Michael Bullock. Born, Perth WA lives in West Footscray, Victoria

Education and Qualifications

2009 Master of Fine Art, Monash University
2003 Graduate Diploma of Visual Art, Victorian College of The Arts.
1988-90 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts), Curtin University of Technology. Western Australia. Painting Major.

Relevant Professional Positions

2013-2015 Monash Art and Design, Teaching Associate, Woodwork and Metal Construction, Fine Arts Department
2009-11 Monash Art and Design, Teaching Associate, Painting and Drawing, Fine Arts Dept.
2007-08 Monash Art and Design, Assistant Lecturer, Level A, Painting and Drawing, Fine Arts Dept.
2005-2015  Monash Art and Design, Painting and Drawing Technical Officer.

Selected Recent Solo Exhibitions

2017 Market Values, Five Walls Gallery, Footscray.
2014 The Washing Away of Time, SpacedHub, North Perth
2013 Michael Bullock, One Shanthiroad, Bangalore India.
2013 The Sandalwood Project, Fremantle Arts Centre
2012 Enlightenment Figures, Linden Innovators Program, Linden Center for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne.
2007 Duo,Kings ARI, Melbourne
2003 Chuyen The, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne.
2001 Rubber Fish, Gallery 4a, Australian Asian Artists Association,Sydney.
1999 Rubber Fish, Australian Embassy, Ha Noi, Vietnam.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 Spaced 2: Future Recall, Western Australian Museum, as part of the Perth International Arts Festival
2014 Merchant Cities, The Substation, Newport.
2013 The Substation Art Prize, The Substation, Newport.
2011 Beautiful Volcanoes (Curator Michael Vale), Monash Faculty Gallery, Caulfield
The Gravity of the Situation, Auction and Exhibition, Monash Faculty Gallery, Caulfield
2009 Albury Art Prize, Albury Art Gallery, NSW
2008 Stan and Maureen Duke Art Prize”, Gold Coast City Art Gallery
Proof of Life, O Projects Melbourne (Curator, Carl Scrase)
30 x 30 x30, Monash Faculty Gallery Caulfield. 
2007 Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Traveling Fellowship, VCA Gallery, Melbourne
2006 Boryoung International Stone Carving Symposium, Mosan Art Museum, Mosan, South Korea.
Memories and Imaginings,Contemporary Interior Visions. Ord Minnett Foyer, (Curator , Kirsten Rann). Melbourne
Life Is Getting Longer,VCA Gallery, Melbourne (Curator, Steven Rendall, May 2006)
2004 Life is Very Long,Yarra Sculpture Gallery,Melbourne.(Curator, Steven Rendall)
Quatrain VCA Alliance Francaise Art Award, Alliance Francaise gallery Gallery, Melbourne.
                                120 Degrees of Separation, Linden -St. Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts. Melbourne
2003 The Fourth International Sculpture Symposium, Chau Doc, An Giang Province, Vietnam.
Victorian College of the Arts Graduate Show, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne.
ANZ Visual Arts Fellowship Award, 380 Collins Street, Melbourne.
Toorak Village Festival of Sculpture, Toorak Village, Melbourne.
2002 The Third International Sculpture Symposium, Song Huong River, Hue, Vietnam.
2002 National Works on Paper, Mornington Regional Gallery, Mornington.
                                Half a World Away, Hallwalls Gallery, Buffalo New York. USA (Curator, Simon Rees)
                                Open For Inspection,  60 Stirling St. Footscray (Curator, Nguyen Tran Hoang)
2001 Gallery 4a Members Exhibition, Gallery 4a,Sydney
2000 2000 National Works on Paper, Mornington Regional Gallery.


2013 Asialink/ Spaced Reciprocal residency Program, Bangalore India
2011 Artist in Residence Program, Fremantle Arts Centre
2010 a window until the rains come”, ALBB open studio program, Pi-Channel Studios, Saigon, Vietnam.
2006                  Boryoung International Sculpture Symposium, Mosan Art Museum, Mosan, South Korea.
2003 The Fourth International Sculpture Symposium, Chau Doc, An Giang Province, Vietnam.
2002 The Third International Sculpture Symposium, Song Huong River, Hue, Vietnam.
1999 Studio Residency at The Hanoi College of Industrial Design, Hanoi, Vietnam. Asialink Visual Arts Residency Program

Selected Grants/Awards

2013 Asialink Residency Laboratory Program, Bangalore, India as part of IASKA Spaced 2 Future Recall Program.
2011 New Work Grant, VACB, The Australia Council.
2010 Finalist, Georges Mora Foundation Fellowship
2009 Finalist, Albury Art Prize
2007 Finalist, Stan and Maureen Duke Art Prize
2006 Finalist, Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship
2005 Rolco Award, Monash University
2004 Awarded Arts Victoria, New Work Development Grant
2003 VCA Alliance Francaise  Art Award.
Finalist, ANZ Visual Arts Fellowship Award, Highly Commended 380 Collins Street, Melbourne.
VCA Directors Discretionary Fund for Participation in the Fourth International Sculpture Symposium, Vietnam.
2002 Awarded Visual Arts and Craft Board Australia Council, Skills and Arts Development Grant.
Finalist “2002 National Works on Paper”, Mornington Regional Gallery
2001 Awarded Arts Victoria, New Work Development Grant
1999 The Asialink residency program,The Hanoi College of Industrial Design, Vietnam.
1991 Awarded Studio, Old Customs House, Fremantle, Western Australia.
1990 Monique Atlas Prize, Top Graduate in Painting Department, Curtin University. Western Australia

Selected Bibliography and Media

2015 Melissa Leo Cultural Exchange: Spaced 2, Future Recall brings artists to regional WA,
2014 Doug Spencer, Michael Bullock: “The washing Away of Time’ Books and Arts Daily, Radio Interview:http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/booksandarts/michael-bullock3a-27the- washing-away-of-time27/5806204
2013 Jayanthi Mudhukar Soap be it, Bangalore Mirror, Sunday Decemember 22, 2013
    Laetitia Wilson, “Mad About The Freo Hub”, The West Australian, May 11, 2013.
Madelaine Dickie, Smoke, Sandalwood and Bronze: a sculptural poem, radio interview, http://www.abc.net.au/local/audio/2013/05/07/3753868.htm
2012 Miles Allinson, Meaning in Delay, Linden Innovators 1, Catalogue essay.
2008 Kate Daw and Vicki McInnes (ed.) Bureau, VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, 2008.
2006 Ashley Crawford, Life is Getting Longer, Preview, The Sunday Age, June 11, 2006.
Helene Frichot, Life is Getting Longer, Catalogue Essay VCA Gallery, June, 2006.
Simon Gregg, “Life is Getting Longer” Artlink, Vol. 26, No. 4. 2006
Megan Backhouse  “Life is Getting Longer”, Art Galleries, A2, The Age June 10, 2006.
2005 Jazminas Cininas Life is Very Long” Acca Mag, Issue 8, www.accaonline.org.au
Cliff Burtt “Life is Very Long”, Artlink. Vol.25 No. 1.2005
2002 Suzanne Lecht “A Celebration of Differences” World Sculpture News, Vol.8,No. 4. Autumn. 2002.
“Creativity That Stands the Test of Time” Sunday Vietnam News, May 19 2002.
2001 Victoria Hynes The Sydney Morning Herald Oct. 5-11.
2000 “Vietnam as a Fishbowl is One School of Thought”, Viet Nam News Dec 15, 1999

Selected Publications/Articles

2010 “Darkroom”, Catalogue essay for Nguyen Tran Hoang, Red Gallery, Fitzroy.
2003 “Chuyen The” Catalogue Essay and Artists Statement, Gertrude Contemporary Artist Spaces.
2002 “After Images” With Christian Capurro and Tom Nicholson Meanjin, Portraits of the Artist’. Vol.62 Number 2, 2003.
2000 “Making the Land Go Salty: Issues Surrounding Sustainability For the Emerging Artist” Artists Talk: Issues Facing Australian Artists”, edited by Richard Holt and Brett Jones. West Space publication, Melbourne 2000
1998 “Greg Creek, Desktop Drawing” All This and Heaven Too 1998 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia. 1998


Curtin University Art Collection
Christ Church Grammar School