Steve Warburton is currently working (in Emerald) and exhibiting in Melbourne, Australia. Since completing a Fine Arts degree at Monash University, Steve has exhibited widely, in group and solo exhibitions. His paintings and drawings are held in collections Australia-wide and internationally.
As an artist's work is a reflection of his or her emotions, ideals, thoughts and influences, it is necessary to understand the importance the work plays in the artist's life.
My work is the direct result of things that I have born witness to, overheard in conversations, observed in the media or dreamt. It reflects my right to express my thoughts, in a way I hope will be accessible to the viewer, both aesthetically and literally.
As the world around us changes, the environment, the politics, our society, thus my imagery changes too.
SELECTED WORKS RENTED VACC
464 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004
End of 2013/2014. 4 large works
End of 2016 to end of 2019 – current. 4 large works.
2010 Paintings 2010 Solo Exhibition Pivotal Gallery - Melbourne
2009 Two fold Duo Exhibition Pivotal Gallery - Melbourne
2008 Lost souls in a fish bowl Solo Exhibition Pivotal Gallery - Melbourne
2008 One of these days Solo Exhibition Frances Keevil Gallery - Sydney
2007 Tilting the herd Solo Exhibition Pivotal Gallery - Melbourne
2006 If metal had memory Solo Exhibition Pivotal Gallery - Melbourne
2005 Wasteland Solo Exhibition Pivotal Gallery - Melbourne
2003 Life Drawings Solo Exhibition Tilt Gallery - Melbourne
1999 Slow Catastrophes Solo Exhibition helen gory galerie - Melbourne
1997 Journeys End Solo Exhibition helen gory galerie - Melbourne
1994 Recent Paintings Solo Exhibition Kirkaldy Davies Galleries - Melbourne
2008 Blake Prize Final Selection Exhibition - Sydney
2008 ANL contemporary art prize & Exhibition – Finalist
2008 Art Melbourne Royal Exhibition Buildings Associated - Pivotal Gallery
2007 ANL contemporary art prize & Exhibition – Finalist
2007 9 x 5 show Melbourne Savage Club
2007 Art Melbourne Royal Exhibition Buildings Associated - Pivotal Gallery
2007 Pivotal Gallery Artists Group Exhibition - Feb Pivotal Gallery
2006 ANL contemporary art prize & Exhibition – Finalist.
2006 Maldon Group Show Penny School Gallery Maldon
2006 Art Melbourne Royal Exhibition Buildings Associated - Pivotal Gallery
2004 Affordable Art Show Royal Exhibition Buildings Associated - Tilt Gallery
2004 Tilt Group Exhibition Group Exhibition Tilt Gallery
2000 Summer Show Group Exhibition helen gory galerie
1993 Surrealists Exhibition Group Exhibition Kirkaldy Davies Galleries
1992 Chadstone Arts Festival Shop Installations and giant wall projections
1990 Seven Sees Group Exhibition Victorian Ministry for the arts
1989 Graduate Exhibition Group Exhibition Caulfield Arts complex
1989 Student Works Group Exhibition RMIT Gallery
1989 Lacato Peace Prize Group Exhibition Monash Univ.
1987-1989 Ba Fine Arts Monash University Melb. Aust.
1982-1986 Part Time Study Melbourne School of Art
2006 Michael De Valle – Collection of short stories Cover Illustration
2005 Page seventeen Magazine – Issue 2 Cover Illustration/Selected Work
2005 Pendulum Magazine - 2005 Selected Work
1997 Verandah Magazine Selected Works
1996 Ars Poetica III Cover Illustration
Private collections: Bangkok, Seattle – Wa, USA, Melbourne, Adelaide, Q.C. Chambers – Melbourne. Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. Whitehorse City Council collection
2007 Art Beat – Radio, Joy FM
1997 Channel 31 – public television