• Facebook - Black Circle
  • Instagram - Black Circle
  • YouTube - Black Circle
  • email-14-256.png
Please reload

Artist | Craig Walsh


Tweed Heads, Australia


  Click to Commission!  



About Craig Walsh


Craig Walsh was born in Orange in 1966, lives and works in Tweed Heads, Australia. He is primarily interested in hybrid and site-specific projects and the exploration of alternative contexts for contemporary art. He often utilises projection in response to existing environments and landscapes. He has worked across a range of art forms including theatre, architecture, public works, gallery exhibitions, natural environments and festivals. His work has been shown in a number of national and international exhibitions, including the Setouchi Triennale, Gwangju Bienelle, Jakarta Biennale XIII,  Yokohama International Triennale of Contemporary Art,  01SJ Biennal San Jose, California; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Koganecho Bazaar, Japan; and DRIFT 08, London. He is currently Adjunct Professor at Griffith University. 


Craig Walsh: Digital Odyssey commenced in 2010 as a national, multi-venue tour and artist residency bringing internationally respected artist Craig Walsh to rural and remote locations throughout Australia. The project formed as a collaboration between Craig Walsh and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), along with State and regional organisations and community groups. Recent projects include a residency and collaboration with the Murujuga Aboriginal corporation in the Pilbara, Western Australia and a resulting Solo exhibition (Embedded) in 2013 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. A new 200 page full colour monograph on the artists practice was published in 2014 and he is currently working with DADAA , (a progressive community arts organisation in Western Australia)  on a series of residencies/projects in regional Western Australia addressing mental Health.






Current       Adjunct professor, Griffith University, Brisbane 

Current       Creative producer, Splendour in the Grass Arts program




1992           Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Griffith University, Brisbane 

1984           Senior Certificate, Wavell State High School, Brisbane




2014           Embedded, Institute Of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

2013           Embedded, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

2010-11      Digital Odyssey: MCA National Media Arts Residency, Museum of Contemporary Art Touring Project, (touring project through rural and remote Australia)

2009           Artefact H10515, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia

2008           Heads Up, C3West, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

2006           Aloof, Brisbane Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane

2003           Generation Point Click Drag (collaboration with Sebastian Moody), The Farm, Brisbane

2001           K:\012044 (collaboration with Cox Rayner Architects), Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane 

2001           Blurring the Boundaries, Vietnam Institute of Architects, Hanoi, Vietnam 

2000           Despite all the rage, OUTPUT, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

1998           Outside In (collaboration with BCC line markers), Brisbane Festival, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

1997           Self Promotion Tour, Artspace, Sydney; Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, Australia; Grand Central Art, Melbourne, Australia and Institute of Modern 

1997           Public Art: The Brunswick Street Collection, Brunswick Street Train Station, Brisbane

1994           Breathing Space, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

1993           Queensland Country Life Collection, Fringe Festival, Brisbane 

1992           Wasteland (collaboration with Jeremy Hynes), Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane




2014           Landseasky, Revisting Spatiality in Video, touring South Korea, China, Australia

2013           Traces Blue, Setouchi Triennale,Teshima Island, Japan, In collaboration with Hiromi Tango

2012           Home/Gwangju , Roundtable, Gwangju Biennale, South Korea. In collaboration with Hiromi Tango

2012           Fish in Australian Art, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, Australia

2009           Jakarta Biennale XIII, Jakarta, Indonesia

2008           01SJ Biennial, San Jose, California, USA

2008           My favourite Australian, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Australia

2008           DRIFT 08, London, UK

2008           Koganecho Bazaar, Yokohama, Japan 

2007           Nuit Blanche 2007, Toronto, Canada 

2007           Tokyo: Floating World, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart, Australia

2007           Streetworks: Inside Outside Yokohama, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand; Valentine Willies Fine Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia;

2007           Substation, Singapore; The National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia; Jogja Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (touring exhibition)

2007           Wavefront: Australian Contemporary Art Scene, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan

2006           Re: Search, Sendai Mediatheque, Sendai, Japan

2006           Media City_Seoul, 4th Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Seoul, Korea

2006           Eyes Lies & Illusions, Australian Centre for Moving Image, Melbourne

2006           Experimenta: Under the Radar, FACT Gallery, Liverpool, UK

2006           Habitus – Habitat, Parasitism, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers Paradise, Qld, Australia

2005           Vanishing Point, Experimenta, Melbourne

2005           YOKOHAMA 2005, International Triennale of Contemporary Art, Yokohama, Japan

2005           National Sculpture Prize and Exhibition, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

2004           The Anne Landa Award, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2004           Seoul-Brisbane Artists Exchange, Ssamzie Space, Seoul; Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

2004           I thought I knew but I was wrong, Chulalongkorn University Arts Centre, Bangkok; Beijing, China; NAFA, Singapore; Ssamzie Space, Seoul 

2004           Australian Culture Now 2004, Australian Centre for Moving Image, Melbourne

2004           Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

2003           8th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba 

2003           House of Tomorrow, Experimenta, Melbourne

2003           Multimedia Art Asian Pacific, Millennium Monument, Beijing, China

2002           10th Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2000           Fortitude: New Art from Queensland, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

1999           Nine Dragon Heads, 9th International Environmental Art Symposium, Seoul

1999           Persona, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

1998           Takahikawa International Art Festival, Tokyo

1992           Imminent, Isn’t Studios, Brisbane




2012           Macro, Darwin Waterfront, NT

2009           The Residents, Gold Coast parklands

2008           Know your product, Fortitude Valley Train Station, Brisbane

2007           Agitations, TAFE Southbank, Brisbane, 

2007           Classification Pending, Ipswich Parklands, Brisbane

2005           Shifting Planes, River Plaza, Brisbane

2005           Untitled, Casino Towers, Brisbane

2002           Untitled, Macarthur Chambers, Brisbane

2002           Entwined, Mackay Artspace, Mackay, Qld, Australia

2002           Input, Logan Entertainment and Cultural Centre, Logan, Qld, Australia

1998           Eye Site, Mooloolaba, Qld, Australia




2014           Monuments, White Night, Melbourne

2013           Circle Of Light, Moscow, Russia

2013           Shifting, Kick Off Contemporary Video Art program, Metricon Stadium, Gold coast, Australia

2012           Emergence, Art and About festival, Sydney, Australia

2010           Incursion, 25.033°N /121.633°E, River corridor project, Zhonggang, Taipai, Taiwan

2007           Incursion, 12:28:50.33 S / 130:58:59.58 E, Palmerston Festival, Darwin, Australia

2007           Humanature, Womad, Malmesbury, UK

2006           Humanature, Fuji Rock, Japan and Womadelaide, Adelaide

2004           Temporary Lodgings, Luminosity, Rundle Street, Adelaide

2004           Blurring the Boundaries, ARTV series, ACMI & SBS Television, Australia

2004           Inside Out, Old Parliament House, Singapore 

2003           Interface, Queensland Biennial Festival of Music, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane

2003           Humanature, Womad, Singapore, Adelaide (touring exhibition)

2003           Ice Cube, Adelaide International Film Festival, Rundle Street, Adelaide

2003           Urban Tide, Sydney Festival, Sydney

2002           Rolling Clone, God Lab, Livid Festival, Brisbane

2002           The Observatory, Sydney Opera House, Sydney

2001           Hydromancers, Livid Festival, Brisbane

2000           Tollwood Das Summer Festival, Munich, Germany

2000           Pulse, Tollwood Das Winter Festival, Munich 

1999           Powerhouse Opening (collaboration with Arterial), Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane 

1998           Dust (collaboration with Arterial), Brisbane Festival, Brisbane

1996           Interactive Head Systems (collaboration with Jeremy Hynes), Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane

1995           In your face (collaboration with Jeremy Hynes), Livid Festival, Brisbane

1994           Space Madness (collaboration with Jeremy Hynes), Livid Festival, Brisbane

1993           Humanature, Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, Qld, Australia (until 2001)

1992           Twisted Extrusion, Babble On Nightclub, Brisbane

1992           Beasts of Burden II, Livid Festival, Brisbane




2007            Pig City, Brisbane

2006            Electric Lenin, Northern Rivers Performing Arts, Lismore, NSW, Australia

2005            Deconstruction (collaboration with ILISION and Richard Barret)

2005            Johnno

2004            The Flood, Northern Rivers Performing Arts, Lismore

2002            Innana’s Descent, Theatre Kantanka




2013-14    FIVE, DADAA inc, community collaborations , (Busselton, Geraldton, Paraburdoo, Derby) , WA, Australia

2011-12    Artist in residence, The Australian Museum, Sydney, NSW, Australia 

2006         Tokyo Wondersite, Tokyo

2006         Sendai Mediatech, Sendai

2005         Habitus – Habitat, Green Mountain and Binna Burra National Parks, Beechmont, Qld, Australia

2001         Artist-in-Residence, Cox Rayner Architects, Brisbane 

2000         Artist-in-Residence, Asialink, Vietnam Architects Association, Hanoi 

1999         Artist-in-Residence, XIT 99, Arterial, Brisbane and Gold Coast, Qld, Australia

1999         Artist-in-Residence, XIT 99, Hands on Art, Emerald, Qld, Australia

1999         Artist-in-Residence, Vision Millennium, Hands on Art, Townsville, Qld, Australia

1998         Zen Che, Community Youth Project (collaboration with Arterial, Ningi youth and R Wood), Ningi, Qld, Australia

1995         Artist-in-Residence, Primary Schools (various), Far North Queensland, Australia

1994         Assistant to John Elliot (Queensland Law Courts commissioned sculpture)




2004-14       Splendour in the Grass Arts Program, Byron Bay

2009-12       Splendid Artlab, Byron Bay, NSW, Australia

2000-02       Headspace, Fortitude Valley, Qld, Australia

1999-03       LIVID Festival Arts Program, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne

1999            Output, organised by the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane,

1998            Art on Line, Brunswick Street Train Station, organised by the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane




2012       Australia council, Creative Australia grant

2007       Greene Studio Residency, New York, USA, Australia Council for the Arts

2003       8th Havana Biennial, Cuba, Australia Council for the Arts

2001       New Media Grant, Australia Council for the Arts

2001       Studio Residency, Vietnam, Asialink

2000       Artist Monograph, Arts Queensland

1997       Studio Residency, Tokyo, Australia Council for the Arts

1996       Touring Grant, Arts Queensland










 Should you be interested in working with the artist, please contact us hello.mobart@gmail.com.

Please reload

Latest Artists

Please reload

We work closely with artists, to bring awesomeness to those who value and seek creativity.

Subscribe to MobArt's mailing list, keep posted on what we are up to!

© 2009-2020 MobArt Gallery Limited