Steve Harris

Steve  Harris
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Biography:

Steve Harris was born in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1953 and is self-taught as an artist. He moved with his wife Karen and two daughters to Australia in 1991 and now resides in Jervis Bay, New South Wales.

"Harris has become well known for his impeccably painted still life compositions, his skillful use of light, shadow and space being a hallmark of his approach. He generally tends to depict objects which have an everyday function or perhaps have even been discarded, but the work is about much more than simple representation. Harris is a master of understated realism which in turn evokes its own sense of 'atmosphere' and contemplative mood. His works have been described as 'meditations in light'; and this is very much the feeling one has when attending one of Harris's exhibitions - a type of reflective silence emanates from the paintings and imbues them with a spiritual quality that one would not, perhaps anticipate." ~ Nevill Drury Images 2, Australian Contemporary Painting.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
1981 Cargo Gallery, Lyttleton NZ
1982 Cargo Gallery, Lyttleton NZ
1983 Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ
1984 Rosslyn Gallery, Dunedin NZ
1984 Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ
         Rosslyn Gallery, Dunedin NZ
1985 Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ
1986 Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ
1987 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia
1988 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia
1989 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia
1990 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia
         Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ
1991 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia
         Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ
         Ferner Gallery, Auckland NZ
1992 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia
         Melbourne Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne Australia
         Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ
1993 Ferner Gallery, Auckland NZ
         Melbourne Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne Australia
         Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia
1994 Melbourne Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne Australia
         Ferner Gallery, Auckland NZ
         Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ
1995 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia
         Cintra Galleries, Brisbane Australia
         Ferner Gallery, Auckland NZ
1996 Ferner Gallery, Wellington NZ
         Melbourne Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne Australia
         Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia
1997 Cintra Galleries, Brisbane Australia
1998 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia
1999 Ferner Gallery, Wellington NZ
         Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne Australia
2000 Ferner Gallery, Auckland NZ
         Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ
2001 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia
2002 Ferner Gallery, Auckland NZ
         Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ
2003 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia
2004 Bealey Gallery, Christchurch NZ
         Ferner Gallery, Wellington NZ
2006 Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne Australia
         Retrospective, Shoalhaven Regional Art Gallery, NSW Australia
         Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney Australia
2007 Ferner Gallery, Auckland NZ
2012 Paintbox Fine Art Gallery, Canberra, Australia
2014 Paintbox Fine Art Gallery, Canberra, Australia
2015 Gallery One, Gold Coast, Australia


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1977 Benson & Hedges Award, Dunedin NZ
1978 Abernethy's Gallery, Dunedin NZ
1979 Commonwealth Young Artists' Exhibition, Royal Overseas League
         Christchurch NZ and London UK
         Otago Art Society, Dunedin NZ
1980 Otago Art Society, Dunedin NZ
1983 Guest Artist, Ashburton Annual Exhibition, Ashburton NZ
1984 Montana Art Award, Auckland NZ
1985 Guest Artist, Timaru Annual Exhibition, Timaru NZ
         Rosslyn Gallery, Dunedin NZ
1988 Inaugural Australian Commercial Galleries Association
         Art Fair, Melbourne Australia
1993 A.C.T.A. Maritime Award, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney Australia
         P&O Maritime Award, Sydney Australia
         12 Contemporary NZ Artists, Hong Kong Royal Country Club, Hong Kong
1996 NZ Realists, Robert McDougal Public Art Gallery, Christchurch NZ
         Guest Artist, Inverlochy Exhibition, Wellington NZ
         Dual Horizons, Studio of Contemporary Art, Auckland NZ
         Still Life, Group Exhibition, Ferner Gallery, Auckland NZ
         Super Art Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne Australia
2006 Lexus Mortimore, Dubbo Australia
2007 Dickerson Gallery, land, sea & sky, Melbourne Australia
         Farm Feral and female, Bell Gallery, Berrima, NSW Australia
2011 Still Life exhibition Gallery One, Gold Coast, Australia
2014 Gallery One, Gold Coast, Australia
2017 Group exhibition Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza, Australia
2018 Group exhibition Manyung Gallery, Sorrento, Australia

COLLECTIONS INCLUDE
Deutche Bank, Sydney, Australia
McDougal Public Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
BHP Collection, Melbourne, Australia
Mclntosh Corporate Ltd, Sydney, Australia
Baring Securities (Australia) Ltd, Sydney, Australia
Abbott Tout Russell Kennedy, Sydney, Australia
NZ Post, Wellington, New Zealand
Sly and Weigall, Sydney, Australia
Huka Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand
D & D Tolhurst, Melbourne, Australia
Skellerup Corporation, Auckland, New Zealand
Air New Zealand, Sydney and Brisbane Australia
Marubeni Australia Ltd, Melbourne, Australia
Sky Television, New Zealand
Merrill Lynch, Sydney, Australia
J.B. Were, Sydney, Australia
Deacons Graham & Jones, Sydney, Australia
Campbelltown City Art Gallery, NSW Australia
Shoalhaven Regional Art Gallery, NSW, Australia
Lowenstein, Sydney, Australia

Private Collections including: United States of America, United Kingdom, Germany, Bahamas, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Brunei, China

Associated Exhibitions

Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2018
Manyung Gallery Group
15 November - 18 November, 2018
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Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2018
Contemporary Art Australia will be exhibiting at stand C11
18 May - 20 May, 2018
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Sea, Sky, and Space
A Group Exhibition
13 January - 24 January, 2018
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'Of The Sea' - Group Exhibition Of Sculpture & Paintings
Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza
20 October - 31 October, 2017
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