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COLIN LANCELEY   Australia   1940 - 2015

Painter, sculptor and printmaker Colin Lanceley was born in Dunedin, New Zealand, arrived in Australia in 1940 and first exhibited his colourful works incorporating three dimensional recycled material with the Annandale imitation realists from 1962.  In 1964 he was awarded the Helena Rubenstein Travelling Scholarship and travelled to Italy. Lanceley lived and worked in London during the 1960’s and 1970’s, returning to Australia in the 1980’s. He held annual exhibitions in the United Kingdom, United States and Europe from 1962, including a solo print exhibition at the Tate Gallery in London in 1976. Lanceley was awarded an Order of Australia in 1990 and was a board member of the National Gallery of Australia from 1995 - 1999. Since 1966 Lanceley has lectured extensively in painting and drawing in the United Kingdom and Australia. His work is held by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; most state galleries and several regional and university galleries. Internationally his work is held in public collections in the United States and Europe including the Tate Museum, London; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; MOMA, New York and the Guggenheim, New York. Monographs on Lanceley’s work were published in 1973 and 1987 and a documentary on his works was made in 1988 for the ABC.


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