James Drinkwater (1983) studied at the National Art School, Sydney (2001) and has held solo exhibitions since 2004 in Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle and internationally in London and Singapore. His work has been included in group exhibitions throughout Australia and internationally in Berlin, Leipzig and London. Drinkwater has been awarded the Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship (2014), the John Olsen National Art School Life Drawing Prize (2002) and has been a finalist in the Wynne Prize, Sulman Prize, John Glover Art Prize, Paddington Art Prize, Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Dobell Drawing Prize and the Salon de Refuses. He has undertaken international residencies in Germany, Kenya, Paris and Tahiti. Drinkwater’s work is held in the collections of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artbank and several significant regional and tertiary collections.
JAMES DRINKWATER SEMI-FINALIST IN DOUG MORAN NATIONAL PORTRAIT PRIZE 2019 WITH ‘PHILIP JAMIESON, I’LL MEET YOU OFF BROADWAY’
JAMES DRINKWATER’S SURVEY ‘THE SEA CALLS ME BY NAME’ CURRENT AT NEWCASTLE ART GALLERY TO 11 AUGUST 2019
JAMES DRINKWATER INTERVIEWED BY CHLOE MANDRYK IN NEW ISSUE OF ART ALMANAC, JUNE 2019
James Drinkwater: the sea calls me by name 30 May 2019 | Chloe Mandryk In speaking with James Drinkwater ahead of a major survey show at Newcastle Art Gallery we explore his porous approach to painting where an intriguing conceptual and material web is crafted, it’s a structure with space for transience, like a dream-catcher.…