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John HINDS artist pinboard, Roundspace, 1981



Active as an Artist since 1979, having trained in Interior Design at SAIT and RMIT.
HINDS joined Adelaide’s Roundspace artists collective in 1979, where his practice included
collage and printmaking.
In Melbourne from 1986 to 1992 he was active in administration at ROAR Studios, and exhibited widely.
Following a period in a home studio, and an extensive UK trip, he joined Northcote’s Beaconsfield Studios in 2008.
In 2014 came Firestation Print Studio, an active members access print facility, where his practice included
witty artist’s books and prints. He was active in new member induction and maintenance.
His work is held in private and public collections, including London’s V&A.
HINDS is now consolidating his accumulated works for the future.


John  H I N D S        Curriculum Vitae

2016                   Full time Artist, Firestation Print Studio./Studio Superviser

2013                    Joined Fire Station Print Studio, as member

2007                    Joined Beaconsfield Studios, Northcote, A.R.I.

2007                    3 months travel in England, Scotland, Wales & Cornwall

1999-2007           Working in Retail Sales, Antique Chinese Furniture

1996-2006           Home Studio, Northcote

1992-2006           Working in Interior Design and Art Gallery Administration.

1992                    Co-directed 10th birthday celebrations for ROAR-2.

Designed 7 edited tabloid ‘BROARdsheet’

1990                    2 months in UK, France & Italy. Travel & making work.

1987-1988           Interior & Graphic Design

1988                    6 weeks travel U.S.A.

1988                    Studio access- Victorian Print Workshop

1989-1992           Artist & Freelance Illustrator

1986-1992           Joined ROAR Studios, Fitzroy, and A.R.I.. Active in Studio & Gallery administration, Studio on site.

1986                    Moved back to Melbourne from Adelaide

1984-1985           Secretary, South Australian Visual Arts Committee, SAVAC

1984                    Joined Central Studios, Adelaide. Active in administration.

1983                    Awarded Travel Grant from Australia-Japan Foundation.

2 months in Japan. Travel & making work.

1979-1983           Roundspace Studio, Adelaide, an A.R.I. Studio on site,

Active in Studio & Gallery administration.

1975-1978           Interior & Graphic Designer, Adelaide.

1972-1974           Fellowship Diploma Interior Design, RMIT, Melbourne

1968-1970           Advanced Certificate Interior Design, SAIT, Adelaide.

1950                    Born Melbourne

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Oct 2014             ‘This Ferral Australis’ Fire Station Gallery, Armadale

Dec 2012            Book Launch for the Artist’s Book “The English Suite” Chrysalis, Melbourne

Jun 2011             ‘Wallpapers- Searching for Australia.’  Chrysalis.  Melbourne.

Mar 2010            ‘Wallpapers for the Homesick’ Marios, Fitzroy.

Mar 2004            ‘The End of the Labyrinth’ Dickerson Gallery, Richmond

Apr 2001             ‘Labyrinths’ Dickerson Gallery, Richmond.

Apr 1998             ‘Recent Works’ George Gallery, St Kilda.

Jan 1995             ‘Tesserae’. Marios, Fitzroy.

Apr 1994             Untitled, Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide.

Jan 1994             ‘More Menu’ Marios, Fitzroy.

Jan 1993             ‘Menu’ Marios, Ftizroy.

Aug 1990            ‘(SIC!)’  Chesser Gallery Adelaide.

Jun 1989             ‘(SIC!)’ Major Solo Show, ROAR-2 ‘Gallery, Fitzroy.

Aug 1987            ‘Auto-Retrospectivity’. Reconnaissance Gallery, Fitzroy.

Apr 1987             ‘Paper Breezes’. Bonython Meadmore Gallery, Adelaide.

June 1985           ‘Legends of Symmetry’ Bonython Meadmore Gallery, Adelaide.

Sep 1984            ‘After Japan’ . Profiile Gallery, South Melbourne.

Dec 1982            ‘Dancing Scissors’ Roundspace Gallery, Adelaide.

Apr 1982             ‘Athletes, Bathers, Self-portraits & Odalisques’. Profile Melbourne.

Sep 1980            ‘Athletes, Bathers, Self-portraits & Odalisques’, Roundspace, Adelaide.

Jun 1979             Untitled. Jam Factory Gallery, Adelaide.

Current Jan 2018



Selcted Group Exhibitions

March 2015    Burnie Print prize, Tasmania.

March 2015    Muswellbrook Art prize.

March 2105        ‘By The Book’ Geelong Gallery.

June 2015      Manly Art prize.

July 2013            Fringe Furniture Exhibition, Abbotsford Convent.

Aug 2013            Premiers Design Awards.

Aug 2013            Geelong Acquisitive print Awards

May 2013            Central Studios 30 year Anniversary. Central Gallery, Adelaide.

May 2013            Libris Book Awards, Artspace, Mackay

Sep 2012            Silkcut Lino Awards. Glen Eira Gallery, Melbourne.

Jul 1999              Winter Exhibition, Artspace Gallery, Sydney.

Sep 1996            Alice Prize invitation Exhibition, Alice Springs.

Jun 1992             ‘Count to Ten’ ROAR-2 Gallery,  Fitzroy.

Jun 1980             2nd Contemporary Art Fair. Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne

Apr 1988             ‘Ten Melbourne Artists’ Vic Ministry for the Arts, Melbourne.

May 1986            ‘Beyond the Portrait’ CAS Adelaide.

Jul 1985              ‘East & West’ Works from the Collection. Art Gallery South Australia.

Nov 1984            ‘Fresh Cut’ Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide.

Selected Bibliography

June 2015       Imprint,  Article on Cataloguer Raisonne.

Dec 2012            ‘2012 Silk Cut Award for Linocut. Sue Forster. Imprint Vol47, No4

Jun 1992             ‘BROARdsheet’ . ROAR-2.

1992                    ‘Images in Contemporary Art’ Craftsman House.

1992                    ‘Encyclopedia of Australian Art’ McCulloch (ed) McCulloch.

1990                    ‘Australian Artists & Galleries’ Max Germaine, Craftsman House.

1990                    ‘New Art Four’ Nevill Drury, (ed) Craftsman House.

1988                    ‘Directory 1988, Artists Producing Prints’ Print Council Aust.

Sep 1985            ‘Broadsheet’ Contemporary Art Society, Adelaide.

1985                    Catalogue ‘ South Australian Paperworks’ Art Gallery Sth Aust.


The V&A Museum, London. National Art Library

Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne

Geelong Gallery

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Art Gallery of South Australia

National Library , Canberra

State Library NSW.


State Library Victoria

City of Melbourne.

Australian Gallery of Sport, Melbourne

Numerous private collections, Australia & overseas

Awards & Prizes

2012                    Acquisitive Award, Silk Cut Award, Melbourne

1985                    Individual Grant, S.A. Department fot the Arts.

1983                    Travel Grant, Australia-Japan Foundation.


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