About

Brenton Schwab lives and works in Sydney.
Schwab uses drawing, painting, photography and digital works in a multidisciplinary contemporary style of image making. These skills were developed around a passion for experimenting and his search for the abstract. Within this he combines the beauty of nature and a concern for the environment.
In 2016 Schwab moved to Sydney to paint full-time and participate in post-graduate art studies at UNSW A&D.

Studies
2020 Master of Art (anticipated completion), UNSW A&D, Sydney
2005 Diploma of Conservation and Land Management, QLD
1989 Diploma Art, University of South Australia
1982 Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Adelaide University

Relevant Experience
2016 Idris Murphy, National Art School, Sydney
2015 John Wilson, Traditional Landscapes in Oil, Bathurst, NSW
2013 Rodger Crawford Master Class, National Art School, Sydney
2011 Judith White, Mixed Media, Grafton, NSW
2007 Exhibitions Coordinator at Mangkaja Art Centre, WA
2007 Leonie Norton, Botanical Illustration, Mittagong, NSW
2005-16 Bush Regenerator, Team Leader/Supervisor, Qld
1996-2006 Designer/Producer of Handmade Ceramic Tiles, Qld

Solo Exhibitions
2018 A New Way of Seeing, Disorder Gallery, Sydney
2017 Transition, Rubicon ARI, Melbourne
2016 open studio art sale, 2wks in September, Mudjimba, Qld
2016 30×30, The Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy, Qld
2009 Six Months, The Organic Cafe Maroochydore, Qld
2008 The Organic Cafe Maroochydore and Envy Cafe Cotton Tree, Qld
2001 Seaview Art Gallery, Moffat Beach, Qld
2000 Installation, ‘Splash’ Chambers Island, Maroochydore, Qld
2000 Frangipani Gallery, Maroochydore, Qld
1990 35mm Slide Series, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide SA
1988 Coastal Photographs, GS Gallery, Willunga, SA

Group Exhibitions
2019 Everyone’s Backyard, Creative Space, Sydney
2017-19 resident studio artists, CRE8TIV Studios and Gallery, Sydney
2016 CRE8TIV studio open day, CRE8TIV Studios and Gallery, Sydney
2015 Taste of Art, Friends of Noosa Regional Gallery, Qld
2014 Library Exhibition, Friends of Caloundra Regional Gallery, Qld
2011,12&13 Annual Exhibitions, Rosebed Street Gallery, Qld
2007 Easter Exhibition, Eumundi, Qld
2005 Passionfruit Gallery, Maroochydore, Qld
2005 Envy Cafe Cotton Tree, Qld
2004 Passionfruit Gallery, Maroochydore, Qld
2004 Envy Cafe Cotton Tree, Qld
2003 Vivid, Noosa Regional Gallery, Qld
2003 First Exposure Gallery, Maroochydore, Qld
2002 Noosa Tango, Noosa Regional Gallery, Qld
1993-2002 Sunshine Coast Council Art Competitions, Qld
1999 Installation, Sustainable Urban Living Expo, University of Sunshine Coast, Qld
1999 Doggett Street Gallery, Brisbane, Qld
1996 Local Artist, Noosa Regional Gallery, Qld
1994 Impact Gallery, Maleny, Qld
1993 Santas Stocking, Noosa Regional Gallery, Qld
1992 Members Exhibition, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia
1992 Fundraiser, Restless Dance Company South Australia, Adelaide
1991 Members Exhibition, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia
1991 Annual Exhibition, Royal South Australian Society of Arts
1988 Fundraiser, Chinese Students Association, Adelaide

Prizes
2017 Finalist Exhibition, Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, Sydney
2013 Finalist Exhibition, Kenilworth Painting Prize, Qld
1988 1st prize photograph, Brighton Council Art Exhibition, Adelaide, SA

Commissions
1990 Commissioned Photographs, Tourism South Australia