Mark Rhodes

Artist Statement

Mark Rhodes uses a unique combination of self-developed float techniques and traditional oil glazes to capture fluid moments in time, where creation and destruction shape our environment.
Boldness and softness grace his work in a “Yin and Yang” type of relationship. Soft diffused light and echoes of form drift across the canvas.
Mark grew up and lives on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, constantly drawing apon his immediate environment for reference and inspiration.
“Nature has no rules only an infinite and overwhelming capacity for change.”

Recently Mark has been doing a series of work on
Slate. The natural material lends itself to effects that are not really possible on regular artists mediums.

Storms are of particular interest to mark at the moment and are a great source of reference.

His darker toned series have been hired out for film and TV as they often suit the themes of the productions.

His portfolio of work numbers around 2000, and covers everything from cartooning, nudes and landscape paintings.

Manly Art Gallery and Museum have acquired two pieces for their collection and his work is collected worldwide.

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Self Taught


Mark Rhodes Artist CV

Cell- 0425 268 198 [email protected] or [email protected]

Education / Experience
2004 -2006 Co-Director SODA Contemporary Art Gallery, Avalon NSW
2000 Sydney Olympics - props department.
1998 Diploma of Product Design Enmore Design Centre, NSW
Life drawing and Chinese brushwork
Film; set finishing, props making, Theatre; Sydney Dance Company, Sydney Theatre Company – set painting, scenic art and finishing

Exhibitions – Solo
2014 Bliss, Talking Sticks Studio Avalon, Sydney
2012 Tempus, Depot II Gallery, 2 Danks St, Sydney
2012 Pulse, Avalon Recreation Centre, Sydney
2011 Unity, Manly Art Gallery and Museum
2008 Altitude, Avalon Recreation Centre, Sydney
2007 Waterbeam, Avalon Recreation Centre, Sydney
2006 Homage, SODA Gallery Sydney
2005 Atmosphere, SODA Gallery, Sydney
2003 Affinity, The Capital – Bendigo’s Performing Arts Centre, Bendigo, Victoria
1997 Slices from the Toaster, Hester Gallery, Newtown, Sydney
1994 Mark Rhodes, Bookoccino, Avalon Beach, Sydney
1993 Mark Rhodes, AD 163, Glebe. Sydney

Exhibitions – Group
2015 Artspot, Avalon
2014 Pittwater Collective, Parliament House Sydney
2014 Space Matters, Ion Space Gallery, King St Wharf Sydney, In conjunction with Studio Dairy
2014 Northern.Beaches.Inspired , The Painters Gallery Manly
2013 Illumination, Avalon Recreation Centre, Sydney (With Cade Turner)
2013 Keeping Company, Manly Art Gallery and Museum
2013 Salon Show, Paddington art prize
2011 St Thomas Catholic Primary School Art show, Fundraiser
2011 Manly Arts Festival - North Head Sanctuary
2011 Riverview Art Show - Fundraiser
2011 Holy Catholic Primary School Art Show - Fundraiser
2011 Keeping Company, Manly Art Gallery
2010 Maria Regina Primary School Art Show - Fundraiser
2010 Holy Catholic Primary School Art Show - Fundraiser
2010 To Be Inspired Laneway Ball, Sydney - Fundraiser
2009 Artists In Paradise, Manly Art Gallery and Museum - Sydney
2009 Surf Aid, Sydney - Fundraiser
2009 Lagoon Life Festival, Sydney
2009 Freedom Art Prize, Tap Gallery, Sydney
2008 Underwatery Love, Gallery 285 , Sydney
2008 Creative Madness, fundraising show for the Prince Of Whales Research Institute-Orson and Blake Gallery Sydney
2008 9x5, Nine By Five Gallery, Perth
2008 Touring Component 56th Blake Prize for Religious Art, Delmar Gallery, Ashfield Sydney - Current.
2007 Art Hop, by invitation Sir David Martin Foundation - Sydney
2007 Across The Board, by invitation Cancer Council fundraiser - Surry Hills
2007 Small Works, BSG, Brunswick Street Fitzroy
2006 Bay Artists, Catalina Gallery, Sydney
2006 Changing Nature, Green Peace Art for Action - The Gallery Darling Park, Sydney
2006 Ma Africa Tikkun, Fundraiser Sydney
2006 Global Warming, SODA Gallery, Sydney
2006 Domain gallery Sydney “Tip of the Iceberg”
2006 Four,Washhouse Gallery Rozelle, Sydney
2005 Extinction Denied, Arthouse Hotel, Sydney
2004 Extinction Denied, Arthouse Hotel, Sydney
2004 Small Objects, 1000º Jewellery & Glass Gallery, Sydney
2004 In the Stable, SODA Gallery, Sydney
2004 Naturally, SODA Gallery, Sydney
2004 The Border Art Prize - Gold Coast City Art Gallery
2002 Heatwave , Xzibit Gallery (Formerly Norton Gallery), McMahons Pt, Sydney
2002 Nudes, Norton Gallery, McMahons Pt, Sydney
2001 Daffodil Day Arts Award, Anti Cancer Council of Victoria, Melbourne, Finalist
2001 Gallery Artists, Norton Gallery, McMahons Pt, Sydney
2000 Waverley College Annual Art Show, Sydney
1998 Festival of Contemporary Arts, Bondi Pavilion, Sydney
1997 Kevin the Head Brennan, Bondi Pavilion, Surfrider Foundation, Sydney
1996 Toast Two Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney
1996 Moulton Gallery, Mona Vale, Sydney
1996 St Josephs College, 20th Annual Art Show, Sydney
1996 AD 163, Glebe, Sydney
1995 The Egg, AD 163, Glebe, Sydney
1995 Light Show, AD 163 Glebe, Sydney
1995 Mixed Media September, AD 163 Glebe, Sydney

2007 Blake Prize - Finalist and selected to tour with the exhibiition.
2007 Gallipoli Memorial Prize - Finalist - Highly Commended
2008 Thirroul Art Prize, Finalist
2006 Loquat Valley Art Prize - Finalist
2001 Anti Cancer Council - Art Exhibition Finalist
1986 Knox Grammar School, Art Prize
1985 Knox Grammar School, Art Prize

Self represented

Private & corperate collections in Australia, South Africa, Guatamala, France, U.K and US.

Government - Manly Art Gallery and Museum



122cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Mixed Media
153cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Mixed Media
92cm (W) x 92cm (H)
Oil Paint