Name: Ian Chamberlain
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Nationality: Australian resident
Born: Year of the rabbit

Biography: Australian born artist Ian Chamberlain has been involved in the arts for more than thirty years. Ian works across media: design, painting, sculpture, photography, music, digital media� He explores the possibilities of space, colour, sound and form, rather than the technical aspects of any one medium. His work can be found in private collections around the world. Education: left school early with the firm belief that society, as we know it, had but a short time left to run - still not sure. Commenced formal art training (DNF); Commenced formal art training again (DNF); Studied jazz at The Conservatorium of Music, Sydney; Studied graphic design at the School of Graphic Arts, Sydney; Studied digital imaging and multimedia, TAFE of Western Sydney Memberships: Current member National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA); Founding Member of the Society of Advertising, Commercial and Magazine Photographers (ACMP) 1993; Founding Member of the Australian Graphic Designers Association (AGDA) 1988 Career experience in alphabetical order: assembly line worker; automotive spare parts manager; ayur-vedic therapist; bin tally man; cabinet maker; car detailer; composer; copy writer; courier; farm hand; fine artist; fruit picker; gardener; graphic designer; guitar teacher; handyman; health centre manager; house husband; inventor of the Headbag; labourer; musical instrument demonstrator; musician; office manager; owner/manager of graphic design and commercial photography studio; painter and decorator; photographer; picture framer; storeman; truck driver; waiter Past exhibitions: 2009 'Lingua Franca' Event Horizon Gallery, Katoomba, Australia; 2008 'Contemporary Art' Lloyd Gill Gallery, Weston-Super-Mare UK; 2007 'Art in Mind' Brick Lane Gallery, London UK; The Art Makers Exhibition, Balmain Watch House, Sydney; 2006 LGA exhibition, Peppers Fairmont, Leura; 'Photographic Portrait Prize', Wollongong City Gallery, Australia; 'Beyond the Blue', Cowra Regional Gallery, Australia; 'Cowra Festival', Cowra Regional Gallery, Australia; 2005 Major prize winner: Painting and Mixed Media, The Artspace, Katoomba, Australia; 'Digital Soup', Braemar Gallery, Springwood, Australia; 'Emerge', The Artspace, Katoomba, Australia; 1995 'Fruit Update', The Watchhouse Gallery, Balmain, Sydney, Australia; 'Doubly Gifted', Bondi, Sydney, Australia; 1995 'The Seven Deadly Things', The Watchhouse Gallery, Balmain, Sydney, Australia; 1994 'The Love of Money', The Watchhouse Gallery, Balmain, Sydney, Australia; 1993 'Views', The Watchhouse Gallery, Balmain, Sydney, Australia; 'Doubly Gifted', Bondi, Sydney, Australia; The Paper House Stationery Design Competition finalist, Sydney, Australia; 'Views', Stanton Library, North Sydney, Australia; Work featured in Professional Photography magazine; 1992 Finalist Hasselblad Masters Exhibition, touring exhibition of capital cities, Australia; 1991: The Phantom Exhibition, DC Arts, Sydney Likes: family and friends; hot showers and dry clothes after walks in the wilderness; good vegetarian food; running along forest paths; solitude; company; The Goons; yoga; my Dyson vacuum cleaner; weather; Hasselblad cameras; paradox Dislikes: isms and movements; cruelty; fashion (when taken seriously); a totally intellectual approach to anything; the senseless destruction of the planet; not owning a Hasselblad; paradox