Jeremy Elkington has been painting since 1995 and in 2002 achieved his Masters of Visual Arts (By Research) at Monash University. Since 1997 Jeremy has been exhibiting his work in group and solo exhibitions and regularly submitting his work in an array of art prizes across Australia. In 2009 he won 'Best Australian Landscape' at the Herald Sun Rotary Club of Camberwell Art Show and in 2018 was a semi-finalist in the Doug Moran Portrait Prize.
At the core of much of Jeremy's artwork (especially in larger paintings) are desert landscapes, the ancient world (particularly Ancient Rome), ornament and abstraction. From 1997 to 2011 Arabic ornament and architectural elements (as well as the desert landscape) had been explored. Desert landscapes remain but Arabic art had been superseded by the armour, weaponry, ornament, architectural elements and sculpture of Ancient Rome.
Within such works Jeremy aims to evoke a sense of the hidden narrative, the epic, the surreal, the ornamental, the archaic as well as beauty.
Since 2013 Jeremy has also explored abstraction, abstract-expressionism, silhouettes, the Gothic, portraiture, space and depictions of film scenes.
Jeremy has also been producing drawings whose range of subject matter reflects that within his paintings but, at times, has explored pattern and ornament to an intense degree.
East Gippsland Institute of TAFE‚ Fulham Campus.One term in Drawing 1 (Associate Diploma of Arts-Studio Textiles) 1995 Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts). Monash University‚ Gippsland Campus. Graduated May 8th‚ 1999Received Membership into the Golden Key National Honour Society 1999Graduate Diploma of Arts (Visual Arts). Monash University‚ Gippsland Campus. Graduated 14th Oct.‚ 2000Masters of Arts (By Research). Monash University‚ Gippsland Campus.Thesis title: A Studio Investigation: Approaching the sublime through the musical‚ the exotic and “the perfect”. Graduated 15th March‚ 2003Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary). Monash University‚ Gippsland Campus. Graduated in absentia‚ 2005
2016 Rome Reimagined‚ Brunswick Street Gallery‚ Melbourne.
2013 Rome-Desert-Ornament‚ West Gippsland Arts Centre‚ Warragul.
2012 Seas of Time‚ LaTrobe Regional Gallery‚ Morwell.
2008 Across Time‚ The Highway Gallery‚ Melbourne.
2007 The Heart’s Frontiers‚ LaTrobe Regional Gallery‚ Morwell.
2004 Infinite Echoes‚ 69 Smith Street‚ Melbourne.
2003 Resonances‚ LaTrobe Regional Gallery‚ Morwell.
2002 Masters Examination‚ Switchback Gallery‚ Monash University‚ Gippsland Campus‚ Churchill.
2001 Neo-Orientalism Middle Eastern Visions‚ Gammaspace‚ Melbourne.
2017 'Drawing 2017' , Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne.
2017 'Painting 2017', Brunswick Street Galllery, Melbourne.
2016 'Count Your Blessings', Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne.
2016 'Drawing 2016', Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne.
2015 'Read What You're Looking At', Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne.
2015 'Colours of Melbourne'‚ Demian Gibbins Gallery space‚ Waterfront Gallery‚ Melbourne.
2015 'Small Works'‚ The Old Bar‚ Melbourne.
2015 'Drawing 2015'‚ Brunswick Street Gallery‚ Melbourne.
2015 'ABODE' (Phollio)‚ The Attic Gallery‚ Melbourne.
2014 'Painting 2014'‚ Brunswick Street Gallery‚ Melbourne.
2013 Bluethumb 'Pop Up' exhibitions‚ Adelaide.
2009 Synthesis‚ Walker Street Gallery‚ Dandenong.
2000 McIvor Lu Elkington‚ Cowawarr Art Space‚ Cowwarr.
1999 EXHIBITIONISM: An exhibition of works by emerging artists in support of UNICEF‚ Lounge‚ Melbourne.
1998 IMPACT: Art for a world identity‚ Monash University Gallery‚ Clayton Campus.
1998 Final Year Students‚ Switchback Gallery‚ Monash University Gallery‚ Gippsland Campus.
1998 Flow‚ LaTrobe Regional Gallery‚ Morwell.
1997 Collected Visions‚ canteen space‚ Monash University‚ Gippsland Campus.
2009 Hidden Narratives (with Janine Good)‚ Kingston Arts Centre‚ Melbourne.
2018 Doug Moran National Portrair Prize - semi-finalist
2017-18 Herald Sun Camberwell Rotary Art Show, Melbourne.
2017 Rotary Club of Warragul Art Show, Warragul.
2017 Herald Sun Camberwell Rotary Art Show, Melbourne.
2016 40 x 40, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne - Honourable Mention.
2016 Rotary Club of Warragul Annual Art Show, Warragul.
2016 Mirboo North Annual Art Show, Mirboo North - Winner: Best Exhibit.
2015 40 x 40, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne.
2015 End of Year Art Competition, 69 Smith Street, Melbourne.
2015 Herald Sun Camberwell Rotary Art Show‚ Melbourne.
2014 arc Yinnar Drawing Prize‚ Yinnar.
2014 Warragul Rotary Art Prize‚ Warragul.
2014 Small Works Prize‚ Brunswick Street Gallery‚ Melbourne.
2014 Mirboo North Annual Art Show‚ Mirboo North.
2014 The Flanagan Art Prize‚ St.Patrick's College‚ Ballarat.
2014 Herald Sun Camberwell Rotary Art Show‚ Melbourne.
2013 '40 x 40'‚ Brunswick Street Gallery‚ Melbourne.
2013 Tyers Art Show‚ Tyers.
2013 Rotary Club of Leongatha Art & Photography Prize‚ Leongatha (Highly Commended)
2013 Rotary Club of Warragul Art Show (Highly Commended)
2013 Hobsons Bay Art Show‚ Melbourne.
2013 Bayside Art Show‚ Melbourne.
2013 Small Works Prize‚ Brunswick Street Gallery‚ Melbourne.
2013 Herald Sun Camberwell Rotary Art Show‚ Melbourne.
2012 Rotary Club of Warragul Annual Art Show‚ Warragul.
2012 The Flanagan Art Exhibition‚ St Patrick’s College‚ Ballarat.
2012 Mirboo North Annual Art Show‚ Mirboo North.
2011 100 Years Art On The Hill‚ Warragul - Winner: First Prize (Open Award - acquisitive)
2011 Agendo 2011‚ Melbourne.
2011 Small Works Prize‚ Brunswick Street Gallery‚ Melbourne.
2011 Mirboo North Annual Art Show - Winner: Best Exhibit +Winner: Best Work in Oils
2011 Herald Sun Camberwell Rotary Art Show‚ Melbourne
2010 Inaugural Traralgon Apex Art Exhibition - Winner: Two-Dimensional Award
2010 Herald Sun Camberwell Rotary Art Show‚ Melbourne
2009 Herald Sun Camberwell Rotary Art Show‚ Melbourne - Winner: Best Australian Landscape (acquisitive prize)
2008 The 2008 John Leslie Art Prize‚ Gippsland Art Gallery‚ Sale.
2008 6degree Art Prize‚ Frankston Arts Centre‚ Melbourne.
2008 Herald Sun Camberwell Rotary Art Show‚ Melbourne.
2005 Herald Sun Camberwell Rotary Art Show‚ Melbourne.
2004 The 2004 John Leslie Art Prize‚ Gippsland Art Gallery‚ Sale.
2003 Tyers Art Show‚ Tyers.
2000-05 Mirboo North Annual Art Show
2005 Winner: Best Work in Acrylic or Oil.
2003 Winner: Best Work in Acrylic or Oil.
2000 Winner: Best Work in Pastel of Drawing.
2000 The Victorian Campus Art Prize & Exhibition‚ George Paton Gallery‚ Melbourne.
1999 Tyers Art Show‚ Tyers.
Work exhibited at the following
March 2015: Golden Plains Arts Trail‚ Golden Plains Shire (near Ballarat)
March 2014: Golden Plains Arts Trail‚ Golden Plains Shire (near Ballarat)
November 2013: "Reactivate: Latrobe Valley Spring Festival‚ Morwell.
March 2012: Golden Plains Arts Trail‚ Golden Plains Shire (near Ballarat)
October 2002 - current: Town & Country Gallery‚ Yarragon.
November 2010 - June 2012: Thistledown Gallery‚ Traralgon.
April 2011: Golden Plains Arts Trail‚ Golden Plains Shire (near Ballarat)
November - December 2000: Gippsland Water Board office‚ Traralgon.
February 2003 - May 2004: Australian Wildlife Gallery‚ Munro.
August 2004 - March 2006: Asti & Gold (Sahara Bar)‚ Melbourne.
Nov. 2004 - October 2005: 4cats Gallery stockroom‚ Melbourne.
January - November 2006: Impressions gallery‚ Traralgon.
Private collections throughout Australia
ArticlesLatrobe City website. “News Releases”. 15/09/2007“A brush with Arabia”‚ 2008 (Kingston‚ Melbourne)“Abstract mixture on show”‚ The Leader newspaper‚ May 13 2008.Kingston Your City (Official journal of the City of Kingston‚ Melbourne)‚ “Hidden Narratives”‚ October 2008.City of Greater Dandenong‚ “Synthesis” - Various Artists‚ September 2009Mirboo North Times‚ Volume 16‚ No.16‚ Wednesday‚ 11th May‚ 2011‚ “Out and About”.'Phollio Ed.1' (book) 'Phollio Ed.2'.(a series of books designed to promote emerging artists and designers).www.jeremyelkington.weebly.comfacebook
Ancient Rome‚ Islamic/Arabic art and architecture‚ arms and armour of the Roman Army‚ Jean-Leon Gerome‚ Tim Storrier‚ Middle Eastern desert landscapes‚ Alessandro Bavari‚ music‚ Ancient Egypt‚ Kris Kuksi‚ Ancient Greece‚ Jacques Louis David‚ ornament and patterns‚ Alex Grey‚ Giovanni Piranesi‚ Lawrence Alma Tadema‚ Lionel Royer‚ Henri Motte‚ Dan Hillier‚ Jorden Haley, Francis Bacon, Cecily Brown, Adrian Ghenie, Florian Eymann, Daniel Maczynski.
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