About the Artist

Adrian Mauriks - 1st May 1942 to 30th July 2020

Undergraduate and Post Graduate between 1972 and 1978 at the Victorian College Of The Arts, Melbourne, Victoria, majoring in fine art.

Lectured at a number of Universities, including Melbourne and Ballarat Universities between 1979 and the end of 1996.

1985 artist in residence at Wagga Wagga RMIHE University NSW, for 6 months.

Occupied one of the guest studios at Stichting Kunst and Complex in Rotterdam, The Netherlands for 5 months in 1997.

Individual exhibitions include shows at the Irving Sculpture Gallery, Sydney, NSW, the William Mora Galleries, Melbourne. Robin Gibson Galleries, Sydney, Andres Gallery, Singapore, and Australian Art Resources in Melbourne, Icon Museum of Art at Deakin University Melbourne, 2007.

Participated in many group exhibitions, such as, The Lorne Sculpture Biennale, 2016, Lorne, Victoria, McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award, 2010, McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Victoria, The Lorne Sculpture Exhibition, 2007, Lorne, Victoria, Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, 2006, Werribee Park, Melbourne, Contempora 2, Docklands Festival of Sculpture, 2005 at New Quay, Melbourne, Victoria, Shanghai Art Fair, 2004, Shanghai, China, McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award, 2003, McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Victoria, Oblique Shadows, at Sculpture Square, Singapore, 2002, Volume and Form, Singapore, 1999, The Second Landing at the National Gallery Of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australian Art Fair, Melbourne, Victoria, Sculpture 6.7 and 9, 1994 to 1996, at Robin Gibson Galleries, Sydney, NSW, Australian Sculpture Triennials, 1981 and 1984, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Mildura Sculpture Triennials, 1980 to 1988, Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura, Victoria, Co-organiser of the 15 Sculptors, Travelling Exhibition, 1980, to the NGV, Benalla Art Gallery, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Hamilton City Art Gallery, Wollongong Art Gallery, Mildura Art Gallery, and the Adelaide Festival Centre Gallery.

The work is represented in numerous public and private collections in Australia, as well as overseas. These include, Silence, 2001, commissioned by MAB Corp for Docklands, New Quay precinct, Melbourne, Bird Totem, 1988, an AMP commission for George Street, Sydney, Opus 10, 1992, commission for the Commonwealth Bank at the World Trade Centre, Sydney, The Oldest Man, 1991, for Wollongong University, NSW, Source, 2005, commissioned by the City of Darebin for Bundoora Park, Compilation, 2003, Deakin University, Burwood Campus, Art Bank, collection, VCA collection, Singapore Art Museum National Heritage Board collection, 1999, Latrobe Valley Arts Centre collection, Mildura Arts Centre, 2015, Mildure, Victoria, Maquarrie University Sculpture Collection, 2015, Sydney, NSW.

Awards include, Arts Victoria International Cultural Exchange program award, Sculpture prize, the Victorian College of the Arts, Winner Boma Rider Hunt National sculpture competition, Winner of the Regional Artists Award at the Lorne Sculpture Exhibition 2007.

Selected reference to the work can be found in the catalogue for the Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, 2006. The McLelland Gallery Survey and Award catalogue, 2003-04. Sydney's Sculpture, Art In Our Environment by Ann Lumley, 1990, The Second Landing catalogue published by the Erasmus Foundation for The Netherlands-Australian Cultural Society Inc, The World Expo '88, collection publication, Brisbane Australia, Who's Who of Australia Visual Artists, NAVA, Australian Sculptors, by Ken Scarlett, Australian Sculpture Now, the catalogue for the second Australian Sculpture Triennial, National Gallery of Victoria by Graeme Sturgeon, Australian Artists, by Max Germaine 1985, Arts National, volume 26, No 2, Sculpture at Expo, by Stephen Rainbird, Crafts Arts International, issue 13, 1988, 500 X ART IN PUBLIC, by Braun Publishing AG, 2012, page 120, Deakin University Art Collection, A Selection of Works, 2017, page 30.

Exhibition write ups in most Australian daily newspapers as well as Singapore and Shanghai, including many art magazine publications, by eminent art critics, such as Elwyn Lynn, John McDonald, Ken Scarlett, Graeme Sturgeon, Hendrik Kolenberg, Megan Backhouse, Richard Wells, Sian.E.Jay, Marie Geisler, Rachel Jaques, Gary Catalano, Bronwyn Watson, Pyo, Christopher Heathcote, Ashley Crawford, Victor Griss.