John Bartley

1956 Sydney, NSW Australia
Education & Employment
1986-1988 Art Certificate & Higher Art Certificate East Sydney Technical College
Solo Exhibition
2018 Tweed, Hill End, Home Watters Gallery, Sydney
2016 Outside, Watters Gallery
2014 On a Clear Day, Watters Gallery
2012 Songs to the Siren, Watters Gallery
2010 Air, Watters Gallery
2009 Coming Up for Air, Legge Gallery, Sydney
2007 Treading Water, Legge Gallery
2006 Voyages, Legge Gallery
2003 Saints, Legge Gallery
2002 5 and 7, Legge Gallery
2001 High-key Holes, Legge Gallery
1999 Devils In The Backseat, Legge Gallery
1998 On The Wing, Legge Gallery
1997 Belly Songs, Legge Gallery
1996 Actually I’ve Always Wanted To Be A Singer! (a reprise), Legge Gallery
1995 Buildings, Food, God, Sex, Life, Death, Legge Gallery
1994 Upstairs, Legge Gallery
1993 Dark Cars With Maps, Legge Gallery
1992 Progression Through Loss, Legge Gallery
1991 Actually I’ve Always Wanted To Be A Singer, Legge Gallery
1990 Drawings, Legge Gallery
Looking For Jack, Legge Gallery
Group Exhibitions (selected)
2019 Abstract 19′, King Street Gallery on William 
Inside/outside, King Street Gallery on William, NSW
2018 Salon des Refusés, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2016 Salon des Refusés, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, & Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
2015 Big and Little, Watters Gallery, Sydney
Brian Hartigan Paintings & John Bartley Works on paper, Watters Gallery
2014 Watters Gallery 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Watters Gallery
2013 Watters Gallery 27th Summer Exhibition, Watters Gallery, Sydney
Salon des Refusés, S.H. Ervin Gallery
2012 Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Galley
Packsaddle, New England Regional Art Museum
Stand Up Close: Remembering Ron Lambert, Wollongong City Gallery
Melbourne Art Fair 2012, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
Gallipoli Art Prize, Gallipoli Club, Sydney
2011 Salon des Refusés, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney & Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW
Frank’s Flat, Maitland Regional Art Gallery NSW
Packsaddle, New England Regional Art Museum
2010 Art Month Sydney, Watters Gallery
Melbourne Art Fair 2010, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
Watters Gallery Summer Exhibition, Watters Gallery
2009 Works on Paper, Legge Gallery
John Bartley, Vivienne Ferguson, Derek O’Connor, Legge Gallery
2008 Melbourne Art Fair 2008, Royal Exhibition Building
Salon des Refusés, S.H. Ervin Gallery and Tweed River Regional Art Gallery
2007 Works on Paper, Legge Gallery
Salon des Refusés, SH Ervin Gallery
Art Sydney 2007, Royal Hall of Industries, Sydney
Summer Exhibition, Legge Gallery
2006 Group Show, Legge Gallery
Who cares? Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney
2005 Salon des Refusés, S.H. Ervin Gallery
Overland and Underworld: new paintings by John Bartley and Tony McDonald, Legge Gallery
Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery
Summer Show, Legge Gallery
2004 Depth of Field – Anamorphosis, Utopia Art Sydney
Untitled, Legge Gallery
Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Galley
Stock Show, Legge Gallery
Melbourne Art Fair 2004, Royal Exhibition Building
Packsaddle, New England Regional Art Museum
2003 Fishers Ghost Art Prize, Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery
The Year in Art, S.H. Ervin Gallery
2002 Packsaddle, New England Region Art Museum,
Waverley Art Prize, Bondi
Melbourne Art Fair 2002, Royal Exhibition Building
Group Show, Legge Gallery
Legge Gallery Summer Show, Legge Gallery
2001 Packsaddle, New England Regional Art Museum
Legge Gallery Painters Use Atelier Artists’ Acrylics, Legge Gallery
2000 Ten Years, Legge Gallery
Seventh Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building
Fleurieu Art Prize, South Australia
1999 Evolution, Legge Gallery
University & Schools Club Art Prize, Sydney (Commended)
1998 Salon des Refusés, S.H. Ervin Gallery
Sixth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building
The Bryan Niland Collection, Penrith Regional Gallery
1997 Group Exhibition, Legge Gallery
1996 View, 5 Artists, Legge Gallery
Fifth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building
Mellow Down Easy, Legge Gallery
1995 Summer Exhibition, Legge Gallery
1994 Fourth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building
Artists Don’t Believe In Sanity Clause, Legge Gallery
1993 Tempest, Legge Gallery
1992 Salon des Refusés, S.H. Ervin Gallery
Salon des Refusés, S.H. Ervin Gallery
Thisness, Legge Gallery
1991 Common Sense Curated by Jacques Delaruelle, University of South Australia
Works On Paper, Legge Gallery
1990 Legge Gallery Preview, Watters Gallery
Mosman Art Award, Mosman Council
Common Sense Curated by Jacques Delaruelle, King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney
The Jacaranda Art Society Drawing Prize, Grafton Regional Art Gallery
Cow Show, Legge Gallery
1989 Inside the Greenhouse, Tin Sheds Gallery
Heritage Painting Prize, Blaxland Gallery
1988 Faber-Castell Drawing Prize, Rex Irwin Gallery
Graduating Show East Sydney Technical College, Cell Block Theatre
Residencies & Awards
2019 Police Point, Mornington Peninsula
2017 Hill End, Haefligers Cottage, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
2016 Tweed Regional Gallery, AIR
2015 Tweed Regional Gallery, AIR
2012 Henry Bucks – Commendation Prize, Mosman Art Prize
1990 Mosman Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
Collections (Public and Corporate)
Allens Collection
Baker and McKenzie
BHP Billiton
Clayton Utz
Federal Law Court of Australia
Laverty Collection
Mosman Council
University & Schools Club
2007 Smee, Sebastian, “The best of the rest actually the best’ The Australian, Mar 8
2005 Downer, Stella, Redlands Westpac Art Prize, catalogue introduction, Oct
2003 ‘Search for the Soul’ Collector, Wentworth Courier, Jul 9
Low, Lenny Ann, ‘Disparate Visions’, Metropolitan,Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 12-13
1999 Smee, Sebastian, ‘A fine line’, The galleries, SMH, Jul 13
Smee, Sebastian, SMH, Feb 17
1996 Smee, Sebastian, ‘Brush Notes’ Sydney Morning Herald, Nov 22
1995 Delaruelle, Jaques, ‘Queering reason’s pitch’ The Sydney Review, Aug
Fenner, Felicity, Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 7
1994 McDonald, John, ‘Save us from perfection’ Spectrum Sydney Morning Herald, Sept 24
1993 Delaruelle, Jacques, ‘Chalk and Cheese’ The Sydney Review
Fenner, Felicity, ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’ Dec 3
1991 Osborne, Margot, ‘Pleasure justifies public-purse expense’ The Adelaide Advertiser, Mar 20
1990 Allen, Christopher, ‘An intuitive voyage into the unknown’ SMH
Delaruelle, Jacques, ‘Common Sense’, exhibition catalogue essay, University of South Australia Art Museum
Delaruelle, Jacques, Art Monthly, Jul
Palmer, Tony, ‘Huntley’s Australian Art Investor, no 11. Feb