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Ben Loaring  CV

Practicing Visual Artist 1991 – Present

EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS      

1983 - 1985   Western Australian College of Advanced Education - Diploma of Teaching.

                         Major areas of Study: Art & Physical Education and Minor Areas of Study: Science  

Awards &  Achievements:

 2018 Winner Sculpture. Shinju Matsuri Art Prize Broome W.A

2018 Winner 3rd Prize View to Asia Outdoor Sculptural Exhibition. Broome W.A

2018 Finalist. City of Busselton Art Award. Busselton. W.A

Finalist FORM Hedland Art Award. Port Hedland. Western Australia.

2017 Finalist FORM Hedland Art Award. Port Hedland. W.A

2017 Shinju Matsuri Fringe Festival - Artists Open Trail. Broome. W.A

2016 Finalist FORM Hedland Art Award. Port Hedland. W.A

2016 Winner Acquisitive Award. Kimberley Art Prize. Derby. W.A

2016 Inaugural Shinju Matsuri Fringe Festival - Artists Open Trail. Broome. W.A

2015 Winner – Sculpture. Shinju Matsuri Art Prize Broome. W.A

2014 Highly Commended. Shinju Matsuri Art Prize Broome. W.A

2013 Highly Commended. Shinju Matsuri Art Prize Broome. W.A

2011 Winner Painting. Shinju Matsuri Art Prize Broome. W.A

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018

- KAN Art Auction Broome, W.A.

- Kimberley Art Prize, Derby, W.A.

- Kimberley Environs Art Auction. Broome W.A.

- Winner 3rd Prize. View to Asia Outdoor Sculptural Exhibition. Broome, W.A.

- Winner Sculpture. Shinju Matsuri Art Prize. Broome. W.A.

- Finalist. City of Busselton Art Award, Busselton W.A.

- Finalist. FORM Hedland Art Award, Port Hedland W.A.

2017

- Shinju Matsuri Fringe Festival - Artists Open Trail – Broome, W.A.

- Kimberley Art Prize, Derby, W.A.

- Kimberley Environs Art Auction. Broome W.A.

- Silver Jubilee Bishops Award. Broome W.A

- Finalist. FORM Hedland Art Award, Port Hedland W.A. - Finalist

2016

- Shinju Matsuri Fringe Festival - Artists Open Trail – Broome, W.A.

- Kimberley Photographic Prize, Derby, W.A.

- Kimberley Art Prize, Derby, W.A.

- Kimberley Environs Art Auction. Broome W.A.

- Finalist FORM Hedland Art Award, Port Hedland W.A.

- Winner Acquisitive Art Prize. Kimberley Art Prize, Derby, W.A.

2015

- Kimberley Art Prize, Derby, W.A.

- Kimberley Photographic Prize, Derby, W.A.

- Winner Sculpture. Shinju Matsuri Art Prize. Broome. W.A.

2014

- Winner Highly Commended. Shinju Matsuri Art Prize. Broome. W.A.-

2013

- Kimberley Art Prize, Derby, W.A.

- Winner Highly Commended. Shinju Matsuri Art Prize. Broome. W.A.-

2012

- Kimberley Art Prize, Derby, W.A.

- Shinju Matsuri Art Prize. Broome. W.A.

2011

- Winner Painting. Shinju Matsuri Art Prize. Broome. W.A.

1998

- Kimberley Art Prize - Derby, W.A. -

1995

- Joint Exhibition with Ben Loaring - Excentrix Gallery, Cowaramup W.A.

1994

- Spring Festival - Vasse Felix Winery, Willyabrup, W.A.

1994

- South West Survey - Bunbury Regional Art Gallery

1992

- Willyabrup Spring Festival -Mosswood Winery, W.A.

Works Held

  • Shire of Derby West Kimberley, W.A. Public Collection.   The Spirit Man and the Whistling Eagle - sculpture

  • Horn Collection Bunbury. W.A. Private Collection.Vessel – sculpture; Subdivided Nation -   painting     

  • Private Collection  Sydney.  The Fledgling  - sculptural vessel                                                                                   

  • Private Collection  Bunbury.    If at Noon  - sculptural vessel                                                                                    

  • Private Collection. England. Coming to Australia - sculpture                                                                                  

  • SGIO Private Collection  Perth. Shark Bay Light #1   - painting                                                                                   

  • Meagher  Private Collection. W.A.  Shark Bay Light   - painting                                                                                       

  • Bunnings Private Collection. W.A.   Rare West  - painting

  • Private Collection, Smith Broome. W.A. Winged Vessel - sculptural vessel         

Newspaper Articles & Publications

READ & VIEW

2017 - Hedland Art Awards Catalogue. Images page 10, Item number EXHAA17-37

Available online at https://issuu.com/form-wa/docs/online_catalogue_haa

2017 - The West Australian Online & Broome Advertiser July Kimberley Art Prize Opens Doors” Available online at https://thewest.com.au/news/regional/creative-works-skills-in-focus-ng-b88432813z 2016 - Hedland Art Award Catalogue. Images page 5, Item number 35 Available online at http://www.form.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Online-Catalogue-HAA_final_web.pdf

2016 - Broome Advertiser - Happenings-July "Spirited competition attends Kimberley Art Prize awards". Robert Dougherty. Article

1995 - Augusta Margaret River Mail October "Diverse exhibition explores inner soul and environment". Article

1992 - Augusta Margaret River Mail May “Over the Fence”. Back Page article and photograph, page 28. "Ben Stands up to be counted"


   LISTEN TO

2016 Goolari Media. Breakfast with Russell Dann.
2016 ABC Radio Kimberley. “Rope and coral washed ashore helps Broome artist to a winning sculpture” Interview with Vanessa Mills. Available at https://soundcloud.com/abcwa/rope-and-coral-washed-ashore-helps-broome-artist-to-a-winning-sculpture ago
1994 ABC Radio Series “Artifacts”. Artists Profiles of the South West of Western Australia.
Joint interview with Ben Loaring. Host Sharon P. Jones. Bunbury Station.