King Street Gallery on William

John Bokor is a contemporary Australian born artist, who has been represented by King Street Gallery for just over 13 years. John graduated from the National Art School in 1993, with a diploma in Painting, and once again in 2000 with a Bachelor of Fine Art.

Bokor’s career resides in his 20 solo exhibitions in both commercial and regional galleries across Australia. His work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions including the Sulman Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2019, ‘Baked Goods’ at the University City Arts League in Philadelphia, 2016, ‘Planting Dreams’ at the State Library of NSW in Sydney, 2016 and ‘Still Life’ at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, in 2013.

In 2012, Bokor won the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize and had four large drawings purchased by the Art Gallery New South Wales. In 2013, he won both the Wilson Art Award and the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, and in 2016 he won the drawing section of the Muswellbrook Art Prize and the Kings School Art Prize.

Bokor’s work is held in many public and private collections, including the Art Gallery of Ballarat, the Art Gallery of NSW, Australia Club, the State Library of NSW, the Kings School Art Collection, NSW Parliament Art Collection and several university collections around Australia.

John lives and works in Bulli, south of Sydney. King Street Gallery has represented John since 2005.

John Bokor

Exhibitions

Films

John Bokor talks with Maria Stoljar in his studio

Podcast guest John Bokor talks with Maria Stoljar in the lead up to his 2019 solo show with Edwina Corlette Gallery in Brisbane, Australia. Maria's 2016 interview with John is episode 8 on the Talking with Painters podcast at talkingwithpainters.com or listen however you get your podcasts.

John Bokor talks about his painting 'Quiet Street, Bulli'

A clip from episode 8 of the Talking with Painters podcast where John Bokor talks about his painting 'Quiet Street Bulli' with Maria Stoljar. Bokor won the NSW Parliament Plein Air art prize with this painting in 2012.

Solo exhibitions [selected]

2020
New work King Street Gallery on William, Sydney

2018
Interiors King Street Gallery on William

2017
The Source Wollongong Art Gallery, NSW

2016
Everyday World King Street Gallery on William
Artist in residence exhibition at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW

2015
Close to Home King Street Gallery on William

2014
John Bokor Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

2013
The Still Life King Street Gallery on William
Union Club Sydney NSW [Courtesy of King Street Gallery]

2011
Black Diamond District King Street Gallery on William

2009
Inside King Street Gallery on William

2007
Small World Paintings King Street Gallery on William

2005
Paintings king street gallery on burton, Sydney

2004
Mary Place Gallery, Sydney

2002
Mary Place Gallery

1999
ABC Gallery, Sydney

1998
Crawford Gallery, Sydney

1997
Crawford Gallery

1996
Crawford Gallery

1995
Mary Place Gallery

Group exhibitions [selected]

2020
Muswellbrook Art Prize Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, NSW

2019
National Still Life Award Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Muswellbrook Art Prize Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
Inside/Outside King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
Sir John Sulman Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales

2018
Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing PLC, Sydney
Tattersall’s Landscape Prize Brisbane, Qld
Mosman Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery

2017
Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing PLC
Tattersall’s Landscape Prize Brisbane
Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
Paddington Art Prize Sydney
GIFC travelling works on paper exhibition – Chart Art Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark; The Hole, NYC; Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo, Norway; 0-0 Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2016
Bokor, Ferguson & McKenzie Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Planting Dreams State Library of NSW, Sydney
Baked Goods University City Arts League Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
Paddington Art Prize Sydney
The Rick Amor Drawing Prize Melbourne, Vic
Just Draw [travelling drawing exhibition] Newcastle Art Gallery and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Planting Dreams: Shaping Australian Gardens State Library NSW
Kedumba Drawing Award Orange Regional Art Gallery, NSW

2015
Drawings from Artist in Residence Amaze The Michael Crouch Gallery, Mitchell Library State Library, NSW
Kings School Art Prize [winner] Kings School, Sydney
Mosman Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery and Museum
Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing PLC
Winner, Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Just Paper Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW

2014
Paddington Art Prize Sydney
Kedumba Drawing Award Wild Valley Art Gallery, NSW
Eutick Memorial Still Life Award Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW
Rick Amor Drawing Prize Ballarat Regional Gallery, Vic
Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize Methodist Ladies College, Sydney
Fishers Ghost Art Award Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW
A Landscape of Place and Name King Street Gallery on William
En Plein Air Painting Prize NSW Parliament House, Sydney
Calleen Art Prize Cowra Regional Gallery, NSW

2013
Last but not Least King Street Gallery on William
Fishers Ghost Art Award Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW
Eutick Memorial Still Life Award Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Mosman Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery
Looking Forward King Street Gallery on William
Wilson Art Prize Trinity Catholic College, Lismore NSW
Still Life AGNSW, Sydney
Fleurieu Landscape Prize SA
Calleen Art Award Cowra Regional Gallery, NSW

2012
Recent Acquisitions Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Local Current Wollongong City Gallery, NSW
City of Albany Art Prize Albany Town Hall, Albany, WA
Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing Adelaide Perry Gallery, Sydney
Eutick Memorial Still Life Award Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW
Rick Amor Drawing Prize Art Gallery of Ballarat, Vic
NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize NSW Parliament House

2011
Whyalla Art Prize Middleback Theatre, Whyalla
NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize NSW Parliament House
Nora Heysen Centenary Art Prize Hahndorf, SA

2010
Mosman Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery
Stanthorpe Regional Gallery Art Prize Qld
En Plein Air Prize NSW Parliament House

2009
Mosman Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery
ANL Maritime Art Prize Melbourne
Coffs Harbour Art Prize Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Kenilworth Art Prize Kenilworth, Qld
Paddington Art Prize Menzies Art Brands, Sydney

2006
Last Show of the Year King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney
Sustainable Living NG Gallery, Sydney
No Place Like Home NG Gallery

2005
Agri / culture Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, NSW
Bon A Tirer-Prints from the Studio Mosman Art Gallery
Dog Trumpet Michael Nagy Gallery, Sydney

2004
Project Parkinsons Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute

2003
Hazelhurst Works On Paper Exhibition Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney
Mosman Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery
Waverly Art Prize Exhibition Sydney

2002
Brett Whitley Travelling Art Scholarship Exhibition Sydney

2001
Young Australian Artists Bartley Drey Gallery, London

2000
Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
Mary Place Gallery, Sydney
Lloyd Rees Memorial Art Award Exhibition ABC Gallery, Sydney
Waverley Art Prize Exhibition Sydney

1999
Brett Whitley Travelling Art Scholarship Exhibition
Cityscapes Level Gallery, Sydney

1997
Glebe Art Show Sydney

1994
Fishers Ghost Exhibition Campbelltown Bicentennial City Art Gallery, NS

Collections

Art Gallery of Ballarat, Vic
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Charles Sturt University Art Collection, NSW
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW
Macquarie Bank, Australia
Maitland Regional Gallery, NSW
Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, NSW
New South Wales Parliament Art Collection, NSW
State Library, NSW
The Australia Club, NSW
Trinity Grammar School, Lismore, NSW
UBS Warburg, Australia
University of Sydney, NSW
University of Wollongong, NSW
Waverley/Woollahra Council, Sydney
Wollongong Art Gallery, NSW

Everyday World 2016

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Close to home 2015

View exhibition catalogue

The still life 2013

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From the ARTS CENTRE - John Bokor feature

Muswellbrook Art Prize publication

2019

John Bokor rooms with a view by Elizabeth Fortescue

The Daily Telegraph

24 May 2018

John Bokor by Maria Stoljar

Talking with painters

2016

Close to Home by Victoria Hynes

Art Collector issue 72 pg. 202

April - June 2015

Close to home by Victoria Hynes

Art Collector Magazine, Issue 72

April 2015

Drama in the State Library by Elizabeth Fortescue

The Daily Telegraph

19 March 2015

Domestic Bliss - Room with a view point by Anna Johnson

H&G Australia, Insider pg. 88

15 April 2015

Energetic influence on still life, by Elizabeth Fortescue

The Daily Telegraph, pg. 43

16 April 2013

Urban Poetry by Ben Garrard

Australian Art Review

November–December 2012

Memories are awake in paint by Elizabeth Fortescue

The Daily Telegraph, pg. 65

21 October 2005