Noel Hart

Australian Artist Noel Hart began his career in the visual arts as a painter of expressive abstractions.

This background eventually enabled him to skillfully utilise molten glass in a unique painterly manner that manipulated both colour and light, while developing a narrative concerned with flowing gestures and intricate details that frequently simulate the colour sequences that occur in the plumage of parrot species, along with the environments where the occur.
These artworks are informed by constant research and experimentation while retaining the artist’s authentic and original vision.

1975
Diploma of Art and Design (Fine Art), Gordon Institute of Technology, Geelong, Australia

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
“The Rewilding”, Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, USA
“Noel Hart – Australische Glaskunst”, Galerie Sikabonyi, Vienna, Austria

2014
“Power Objects”, Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, USA
‘Eyes Wide Open’, Lone Goat Gallery, Byron Bay, Australia

2012
‘Avian and Other Stories’, Jane Sauer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA

2010
‘Ornithology Abstracted’, Jane Sauer Gallery, Santa Fe , NM, USA
‘The Call of The Wild’, Habatat Galleries, West Palm Beach, Fl, USA

2008
Parrotesque’, Jane Sauer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA

2007
‘Parrotism’, Kirra Galleries, Melbourne
‘Parrotesque’, Harrison Galleries, Sydney
Murwillumbah, Australia
‘Australian Parrot Abstractions’ , Kirra Galleries, Melbourne
‘Parrotism’, PISMO, Denver, Co, USA
‘Parrotism’, COSA Gallery, London, UK

2005
‘Psittaculture’ Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2004
‘Recent Work’  Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, Florida

2003
‘Psittaculture’ Compositions Gallery, San Francisco, USA

1991
‘Bowerhaus Paintings’   Network, Byron Bay, Australia

1990
‘Bowerhaus Paintings’   Network, Byron Bay, Australia

1987
‘A Wide Angled View of A Wide Angled View’, Artery Gallery, Geelong, Australia

1983
‘New Work’ Iceberg Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1978
‘PhotoWorks’ Works Gallery, Geelong, Australia

GROUP AND OTHER EXHIBITIONS

2018
Palm Beach Modern & Contemporary – Tansey Contemporary

2017
Sarasota Glass Weekend – Galerie Sikabonyi, Sarasota, Florida, USA
The Heirloom Makers – Qdos Gallery, Lorne, Australia
L.A. Art Show – Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, USA
SOFA Chicago – Bender Gallery, Asheville, NC. USA
Hofburg Art & Antique – Gallery Sikabonyi, Vienna, Austria
Art Toronto – Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2016
L.A. Art Show – Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Sarasota Glass Weekend – Galerie Sikabonyi, Sarasota, Florida, USA
Houston Art Fair, – Tansey Contemporary, Houston Texas, USA
SOFA Chicago, with Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Rainforest to Reef – Kirra Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

2015
Fired – Arvada Arts Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
Expressions of Light – Gallery 511, Key West, Florida. USA
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, with Tansey Contemporary, Palm Springs, Ca. USA
SOFA Chicago, with Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, USA

2014
Art Palm Beach, with Tansey Contemporary, Florida USA
WIKAM Artfair 2014 – with Galerie Sikabonyi, Vienna, Austria
Biodiversity & Human Impact on the Environment – Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, USA
An Elemental Approach – Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, NSW, Australia
WABA-CSIRO ‘Discover Wildlife: Art and Science’ Symposium, Canberra, Australia
SOFA Chicago, with Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, USA
Inspiration Wild – A Narrative, WAMA @ Sofitel Melbourne.
Art Palm Beach, with Jane Sauer Gallery, Florida USA
Small Scale Big Ideas – Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Distant Visions 11, Duncan McClellan Gallery, St Petersburg, Florida
SOFA Chicago, with Jane Sauer Gallery, Santa Fe, USA
Art and Antiques, Hofburg Palace, Vienna, with Galerie Sikabonyi
Art Santa Fe – with Jane Sauer Gallery

2013
Art Palm Beach, with Jane Sauer Gallery, Florida USA
WIKAM Art Fair 2013 – with Galerie Sikabonyi, Vienna, Austria
Distant Visions 11, Duncan McClellan Gallery, St Petersburg, Florida
SOFA Chicago with Jane Sauer Gallery, Santa Fe, USA
Art and Antiques, Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Galerie Sikabonyi.
Art Santa Fe, Jane Sauer Gallery, New Mexico, USA

2012
Director’s Choice, Kirra Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne Sculpture Prize 2012 – Finalist, Royal Exhibition Hall, Melbourne.

Art Palm Beach, with Jane Sauer Gallery, Florida USA
WIKAM Art Fair 2012, with Galerie Sikabonyi , Vienna, Austria
SOFA Chicago, with Jane Sauer Gallery
Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair with Retrospect Galleries
Korean International Art Fair with Retrospect Galleries
Art Toronto with Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2011
Return to the Tropics, Habatat Galleries, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Animal Instincts, Glass Artists Gallery, Sydney, Australia
The Dying Art, Mullumbimby Civic Centre, NSW, Australia
Art London, with COSA / George Babbington Fine Art, London, UK
Artfelt Art Prize, Winner Northern Rivers Art Gallery, Ballina, NSW, Australia
The Light and The Dark, Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby, NSW, Australia
Sculpture in the Paddock, Bangalow, NSW, Australia
SOFA West, Santa Fe, with Jane Sauer Gallery, New Mexico, USA
Glass Now, Mary Childs Studio Arts, Great Barrington, Ma. USA
Dusseldorf Art Fair, represented by Galerie Sikabonyi, Vienna, Austria
WIKAM 2011 Art Fair, with Galerie Sikabonyi, Vienna, Austria
Walk on the Wild Side, Harrison Galleries, Sydney
Wheaton Arts GlassWeekend, with Jane Sauer Gallery, Millville, New Jersey, USA

2010
28th Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, West Palm Beach
SOFA Chicago, with Jane Sauer Gallery
Kunst & Antiquitätenmesse, with Galerie Sikabonyi, Vienna, Austria
Crossfire 2, Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, Australia
SOFA New York, with Jane Sauer Gallery
Artscape Sculpture Biennial, Byron Bay, Australia
WIKAM 2010 Art Fair, with Galerie Sikabonyi, Vienna, Austria

2009

Blown Away: International Glass of the 21st Century. Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan, USA
Caldera Art, The Centre, Beaudesert, Australia
27th Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, West Palm Beach
Day of the Dead, Retrospect Galleries, Byron Bay
Kunst & Antiquitätenmesse, with Encore! Encore!,Vienna, Austria
Art in the Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
Palm Beach 3, with Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL, USA
Sculpture 2009, Harrison Galleries, Sydney
Glass Artists, Kingfisher Gallery, Perth
SOFA New York, with Jane Sauer Gallery
SOFA West, Santa Fe, with Jane Sauer Gallery
SOFA Chicago, with Jane Sauer Gallery
S,M,L,XL, Waywood Gallery , Byron Bay, Australia
Art of Abstraction, Mullumbimby Civic Centre. Australia

2008
26th Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, USA
FLUX, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, USA
SOFA Chicago with Jane Sauer Gallery
Sculpture 2008, Harrison Galleries, Sydney
Palm Beach 3, with Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, FL.
SOFA New York, with Jane Sauer Gallery
Glass Concepts, Lehigh University Art Gallery, Bethlehem, PA, USA
London Art Fair, with COSA Gallery, London
The Vessel Explored ‘08, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton

2007
25th Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton
Palm Beach 3, with Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton
The Vessel Explored, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton
London Art Fair, with COSA Gallery, London
Let Them Roam, Harrison Galleries, Sydney
Form Art Fair, with COSA Gallery, London
SOFA Chicago with Kirra Galleries
KIAF- Seoul, Korea, with Gaffer Studio Glass, Hong Kong
Mastery, Arthouse Singapore, with Gaffer Studio Glass, Hong Kong

2006
24th Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton
COLLECT, V+A Museum, with COSA Gallery, London
London Art Fair, with COSA Gallery, London
34nd Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA
Mastery, Gaffer Studio Glass, Hong Kong
SOFA Chicago with Kirra Galleries
Australian Glass 2006, Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Singapore Art Fair, with Gaffer Studio Glass, Hong Kong
Art London, with COSA Gallery, London

2005
23rd Annual International Glass Invitational Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton
SOFA Chicago with Kirra Galleries
Two Cubes, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
COLLECT, V+A Museum, with COSA Gallery, London
Contemporary Australian Glass. Gaffer Studio Glass, The Art House, Singapore
Contemporary Glass 2005, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton
33nd Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA
Olympia Art Fair, with COSA Gallery, London

2004
32nd Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA
Contemporary Glass 2004, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton
COLLECT, V+A Museum, with COSA Gallery, London
One Earth, One Human, One Bird –  Gaffer Studio Glass, Hong Kong
New Work – Kirra Galleries, Melbourne
1000 degrees Gallery, Avalon Beach, Sydney
SOFA Chicago with Kirra Galleries
International Glass 2004, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton

2003
SOFA Chicago with Habatat Galleries Boca Raton
31st Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA
International Glass 2003, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Blown – Kirra, Melbourne, Australia
International Glass Collectors Exhibition – Global Art, Seattle, U.S.A

2002
S.O.F.A. Chicago with Compositions Gallery, San Francisco,
Emerging Artists, Marta Hewett Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
30th Annual International Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, Mi, USA
Skin, The Art Company of Australia. Ocean Grove, Australia
Talls, Waywood Gallery, Byron Bay, Australia
Encased, Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby, Australia

2001
Qdos, Lorne, Australia
International Glass, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

1996
Byron Regional Art Gallery, Byron Bay, Australia
Mullumbimby Art Gallery, Mullumbimby, Australia
Artworks, Brisbane, Australia

1995
Wilsons Creek Sculpture Garden, Wilsons Creek, Australia

1994
Epicentre Art Gallery, Byron Bay, Australia

1993
Mullumbimby Art Gallery, Mullumbimby, Australia Cape Gallery, Byron Bay, Australia
Byron Regional Art Gallery, Byron Bay, Australia
Lismore Regional Art Gallery, Lismore, Australia

1992
Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast, Australia
Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, Australia

1991
Bond University Art Gallery, Gold Coast, Australia
Kinsellas, Sydney, Australia

1989
Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah, Australia
Artery, Geelong, Australia

1988
Qdos, Lorne, Australia
Artery, Geelong, Australia

1987
Deakin University, Geelong, Australia

1985
Sculpture ‘85, Melbourne, Australia
Maakom Foundation, Amsterdam

1983
Iceberg Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1980
Gallery of Silence, New York

1978
Works Gallery, Geelong, Australia

(selected) COLLECTIONS

Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Detroit, Mich., USA
Amarillo National Bank, Amarillo, Texas, USA.
Williams & Connolly, LLP, Washington DC, USA
Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong
Fujifilm, Tokyo, Japan
Mitsubishi Corporation, Australia
Price Waterhouse, Melbourne
Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, Australia
National Glass Collection, Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, Australia
Epworth Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Kaplan-Ostergaard Glass Centre, Palm Springs Art Museum, USA
Epworth Hospital – Melbourne, Australia
Elements of Byron Resort – Byron Bay, Australia

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Australia, UK, France, Spain, Hong Kong, NZ, USA, Canada, Singapore,
Japan, Germany, Ireland, Austria, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Russia,
China, South Korea, Saudi Arabia

AWARDS

1990
Coffs Harbour Painting Prize – Winning Entry.

2011
Artfelt Art Prize, Northern Rivers Community Art Gallery, Ballina, – First Prize

GRANTS

Theatre Board of the Australia Council -1986
Literature Board of the Australia Council -1986
Community Cultural Development Unit of the Australia Council – 1986
Regional Arts – NSW Ministry for the Arts – 1989
Myer Foundation – 1986
Lance Reichstein Foundation – 1986

PUBLICATIONS (selected)

Inspiration Wild – Wildlife Art Museum of Australia
Parrot – by Paul Carter
Back To Back Theatre – by H. Grehan & P. Eckersall
Craft Art Magazine, Australia
National Liberty Museum – Glass Now, USA
American Style, USA
Santa Fean, USA
Art Collector, Australia
Flux – New Mexico Museum of Art, USA
Coast, Australia
Wild Byron, Australia
Northern Star Weekender, Australia
Courier Mail, Australia
Habatat Galleries International Exhibition Catalogues 2002, 03,04,05,06,07,08,09,10, USA
World Of Glass, USA

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