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Andrew Baines

Andrew Baines Biography

Represented leading commercial galleries in Australia & O.S.

Andrew has gained considerable international recognition for his trademark surreal installations & inspired paintings, where he puts politicians, orchestras, live cows, Archbishops and hundreds of suited volunteers in the sea for photo shoots.

A finalist in over 20 art prizes, most notably three times in the Doug Moran National Portrait prize. His paintings are in the collections of ANZ Bank Singapore, The Australian Embassy Rome Italy, Government house SA, NewsLtd & United Nations Association of Australia.

Included in a European encyclopaedia of surrealism "Lexikon der Surrealisten”, and also a Portuguese book on surrealism "International Surrealism Now”.

Andrew has collaborated with many organisations & luminaries to bring his projects to fruition, including the West Australian & Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, United Nations Association of Australia, Wirra Wirra Winery, Holstein Australia, Hills Holdings, the Sydney Daily Telegraph, The State Gallery of WA, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Ambassador Alexander Downer & Amanda Vanstone.

IN 2011, Andrew was commissioned by Wirra Wirra Vineyards to paint the label for their Scrubby Rise series. Over one million bottles have been distributed internationally. Wirra Wirra sponsor all of Andrew’s exhibitions.

Andrew Baines Resumé

Award for inspired contribution to the United Nations Association Australia.

Judge of the 2016 & 2017 Walkerville Art Prize

Judge of the 2018  Goolwa Art Prize SA 

Commissioned to do the cover artwork for the Griffith Review 2018 Commonwealth Edition.

Commissioned by GOLDOC (cultural part of the commonwealth games) to create a surreal event for the 2018 Gold coast Commonwealth games. Titled “The Water Cooler Games”, 30 suits carrying briefcases & mobiles in a race along the beach & in the sea.

Collaborated with Holstein Australia, Frances Keevil Gallery & the East Sydney Business Chambers to put dairy cows in the sea at Double Bay. The event received international media coverage.

Recent exhibitions in the London Affordable Art Fair, Brussels Art fair, NY Affordable Art Fair & Lisbon Portugal. 

Commissioned by the United Nations Association of Australia To create a painting to be used on official UN envelopes to celebrate the UN’s 70th Birthday. 

Brolga Publishing published & distributed internationally Andrew’s first book entitled ‘Museum of my Mind’, a collection of Andrew’s photo, paintings & quotes

Short documentary Andrew wrote & produced titled The Existentialist:  

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItLFEsHeXlI

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