Simon Pankhurst

Metal Artist / Blacksmith

Artist CV

Education Employment and Travel:

2014: 3 months self funded residency in Sth Devon UK

2013: 3 months self funded residency in Sth Devon UK

2007 on: Employed full time as working Artist Blacksmith

2000-2007: Work and travel Australia wide and within the UK

1997-2000: Professional Practise, Landcape Architecture in Adelaide, SA

1992-1996: Graduated from University of Camberra, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture


Exibition Participation:

2017:

Sculpture in the Valley

Sculpture Bermagui (Council Acquisition Award)

Sculpture on Clyde

Sculpture in the Garden (Council Acquisition Award)

Sculpture in the Paddock

World Polo Championship Sydney Art Exhibition

2016:

Sculpture in the Garden

Sculpture in the Vineyard

Arts Rutherglen Recycling Sculpture Competition

2015:

Art farm Birchs Bay Sculpture trail

Art from Trash

Kingborough Art Prize

Bay of Fires Arts Market

2014:

Benchmarking Birchs Bay Sculpture Trail

Southern exposure

CRAG Open studio weekend

Love the Tarkine

Weld echo

Bent Twisted and Upset (Mona Foma)

Numerous County Shows (UK) Blacksmiths Competition

2013:

Woolmers Estate Festival of Roses

Designed Made

Working Demo Tasmanian Craft fair

Dorset County Show (UK) Blacksmiths Competition

Metal That Moves (taba group exhibition)

Art From Trash

Benchmarking Birchs Bay Sculpture Trail

CRAG Spring Exhibition

Focus on Franklin

Weld Echo

Bent Twisted and Upset (Mona)

2012:

Designed Made

A Forged Landscape, Artifakt Gallery

TABA inc Working Demo Tasmanian Craft Fair

CRAG Open studio weekend

Artists Behind the Action

Weld Echo

Benchmarking Birchs Bay

Art From Trash

Mona market

2011:

Kingborough Salvaged Art Competition

CRAG Spring Exhibition

Benchmarking Birchs Bay Sculpture Trail

Art From Trash

Weld Echo

CRAG Spring Exhibition

Bucklands Native Garden Sculpture Trail

2010:

Benchmarking Birchs Bay Sculpture Trail

Art From Trash

CRAG Open Studio Weekend

2009:

Benchmarking Birchs Bay Sculpture Trail

Art From Trash

CRAG Spring Exhibition

2006-2014:

Salamanca market, Hobart

Tasmanian Craft Fair, Deloraine


Awards & Acquisition:

2013: First Prize, Dorset County Show Blacksmiths Comp. Outdoor work

2012: Peoples Choice Award, Benchmarking Birchs Bay

2011: Art From Trash people's choice award

Joint winner Premiers Artist Award, Benchmarking Birchs Bay

Benchmarking Birchs Bay aquisition award

Kingborough Council aquisition

People's choice award CRAG Spring Exhibition

2008: Art From Trash people's choice award


Curatorial/Coordination Roles:

  • Bent Twisted and Upset, an experimental sound and live forging performance, Mona Foma

  • Metal That Moves, an exhibition of Contemporary Tasmanian Artist Blacksmiths, Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre

  • Tasmanian Craft Fair, Tasmanian Artist Blacksmiths Association Inc. Working Demo


Public work:

  • Bellerieve Community Arts Centre: Decorative Gates, Clarence City Council 2015

  • Part of collaborative team selected by Hobart City Council to undertake Public Art Project for Newtown Rivulet Linear Park, Hobart 2014


Memberships:

  • Vice President Tasmanian Artist Blacksmiths Association Inc. (office bearer for 4 years)

  • Channel Regional Arts Group (CRAG)

  • Huon Art Exhibition Group (HAEG)