Documentation


Sydney Ball, The Colour Paintings 1963-2007

Travelling Exhibition 2008-2009,
Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest,
Emu Plains, 2008


Current Exhibition







Sydney Ball, The Colour Paintings 1963-2007

Travelling Exhibition 2008-2009,
Samstag Museum
Adelaide South Australia, 2009


Recent Exhibition



Recent Exhibition


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012 Sydney Ball, Infinex II Series, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2011 Sydney Ball, Infinex Series + Structures 4, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2010Sydney Ball, New York Stain Paintings + Structures 3, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2009 Sydney Ball,   Structures 2, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
Sydney Ball,   The Colour Paintings 1963-2007, Travelling Exhibition, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide, SA
Sydney Ball,   The Colour Paintings 1963-2007, Travelling Exhibition, McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Melbourne, VIC
2008 Sydney Ball,   The Colour Paintings 1963-2007, Travelling Exhibition, Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest, Emu Plains, NSW
2007 Sydney Ball,   In Light of Colour 1965-2008, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Sydney Ball, Structures 2, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2006 The Stain Paintings 1970-79,   Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2005 Sydney Ball, Structures1 Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art Gallery, Sydney,NSW
2004 That Which colours space, BMG Art, Adelaide, SA.
2003 Modular Paintings 1968-69 + Canto prints edition Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Sydney Ball: Painting with a View to Landscape, Solander Gallery, Canberra, ACT
2001 Sydney Ball: Painting with a View to Landscape, Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
Sydney Ball: Painting with a View to Landscape, Michael Carr Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2000 Sydney Ball: Vermeer's Mirror, Solander Galleries, Canberra, ACT
1999 Sydney Ball: Defining Journeys, Anima Gallery, Adelaide, SA
1998 Sydney Ball: Enigmas and Variations, Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
1996 Sydney Ball: Images From Along the Way (A Tribute to Alexandra David-Neel), Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
1995 Sun Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1994 Sydney Ball: Vermeer's Mirror, Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
1993 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
1990 Sun Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1989 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
1988 Bicentennial Festival, Perth Gallery Dusseldorf, Perth, WA
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, NSW
1987 Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, NSW
Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
Survey Paintings 1985-86, Wollongong City Art Gallery, Wollongong, NSW
1986 Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, NSW
Solander Galleries, Canberra, ACT
1985 Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, NSW
Gallery Dusseldorf, Perth, WA
Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
1984 Bonython Meadmore Gallery, Adelaide, SA
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, NSW
Solander Galleries, Canberra, ACT
1983 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, NSW
1982 Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, NSW
Solander Galleries, Canberra, ACT
1981 Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, NSW
Prints and Drawings, Tynte Gallery, Adelaide, SA
1980 Solander Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Axiom Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
1978 Contemporary Art Society, Adelaide, SA
Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1977 Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1976 Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne, NSW
Survey Exhibition, St John's Cathedral, Brisbane, QLD
1975 Solander Galleries, Canberra, ACT
Greenhill Galleries, Adelaide, ACT
Survey Exhibition 1965-75, Newcastle City Art Gallery, Newcastle, , NSW
1974 Chapman Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
1973 Bonython Galleries, Sydney, NSW
1971 Bonython Galleries, Adelaide, SA
1969 John Gild Gallery, Perth, WA
Bonython Galleries, Sydney, NSW and Adelaide, SA
1968 South Yarra Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
1967 Bonython Galleries, Adelaide, SA
Prints and Sculptures, Strines Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
1966 South Yarra Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
Watters Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1965 Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, VIC
1964 Westerly Gallery New York, U.S.A


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013 SSFA13, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney, NSW.
2012 60's Explosion; Macquarie University, New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.
"Contempories" Exhibition; Recent Acquisitions, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.
Abstraction 10, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
Melbourne Art Fair ; Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
SSFA12, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney, NSW.
Australian Hard Edge & Colour Field Paintings & Sculpture; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA.
2011 “Forever Young “ : 30 Years of the Heide Collection; Bulleen ; Vic.
Art Stage, Singapore; Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Singapore.
Recent Past; Australian Painting of the 70s and 80s.
The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA Museums and The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA.
SSFA11, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney, NSW.
2010 SNO Gallery Group Exhibition 57, Marrickville NSW.
SNO Group, Gallery 9, Sydney, NSW.
Abstraction 9, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
Placed and Spaced, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
SSFA10, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney, NSW.
Abstraction - Form + Content; Cowarra Art Space; Charles Nodrum Gallery,VIC.
2009 Abstraction 8, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
"Reductive", ACGA Gallery, Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC.
Tackling "THE FIELD", Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.
After "THE FIELD", Peter Pinson Gallery, Sydney, NSW.
SSFA09, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney, NSW.
"Gendered Abstraction", Sydney Ball & Lesley Dumbrell, George Petelin Gallery & CAPS, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD.
2008 SSFA08, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney, NSW.
"This Way Up: Abstract Works from the La Trobe University Collection", La Trobe University Art Museum, VIC.
"Rubrik": Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
2007 2007 The Year in Art, S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Abstraction 6, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
SSFA07, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney, NSW.
Often Spotted Rarely Seen.. Celebrating 40 years of Collecting. La Trobe University Art Museum, La Trobe, Victoria.
Australian Abstraction 1965-1985 from the collection of Art Gallery of New South Wales.
2006 SSFA06, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney, NSW.
New to the Modern-Heide 25 Years on, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen Victoria.
Big Paintings, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Perth, WA.
SNO Gallery, Group Exhibition 20 , Eastaway, Butroni, Ball, Jan, Kammerling, Konsortium : Breuer, Freytag, Munch; Marrickville NSW.
SNO Gallery, Group Exhibition 14, Marrickville NSW.
2005 SNO Gallery, Group Exhibition 9, Panatteri, Andrews, Eastaway, Ball, Mosset, Marrickville NSW.
SSFA05, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney NSW.
6 Years Abstraction, Tarrawarra Museum of Art, VIC.
2004 Fresh fields, The Charles Nodrum Collection, Macquarie University Art Gallery, North Ryde NSW.
2003 Ten, Sarah Cottier, Sydney NSW.
Abstraction 3, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
2003 The Year in Art, S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney
This was the future - Australian Sculpture of the 50s - Today, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968-2003, Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria
Art 34, Basel, Switzerland, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
Australian Masters, Solander Gallery, Canberra
2002 Paperwork 2, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
2001 Australian Art: The '60s til Now, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney
Australian Colour Field and Hard Edge Painting of the 1960s and 1970s, Art Gallery of New South Wales Sydney, NSW
Australian Masters, Solander Gallery, Canberra
Inside and Out: Sculpture from the Collection, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, VIC
1999 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Three Generations, Solander Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Collage, curated by Professor Jenny Zimmer, Smyrnios Gallery, Melbourne
Artifice: The Heide II Decades, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
1998 Geometric Painting in Australia 1941-1997, University Art Museum, the University of Queensland, Brisbane
Sydney Ball, Dale Hickey, David Rankin, Andrew Christofides and David Serisier, Robert, Steele Gallery, Adelaide
1997 I Had a Dream, Australian Art in the '60s, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Swingtime-East Coast Works from the 1960s-70s, The University of Western Australia, Perth
1992 Sydney Ball & Hoon Kwak, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1991 Tribute to Ian Fairweather, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1990 Circa 69 AD, Contemporary Art Centre, South Australia
1989 3rd International Contemporary Art Exposition, Los Angeles, U.S.A
1988 Contemporary Australian Art Houston International Festival, Houston, U.S.A
International Art Exposition, Chicago, U.S.A
1987 Surface for Reflexion, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Second International Art Exposition, Los Angeles, U.S.A
1986 International Art Exposition, Chicago, U.S.A
Paradoxical Abstraction-New Paintings, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
Field to Figuration: Australian Art 1960-1986, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Backlash: the Australian Drawing Revival, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1985 Australian Art in our Time, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Tennessee, U.S.A
1984 The Australians, CDS Gallery, New York, U.S.A
The Field Now, Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne
Selections from the Chartwell Collection, Hamilton Art Centre, Hamilton,New Zealand
1983 The John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize 1983, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Australian Perspecta II, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
The Wrong Place: Five Sydney Painters, Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart
Twelve Australian Painters, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
1982 Visions in Disbelief: 4th Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
The Seventies: Paintings and Tapestries from the Collection of the National Australia Bank, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1981 Visions After Light: Art in South Australia 1836-1981, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
1979 "Three Colour Artists": Sydney Ball, Virginia Cuppaige, Max Gimblett. Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.
1978 Artists from Australia, Powell Street Gallery at Cunningham-Ward Gallery, New York, U.S.A
1977 Australian Colourists '77, Western Australian Institute of Technology, Perth, Painting purchase award
1975 Ten Australians, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
1974 Expo '74, Spokane, U.S.A
First Biennale of Sydney, Sydney Opera House Gallery, Sydney
Ten Australians, International tour: Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Institut fur Aslandabeziehungen, Stuttgart; Galleria Internazionale, Milan; L'Accademia dell' Arte e Disegno, Florence; Palazzo Braschi, Rome, Ca' Pesaro, Venice.
1972 Trustees Invitation Prize, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane (winner)
Australian Paintings of the Past 20 Years, London and Sydney
1968 The Field, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Georges Invitation Art Prize, Georges, Melbourne (winner)
1967 Contemporary Australian Painting, Los Angeles, San Francisco, U.S.A
The Mertz Collection, Art Gallery of South Australia and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, U.S.A,
and Museum of Art, University of Texas, U.S.A and National American tour.
Corio Prize Invitation Exhibition, Geelong Art Gallery, VIC (winner)
Contemporary Australian Painting, New Delhi, India
Benalla Invitation Prize, Benalla Art Gallery, VIC, (Acquired through the prize)
Directions, Arts Council of Australia, Canberra
1966 Contemporary Australian Drawing, Newcastle City Art Gallery, NSW
Wardle Invitation Exhibition, Perth. (Special prize winner)
1965 The Mirror-Waratah Invitation Prize Exhibition, Sydney (winner)
1964 The New Edge, Andre, Huot, Barry, Norman, Ball, Westerly Gallery, New York, U.S.A
Drawing 64, Greer Gallery, New York, U.S.A
The New York Scene, Travelling Exhibition, Bates Gallery, Edinboro, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A
American Drawing Now, Westerly Gallery, New York, U.S.A


PRINTS EXHIBITIONS

2008 Sydney Ball,   Prints: Canto and Stain, 1976-2000, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art Gallery, Sydney
1989Sydney Ball: A Jubilant Light: A Survey of Prints 1964-1988, Wollongong City Art Gallery and tour-Orange Regional Art Gallery, Garrick Hill Museum, Adelaide, SA
1988 Tenth British International Print Biennale Exhibition, Bradford, UK, then national tour-Aberdeen, Cardiff, Coventry, Edinburgh, Ipswich, London, Poole, (two Purchase Print Awards).
Bicentennial Collection: A Portfolio of Australian Artists, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, NSW
Prints and Australia-Pre-settlement to Present, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, ACT
1982 Woodcut 1905-1989, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney and Lewers Bequest and Penrith Regional Art Gallery, Emu Plains, NSW
Recent Australian Screen Prints, National Australian State Gallery Tour
1981 Recent Serigraphs, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1980 Fifteen Australian Printmakers, Print Council of Australia, Brisbane, QLD
1978 Australian Printmaking, National tour of Sweden
Print Purchase Awards, Caulfield Art Center, VIC, (Purchase Print Award)
Screen Prints, Printmakers Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
Print Council of Australia Exhibition. Awarded the Patron Print Commission
1977 National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart (Purchase Prize Award)
Australian Printmakers, Sydney, NSW
Alice Springs Art Awards: Print Exhibition, Alice Springs, NT (Purchase Print Award)
1976 Outlines of Australian Printmaking, Ballarat City Art Gallery, VIC, (Print Aquisition)
1975 Twentieth Century Graphics-A Selection from the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA
1974 Bonython Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1972 Printmaking in Australia 1912-1972, Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW
1968 6th International Biennial Exhibition of Graphic Art, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
1967 Print Council of Australia, Print Prize
1966 Australian Print Council Survey, National Australian tour


COLLECTIONS

Adelaide Festival Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut, U.S.A
Alice Springs Art Foundation, Alice Springs, NT
American Express Art Foundation, New York, U.S.A
Armidale City Art Gallery, NSW
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.
Artbank, Sydney, NSW
ANZ Banking Corporation, Melbourne, VIC
Auckland Art Gallery - Chartwell Collection, NZ
Australian Broadcasting Commission, Adelaide, SA
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs.
Australian National Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Ballarat City Art Gallery, VIC
Bathurst Regional Gallery, NSW
Brazilian Embassy, Canberra, ACT
BHP Collection, Melbourne, VIC
Benalla Art Gallery, VIC
Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC
Caulfield Municipal Art Collection, Melbourne, VIC
Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT.
Christchurch City Art Gallery, New Zealand
Christensen Collection, Perth, WA
College of Fine Art Collection, University of NSW, NSW
Curtin University, College of Art, Perth, WA
Deakin University, Melbourne, VIC
Dickson Rothschild Collection, Sydney, NSW
Edith Cowan University, Perth, WA
Eyton on Yarra Estate Collection,VIC
Family Law Court, Canberra, ACT
Fremantle Arts Centre, WA
Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong, VIC
Gold Coast City Art Gallery, QLD
Griffith University, Griffith QLD
Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen, VIC
Holmes a'Court Collection, Perth, WA
Holmes Glen Institute of TAFE, Melbourne, VIC
Irving Deal Collection Dallas Texas,U.S.A.
Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth,WA
Kuringai College, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW
Latrobe Valley Art Gallery, Morwell, VIC
La Trobe University, Geelong, VIC
Leeuwin Estate Collection, WA
Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW
Mildura Art Gallery, Mildura, VIC
Monash University, Melbourne, VIC
Munsen-Williams-Proctor Arts Centre, New York, U.S.A
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, NSW
Museum of Modern Art, New York, U.S.A
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
Murdoch University, Perth, WA
Muswellbrook Art Gallery, NSW
National Australia Bank, Melbourne, VIC
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Newcastle City Art Gallery, NSW
New South Wales Government Collection, NSW
Parliament House Collection, Canberra, ACT
Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest, Emu Plains, NSW
Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, WA
Print Council of Australia, Melbourne, VIC
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
Queensland Arts Council, Brisbane, QLD
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD
Rural and Industries Bank, Perth, WA
RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC
State Bank of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
State Bank of New Zealand Collection
Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyongju, Korea
Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, NSW
Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Tarrawarra, VIC
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Tas
The Art Centre, Melbourne VIC
The University of Melbourne, VIC
The University of New South Wales, NSW
UBS Collection, Sydney, NSW
University of Canberra, ACT
University of New England, Armidale, NSW
University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA
University of Western Australia, Perth, WA
Val Morgan Collection, Melbourne, VIC
Wollongong City Art Gallery, NSW
Private collections throughout Australia, U.S.A, France, UK, Canada, Korea and Malaysia.