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About

My most recent work is an ongoing series featuring kids rides- the sort found outside supermarkets that prompt fond childhood memories for many. They make a terrific subject (all those great shapes and glossy surfaces) but also speak to us about nostalgia and perhaps a lost innocence.

Running parallel, is a series of works that amount to a love letter to physical media- you know, real objects; the kind you can't download. In recent years I have found myself feeling uneasy about the rapid progress of the digital revolution. As someone who spends his days crafting objects, the increasingly insubstantial and ephemeral nature of our cultural artifacts troubles me. Physical Media, uses such objects as props to construct loose narratives. These stories are illuminated by the titles of the “legacy” media depicted, whether books, CD’s or DVD’s, and the key provided by the various objects placed on top of each stack. In one, for example, a crusading King sits atop a rearing horse, valiantly defending a stack of well loved paperbacks. It's called No Batteries Required. How useful is a Kindle when it goes dead on the bus?

Feel free to contact me via Facebook or e-mail if you have any questions or would like to commission a work: [email protected]

Education

I have a BA in Visual Art.

Exhibitions

2014
Finalist- The Sir John Sulman Prize‚ Art Gallery of New South Wales
Archibald Prize- Salon Des Refuses‚ National Trust S. H. Ervin Gallery
Series of Dreams‚ Gallery 34‚ Yea‚ Victoria.

2012
Finalist- The Albany Art Prize
Finalist- The Sir John Sulman Prize‚ Art Gallery of New South Wales

2011
Art At Barrabool Exhibition
Finalist- ANL Mission to Seafarers Art Prize

2010
All’s Well That Ends‚ Art At Cyclone‚ Melbourne

Finalist- The Fletcher Jones Art Prize‚ Geelong Gallery‚ Geelong

Finalist- Lethbridge 10 000 Art Prize‚Lethbridge Gallery‚ Brisbane

2009
Natural History‚ Art at Cyclone‚ Melbourne

Anthology‚ Kiln Gallery‚ Brisbane

Group Show‚ Ransom Gallery‚ Eumundi

2008
End of year show‚ McCulloch Gallery‚ Melbourne

Wish‚ Kiln Gallery‚ Brisbane

Fear of the Sea‚ McCulloch Gallery‚ Melbourne

Absinthe Festival‚ McCulloch Gallery‚ Melbourne

2007
Jason Moad‚ Chris Pekel‚ Ben McKeown‚ Delshan Gallery‚ Melbourne

Autumn‚ Kiln Gallery‚ Brisbane

2006
Finalist- The Paddington Art Prize‚ Sydney

2005
Churchie Emerging Art Exhibition‚ Brisbane

2003
Churchie Emerging Art Exhibition‚ Brisbane

1999
Sacred Heart Murmur‚ Solo show‚ Dogett Street Studio‚ Brisbane

1996
Maybe These Maps and Legends
Jason Moad‚ Stephen Feldman‚ Metro Arts‚ Brisbane

1993
As Sleek As A Shriek
Jason Moad‚ Simon Turner‚ Metro Arts‚ Brisbane

Press

http://www.jasonmoadartist.com

23cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Oil Paint
$500
23cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Oil Paint
$500