PAUL HOBAN

PAUL HOBAN

b. 1954, Cowra.

Lives and works in Adelaide.

Paul Hoban was born in Cowra, New South Wales in 1954. He completed a Diploma in Fine Art (Painting), SA School of Art, University of South Australia (1976); Master of Visual Arts, SA School of Art, University of South Australia (1993); Post Experience Program, Royal College of Art, London (2000); PhD Visual Arts candidate, SA School of Art, University of South Australia (2006). Exhibitions include CACSA Contemporary 2010: The New New, Adelaide (2010); The Green Candle, collaborative exhibition with John Barbour, SA School of Art Gallery, Adelaide (2008); Chemistry, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (2000). Collections include the University of South Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia and Artbank. Formerly Studio Specialisation, Head of Painting and Drawing, SA School of Art, University of South Australia.

“...Between ‘mind’ as autonomous, and ‘culture’ as collective. Between process, method, and product as the record of process and the evidence of method. Picture the works as a play between trance dance and open-ended, ‘high-art’ speculation. The whole project a complex of binary oppositions - non-binding - with each term unattached, perhaps even expedient. The whole a web of branching stems: tuberous, pulsing, rhizomatic, symptomatic. A cluster of energy sources brought to earth and grounded, immured now in physical matter; feeding like yeast...“

(excerpt from Index P. by John Barbour, 2001)

 

PAUL HOBAN - MEANDER GET WINGS #2, 2014-15, Synthetic polymer paint, oil paint, pencil, ink on canvas, 162 x 98cm
WRAPTURES
2015
PAUL HOBAN - Manifold, 2012 synthetic polymer paint, ink and spray ink on canvas 91.5 x 91.5cm
TRANSFORMAL
2012
PAUL HOBAN - Phosphenia, synthetic polymer paint and ink on canvas, 170 x 255cm
AFTER IMAGE
2010
CIRCA
2007
PAUL HOBAN - Loop Place, acrylic & paintskins on canvas, 130 x 200cm
2005
4MAL
2003
MISCELLANEOUS
BIOGRAPHY
1954
Born Cowra, New South Wales
 
1976BA Fine Arts, South Australian School of Art, University of South Australia
1993Master of Arts (Visual Arts), South Australian School of Art, University of South Australia
1999Awarded Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship
2000Post Experience Program, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2006PhD Visual Arts candidate, SA School of Art, University of SA
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015Wraptures, GAGPROJECTS | Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
2012Transformal, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
2010After Image, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
2009Paintskin Survey 1993-2008; curated by Peter McKay, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia
Paintings 2003-2009, curated by Trevor Fuller, Place Gallery, Melbourne
2008Flatland, Place Gallery, Melbourne
2007Circa, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
2006ObVerses, Watson Place Gallery, Melbourne
Rounder, Downtown Art Space, Adelaide
2005

Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide (SALA Festival ’05 exhibition)

2004Watson's Place Gallery, Melbourne
2003Antipodean Antlers, Samstag Disclosures Project, Adelaide
Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
Ground Zero/Windows, Art Museum University of SA
DGZ, installation for University of South Australia Art Museum 'windows' series
4Mal, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
2001Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
2000Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
1999Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
1998Pinacotheca Gallery, Melbourne
1997Voice Box, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
1995PS, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
1993Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2010Orange Wrappers, FELTspace, Adelaide
2010Green Candle 2 (collaborations with John Barbour), The New New, Contemporary Art Centre of SA
Quiet Reader, Adelaide Central School of Art Gallery, Adelaide
2009Recycled Library: Altered Books, touring national regional galleries, museums, and cultural centres in Gladstone, Grafton, Mornington Peninsula, Dubbo, Wagge Wagga, Bathurst, Noosa, Hervey Bay, Port Lincoln, Port Pirie, and Murray Bridge, touring 2009-2012
Left Field, Felt Space, Adelaide
2008The Green Candle, collaborative exhibition with John Barbour, SA School of Art Gallery, Adelaide
2007Audio-Visual, Downtown Art Space, Adelaide
2006Mentor-Mentored, Contemporary Art Centre of SA
Things Will Be Great, MOP Gallery, Sydney
Snapshot, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide and Country Arts SA touring exhibition
2005Dialectaline, Drawing Conference Exhibition, Prospect Gallery, Adelaide
Translations, Glass Work exhibition, Hill-Smith Fine Art Gallery
Livres, Librarie Millescamps Perigueux, France
2004Isle of Refuge and 3 Years to Life, Flinders University Gallery, Adelaide
Works on Paper, Watson Place Gallery, Melbourne
2003ARCO 2003, International Art Fair, Madrid, Spain, Greenaway Art Gallery stand
A small private eye, Horsham Regional Art Gallery and touring
Surfaces, Forum Exhibition, South Australian School of Art, Liverpool St Gallery, Adelaide
1999-2001What John Berger Saw, touring exhibition, IMA, Brisbane; Curtin University, Perth; Monash University Gallery, VIC; ANU Gallery; Orange Regional Gallery; University of South Australia Art Museum, Adelaide
2001Blanc, Artspace, Adelaide Festival Centre
2000Chemistry: Art in South Australia Art 1990-2000, Art Gallery of South Australia
1999The August Show, Port Community Arts Centre Gallery
1996Messy and Restless, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia
ACAF5, Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Hall, Melbourne
White Hysteria, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia & Stripp Gallery, Melbourne
1994-95Collaborative Mural Project, Northfield Women’s Prison, Adelaide
1994ACAF4, Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Hall, Melbourne
1993Group Exhibition, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
1992-93Masters & Graduate Exhibition, University of South Australia Art Museum
1983Music for Eyes, Car Crash Gallery, London, UK
1982Working Photography, Contemporary Art Society, Adelaide
1976Graduate Student Exhibition, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
 
COLLECTIONS
University of South Australia
Art Gallery of South Australia
Artbank
Mitchell Collection, Australia
Jose Luis Cuerda Collection, Spain
Karina Kawai Collection, Japan
Marcello Collection, Argentina
 
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

• Mark Siebert: catalogue essay for the group exhibition ‘Audio Visual’ 2007
• Anne Weckert: catalogue essay for the group exhibition ‘Things Will Be Great’ MOP Sydney
• Jim Moss: Catalogue essay for group the exhibition ‘Mentor Mentored’, Contemporary Art Centre 2006
• Jennifer Phipps: Catalogue essay for ‘ObVerses’ Watson Place Gallery Melbourne 2006
• Sephanie Radok  Raw and Cooked Margins – Artlink Vol 24 No 3  2005 pp40-45
• Andy Fuller: What is Research -catalogue essay for Watson Place exhibition 2005
• Wendy Walker:  Artlink, December 2003
• Paul Hoban: Mary T. Smith and Jungle Phillips (curatorial): Raw Vision #44, Fall 2003
• Terry Ingram: Australian Financial Review, 27 March 2003
• Wendy Walker – ‘A Lighter Touch’/review of ‘4mal’ /Greenaway Gallery, Advertiser July 19, 2003
• Alain Reneau – ‘Archeo Echos’ Sud Quest, March 2003, Perigeux, France
• ARCO 03 catalogue, ( Essay by Wendy Walker) February 2003,Madrid, Spain
• Ken Orchard Review of 2001 solo show at Greenaway Art Gallery, Artlink Volume 21 Number 4, December 2001
• John Barbour “Wired and Rooted” Broadsheet Summer Volume 28 No 4 1999/2000
• What John Berger Saw (1999 Catalogue Essay by Merryn Gates, (Nikos Papastergiadis ed) ANU Canberra School of Art Gallery
• Wendy Walker "Bohemian Sympathies" Advertiser Review July 20th 1999
• Samstag Scholarship Catalogue (Catalogue Essay by M.A. Greenstein) University of South Australia 1998
• Exhibition Catalogue Pinacotheca Gallery The Document Company (essay by John Barbour) 1998
Drury, N: Images 3 Contemporary Australian Art Craftsman House 1997
• Helen Fuller Broadsheet August/September 1997
Adam Dutkiewitz  Advertiser Review June 17th, 1997
• Gavin Malone "Loungeroom of Ideas: Messy and Restless' In Artlink Volume 17 No 1 1997
• Stephanie Radok "Doin' the Limbo” Artlink Volume 15 No 4 1996/97
• O'Connell, S: Messy and Restless, Exhibition Catalogue Contemporary Art Centre of SA 1996
• John Neylon  "White Hysteria" Adelaide Review July 1996
• Brett Buttfield "Messy and Restless" dB Magazine Number 131, 6/19 November 1996
• John Neylon Adelaide Review October 1996
• Brett Buttfield  "White Hysteria" dB Magazine No 121,27 Aug-4 Sept. 1996
• Stephanie Radok Adelaide Review 1996
• John Neylon 'Mixed Metaphor" Adelaide Review February 1996
• Ken Bolton – Otis Rush No 11 1995
• Drury, N: Images 2 Contemporary Australian Art Craftsman House 1994
• University of SA Museum: Masters and Graduate Catalogue, South Australian School of Art University of SA 1993
• David O'Halloran "Signs of Freedom" Advertiser Review October 6th 199

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