Charlie Boyle has been associated with this exhibition since its inception. He is an established and recognised painter, printmaker and sculptor, known for both his figurative and abstract work.
Coming from Scotland, where he was both student and lecturer at the world-famous Glasgow School of Art, his teaching career continued as a senior lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland as did his professional practice. He is now a director of Toowoomba Art Society, where he currently runs a weekly class.
He continues to exhibit within Australia and internationally. This new body of work is based on the local Downs landscape, some Asian and Scottish images. For the first time in Downlands he will also show some pieces of sculpture.
"Symbiosis, a concept of mutality developed in ecology and biology, is seen by Kirho
Kurokawa as the most intelligent philosophy to adopt in a world culture where fashions, trends
and cultural movements all rapidly become international. It is a philosophy of'both and'rather
than'either of ; a practice of mix-and-match rather than creation from scratch ; an ethic of
inclusion rather than exclusion. And, for me, one of the most essential statements of Post
Modern culture to-date. There's no right way, just endless possibilities-a web of choices."
Painter, sculptor, printmaker
Born Blantyre, Glasgow, Scotland
Ecclesiastical decorator to trade, city and Guilds, London
Life member elect Master Craftsman Guild, London
National Service 2nd Bt. para. Reg.
Studied : Glasgow School of Art (appointed student tutor in 2nd year of study)
Slade College, University of London
Farnham School of Art, Hampshire, England
Examiner for International Baccalaureate in Art and Design
Ex-staff member of Glasgow School of Art
Senior lecturer in Painting, University of Southern Queensland, 1980-2003
Adopted by Maragulu tribe, Yirkalla, Arnhemland, February 1988. Tribal name Warnambi
Kardhalta. Father Warnambi Dundiway
Charlie Boyle has won more than 43 awards and prizes throughout the UK, Europe and
Australia, including the Glasgow Institute of Fine Art Award, Welsh Arts Council Sculpture
Award, Royal Scottish Academy Award, Edinburgh Open Award, De Sanjon Award (Paris),
Lunenberg Open Award (Holland), Gold Coast Painting Prize and has received support from
the Australian Visual Arts Board.
Charlie has had more than 63 solo exhibitions throughout the UK, Republic of Ireland, Europe,
USA and Australia. His works are represented in many private and public collections
throughout the world.
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