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curriculum vitae

Name

Scott Whitaker

Education

1987-89 - Bachelor of Arts, Visual Arts, Queensland University of Technology (Formerly Brisbane College of Advanced Education).
 

Employment

2001-present - Founder and Director, artHIVES artist-run-websites.

artHIVES is an artist's self managed website editing solution and shopping cart that requires no technological knowledge or special software. Build your own website within hours, quickly and easily. artHIVES provides free training, face-to-face or over the phone and full ongoing support.

artHIVES began life as an ASIC registered company in November 2001, with the first site going live in June the following year.  

artHIVES was developed by Doggett Street Studio who had one of the earliest and most dynamic art gallery websites in Australia, regularly publishing and selling exhibitions online since 1998.  It was from this early use of the internet to promote and sell artworks that the concept for artHIVES grew.  

Doggett Street Studio recognised that artists needed a website solution that they would be able to control themselves, whether it was the simple task of adding a new achievement to their CV, publishing a review or creating a gallery of new images. It needed to be something that was dead simple to use and edit with out the user needing any technical knowledge. 

Importantly the artists websites had to be ad-free and unbranded.  The sites also needed to be clean and simple, focusing the attention on the artworks and the artists the sites are designed to showcase. 

It was also essential that the galleries that represent artists were not excluded by an artHIVES website, so artists are given the choice to direct enquires to their gallery or galleries rather than handling all enquiries themselves.



1993-2015 - Co-founder and Director, Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane, Queensland.

When Doggett Street Studio was established in 1993 it created a new model for an accessible art gallery available for use by artists, curators, interstate galleries, touring bodies and institutions. In more than two decades of operation Doggett Street Studio hosted  750 exhibitions showcasing 30,000 artworks by more than 500 artists.

Doggett Street Studio successfuly provided a highly professional and dependable service including organisation of all aspects of exhibitions, from initial planning, promotion, publication design, exhibition design and installation, exhibition opening, client development, cataloging and sales of artworks, handling shipping and storage of artworks.  

Doggett Street Studio was one of the first galleries in Australia to simultaneously publish and sell exhibitions online.  In 2001 Doggett Street Studio developed artHIVES, a website solution for artists.



1990-93 - Co-founder and Director, The Butterfactory Studio and Contemporary Art Space, Dayboro, Queensland. 

Consultancies

1997-1999 - Education Queensland, Exhibition Coordinator, Ministers Awards for Excellence in Art

Individual exhibitions

2011 - 'Ephemeral Still Life; repository of memory', Doggett Streett Studio, Brisbane.
2005 - ‘out of the night’, Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane.
2002 - ‘Night Air and Waiting for Rain’, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney.
2001 - ‘Waiting for rain and signs of life’, Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane.
1997 - ‘Important Places’, Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane.
1996 - ‘paintings drawings ceramics’,Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney.
1996 - ‘paintings drawings ceramics’, Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane.
1994 - ‘Gasometer’, Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane and,
1994 - Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney.
1993 - ‘Salvaged from Oblivion’, Ipswich Regional Art Gallery.
1993 - ‘An Artist’s Assemblings, Works by Scott Whitaker and Works from the City of Ipswich Art Collection’, Ipswich Regional Gallery.
1992 - ‘Paintings and Sculpture’, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney, and
1992 - The Butterfactory Studio and Contemporary Art Space, Dayboro.
1992 - ‘Still Life with Whitaker’, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.
1991 - ‘Paintings and Sculpture’, The Butterfactory Studio and Contemporary Art Space, Dayboro.

Selected group exhibitions

2010 - ‘Christmas 2010’, Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane.
2007 - ‘30 SQUARE - Christmas 2007’, Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane.
2007 - ‘Forces of Nature’, Matthew Fliders Gallery, Brisbane.
2006 - ‘30 SQUARE - Christmas 2006’, Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane.
2005 - ‘Christmas 2005’, Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane.
2004 - ‘Christmas 2004’, Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane.
2004 - 'Bricolage', curated by Stephen Baxter, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.
2004 - 'Landscape', Cooloola Regional Gallery.
2003 - ‘Christmas 2003’, Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane.
2002 - ‘Christmas 2002’, Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane.
2001 - ‘Christmas 2001’, Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane.
2001 - Gold Coast City and Conrad Jupiters Art Prize.
2001 - ‘Real World Art’, Queensland University of Tecnology Art Museum, Brisbane.
2000 - ‘Christmas 2000’, Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane.
1998 - ‘Christmas Exhibition’, Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane.
1997 - Gold Coast City and Conrad Jupiters Art Prize.
1997 - ‘fields of vision’ eight queensland artists, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns.
1997 - ‘Doggett Street Studio’, Noosa Regional Gallery, Noosa.
1997 - ‘Ceramics’ with Claire Graham, William Robinson, Joe Furlonger, Sandra Taylor, Peter Cooley and Donna Green, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney.
1996 - ‘on paper in practice’ (an exhibition by 16 artists from Indonesia, The Philippines, Vietnam and Australia) , Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane.
1996 - ‘one hundred: a survey of the first 100 exhibitions’, Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane.
1995 - Doggett Street Studio Christmas Exhibition.
1995 - Doggett Street Studio at Magazine Space, Pier 9, Brisbane.
1995 - ‘Landscape’, Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane.
1994 - ‘Years Finale, Christmas Show and Match Box Project’, Doggett Street Studio.
1994 - Gold Coast City and Conrad Jupiters Art Prize.
1994 - ‘One Year- Selected works celebrating the first year of Doggett Street Studio’.
1994 - ‘Still Life’, Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane.
1994 - ‘Artists Alfresco- Drawing on the walls of the gallery’, Gold Coast City Art Gallery.
1993 - ‘The Big Brisbane Picture’, Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane.
1993 - ‘The Last Show Down’, The Butterfactory Studio and Contemporary Art Space.
1993 - ‘Brisbane Drawing Show’, Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane.
1993 - The Butterfactory Studio and Contemporary Art Space at Magazine Space, Pier 9, Brisbane.
1992 - ‘Potential Space : The Butterfactory Touring Initiative’ :Warwick Regional Art Gallery; The Butterfactory; Pine Rivers Council Chambers; Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery.
1991 - Gold Coast City and Conrad Jupiters Art Prize.
1991 - ‘9 Brisbane Artists- Sources and Outcomes’, The Butterfactory Studio and Contemporary Art Space.
1990 - ‘New Works’, Palace Gallery, Brisbane.
1989 - ‘Graduate Exhibition’, Old Queensland Museum Building, Brisbane.

Curatorial

2014 - Curator, 'score for a mineral landscape', an installation by Allyson Reynolds and Heinz Reigler Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland.
1993 - 2015 - Director of Doggett Street Studio, 750 exhibitions showcasing 30,000 artworks by more than 500 artists.

Scholarships

1993 - The Ipswich Regional Art Gallery and Griffith University, Master of Visual Art Scholarship.
1992 - Melville Haysom Memorial Art Scholarship, Queensland Art Gallery.

Published Papers and Essays

2015 - Exhibition Essay, Sharon Jewell - The Murmur of Surfaces, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery

Awards

2002 - Overall winner, Pine Rivers Art Award.
1993 - Runner-up, Nudgee College Contemporary Art Award, Brisbane.
1993 - Overall winner, Pine Rivers Art Award.
1993 - Sculpture Prize, Pine Rivers Art Award.
1992 - Overall winner, Logan City Art Award.
1992 - Sculpture Prize, Logan City Art Award.
1992 - Painting Prize, Churchie Exhibition of Emerging Art, Brisbane.
1991 - Overall winner, Logan City Art Award.
1991 - Runner-up, Nudgee College Contemporary Art Award, Brisbane.
1991 - Painting Prize, Churchie Exhibition of Emerging Art, Brisbane.
1990 - Nudgee College Contemporary Art Award, Brisbane.

Grants

1991 - Pat Corrigan Artist Grant for ‘9 Brisbane Artists- Sources and Outcomes’, The Butterfactory Studio and Contemporary Art Space.
1991 - Pat Corrigan Artist Grant for ‘Paintings and Sculpture’, The Butterfactory Studio and Contemporary Art Space, Dayboro.

Public Collections

• Artbank.
• Gold Coast City Art Gallery.
• Ipswich Regional Art Gallery.
• Logan City Art Collection.
• Queensland Art Gallery.
• Pine Rivers Art Collection.

Corporate Collections

• Gadens Ridgeway.
• The Wesley Hospital.
• Daysun.
• Sheraton Hotel, Brisbane.

Selected Publications

•MacDermott, Kathy (2002) 'Galleries galore' Australian Financial Review, 1 August 2002.
• Butler, Sally (1998) ‘Doggett Street Studio’, Australian Art Collector, Issue 5, July - September 1998.
• Stanford, Leonie (1998) ‘Doggett Street Studio’, The Review Independent Monthly, February 1998.
• Stanford, Leonie (1998) ‘A reflective pause’, The Review Independent Monthly, December 1997.
• Tiffin, Sarah (1997) ‘Tradition and Transition’, Fields of Vision, exhibition catalogue, Cairns Regional Gallery.
• Seear, Lynne and Ravenswood, Kate (1996) ‘on paper, in practice’, Doggett Street Studio exhibition catalogue.
• Seear, Lynne (1996) ‘Doggett Street Studio: an overview’, Doggett Street Studio exhibition catalogue.
• McDonald, John (1994) ‘No place for quick viewing’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 August 1994.
• Herbert, Susan (1994) ‘Urban synergy: Scott Whitaker’, Eyeline, No.25 pp. 44-45
• Ravenswood, Kate (1992) ‘Scott Whitaker: Paintings and Sculptures’, Eyeline, No.18.
• Exhibition Catalogue (1993) ‘The Ipswich Regional Art Gallery, Master of Visual Arts Scholarship’, IRG.
• Watson, Bronwyn (1992) ‘A Loners Harvest’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 August 1992.
• Ravenswood, Kate (1992) ‘Potential Space: The Butterfactory Touring Initiative’, a Butterfactory exhibition catalogue.
• Ravenswood, Kate (1991) ‘Sources and Outcomes’, Eyeline, No.15 pp. 28-29.

Catalogues

Ross Booker

Online Publications Out from Alice
Published by: artHIVES
Includes Text by: Elizabeth Bates and Ross Booker
Edited by: Scott Whitaker
Photography by: Ross Booker
Design and Layout by: Ross Booker and Scott Whitaker
Published Date: 2013
ISBN: 978-0-9923443-0-6

Out of Alice — painting and drawing in central Australia is published by artHIVES. This 140 page hardcover publication contains 60 full colour reproductions of works and many photographs from artists camps in remote central Australia. The book includes an essay by curator, Elizabeth Bates.

The release of this book coincided with Booker's exhibition at Woolloongabba Art Gallery Upstairs (www.wag.com.au) in November 2013.
 


 

Stephen Newton

Film and Television genius loci
Published by: artHIVES
Includes Text by: Elizabeth Bates 
Edited by: Keller Uhr and Scott Whitaker
Design and Layout by: Scott Whitaker
Published Date: 2012
ISBN: 978-0-9871970-4-7

In classical religion a genius loci was the protective spirit of a place. In contemporary usage, genius loci refers to the distinctive atmosphere of a location, or a spirit of place. It is this spirit that Stephen Newton’s sculptural practice has drawn on since 1987. His process and evolution as an artist are closely connected to the intrinsic energy and beauty found in natural materials, which he uses to explore relationships between human nature and natural and built environments. This book is a selection of pivotal works from Newton’s practice over the last twenty five years including studio work, indoor sculptures, environmental installations and major commissions.


 

Ted Barraclough's birds
Published by: artHIVES
Includes Text by: Glenn Barkley (curator Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney)
Edited by: Scott Whitaker
Photography by: Scott Whitaker and Stephen Mok
Design and Layout by: Scott Whitaker
Published Date: 2012
ISBN: 978-0-9871970-5-4

Ted Barraclough has carved and whittled for as long as he can remember however it was in retirement that Barraclough began carving and painting this series of native Australian birds.

In his essay for this book Glenn Barkley (curator Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney) writes: "I feel that although there may be those artists whose feather counts might be more correct, and whose realism is more exact, this has little to do with what ‘art’ might be. And the lack of emphasis on craft runs counter to a hyper over-skilling and this is what makes Barraclough’s birds so good ... Ted Barraclough is a modern day Gepetto, bringing the timber to life as if only he can hear a sound within it and find its natural form".

This 440 page hardcover book contains 253 beautiful full colour photographs of Barraclough's birds capturing the passionate skill of the artist and the imbued personality of his creations.



Allyson Reynolds - from soil and stone
Published by: artHIVES
Includes Text by: Daniel Mafé
Edited by: Scott Whitaker and Stephen Mok
Photography by: Scott Whitaker
Design and Layout by: Scott Whitaker
Published Date: 2011
ISBN: 978-0-9871970-2-3

The drawings in this book focus on Allyson Reynolds’ continued exploration of found objects and microscopic images. They draw inspiration from the landscape and environment.

In his introductory essay, Daniel Mafé writes " These works, with their dark and liquid spaces murmurously riddled with a breaking light, invite even demand reverie for entrée. These are dreaming images, imagining images - these are images that coerce and demand imaginative engagement".

All 50 drawings from the series have been reproduced at full scale on a beautiful uncoated stock, making them look and feel almost like the originals. This is a hard cover book with stunning wrap around dustjacket. "from soil and stone" is also published as a Limited Edition of 50 books, each of which include one of the original drawings.

This book is published for the first time on the occasion of the exhibition Moth Song at Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London in January 2012.



Allyson Reynolds - Moth Song
Published by: artHIVES
Includes Text by: Daniel Mafé
Edited by: Scott Whitaker
Photography by: Jon Linkins
Design and Layout by: Scott Whitaker
Published Date: 2011
ISBN: 978-0-9871970-1-6

The paintings in this book focus on Allyson Reynolds’ continued exploration of the moth motif. They are presented here in two bodies of work, moths and score for imagined sound. In his essay, "Of repetition and of song" Daniel Mafé describes Moth Song as “a richly contrasting body of work - a two-part melody. As a whole and in its subtle and evocative way, it sings of joy, life and death, light and dark, abundance, difference and variegation; all is accepted.” Each painting from the series is reproduced, along with selected stunning detail images, photographed by Jon Linkins, allowing the viewer to be immersed in the beauty of these paintings. This is a large (28 x 33cm) hard cover book with magnificent wrap around dustjacket. This book is published for the first time on the occasion of the exhibition Moth Song at Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London in January 2012.