Merrick Belyea
Born: 1969, Perth Western Australia
0420 962 115

Professional Experience
2013** Board Member (Chair) Art Collective WA
2011** Visual Art Lecturer Western Polytechnic
2011** Installation Assistant John Curtin Gallery
2002-2007 Board Member (Chair) Artsource, The Artists Foundation of WA
2001-2011 Collections Technician Holmes á Court Collection
2001 Board Member Mundaring Arts Centre
2001-2004 Exhibitions Officer Fremantle Arts Centre
1998 Coordinator, Midland Artist Collective Eastern Arts Centre, Midland
1998 Curator, Araluen Festival of Art Araluen Country Club
1997 Industry review panel (Chair) Western Australian School of Art & Design
1996 Resident Artist Art and Architecture. University of Western Australia
1996 Visual Arts Curator My art belongs to Dadaa, Moores Building, Fremantle
1991-1993 Exhibition Coordinator SECWA-Fremantle Town Council Art Award
1992 Curator Woolstores Art Prize Woolstores, Fremantle
1989 Curator Inaugural Graduates Exhibition PICA

** current

Solo Exhibitions and Collaborative Exhibitions
November 2014 The Majestic Heathcote Gallery, Applecross
February 2014 From Above the City is a Target Art Collective WA, Subiaco
October 2013 +/- Miik Green Studio, Maylands
December 2011 Decemberzeign Kurb Gallery, with Martin Heine
April 2011 New Work Gallery East, North Fremantle
April 2009 Spanish Landscapes Gallery East, North Fremantle
March 2007 New Work Gallery East, North Fremantle
September 2005 Burning House Gallery East, North Fremantle
July 2004 Fear of Falling PICA, Northbridge
May 2003 New Paintings Gallery East, North Fremantle
December 2001 Life Before Death Australia Centre, Manila, Philippines
March 2001 Success Hill Gallery East, North Fremantle
June 2000 One Night Only www.leonardscouch.com
June 1999 Soft Cell Kalla Yeedip Project Space, Midland
July 1998 Sex & Death & Colonisation Fremantle Arts Centre, with Peter Watts
June 1998 FIRE Mundaring Arts Centre
December 1997 Solo show Verge, Northbridge
May 1996 Mayday ! Fremantle Arts Centre, with Pairaj Srisuphanraj
June 1995 Solo show Verge, Northbridge
April 1994 Solo show Story So Far... Gallery, Northbridge

Selected Group Exhibitions
April 2014 Of Spears and Pruning Hooks II Spectrum Gallery, ECU, Mt Lawley
October 2013 The Art of Curating MCLEMOI Gallery
September 2013 Sydney Contemporary Art Fair Carriageworks, Sydney
August 2013 Bunbury Bienalle Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
June 2013 PCWK 5 Nyisztor Studio, Perth
May 2013 Art Collective Art Collective at Mossenson, Perth
February 2013 Suburban Archaeology Ellenbrook Arts
August 2012 Stadt(t)räume The Bartels Foundation, Basel, Switzerland
July 2012 Form, Process & Materiality Melody Smith Gallery, Perth
September 2010 Mandorla Art Award Moores Building, Fremantle
August 2010 Melbourne Art Fair Royal Exhibition Hall, Melbourne
April 2009 Stations of The Cross Wesley Church, Perth
March 2009 Paint Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
February 2009 40 X 40 X 40 Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne
February 2009 Fire Show Mundaring Arts Centre
August 2008 Melbourne Art Fair Royal Exhibition Hall, Melbourne
April 2008 Closet Circus Bunbury Regional Galleries
August 2006 Melbourne Art Fair Royal Exhibition Hall, Melbourne
October 2004 Melbourne Art Fair Royal Exhibition Hall, Melbourne
March 2004 City of Fremantle Collection Fremantle Arts Centre
May 2003 Art03 Victoria Quay Exhibition Centre, Fremantle
October 2002 Melbourne Art Fair Royal Exhibition Hall, Melbourne
February 2001 Art01 Victoria Quay Exhibition Centre, Fremantle
February 1999 Document Kalla Yeedip Project Space
October 1998 Low Land - Horizon Cullity Gallery
February 1998 Abject Lands Joseph Gross Gallery, Arizona USA
October 1997 Bunbury Bienalle Bunbury Regional Gallery
September 1996 Mine Own Executioner Mundaring Arts Centre
January 1996 The Monaro Show Fremantle Arts Centre
November 1995 Plot Kalla Yeedip, Midland
October 1994 In Spirit and Form Bunbury Regional Gallery
June 1992 Dog II Midland Enterprise Centre
September 1991 Artworks PICA
July 1991 Energyworks Fremantle Energy Museum
February 1991 Look into the nineties Perth Galleries

Commissions and Awards
January 2008 Perth Fire Station Rick Vermey/FESA
December 2001 Artflight Grant ArtsWA
March 1999 Centennial Art Award FESA
July 1999 Development Grant ArtsWA
August 1999 ARM Print Portfolio Australian Republican Movement
December 1997 100% Bus - Mundaringwear Bus Stop, Mundaring Arts Centre
March 1996 Children’s Mural Warwick Commercial Park, Warwick
December 1995 Sensory Environment Project Kim Beazley Centre, White Gum Valley
November 1994 Tower Parkerville Walk Trail, Parkerville

City of Fremantle City of Joondalup
BankWest City of Wanneroo
FESA AM International, Calabria, Italy
Australian Republican Movement Royal Perth Hospital
Artbank Janet Holmes á Court Collection
Mundaring Shire Edith Cowan University
Central Tafe King Edward Memorial Hospital

Selected Publications/Bibliography

D.Bromfield “On Show” The West Australian, Apr. 2 1994
D.Bromfield “Timeless drama in mere suggestion” The West Australian, Jun. 17 1995
D.Newton “Mayday!” catalogue, May 1 1996
D.Bromfield “Painters look at Labour’s history” The West Australian, May 1 1996
N.Miller Fremantle Gazette, May 1996
D.Bromfield “Artists display fruits of Labour” The West Australian, Feb. 1 1997
S.Meagher “The first and the last half of the twentieth century”
D.Bromfield “Celebration gives way to tragedy” The West Australian, Jan. 3 1998
R.Cook The West Australian, Jul. 15 1998
D.Bromfield “Modern day monsters in the spotlight” The West Australian, Jul. 25 1998
L.Wilson “Shire of Mundaring aquisition exhibition” www.artseeninwa.com Feb 2000
S.Palmer "Images of the line" The West Australian, Mar. 16 2001
D.Bromfield "Perth city: people need not apply" The West Australian, Mar. 17 2001
J.McGrath “Success Hill” www.artseeninwa.com Mar. 2001
J.McGrath A Taste of Western Australian Art. International AM Edizioni, Bivongi (RC), Italy 2001
J.McGrath “Smart Art” Australian Art Collector Issue 22 Oct-Dec 2002
J.McGrath “New Paintings” www.artseeninwa.com May 2003
List(pg.78) “Australia’s Most Collectable Artists Full List” Australian Art Collector Issue 27 Jan-Mar 2004
N. Smith The West Australian, Jul 19 2004
S. Blond “Serious Pleasure” The West Australian, Jul 31 2004
R. Spencer “Step inside a Burning House” The West Australian, Oct 8 2005
List(pg.85) “Australia’s Most Collectable Artists Full List” Australian Art Collector Issue 35 Jan-Mar 2006
J.McGrath “New Works” www.artseeninwa.com Mar. 2007
R. Spencer The West Australian, Mar 31 2007
R. Spencer The West Australian, Apr 17 2009
R. Spencer Form, Process & Materiality catalogue 2012

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