8821, email@example.com Web: www.mossgreen.com.au
Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 9.00am–5.30pm. Saturday–Sunday, 10.00am–5.00pm
Published: July 2017
MELBOURNE EXHIBITION at MOSSGREEN GALLERY, 22nd July - 14th August 2017
Dean Bowen’s exhibition HOME , Oil Paintings and Bronze Sculpture opens on 22nd July at Mossgreen Gallery in Melbourne and runs until 14th August 2017. The exhibition includes around thirty works.
Mossgreen Gallery, 926 – 930 High Street, Armadale, VIC 3143 Enquiries: Kathryn Halliday 03 9508 8821 firstname.lastname@example.org Gallery Hours Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm: Sat- Sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
View the exhibition on line at: www.mossgreen.com.au
Dean Bowen, Home: Oil Paintings and Bronze Sculpture: Recently discovered in an old drawer in my childhood home was an early pre-kindergarten drawing l created around 1960. This almost frantic, expressionist drawing on old butcher's paper depicted an archetypal house with spiralling smoke below a just visible sun and scribbled sky, so characteristic of early childhood artworks. What a thrill and how joyously amusing it was to discover this lost remnant, this little treasure from the past!
Like an echo across time and through the eyes of an adult I revisit the theme of home in this exhibition of oil paintings and bronze sculpture. While commuting between home and the studio the passing spectacle of the city, neighbours’ homes, gardens, birds and everyday life became the themes and models for these works. Our homes embrace our lives both physically and psychologically, deepening our love of place and love for each other. The paintings of the nocturnal home under a vast sky of countless stars, along with a comets return to earth, reminds us of the enormity, yet fragility and preciousness of life and the universe. I hope that the artworks in this exhibition will evoke optimism and bring as much inquiry, joy, play and imagination as the work of that so very young artist did way back then. Dean Bowen July 2017
Published: July 2017
POSTCARDS CHANNEL 9 TV, 5:30pm Sunday 12th February 2017
Rebecca Judd visits Dean Bowen’s Queenscliff exhibition Auto Export at Salt Contemporary Art on Postcards, 5:30pm Sunday 12th February.
Photo: Rebecca with 'Eclectus Parrot' 2016, Oil on Linen, 153 x 137 cm at Salt Contemporary Art, Queenscliff. www.salt-art.com.au
Published: Feb 2017
QUEENSCLIFF EXHIBITION, AUTO EXPORT , 22nd JANUARY to 9th FEBRUARY 2017
Dean Bowen’s exhibition, AUTO EXPORT , recent paintings, sculpture and prints, opens at 2:30pm on January 22nd and runs until February 9th 2017 at Salt Contemporary Art, 33-35 Hesse Street, Queenscliff, VIC 3225 Tel: (03) 5258 3988 www.salt-art.com.au email@example.com
Published: Jan 2017
SYDNEY EXHIBITION, CURRAWONG , 18th AUGUST to 3rd SEPTEMBER, 2016
Dean Bowen's exhibition, Currawong opens on August 18th and continues until September 3rd, 2016, at Arthouse Gallery, 66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney, NSW 2011 Tel: (02) 9332 1019 www.arthousegallery.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org
With a practice spanning over 25 years, Bowen has developed a distinctive and humorous symbolic language that thematically traverses urbanity and rurality, humanity and animality. Bowen’s new body of work, ‘Currawong’, continues his ongoing fascination with the conceptual currency of birds. In part inspired by Outsider Art and Naïve Art – and in recent times by the bird paintings of some of the Australia’s First Fleet Artists such as George Raper and the anonymous Sydney Bird Painter – Bowen’s anthropomorphised Magpies, Canarys and Currawongs explore the idiosyncratic interplay between mankind and the animal kingdom through a prism of humour and optimism. In doing so, the artist hints at relational intersections that exist between the monumental and the miniature, evincing the simple pleasures of human habitation within the urban and natural worlds. The exhibition also includes charming new sculptures and paintings rendering animals and ‘The House of Love’ in a glorious celebration of the vicissitudes of life.
Published: August 2016
Dean Bowen Interview by Lisa Marie Corso for The Design Files
Published: August 2016
CANBERRA EXHIBITION, NEW MORNING, 26th MAY to 12th JUNE 2016
Dean Bowen’s exhibition New Morning opens on May 26th and continues until June 12th, 2016 at Beaver Galleries, 81 Denison Street, Deakin, ACT 2600. Tel: (02) 62825294
The exhibition includes new oil paintings, bronzes and lithographs and features works from the new Magpie and Ivory Tower series. The gallery website contains images of all works in the exhibition. www.beavergalleries.com.au
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm. Weekends 9:00am to 5:00pm
Published: May 2016
MILDURA EXHIBITION, THE ART VAULT 21st May to 6th June 2016
Dean Bowen's first solo exhibition at The Art Vault in Mildura opens on 21st May and continues until 6th June 2016. The exhibition of prints ,paintings and bronzes will be launched by Gallery Director, Julie Chambers.
The Art Vault: 43 Deakin Avenue, Mildura, VIC 3500
Gallery Hours: Monday and Tuesday 10:00am to 2:00pm. Wednesday to Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm
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Published: May 2016
HAMILTON GALLERY EXHIBITION, 20th MAY to 19th JUNE 2016
Dean Bowen's first exhibition at the Hamilton Art Gallery opens on 20th May and continues until 19th June 2016. The exhibition features Dean Bowen's works from the galleries collection and includes the large oil painting Metempirical 2011, 122 X 244cm as well as a comprehensive overview of his prints. The exhibition also features many of his bronze sculptures and a number of larger oil paintings.
Hamilton Art Gallery: 107 Brown Street, Hamilton, VIC 3300
Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm Saturday 10:00am to 12:00 Sunday 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Tel: (03) 5573 0460 www.hamiltongallery.org Tel: (03) 5573 0460 firstname.lastname@example.org
Published: May 2016
20th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION, GALERIE MIYAWAKI, KYOTO, JAPAN
28th November to 20th December 2015
This exhibition celebrates the twentieth anniversary since holding my first solo exhibition at the Galerie Miyawaki in 1995.That exhibition of mainly etchings was a precursor of what was to come as I developed themes, concepts and series of works evolving through a divergence of techniques such as lithography, oil painting, drawing, animation and bronze sculpture. In 1999 some of my first bird series pictures began as I was ironically inspired by the tic tack sound of birds running and dancing across my metal studio roof, “disturbing my concentration”. Over time the bird became a classic theme in my work alongside the iconography of other developing series such as urban and country life, comets and the starry night, animals and the human figure, childhood memories, the monumental and the miniature, all enhancing and reflecting each other through a prism of humour and optimism. This twentieth anniversary exhibition looks across the evolution of those themes as well as exhibiting new and recent works. Dean Bowen, Escalier en Spirale No. 102
The exhibition will include over sixty works. A four page illustrated publication, Escalier en Spirale No. 102 with an essay by Koh-ichi Tanikawa will accompany the exhibition.
Galerie Miyawaki, Nijo-agaru, Teramachi-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto: Opening Hours 1pm to 7pm Tuesday to Sunday, Gallery Closed Mondays. Tel: 75 231 2321
Published: Nov 2015
INSTALLATION of the HAMILTON FARMERS SCULPTURES
14th November 2015
Dean Bowen's two commissioned bronzes, The Hamilton Farmers were unveiled on November 14th at the new Community Pocket Garden at Corriedale Lane in the Hamilton CBD. These sculptures were generously gifted to the Hamilton Art Gallery in 2012-2013 respectively by Dr Barbara van Ernst AM. The works were launched by the Mayor of Hamilton, Cr. Peter Dark and Sarah Schmidt, Director of the Hamilton Art Gallery. The sculptures have been affectionately named Fred and Louise by the Hamilton community. The Pocket Garden also includes a new mural by Roger Edwards and Jasmine Mansbridge as well as a sculpture installation by Trevor Flinn.
Published: Nov 2015
SALT CONTEMPORARY ART, QUEENSCLIFF
30th October to 22nd November 2015
Dean Bowen's first solo exhibition at Salt Contemporary Art opens at 2:30pm on Sunday 1st of November. The exhibition features recent works and includes Paintings, Prints and Bronze Sculpture.
Salt Contemporary Art, 33-35 Hesse Street, Queenscliff, Victoria 3225. Tel: (03) 5258 3988 www.salt-art.com.au Opening Hours: Friday to Monday 10:30am – 4:00pm Open Tuesday – Thursday by appointment
Published: Oct 2015
CUSTOMS HOUSE, ARTSPACE, PORT OF ECHUCA
The Artspace in Echuca is currently holding an exhibition of Dean Bowen’s paintings, sculpture, prints and drawings from August 29th to September 27th at the historic Customs House, 2 Leslie Street, Port of Echuca. Tel: 0429 168 424
Published: Sept 2015
McCLELLAND SCULPTURE SURVEY AWARD 2014
23rd November 2014, to 19th July 2015
Dean Bowen's sculpture, 'Echidna' 2013, bronze, 82 X 147 X 30 cm was chosen as one of thirty three finalist artworks in this years award. The exhibition was officially opened on 23rd November by Rupert Myer AM, Chair, Australia Council for the Arts. The judge for the award was Dr. Liz Kreijn, Assistant Director, Collection and Presentation, Kroller Muller Museum, The Netherlands. The $100,000 acquisitive award was won by Mathew Harding for his stainless steel sculpture ‘Void’ 2014. The $30,000 McClelland Achievement Prize (MAP) was won by Sonia Payes for her fibreglass sculpture Re Generation 2014. The Frankston City People's Choice Award valued at $20,000 will be announced at the conclusion of the exhibition in July 2015. A 160 page catalogue with essays by the Director Robert Lindsay, Doug Hall AM, and curators Penny Teale and Erin Wilson is available at the gallery.
McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery: 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin, Victoria 3910 Australia. Tel.+61 3 9789 1671 www.mcclellandgallery.com Open: Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm.
Published: Nov 2014
CASTLEMAINE STATE FESTIVAL EXHIBITION 2015
Dean Bowen will be holding an exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture and Prints as part of the Castlemaine State Festival this year. The exhibition will be held at the historic guest house, Campbell House, 31 Campbell Street, Castlemaine. www.campbellstlodge.com.au Tel: 0428 114 484 The exhibition will include around twenty five works and the opening is on Saturday 14th March from 2 to 4pm. The exhibition is open daily from 11am to 5pm, March 13th to 22nd.
Published: March 2015
ALBURY CITY COUNCIL SCULPTURE COMMISSION FOR LAVINGTON LIBRARY, AUGUST 2014
Albury City Council have commissioned Dean Bowen to create a bronze sculpture, ‘Owl’ for the new Lavington Library. The 1.8 metre bronze was installed in the forecourt of Northpoint Tower, 366 Griffith Road, Lavington, Albury in August 2014. The sculpture was made in partnership between Albury City Council and Zauner Construction. The sculpture is not only symbolic of the importance of the area’s endangered Barking Owl, but also the association of the new library with learning and knowledge.
Published: Oct 2014
DEAN BOWEN: DAY BY DAY, SURVEY EXHIBITION, CASTLEMAINE ART GALLERY, JUNE 7th to JULY 27th 2014
Dean Bowen’s Survey Exhibition, DAY by DAY will be opened by Ken Scarlett OAM, Curator and Writer on Australian Sculpture on Saturday 7th June at 3:00pm. The exhibition includes fifty paintings, sculpture, prints and drawings and is current until 27th July 2014.
The gallery is publishing a 28 page catalogue of the exhibition with a forward by Jan Senbergs and essay by the gallery curator, Kirsten McKay.
Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum, 14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine, Victoria. Tel: (03) 5472 2292
Open Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 5:00pm. Weekends and Public Holidays 12:00pm to 5:00 pm.
Published: May 2014
SYDNEY EXHIBITION: DEAN BOWEN JAR of STARS, ARTHOUSE GALLERY, MAY 28th to JUNE 14th 2014
This exhibition brings together for the first time an installation of finished charcoal drawings, exhibited alongside recent bronze sculptures and prints.
Arthouse Gallery, 66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney, NSW Tel: (02) 9332 1019
Open Tuesday to Friday 9:30am to 6:00 pm, Saturday 10:00am to 5:00 pm.
Published: May 2014
LORNE SCULPTURE BIENNALE: MARCH 8th - 30th, 2014
The Lorne shoreline will be transformed into a gallery of sculpture in March 2014. The Sculpture Trail will have 40 major sculptures presented along the beautiful coastline from Lorne Pier to the Erskine River. Dean Bowen’s large Cat bronze will be one of the exhibits on Cypress Drive near the Erskine River. The judges for the award are Tony Ellwood, Director of the National Gallery of Victoria, Jason Smith, Director and CEO of the Heide Museum of Modern Art and Heidi Wood, Australian artist based in Paris.
The exhibition was curated by Julie Collins.
Published: Mar 2014
KYOTO EXHIBITION: NOVEMBER 30th – DECEMBER 22nd, 2013
Dean Bowen will hold a solo exhibition of recent Paintings, Prints and Drawings at the Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan. The exhibition will feature approximately thirty new works.
Published: Mar 2014
Dean Bowen's exhibition "Cluster" opens May 23rd and continues until June 11th, 2013 at Beaver Galleries, 81 Denison Street, Deakin, ACT 2600 Tel: (02) 6282 5294
The exhibition features oil paintings from the insect and cactus series and a comprehensive selection of bronze sculpture. The gallery website contains images of all works in the exhibition.
Gallery Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm. Saturday, Sunday 9am-5pm.
Published: May 2013
BMG ART are holding an exhibition, Paintings and Sculpture by Dean Bowen.
The exhibition opens on March 22nd and continues until April 13th 2013 at: BMG ART, 31 North Street, Adelaide, South Australia. Tel: (08) 8231 4440 www.bmgart.com.au
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11:00am to 5:00pm, Closed Sunday and Monday.
The exhibition features twenty four oil paintings and six bronzes.
Published: February 2013
Mt.BULLER SCULPTURE AWARD
Dean Bowen s bronze sculpture Cat 2012, 80 X 306 X 105 cm was selected as one of twenty two finalists in the inaugural Mt. Buller Sculpture Award, 15th February to 30th April 2013. The $100,000 Award was judged by Doug Hall the Australian Commissioner for the Venice Biennale in 2009 and 2011, and awarded to New South Wales artist Louis Pratt.
Published: February 2013
During the Castlemaine Festival, Falkner Gallery will be holding an exhibition of Selected Paintings, Prints and Sculpture by Dean Bowen.
The exhibition runs from 14th March to 5th May 2013, at Falkner Gallery, 35 Templeton Street, Castlemaine. Tel: (03) 5470 5858 www.falknergallery.com.au
Gallery Hours: 11:00am to 5:00pm during the festival (15-24 March) then 11:00am to 5:00pm Thursday to Sunday till 5th May.
Published: February 2013
Port Jackson Press Australia are holding an exhibition of Recent Lithographs by Dean Bowen from 2nd March to 2nd April 2013.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10:00am to 5:30pm Saturday 11:00am to 5:00pm.
Published: February 2013
DEAN BOWEN interviewed by TOM LATHAM. 1st November 2012
The ARTS SHOW with Tom Latham on radio 3WBC 94.1 Tom Latham interviews Dean Bowen about his artworks, influences, exhibitions, bronze commissions and sculpture projects. The full interview (60 minutes) can be heard at: www.artsales.com.au/tomlatham Episode 15.
Published: November 2012
Dean Bowen's exhibition "House of Love" opens October 17th and continues until November 3rd, 2012 at Arthouse Gallery, 66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney NSW 2011 Tel: (02) 9332 1019
The exhibition features selected rare and more recent prints, paintings and bronze sculpture. The gallery website contains images of all works in the exhibition.
Published: October 2012
Bronze Sculpture Commission
Wyndham Vale Community Learning Centre, Wyndham City, July 2012
Dean Bowen was commissioned by Wyndham City to create a monumental bronze, "Cat", 80 X 306 X 105 cm for the new Wyndham Vale Community Learning Centre. Commissioned by the Public Art Advisory Group (PAAG) as part of the Per Cent for Art Scheme, which allocates 1% of spending on capital works to the development of public art.
"The cat has been an important and ongoing subject in my work for a number of years. As the Community Centre is surrounded by three schools, my aim was to make a sculpture that would engage and speak to one of the main uses of the building, the children. My humorous and oversized interpretation of the cat draws inspiration from ancient Egyptian art as well as childhood and adult memories of many amusing encounters with these thought provoking creatures".
Wyndham Vale Community Learning Centre, Howqua Way, Wyndham Vale, Melways Ref: Map 204 1G
Published: August 2012
Dean Bowen: Returning Comet
Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough, Victoria.
Dean Bowen's exhibition "Returning Comet" opens 1st September and continues until 14th October 2012 at the Central Goldfields Art Gallery in Maryborough, Victoria. The exhibition features 33 works created over the last fifteen years, including oil paintings, bronze sculpture, prints and drawings. A twenty eight page catalogue accompanies the exhibition with an essay by arts writer Louise Bellamy. The exhibition is generously sponsored by True Foods and the Central Goldfields Shire.
Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Old Fire Station, Neill Street, Maryborough, Victoria.
Gallery Hours: Thursday to Sunday 10am to 4pm
T: (03) 5460 4588
Published: August 2012
eBook Now Available
Dean Bowen, Bronze Sculpture , documents some of the sculptural highlights of this Australian artist's thirty plus year career. This is the first time that a publication has been dedicated exclusively to the artists bronze sculpture.
This interactive eBook developed specifically for the iPad is richly illustrated with over forty photographs of the artist's critically acclaimed sculptural works, including recent bronze sculpture commissions, extensive exhibition and collection details as well as an essay by leading arts writer Louise Bellamy.
Citing major influences as the art of French painter, Jean Dubuffet, who embraced the art of children, the humour of Spanish sculptor, Joan Miro, and the stick-like figures of Swiss artist, Alberto Giacometti, Bowen is also drawn to the work of naive artists, untrained artists and the drawings of children.
Bowen's three-dimensional bronzes are fuelled by the influences of his childhood culminating in the creation of a contemporary world viewed through uniquely humorous, imaginative - and considered - eyes.
Extract from the iBook essay on Dean Bowen by arts writer Louise Bellamy.
Published: July 2012
"LADY WITH FLOWERS", BRONZE SCULPTURE COMMISSION, CANBERRA.
Dean Bowen was commissioned by arts/ACT to create the "Lady with Flowers" bronze. The sculpture was installed in Flemington Road, Gungahlin in February 2012.
Published: Apr 2012
Dean Bowen's exhibition "Aviary" opens March 8th and continues until March 24th, 2012 at Arthouse Gallery, 66 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney NSW 2011 Tel:(02)9332 1019 www.arthousegallery.com.au The exhibition features recent paintings, bronze sculpture and prints.
Published: Feb 2012
Maroondah Art Gallery Exhibition
Dean Bowen's exhibition " A Jar of Stars" opens February 2nd and continues until 17th March 2012 at the Maroondah Art Gallery, 32 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood. Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm, Saturday 12:00pm to 4:00pm Tel:(03)9298 4542 Melways Ref: 49 H10 The exhibition, curated by Wendy Garden includes paintings, bronze sculpture, assemblages and prints made over the last seventeen years. Includes special children's exhibition and book reading of "A Song for Lorkie" by Jennifer Castles on Wednesday March 14th. Contact Gallery for details.
The exhibition coincides with the launch of the Maroondah City Councils commission of a new bronze sculpture, "Boy with Owl and Playful Echidnas" by Dean Bowen for the Glen Park Community Play Space, Glen Park Road, Bayswater North. Melways Ref: 64 G2
Photo: Danielle Butcher
Published: Feb 2012
A Song for Lorkie
In collaboration with writer Jennifer Castles and publisher Allen and Unwin, Dean Bowen has illustrated the children's book, "A Song for Lorkie". The book will be published 1st September, 2011, Hardcover 32 pages, 24.5 X 27.5 cm. ISBN 9781742377186, RRP A$29.99, Avaiable from Allen and Unwin , as well as book retailers from September 1st.
Published: Aug 2011
Dean Bowen's exhibition of "Recent Paintings, Sculptures and Prints", opens May 3rd and continues to May 21st, 2011 at the Jan Murphy Gallery, 486 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. Gallery Hours: 10.00 am to 5.00pm Tuesday to Saturday. Tel: (07) 3254 1855 www.janmurphygallery.com.au
Published: May 2011
BRONZE SCULPTURE COMMISSION, HOBSONS BAY CITY COUNCIL 2010
Dean Bowen was commissioned to create three bronze sculptures for Hobsons Bay City Council. (Linking Laverton Artworks) The sculptures were installed in McCormack Park, Bladin Street, Laverton in December 2010. Melways Ref: 53 D8
Published: Jan 2011
Dean Bowen's exhibition of recent paintings, sculpture and prints opens at Tim Olsen Gallery on 20th October 2010. The exhibition continues until 7th November.
Tim Olsen Gallery
63 Jersey Road
Woollahra NSW 2025
Telephone: (02) 9327 3922
The exhibition may be previewed at www.timolsengallery.com
Tues - Fri 10-6
Published: October 2010
FINALIST IN WYNNE PRIZE, ART GALLERY of NEW SOUTH WALES
Dean Bowen is a finalist in the 2010 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales with his oil painting, "Delays Expected", 2009, 122 X 183 cm.
The exhibition runs at the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 27th March until 30th May 2010. www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au
Published: March 2010
Opening on Wednesday 17th March, 2010
Dean Bowen's exhibition of recent oil paintings opens at Greenhill Galleries, Perth on the 17th of March 6.00-8.00 pm. The exhibition continues until April 1st.
6 Gugeri Street
Claremont Western Australia 6010
Telephone 08 9383 4433
Opening Hours: 10am 5pm Tuesday to Friday, 10am 4pm Saturday
Closed Sunday & Monday
Published: March 2010
Benalla Art Gallery exhibition
Argy Bargy The Art of Dean Bowen was recently held at the Benalla Art Gallery from 29 November to the 18 January 2010. The exhibition featured paintings, sculpture and prints created between 1993 and 2009 providing a survey of the artist's career. The exhibition was launched by artist Ivan Durrant, with words by Simon Klose, Director.
Published: March 2010
Dean Bowen Argy-Bargy
Dean Bowen's book "Argy Bargy" has been recently launched and is now available in selected bookshops. Retail price is $110 AUD
The monograph includes 228 pages and is richly illustrated with over 250 colour and black and white images. It features a major essay by Art Historian and Curator Sheridan Palmer. The dimensions of the book are 32 x 31 x 2.3 cm.
The book is available at:
National Gallery of Victoria, Ian Potter Centre bookshop Tel: +613 8662 1542
Macmillan Art Publishing (for larger orders contact Jenny Zimmer) Tel: +613 9825 1000
Published: July 2009
Dean Bowen, "Paintings, prints and sculpture" opens at Beaver Galleries 6.00pm, 3rd September and continues until 22nd September 2009. The exhibition will be opened by Chief Minister, Jon Stanhope MLA.
Beaver Galleries, 81 Denison Street, Deakin, ACT 2600
Tel: +612 6282 5294
Published: Sept 2009
Melbourne Exhibition and Book Launch
Dean Bowen's solo exhibition "Transmetropole" opens at Axia Modern Art, 6:30pm, 12th May and continues until the 7th June 2009. The exhibition of recent paintings, sculpture and prints will be opened by Michael Leunig. During the opening of the exhibition, Dean Bowen's monograph "Argy Bargy" will be launched. The monograph will document the artist's work over a twenty year period and will be published by Macmillan Art Publishing. The monograph will include 228 pages and be richly illustrated with more than 250 colour and black and white images. It will feature a major essay by leading Art Historian and Curator Sheridan Palmer, extensive biographical details and will provide a comprehensive overview of the artist's career as a visual artist featuring paintings, sculpture, prints, tapestry and animation.
Published: May 2009
Warrnambool Art Gallery
"The Art of Dean Bowen", 4th April to 10th June 2009: "Fun 4 Kids Festival", 28th June to 5th July 2009: Both exhibitions feature a selection of the artists paintings, bronzes and prints made over the last two decades.
Warrnambool Art Gallery, 26 Liebig Street, Warrnambool Tel: +613 5559 4949
Published: May 2009
FINALIST IN SULMAN PRIZE, ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Dean Bowen is a finalist in the 2009 Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales with his oil painting titled 'Argy Bargy' 2008. The exhibition runs at the Art Gallery of New South Wales from the 7 March - 24 May 2009. www.agnsw.com.au The judge for this years award was artist Jon Cattapan.
Published: March 2009
Salon des Refuses 2009
Dean Bowen's painting 'Bouchon' 2008 has been selected for the Salon des Refuses 2009 exhibition at the National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney. The exhibition continues to the 3rd of May 2009. www.nsw.nationaltrust.org.au
Published: March 2009
Dean Bowen commissioned to create Centennial Sculpture for Canterbury Primary School, 2008
In 2008, Dean Bowen was commissioned by Canterbury Primary School, Melbourne to create the School's Centennial Sculpture, commemorating the school's centenary in 2008. This significant sculpture celebrates childhood and is sited at the front of the school beneath the Talbot Oak, otherwise known as the Friendship tree. The sculpture was unveiled by Lady Southey AC on the 23rd of October 2008 to mark the final celebration of Cantebury Primary School's past 100 years.
Published: December 2008
'The Big Little Man' bronze sculpture acquired by artsACT, ACT Government in 2008
'The Big Little Man' bronze was installed at Petrie Plaza, Canberra in April 2008.
photo: Brenton MacGeachie
Published: July 2008
Dean Bowen Distinguished Invited Artist Sculpture Survey 2008 Gomboc Gallery, Western Australia
Dean Bowen is featured in the 25th Anniversary exhibition, Sculpture Survey 2008, Gomboc Gallery, Western Australia from 1-29 June 2008 with a selection of bronze sculptures. www.gomboc-gallery.com.au
Published: July 2008
Dean Bowen finalist in the 2008 Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park
Dean Bowen is a finalist in the 2008 Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park with a bronze sculpture 'Bird Wall'. The exhibition will be held from 28 February to 1 June 2008. http://www.perpetual.com.au/lempriere/
Published: March 2008
Aeroplane Boy sculpture at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen
Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen have recently installed a major bronze sculpture by Dean Bowen 'Aeroplane Boy'. This major work is permanently sited in Heide's sculpture park.
Published: January 2008
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, SHIGA, JAPAN
The work of Dean Bowen was curated into a major group exhibition 'Beauty of Heavenly Bodies and the Universe' at the Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan held late in 2007. This significant exhibition included the works of Max Ernst, Jean Arp, Joan Miro and Japanese artists such as Akira Kurosaki.
Published: January 2008
ANIMATION PROJECT, JAPAN
Dean Bowen is developing a major animation project in collaboration with Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto, Japan and Japanese animator Ayumi Sasaki and anticipated completion is mid 2009. A short section of the animation series 'Illumination' was launched at Galerie Miyawaki in June 2007 to coincide with his solo exhibition of watercolour paintings. The animation project has been in progress now for three years and anticipate completion in 2009.
Published: June 2008
AN APPROACH TO THE LANDSCAPE - AXIA MODERN ART
Dean's works are included in a group exhibition 'An Approach to the landscape' including Robert Maclaurin, Alexander McKenzie and Ken Johnson at Axia Modern Art Gallery, Melbourne from 9-27 April 2008.
Published: April 2008
Macarthur Cook Art Award
Dean Bowen's oil painting 'Contained city' (122 x 183 cm) was awarded third prize in the inaugural Macarthur Cook Art Award in 2007.
Kyoto solo exhibition
Dean Bowen's solo exhibition entitled 'Illumination'opens at Galerie Miyawaki, Kyoto on the 15th of June and continues until the 8th of July, 2007. The exhibition includes thirty new watercolour paintings.
Sculpture Commission - Shepparton Showgrounds. Greater Shepparton City Council, 2007
Dean Bowen was commissioned by the Greater Shepparton City Council to create a large scale bronze sculpture titled 'The Farmer' for the redeveloped Shepparton Showgrounds site. The sculpture was installed in April 2007. The commission was generously sponsored by SPC Ardmona.
Sydney solo exhibition. Tim Olsen Gallery
Dean Bowen's solo exhibition opens at Tim Olsen Gallery, 63 Jersey Road, Woollahra, Sydney on the 2nd of October and continues through to 20 October, 2007. The exhibition will include recent paintings, sculpture and prints. www.timolsengallery.com
Dean Bowen's solo exhibition "Urban Heartland" opens at Axia Modern Art on the 31st August and continues through until the 15th September 2006. The exhibition includes recent oil paintings, sculpture and prints.
Lady with flowers
Dean Bowen's bronze "Lady with flowers" is currently on display in the exhibition "Montalto Sculpture Prize 2006 finalists".
The exhibition runs from the 12 February - 30 April 2006.
Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove, 33 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South 3937.
Tel: +613 5989 8412
Solo exhibition at Greenhill Galleries
Dean Bowen's solo exhibition in Perth opens at Greenhill Galleries on the 28th of April and continues through until the 12 May, 2006.
The exhibition will include new oil paintings and bronze sculpture.
Tel: +618 9321 2369
Dean Bowen's exhibition of recent paintings and bronze sculpture opens on September 30th and continues through to October 15th 2005, at the Jan Murphy Gallery, 486 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. www.janmurphygallery.com.au
Dean Bowen's exhibition "Journey" opened on April 9th and continues through to May 1st 2005 at the Galerie Miyawkai, Kyoto.
Dean Bowen's painting titled "Contemplative Journey" was selected for inclusion in "Renascence" "Hyogo International Competition of Painting", the 10th Anniversary of Post-Earthquake Restoration, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan.
The exhibition commenced January 17, 2005 and continues through to February 20, 2005. The exhibition includes 101 works selected as finalists from approximately 8000 entries from 81 countries. The judging panel included Ichiro Hariu, President of AICA, Japan, Shigenobu Kimura, Director of Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, William S. Lieberman, (Jacques and Natasha Gelman Chairman, Department of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA, OH Kwang-su, Art critic, Former Director of the National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul,Korea, Andrea Rose, Director of Visual Arts Department, British Council, London, UK, Akira Tatehata, Professor of Tama Art University.