Selwyn Rodda is an Australian based painter and draughtsman. He has been exhibiting sporadically and teaching art at University level and privately for two decades. His work features enigmatic 'biomorphic' lifeforms in unpopulated landscapes and dream-like images of human and animal interaction, interrelatedness and hybridisation. His work is found in private and corporate collections in Australia and America.

SELWYN RODDA  - Curriculum Vitae

selwynrodda@gmail.com

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018    'Fables for Survival’ - Room Art Space, New York, USA

2016    'Homo Sacer: works on paper' - Studio Brunswick, Brunswick

2013    'New Forms for a New Day' - Damien Minton Gallery, Redfern, Sydney  

2011    'Biological Blocks' - John Buckley Gallery, Richmond, Melbourne

2002    Paintings' – Bulle Gallery, Melbourne

 1998    'Land Ahoy!' -  Westspace, Footscray

 1991    'Landscape' - Botanical Gallery, Fitzroy

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017    'Go Ask Alice' - Cross Gallery, Bundaberg, Qld

2016    'Out in Space' - Cross Gallery, Bundaberg, Qld

             'Paper 5’ - Dirty Linen Gallery, Bundaberg, Qld

             'Nocturnes' - Studio Brunswick, Brunswick

2015    'End of Year Show' - Lumen Gallery, South Yarra, Melbourne

             'Nocturne' - Studio Brunswick, Brunswick

             'Ocean' - Studio Brunswick, Brunswick

             'Group Show' - Lumen Gallery, South Yarra

             'Group Show' - Albert St Gallery, Creswick

2014    'Paper 3’ - Dirty Linen Gallery, Bundaberg, Qld

             'Volcano' - Studio Brunswick, Brunswick

2012    ‘Paper’ - Dirty Linen Gallery, Bundaberg, Qld 

2010    'Deepening the Game' - John Buckley Gallery, Richmond

2000    'Landscape' – Metropolis Gallery, St Kilda

             'Our Place in the Sun' – La Trobe Regional Gallery, Morwell

             'A4' - Westspace, Footscray

1998    'Ukrainian Echoes' – Access Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

1997    'Post Card Show' - Linden Gallery, St Kilda

             'A4' - Westspace, Footscray

1996    'The Love Show' - Carlisle Lodge, St Kilda

1995    'Post Card Show' - Linden Gallery, St Kilda

             'The Hotel Show' - Carlisle Lodge, St Kilda

1993    'Dis-lo-cated' - Old Tolarno Gallery Space, South Yarra

             'Nocturnes' - Linden Gallery, St kilda

             'Post Graduate Exhibition' - School of Art Gallery, South Yarra

             'Post Card Show' - Linden Gallery, St Kilda

1990    'Four Young Painters' - Fringe Gallery, Fitzroy

1989    'Recycle Show' - Fringe Gallery, Fitzroy

1987    'Scritture: pagine e immagini'- Milan, Italy

PRIZES

2016    Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards, Works on paper, finalist

2013    Rick Amor drawing prize, finalist

PUBLICATIONS

2017      H.O.W.L humanities Opposition World League, New York based activist, anti-fascist poetry and art                               online forum, featured artist

               SETU, bilingual (Hindi and English) Pittsburgh, US, literary journal, featured artist and artist                                           interview      

2014      ALLENS art journal, issue 4: REALMS BEYOND REALITY OTHER THAN ORDINARY:                                                      SURREALISM, WHIMSY AND ABSURDITY IN CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN PAINTING

2010      'Biological Blocks', gallery publication, essay by Steve Cox

1993      V.C.A Postgraduate Exhibition Catalogue            

COLLECTIONS

ALLENS law firm, Australian Art collection

Private and corporate collections in Australia, Italy, America, India and China

ART RELATED EMPLOYMENT

2011 - 2012       CAE: Special Workshops, painting tutorials, Art Department

2010                   Brunswick Street Gallery: Life Drawing teacher

1996 - 2005       Victoria University, South Melbourne campus / St Albans campus:

                            Life drawing, Technical drawing, Graphic Design and Painting

                            Lecturer:  Australian Art History

                            Melbourne University Student Union:  Drawing and Life Drawing courses