Rob McHaffie Biography


Born 1978 Melbourne, Australia. Lives Melbourne, Australia

EDUCATION

2004

Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Visual Art) Melbourne University

2002

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drawing), Victorian College of the Arts

1999

Brighton Bay Art, Design and Photography Programme

 

SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2018

Rob McHaffie: This is Living, Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, Melbourne, Australia

Sea Breeze, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney

2017

Art Basel Hong Kong 2017, Darren Knight Gallery, booth 1c43

2016

After hours, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney

2015

Busts, Brett McDowell Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand

2014

I can still remember how to speak, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney

2013

Farang Mak, Brett McDowell Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand

2012

Let's see how we go, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney

2010

Hope for the Disheveled Seeker, Brett McDowell Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand

2009

step out of character, become yourself, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2008    

Slow me down, USQ Arts Gallery, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

2008   

Small Triumph, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2007

Painting, Gardening and Hiding, Darren Knight Gallery at silvershot, Melbourne

2006

All the trappings, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2005

Still lives, Spacement Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2004

Crumpled Date Paintings, MOP Project Space, Sydney, Australia

A date with half beautiful, TCB Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2003

Calendar Girls, Kings Artist Run Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

22A, by the way, Bus Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Yakadee Yak Yah Yah Yah, with Michell Ussher, Linden Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2002

Sarah with a beard, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Slide, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, Australia

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Award, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria

Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery, QLD, Australia

Annual Edition Exhibition, Bus Projects, Melbourne, Australia

Model, Murray White Room, Melbourne, , Australia

1919 Salon, curated by George Adams, Galerie pompom, Sydney, Australia

2018

Darren Knight Gallery at Spring 1883, Windsor Hotel, Melbourne 1 – 4 August 2018

The Horse, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, The Gallery at Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, Melbourne

Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Caloundra, QLD

2017

Gippsland Print Award, Gippsland Art Gallery, Australia

Julia Gorman, Rob McHaffie, Noriko Nakamuram, Caves Gallery, Melbourne, 

Darren Knight Gallery at Spring 1883Room 55, The Establishment Hotel, Sydney

Drawing, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney

A small show of imperfect paintings, curated by Chris Bond, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne

Unproductive Thinking, Deakin University Art Gallery, Melbourne

The Sunshine Suite (Jon Campbell, Nadine Christensen, Tony Garifalakis, Rob McHaffie, Fiona McMonagle and Richard Lewer) An exhibiition of prints from Sunshine Editions, Melbourne. A collaborative exhibition project between Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney and Hugo Michel Gallery, Adelaide

2016

Local Art Prize, Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, Melbourne

From the Studio: Bayside Artists in Residence, The Gallery at Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, Victoria

Sirens (I Heard Voices In The Night), Gertrude Glasshouse, Melbourne

2015

Beg Borrow Steal,Incinerator Gallery, Victoria, Australia

2015 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, Melbourne, Australia

The Dices, curated by Rhys Lee, Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2014

Incidents Above A Bar (part 3): I Probably Don’t Like You, The Alderman, Melbourne, Australia

Schoolhouse Studios, Melbourne, Australia

Flowers, St Heliers Street Gallery, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, Australia

Spring 1883, Suite 224, The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne, Australia

Basil Sellers Art Prize, Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne, Australia

Volume One: MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney 2012 - 2014

The 2014 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Geelong Gallery, Victoria, Australia

2013

Speculative Spaces, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney

Art & Australia Collection 2003 – 2013, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, Sydney

2012

Art & Australia Collection, MOP Projects, Sydney, Australia

Paintings of Steve’s Paintings, St Heliers St Gallery, Melbourne

Volume One: MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

2011

Jon Campbell, Jennifer Mills, Rob McHaffie, Robert Rooney, Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide, Australia

The Painting Group, Milani Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

Model Pictures: James Lynch, Amanda Marburg, Rob McHaffie, Moya McKenna, Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne.

Art for Nature, Rimbun Dahan Gallery, Selangor, Malaysia

2010

The Painting Group, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, Australia

TCB Art Inc, Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

The Shiloh Project, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

Nobody Knows: Simon Mee, Rob McHaffie, Anne Wallace, Gold Coast City Gallery, Queensland, Australia

The Wallpaper Project, a touring exhibition curated by Simon Mee and William Wilding

Portrait exchange, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne

Twenty20, UTS Gallery, Sydney

Hell’s Bottom Drawer, Hell Gallery, Melbourne

2009

Cross colouring, Joint Hassles, Melbourne, Australia

Visage, curated by Felix Ratcliff, First Draft Gallery, Sydney

texticles - therapeutic text-pieces by men in the community: Simon Zoric, Masato Takasaka, Geoff Newton, Jacob Walker, Alex Vivian, Rob Mchaffie, Ron Adams, Blair Trethowan, Matt Griffin, Lane Cormick, Jensen Tjung, Sean Bailey etc. TCB art inc. Melbourne

Auckland Art Fair, Auckland, New Zealand

A house full of A1 black and white posters, Joint Hassles, Melbourne, Australia

2008

MCA Bella Dinner Art Draw, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

Little Deaths, Apartment, Melbourne, Australia

Drawing a Conclusion, Peloton, Sydney, Australia

Darren Knight Gallery at NEXT - The Invitational Fair of Emerging Art, Chicago USA

2007

All Killer Joint Hassles, Melbourne Australia

Going under, Joint Hassles, Melbourne Australia

Cut ‘n’ paste, Peloton, Sydney, Australia

Relentless Optimism The Carlton Hotel, Melbourne, Australia

This Crazy Love, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia

2006

Gertrude Studios 2006, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne Australia

Primavera 06 - Exhibition of Young Australian Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

Somebody tells someone…, Canberra Contemporary Artspace, Canberra, Australia

The Armory Show Art Fair, New York, USA

Stress less, Rob McHaffie & Lane Cormick, Studio 12, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia

2005

Paperchase Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne Australia

The air between us Gertrude Studios 2005 Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne Australia

I’m travellin’ light’… ‘No, no you don’t travel light, Spacement Gallery, Melbourne Australia

Double Take, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne

Contemporary CCB Auction, Art Gallery of NSW

translation, Gallery 101, Melbourne, Australia

Salon de Freehands, PLAN B @ Seventh, Melbourne, Australia

Jammin’, with Geoff Newton, TCB Art INC, Melbourne, Australia

A portable model of …, Plimsoll Gallery, School of Art, Tasmania, Australia            

2004

Address Book, Bus Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Playing Time Clubs Project Space, October Melbourne

thankyou, thankyou…., Dudespace, Melbourne, Australia

Royale, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Next Wave Container Project, Federation Square Car Park, Melbourne

Sticks and Stones, Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania, Australia

Getting to Know You, Francis Baker-Smith, Sydney, Australia

2003

Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia

Posted by Bus, MOP Project Space, Redfern, Sydney, Australia

Yakkadee Yak Yah Yah Yah, Linden Gallery, Melbourne Australia

Second, Spencer Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Keith and Elizabeth Traveling Fellowship, VCA Gallery, Melbourne

Explorations, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Linden Postcard Show, Linden Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2002

Graduate Exhibition, VCA, Melbourne, Australia

First, Spencer Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Woollahra Traveling Scholarship Exhibition, VCA Gallery, Melbourne

Blackhole, May, VCA Drawing Department

Slide 200 Gertrude St, Melbourne Australia.

2001

Line Up Mansour-Hill Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Proud, VCA, Melbourne, Australia

Campus Art Prize Exhibition, Melbourne University, Australia

PAGE ART

‘The Lovers’ by Catherine Rey, novel cover, published by Gazebo Books 2018

‘Rubic 14 Artist’s Book’ Printed by Uplands Gallery 2003

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2014 - The 2014 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize

2012 - Art & Australia / Credit Suisse Private Banking Contemporary Art Award

2007 - Residency, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

2005Studio Artist, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne

2003 - Linden Postcard Award

2002 - VCA Contemporary Drawing Prize

1999 - VCA Proud Exhibit Framing Prize

COLLECTIONS

Artbank, Sydney

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Bayside Council, Melbourne

Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne

Michael Buxton Collection, Melbourne

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

Stonnington Council, Melbourne

Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Allen Shea, J. Let’s see how we go in Broadsheet, http://www.broadsheet.com.au/sydney/arts-and-entertainment/article/lets-see-how-we-go, 7 September 2012

Backhouse, M. More to boot The Age Review, 2 July 2005

Bland, M. Nobody Knows in Art & Australia, Vol. 48 No. 2, p. 351

Barkley, G. Overlapping Worlds, Art & Australia, Vol. 48, No.2.2011, p.718

Buxton Contemporary Collection, The Michael Buxton Collection, Buxton Contemporary, Buxton Contemporary, University of Melbourne, 2018, p. 114

Clement, T. Suburban Mayhem The Sydney Morning Herald Metro 20-26 October 2006, p 23

Cormick, L. A Date with Half Beautiful, exhibition catalogue, TCB Gallery, Melbourne

Crawford, A. Smart art: Rob McHaffie Australia Art Collector Magazine, Issue 37 – July-September 2006 p.167

Crawford, A. 50 Most Collectable Artists in Australian Art Collector Issue 43, Jan – March 2008, p. 162 – 165

Cresswell, E. Zipper in Relentless optimism catalogue, The Carlton Hotel and Studios, 2007 p. 44

Creagh, S. Spring loaded: Primavera celebrates young art guns Sydney Morning Herald 28 July 2006

Day, C. A short ride in a fast machine cover image, printed by Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces

Day, C. Critical Mass Art and Australia, 2006

Ed. Rob McHaffie, Artist, The Nice Nichehttp://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=813d0778f368ec26eaa122502&id=1974bfc1aa&e=112397f090

Ed. Profiles Art Almanac, September 2004

Ed. 2011 Acquisitions – Purchases in The Ian Potter Museum of Art - Art+Events+Ideas, pub. Uni of Melbourne, January 2012, pp.25-26

Frost, A, Let's see how we go, The Art Life, 13 September 2012

Gibson, P. Busy benefactors Australian Art Collector Oct-Dec 2005

Kiely, A. Draw on inspiration, Vogue Living, January/February 2009, p. 54

Koenig, T. A portable model of…., Plimsoll Galley, Tasmania

Lacy, D. Surreal compositions in The Journal of Australian Ceramics, 50/3 November 2011, pp.34-36

Low, L.A. Crumpled Date Paintings, Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald, 11-12, September, 2004

Lynch, J., Unproductive Thinking, catalogue essay, Deakin University Art Gallery 2017

Malor, D. Sticks and stones exhibition catalogue, University of Tasmania, 2004

McHaffie, R. Make vibes not things: Caroline Anderson A.K.A. Crystal Diamond in Stamm, http://www.stamm.com.au/make-vibes-not-things-caroline-anderson-a-k-a-crystal-diamond/, accessed 10/04/12

Power, L. Still lives The Age Metro, Tuesday 21 June 2005

Radford, L. Dress Sexy in Relentless optimism catalogue, The Carlton Hotel and Studios, 2007 p. 45

Radford, L. Still lives, exhibition catalogue, Spacement Gallery, Melbourne

Seeto, A. Rob McHaffie, interview, exhibition catalogue, Primavera 06, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. 2006

Sorensen, R. Stories hint at a past, capture a present, and leave the rest to us, The Australian, 22 July 2010

Strickland, K. Being contemporary starts to pay off The Weekend Australian Financial Review 22-26 December 2006, pp 40-41

Taylor, R. Sydney artists look  to the east The Sydney Morning Herald Arts Guide pp. 22-23

Triguboff, E. The Art & Australia Contemporary Art Award: Looking Back to the Future, Art & Australia, Vol 47, Autumn 2010. p.422

Vasiliou, L. Review: Rob McHaffie, ACCA MAG 5, www.accaonline,org.au/accamag

Rubik 14, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne