GREG CREEK completed a PhD at RMIT University (2014) where he is a senior lecturer in art and Studio Leader in Drawing. Since 1991, Creek has presented numerous group and individual exhibitions in Australia and internationally including Greg Creek: The Desktop Drawings, Shepparton Art Museum (2015), Reading the Space, Contemporary Australian Drawing 3, New York Studio School (2013), Drawing Out, Contemporary Australian Drawing 2, University of Arts, London (2012), Freehand: recent Australian drawing, Heide Museum of Modern Art (2010-11), The Enlightenments, Edinburgh Festival (2009), and The Allegorical Imperative: Greg Creek’s Slow Homecoming, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (2003 ). Creek has been the recipient of numerous residencies and commissions and was awarded the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize in 1996.
Awards, Commmissions, Residencies
2016 AIR Krems International Residency, Austria
2015 Drawing Wall Commission. Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton.
2014 VA/CB Australia Council New Work Grant.
2013 Ping Pong Collaboration commission. Cultural Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia 2010 Residency. Nillumbik Shire, Laughing Waters, Victoria, Australia.
2009 Commission. Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh, UK.
2008 Residency, Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh, UK.
2006 Australian Post-Graduate Award Research Scholarship. City of Melbourne Art Project Grant.
2005 The Melbourne Savage Club Painting Prize
2004 National Gallery of Victoria, Spirit of Football Community Award
2003 Melbourne Commission. Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. 2002 Residency. Open Bench Program, Craft Victoria, Melbourne.
2001 Residency. VA/CB Australia Council London Studio. Arts Victoria Arts Development Grant. Research Grant. Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne.
1998 Residency. Sydney University Power Studio, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. 1997 City of Port Phillip Mural Commission. St.Kilda Town Hall, Melbourne.
1996 VA/CB Australia Council Project Grant.
1996 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.
2017 12h-20th Amendments. Sarah Scout Gallery, Melbourne.
2016 6th Party Machine: Dog Whistlers. Kunstraumarcade, Vienna, Austria.
Drawings for Krems. Kunstmeile AIR Studio, Krems, Austria.
2015 Greg Creek: The Desktop Drawings. Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton.
2014 Dog Whistlers & 34 Drawings for Love, Death and Politics. Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne.
2013 5th Party Machine - Augenblick. RMIT School of Art Gallery, Melbourne.
Ping Pong (with Jorge Julian Aristizabal), RMIT University Design Hub, Melbourne. ChatterShapes. RMIT University, Melbourne.
2009 Amendments. Sarah Scout, Melbourne.
2008 4th Party Machine - the Internationale. VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
2007 3rd Party Machine - Higgins. Conical, Melbourne. Manifesto Drawings: Representatives. Ocular Lab, Melbourne.
2006 3rd Person Collaboration: Carolyn Eskdale & Greg Creek. RMIT Project Space & RMIT School of Art Gallery, Melbourne.
2003 The Allegorical Imperative: Greg Creek’s Slow Homecoming. ACCA, Melbourne.
2000 Paris Desktop Drawing. Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney University, N.S.W. & Canberra Contemporary Art Space, ACT.
1999 Paris Desktop Drawing. Temple Studio, Melbourne & Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria.
1997 Noosa Regional Gallery, Queensland. Desktop Drawing. Pendulum, Sydney.
1996 slow homecoming. Temple Studio, Melbourne.
1994 Burial in Bendigo. Temple Studio, Melbourne.
1993 ART + TEXT... Temple Studio, Melbourne.
1991 Paintings/Parable of the Blind. Judith Pugh Gallery, Melbourne.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 Paul Guest Drawing Prize. Bendigo Gallery, Australia.
2017 9x5 Now. Margaret Lawrence Gallery, VCA, Melbourne.
2016 Spring 1183. Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne.
Best in Show: Dogs In Australian Art. Orange Regional Gallery, NSW, Australia.
Art, Landscape and Memory in Eltham. Barn Gallery, Montsalvat, Eltham
2015 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, 2015, State Library of NSW, Sydney.
Anzac Art Prize, St Andrews War Memorial Hospital, Brisbane.
Contemporary Australian Drawing #5, SACI, Florence,Italy.
2013 Reading the Space; Contemporary Australian Drawing #3, New York Studio School, New York, USA
2012 National Works on Paper. Mornington Penninsula Regional Gallery, Australia.
Basil Sellers Art Prize. Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne.
Drawing Out: Contemporary Australian Drawing 2. University of Arts, London.
2010 freehand: recent Australian drawing. Heidi Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne.
Inside Out, DMU Cube Galley, Leicester, UK. & Object Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2009 The Enlightenments. National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK.
2008 Rembrandt’s: 9 Installations. Rembrandt’s Function Centre Site, Knox City, Melbourne.
Drawn Encounters. Gallery at Wimbledon, Wimbledon College of Art, London, UK.
Attrium. RMIT University Project Space, Melbourne & St.Paul Street, Auckland, NZ.
World’s End. Carlton Hotel & Studios, Melbourne
2006 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2006. State Library of NSW, Sydney.
2005 Take a Good Look. Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW.
2004 The Kedumba Drawing Award Exhibition, Kedumba Gallery, Leura NSW.
2003 Arthur Guy Painting Prize. Bendigo Art Gallery, Vic.
2002 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2002, State Library of NSW, Sydney.
Heat, Noosa Regional Gallery, QLD.
Geelong Contemporary Art Prize Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong.
2001 The Kedumba Drawing Award Exhibition, Kedumba Gallery, Leura NSW.
Federation Festival Australia Projects. RMIT Gallery, Melbourne.
Parliament Desktop Drawings. Victorian State Parliament House, Melbourne.
A Studio in Paris- Australian Artists at the Cité 1967-2000. S.H.Ervin Gallery,Sydney.
2000 Sulman Prize Exhibition. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
Art and Land: Contemporary Australian Visions. Chiang Mai Contemporary Art Gallery, Thailand; Silpakorn University Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand; Vientiane, Laos; Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Phillipines; Earle Lu Gallery La Salle, Singapore.
1999 National Works on Paper. Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria.
1998 All This and Heaven Too. Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.
Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
1997 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong.
Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Australian Art. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
1996 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize1996. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (touring).
How Say You? Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (touring).
1995 12th Biennial of Drawing. Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria.
A Gathering of Shades; Recent Images of Death in Melbourne (curator). Temple Studio, Melbourne.
1994 Lineage. Linden Gallery, Melbourne.
Generic People. The Basement Project, Melbourne.
1990 witness. 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne (touring).1989 re:Creation/Re-creation. Monash University Gallery, Melbourne.
Art Bank, Bendigo Art Gallery; City of Port Phillip Collection, Karikaturmuseum Krems, Austria; Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery; National Gallery of Victoria; Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne; Shepparton Art Musuem; Trinity College Collection, Melbvourne; Tweed Valley Regional Art Gallery; University of Melbourne Collection.
2016 Jane Woollard, ‘Laughing Waters Road: Art, Landscape & Memory in Eltham’, Nillumbik Shire Council, Greensborough, Australia.
2015 Camille Nock, ’Greg Creek’, Artist Profile, Issue 32, nextmedia, St Leonards, Sydney, 52-55.
Editorial, ‘Social Work, Greg Creek: The Desktop Drawings’, Trouble Mag, 6.08.2017. Available at http://www.troublemag.com/greg-creek-the-desktop-drawings/
Toby Fehily, ‘Greg Creek Studio’, Art Guide Australia, July/August 2015, 50-55
Kirsten Paisley, ‘Greg Creek The Desktop Drawings’, Shepparton Art Museum Newspaper, June 2015.
Gemma Pass, ‘Greg Creek: From architecture to art’, desktop Magazine, 16.06.2015. Available at https://desktopmag.com.au/news/greg-creek-from-architecture-to-art/#.WYb0EOn7xtV
Sarah Sweet, ‘Greg Creek The Desktop Drawings’, Art Almanac, June 2015, 42-43. Available at http://www.art-almanac.com.au/greg-creek-the-desktop-drawings/
2014 Harriet Kate Morgan, ‘Greg Creek’, Art Guide Australia, 7 July 2014.
2010 M MacNeill, ‘Small is beautiful: InsideOut’, The Art Life, 16.07.2010. Available athttp://theartlife.com.au/?p=3149
Janet McKenzie, Conceptual drawing: recent work by Bernhard Sachs, Mike Parr, Greg Creek and
Janenne Eaton, Studio International, 28 January 2010, Studio Trust, New York.
2009 Anna MacDonald, ChatterShapes, The Enlightenments,Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh.
2007 D. Heagney (Editor) ‘Making Space: Making Space: Artist Run Initiatives In Victoria’, VIA-N, Melbourne.
2003 Margaret Plant, Between Seeing and Weeping: Greg Creek’s Utopian Allegories, The Allegorical Imperative: Greg Creek’s Slow Homecoming, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne.
Juliana Engberg, History, Heresey, Hearsay: Greg Creek’s Melbourne Desktop Drawing, The Allegorical Imperative: Greg Creek’s Slow Homecoming, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne.
2001 Harriet Edquist, Violence of Appearances Suite, (catalogue essay), The Australia Projects, Melbourne Festival, Melbourne.
2000 Tom Nicholson, Afterword, Paris Desktop Drawing, CCAS and Power Publications, Canberra.
1998 Michael Bullock, Desktop Drawings, (catalogue essay), All this and Heaven Too, Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.
1994 Marie Sierra-Hughes, Timeless Burial, Herald-Sun, 2 November 1994. Kevin Murray, A splendid time is guaranteed for all, Lineage (catalogue), Linden Gallery, Melbourne. 1991 Kevin Murray, Science of Melbourne, Otis Rush, 6 July 1991.