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Darren Gilbert
0421 378 451

2742 Highlands Road Highlands, Highlands 3660 Vic.
gmgilbert@skymesh.com.au
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Exhibitions
> 14 Solo exhibitions in the last 13 years
> Numerous group and community fine art exhibitions spanning over the years.
> Particapted in numerous graphic design and illustration award shows and exhibitions.
> 2010 - 100kNorth Arts @ Marmalades. Group Ex. Yea Vic.
> 2010 - HiArt 2010. Group Ex. Highlands Vic.
> 2010 - Monkey Tail Collection 4. Solo Ex. Ruffy Vic.
> 2010 - Wild4Art @ Art Melbourne. Group Ex. Melbourne Vic.
> 2010 - Creative Gippsland - Art Festival. Solo Ex. Yarragon Vic.
> 2010 - WASA @ Gippsland Art Gallery. Group Ex. Sale Vic.

> 2010 - WASA @ Montsalvat. Art Gallery. Group Ex. Eltham Vic.
> 2010 - WASA @ Karrawarra. Art Gallery. Group Ex. Kalroma Vic.
> 2010 - Gallery 34 - Art Gallery. Solo Ex. Yea Vic.
> 2010 - Wild4Art @ Ruffy. Group Ex. Ruffy Vic.
> 2011 - Wild4Art @ Pantechnicon. Group Ex. Daylesford Vic.
> 2011 - enLIGHTenment. Group Ex. Yarragon Vic.

> 2011 - Wild4Art @ The Light Factory Gallery. Group Ex. Eltham Vic.
> 2011 - Gallery 34 - Art Gallery. Solo Ex. Yea Vic.

> 2012 - The Light Factory Gallery. Group Ex. Eltham Vic.
> 2012 - Wild4Art @ Town and Country Gallery. Group Ex. Yarragon Vic.

> 2012 - Janet Matthews & Darren Gilbert @ Gallery 34 Gallery. Group Ex. Yea Vic.
> 2013 - Food & Wine Exhibition @ The Light Factory Gallery. Group Ex. Eltham Vic.

> 2013 - Wild4Art @ The Light Factory Gallery. Group Ex. Eltham Vic.
> 2013 - Toyota Community Spirit Gallery indoor outdoor sculpture exhibition. Vic.
> 2013 - Janet Matthews & Darren Gilbert @ Gallery 34 Gallery. Group Ex. Yea Vic.
> 2014 - 3 LEGGED CHAIR .... Impromptu Exhibition with Leone Gabrielle. Darren Gilbert. Andrew Maclean. Jill Maclean. Philip Wischer. Highlands Vic.
> 2014 - Janet Matthews & Darren Gilbert @ Gallery 34 Gallery. Group Ex. Yea Vic.
> 2014 - The Light Factory Gallery. Solo Ex. Eltham Vic.
> 2014 - Toorak Village Art Fair. Group Ex. Toorak Vic.
> 2015 - Yea Arts Carnivalé. Open Studio. Highlands Vic.
> 2015 - Mica Grange Autumn Sculpture Exhibition. Group Ex. Bendigo Vic.
> 2015 - Janet Matthews & Darren Gilbert @ Town and Country Gallery. Group Ex. Yarragon Vic.
> 2015 - Janet Matthews & Darren Gilbert @ Gallery 34 Gallery. Group Ex. Yea Vic.
> 2015 - Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition. Group Ex. Toorak Vic.
> 2016 - Yea Arts Carnivalé. Open Studios. Highlands Vic.
> 2016 - Mica Grange Autumn Sculpture Exhibition. Group Ex. Bendigo Vic.
> 2016 - Janet Matthews & Darren Gilbert @ Town and Country Gallery. Group Ex. Yarragon Vic.
> 2016 - Red Pepper Gallery. Solo Ex. Daylesford Vic.
> 2016 - Janet Matthews & Darren Gilbert @ Gallery 34 Gallery. Group Ex. Yea Vic.
> 2016 - Mica Grange Spring Sculpture Exhibition. Group Ex. Bendigo Vic.
> 2017 - Yarra Glen Arts Show. Group Ex. Yarra Glen Vic.
> 2017 - Pauline Johns & Darren Gilbert @ Meeniyan Art Gallery. Group Ex. Meeniyan Vic.
> 2017 - Mica Grange Autumn Sculpture Exhibition. Group Ex. Bendigo Vic.
> 2017 - ARC yinnar Sculpture Exhibition. Group Ex. Yinnar Vic.
> 2017 - Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition. Group Ex. Toorak Vic.
> 2017 - Janet Matthews & Darren Gilbert @ Town and Country Gallery. Group Ex. Yarragon Vic.
> 2017 - Wildlife Art Society Exhibition @ Geelong Art Society Gallery. Group Ex. Geelong Vic.
> 2017 - Mica Grange Spring Sculpture Exhibition. Group Ex. Bendigo Vic.
> 2017 - Darren Gilbert @ Sedona Estate. Solo Ex. Murrindindi Vic.
>2018 - Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery - Finalist in Print and Drawing, Acquisitive Awards 2018. Group Ex. Swan Hill Vic.
> 2018 - Wildlife Art Society Exhibition, Wild Awards @ Burrinja Gallery. Group Ex. Upwey Vic.
> 2018 - Janet Matthews & Darren Gilbert @ Town and Country Gallery. Group Ex. Yarragon Vic.
> 2018 - Darren Gilbert @ Bolin Bolin Gallery, Bulleen Art & Garden. Solo Ex. Bulleen Vic.
> 2018 - Mica Grange Spring Sculpture Exhibition. Group Ex. Bendigo Vic.
> 2018 - 2019 Darren Gilbert Open Studio's - May 2018 to May 2019. Solo Ex. Highlands Vic.
> 2019 - ARC yinnar Sculpture Exhibition. Group Ex. Yinnar Vic.

> 2019 - Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition. Group Ex. Toorak Vic.
> 2019 - Yea Garden Expo. Sculpture Exhibition. Yea Vic.
> 2019 - Janet Matthews & Darren Gilbert @ Town and Country Gallery. Group Ex. Yarragon Vic.
> 2018 - Darren Gilbert Open Studio's. Solo Ex. Highlands Vic.
> 2019 - Darren Gilbert Open Studio's. Solo Ex. Highlands Vic.
> 2020 - Mica Grange Autumn Sculpture Exhibition. Group Ex. Bendigo Vic.
> 2020 - Darren Gilbert Open Studio's. Solo Ex. Highlands Vic.

Gallery's
> Darren Gilbert Open Studio's, Highlands Vic.
> Town and Country Gallery, Yarragon Vic.
> Manyung Gallery Group, Mount Eliza Vic.
> NICE shop, Yea Vic.
> Stony Creek Gallery, Daylesford Vic
> Sedona Estate, Murrindindi Vic.
> The Outer Space, Meeniyan Vic.

Awards
Student
> WASA Drawing & Fine Art Award.
> Gold Award - Best Show Folio.
> Bronze Award - Excellence in Line Drawing.
> Telstra Phonecard Design Award.
> Outstanding Work - Finished Art.
> Winning Design - T.A.F.E. Guidebook 1993.
Design
> Design for Print Awards 1996, 1999, 2001, 2002.
> Runner-up in T.A.F.E. Marketing Awards 2002 - Corporate ID.
Fine art
> Wildlife Artists Society of Australia - Drawing Award 1997.
> Wildlife Artists Society of Australia - Highly Commended 1999.

> Yea Rotary Art Show - Highly Commended 2007.
> Wildlife Artists Society of Australia - Highly Commended 2007
> Tallarook Art Society - Endangered Flora & Fauna Award 2007.
> Wildlife Artists Society of Australia - Highly Commended 2008.
> Wildlife Artists Society of Australia (BOCA) - Runners up 2008.
> Wildlife Artists Society of Australia (All About Wildlife) - "Most Popular Artworks" Runners up, 2009.
> Wildlife Artists Society of Australia - Highly Commended 2010.

> Travelling Scholarship 2011 - Noosa Regional Gallery - one of forty finalists.
> Tallarook Art Society - Goulburn Valley Water Award 2012.
> Tallarook Art Society - Peoples Choice Award 2014.
> Yarra Glen Arts Show - Peoples Choice Award 2017.
> Yarra Glen Arts Show - Highly Commended 2017.
> Wildlife Artists Society of Australia - 3rd Prize 2017.
> Wildlife Artists Society of Australia - Peoples Choice Award 2017.
> Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery - Finalist in Print and Drawing Acquisitive Awards 2018.
> Wildlife Artists Society of Australia - Wild Awards, 2nd prize 2018.
> Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition, Judges Encouragement Award 2019.
> Murrindindi Business Awards 2019 - Excellence in Innovation and/or Sustainability, Finalist 2019.

A brief history
> Date of birth - 13/10/1966.
Education & qualifications
> 1978 Ballarat & Queens Anglican Grammar School.
> 1979 Ballarat School of Mines & Industries, (Pre-Orientation Course).
> 1980 - 1984 Queensland College of Art, (Bachelor of Visual Arts in Fine Arts).
> 1984 - 1988 William Angliss College Melbourne, (4 year Pastrycook Apprenticeship).
> 1993 - 1994 Dandenong College of T.A.F.E., (Associate Diploma of Arts, Graphic Arts).
Employment
> 1984 - 1988 Apprentice Pastrycook.
> 1989 - 1991 Qualified Pastrycook.
> 1993 US Advertising (Finished Artist), Cowan Advertising (Mac Operator).
> 1993 - 2000 James Designs (Senior Graphic Designer/Illustator).
> 2000 - 2002 Holmesglen Institute of T.A.F.E. (Senior Graphic Designer).
> 2000 - 2004 Holmesglen Institute of T.A.F.E.
Teaching (Computer software)
> 2003 - 2009 Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator.
> 2006 - 2008 Crescent Video Shop Owner.
> 2008 - onwards, Artist / Designer.

Resumes
> Graphic Design and Illustration (1993-2008)

> Artwork (to 2020)
> Biography (to 2020)

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