Paul Selwood

1946 Sydney
Education & Lecturing
1986-1996 Lecturer, Newcastle University, NSW
Lecturer, City Art Institute, Sydney
1993 M.F.A. University of New South Wales
1989 Lecturer (Sculpture and Drawing), National Art School, East Sydney
1986 Teaching Sculpture, Newcastle TAFE
1984 Invited Artist, Sculpture Symposium, Canberra School of Art
1977-1983 Lecturer in Sculpture, Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education, Toowoomba, Queensland
1972 Lecturer in Sculpture, National Art School, East Sydney Technical College
Lecturer in Sculpture, Woollahra Arts Centre
Lecturer in Sculpture, Macquarie University Union
1969-1972 Lecturer in Sculpture, Bath Academy of Art, U.K.
1966-1968 Technical Assistant, Royal College of Art, Sculpture School, London
1966 Marble carving at Lit Nitus Marble Quarries, Greece
1964-1965 National Art School, East Sydney
Solo Exhibitions
2019 Selwood, King Street Gallery on William, Sydney, NSW
2018 Paul Selwood: A survey of small sculpture, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, NSW
Paul Selwood: Recent Sculpture, Watters Gallery, Sydney
Perspective Cutouts, Burrows Road Project Space, Sydney
2016 Paul Selwood – Recent Sculpture, Watters Gallery
2014 Paul Selwood: From Matter to Manner, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Paul Selwood: Watters Gallery
2012 Paul Selwood Sculptures, Watters Gallery
2010 Paul Selwood – new sculpture, Watters Gallery
2009 Perspective Cutouts: touring Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney, Maitland Regional Art Gallery 2010 NSW, ANU Drill Gallery 2011, Northern Rivers Regional Art Gallery, Murwillumbah NSW 2011/12 Bathurst Region Art Gallery NSW 2012, Orange Regional Art Gallery, NSW, Caboolture Regional Gallery, Qld.
2008 Sculpture, Watters Gallery
2007 Paul Selwood: Recent Sculpture, Watters Gallery
Unquelled, Watters Gallery
Paper and Steel, Despard Gallery, Hobart, Tas
2006 Sculpture, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
2005 Recent Sculpture and Paper Constructions, Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Yarralumla, ACT
2004 New Works, Watters Gallery
2003 Recent Sculpture, Charles Nodrum Gallery
2002 Paul Selwood Recent Sculpture, Watters Gallery
2000 Tragedie Comedie Sculpture, Watters Gallery
1999 Beltore Group and Other Sculptures, Watters Gallery
1998 Paul Selwood: An Exhibition of Sculptures, The Sir Hermann Black Gallery, University of Sydney, NSW
Sculptures and Drawings, Watters Gallery
1996 Landscape As Still Life, and Other Sculptures, Watters Gallery
1993 Cellular Forms, Watters Gallery
1992 Recent Sculpture, Watters Gallery
1990 Recent Sculpture, Watters Gallery
1988 Sculpture and Linocuts, Watters Gallery
1986 Recent Sculptures, Watters Gallery
1984 Paul Selwood Sculpture, Charlotte Street Gallery, Brisbane, Qld
1983 Recent Sculpture, Watters Gallery
1981 Paul Selwood: Sculpture, Watters Gallery
1978 Paul Selwood: Recent Sculpture, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Qld
1974 Rainforest Pictures, Watters Gallery
1973 Paintings, Raffin Gallery, Orange, NSW
1972 Recent Paintings and Sculptures, Watters Gallery
Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 Dobell Drawing Prize, National Art School, Sydney
Inside/outside, King Street Gallery on William, NSW
2018 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi – Tamarama cliff walk, Sydney
2017 An Idiosyncratic selection, Watters Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Australian Galleries Sculpture Park, Daylesford, Vic
2016 Sculpture at Sawmillers, Sawmillers Reserve, McMahons Point, Sydney
Small Sculpture, Cessnock Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Metal Thread Mud, Watters Gallery
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi
Sydney Sculpture, Defiance Gallery at the Yellow House, Potts Point, Sydney, NSW
2015 Figure and Ground – Roy Jackson and Paul Selwood, Raft Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
Sculpture City, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, WA
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi
2014 The Gathering, A Survey of Australian Sculpture, Wangaratta Art Gallery, Vic
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi
Some ways of Depicting Landscape, Watters Gallery
Watters Gallery Five Decades, S.H. Ervin Gallery
2013 Stuck Together, collage and assemblages, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus – Denmark
Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks, Sydney
3D Play, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide, SA
2012 2×2 Virginia Coventry, Jan King, Paul Selwood, Aida Tomescu. Curated by Terence Maloon, Adelaide Central Gallery, SA
Melbourne Artfair 2012, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Vic
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi
Abstraction, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
2011 Abstraction, ANU Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra, ACT – Co-Curated by Terence Maloon & Paul Selwood
2010 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi
2009 SixArtists, Cessnock Regional Art Gallery, NSW
small and wall, Utopia Art, Sydney
Paul Selwood small sculpture/Tony Tuckson small charcoal drawings, Watters Gallery, Sydney
2007 The Sculptors Cipher, Richard Goodwin and Paul Selwood, The Delmar Gallery, Sydney, NSW
McClelland Sculpture Survey, McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Vic
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Woollahra Council Chambers. Sydney
Abstraction 07, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
2006 Thirteen sculptors – two views, Chase Contemporary & Tribal Arts, Sydney
2005 Homage Cézanne, Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Canberra
Drawings and three Dimensions, Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York
National Sculpture Prize Exhibition, National Gallery, Canberra, ACT
2004 Sculpture 2004, Watters Gallery
Sculpture in the Vines, Hunter Valley Vineyards, NSW
Sculpture, Wollombi Cultural Centre, Wollombi, NSW
University of Western Sydney Acquisitive Sculpture Award & Exhibition, Campbelltown Western Sydney Campus, Sydney
2003 Sculpture 2003, Watters Gallery
Sculpture in the Vines Hunter Valley Vineyards
2002 Briefcase 50, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi
2001 Rocks and Flesh, Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Canberra, ACT
Woollahra Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Woollahra Council Chambers, Sydney
2000 Sculpture 2000, Access Gallery, Sydney, 4 – 30 Jan
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi
1999 The Innovators, S.H. Ervin Gallery
We Are Australian Australian multicultural foundation, touring Capital cities, 1999-2000
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi
1998 Wynne Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Sydney
1997 It’s a Box II, Defiance Gallery, Sydney
The Biggest Little Sculpture Show in Town, Defiance Gallery
 1996 A Box By Any Other Name, Defiance Gallery
The Real Salon de Refuses, Ardt Gallery, Sydney
Fifth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
Artists of the Wollombi Valley, Maitland City Art Gallery, Maitland, NSW
1995 The First Eleven, University of Newcastle Gallery, Newcastle, NSW
Negative Positive Positive Negative, Watters Gallery
1994 Fourth Australian Contemporary Art Fair Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
1992 Contemporary Australian Drawing, Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, Qld
Third Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Vic
Whaling Street Studios Print Show POD Gallery, Sydney
1990 Second Australian Contemporary Art Fair Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Vic
40 Artists 40 Works: Works on paper, Watters Gallery
Shifting Ground, Art Gallery of New South Wales
College of Fine Art Staff Exhibition, Newcastle University, NSW
1989 Sculptors at the Table (with 15 sculptors) Australian Crafts Centre, Sydney, touring Regional Galleries in Australia
Wally Barda, Collage; Paul Selwood, Sculpture Watters Gallery
Portrait of a Gallery, Watters 25th anniversary exhibition touring 8 regional centres until 1991
1988 First Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
The Intuitive Line, (with John Peart), Watters Gallery
Works on Paper, (with Robert Klippel & Ken Whisson) Watters Gallery
Hunter Valley Sculpture, Maitland City Gallery, NSW
The Face of Australia Australian Regional Galleries Bicentennial Touring Exhibition
1987 Off the Pedestal, Irving Sculpture Gallery, Sydney
1985 Ninth Mildura Sculpture Triennial, Mildura Arts Centre, Vic
1986 Hunter Valley Sculptors, Newcastle City Art Gallery, NSW
1984 Australian Sculpture Now, 2nd Australian Sculpture Triennial, National Gallery of Victoria, Vic
Canberra School of Art Sculpture Symposium Exhibition, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney
Garden Sculpture, Woollahra Sculpture Garden, Sydney
1981 The First Australian Sculpture Triennial, La Trobe University, Victoria
1975 Australia ’75, Commonwealth Gardens, Canberra
1974 Ten Years, Watters Gallery
Lennox Head, Exhibition Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney
Trustees Exhibition, Queensland Art Gallery
Sculpturescape ’73 Mildura Arts Centre
1973 Sydney Sculptors, The Woollahra Sculpture Garden, Sydney
1969-1971 Three Artists, touring UK exhibition, sponsored by the Arts Council of Great Britain and Kasmin Ltd
1967 Sculpture ’67 AIA Gallery, London, UK
Preview London, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
Residencies & Awards/ Prizes
2016 Winner, Sawmillers Sculpture Prize
Contour 556 Sculpture Prize, Canberra, ACT
2015 Defiance Gallery Sculpture Prize Sydney, NSW
2012 Helen Lempriere Scholarship, for senior sculptor.
2011 The Balnaves Foundation Prize – Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi.
2009 Artist in Residence Wollombi Cultural Centre, Wollombi, New South Wales
2007 Artist in residence Hill End NSW, Bathurst Regional Gallery –Haefligers Cottage Artists in Residence Program
1998 Highly Commended, Wynne Prize AGNSW
1988 Artist Development Grant, Australia Council
1977 Townsville Sculpture Pacific Festival Sculpture Award
1975 Commonwealth Arts Grant
1973 Liverpool Sculpture Prize, juror Douglas Dundas
1972 Armidale Sculpture Prize, juror Daniel Thomas
1970 Visiting Sculptor, Wolverhampton College of Art, U.K
2009 Cessnock City Council for Performing Arts Centre, Cessnock, NSW
2002 Victorian Bar Association for the Owen Dixon Chambers, Melbourne, Vic
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales
Mildura Arts Centre, Victoria
Gold Coast Regional Gallery, Queensland
Griffith University Art Collection, Queensland
Heidi Museum of Contemporary Art, Melbourne
Liverpool City Council, New South Wales
Macquarie University, New South Wales
Macquarie Bank Group Collection, Sydney and Singapore
Maitland Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales
National Bank Collection, Victoria
New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM), New South Wales
Orange Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales
Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
Stanthorpe City Council, Queensland
Townsville City Council, Queensland
UBS Art Collection, Victoria
Kumstrup Engineering, Denmark
The Australian National University, Australian Capital Territory
Canberra International Airport, Australian Capital Territory
McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery, Victoria
Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, New South Wales
Mildura Arts Centre, Victoria
Cbus Property, Melbourne (For Bates Smart Architects)
Bibliography (Selected)
2017 Macleod, Bridget: ‘Paul Selwood Interview” Artist Profile Magazine, Issue 40
2016 McDonald, John: ‘Marion Borgelt and Paul Selwood, brave lives bold artworks’ Sydney Morning Herald, Sept 14
2012 Maloon, Terence: ‘Manifold: Paul Selwood’s Sculpture’ Watters Gallery Catalogue
Tweed River Valley Weekly News, ‘Sculpture works draw strong reactions’, 12-18 Feb. The interview: Paul Selwood 28/9
 2011 McDonald, John: ‘Lines of thought’ Sydney Morning Herald 17-18 Sept
Bond, Anthony: ‘Paul Selwood: Perspective Cutouts’, catalogue, touring exhibition, Maitland Regional Art Gallery and ANU, Canberra
Cheney, Jacqui: ‘seriousness and subtlety’ Abstraction, Canberra Times, 13 Sept
Douglas, Tim: ‘A century of being driven to abstraction’, ‘The Australian, Sept 1
Eisenberg, Joseph: Preface to catalogue, touring exhibition, Maitland Regional Art Gallery and ANU, Canberra, 2011
Rey, Una: ‘Do you see what I see’ The Sydney Morning Herald, Mar.
Server, Nancy: Foreword, ‘Abstraction’ catalogue to exhibition curated by Terence Maloon & Paul Selwood, ANU Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra
2010 Maloon, Terence: ‘Seeing in the Round: Paul Selwood, in conversation with Terence Maloon’. Art & Australia, 48 vol 2
‘Abstraction’ exhibition catalogue exhibition curated by Terence Maloon and Paul Selwood, ANU Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra
2009 Wilson, Ashleigh: ‘Sculptor’s shock of the new form’, The Australian, Jun 6, p5
2008 Higson, Rosalie: ‘Statements in Stained Steel’, The Australian, Oct 16
Mendelssohn, Joanna: ‘art review, Art & Australia’, vol. 46, no.3, p.514
2006 Shields, Harvey: ‘Serious – The Interview: Paul Selwood’, online interview, May
2000 Hill, Peter. ‘Richard Goodwin and Paul Selwood at Delmar Gallery’, Opening Speech, March
Harris, Peter. ‘World Sculpture News’, vol.6, No.1, p.71
1995 Legge, Geoffrey: ‘Negative Positive Positive Negative’ (catalogue), Watters Gallery.
1993 Lynn, Elwyn: ‘Reflective tone from the pulpit’, The Australian, (Weekend Review), Feb 14, p13.
1992 Fern, Lynette: ‘Heavy Metal Inspiration’ Sydney Morning Herald June 3
Delaruelle, Jacques: ‘Review’, Sydney Review, June
Baker, James: ‘From the Landscape: A review of the influence of the landscape in contemporary art’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane
1990 Delaruelle, Jacques: ‘Paul Selwood’, Art Monthly, July no.32
1979 McGillick, Paul: ‘Sculptures in a Setting: Paul Selwood’, Aspect, no. 28, 1983
Germain, Max: ‘Artists and Galleries of Australia and New Zealand’, Lansdowne
Scarlet, Ken:  ‘Australian Sculptors’, Nelson, 1979.
1978 Sturgeon, Graeme: ‘The Development of Australian Sculpture 1788-1975’, Thames