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This series was inspired while in Japan where I observed a common mass-produced structure beneath my feet; the Japanese utility lid. The Japanese see the value of art in something as lowly as a utility cover. While other nations mass-produce banal iron circles by the thousands, the Japanese create objects of art. Public art is crucial to keeping urban life vibrant and interesting, but outdoor space is too often reserved for advertising or covered in graffiti of dubious artistic merit. Japan, however, has capitalized on an unusual canvas for a unique genre of public art; the lowly utility cover.

These paintings have been exhibited at the Japanese Foundation Sydney 2016 and the HOLD art space Brisbane 2015

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All images are copyrighted to the artist, Dennis McCart and all rights are reserved.

CURRICULUM VITAE 2016 DENNIS MCCART

TERTIARY EDUCATION
2012 | Griffith University, Queensland College of Art, South Bank, Brisbane, Master
of Arts in Visual Art with First Class Honours.
2011 | Griffith University, Queensland College of Art, South Bank, Brisbane, Master
of Arts in Visual Art.
2000 | Griffith University, Queensland College of Art, Seven Hills, Brisbane, Graduate Certificate in Digital Design.
1998 | Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Bachelor of Arts (Drama).

EXHIBITIONS
2016 | Above and Below, The Japan Foundation, Chippendale, Sydney, NSW.
2016 | Unregulated Spaces, Redlands Regional Art Gallery, Redland City Council, Capalaba, Qld.
2015 | Beneath our Feet, The Hold Art Space, West End, Qld.
2014 | Journey Through the Edgelands, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba, Qld.
2013 | Edgelands a Retrospective, Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Strathpine, Qld.
2013 | Banality to Beauty, Brisbane City Council Library, Bulimba, Brisbane, Qld.
2012 | Edgeland 2, Graduate Art Show + Espresso Garage Awards, Griffith University Art Gallery, South Bank campus, Qld.
2012 | Edgelands, POP Gallery, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Qld.
2012 | New Paintings, The 2012 Brisbane Senses Art Exhibition, Riverside Centre, Brisbane, Qld.
2011 | Servitude, Project Gallery, Griffith University, South Bank campus, Brisbane, Qld.
2011 | From Banality to Beauty, Percolator Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane, Qld.
2011 | New Paintings, The 2011 Brisbane Senses Art Exhibition, Riverside Centre, Brisbane, Qld.
2011 | The Stand, The Goondiwindi P&A Society Aspects Art Exhibition, Goondiwindi, Qld.
2009 | New Paintings, The 2009 Brisbane Senses Art Exhibition, Riverside Centre, Brisbane, Qld.
2006 | Brisbane Art Expo, RNA Show Grounds, Brisbane, Qld.
2005 | Viewing The Viewer, Dogget St Gallery, New Farm, Brisbane, Qld.
1998 | Online Theatre Project, The Master Graduation Exhibition, Digital Media Exhibition, QUT, Brisbane, Qld.
1998 | The Maker, Visual Theatre performance, QUT University Kelvin Grove, Qld.

FINALIST
2016 | ‘Monarch of the Edgelands’, selected as finalist in the Moreton
Bay Regional Council Art Award.
2016 | ‘A space for Imagination’, selected as finalist in the Millburn Art Prize.
2015 | ‘Crossroads’, selected as finalist in the Clayton Utz Art Prize.
2015 | ‘Obelisk’, selected as finalist in the Whyalla Art Prize.
2015 | ‘Lost Edgelands’, Tennyson Power Station selected as finalist in the Moreton
Bay Regional Council Art Award.
2015 | ‘Rosetta enters the realm of Cerberus’, selected as finalist in the Lethbridge
10000 art award.
2015 | ‘Kawabe Town Dancers’, selected as a finalist in the 36th annual Rotary Art
Spectacular, Water Front Place, Brisbane.
2013 | ‘Edgeland’, selected as finalist in the GAS Art Show, Griffith University.

AQUISITION
2016 | ‘Beach of Detritus’, acquired by Redlands Regional Art Gallery, Redland City Council, Capalaba, Qld.

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Education

Tertiary Education

2012 | Griffith University‚ Queensland College of Art‚ South Bank‚ Brisbane‚ Master of Arts in Visual Art with Honours
2011 | Griffith University‚ Queensland College of Art‚ South Bank‚ Brisbane‚ Master of Arts in Visual Art.
2010 | Griffith University‚ Queensland College of Art‚ Seven Hills‚ Brisbane‚ Graduate Certificate in Digital Design.
1998 | Queensland University of Technology‚ Kelvin Grove‚ Brisbane‚ Bachelor of Arts (Drama).
1980 | Queensland College of Art‚ Seven Hills‚ Diploma of Fine Arts.

Exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS

2016 | Above and Below, The Japan Foundation, Chippendale, Sydney, NSW.
2016 | Unregulated Spaces, Redlands Regional Art Gallery, Redland City Council, Capalaba, Qld.
2015 | Beneath our Feet, The Hold Art Space, West End, Qld.
2014 | Journey Through the Edgelands, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba, Qld.
2013 | Edgelands a Retrospective, Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Strathpine, Qld.
2013 | Banality to Beauty, Brisbane City Council Library, Bulimba, Brisbane, Qld.
2012 | Edgeland 2, Graduate Art Show + Espresso Garage Awards, Griffith University Art Gallery, South Bank campus, Qld.
2012 | Edgelands, POP Gallery, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Qld.
2012 | New Paintings, The 2012 Brisbane Senses Art Exhibition, Riverside Centre, Brisbane, Qld.
2011 | Servitude, Project Gallery, Griffith University, South Bank campus, Brisbane, Qld.
2011 | From Banality to Beauty, Percolator Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane, Qld.
2011 | New Paintings, The 2011 Brisbane Senses Art Exhibition, Riverside Centre, Brisbane, Qld.
2011 | The Stand, The Goondiwindi P&A Society Aspects Art Exhibition, Goondiwindi, Qld.
2009 | New Paintings, The 2009 Brisbane Senses Art Exhibition, Riverside Centre, Brisbane, Qld.
2006 | Brisbane Art Expo, RNA Show Grounds, Brisbane, Qld.
2005 | Viewing The Viewer, Dogget St Gallery, New Farm, Brisbane, Qld.
1998 | Online Theatre Project, The Master Graduation Exhibition, Digital Media Exhibition, QUT, Brisbane, Qld.
1998 | The Maker, Visual Theatre performance, QUT University Kelvin Grove, Qld.

FINALIST

2016 | ‘Monarch of the Edgelands’, selected as finalist in the Kennedy Art Award, Unley, SA, Adelaide.
2016 | ‘The Weight of Stillness’, selected as finalist in the Redland Art Awards, Redlands Regional Art Gallery, Cleveland,
2016 | ‘Rosetta enters the realm of Cerberus’, selected as finalist in the Annual Open Exhibition Prize 2016, Frankston Art Centre.
2016 | ‘The Arena - Colmslie drains’, selected as finalist in the Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award.
2016 | ‘Monarch of the Edgelands’, selected as finalist in the Moreton
Bay Regional Council Art Award.
2016 | ‘A space for Imagination’, selected as finalist in the Millburn Art Prize.
2015 | ‘Crossroads’, selected as finalist in the Clayton Utz Art Prize.
2015 | ‘Obelisk’, selected as finalist in the Whyalla Art Prize.
2015 | ‘Lost Edgelands’, Tennyson Power Station selected as finalist in the Moreton
Bay Regional Council Art Award.
2015 | ‘Rosetta enters the realm of Cerberus’, selected as finalist in the Lethbridge
10000 art award.
2013 | ‘Edgeland’, selected as finalist in the GAS Art Show, Griffith University.

AQUISITIONS

2016 | ‘Beach of Detritus’, acquired by Redlands Regional Art Gallery, Redland City Council, Capalaba, Qld.

MEDIA

Radio interviews
2015 | Radio Interview by Bep Torkington, 4EB Brisbane on the Beneath your Feet exhibition at the Hold Art Space.
2011 | Radio Interview by Richard Lancaster, 99.7FM Brisbane on the Banality to Beauty exhibition at Percolator Gallery

Newspaper articles
2015 | Southeast Advertiser 2015, Brisbane News: review Beneath your Feet exhibition.
2013 | Pine Rivers Press/North Lakes Advertiser 2013. review of Edgelands at Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Strathpine, Queensland.
2013 | Southeast Advertiser 2013, Brisbane News, review of the Graduate Art Show + Espresso Garage Awards, Griffith University Art Gallery, South Bank campus, Queensland.
2005 | Southeast advertisers 2005, review of Viewing the Viewer at Dogget St Gallery, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland

Online articles
2016 | Award-winning Australian landscape artworks coming to the Redlands, Tattersalls Club Landscape Art Award 2016 _ Link
2016 | Brisbane artist brings beauty of manhole covers to life, Sydney Morning Herald _ Link
2016 | Dennis McCart: Unregulated spaces, Art Collector _ Link
2012 | Here Now, Queensland College of art Graduate exhibition Queensland College of Art, Brisbane _ Link
2011 | To that which is, Queensland College of art Graduate exhibition , Queensland College of Art, Brisbane _ Link

Press

FINALIST
2016 | ‘Monarch of the Edgelands’, selected as finalist in the Moreton
Bay Regional Council Art Award.
2016 | ‘A space for Imagination’, selected as finalist in the Millburn Art Prize.
2015 | ‘Crossroads’, selected as finalist in the Clayton Utz Art Prize.
2015 | ‘Obelisk’, selected as finalist in the Whyalla Art Prize.
2015 | ‘Lost Edgelands’, Tennyson Power Station selected as finalist in the Moreton
Bay Regional Council Art Award.
2015 | ‘Rosetta enters the realm of Cerberus’, selected as finalist in the Lethbridge
10000 art award.
2015 | ‘Kawabe Town Dancers’, selected as a finalist in the 36th annual Rotary Art
Spectacular, Water Front Place, Brisbane.
2013 | ‘Edgeland’, selected as finalist in the GAS Art Show, Griffith University.

AQUISITION
2016 | ‘Beach of Detritus’, acquired by Redlands Regional Art Gallery, Redland City Council, Capalaba, Qld.

MEDIA:

Radio
Radio Interview by Richard Lancaster‚ 99.7FM Brisbane 2011 on the Banality to Beauty exhibition at Percolator Gallery

Newspaper
Southeast advertiser 2013/Brisbane News: Graduate Art Show + Espresso Garage Awards
Southeast advertiser 2005/Brisbane News: Viewing The Viewer‚ Dogget St Gallery‚ New Farm‚ Brisbane

Magazines
HERE NOW‚ Queensland College of Art 2012
TO THAT WHICH IS‚ Queensland College of Art 2011

Influences

My work is influenced by American painter Randy Dudley‚ Australian painter Mandy Martin and British painter George Shaw and Photographers Simon Denison and Jeff Wall to name a few.

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