George Haynes was born to be an artist.

"He is a person with an immense and searching intellect. An intellect located just behind the eye, and what an eye. An eye with perfect pitch, an eye that can read light like a composer following notes on a music score; parts distinct - rhythms clear - everything observed."

excerpt from speech by Bela Kotai at the Artsource 2010 Lifetime Achievement Awards.

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Representation

...plus numerous corporate and private collections in Australia, New Zealand, UK, France.

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Writings

Klee talked of….

26 Nov 2011

Klee talked of taking a line for a walk.

I am taking a dot for a dance.

Bela Kotai’s speech at the Artsource 2010 Lifetime Achievement Awards

22 Nov 2011

Tom Stoppard, the great English playwright wrote a radio play years ago called - Artist Descending a Staircase.   The play was about modern art and one of the characters during the play says,
of every thousand people there’s:
nine hundred doing the work,
ninety doing well,
nine doing good,
and one lucky bastard who’s the artist.
I am here to explain why we are fortunate that George Haynes is that lucky bastard.
This award goes a little way to awakening our recognition of his lifetime contribution to the visual arts in WA.
Every society honours its resident conformists and its absent troublemakers.
As George is plainly with us, this honour means that somebody thinks he is no longer a troublemaker.
George has been with us, in Australia, for nearly forty years. We have become used to having him around, though lately he conceals himself behind his work.
Don’t be fooled.  He is still the rebel he ever was, seldom even ordinarily respectable and usually doing what he can to keep body and soul apart.

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This game of the territorial resembles GO

22 Nov 2011

This game of the territorial resembles GO

But with the added factors of Tone, Temperature, and Chroma (the intensity and hue of a colour).

Go becomes 3 dimensional and one has stumbled on

THE EVERLASTING PAINTING

Notes on ‘Yonder Cloud’

22 Nov 2011

Polonius, poor old devil, has baled up Hamlet in the library and is intent on finding out if he has gone completely mad –

H. Do you see yonder cloud that’s in the shape of a camel?
P. By the mass, and it is like a camel in deed.
H. Methinks it is like a weasel.
P. It is backed like a weasel.
H. Or like a whale.
P. Very like a whale.

- I have tried to depict the cloud as seen through Polonius’s rheumy eyes, and to confuse matters it is reflected in Elsinore’s moat, and the moon is scudding by.

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Curriculum Vitae

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born Kisumu, Kenya

1938
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sent to school in England

1951
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studied painting, Chelsea School of Art, London

1958-62
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arrived in Australia, July
“Drawings and Paintings by George Haynes” – PatchTheatre, Perth

1962
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“Perth Prize” – Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA)
“Paintings From the West: 14 West Australian Painters” – Museum of Modern Art and Design, Melbourne

1963
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exhibited annually at the Skinner Galleries, Perth

1963-75
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teaching painting and drawing at Perth Technical College, West Australian Institute of Technology, Curtin University, Claremont School of Art, UWA summer schools, Albany summer schools, Darlington studio summer schools, Kalgoorlie College

1964-85
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Darlington Annual Arts and Crafts Fair

1964-70
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“Australian Painting: 19th and 20th Centuries” touring New Zealand

1964
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“John McCaughey Memorial Prize Competition” Art Gallery of NSW

1965
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“Perth Prize For Drawing” AGWA

1966-79
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received Painting Prize, University of WA

1966
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founding member CATS – Children’s Activity Time Society, Perth

1967
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assisted by Marcus Collins constructed the first geodesic dome in WA
“George Haynes Paintings” Watters Gallery, Sydney.

1968
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“Perth Prize for Drawing – International” AGWA
“Invitation Exhibition” WAIT

1970
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“Sir William Angliss Memorial Art Prize” Melbourne. Sreceived prize for ‘Deep End’
“Georges’ Invitation Art Prize” Georges Gallery, Melbourne
“George Haynes” South Yarra Gallery, Melbourne
“3rd Invitation Exhibition” WAIT

1972
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six month residency, Power Bequest Studio, Paris

1972
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“West Australian Artists 1974”
“Young Contemporaries” Undercroft Gallery, UWA
“Ten Australians” circulated over two years with showings in Paris, Stuttgart, Venice, Milan, Florence, Rome. ‘Red Nude’ featured on poster.

1974
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received Murdoch University Art Prize. Perth
“Perth Prize for Drawing – International” AGWA

1975
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Gallery G, Perth opening group show
“George Haynes” Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne
“George Haynes, Paintings” Solander Gallery, Canberra.
“Ten West Australian Artists” AGWA
“George Haynes / Anne Maughan / Trevor Vickers” UWA Undercroft

1976
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Hogarth Galleries, Sydney

1977
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exhibited with Greenhill Galleries, Perth and Adelaide



1977-96
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“Perth Survey of Drawing: Contemporary Australian Drawings” Art Galleries of WA, Queensland, and New South Wales.
Six months’ residency in the Pilbara, WA Arts Council

1978
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elected President, Artists’ Union, Perth but later resigned
appointed WA representative, Visual Arts Board, Australia Council.
“Australian Painters and Printmakers” Fremantle City Gallery

1980
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“George Haynes – Paintings and Drawings” Rudy Komon Gallery, Sydney

1981
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“An Art Auction of George Haynes Paintings and Drawings” PIFT, Freo
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two month visit to Thailand
founding member of Nexus (later Praxis)
‘Critic’s Choice’ AGWA
“The Joe and Rose Skinner Bequest” Undercroft Gallery, UWA

1982
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opened new studio in Walker Street, South Fremantle, with an exhibition

“Festival of Perth Invitation Drawing Award” received the award

“Figures and Faces Drawn from Life” Heide Gallery, Melbourne

1983
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15 months teaching in Kalgoorlie
“Form, Image. Sign” AGWA
“Fremantle Prize for Drawing” received the prize

1984
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“Festival Exhibition” His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth
“Festival of Perth Invitation Drawing Award” received the award
“Artists Self-Portraits” Fremantle Arts Centre
“George Haynes Drawings and Linocuts” Fremantle Arts Centre
“Mandorla Art Prize” New Norcia

1985
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founding member Margaret River Arts Foundation
“Contemporary Australian Watercolours and Drawings”  David Jones Gallery Sydney
Fremantle Prize for Drawing
“BP Australia Art Award” AGWA
“Fremantle / Newport Exchange” Fremantle Arts Centre & Newport, USA

1986
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“The Fremantle Dozen” Fremantle Art Gallery
received WA Creative Development Fund Grant
“George Haynes Drawings” David Jones Art Gallery, Sydney

1987
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“George Haynes: A Survey, 3 Decades of Painting” AGWA
three months’ painting trip to the Kimberleys

1988
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six months drawing / painting trip to France

1991
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“The Draughtsman’s Contract” – inaugural Mark Howlett Foundation Fellowship

1992
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six month painting trip to UK

1993
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six month painting trip to New Zealand
Jonathon Grant Galleries, Auckland

1997
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exhibited with Perth Galleries

1998-2001
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exhibited at The Works, Fremantle

2001-2-5
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exhibited in Spearwood studio

2003-4-5
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Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi and Cottesloe, received the Judges’ Award 2006 Cottesloe

2006-7-8
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exhibited at The Moore’s Building, Fremantle
UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS
with JANE martin

2009
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“Out of the West’ - National Gallery of Australia - group show.
Exhibition at The Moore’s Building, Fremantle

2011
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Exhibition at the Moore’s Building, Fremantle

2011
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exhibition - Sussex Street, Spearwood
A SHOW OF SMALL PAINTINGS THROUGH THE SEASONS
-Summer / Autumn 2013

2013
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exhibition at Sussex Street Studio
New Works Being Shown In May

2014
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exhibition at Sussex Street studio
A SUMMER HARVEST - Recent Paintings From the UK 2015


Retrospective Artist at Darlington Arts Festival 2015

2015
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2016 exhibition at Linton & Kay
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2017 exhibition invite

2017 studio exhibition at Sussex Street
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