Full Biography

Jeff Rigby

Born: Sydney, 1948

Qualifications

National Art School: Dip. Painting, 1974.

Sydney Teachers’ College: Dip. Education. 1975.

Exhibiting artist since 1975

Part time teacher of painting and drawing in NSW colleges of TAFE 1975 – 2004

Teacher of drawing, National Art School, 2003 - present

Solo Exhibitions

2013 - Robin Gibson Galleries, Sydney Structures and Spaces

2012 - No 47, Rylstone Stock show

2010 - Bakehouse Gallery, Patonga Past Lives,

- No 47, Rylstone Past Lives:Abandoned Vehicles

- Robin Gibson Galleries, Sydney

2009 - Bakehouse Gallery, Patonga

2008 - Postmasters Gallery, Bodalla

- No 47, Rylstone

2007 - Bakehouse Gallery Patonga

- Robin Gibson Gallery

2006 - The Geo Centre , Broken Hill

- Places of Industry; Where Workers Unite, Newman-White Gallery Lithgow

2005 - No 47, Rylstone Small Works from the Central West

2004 - Robin Gibson Galleries,Sydney

2002 - Hardware Fine Art, Sydney

2001 - Robin Gibson Galleries, Sydney

2000 - Hardware Fine Art, Sydney

1999 - Robin Gibson Galleries, Sydney

- UTS Gallery, Sydney Men At Work – On Site

1996 - Marie Jo Voigt Fine Art, Lilianfels, Katoomba

1995 - Beaver Galleries, Canberra

1994 - Australian Galleries, Sydney

1993 - Curtin University - Perth, Bunbury, Geraldton, WA Metro Plaza, Men at Work

- Macquarie Galleries Sydney Panoramas

1992 - Solander Gallery, Canberra

1991 - Macquarie Galleries Metroplaza, Men at Work

1989 - Macquarie Galleries, Sydney

1988 - Macquarie Galleries, Sydney

1987 - Macquarie Galleries, Sydney Sydney The Harbour City

1986 - Macquarie Galleries, Sydney

1985 - Macquarie Galleries, Sydney

1983 - Macquarie Galleries, Sydney

1981 - Macquarie Galleries, Sydney

1978 - Macquarie Galleries, Sydney

1976 - Macquarie Galleries, Sydney

1975 - Bonython Gallery, Sydney

Group Exhibitions

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2012 - Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Picturing the Great Divide

- Kedumba Gallery Kedumba Drawing Award.

- National Maritime Museum ASMA

2010 - National Maritime Museum ASMA

- Parliament House Sydney Australian Marine Artists Association

2009 - Gosford Regional Gallery Australian Watercolour Institute

2008 - Gallery Bodalla Return to the Postmasters Rigby/O’Donnell/Ivanyi

- Manning River Regional Gallery AWI Exhibition

2007 - Defiance Gallery, Same Place, Different View

2006 - Gallery Bodalla Jeff Rigby/Bob Baker

- Mosman Regional Gallery AWI Annual Exhibition

- Brisbane Maritme Museum ASMA Annual Exhibition

- Defiance Gallery Drawing Exhibition

- Artarmon Gallery AWI Exhibition

- The National Maritime Museum ASMA Exhibition

2005 - Mosman Regional Gallery ASMA Annual exhibition

- Gosford Regional Gallery AWI Annual Exhibition

- Defiance Gallery Landscape Exhibition

- National Art School Drawcard

2004 - National Art School Drawcard

- Braemar Gallery Springwood When Workers Unite

- Penrith Regional Gallery Land Out of Time: The Blue Mountains Landscape Then and Now

2003 - Gallery Lane, Leura Railway Images Jeff Rigby/Cliff Simcox

2002 - Mosman Regional Gallery Australian Watercolour Institute

- Broken Hill Regional Gallery Year Of the Outback

2001 - Hazelhurst Gallery Works on paper

- Wagner Gallery Australian Watercolour Institute

2000 - Kedumba Gallery Kedumba Drawing Prize

1999 - S H Irvin Gallery Australian Watercolour Institute

1998 - Gallery Lane, Leura Michael Kempson, etchings; Jeff Rigby, drawings

1997 - S H Irvin Gallery Salon des Refusés

1996 - S H Irvin Gallery Site and Sensibility

1994 - S H Irvin Gallery Paint on the Tracks

1993 - S H Irvin Gallery Observing Sydney

- The Manning Regional Gallery Jocelyn Maughan, Robin Norling, Jeff Rigby.

1991 - Holdsworth Gallery From the City to the Fringes

- S H Irvin Gallery Green Art

1990 - Macquarie Galleries Lake Mungo Michael Winters, Jeff Rigby

1989 - Art Met Gallery, Sydney 9 x 5

1988 - Centre Gallery, Surfers Paradise 9 x 5 by mail

1985 - Macquarie Galleries Artists Salute Lloyd Rees

1983 - Art Gallery of South Australia Recent Australian Painting A Survey: 1970-1981

- On Sight AGNSW Metropolitan travelling show

1982 - Barossa Valley Touring exhibition to NSW Regional Galleries

1981 - McCaughy Invitation Prize NGV, Melbourne, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney

1978 - Landscape and imageAustralian Art of the 70's

- Travelling exhibition organised by Australian Galleries Directors and the Department of Foreign Affairs.

1975-76 - Art Gallery of South Australia Australian Realist Painters

1975 - Macquarie Galleries, Sydney Young Painters

- Macquarie Galleries, Sydney Art of the Real

- Hogarth Gallery, Sydney Young Contemporaries

Publications

Sydney the Harbour City, Rigby J. and Kingsmill J., Pierson, Sydney, 1988

Represented

- Art Gallery of New South Wales

- Manly Art Gallery

- State Library of NSW

- Parliament House, Canberra

- National Capital Development Commission

- The High Court of Australia

- Kedumba Drawing Collection

- Australiana Fund Collection

- Rockhampton Art Gallery

- Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania

- Art Bank

- Cruthers Collection

- Lend Lease

- Lowenstein Collection.

- Sydney University Club

- Sydney City Council

Bibliography

Allen, Christopher: AVertigo of Exaltation, The Australian, Jan 12, 2013

Wilson, Gavin: Picturing The Great Divide: Visions From Australia’s Blue Mountains. Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, 2012

Austin, Graham et al: Australian Water Colour Institute 75th Anniversary. Beagle Press 2006

Skinner, Caroline: Land Out of Time. OZ Arts, 2004

Pinson, Peter, Campbell, Jean and Laverty, Peter: The Australian Watercolour Institute. Phillip Matthews, 1998

Chanin, Eileen: Contemporary Australian Painting. Craftsman House, 1990.

Drury, Neville: New Art Two. Craftsman House, 1988

Bonython, Kim: Modern Australian Painting: Survey, 1970 80. Rigby Ltd.

Borlase Nancy: Art, The Young Hopefuls. The Bulletin. August 16th. 1975

Borlase, Nancy: Sydney Scene. Art and Australia, Vol 12, No. 4 April June 1975