Rene Bolten, photograph by Ian Slade

RENÉ BOLTEN | CURRICULUM VITEA

1954- Born in Den Haag, the Netherlands.
1973-1978- Studied at Amsterdam Academy for Visual Art Education, Netherlands. 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017- Lismore Regional Gallery, 'Paintings and Drawings', (December 9 2016 - February 4 2017)

2015- Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Of Place (group show), Ballina, NSW
2013- Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby
2010- Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby
2008- Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW
2002- Michael Nagy Fine Arts, Sydney
2000- Michael Nagy Fine Arts, Sydney
1996- Maudespace - Glebe, Sydney
1994- Maudespace - Glebe, Sydney
1989- The Painters Gallery, Sydney
1989- Lismore Regional Art Gallery, Lismore, NSW
1987- The Painters Gallery Sydney
1987- Water and Colour, Lismore Regional Art Gallery
1986- Niagara Galleries, Melbourne.
1985- The Painters Gallery, Sydney.
1984- Cardboard Sculptures, The Painters Gallery Sydney
1983- The Painters Gallery, Sydney
1982- The Painters Gallery, Sydney
1978- Hasselt, Belgium


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020- Tweed Regional Gallery, You are here: art of the region, exhibition of works from the collection,

Murwillambah, NSW

2019- Eutick Memorial Still Life Prize Still Life Prize, Finalist, Project Contemporary Artspace

Wollongong, NSW

2019- May Space Gallery, Shelf Life, Waterloo, Sydney

2018- Lismore Regional Gallery, Missing You Collaborative Exhibition, Lismore. NSW

2018- Lismore Regional Gallery, Finalist, Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize, Lismore, NSW 

2018- A Series of Parts, an exhibition of artworks by Teachers of the Byron School of Art,      

M-Arts Precinct Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW

2018 Still Prize, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW 

2016- Eutick Memorial Still Life Prize, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, (Accepted Artist)         

2015- Eutick Memorial Still Life Prize, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, (Accepted Artist)                                                                 

2015- Of Place, Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina, NSW
2014- Calleen Art Award, Cowra, NSW
2013- Wilson Art Prize, Trinity College, Lismore, NSW
2013- Northern Rivers Portrait Prize, Lismore Regional Gallery - Overall Winner
2012- EMSLA, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
2012- Amsterdam Art Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2012- Garden of Earthly Delights, Retrospect Galleries, Byron Bay
2011- Northern Rivers Portrait Prize, Drawing Group, Lismore Regional Gallery
2011- Drawn Together, Retrospect Galleries, Byron Bay
2009- Still Life, 1930’s to the Present, Gold Coast Art Centre
2008- EMSLA, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
2007- EMSLA, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
2000- Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
1997- The Rembrandt Connection, National Gallery of Victoria
1994- Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
1993- Water, Gallery XX, Lismore NSW
1992- Still Life, Alive and Local, Lismore Regional Art Gallery, Lismore NSW
1991- Outlying and Far Reaching, Touring Exhibition, Townsville, Darwin, Lismore, Brisbane
1989- Landmarks II, Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore NSW
1988- Landmarks, ARO Space, Lismore, Lismore NSW
1985- Interior Landscapes, Prentice House Gallery Grafton
1984- Travelling Exhibition Sydney and Melbourne
1983- Gallery De Sponz, Amsterdam

 

AWARDS AND PRIZES
2013- Overall Winner, Northern Rivers Portrait Prize, Lismore Regional Gallery
2008- Regional Artists Prize, Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

 

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
2013- Lismore Regional Gallery, Portrait of Jenny London
2013- Tweed River Regional Gallery, Murwilllmbah, 'Pear on a Plate'
2008- Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, 'Tomato on Slice of Bread'
1998- Lismore Regional Gallery, Portrait of Felix Radman


RECENT COMMISSIONS

2016/17- Portrait of Valerie Axtens
2015-  Portrait of Hilary and Frieda Herrman
2013- The Prodigal Son for St Vincent de Paul Society, 'Fred's Place' Tweed Heads
2012-  Portrait of Mitchell Martin-Weber

 

TEACHING AND FACILITATION WORK

1989-2019- Visual Arts Teacher, TAFE, Maclean and Lismore
2013-2020- Arts Facilitator, RED Inc. (Disability Support Organisation), Lismore, NSW
2014-2015- Mural Facilitator, RED Inc., Lismore, NSW

2014-2020- Visual Arts Teacher, Byron School of Arts

2009- 2019- Art Facilitator, Lismore Art Club, (2017-2019 Lismore Art Club Patron)

2009 - 2019- Art Facilitator, Ballina Art Club

2012-2016- Visual Arts Teacher, Byron Community College

 

COMMUNITY ARTS ACTIVITIES

2019- The Chalkies, Chalk Mosaic Activity, Eat the Street, Lismore, NSW

2017- The Chefs, Children's Art Facilitator, Eat the Street, Lismore, NSW

2016- The Chefs, Eat the Street, Children's Art Facilitator, Lismore, NSW

2016- Chalk Drawing with Community, Soul Street New Years Eve Event, Byron Bay

2015- Chalk Drawing with Community, Soul Street New Years Eve Event, Byron Bay

2015- Rene Bolten- 'Of Place' Art Workshop, Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina

2015- The Houndstooths Paper Caper at THE ARTY PARTY,  Spinks Park Lismore, NSW

2015- The Houndstooths at Pacific Fair, Queensland

2015- The Houndstooths In the Drawing Room- Kids Art Workshops , Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina

2015- The Houndstooths (Visual Arts Performance Duo)- 'The Marvellous Machine', Lismore Regional Gallery Event

2014/15- The Houndstooths (Visual Arts Performance Duo)- 'In the Drawing Parlour',  Falls Festival, Byron Bay

2014- Chalk Drawing with Community, Soul Street New Years Eve Event, Byron Bay

2014- Chalk Drawing Workshop, Lismore Lantern Parade, Lismore

2014- Chalk Drawing Workshop, Wonder-Full Day, Lismore Regional Gallery- (winter school holiday program)
2014- Chalk Drawing and Live Mural Painting-Bay Lane Activation, 25th October, Byron Bay

2013- Chalk Drawing with Community, Soul Street New Years Eve Event, Byron Bay

MURALS

2017- Mural co-created with artist Michelle Dawson, new Children's Ward, Lismore Base Hospital
2014- RED Inc Mural co-created with RED Inc. Artists. (This project received a 2014 CASP Grant)
2013- 2015 Murals for Children's Ward, Lismore Base Hospital, North Coast Area Health
2013- Mural, Children's Treatment Room, Cancer Care Unit, Lismore Base Hospital, North Coast Area Health
2012- 'Pride Mural', Lismore Transit Centre commissioned in partnership with TAFE, INTRA & NORTEC