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.

Steve Warburton.


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