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Artist | Craig Walsh


Tweed Heads, Australia

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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

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